Seems like a pretty cool effect, to me, though it's hard to tell in such a brief snippet. I liked the effect they used at the end of Winter Soldier. I could do without a DoFP style "Quicksilver scene." It worked really well in DoFP because all of the other characters in that movie are super stale and uninteresting.… » 10/23/14 10:48am Thursday 10:48am

I got a flu shot yesterday. I've gotten one every year since 2006, when my son was born. In 2005, I had my last bout with the flu and it suuucked. Anyway, I usually don't have much of a reaction to the shot, usually some soreness at the injection area (like somebody punched me in the shoulder), but yesterday into last… » 10/23/14 9:17am Thursday 9:17am

When they arrived back at SHIELD HQ, I fully expected it to be revealed that Simmons was actually back at Hydra under some sort of hypnotic delusion. It was just a really awkwardly written and performed minute or two where nothing felt real at all. But then the focus shifted away from Simmons and onto Mockingbird, and… » 10/23/14 6:27am Thursday 6:27am

I think I understand your point. I'm just not sure what to make of it. Women, even those who actively or passively allow themselves to be objectified in the media as sexual things are, generally, much more than that. Praising somebody for being smart, "self-aware," and "surreally gorgeous" despite also allowing… » 10/22/14 2:50pm Wednesday 2:50pm

I guess if there's anybody who's qualified to make a "No true Scotsman" argument, it's Annie Lennox. Also, she's right about the whole feminist-lite thing. There is a spectrum, and the most prominent female performers tend to walk the path that allows them to have it both ways (i.e., talk about empowerment while… » 10/22/14 9:49am Wednesday 9:49am

Dare Devil kind of should be much darker than what Marvel has attempted previously. It's a much smaller, more centralized story, and the character is not exactly an aspirational hero. I suspect they're going to try to Batman him up a bit, which actually makes a fair amount of sense. Not sure they'll make it work on… » 10/22/14 6:30am Wednesday 6:30am