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  • Roger Colton

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    Looking in his crystal ball, Roger has a glimpse of an alternate future. Hey! It could happen......
  • Roger Colton

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    A change of pace! Roger has some photos to share......
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    Back from the Silver State, Roger found a few tidbits to share about a place in the middle of nowhere......
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    It's in the mail... that yearly effort. As inevitable as death and taxes, it's Disney after Roger to renew his Premium Annual Disneyland Passport. ...
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    Roger's got another look at all of this nonsense of late. It's what comes when you have time to ponder some of the odder points......
  • Roger Colton

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    Roger weighs in this week with a collection of items from all over the proverbial map......
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    "What if..." Maybe the simplest story point one can come up with? Roger weighs in with a look at Alternative History fiction....
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    Okay, Roger has had a couple of days to let the Macworld thing settle in and so he's back with this week's effort. Read on......
  • Roger Colton

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    It's that time of the year when the Mac faithful gather at Moscone to be wowed by the latest and greatest. Roger is back with a short look at this year's adventure......
  • Roger Colton

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    As the holidays wind down, Roger looks back at how Disney contributed to the success and popularity of a Christmas favorite. Or did it? Read on to find out......
  • Roger Colton

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    If you are among the minions who made the pilgrimage to your local multiplex on Wednesday, Roger is here with amusement to weigh in on the experience. You know who you are, even if you were dressed as an elf......
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    "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..." And after a full weekend at Disneyland, Roger is back with tales aplenty. So, grab that mug of your favorite warm beverage, a holiday pastry treat or three and pull up the comfy chair. It's big and fluffy!...
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    Roger's back this week with another column from all over the map, including a look at his plans for the holidays....
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    Roger's back this week with a cornucopia of items worth sharing. Wind him up and watch the results....
  • Roger Colton

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    Got Travel? You're not alone if the coming week means it's time to grab that luggage out of storage and head off in search of airport delays... Let's join Roger as he contemplates "Are we there yet?"...
  • Roger Colton

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    A year ago, you enjoyed a column from Roger that described a trip down to the Disneyland Resort by Jet Blue. This piece complements that one in a roundabout way. Yes, it's kind of a cop-out, a last minute column to fill this week's page. But why not? Better than empty space! So here we go!...
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    This week, it's off to the wilds of Santa Clara. Where once was naught but swamps and assorted flora or fauna, now is home to a theme park. Roger is back with the tale of an afternoon's expedition. Read on, McDuff......
  • Roger Colton

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    "Welcome Foolish Mortals!" As promised, Roger has a column in the "spirit" of the day. A tale of a mansion, gold and silver, and ghosts from the American West. "So, Look Alive!"...
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    Saddle up to the topic buffet today. Roger has a selection of items from all over the information map for your entertainment. We suggest a delightful glass of your favorite libation as an accompaniment......
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    Roger's headed for the beach at Waikiki... Fruity rum drink and all! Well, almost. Actually en route... The topic drift continues, so plant yourself and listen in....
  • Roger Colton

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    His first JimHillMedia column appeared a year ago on October 8, 2002, and Roger celebrates with a special anniversary bit. In this installment, he relates how some things are best done in the dark. Relax... It's only a look at movies and the places we used to watch them....
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    California's recall election is less than a week away and Roger's still not convinced. So ... what else is new?...
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    Once more, it's topic drift! The baseball season winds down and Roger's at work on a piece along those lines... But first, he's got a look at what he considers the world's best party. And it's no short story, either! So get ready, cause here we go......
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    Another tale of the City from Roger this week. Something on an area that has more to offer than you might think......
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    Sometimes, you get the column. And other times, like this one, the column gets you... It's been an interesting week for Roger ... so, it's a change in plans as he heads off in a completely different direction than expected. Watch out for topic drift ahead!...
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    Out and about on California's I-5 freeway with Roger, soup, Harris Ranch ... and pot roast!?!??! There's a full selection of topic drift and other obstacles along the way!...
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    Roger is back this week with another episode in the series of "Things You Always Wanted To Do, But Never Knew You Could." So Saddle Up! We're burning daylight!...
  • Matthew Springer

    The Essential Geek #10: "Lincoln," They Might Be Giants

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    JHM Columnist Matt Springer returns with a great new article about one of the lesser known aspects of the music world, geek rock....
  • Matthew Springer

    The Essential Geek #9: Joss Whedon

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    JHM columnist Matt Springer pays tribute to arguably one of the best writers and directors working in television today. The guy behind "Buffy The Vampire Slayer," "Angel" and "Firefly": Joss Whedon. ...
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    The Essential Geek #8: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

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    JHM Columnist Matt Springer has just returned (somewhat bleary eyed) from a Chicago sci-fi convention. But -- in spite of his lack of sleep -- Matt still manages to turn in a charming piece about everyone's favorite brain surgeon / rock musician, Buckaroo Banzai....
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    The Essential Geek #7: The Legend of Zelda

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    Matt Springer pays tribute to one of the real classics of video gaming. So let's join him now on a journey back to Death Mountain as Matt looks fondly back at "The Legend of Zelda."...
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    The Essential Geek #6: Die Hard

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    Matt Springer rings in the New Year by flying through a plate glass window while clutching a fire hose. Or -- rather -- he would, if Springer could only recreate his favorite moments from his all-time favorite holiday action film....
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    The Essential Geek #5: The Star Wars Holiday Special

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    Matt Springer is back for the holidays with a not-so-fond look back on one of the more infamous things that George Lucas may have wished he never created. And we're not talking about Jar Jar Binks ......
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    The Essential Geek #4: The Dark Knight Returns

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    Matt Springer returns with a fascinating new essay about (arguably) the best comic book series ever written: Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns." ...
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    The Essential Geek #3: Raiders of the Lost Ark

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    JHM columnist Matt Springer returns with an extremely entertaining essay about George Lucas, whose days as a true "force" in the film world seem to be behind him....
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    The Essential Geek #2: Send Me An Angel

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    Matt Springer returns with a seasonally appropriate story ... a column that people who like vampires as well as great television are sure to want to sink their teeth into....
  • Matthew Springer

    The Essential Geek #1: Secret Origins

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    In the first of what (we hope) will be many stories for JHM, new columnist Matthew Springer talks about the film -- more specifically, the moment in that movie -- that turned him in to the media maven that he is today....
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    The Essential Geek #20: The Empire Strikes Back

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    Matt Springer serves up another great column about a classic motion picture. This time around, Matt discusses what many consider to the very best of the "Star Wars" films: 20th Century's 1980 release, "The Empire Strikes Back."...
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    The Essential Geek #21: Comic-Con

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    In the wake of Jim Hill's recent return from San Diego Comic-Con, Matt Springer offers his own take on that one-of-a-kind event: the Comic-Con International....
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    The Essential Geek #22: High Fidelity

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    Matt Springer is back with a somewhat introspective article. One that tries to explain what makes a geek a geek by examining Nick Hornby's most excellent novel, "High Fidelity". ...
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    "Cars" 's premiere to be held (appropriately enough) at North Carolina racetrack

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    Jim Hill fills you in on Disney's plans to hold an extra-special world premiere for this upcoming Pixar Animation Studios release. Which involves turning the Lowe's Motor Speedway (for one night only) into a giant outdoor movie theatre ...
  • Jim Hill

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    Jim Hill's back with even more answers to your Disney-related questions. This time around, Jim talks about what was almost done with Disneyland's Grand Canyon & Primeval World dioramas, brings us an update on the "Cars" premiere event in North Carolina as well as sharing some info about what Disney Theatrical has been up to lately...
  • Matthew Springer

    The Essential Geek #16: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

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    Matthew Springer "phones home" today to talk about a film that really had a profound effect on young Matty when he was a kid, a flick that still makes him tear up today: Steven Spielberg's "E.T." ...
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    The Essential Geek #17: Battlefield Earth

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    Matt Springer returns with another great column for JimHillMedia.com. This time around, Matt talks about how really bad motion pictures have their own spot in the great circle of cinema....
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    The Essential Geek #18: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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    After revealed that "Lord of the Rings" leaves him cold, Matt Springer talks about a series of books that entertains him every time he reads them, Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."...
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    The Essential Geek #19: Spider-Man

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    Matt Springer swings in with another great column about geekdom. This time around, he talks about what Sam Raimi got right with the first "Spiderman" movie....
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    The Essential Geek #15: "Rushmore"

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    Matthew Springer sings the praises of Wes Anderson's wonderful movie, which features one of the most bizarre love triangles that Hollywood ever dreamed up....
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    The Essential Geek #14: "Toy Story 2"

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    As Matthew Spring's JHM column transitions from a twice-a-month to a once-a-week treat, Matthew looks back with much fondness on his favorite Pixar picture....
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    The Essential Geek #13: Freaks and Geeks

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    JHM columnist Matt Springer returns with a look at this late, great NBC series which -- earlier this week -- finally made its long awaited debut on DVD in an absolutely stunning, must-have box set....
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    The Essential Geek #12: Batman

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    JHM columnist Matt Springer returns with a great new article about his misspent youth. When young Matthew found himself obsessing about the Dark Knight. In particular, Tim Burton's first "Batman" movie....
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