Thank Joss, Agents Of SHIELD Has Started Torturing Its Characters

The more bedraggled and miserable the Agents of SHIELD get, the more watchable the show seems to be. That's not much of a surprise — misery is usually more fun to watch than comfort — but what's especially great is how these characters have seemed to come to life as their world dies. Spoilers abound... » 4/16/14 11:30am Wednesday 11:30am

​Why Bitching About Children's Cartoons Is Such A Noble Pursuit

We have a very special mail column today, in that it is slightly different from my other mail columns! I hope you don't mind. If you do, I'm a still a fake mailman in the future being chased by rogue armies, post-apocalyptic thugs, and god knows what else. I have bigger problems than your feelings. » 4/16/14 8:33am Wednesday 8:33am

​10 Things In The Cinematic Marvel Universe That Make No Damn Sense

Marvel's self-made superhero movies are box office blockbusters and massively fun. But they're not perfect; like so many summer action flicks, they can be plenty dumb, and there's no sense in pretending otherwise. Here are 10 plot holes from Marvel's movies that we're still trying not to think about. » 4/07/14 10:31am 4/07/14 10:31am

Captain America 2 Is One Of The Best Action Movies I've Ever Seen

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a brilliant action movie, that serves up a huge dose of wish fulfillment along with its bravura fight scenes. The wish fulfillment isn't just being a face-kicking badass and blowing shit up, but the notion that we could all live in Steve Rogers' world, where political conundrums… » 4/04/14 9:00am 4/04/14 9:00am

The Agents of SHIELD Are Starting To Fall Apart. Thank Goodness.

Shows like Agents of SHIELD are always more interesting when people are doing terrible things and making big mistakes than when everybody is being a paragon. And thank goodness, this show finally has enough confidence to let its characters go off the deep end. Spoilers ahead... » 4/02/14 12:07pm 4/02/14 12:07pm