Archive for October, 2013

MBTI: Leonardo- ENFJ

Posted in MBTI Idealists, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , on 10/15/2013 by McCutcheon

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ENTJs are similar to their introverted cousin, the INTJ, in their desire for some form of power and control. But unlike the INTJ, the ENTJ prefers to work with his employees as he also gives the orders.

It’s a similar deal with their feeling cousin, the ENFJ, though their orders are more suggestions and their goals aren’t usually as business minded. So while Leonardo may be running the toughest group of turtle mutants in New York, his personality explains a lot as to why he doesn’t run it with an iron fist, but a convincing word. Continue reading

MBTI: Loki- ENTJ

Posted in MBTI Rationals, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , on 10/13/2013 by McCutcheon

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Usually “trickster” types are reserved for ENTPs and other types that are known to mess around with others just for the fun of it. But Loki’s messing around doesn’t really consist of goals like “fun” and “reactions” but rather world-ruling and planet destroying.

So while his goals are usually pretty obvious, his intentions and his methods are usually a mystery. He may help you, he may damn you, we just don’t know until it’s happened.

Let’s also make it clear that we’re speaking specifically of the Marvel Comics’ Loki rather than the original mythological figure and I really just don’t care about the movie version but he can be typed the same. Continue reading

MBTI: Legolas- ISFP

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , on 10/13/2013 by McCutcheon

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While there are characters who are stronger, faster, more in touch with their surroundings, and prettier than Legolas, none of them strike the balance that he does with all of those categories. Seriously, he’s just so pretty I can’t even handle it.

The ISFP is considered to be the most in touch with the physical world, so much that Keirsey gave them the name “Composer” for their ability to just know how to work the tricks of whatever trade they’re in, usually something artsy it seems. Painting, music, acting, or the simple, stressful life of nursing, ISFPs are the closest things we’ll get to actual elves, which is something I’ve never really cared about but I bet there are enough nerds out there wishing for something like that.

Just go find an ISFP, nerd! Continue reading

MBTI: M- ISTJ

Posted in MBTI Guardians, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , on 10/12/2013 by McCutcheon

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Visionary, or lady just doing her job? The latter! M’s way of doing things is strict and to the point, just like her type. While everyone else is falling all over for Bond for one reason or another, she’s calling him an idiot to his face telling him how much cleaner the job could have been done.

There’s a reason they’re known as “The Duty Fulfillers” and M displays this quite clearly. Nothing slows her down, nothing is done properly for her, and work is her life. YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS. Continue reading

Movie Review: Captain Phillips

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , on 10/11/2013 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, David Warshofsky

Rated PG-13 for sustained intense sequences of menace, some violence with bloody images, and for substance use , Running time 134 minutes, Crime/Drama

Compare to: United 93 (2006)

Director Paul Greengrass has a love of filming things as close to life as they can be without being documentaries. The shaky camera, the ever-absent dramatic music, the naturalistic dialogue that allow actors to fumble over their words in mid-sentence; it all just works well for the highly suspenseful yet grounded take on whatever film he’s shooting.

That being said, Captain Phillips is a tough one to figure out. Well acted, yes. Well paced, yes. This “based on a true story” exploit of a man taken hostage by Somalian pirates feels intense, yet I was still left wondering what I was supposed to take away from it all. Continue reading

Movie Review: Machete Kills

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , on 10/11/2013 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Danny Trejo, Mel Gibson, Amber Heard, Demian Bichir, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Charlie Sheen

Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, language and some sexual content , Running time 107 minutes, Action/Comedy

Compare to: Black Dynamite (2009), Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)

2010’s Machete was my biggest disappointment cinematically that year. I’d put too much faith in it based on writer/director Robert Rodriguez’s previous “Grindhouse” style film three years before it, Planet Terror and the fake Machete trailer that was attached to it.

Since then, I haven’t watched it because it hurts too much. What should have been a loud, over-the-top bizarre Action/Comedy turned into something much slower, with more of a message than should have been in a movie about a dayworker-turned-assassin.

So does the sequel, Machete Kills, outdo it’s predecessor? Yes, though it’s not like it had a real challenge there. Continue reading

MBTI: Princess Leia- ESTJ

Posted in MBTI Guardians, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , on 10/09/2013 by McCutcheon

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In many ways, Leia had more of an edge to her than Luke did. Luke trained in what seemed like no time at all, yet Leia had been fighting against the Empire way before the farm boy showed up, despite her seemingly happy existence as a freaking princess.

But ESTJs work within authority and and their upbringing. In Leia’s case, she’s always been royalty and her parents have always opposed the Empire. So it all works out that she would be a rebel too. Continue reading

You Gotta See This: I Saw the Devil

Posted in You've Gotta See This with tags , , , , , on 10/07/2013 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Byung-Hun Lee, Choi Min-sik

Not rated although the language, gore and violence is present throughout, Running Time- 141 minutes, 2010, Horror/Drama/Thriller

Compare to: Se7en (1995), Oldboy (2003), Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

Seeing as how this week already has a few posts that are unlike what I’ve been doing on the site lately, I figured I’d throw one more in that’s Horror related, more or less. In fact, given the subject matter and the way it’s handled, the scenes and actions in Devil could be considered that much worse.

It’s not rubber monsters and masked men to fear in this, it’s just a single man and his obsession with preying on women all on their lonesome: a fear that almost as horrific for the loved ones as it is the actual victim. Continue reading

Movie Review: Gravity

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 10/07/2013 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney

Rated PG-13 for intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language, Running time 90 minutes, Drama/Thriller

Compare to: Apollo 13 (1995), Castaway (2000), Open Water (2003)

From the opening shot to the closing, director Alphonse Cuarón (Pan’s Labyrinth, Children of Men) gives us a film that not only earns it’s place among films featuring catastrophes in space, it elevates the sub-genre of “Space Drama” in a way that won’t be matched for a while, if ever.

The direction, the acting, the effects; all of it combines perfectly for a film that has you gripping whatever you can in hopes that these two survivors can continue to make their way home, if not for just a couple more minutes. Continue reading

Curses, Rip-offs, and Other Demons

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , , on 10/07/2013 by McCutcheon

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Written by Bryce Waller

Quiz time. What movie might I be describing?

Someone who considers themselves a “non-believer” in the world of magic, demons, etc. is forced to believe because of an ancient curse placed on their lives. The curse is placed on a particular item you possess, and the only way to rid yourself of the curse is to pass off this item to a willing taker.

Sound familiar? It should, but let me finish. Continue reading