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Three Best and Worst Live-Action 3D Movies

Posted on 04 November 2011 by Charles B. French

I think we can all agree that 3D is now officially a thing. It comes and goes every decade or so and is usually a passing gimmick, but this time it seems to be here for the duration. For now.

When it comes to animated movies, the 3D is usually pretty good, at least from a visual standpoint. However, live action is a whole different animal (probably a lemur) and it’s a lot more hit and miss. And when it misses, you’re sitting in the theater wearing silly glasses wondering whether paying almost double for tickets was really worth it.

My focus is on the 3D itself, as that’s the point of seeing one of these films. I’m there for the spectacle, as are many of you. Thus, this one time I’m going to give other factors a pass.

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FAN MADE: Man Of Steel Poster

Posted on 01 November 2011 by Christian

Check out this artistic looking fan made poster for Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman movie, Man Of Steel, featuring Henry Cavill with cape blowing in the wind.

The fine people over at The Man Of Steel Fan Page have found this awesome looking poster by artist Daniele Moretti for Zack Snyder’s Man Of Steel. The poster features a drawing of Henry Cavill as Superman standing with cape blowing in the wind surveying damage around him.

For a couple more click the source link below to check them out!

Man Of Steel stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Russell Crowe, Laurence Fishburne with Christopher Meloni, Harry Lennix, and will be released on June 14, 2013.

 

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Infographic: Jobs Market of the Apes

Posted on 28 October 2011 by Christian

Planet of the Apes? No, I’m not talking about the movie but the actual possibility of these primates taking over our struggling job market. This infographic shows how this species are being taught and trained to fulfill complex human jobs.

 

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http://www.onlineschools.org/study-break

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Great Skulls in Entertainment

Posted on 28 October 2011 by Charles B. French

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RIP Gamestation 226

Posted on 25 October 2011 by TH3 No08

 

It seems like only yesterday that i brought you home, all shiny with that new console smell. I had waited a long time to pick you up in the hopes that the price on you would come down but I had a pocket full of money and you looked like a orphaned puppy in need of a new home. I remember the first game we played like it was yesterday. we popped in a fresh copy of GTA IV and set out on a great adventure that I still think about to this day. It was a great first couple of months that turned into a great couple of years. What a ride huh?
Truth be told the real reason I bought you wasn’t the great games you promised but the opportunity to watch movies in HD for the first time. We picked up RAMBO and when we popped it in for the first time we were stunned. The picture was amazing. No more silly compression artifacts or low quality AC3 audio for me! We jumped straight into 720p video and uncompressed audio that damn near blew the windows out with that high bit rate and thunderous low end. (I know, I know, 720p was all my tv could handle at the time but that has since been remedied as I know rock the full 1080p plasma. Trust me the wait was worth it.)
You weren’t just a great console/entertainment center you were also a great friend to my kids who have both grown up playing your awesome games. I still remember the first time my 3 year old son and 6 year old daughter went multi-player on Lego Star Wars. I watched in amazement as they got along and played cooperatively on a video game that was graphically light years ahead of anything I could have imagined just a few years ago. In my children’s short time as video gamers they have experienced gaming opportunities that I never dreamed was possible as a child who grew up playing Super Mario Bros and Zelda on a little 12 inch black and white television.
It seems a bit ironic that you died just a few hours into what was one of the most promising new games I’ve played in a long while. Batman Arkham City was just too much for your little processor/Blu-Ray drive to take. So while I will soon replace you I will not be getting rid of you anytime soon. You have now become a 400+ dollar Netflix player who I hope my children will appreciate and take care of when you move off the big tv and up stairs to one of the kids rooms. In closing I’d like to thank you for the hundreds of hours of entertainment you’ve provided my kids and I over the last few years and I look forward to your shiny new replacement who may take your place on my entertainment console, but will never take your place in my heart.

RIP Gamestation 226, The best console a boy could have ever hoped for.

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The Poster Wall: The Woman In Black

Posted on 21 October 2011 by TH3 No08

In his first post Harry Potter role Daniel Radcliffe is going horror in a remake of a British made for tv film. The trailer looks kind of creepy but I’m really digging this poster. What did they see? Why are their eyes scratched out? Who dresses their kids like that? We’ll find out soon enough…

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In this supernatural thriller, Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe), a widowed lawyer whose grief has put his career in jeopardy, is sent to a remote village to sort out the affairs of a recently deceased eccentric. But upon his arrival, it soon becomes clear that everyone in the town is keeping a deadly secret. Although the townspeople try to keep Kipps from learning their tragic history, he soon discovers that the house belonging to his client is haunted by the ghost of a woman who is determined to find someone and something she lost

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More Sequels I Pretend Don’t Exist

Posted on 21 October 2011 by Charles B. French

After my last sequel article, I received a lot of feedback on what was left off the list. (The feedback wasn

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Infographic: Community Bingo

Posted on 20 October 2011 by Christian

For many students, attending community college is the first step for higher education. The characters on the television show “Community” are part of the 40% of U.S. undergrads getting their education at a community college. This unique infographic helps you familiarize the personalities of the people you may potentially see at a community college.

 

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www.onlineassociatesdegree.com

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Infographic: Open Courses For All

Posted on 17 October 2011 by Christian

The cost of college education is more expensive than ever, with 3 out of 4 Americans agreeing that college is too expensive to afford. This infographic details an alternative to college education using OpenCourseWare(OCW), putting higher education in reach of many.

 

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www.onlinecollegeclasses.com

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Poster Wall Special: Hobo With a Shotgun: Poster process

Posted on 14 October 2011 by Christian

So I ran across this very cool blog post by James White, who is an amazing artist.. He goes through his process of doing a poster and happens to do it with a Hobo With A Shotgun theme. It is very cool and if you know me I am a little parcial to Hobo since I first saw it and met Jason Eisner at the Grindhouse 101 Competiton back in 2007. Just to name drop a little… Anyways, enjoy!

 

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Poster For Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D Release!

Posted on 14 October 2011 by Christian

In case you forgot or simply don’t care, George Lucas is here to remind you that the 3D release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is still coming out, and now we have this new poster. Check it out…

Set against the thrilling and exotic backdrop of a

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The Most Well-Written Video Games of the 90′s

Posted on 14 October 2011 by Charles B. French

I started playing video games in the good old days of the NES. And after I performed the usual ritual voodoo to get the cart to work (you had to blow on it, tap it three times, and sacrifice a squirrel) I was usually treated to writing that consisted of

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Facebook University Infographic

Posted on 13 October 2011 by Christian

Social networks have been blamed to negatively affect student academia. On the contrary, other data suggests a positive light on Facebook to benefit students. This infographic depicts how these benefits are being utilized by students to enrich their college experience.

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www.onlinephd.org

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Infographic: How SMS is changing the world

Posted on 11 October 2011 by Christian

The use of text messaging has noticeably been a standard. The rise in convenience of texting has also made an impact around the world. This infographic illustrates the astounding numbers behind text messaging and its implemented uses for medicine, government and banking.

Created by:

www.mbaonline.com

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Patent Evil (Infographic)

Posted on 10 October 2011 by Christian

The rate of new innovation within technology has been exponential, to say the least. So are the lawsuits involving the patents. This infographic depicts how many patents a few major companies own, and the price they are wiling to pay for them.

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www.mbaonline.com

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Media Labs (Infographic)

Posted on 10 October 2011 by Christian

New innovations and discoveries sometimes happen at unexpected times in unexpected places. How do you provide an setting to cater both? This infographic depicts odd combinations for new discoveries, highlighting MIT’s Media Labs.


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How to Get a Job in Tech (Infographic)

Posted on 10 October 2011 by Christian

Google, Apple and Facebook are few of the highly sought out companies to work for, but how often are they hiring and how do you get a job there? This infographic details the types of positions available and what may help land a job at one of these reputable tech companies.

Created by:

www.mastersdegree.net

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The Best and Worst Cartoons for Adults

Posted on 07 October 2011 by Charles B. French

If you grew up in the 80′s or the first part of the 90′s, you know that Saturday mornings were a sacred time. Before Saved by the Bell ruined it for everyone, Saturdays were a time for cartoons. It was a great time to be a child, and it cemented my lifelong love of cartoons. Fortunately, I’m not alone, and in fact, I’m part of a huge demographic of adults who like watching cartoons. However, not all attempts to satisfy said demographic have been successful. Today I’m going to explore the many cartoons made for us grown-ups. I’ll first discuss the horrible abominations that prove the devil walks among us. Then, because I like to end on a happy note, I’ll talk about the cartoons that make the case for a kind and loving God.

Let’s begin with the five worst cartoons:

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Poster Wall Special: 7 New Posters for ‘A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas’

Posted on 05 October 2011 by Christian

With summer behind us and winter steamrolling closer every week, new posters from the upcoming third film in the stoner franchise ‘A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas’ have been released. Set six years after the events that took place in Guantanamo Bay, Harold and Kumar have gone their separate ways. A freak accident and Christmas magic bring the two together again on the hunt for a Christmas Tree to replace the prize winning tree of Harold’s father-in-law. Kal Penn, John Cho and Neil Patrick Harris return together again in theaters November 4th.

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Sequels I Pretend Don’t Exist

Posted on 30 September 2011 by Charles B. French

For my first column, I’d like to talk about sequels. I like sequels. When done right (Spiderman 2) they can expand upon the universe, explore the characters in greater depth than the original allowed, and resolve dangling plot threads from the previous film. When not done well, and sadly this is often the case, they not only are a terrible movie, they retroactively ruin the previous film. (On the plus side, they do allow a lot of actors to pay back what I assume are massive gambling debts.)

Thus, to preserve my sanity and continued enjoyment of the first installment(s), there are sequels I just pretend don’t exist. As far as I’m concerned, these movies were never green-lighted, scripted, cast, financed, catered, filmed, produced, and released. They didn’t happen, and a pox on anyone who tries to shatter my precious illusion. (And yes, I am aware of the irony that writing about movies I pretend don’t exist violates my own rule. I’m sure we can move past it.)

So let’s take a look at some sequels that, after this writing, I will go back to pretending that they didn’t happen. They can rejoin all my other repressed memories. They’re having a party and want these memories to bring Jenga.

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