Because I really enjoyed it? It was cute and weird and enjoyably bizarre?
I dunno. It's all there in the review, dude.
The AV Club is one of my favorite sites on the web, but the PodMass segment is never one that's quite clicked with me. Occasionally they're on point, but usually I get the impression they're looking for entirely different things out of podcasts than what I like. I don't think the dude is necessarily wrong about the Bombcast--I'm sure there are many people who would share the same viewpoint--but his viewpoint just doesn't lineup with mine. I like the nonsensical nature of it. I'm not looking for something more substantive.
Weirdly, I find that tends to be the case with most of the contributors on that segment. It is, again, weirdly the only part of that site I tend to just ignore.
It's traditional in Chinese and Korean (and other Asian cultures as well) to present the last name first. That's why you see Wong Kar Wai, Zhang Ziyi, and Park Chan-wook, rather than the reverse. The only time they're reversed is when American companies market the pictures.
The exception typically is when an Asian person has a Western first name. A Johnny To or Michelle Yeoh or Jackie Chan, for example, wouldn't reverse the names, since they've already taken on a Western name. Michelle Yeoh's birthname, for instance, is Yeoh Choo-Kheng. Jackie Chan's is Chan Kong-sang.
It suffers purely on comparison to the otherworldly awesome experience that is the first film. Ghostbusters 2 is merely a very funny comedy, which would be fine, were it not part of such a revered lineage.
FWIW, I still love the shit out of GB2.
Here's a little experiment for all of you. We obviously don't do a ton of interviews around here, but I'd really like to be doing more. However, I'm also a fairly novice interviewer when it comes to the realm of film, and while I certainly can come up with a decent number of questions for a filmmaker or actor, I also feel like there are a LOT of really dedicated folk in our community who would have some great stuff to conjure up as well.
So with that, I present to you the following: What would you like to ask Nicolas Winding Refn? I'm interviewing him later today as he promotes his latest film, Drive, and I'd love to get a few community questions put together to ask him. So, for the next few hours, hit me with any potential questions you might have for the filmmaker, and I'll take the best few with me to the interview! Go nuts!
That...that's not Doug Bradley.
I have a way higher tolerance for the direction this series has gone in than most (I actually enjoyed parts of Hellraiser IV), but holy shit, that is legitimately one of the most incompetent things I've ever seen.
The movie's kind of a mess, but it does have a distinct and cool look to it. Albeit one that looks a little like what would happen if Hipstamatic made a video application.