Archive for March, 2014

ZRE Podcast #9- Noah; What Sucked and What Didn’t

Posted in Podcasts, Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 03/31/2014 by McCutcheon

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Spoilers ahead!

Bryce and Josh discuss all that is Darren Aronofsky’s Noah film. Sure, we did the review, but you only read that to see if it’s worth watching at all. And it’s definitely worth the watch, but what about all the controversy going on with it? You can’t have a movie like this and not have the opinions fly like women’s underwear at a Tom Jones concert.

What they liked, what they didn’t, what makes it worth watching and what was just weird about Noah, just listen to it! No need for a plotz, people!

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Movie Review: Noah

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 03/29/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth and Anthony Hopkins

Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and brief suggestive content , Running time 138 minutes, Drama/Adventure

Compare to: The Fountain (2006), The Road (2011)

Of all the biblically inspired movies to hit theaters this year (Three so far, with Heaven Is for Real in April and Ridley Scott’s Exodus releasing in December), Noah seems to have been the most anticipated outside of the church and has definitely been given the budget to tell the fantastical story.

But hype and anticipation are great to bring audiences in initially while word of mouth does the rest of the work. Will Noah bring audiences in is something I’m waiting to find out, but is it worth watching? Continue reading

ZRE Podcast #8- Lowered and Raised Expectations (Movies)

Posted in Podcasts with tags , , , on 03/26/2014 by McCutcheon

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You know when you watch that movie that you thought was going to be awful…but it was pretty good? Remember that time that you thought that one movie was going to be pretty good…and it was awful? That’s what this is about.

Also, some quick movies news. The usual.

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MBTI: Where to Spot Your Type in Film- Artisans (SP)

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Stuff, MBTI Whatever with tags , , , , , , , on 03/24/2014 by McCutcheon

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A while back we did an article on where SJs would be able to find their types in film. As in reality, they’re often the characters that call the shots, tell you how things can or can’t be done and give the protagonist all the rules so when they’re broken, you can see how amazing that protagonist really is.

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ZRE Podcast #7- Video Game Movies (Part 2)

Posted in Podcasts with tags , , , , , on 03/23/2014 by McCutcheon

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More of the same, but to change it up, we’re discussing games that deserve a movie and movies that deserve their own game. Devil May Cry, Bioshock Infinite, A Blade Game?? More punctuation on that, this is EXCITING! No, there’s not going to be a Blade game.

And my love of The Warriors can’t help but slip through. Continue reading

ZRE Podcast #6- Video Game Movies (Part 1)

Posted in Podcasts with tags , , , , , on 03/21/2014 by McCutcheon

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It’s all in the title children. Video game movies are generally terrible and this is one nut Hollywood can’t crack. As you can see, this is part one. There’s a second part on the way and all secrets of the universe will be revealed then.

Oh, there are some secrets in this one too, don’t worry.

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MBTI: The Joker is still an ENTP and Why Overanalyzing is Easier Than You Think

Posted in MBTI Rationals, MBTI Stuff, MBTI Whatever with tags , , , , , , , , , on 03/21/2014 by McCutcheon

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As far as certain characters go, I always see some as being the end-all, be-all. For ISTJs, Dredd is the poster boy. For INTJ, it’s nearly any hang-out-behind-the-curtains villain. And as far as ENTPs go, the Joker is the best version of the evil side.

Is being evil cool? About as cool as a serial killer (which is not cool). But most frequently, I’ll use the Joker as a solid ENTP example because he’s such an extreme version of the type that all others fall under his roof, allowing me to move on with my point.

But as the real world would have it, there are some that still argue and I wouldn’t have it any other way. And though I’ve done a post on the Joker and his type, here are some common arguments I come across that can be easily rested, also letting me bring up some bigger points in the process. Continue reading

MBTI: Anna and Elsa- ENFP and INFP

Posted in MBTI Idealists, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , , , on 03/18/2014 by McCutcheon

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What a weird concept, for Disney to make a movie with not one, but two princesses and then turn and (Spoiler) have the romantic interest turn into a bad guy.

If you haven’t seen Frozen by now, you’re either living under a rock or don’t have a woman in your life that’s had the chance. Your time will come.

Anyway, Anna and Elsa’s personalities are not only great fits for ENFP and INFP, their interactions are partly what give it away. Continue reading

ZRE Podcast #5- Top 5 Heroes

Posted in Podcasts, Top 5 Lists with tags , , , , , on 03/17/2014 by McCutcheon

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If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been, don’t worry, I’ve been alive and healthy. If you hate that I’ve bee doing okay in the time that you may have thought that I wasn’t okay, well screw you!

This week, I’m joined by Josh as we discuss our Top 5 heroes of ALL TIME. There’s no going back after this, folks. Once you say yours out loud or type it down, it’s permanent. So unless you really mean it…don’t say it.

There are only two rules-

1. They can be any genre, any medium (Literature, Film, Television, etc.) but they must be fictional. You can’t really compare your great uncle that saved your life in that skiing accident that one time to the Fantastic Four’s Thing, this is just for the heck of it.

2. They can’t be a straight-up villain. Sure you could argue almost anybody, but save them for a villains list. Continue reading

Movie Review: Need for Speed

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , on 03/14/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Dominic Cooper, Scott Mescudi, Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malek, Michael Keaton

Rated PG-13 for sequences of reckless street racing, disturbing crash scenes, nudity and crude language, Running time 130 minutes, Action/Crime/Thriller

Compare to: The Italian Job (2003), Fast Five (2011)

When basing a film off a video game, makers should be aware that your chosen adaption may be either met with excitement or disgust, depending on how familiar the viewer is with said game.

Everything you need to know is from the title and the fact that Aaron Paul of TV’s Breaking Bad is the star. How you feel about those two things alone will determine how much you like this movie. Me? Well, the games have no story but sure, it looks cool. And I love Aaron Paul because I love Breaking Bad, but he’s no Steve McQueen. Continue reading