The weird thing about Rock Band controllers for peope who play is that the actions to play them are JUST different enough from actual musical instruments to throw you off. For example, to play a particular drum fill might require a particular sequence of four drums on an acoustic set, but on a Rock Band controller… » 9/09/14 4:49am 9/09/14 4:49am

Part of the fun is, of course, the differences between the actors. Eccleston was alien and funny and a bit eerie (ear-y maybe?), Tennant did a great job of humanizing the Doctor in a joyously melodramatic, Shakespearean way, Smith felt a bit more alien to me, but also brought a bit of a "boy's/girl's adventure novel"… » 9/04/14 11:38am 9/04/14 11:38am

Most of the time, I think we would be better of skipping them, or giving us 90 seconds of flashback at some point in the course of the story. Using up a whole movie on just an origin, ESPECIALLY when it's a reboot of an established character, just wastes time and kind of waters down the narrative. Sometimes the… » 8/28/14 6:26pm 8/28/14 6:26pm

1. Non-consensual spoilers: yes, I agree that spamming major plot points all over social media the minute you walk out of the midnight premier is an A-Hole thing to do, but going too far in the other direction, to the point where you scream about ANY public discussion, is pretty terrible too. Part of the shared joy of… » 8/27/14 11:47am 8/27/14 11:47am

Maybe they play into the internet-age sense of social isolation and of feeling like the last real, thinking human surrounded by mindless hordes of trend-following animals. As our acquaintances seem to be sucked up by political views and pop culture obsession, we feel like they've become alien and unreachable, and the… » 8/20/14 5:01pm 8/20/14 5:01pm

the way it's written here makes it sound like they asked to tag along and ask him questions, and he pretty much did them a favor. Interviewing a subject for journalistic or documentary purposes is different from hiring an actor to be on a reality show (for one thing, the interview subject is probably not being… » 8/11/14 2:01pm 8/11/14 2:01pm

I'm gonna agree with Wes that a fixed blade is tougher (and easier to clean in the field, as you won't be getting wood chips/food particles in the joint), and you'd be hard pressed to find a heavy-duty folding knife with a decent blade at anywhere close to the Mora's price, they're fantastic tools for the money. » 8/07/14 10:37am 8/07/14 10:37am