The original Mulder and Scully dynamic( camraderie/competition/unrequited affections) was the engine of the X-Files. Period. The last movie, as much as I respected the effort, had to try way, way too hard to make anything work. Unless that chemistry can somehow be restarted with the same actors without doing something… » 1/26/15 6:02pm Monday 6:02pm

So, help me out here...Clint Eastwood directs a movie called AMERICAN SNIPER about the real life exploits of an American sniper and there was actually an expectation out there that some deep questions would get asked about what the military does? I'll save up my outrage for something that's actually a surprise. » 1/23/15 3:14pm Friday 3:14pm

Avengers felt very fresh and fun. Part of that, I think, was not delving too deeply into the "world building" and staying connected to the action and the dynamic relationships. I don't know how you continue that without being accused of doing the same thing again, but going too dark doesn't seem to be the answer… » 1/14/15 9:52am 1/14/15 9:52am

I think killing them was wrong precisely because they should have been able to appear again. They were super minor recurring characters and would have warmed up a feature film considerably with a cameo or an inclusion in a subplot. Killing them seemed like a deperate attempt to clean out loose ends that did not… » 12/24/14 5:48pm 12/24/14 5:48pm

And a guy who has never shown an ounce of concern for another soul, let alone a civic concern, will somehow be associated with protests for social justice because he chose this moment to take more lives and go out like the sociopath he is. Could have been yesterday or tomorrow, but he chose this day in his broken,… » 12/20/14 10:56pm 12/20/14 10:56pm

I knew the guy who redesigned the golden Power Girl outfit and he was pretty smug about it. It really was a bro fantasy come true. I am all for having women dress like heroes, but I am so old school, I think it's either superheroes in spandex with some light practical touches, like the new Flash outfit, or I fold. » 12/19/14 7:38pm 12/19/14 7:38pm

As much as these creeps had it in their minds to damage SONY in every way possible, I think this may backfire in some ways. As egotistical, self important douchebags as they can be, I think these media figures are being humanized a great deal by this and, unless more e-mails with racist content will be released, they… » 12/17/14 4:49pm 12/17/14 4:49pm

Pretty sure that the trilogy decision was made way, way above Jackson's head. Studios need some surefire profit these days and Peter Jackson+Tolkien=cash to the bean counters, no matter what he may say in interviews. The studio picks up the tab and calls the shots, IMO. » 12/17/14 10:27am 12/17/14 10:27am