On the upside: Chris Terrio. Man of Steel didn't work primarily because its script didn't work. It was a confused mess of a thing, with no idea what it wanted to do. The guy that wrote that movie (Goyer), has now been relegated to the sidelines, apparently due to Ben Affleck's intervention. Snyder is a great visual… » 10/14/14 3:28pm 10/14/14 3:28pm

Right, but in a thematic sense it was most DEFINITELY a video game. All the frustrations and glories of trying, again and again, to reach a well-defined (albeit more complex than it seemed) goal. Learning with every attempt. Figuring out the flaws in the enemy's defense and abusing it next time. All very much video… » 10/08/14 9:33pm 10/08/14 9:33pm

I was under the impression that RDJ is contracted through to Avengers 3. He signed a 6 picture deal: 3 Iron Man movies, 3 avengers movies. Chris Evans signed the same deal (3 Cap, 3 Avengers), so by the time Avengers 3 comes around Chris and RDJ will both be on their last movie, contractually. So Avengers 3 pt. I will… » 9/29/14 7:20am 9/29/14 7:20am

Censorship is when a person or organization stops you from expressing yourself. This is not what's happening here. What's happening here is that a company hired an individual to do some work, they weren't happy with the work, so they didn't hire him back. He's still free to draw whatever bullshit he wants, but Marvel… » 9/23/14 2:33pm 9/23/14 2:33pm

Not quite the kind of games you're talking about, but I went to a MTG pre-release event for the new Khans of Tarkir block and got absolutely destroyed by everyone else at the event. I spent the rest of the weekend trying to incorporate the new cards into a reasonably competitive deck. » 9/23/14 2:29pm 9/23/14 2:29pm

Two Non genre picks: The Wire pilot is perfect for what it tries to achieve: Introduces the tone, complexity, clever characterization, etc. of the show absolutely perfectly. Unfortunately its the kind of show that builds slowly episode to episode, so any single episode of the show is going to seem a little… » 9/23/14 11:18am 9/23/14 11:18am

People playing console games on TV. They're holding the controller and mashing buttons left right and center, but it has NO bearing on what you would actually be pressing if you were playing that game, nor what's going on on the screen. » 7/28/14 9:31am 7/28/14 9:31am

Its not that its mean, its tedious and prescriptive and nitpicky. And also super ableist. Also yeah, he super talks down to people and assumes that people who don't use "proper English" (note that this includes not using numbers in place of letters) are stupider than those who do. And he comes across as a grumpy, out… » 7/17/14 3:27pm 7/17/14 3:27pm

Because everything you need to play a character is on the page and in the direction. Reading the comics, at best, gives you insight into a character who shares some aspects but is inherently not the same character as the one in the movie. At worst, it gives you ideas that run against the movie's own characterization… » 7/16/14 9:14am 7/16/14 9:14am