Overdramatic music and voiceover portenting Big Themes are not a good look on a trailer featuring a man riding a ant. Where's the pizazz and fun this company brought to Guardians? » 1/06/15 8:32pm 1/06/15 8:32pm

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

For all his faults, I'm forever thankful that Moffat gave us essentially a glorified, updated version of the classic Master vs. UNIT stories, nonsensical scheme and all. » 11/08/14 10:02pm 11/08/14 10:02pm

Funny how they both share the same initial joke and ending punchline near exactly, though I give the leg to the Adult Swim version for pushing it so far in so many different directions. » 11/06/14 5:36pm 11/06/14 5:36pm

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

I dunno, I'd rather watch a batshit clusterfuck then another movie about Sarah learning Terminators exist and outrunning one. Better a remix than just a straight remake. » 10/29/14 10:48am 10/29/14 10:48am

"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

Well it's a Whedon movie, so the best part will probably actually be the banter. Though the action already seems like an improvement over the first. » 10/23/14 11:13am 10/23/14 11:13am

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