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The Top 10 Most Epic Generation I Pokemon

by Todd Blackon April 29, 2016
Nintendo may not be doing so hot as a company right now, but the Pokemon franchise has never been stronger. The next generation is coming via Sun/Moon, the anime is still going on, and the original games that were recently re-released have sold over 1.5 million copies. Add that to the hopefully good Pokemon Go, […]
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Top 5 Most Shocking Moments In The DC Animated Universe

by Todd Blackon February 28, 2016
There was a time when DC Comics had a plethora of classic heroes on TV via their animated series. What started as one, became two, then became a team show, then a team show with an unlimited roster, a future version of a classic hero, and so on. This was the DC Animated Universe, and […]

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Apple Finally Targets Artists With iPad Pro

by Peter Paltridgeon September 9, 2015
When the original iPad made its debut at the dawn of this decade, my first thought was that it would make waves in the art community by finally making Cintiq-like drawing screens ubiquitous and easy to find. Then it turned out the iPad did everything BUT drawing. Your only options were to fingerpaint, or to […]
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Do The Critics Of “Teen Titans Go!” Have A Point?

by Peter Paltridgeon August 3, 2015
Teen Titans Go! is one of those rare shows that responds to its own critics, and last week it fired the biggest shot yet with a cartoon titled “The Return Of Slade.” Slade was the biggest villain of the original Teen Titans series and also its darkest. This title was chosen purely to get bitter […]

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The Simpsons Wants Your Attention Again

by Peter Paltridgeon June 10, 2015
In every news feed I’ve visited this morning, no matter what its focus or theme is, I’ve seen this headline: “HOMER AND MARGE ARE BREAKING UP IN THE NEXT SEASON OF THE SIMPSONS!!!” The actual article within, of course, is safe to point out “but everything will be back to normal in the next episode.” […]
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What Makes A Good Bond Villain?

by Todd Blackon April 12, 2015
I bet you’re asking, “What makes a good Bond villain?” When it comes to struggles of good vs. evil, we many times remember what the hero did to save the day/world/universe. However, truly memorable stories are the ones that have an equally epic villain to challenge the hero. Darth Vader, The Emperor, Voldemort, Sauron, The […]

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Why Doctor Who Can Go Way Beyond 5 More Years On TV

by Todd Blackon April 12, 2015
Recently, Stephen Moffat, who is the current showrunner for Doctor Who, noted that he believes that the show could go on at least five more years. He said that because apparently that’s the current scope he and BBC are thinking about at the moment. But even Moffat concluded that the show could go beyond that. I happily agree […]
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Daniel Craig’s James Bond Is The Best James Bond

by Todd Blackon April 11, 2015
James Bond has been a part of cinema for over 50 years. It is a series with many interpretations of its main character. Those who have portrayed James Bond injected their own style and substance to the British phenomenon that is an integral part of our cinematic history. There is a question though that we […]

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Background Noise – Examining “Big Hero 6”

by Ed Liuon March 2, 2015
Welcome to Background Noise, where we get totally obsessive about stuff and reveal things you might have missed in your favorite animated entertainment. This entry will take a look at Disney’s Big Hero 6, now available on DVD, Blu-ray, and via iTunes, Disney Movies Anywhere, and other digital services. These are the kinds of observations I’d have hoped […]