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

While all of this is kind of true, the main reason you won't see Orphan Black in Emmy nominations is simply because of the way the voting works: Basically, the more people your network has in the Emmy voting pool, the more likely you are to get a nomination. BBC America is simply not a big enough network, literally:… » 7/11/14 8:21am 7/11/14 8:21am

You completely contradict yourself here: You open with: "We see Yashida for all of 60 seconds—not nearly enough time to become invested in the character. It would have been so simple to extend the initial scenes just a little bit to show that Yashida was a kind, but conflicted soldier." » 7/06/14 11:36am 7/06/14 11:36am

He tends to be considered a bad director less because of his visual sensibilities, which are normally (and rightly) praised, and more because of his complete lack of grip on his story and themes and even less grip of his own psyche. He takes a "kitchen sink" approach to everything he does, throwing in any visual and… » 7/03/14 10:01am 7/03/14 10:01am

He has an OK eye for action (sometimes) and a pretty cool visual style (sometimes) and he seems to get a really good performance out of a cast, but I really wish he would work with writers who don't fucking suck: Lindelhof, Kurtzman, Orci- all truly terrible. » 6/27/14 1:48pm 6/27/14 1:48pm

I'd heard rumors that Wright's script had Scott Lang playing too much of an anti-hero for Marvel, who wanted to remove the grey areas of his character. Which may explain the need to include this Big Bad so that they had a reason to team up. It also would explain why Wright's script was a mess by the end, with him… » 6/19/14 3:44pm 6/19/14 3:44pm

I spent a while thinking about what it is that I find so distasteful about them, and I think a lot of it has to do with the attitude. They don't come at the discussion from a place of love or respect for the movies, they come at it from a place of distaste and derision. There's a real feeling of contempt for the… » 6/16/14 2:24pm 6/16/14 2:24pm

Ok, so I HATED Man Of Steel. I think its an awfully put together movie, with a terrible script, poor understanding of character, conflicting themes, etc. etc. But for all that, I can't get worked up about the massive destruction of Metropolis. In fact, its one of the few things in the movie that makes… » 6/10/14 1:06pm 6/10/14 1:06pm

Man, if you can't suspend your disbelief for long enough to see that that was there to a) establish Clooney's character (comfortable, relaxed, playful), b) show how much more relaxed and practiced he was in that environment and c) show off some of the grandeur of space without breaking the flow of the scene, then… » 5/31/14 8:59am 5/31/14 8:59am