As someone with no knowledge of the X-Men universe outside of the movies, yeah, the post-credits scene meant nothing to me. At least with Thanos, as you said, we got a direct tie-in to the movie so we understood that this guy was a "big bad" even if we didn't know who, exactly, he was. As much as I loved DoFP, the… » 6/04/14 5:44pm 6/04/14 5:44pm

If you'd give it a little time Fairy Tail does have some pretty serious subject matter and arcs. The characters are also surprisingly well-developed. It is, however, a shonen anime in the end so yeah, the playful tone is there most of the time. I am an equal opportunist anime/manga fan and it did take me a while to… » 6/04/14 10:00am 6/04/14 10:00am

My mythology is a little rusty, but did the gods cause the madness that made him kill his family? Maybe that's the angle they're going to go with here. (It certainly wouldn't be out of line from Greek mythology in general, even if it's not 100% true to the Hercules myth specifically.) » 6/03/14 7:14am 6/03/14 7:14am

I wanted so, so badly to love The Secret of Kells — the history of Irish Christianity is one of my favorite subjects, and I've been fascinated by the Book of Kells forever — but I just couldn't stand the art style. It was so distracting and ruined the whole movie for me. :( » 6/02/14 10:13am 6/02/14 10:13am

I love reading about things like this! Makes me think of the Quagga Project going on in (I think?) South Africa right now. When I was young and equine-obsessed I used to email with the guy who founded it - he was really cool and didn't mind answering a bunch of silly questions from a 13-year-old. » 5/30/14 12:23pm 5/30/14 12:23pm

I've never found Angie a particularly great actress and don't really enjoy watching her on screen, so without that going for it this one gets a hard pass from me. That being said, I am often a fan of movies that aren't very good (the most recent being I, Frankenstein, which I found delightful), for varying reasons, so… » 5/30/14 9:16am 5/30/14 9:16am

I have to disagree. I worked my ass off in college, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 3.99 GPA, did as much extracurricular work as I could possibly fit in... And it has gotten me precisely nowhere. Unless you're going into some kind of academic career (in which case you probably need a Master's anyway) or a field… » 5/27/14 1:51pm 5/27/14 1:51pm