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Star Trek: Into Confused Disappointment

May 14, 2013 by


I’m going to preface this by saying I liked it. I did. Sort of. Also that there might be minor spoilers below. Okay. So. If what you’re looking for is a movie with lots of explosions and chase scenes — sure, go for it. This movie is your baby. If you were maybe hoping for […]

Retired: Extremely Dangerous (Take Two)

January 22, 2013 by


As I understand it, this one isn’t so much based on the Warren Ellis’ graphic novel as made up out of whole cloth, but the trailer looks entertaining…  


October 16, 2012 by


I’ll just leave this here… At today’s Marvel Television Presents panel at New York Comic Con, Head of TV Jeph Loeb announced that Clark Gregg would reprise his role as Agent Phil Coulson in the live-action pilot “Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D.” …. [Joss] Whedon will …. co-write the pilot to “Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D.” with Jed Whedon and Maurissa […]

All of the Above

September 10, 2012 by


I like to fly. I do. But I also can’t sleep on planes. This is a problem because there is a point of exhaustion that you pass where reading gives you a headache and you’re too twitchy to sit still and listen to music and your travelling companion (if you have one) is sleeping and […]

Paddington. Arriving 2014.

August 24, 2012 by



I Only Have THIS Much Attention to Offer You. Delight Me.

May 11, 2012 by


So there’s this thing I do when I watch TV where I find myself picking up my laptop, without even thinking about it, and doing research. It’s a habit I developed during my thesis, I think. I didn’t have time to do anything, so when I did take a break I’d find myself compulsively using […]

Three Things I Think You Need In Your Life Today

April 18, 2012 by


This isn’t a trailer for the TV mini-series based on Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens that’s still in development.   This claims to be the world’s most dangerous sport. I’m not sure if that’s true. It certainly looks dangerous. And fun. Although I’m pretty sure the only reason Paul S showed it to me was because of […]

Planning a Heist (Why Talking to Convicts Might Be A Better Plan)

January 11, 2012 by


So I’m planning a heist. Or at least, I think I am. And no, this isn’t a confession regarding my criminal tendencies. This is just… I think Wizards has a heist in it. So heist. Which means heist research. Which means — okay, lots of reading stuff (and wishing woefully that there was a straightforward […]

The Alphabet of the Ill-fated Lemmings

January 5, 2012 by


Brought to you by the letter ‘B’ because ‘B’ is for ‘BEAR’. The bear was not amused. The bear was AWESOME. Did you see the size of those claws? Okay, yes, I’m biased. Is it so wrong that I’m on the side of the guy who’s being rudely assaulted with a stick? That I watch this […]

Strike a Blow for Decency in Movie Physics

January 2, 2012 by


  This website has thoughtfully invented a rating system for how seriously movies disregard the laws of physics and explains the most common and most egregious errors that movie makers perpetrate. Which is entertaining in and of itself, but the part that’s making me laugh the hardest right now is that for some reason when I […]