The question should always come down to "Is it a story worth telling?". Part of that will be related to what's been seen before (eg. we don't need another Batman origin story for a long while) but mostly it's about whether it's going to be entertaining. An origin story is a good way of indulging in the 'why' of the… » 8/28/14 4:31pm Thursday 4:31pm

Not a comic reader, so no ties to the source material (I grew up watching Lois and Clark, so that may show you where my head is at re: the whole thing). I'm not sure 'no jokes' is a good policy for ANY movie... but actually going for gritty is probably quite a smart idea. With Marvel Studios covering the very other… » 8/27/14 5:02pm Wednesday 5:02pm

Partly, I was jesting (not get that from the 49 hours thing?), and partly I was allowing for for FURTHER extended editions. I don't own any of them, but it seemed at a glance that the LOTR trilogy had been extended further for Blu-Ray (although looking again it seems that might just be credits... an additional 45… » 8/26/14 4:44pm 8/26/14 4:44pm

This sounds so much better than what we got. I know 5 is loved, but I've always found the s19 team to be about the dullest TARDIS crew of the series, with the blandly nice Fifth and Nyssa as the weakest elements (I actually enjoyed Adric more than either of those, although in more of a Joffrey way). » 8/25/14 1:41pm 8/25/14 1:41pm

Iron Man is a remarkably strong film for a new studio, yet things could have gone remarkably differently, with as small a change as if they'd put out The Incredible Hulk first. If they had led with that, which would have been a sensible choice as their better known property, it could have taken a hell of a lot longer… » 8/22/14 11:58am 8/22/14 11:58am

Jezebel's improved a lot over the last year (I'm not an avid reader, but I check out any of the Gawker links that intrigue me), but it does still have, say, hotheaded articles, taking the offensive like there's no ambiguity. Not that the lack of gay POV characters isn't worth questioning (it is, particularly in a long… » 8/12/14 4:26pm 8/12/14 4:26pm

I loved Smith's performance by the end of his first episode, and I never really felt he faltered. The writing, on the other hand... I know Moffat can churn out a great series, because he (more or less) knocked it out of the park in 2010. I'm hoping we get a return to that excellence this year (as I've been hoping… » 8/07/14 6:21pm 8/07/14 6:21pm

Could the unthinkable happen, and we actually get an American adaptation of a novel that's better than the British adaptation? It sounds like, at the very least, Landis understands the characters and the novels better than Howard Overman did. » 8/07/14 7:35am 8/07/14 7:35am

It actually seems to be an almost uniquely Star Wars fandom thing, for people to (not unfairly) say their love of the franchise has been diminished by the poor additions. Fans of, say, Doctor Who take it in their stride that there'll be some real shit, but it's not going to stop them (by which I mean us) watching it… » 8/06/14 9:45am 8/06/14 9:45am

Great article, thank you so much for sharing. Question: Is yours the worst kind of colourblind? Leaving aside subjectivity, I mean are there people who see even less colour? I knew someone who was mildly colourblind, but it didn't seem to affect him (he was much older so gaming wasn't really an issue, and I think his… » 8/01/14 6:27am 8/01/14 6:27am