Archive for November, 2013

Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , on 11/22/2013 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jenna Malone, Sam Claflin

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation and language, Running time 146 minutes, Sci-Fi/Action/Adventure

Compare to: Rollerball (1975), Battle Royale (2000)

While everybody waits for the “next big thing” right around the corner, any Hunger Games promos have already found their place in pop culture, not needing to fight for anymore support than they already have. While Beautiful Creatures and Mortal Instruments have come and gone, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has been eagerly awaited by fans since it’s first installment last year.

Does it surpass, or even live up to the first? Or is this example of another series that drops out on quality now that it’s fanbase is secure and a third is already on the way? Continue reading

You Gotta See This: Only God Forgives

Posted in You've Gotta See This with tags , , , on 11/21/2013 by McCutcheon

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Spoilers!

Stars: Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm

Rated R for strong bloody violence including grisly images, sexual content and language , Running time 90 minutes, 2013, Crime/Drama/Thriller

Compare to: The American (2010), I Saw The Devil (2010)

Now, I use this title with caution. Most of the movies in this category are things that you may have to jump a mental hurdle or two to get out of what may be your normal movie-watching headspace; if you do that, you should love just about everything on this list. Continue reading

X-Men and MBTI at the Movies

Posted in MBTI Stuff, MBTI Whatever with tags , , on 11/20/2013 by McCutcheon
Someone give them a hand, these ladies look fabulous, don't they? Flat top on the right, I'm loving your sass!

Someone give them a hand, these ladies look fabulous, don’t they? Flat top on the right, I’m loving your sass!

There’s a little man telling me to remind some of you guys of my older articles in case you’ve forgotten. And since I’ve typed several X-Men at this point (screw you Wolverine!), might as well rack up the list. It’s a point of pride to have this many done but it’s also sad in a way. I mean, how much time should one man devote to this kind of work? ALL OF IT

Also, I’ve just seen the trailer for the newest X-Men Movie and it looks awful. But what do I know in comparison to the almighty Bryan Singer, who uses some of my favorite stories to tell the world “Being gay is tough!” An anti-bigotry message? Sign me up. Fifty years summed up by “What I wouldn’t give to be normal, Bobby!” Nah.

Of all days to mention this, the most recent issue of Uncanny involves a student coming out of closet. What’s DC going to do to keep up?!?

GIVE THEM ROBIN, DC! JUST GET IT OVER WITH! YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO! And not some “Alternate Universe/3rd Earth” version or whatever. Lotta people not reading comics are demanding more gayness from you guys.

Magneto

Cyclops

Storm

Jean Grey

Nightcrawler

Colossus

And lastly, something that has nothing to do with X-Men but everything to do with MBTI and entertainment, I bring you…MBTI: …and the Movies, Part II.

MBTI: Colossus- ISFJ

Posted in MBTI Guardians, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , on 11/20/2013 by McCutcheon

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Sweet, kind, and a bunch of other adjectives I hate to use but are appreciable as qualities, Colossus can also crush your head like a grape. If there were ever a type that should be able to become composed entirely of metal at will…I shudder at what could be with an ISFJ.

Sure, they’re reliable, dependable, and nice all around- but that moodiness- woo! I’d stay away from creating an enemy in that one. For fear of wondering what it was you said if nothing else. Let’s read about my main metal man, Piotr Rasputin. Continue reading

MBTI: Donatello- INTP

Posted in MBTI Rationals, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , on 11/20/2013 by McCutcheon

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Donatello does machines- as you know. While all the turtles are pretty easy to choose from in their strengths, Donatello’s strengths are also his weaknesses, much like the real life INTP. Brilliant though he may be- he’s such a nerd, GAW.

Okay so not necessarily a weakness but it could be a weakness. Throughout the franchise, Donatello remains the same as he ever had, save for their original violent beginning where everything is black and white and the blood flowed like the rivers of ancient Babylon. Continue reading

MBTI: Jet Black- ISTJ

Posted in MBTI Guardians, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , on 11/19/2013 by McCutcheon

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Who is to hold the great fishing vessel together if not for the serious-minded, ever stoical ISTJ? It ain’t the Artisans of the group and it ain’t the ENTP that would just as soon hitch a ride on another ship. Ein, maybe?

Jet’s determined to hold his ship and his crew together while at the same never passing up the chance to tell how his crew how irresponsible they are. We all know that ISTJs are Mister Fixit, but you also know that grumbling about kids keeping their pants up and how “You need to learn how to do this yourself” is their favorite catchphrase. Continue reading

MBTI: Obi-Wan Kenobi- ENFJ

Posted in MBTI Idealists, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , on 11/18/2013 by McCutcheon

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I wasn’t going to type another Star Wars character for a while, seeing as how I just did one and I’ve gotta keep things real u no? But I don’t want to leave out any Idealist Jedi and there’s only one missing so here goes.

Of all the types and Idealists, the ones that seem to be almost factory made for teaching and leading simultaneously is the ENFJ. Their solid people skills along with their genuine nature to care about the people in their lives is a great combination for a leader and in the right circumstances, a great follower as well. Obi-Wan represents these traits well. Continue reading

MBTI: Turanga Leela- ESTJ

Posted in MBTI Guardians, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , on 11/18/2013 by McCutcheon

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Who ever thought a cyclops would thought of as being hot? Matt Groening, evidently.

A great fighter, captain of the Planet Express ship and self-proclaimed leader of the crew, Leela doesn’t really have any other options but to be the hot-and-cold bossiest type there is. She’s disgusted by Fry, she’s love him. She’s hard to get to know with her roundhouse kicks to the face, then she’s breaking down and crying. Continue reading

MBTI: Lt. Vincent Hanna- ENTJ

Posted in MBTI Rationals, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , on 11/17/2013 by McCutcheon

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If you were on the run from the law and had to have one type you’d leave out from chasing you down, which type would it be? Now this is the type you’d exclude, so you’d better make it count if you don’t want to spend the rest of your life behind bars so think carefully.

What type did you choose? There’s probably not many types that come to mind but ENTJ should be one of them. Dedicated and determined like an ESTJ but obsessive and compelled to go over their normal requirements for whatever line of work they’re in; if De Niro had just about anybody else chasing him he might have made it. Don’t doubt the power of The Pacino, even if he is in Jack and Jill. Continue reading

MBTI: Death Note Cast

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Guardians, MBTI Idealists, MBTI Rationals, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , , , , , on 11/13/2013 by McCutcheon

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I’m all for variety, but can I just get these out of the way? The show has been over forever, they’ve all been typed to death (pun?) but I haven’t been able to put my mark on them.

One of the great things about the show is the number of personalities it deals with. While some have complained that the characters don’t ever change and there was a lack of development, I’ve gotta say, it’s what I thought was interesting. Everyone’s lives are put on hold because of Kira and the world changes rapidly due to his rule. Ain’t no time fer yer special moments, there’s a crime to solve! Yee-ha! WoOWWoaijovna’o fbfnffasdflkjh Continue reading