We have a special guest reviewer today with his thoughts on Fox's new animated series, "Napoleon Dynamite." Tom Edwards lives in Raleigh and is a Systems Administrator for a local engineering firm, but also writes for websites like Popbunker.net and Geek Shui Living. He a husband and father of three sons, and describes himself as a baseball and comics geek. You can follow Tom on Twitter at @mrworkrate or read his blog, Buhner Dot Com.
When it comes to TV and films, there’s a concept I like to call the “Titanic Paradox.” It’s when a TV show or film comes out and everyone you know sees it, tells you how great it is, and how you have to see it, so much to the point that you don’t want to watch it, just out of spite. Titanic, the James Cameron opus that told us what would happen if the History Channel and Lifetime ever had a big budget baby, lends its name to the principle.
For me, "Napoleon Dynamite" was one of those films.
2001 Now it’s the Bushes’ turn to leave their home of eight years and to head into the ... well, that remains to be seen. George and Laura Bush have bought a home in an affluent North Dallas suburb. What are the chances that they’ll live as quietly in that sunset as the Clintons have?
Ever wonder how an idea evolves into a cartoon? Here's a look at the rough sketch by N&O cartoonist Dwane Powell and the after cartoon that showed up in Sunday's paper.
Tonight, Cartoon Network premieres a new Batman. And he's not all brooding and conflicted like the one in the movies.
The Batman in "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" is considerably lighter than the movie Dark Knight, although he's not campy like the Batman on the 60s TV show.
He's actually kind of dry, the straight man to the heroes he's paired up with in this animated series, which includes Aquaman, Green Arrow, Blue Beetle, Red Tornado and Plastic Man.
Besides the different tone, this Batman has a different look. It's retro, more like a comic book than a graphic novel.
If you've watched some of the other recent animated Batmans — "Batman Beyond," "The Batman" — you'll recognize some of the voice talent. Diedrich Bader ("The Drew Carey Show" ) plays the hero; Will Friedle, who voiced Terry McGinnis, the lead character of "Batman Beyond" is the Blue Beetle.
Overall, it's fun. A lot of action, quips — the kids will like it, the grown folk will too.
Tune in at 7:30pm and check it out.
Déjà view A look back at a Dwane Powell cartoon that has resonance today
1976 No matter who wins a presidential election, there’s always the small matter of all of those promises made on the campaign trail that will return hauntingly. What promise do you remember from Barack Obama that you think is the least likely to be fulfilled?