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Battle of the Airbenders: TV Series vs Film

Battle of the Airbenders: TV Series vs Film

  Avatar: The Last Airbender is an animated series that Nickelodeon aired from 2005 to 2008 that draws heavily from Asian mythology and Anime style.  It’s easy to dismiss this as another Pokemon or Yu-Gi-Oh! or just another goofy Japanese import for little kids.  While definitely in that vein, it is an American production that […]

10 Great Minor Characters on Futurama

10 Great Minor Characters on Futurama

As with The Simpsons, the first animated comedy created by Matt Groening, Futurama populates its universe (in this case, literally) with a variety of unique and entertaining characters.  The principals–Fry, Leela, Bender, et al–are strong enough to please the rabid fans, and certain recurring characters like Robot Santa, Robot Devil, and Lrrr of the planet […]

Bum Rush

Bum Rush

Recently there has been a lot of flak over comments radio and TV personality (is he still on TV?) Rush Limbaugh made regarding law student Sandra Fluke’s testimony in front of Congress regarding contraception being part of President Obama’s health care program.  Typical to form, Limbaugh made outrageous and inflammatory comments, only this time an […]

Meet the Munsters Again

Meet the Munsters Again

With the recent announcement that X-Men and Superman Returns director Brian Singer and Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller are developing an updated version of the ’60’s sitcom The Munsters, re-envisioned as a “visually spectacular hour-long drama,” the Internet was inundated with people screaming that “Hollywood has no creativity” and all the other typical outcries whenever […]

In Defense of 3D

In Defense of 3D

A lot has been made of the recent trend of releasing every blockbuster in 3D, mostly with negative reactions.  People complain that it’s overused, that it’s a marketing ploy meant to take even more of our hard-earned money, that it’s a cheap gimmick with no lasting power, that it makes the image too dark, and […]

A Mixed Bag of Bones

A Mixed Bag of Bones

Bag of Bones is one of Stephen King’s more recent efforts, and is probably not one of his more memorable novels.  It was released in 1998, following other books such as Rose Madder, Insomnia, Desperation, and most importantly The Green Mile.  It’s an enjoyable read, using some of his typical tropes (a writer protagonist, a […]

Stephen King’s #1 Fans

Stephen King’s #1 Fans

There probably has been no other author in history that has had such a success in Hollywood as Stephen King.  To date, over 30 movies plus countless sequels have been based on his novels or short stories (including The Lawnmower Man, which only stole the name of his story), plus King wrote Sleepwalkers directly for […]