The Animation Adventure — Become a Hero!


My son came home from school recently and I sat him down in front of the TV and told him I had a huge surprise for him. I popped in a DVD and pressed play at the menu and he got to see a 2.5 minute long movie preview featuring his alter ego, D-Man. It was Decker’s face, Decker’s smile, and it was Decker fighting off the bad guy, Hazzardus, and his army, taking down some aerial baddies, and really pulling off the Titanium SUPER-suit. When the movie preview ended, three little words were music to my ears — “Play it again.” Continue reading

We’ve Got Movie Sign! — Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXIX

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With last week’s big reveal that Mystery Science Theater 3000 will be returning to television screens today — National Geographic Channel will air three RiffTrax episodes with Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett reprising the roles of Tom Servo and Crow this very evening — you’d be forgiven if you missed the other big MST3K news: the DVD release of Volume XXIX from Shout Factory. Continue reading

Kid’s Imagination + DreamWorks Animator Dad = Action Movie Kid


What if the living room rug really were lava? What if a light saber at the toy store worked? What if a pretend rocket ship at a playground could really take off? DreamWorks animator Daniel Hashimoto has created a series of imaginative videos, starring his son and a little special sauce called CGI. Continue reading

The New Atlas Headphones — Best of CES 2014

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Headphones get a lot of use in my household. I’ve worn a few out over the years, and a few others have died prematurely due to poor construction. Some have been tossed due to low budget sound or an uncomfortable fit… or both. I’m not an audiophile by any means, but I know what I like when it comes to listening to my music and playing my games. It’s no secret that I’m a BIG fan of MEElectronics sound equipment, and I’ve reviewed a few of their products in the past. So when I read that their new Atlas Headphone was given a Best of CES 2014 award, I had to hear them for myself. Continue reading

Songs for Unusual Creatures: Chinese Giant Salamander

Chinese Giant Salamander

The Chinese Giant Salamander is the world’s largest amphibian and is, well, really big. In this episode of Songs for Unusual Creatures, host Michael Hearst teaches us a bit more about this very unusual creature and plays some very unusual instruments in unusual places. Continue reading