I'm just putting the finishing touches to a single-film edit of the Hobbit trilogy. I know a couple have appeared online already, but I always intended to have a crack at it, and I'm mostly using it as an editing exercise (I'm a video editor). I think it's turned out pretty well, it's down to 3 hours 15 and seems like… » 3/03/15 1:49pm Tuesday 1:49pm

The film industry doesn't work like that. Superhero films get made because they have a proven track record of making money. These 'better' science fiction films you want? That's like saying you want better *anything* films. Every so often something comes along and does well, then it's imitated, because it's now proven. » 3/02/15 1:09pm Monday 1:09pm

If I'd first read Coraline around the age of 8 I would have found it a fun, slightly creepy adventure. I actually read it at the age of 21 and found it terrifying. I don't know how he does it, but he manages to weave layers of meaning into his 'children's' books that make them resonate differently for different ages… » 2/28/15 7:52am Saturday 7:52am

When Winter Soldier came out I read a review (I think it was on here) that said Cap's superpower is to make everyone around him better. (You hear that Snyder? That's how Superman should be too) I love how in the film whilst everyone else is hand-wringing about the politics he comes in and says '*these* are the bad… » 2/27/15 7:32am Friday 7:32am

In the run up to the 2005 election The Guardian had a front-page graphic of the response to the question 'will you vote Labour?' The two responses were something like '35% yes' and '30% no', and it was a closed piechart. Minor, compared to these examples, but it still annoyed me, and my maths-studying friend had it… » 2/27/15 7:08am Friday 7:08am

This is the thing that's always bugged me about her. Everything she is asking for is perfectly reasonable, and would make gaming a more open, accepting place for everyone. However, if you happen to mention that while you support the message (because who wouldn't?), you think that the person delivering it is greedy,… » 2/26/15 5:21pm 2/26/15 5:21pm