Archive for December, 2013

Theory: All the Jedi Had to Die

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , on 12/16/2013 by McCutcheon

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We always think of the Jedi in the Star Wars stories as being near perfect; peacekeepers and the upholders of light in a massive universe that needs the caring hand of the spiritual sentients to guide them.

And what are the Sith? The Dark side, of course. The ones in the galaxy the simply want to rule through power and fear and they’re some of the few powerful enough to actually do it.

And because of this, they’re the bad guys. And the Jedi are the good guys.

…Aren’t they? Continue reading

Movie Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 12/13/2013 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Richard Armitage, Luke Goss, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, and Benedict Cumberbatch

Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images, Running time 161 minutes, Adventure/Fantasy/Drama

Compare to: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), Beowulf (2007)

It seems impossible for Peter Jackson to make a film under two and half hours these days. It’s not really surprising given the length of the other four middle earth movies are, but does this one feel like the same duration that it is? Well, that depends on whether or not you’ve got to pee.

So while last year’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey may have had one too many nods to the Lord of the Rings Trilogy that made us so familiar with Middle Earth, Desolation picks up where the last one left us and never really misses a beat. Continue reading

MBTI: 16 Types, 16 Colossi…Coincidence?

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Guardians, MBTI Idealists, MBTI Rationals, MBTI Stuff, MBTI Whatever with tags , , on 12/11/2013 by McCutcheon

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Ever played the 2005 PS2 game, Shadow of the Colossus? No? Shame on you. No, shame on you, you probably sit around on Call of Doody all day screaming homophobic slurs at children don’t you? Yeah, you do. Unless you are a child, well then you’re probably too young to have cared about this game because you’re also screaming homophobic slurs on Call of Duty.

You say you have played it? Oh, then read on. Continue reading

Ramble On

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , , , on 12/10/2013 by McCutcheon

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So have you heard Denzel Washington, Idris Elba, and Colin Salmon are considered for Superman’s arch nemesis, Lex Luthor? Well, they are.

And in the same day, Bryan Singer (director of X-Men, X-Men 2, and whatever this new one is called) has announced that he may or may not have something to do with another X-Men movie coming out in 2016 with X-men baddie  Apocalypse as the main villain.

Where do you get off, Singer? I’ve never understood that phrase until now.

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5 Misguided Concepts in Movies (That Have Altered Your Life)

Posted in Top 5 Lists, Whatever with tags , on 12/09/2013 by McCutcheon

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Yeah, yeah, we all know about how everybody loves the skinny girl in the movies or how image is everything…This isn’t about that.

This is about the things in movies that are so ever present in them that we have attributed much of their existence to just being a part of life…when they’re not.

Be they plot points or some side detail, these things may have existed before film, but film is what made them cool.  And after being exposed to so much of this, it can be tough to not have these views as default. Continue reading

Movie Review: Out of the Furnace

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , on 12/06/2013 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Zoe Saldana, Forrest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe, Sam Shepard

Rated R for strong violence, language and drug content, Running time 116 minutes, Drama/Crime/Thriller

Compare to: Brothers (2009), The Fighter (2011)

When watching a movie like Out of the Furnace, it’s best to understand that it isn’t the kind of movie that the kind of drama these types of movies normally come with is thankfully absent.

That way, you’ll not only appreciate the movie better but also be prepared for the storm of depression that may head your way from seeing what the characters go through. Continue reading

7 Things Spider-Man is Getting Right

Posted in Top 5 Lists, Whatever with tags , , , on 12/06/2013 by McCutcheon

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…And it happens to be when Peter Parker is DEAD.

If you’re not up to date with the latest in the ongoing Spider-Man series, you’re missing out. And this is from someone who doesn’t read comics regularly anymore but that’s how much fun it is.

Amazing Spider-Man (The series that’s been going since the friggin’ sixties) ended at issue #700 with a dying Doctor Octopus and Peter Parker switching brains.

Keep reading for your creative genitals to have the moves put on them! Continue reading