I’d need to see it again, but isn’t the Ultron that Thor tackles at the end the ‘fully-featured’ version? It wasn’t clear if he vibraniumed himself up, or just used it all the make Vision, but that’s what I saw it as. Just like the cannon fodder Ultrons were fairly basic robots, and so not too much of a problem for… » 5/01/15 9:07am Friday 9:07am

We have seen something - Man of Steel. Which showed such a woeful misunderstanding of the fundamentals of the character that it sets the whole universe up on shaky ground. Plus the fact that everything we’ve seen is just so relentlessly ‘dark and gritty’, whether it fits or not. I’d been quietly excited for Batman V.… » 4/29/15 3:03pm Wednesday 3:03pm

As far as I’m concerned that’s the greatest picture ever taken. I can understand people voting for the Pale Blue Dot, or Buzz on the moon, and mentioning how small they should make us feel and make us think about our place in the universe. The UDF though...that shows us that even those pictures that make us question… » 4/29/15 7:15am Wednesday 7:15am

I remember playing the fantastic Spiderman 2 game on the Gamecube. One of the great things about it was that your webbing actually attached to buildings. The number of times I was happily swinging through New York at about 50 miles an hour, hundreds of feet above ground level, only for my joy to be cut short with a… » 4/27/15 11:16am 4/27/15 11:16am

Edgar Wright is the master of the sharp, self-referential script. Stuff you could never, ever pick up on a first viewing, or even a second. The ‘top left, three o’clock, reload’ moment in Shaun of the Dead has always been one of my favourites, because so few people seem to spot it. World’s End was a masterclass in… » 4/23/15 8:56pm 4/23/15 8:56pm

I was going to collect some footage of a market research project to cut together a little promo for their website. As soon as I walked in the market researcher asked ‘do you play video games?’ to which I happily replied in the positive. Then he asked if I was under 35, to which I less happily replied that I was… » 4/22/15 6:40am 4/22/15 6:40am

I worked in a cafe for four years and we were generally pretty lucky, but had some whiners and some real dicks but most people were ok. I still pop in occasionally when I head back home and every time prey that I’ll be in the queue behind someone horrendous. They will get four years’ worth of pent-up frustration… » 4/18/15 12:41pm 4/18/15 12:41pm