I know that there are a lot of nerds out there that think Joss Whedon can do no wrong and, trust me, I'm a fan, too (with a genuine fondness for Buffy, Firefly, Cabin in the Woods, Toy Story, and The Avengers), but Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has lost its way and is losing me as a viewer. Maybe it's not your fault (I could blame your brother or ABC or Marvel), but I am increasingly putting off watching my DVR recording of the show cause I'm just not that interested anymore.
Just watched A Good Day to Die Hard (Die Hard 5) a few days ago. This isn't a movie review column, so I won't go into why, despite the fact that the original Die Hard is one of the best action movies ever, the latest installment is a murky, boring, and unlikeable movie ranking as one of the worst action movies of all time (unless you have a car crash fetish). But it highlighted some of the thoughts that I had been mulling recently about the isssue of collateral damage in movi
I confess, I didn't read a lot of comic books before my college days (where my dorm had a comic book library), but on the great divide between fans of DC and fans of Marvel, I'm clearly a Marvel guy. One of the main reasons for this is the difference between the powers of the mainstays for the two franchises (Spiderman, for Marvel, with limited powers vs. Superman, for DC, with virtually unlimited powers). Sure, this is a broad generalization re the two worlds, with plenty of