Go further. Not just everybody on every planet, but everybody who has ever been or could ever be on every planet—this should include microscopic life as well as blue whales, and even atmospheric conditions (e.g. A gust of wind). And then you have the number of universes that are theoretically identical to this one in… » 2/01/15 11:09am 29 minutes ago

A musket historically functioned as more than a projectile weapon. I'll take my chances with a grown man carrying a blunt object that also happens to fire projectiles and should have also been equipped with a bayonet against a bird with sharp talons. » 1/31/15 10:11am Yesterday 10:11am

I don't understand how the Wachowskis keep being handed these big productions when they've been making large, loud bombs for more than a decade. I mean, according to Variety, this movie's production budget was $175M, which is higher than the combined gross of their last three movies. » 1/29/15 6:51am Thursday 6:51am

Am I the only one who has trouble looking at Tom Cavanagh (Wells) in this without being completely distracted by his attached earlobes whenever he's in closeup? I don't know what it is. Lots of people have attached earlobes, and I am never so focused on them. But this guy...I don't know. » 1/28/15 10:53am Wednesday 10:53am

I am still a bit skeptical that this teaser for FF is representative of what it will be as a movie. As with the Interstellar trailer, this teaser does not do a lot to explore who the characters in the film will be. In Interstellar, that was a good thing because the characters were easily the weakest part of that… » 1/28/15 9:31am Wednesday 9:31am

I feel like I am one of the anti-WB/DC people, only I hate every single thing I ever hear about this Ghostbusters thing. My first thought was "God, they're gonna make Leslie Jones the MTA employee...that's awful." And then I read down, "Ah, she's one of the probable PhDs, okay. Christ, that means they're going to make… » 1/28/15 6:19am Wednesday 6:19am

I had reread his Sister Souljah comment three times to make sure that he was really saying what I thought he was saying. Aside from everything else, the "Sister Souljah" moment wasn't about "political correctness," and insofar as it was about political correctness, it was just about giving white liberals who were wary… » 1/27/15 4:45pm Tuesday 4:45pm

It's a teaser without any exploration of who the characters are. I'd like a brighter palette, too, but it's not clear that the whole movie is going to be dour. I think people who are responding positively are responding more to the fact that it feels like something is going on. It feels like it's going to go places… » 1/27/15 11:52am Tuesday 11:52am

There was a time when I kind of thought Chait was a fun read, but he's just a smarmy dipshit. A too-smart-for-the-room attitude that's never quite backed up by the work. A guy who thinks liberal bona fides carry a lot more weight among liberals than they actually do. I guess he must have received more push back on his… » 1/27/15 2:24pm Tuesday 2:24pm

The thing about what everybody likes to call grim-dark is that it's a pastiche. It's difficult to figure out from the trailer whether this movie is transcending the pastiche—I must say that the first few shots following "From the Studio that Brought you X-Men Days of Future Past" felt a bit tainted by the Singer… » 1/27/15 6:38am Tuesday 6:38am

I'm gonna go ahead and disagree with you on this. Those movies fail stylistically and tonally, too. Yeah, the storytelling is weak, but a byproduct of that is that it exists in a world that never feels fully realized as a place. And the intended tone of the story is never fully apparent. What kind of movie is it? It's… » 1/27/15 5:34am Tuesday 5:34am

How long should it have taken? The presumption being that it they intentionally deflated the balls, they've done it before. Whoever did it is probably the same person every time. They may even practice. It shouldn't take more than a couple seconds to remove two pounds. I am not at all saying this guy did it. But it… » 1/27/15 6:00am Tuesday 6:00am

Personally, I am still not all that thrilled with the idea of Doomsday—as I am not a fan of the character in the first place. I do like using Zod; I particularly like the idea of Zod maybe not being dead, though if they establish that having your neck snapped is not something that will kill a Kryptonian...I don't… » 1/26/15 6:17am 1/26/15 6:17am