It was solid fun that didn't suffer from too many plotholes, but I agree that it wasn't exactly groundbreaking. That's not a dig against the film, just an observation that the scripts for a lot of other films this year were arguably better. It was still extremely entertaining and a film I was happy to see more than… » 8/30/14 6:24pm Saturday 6:24pm

I'm still in the middle of watching both series (Season 6 for Buffy, Season 3 for Angel) but I would agree that - in general - Angel has the more interesting storylines. However, I'm not too fond of the current arc in Angel (Conner) and I'm kind of intrigued by some of the directions Buffy's taking (particularly with… » 8/30/14 3:13pm Saturday 3:13pm

I'd say First Class is better than the original X-Men. And Days of Future Past is probably the best of the series (although it's part-prequel, part-sequel). Snake Eater (turning to video games) is also better IMO than the original Metal Gear Solid, both in terms of narrative and gameplay value (and Peace Walker's… » 8/30/14 2:53pm Saturday 2:53pm

I can sympathize. I have a friend who can also be similarly aggravating (it's also on Facebook - why does this never seem to happen on Twitter or Tumblr?). He's not what you'd call "conservative" per se and he holds a lot of classically progressive views (he's a good example of why liberalism vs. conservatism is… » 8/29/14 10:59pm Friday 10:59pm

I just finished watching the first season (for the first time). It took me awhile to get into it but damn when Scorpius shows up you can feel the show's quality leap instantly. I've only seen about four episodes with him but he already is way more interesting than all the other Peacekeepers so far. » 8/29/14 9:26pm Friday 9:26pm

Ridiculous anatomy is definitely the worst part but even just the overuse of male gaze in mainstream art is really pretty bad. It's not so much that women's bodies should be hid, it's that the only way they're drawn seems to be to elicit an erotic reaction out of male readers. » 8/29/14 7:47pm Friday 7:47pm

Eh, I'm far away from Moffat's harshest critic (he's a great writer, whatever his problems) but I think the OP has a point. Rose was, to a certain extent, obsessed with the Doctor and so was Martha (although she got over it) but Donna very much wasn't. Nor is Rory for that matter. And the argument about Sherlock is… » 8/29/14 7:02pm Friday 7:02pm

To be entirely fair, it was standard practice for the German military to envision scenarios where they might have to invade anyone and everyone. The principle problem with these plans was not so much that the German Empire was really pumped to invade America (or random country B) but rather that they gave the German… » 8/29/14 12:29pm Friday 12:29pm

I believe Rob Bricken did cover this idea recently in one of his Postal Apocalypse columns but it is an interesting concept, which I think may have some validity to it. The problem, as he pointed out (and I agree) is what will they do when Anthony Mackie wants to retire, assuming Marvel's still making movies (which… » 8/29/14 4:29am Friday 4:29am

I was the same as your brother for a long time. I really, really had a hard time identifying with female characters because I was concerned that doing so would be unmasculine and would be seen negatively by my peers. Looking back now though, I realize a lot of the characters I'm most similar to and can relate to the… » 8/29/14 1:31am Friday 1:31am

My understanding is that the Thule people were fairly hostile towards the Dorset and actually kind of systematically pushed them towards extinction by crowding them out of the more habitable areas. There are Inuit legends that talk a lot about wars between them and an earlier, aboriginal people which have often been… » 8/28/14 6:00pm Thursday 6:00pm