Archive for January, 2014

Movie Review: Devil’s Due

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

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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 McCutcheon

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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 McCutcheon

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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

MBTI: Silver Surfer- INFJ

Posted in MBTI Idealists, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , on 01/14/2014 by McCutcheon

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Anybody could be a herald for Galactus if he wanted them to be. A being so powerful and massive, who wouldn’t jump at the chance to work for a guy who promises not to eat your planet as long as you did what he said?

Okay, maybe a lot of people would just accept death but it’s the Silver Surfer’s willingness to take on a life of servitude only to get to another planet and refuse to sacrifice their lives too that would lean one toward Idealist.

But it’s the quiet meditator trait of Norrin Radd (He’s got another name. Whaa?) that says INFJ. Continue reading

The Golden Globes: What Was and What Should’ve Been

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , on 01/13/2014 by McCutcheon

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Written by Bryce Waller

I always have to argue with myself over whether or not to watch award shows honoring performances in film/television. I argued with myself for a good five minutes last night around 6:55p.m. (central time zone)about whether I should watch the Golden Globes.

I have so many things I would/could be doing during that time: Netflix, Chuck Palahniuk book, my wife, etc… but I ultimately decided to watch the Golden Globes. Continue reading

Movie Review: Lone Survivor

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 01/10/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch, Eric Bana,

Rated R for strong bloody war violence and pervasive language, Running time 121 minutes, Action/Drama

Compare to: Black Hawk Down (2001), Act of Valor (2012)

Military movies are a tough lot to judge. You’ve got your military lovers, be they active soldiers or audience members with family or friends in service; and you’ve got the people that will hate it no matter what’s in the film save for a soldier doing something horrible to someone.

But this being based on a true story, of Operation Red Wings, specifically the story written about it; Seal of Honor: Operation Red Wings and the Life and Times of Lt. Michael P. Murphy. I can’t verify the accuracy of the story and this is just a review of the movie. And as a movie, if there’s any interest in the first place, I don’t see anybody being let down by it. Continue reading

MBTI: Leeloo- ENFP

Posted in MBTI Idealists, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , on 01/08/2014 by McCutcheon

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Leeloominaï Lekatariba Lamina-Tchaï Ekbat De Seba may be the key to the fifth element (or is the fifth element, whatever) but it’s her personality that makes it so.

The ENFP’s natural predisposition to meet new people, spread all those warm NF feelings and generally just make things happen can all be seen in the form of Milla Jovovich’s biggest role- other than the awful Resident Evil movies. Continue reading