On 2015 Summer Movie Forecast: Desert Explosions With a Chance of Good

@Niko Bellic Oh, and by the way for the killer "comic book" movie (or a TV series in this case) check out Utopia on Channel 4. It's both more beautiful and more bloody than any Batman or Dredd or what have you. It doesn't have a "super hero" though (and worse: no smoking hot actors either), but hey...

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 10:41 pm 0

On 2015 Summer Movie Forecast: Desert Explosions With a Chance of Good

Well... it's the photography, or as Americans call it "cinematography". All the shots are not just well lit and colored, but above all well composed as static. In fact, I'm hearing that the the movie wasn't even shot from a written screenplay, but from a series of drawings, better known as "comic book" (or "graphic novel", if you will). The action is not conveyed so much by movement, but mostly by composition. This trailer loses almost nothing when broken down into individual stills. The camera not only doesn't shake... it barely moves. Instead, it's tilted, set deep, set high, etc.

This trailer is awesome, but of course, whether the movie is good remains to be seen. It's been (well) done before, though: Dredd. The key is to do just this "comic book experience" and nothing else. I hear it has almost no dialog. Good sign.

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 7:54 pm 0

On Ask Polly: I Want to Get Laid But I'm Afraid of Oppressing Women

@major disaster Yep. Online dating just quashes this issue. I can attest.

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 3:43 pm 0

On Word Somewhat Powerful

@KarenUhOh Oxty morons.

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:35 pm 0

On Word Somewhat Powerful

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:35 pm 0

On Word Somewhat Powerful

@migraineheadache Totally different than having that same conversation at 4am, which for some people could be just after they got up to go to work. So the question is: when does a new day really begin? What we really need to do is to move midnight to about 3 hours or so later! There's a reason we chose that hour to move the clocks for DST changes, right?

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:32 pm 0

On Sympathy for the Comcast Rep from Hell

@KarenUhOh So, how soon before they start installing camera equipped TVs that tell you you can't move to the corner of the room from which you can't watch the screen? The corporate "1984".

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 3:45 pm 0

On When a Hot Cop Pulls You Over

Lesson learned, believers: when orgasming, the appropriate yell is "USA!", don't take God's name in vein.

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 1:19 pm 0

On Gentrification Eats Its Own

I just don't understand why do you use that ugly word "gentrification" when we have a very pretty one: America.

Posted on June 14, 2014 at 6:32 am 0

On Men Unsettled by Woman's Poems

@scrooge If men are tired of being told they are dicks, they should stop being dicks. Problem solved. That's how my straight shooting, problem solving male brain thinks of this. But if you just wanna whine about it like a non-man, I've got a box of Seventh Generation for you.

Posted on June 2, 2014 at 7:11 pm 3