I thought she was a bit cold, too. But then I remembered that she is likely hundreds of years old. She may know how to keep her emotions in check while she gets a read on someone new. Her treatment of Raina made me think that too. She's likely seen many Inhumans who started out as messed up, pissed off people mellow… » 4/08/15 10:54am 4/08/15 10:54am

I'm not sure just how dark the show is willing to go with Ward, but the level of ambiguity surrounding his motivations is deliciously twisted. When Christian admitted that he pushed Ward to torture the younger brother—when faced with being thrown down a well by someone who's just murdered people in front of him—the… » 11/20/14 9:11am 11/20/14 9:11am

How serendipitous! I just watched The Visitation last night, and was thinking the whole while that Nyssa was awesome! Adric and Tegan just seem like dead weight, and they complain like nobody's business. It gets old quick.

Nyssa was essentially a female Doctor for me. Figuring things out, thinking on her feet, not… » 8/25/14 1:32pm 8/25/14 1:32pm

Thanks for the interesting read. I wonder if there should be a bifurcation of the idea of gentrification to better capture the relatively benign gentrification that you describe compared to the malignant gentrification that is used as a tactic in wars on crime and political opposition in major cities in places like… » 8/20/14 12:41pm 8/20/14 12:41pm

Yes. I think it is fun to compare adaptations to their source material, but in the end, each iteration of a tale should be allowed to stand on its own merits.

I have to admit, though, that sometimes I cannot tell if I dislike new versions of things because they really aren't that good, or because they jar and grate… » 8/18/14 8:44am 8/18/14 8:44am

Just saw Gravity on a TV for the first time last night. I am absolutely glad that I saw it in the theater in IMAX and in 3D. If Hollywood makes more stuff that is as technically proficient and well-crafted as that, they needn't worry about losing theater going crowds. There is simply no comparison. » 7/09/14 5:57am 7/09/14 5:57am

I for one loved this account of a visit to the set of a really cool-looking movie. The tidbits about how deeply creatively engaged the director, actors, and others involved in the production were excites me. Let's face it, this movie looks freaking amazing, and we are all as excited as hell to see this many aliens,… » 7/08/14 12:24pm 7/08/14 12:24pm

Love this movie. I am surprised, frankly, that you did not highlight the frog spitting witch. Or the naked singing furniture. Or the giant crystalline bubble casket the queen is buried in.

So much to love in this movie! » 5/27/14 6:53pm 5/27/14 6:53pm

Tattoos are like this generation's brain frazzling LSD trip: something that permanently fucks you up and spells out for all future generations that come across you what dumb shit you got up to in your youth. » 5/26/14 4:23pm 5/26/14 4:23pm

Well, we didn't get the Aronofsky The Wolverine either, but we've gotten over it. Yes, the Wolverine movie they gave us was uninspired, but Aronofsky made a big-budget, post-apocalyptic, mushroom trip version of the Bible story about Noah and his ark instead. No matter which way you slice that cake, the movie he made… » 5/25/14 1:48pm 5/25/14 1:48pm

Cool buildings. But the whole place is so eerie and haunting. The almost total absence of people in any of the pictures suggests a paranoid government society haunted by fear of the world, like North Korea. » 5/16/14 6:07am 5/16/14 6:07am