Category Archives: TV and Movies

Review: Cowboys and Aliens

This week my dad and I went on our semi-annual trek to the movies and saw Cowboys & Aliens. Heading to the theater, I had already lowered my expectations, as Rotten Tomatoes had compiled reviews to only 44% positive (i.e. … Continue reading

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New Spidey

This week news came of Marvel Comics announcing a half Hispanic, half African- American teen boy named Miles Morales will be the titular star of Ultimate Spider-Man.  In case you don’t know, Marvel comics has two main Spider-Man comic lines, with Peter Parker … Continue reading

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Christians and Harry Potter

In step with the release of the final Harry Potter movie, The Wall Street Journal has published a good article by Sarah Pulliam Bailey at about how Christians, for the most part, have “warmed-up” to the fantasy series of books and movies. To quickly summarize, … Continue reading

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Catching Up With SeaQuest DSV

Back in the mid-90’s, one of the TV shows I remember watching was SeaQuest DSV.  It was a near-future story about the adventures of the crew of a submarine that roamed our oceans much like the Enterprise did in Star … Continue reading

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Movie Marketing on Facebook

Mashable has an interesting article on how movie marketers are using facebook to connect to potential ticket buyers. Not only are they using facebook and other social media to advertise, but they are becoming quite innovative on ways they interact … Continue reading

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Movies and Parenting

Recently, CinemaBlend published an opinion piece about the message children may take away from the latest Pixar film entitled Parents Beware: Cars 2 May Be Bad For Your Kids. Post author Josh Tyler questions the unintentional lesson to be learned from … Continue reading

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Awards vs. Popularity

Flowing Data recently highlighted an interesting infographic which contrasted the yearly difference between the top ten grossing movies and Academy Award nominations over the past century… What I love about infographics is how easily they can sum up a lot of data … Continue reading

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Cool Stuff for June

As a speculative fiction author and blogger, I try to skip over the typical stuff most spec fic sites cover like upcoming movies and TV, focusing instead on the more esoteric.  But, I’ll make an exception on this one… PopSci … Continue reading

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How to Build a Lightsaber

This is an oldie, but a goodie – something I recently rediscovered.  Last year TechNewsDaily put together a pretty good infographic on lightsabers, including some of the parts used to construct the props used in filming the Star Wars movies … Continue reading

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Cyber Warfare

As a kid I remember watching War Games, staring Mathew Broderick, who as a teenager helps avert a nuclear war about to be started by a computer gone berserk.  It sounds cliche now, but at the time, the plot was quite fresh … Continue reading

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