I'm a bit fuzzy on the history here. Was the "love conquers all" thing the one that made theatres in the US? Isn't there a third cut of this somewhere that is either more altered or an in-between thing? Maybe a TV cut of it? I remember that Criterion box having three versions of the film when I watched it. » 7/29/14 11:22pm Tuesday 11:22pm

Ah, the "looks worse than last gen" meme. Man, such a classic of the early bullcrap people say in a console generation. I always like to keep track of how long it keeps popping up. You just have to be careful about separating when people mean it versus when it's deliberate hyperbole. » 7/19/14 2:30am 7/19/14 2:30am

I don't know that I agree. Falcon is best known for being Cap's sidekick. The one reason why the Thor thing is more interesting than this is that Batman basically did this "sidekick takes over for legendary hero" very recently, so we've sort of seen this before. Also note War Machine, which started as straight-up Iron… » 7/17/14 1:00am 7/17/14 1:00am

Wait, you guys were watching live in class? I mean, I remember it from the news at the time, but the notion of a bunch of schoolchildren watching it happen live... huh. 30 years after the fact and with the Challenger being a footnote in my own historical memory as it is, there IS a sense of jingoistic irony to that. » 7/05/14 3:42pm 7/05/14 3:42pm