I'm biased, since I absolutely hated the novel, but I don't think you'd actually want something that's particularly true to the source, in this case. A flat, boring narrator, endless taxonomies and observations that, in a movie, would require an eye-watering amount of exposition, none of which would be terribly… » 9/18/14 6:29am Thursday 6:29am

But does this really have anything to do with remakes? Or do certain engineers continue to talk about Star Trek because most of its tech is still completely far-fetched and ludicrous? I'd argue that to fill the same niche as, say, a tricorder, you'd have to come up with another property whose gadgets are equally… » 9/17/14 2:03pm Wednesday 2:03pm

You know what also sucked? The corny apocalypse sound effects tossed into the audio mix, that don't seem to make the on-screen characters particularly tense, or worried about securing their situation. Noone's on looter lookout. They're all just ambling around, not so much tired as aimless. And when you get outside,… » 9/15/14 11:22am Monday 11:22am

I want to give Del Toro the benefit of the doubt, as far as creature design goes. It's probably his best skill as a filmmaker. But goddamn, that Master face. Maybe it's supposed to look hilariously stupid, until the stinger splits it apart in even more dramatic fashion? » 9/08/14 4:02pm 9/08/14 4:02pm

I've come to despise these teasers, because they never seem to exist within the settings they're teasing. Like remember how completely creepy and nutso the Coven ones were? And then the season itself was more camp than creep, and there was a notable lack of lady witches in airborne time-out positions, or any sort of… » 9/05/14 8:33am 9/05/14 8:33am