Emmerich and Anderson are bad, but they're at least one level above the rest of those. I'd say Bay in general too, but only because his smaller budget work is pretty good (The Rock, Pain and Gain), obviously given a Star Trek sized budget he'd crash it. » 12/19/14 8:36am 12/19/14 8:36am

I'm no Rose fan, but I wouldn't be that harsh. She beats Dodo, Ben, Polly, Adric, Turlough, Peri, and Mel pretty handily at least, which is a good chunk of companions, and there are a couple others I'd rate her over too. She's way overrated by some circles, but far from "worst". » 11/24/14 3:16pm 11/24/14 3:16pm

Look, who gives a shit about the affirmative action involved if it gets a giant talent like MacLaren finally getting the recognition she's due. It doesn't matter in a contextless vacuum, but in the context of a world stacked against women, who have historically found it near impossible to be directing large budget,… » 11/12/14 9:35pm 11/12/14 9:35pm

Honestly, the whole argument kind of falls apart when you realize how much of a juggernaut Cartoon Network is now, creatively and commercially. Adventure Time and Regular Show rake in huge bucks for them, and Steven Universe, Gumball, Uncle Grandpa, and Clarence, maybe, are nice successes for them too. So much that… » 11/06/14 4:44pm 11/06/14 4:44pm

"Disney was struggling to let a woman CO-direct a movie that was her idea in the first place". I agree with you philosophically, but this is awfully misleading. Jennifer Lee had no ambition to direct Frozen originally, she was just hired as the screenwriter, part of a much larger process of conception and reinvention,… » 10/24/14 11:32am 10/24/14 11:32am

It's not really a truncated production. Disney films take around a year to animate I believe, so this is really just two years less of pre-production. All that means is Disney is more satisfied with the story of this film where it is right now than what was originally planned there (Nathan Greno's Giants). » 10/20/14 4:49pm 10/20/14 4:49pm