You know, I'm kind of with you on this, Evan. It would be great to let her be a character, and not just Peter's girl. Throw the comic geeks off by aping the scene and not following through, only to crush everyone by surprise in the future. Kind of like Ultimate Spidey. » 3/19/14 10:46am 3/19/14 10:46am

While it's a bit outside of the scope of this article, I also love Hulu Plus for having a huge chunk of the Criterion Collection. However, I rarely pony up for it, since I mainly use Hulu for recent episodes—and for the most part, I can get them without paying on the Hulu site. » 3/04/14 8:34am 3/04/14 8:34am

SPORTSBALL, WEEK 4: This game sucks

Welcome to Sportsball, this thing I do every week where I play Madden and learn about football. And life. But mostly feel bitter resentment towards the Jacksonville Jaguars. More on that later. » 10/09/13 5:44pm 10/09/13 5:44pm

It's interesting that you say Skye's weakness as a character is a fault of the writing. I'm inclined to agree—most of what annoys me in Bennet's performance can more or less be extended to the rest of the cast (the show just seems to be more about her, as you said). But it really, really, bugs the hell out of me that… » 10/09/13 11:49am 10/09/13 11:49am

SPORTSBALL, WEEK 3: About What I Said Last Week...

Welcome to week 3 of Sportsball, where I play through the NFL Season in Madden 2012's Franchise Mode. Except I've never played Madden before. Read about my first week here, and last week's entry is here. » 10/01/13 11:00am 10/01/13 11:00am

The Max Payne 3 Tapes: How The Other Half Lives

This is the third part of a series wherein I play Max Payne 3 and try really hard to come up with positive things to say about life. I usually just end up kind of depressed. You can read the first one here, and the second here. Spoilers for chapters 7-9 ahead. » 9/25/13 2:14pm 9/25/13 2:14pm

A "Gotham" Prequel About Commissioner Gordon Is Missing The Point

A fun thing that we like to do on the internet is pass judgment on things that don't properly exist. A television show or film can't possibly be bad or good when it hasn't even been made yet, of course. But the people in Hollywood love making announcements about things and sometimes in just making announcements they… » 9/25/13 10:39am 9/25/13 10:39am

SPORTSBALL, WEEK 2: I'm Good at This Game For All The Wrong Reasons

Here’s the skinny: When it comes to football, I’m kind of a noob. I know the basics, but if I talk too much about it at parties, I will probably embarrass myself. I know even less about playing Madden. But I like video games, so I decided to give it a whirl. Check out how my first week went here. » 9/23/13 10:54pm 9/23/13 10:54pm

SPORTSBALL: A Complete Novice Takes on Madden For the First Time

Immensely popular and ridiculously lucrative, the Madden NFL series of video games is an entertainment behemoth. It is also forever and inextricably tied to its source material: the real, live version of the sport it simulates. It is the Christopher Reeve of video games, never really discussed on its own merits, but… » 9/17/13 8:37pm 9/17/13 8:37pm