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I had the opportunity to visit the blog connected to Oprah's "A New Earth" course on Eckhart Tolle's book. I've been looking at this training experience over the last fewOprah's Online Training - Part 3: The blog

I've talked about Dr. Horrible before. It really is a great little musical. Well, now it's being released on DVD. I've started to shy away from buying DVDs, but IPre-order the Dr. Horrible DVD

Will at Work Learning: Take the Original Learning Research Quiz I took this quiz a couple of years ago after seeing Dr. Thalheimer at an e-Learning Guild event. I thought IInstructional Designers: do you know what you think you know?

So I've been on Google+ (Google Plus) for a little while now. For those who don't know, it's another social media platform, like Facebook. You make a profile, then youGoogle+ is open - is it a better Facebook?

Tonight the girls and I were playing games like Simon Says, Follow the Leader, and Climb All Over Dad Until His Arms Fall Off. We had almost moved into HideWeeping Angels game

Michael Bay takes his crash, slam, bang frenzied filmmaking and applies it to Logan's Run. Okay, it's not quite that useless, but if I'm falling asleep during action sequences you knowReview: The Island

The Podcast Challenge Michael Allen is a very smart guy, and a leader in the world of e-learning. He knows the world of training and has spent a lot of timeMichael Allen's Podcast Challenge

[tag]Christian Bale[/tag], [tag]Michael Caine[/tag], and [tag]Christopher Nolan[/tag] (all of whom worked on [tag]Batman Begins[/tag]) join [tag]Hugh Jackman[/tag] to create one of the best magician movies I've ever seen. Actually, thisReview: The Prestige

John Williams is probably the most well known film composer in history. He owes much of that success to the Star Wars series, but Jaws, Superman, Close Encounters of thePre-prequel-era Star Wars music tribute

How do we create? What takes us from the point where a story, or a song, or a painting doesn't exist to a point where it does exist? How doTuesday TubeWatch: Creativity - Inspiration

I was one of the minority who didn't get out to see Night at the Museum in the theaters. I wish I would have. This is one movie I thinkReview: Night at the Museum

(Man, I'm actually burning through my movie picks this year. This is awesome - big thank you to my parents for babysitting.) Tonight my wife and I settled in for theReview: Captain America

So we've got a new look here at the old blog. Not too drastic, but updated. I'm not finished tinkering, so things might change again soon. See if you canCh-ch-ch-ch-changes...

The preview makes it look like Roslin is the last Cylon, but is that just trailer-trickery? Get your vote in now, before all is revealed next week! (A few names onBSG: The Last Cylon Revealed!

We've got a firm street date for the new Babylon 5 movie! In fact, you can start ordering now!! As a reminder, here's the early description from JMS, as I reportedBabylon 5: The Lost Tales pre-ordering

2011 Movies to Drool Over

I’m a bit behind in putting up my movie list for this year.

Last year’s list was full of promise, but I only got to see 4 of the 21 listed films in the theater. I’ve since brought the total up to 11 with the help of DVDs. I hope to catch the 12th (Voyage of the Dawn Treader) on DVD next week. I’m still annoyed that I missed that one.

And once again this . . . → Read More: 2011 Movies to Drool Over

Review: The Last Airbender

The Last Airbender‘s current ranking on RottenTomatoes.com? 6%

Six percent. In other words, atrocious. Worse than 94% of all movies rated. Horrible. A steaming pile of excrement. Your mother would slap you and make extra appointments with her psychiatrist if she heard you watched this movie.

I watched it anyway.

You know what? It’s not that bad.

Now, don’t get me wrong… it’s not good, either. That script needed some serious work. This is . . . → Read More: Review: The Last Airbender

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra – Review

I should have known. I made the mistake, and I paid for it (literally). I saw Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in the theater. One of the biggest wastes of my time I’ve ever spent money on. It taught me a valuable lesson, though: I learned that it actually is possible to be bored stiff during long, high-technical-quality, eye-candy filled action sequences. Never before had I watched so much stuff blow up and thought “when . . . → Read More: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra – Review

New Transformers trailer is nice but…

Here’s the thing about Michael Bay’s Transformer films: from what I’ve seen, there’s not much plot involved. With this new trailer I was hoping we’d get some semblance of plot or something. I think there is about 3 lines of dialogue in the whole thing, surrounded by a bunch of special effects, frequently in slow motion:

Don’t get me wrong… I love special effects (okay, technically they’re visual effects, mostly). But unless something happens . . . → Read More: New Transformers trailer is nice but…

Tuesday TubeWatch: Super Bowl Movie Roundup

If you were the head of a movie company, which movies would you choose to spend $1.5 million per 30 seconds to advertise during the Super Bowl—an event watched primarily by people who like to watch men running and slamming into each other? Let me give you a hint: it wouldn’t be Wendy and Lucy.

No. You get action. You get slow motion beatings and martial acrobatics. You get fast cutting, adrenaline pushing excitement and . . . → Read More: Tuesday TubeWatch: Super Bowl Movie Roundup