Hey, remember how the first season of True Detective turned out to be not supernatural at all, and just sort of teased the hell out of us with the mythos stuff (which amounted to exactly nothing, or maybe less than)? Why do you think this season will be any different? Just because the entire internet has decided to be… » 4/24/15 2:22pm Today 2:22pm

This was a terrific game, at first. But even as a compulsive completist, I gave up once the actual movie missions started. By then, all the exciting gameplay mechanics—like the absolute horror of mugging someone—were stale, and the entire thing was hella-repetitive. » 4/24/15 1:02pm Yesterday 1:02pm

Anyone else just sorta done with Ryan Murphy? I mean, I like that he just keeps throwing spaghetti, and hoping something sticks, but the lack of quality control on American Horror Story doesn’t bode well for investing any more time in his stuff. » 4/24/15 6:10am Today 6:10am

Hate to be that guy, but how is this an action movie? It's a crime movie with a really memorable car chase. What action movie spends this much time with no one punching or shooting each other, and is this wonderfully, intentionally plodding (the tailing and whatnot, and entire middle section, basically)? » 4/16/15 12:45pm 4/16/15 12:45pm

That's a fine idea, in theory, but I think the problem is more complex. This is a job that will always appeal to, and even require, tough guys. Dudes who have no problem banging on people's doors like it's the end of the world, immediately ordering strangers around, and throwing down at a moment's notice. For most of… » 4/09/15 12:20pm 4/09/15 12:20pm

I spend an obscene amount of time mentally (or, unfortunately for anyone in earshot, verbally) cataloguing all the utterly insane and poorly-conceived aspects of the Cars setting. I'm fighting that urge here, esp. since someone inevitably comes along and explains it away as "just-a-cartoon" (never a good excuse, since… » 4/02/15 7:09am 4/02/15 7:09am

That episode came to mind, too. Except, like in Tropic Thunder, the joke is that the characters in blackface are clearly idiots. It’s an attack on them. The April Fool’s joke is just regular-ass blackface, without the satire or self-deprecation. » 4/01/15 12:00pm 4/01/15 12:00pm