Archive for January, 2014

MBTI: Watchmen

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Guardians, MBTI Rationals, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 01/31/2014 by Taylor Holt

FILM Reviews 2

Oh, Alan Moore! You creator of thematically powerful yet equally depressing worlds, you! Though Moore has a tendency to look back on his own work with a certain disdain it seems, I’ve yet to read anything about him leaving Watchmen out to dry. And why would he? It still fits his criteria of dark, brutal, and subtextual. Then again, do you expect anything else from a guy that looks like this?

So prepare to read what’s below and disagree, only leaving me, the author of the this, to wonder who liked this and who thought otherwise. Read on, reader! Continue reading

MBTI: Why Typing TV Show Characters Sucks

Posted in MBTI Stuff, MBTI Whatever with tags , , on 01/29/2014 by Taylor Holt


I’ve been emailed a few times as to why I don’t type characters from several ongoing series and the answer is pretty simple. It’s also the same reason I don’t really watch much TV in the first place and it all has to do with being abused as a child.

I’m just kidding. But really, I don’t care much for TV past certain exceptions. Of course, Breaking Bad, Death Note, Dexter (ugh) and others make their way into my life but typing them is something you can really only do once the show has really shown you what it’s made of and some of them don’t even do this until they’re finally cancelled?

What do I mean exactly? Keep reading, dog. Continue reading

I Just Realized April O’Neil is Disgusting

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , on 01/29/2014 by Taylor Holt


Seriously! 26 years and I’m just now catching up to this fact that should have been unavoidable. Ninja Turtles have long been a source of nostalgia for me and not much more.

When I see art online for it, I might even save it (Dave Rapoza anyone?), but past being stereotypes of different personalities, there’s usually not much more to get out of it than what the title implies- the turtles are mutants, they’re ninjas, and they’re forever kids.

But the turtles themselves are not the problem. They are who they are and for some reason, they’ve decided to listen to Splinter and save humanity as many times as necessary even though their lives will go no where else. No, my problem is not these unsung reptile heroes, it’s their human friend, April the freak. Continue reading

Major Themes of The Thing (1982)

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 01/28/2014 by Taylor Holt


Written by Bryce Waller

John Carpenter’s 1982 horror classic, The Thing, is one of the greatest films ever made – regardless of genre.

Disregarding how much fun the film is to watch, you look at everything it had to over come to reach the cult status it has achieved today and it is outstanding! I will get into the analysis of the film soon, but I think it is only fair to let you know where The Thing started. Continue reading

MBTI: Daredevil & Elektra- ISTP

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , on 01/27/2014 by Taylor Holt


The ultimate ISTP couple! Come one, come all! See this rare spectacle in truly miserable form!

While Daredevil has always been a favorite of mine and Elektra has been “Eh,” this seemed like too good of an opportunity to be missed.

The couple represents the two sides of the same Crafter coin that few examples in fiction get a chance to show at the same time- the angry side and the cold side. You can guess who is who. Continue reading

ZRE Podcast #2: Star Wars Could Be Deep!

Posted in Podcasts with tags , , , , , on 01/26/2014 by Taylor Holt


Bryce believes that Star Wars is deeper than some people give it credit for (after all those shiny but rotten prequels). All of this is still experimental, so let us know what you think. Continue reading

5 Musicians Movies Need to Leave Alone for a While

Posted in Top 5 Lists with tags , , , , , , , on 01/21/2014 by Taylor Holt


Everybody is guilty of listening to a band so much that it would be embarrassing for people to know how much time you’ve actually devoted to it.

But you’re only human and “secretly” listening to band your friends can never know about is natural (Psst…They already know).

But nobody’s guiltier of repetition than Hollywood. Well, them and the radio. Between the actual movie, credits, trailer, or a hundred other mediums, it seems filmmakers and whoever makes these decisions really don’t have an original bone left in their body. Heck, the first and second Underworld trailers used the same song and they came out three years apart. Here are some other examples of bands being overused to the point of ruining their songs. Continue reading

Movie Review: Devil’s Due

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , on 01/17/2014 by Taylor Holt


Stars: Allison Miller, Zach Gilford, Sam Anderson, Roger Payano

Rated R for language and some bloody images, Running time 89 minutes, Horror/Suspense

Compare to: Rosemary’s Baby (1968), The Last Exorcism (2010)

As good as I believe many “found footage” films can be, there’s always been the potential to use this gimmick, more or less, as making a cheap film still be on a similar playing field as the big budget boys.

And while the plot is strikingly similar to Rosemary’s Baby, I don’t believe this film was destined to be a waste of everyone’s time as something like The Last Exorcism 2 was, Devil’s Due unfortunately falls in the same realm as another “Ooh does that get you? No? But the camera shook and that scream was really loud!”

Sigh… Continue reading

Movie Critics are Terrible People

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , on 01/16/2014 by Taylor Holt


No, this does not mean that I hate myself. I’m not really even referring to myself as it’s not like I get paid for this stuff, I’m just putting up what I feel like putting up.

I only recently watched The Lone Ranger movie in its entirety and I have to say that it wasn’t nearly as awful as just about every critic out there claimed it was. Was it great? No. Do I stand by my initial assertion that there wasn’t really a need or market for a Lone Ranger movie? Yes.

But a further look at complaints of a product and what’s actually wrong with it are often two entirely different things. Continue reading

MBTI: Man of Steel’s INFJ Versus the Comics’ ESFJ

Posted in MBTI Guardians, MBTI Idealists, MBTI Stuff, MBTI Whatever with tags , , , , on 01/15/2014 by Taylor Holt


If you can’t tell, I thoroughly enjoyed last year’s Man of Steel. Is it Dark Knight good? Nah. But what is?

And though I’ve argued with several of you about most characters that are brought to film from their respective source retaining the same personality if the writer had any sense, Man of Steel’s Superman does seem to be an exception. Last year we typed the overall character of Superman as being an ESFJ but the movie does have some different elements to it that differ from the comics.

So how does this change the character of Superman? Well, Supergeeks, let’s have a look-see. Continue reading