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Robert Downey Jr. has been touted as the perfect choice to play Tony Stark. When I first saw the trailer I was doubtful about that choice. I always pictured StarkReview: Iron Man

Though it didn't do too well in the box office, this movie worked for me - all the way until the last scene. The end was the one place whereReview: Firewall

I just finished recording with my wife the inaugural edition of my completely new and wonderful conception: the "Things I didn't blog about but should have" podcast. That's right, you canComing soon...

I wanted to follow up on a couple of posts I made (long ago) about web conferencing. Figured it was about time I got back to it. I had the occasionFree web conferencing - ups and downs

We've all wanted to take part in a big-budget movie, right? Sure we have. And now you have the opportunity to do just that! Sort of. The movie is Star Wars.Grab your 15 seconds of fame!

Okay, after my last post I got sucked into the world of lightsabers on YouTube and ran across these two series: Three in the Afternoon (and the upcoming sequel, Six inMore Jedi Fighting

I don't know about the girls out there, but I know every teenage boy has wondered what it would be like to have super-powers. What would you really do with them?Review: Chronicle (2012)

I Googled my head off for help with this last night and couldn't come up with anything, so I thought I'd put this out there for those of you whoFixing published audio problems in Captivate 2

CLO: Survey: One-Third of Candidates Commit a Top Interview Don’t This article is aimed at executive search interviews, but most of it really applies to any interview. Make sure you don'tInterviewing mistakes

Once or twice a year I get the opportunity to play poker with some friends. Supposedly, one of those opportunities is coming up in the next couple of months (right,Poker face

Joe Mack owns HostPC, the company that hosts this site. He just started a new venture, called Yareo, that will become the parent company for HostPC and other internet serviceCongratulations, Joe

My parents came out for the weekend, which means (among other things) free babysitting. That, in turn, means movies! My wife and I saw two movies in a row tonight: GreenReview: Green Lantern / Super 8 Double Feature!

Reality TV has taken a wacky turn, but I think it's a turn for the better - at least in some ways. I am really not a fan of Reality TVSuperheroes in reality (tv)

Best Easter Bunny cartoon ever. Bar none. Bring on all contenders. Hope you have a happy Easter.Happy Easter Rabbit, Hooray...

Yeah... somebody had too much time on their hands. Still, it's kinda fun. [caption id="attachment_1180" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="created by Kris Staub - click for larger version"][/caption] You can even buy a print ofSci-fi Periodic Table (TV and Movies)

TIDBABSH 2: Part 2: Return of The Australian

If you thought he was gone, you weren’t paying attention.

He’s back! He’s opinionated! He’s Australian! He’s spent more time thinking about pop culture than is probably healthy!

And that last bit actually pays off in this, the second half of our conversation, as Lee Sargent and I concentrate on pop culture and movie/TV news and rumors, including a run down of why Wonder Woman’s shorts are annoying, which Pixar films shouldn’t get sequels (but . . . → Read More: TIDBABSH 2: Part 2: Return of The Australian

Review: Green Lantern: First Flight

Green Lantern – First Flight

With characters that have as huge of an existing storyline as Green Lantern, it’d be easy for a movie like Green Lantern: First Flight to get lost in trying to add in all the cool stuff and cameos that could be covered. That isn’t the case here. This is a lean movie. At 70 minutes, you could actually argue that it’s too lean. But I still liked it.

Everything . . . → Read More: Review: Green Lantern: First Flight

Superman Returns, but not as expected

Warner will follow Marvel model to develop new superhero films : Slice of SciFi

Superman Returns darker

Ever since Superman Returns was released, rumors were flying about the sequel. Would it happen? Would Bryan Singer return to helm it? Would anybody watch it?

Not long ago (May 7th, in fact), we were hearing that Bryan Singer would be getting Superman: The Man of Steel to theaters in 2009 with wall-to-wall action in a sequel . . . → Read More: Superman Returns, but not as expected