Archive for April, 2014

Goodbye Otto!: The Superior Spider-Man Overview and the Return of Parker

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , , , , , on 04/29/2014 by Taylor

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While the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2 evidently deals with the creation of the Sinister Six, the comics are, of course, a little past such events.

While comics are bound to circle back to the villainous squad, checking out the most recent events of Amazing Spider-Man are filled with enough changes to make a new reader’s head spin. Why would his head spin because things are different from the movie? I don’t know, I’m not a biologist and science is tricky.

So when somebody does pick up the more recent issues, here’s a recall of some of the noteworthy events going on, leading up to The Amazing Spider-Man in Marvel Now! and the film, releasing May 2. Continue reading

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MBTI: The Brutally Honest Profiles

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Guardians, MBTI Idealists, MBTI Rationals, MBTI Stuff, MBTI Whatever with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 04/28/2014 by Taylor

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One of the major criticisms of MBTI is that it only focuses on the positive. Maybe some do this, but if you’re approaching it the right way, you’re well aware of your weaknesses and are embarrassed by them; not turning them into fun, quirky side points of your personality.

Remember that you’re not going to like your actual problems. It’s what makes them problems.

Here’s a quick list of the types and some issues, whether we know it or not. Don’t get your feelings hurt and don’t even argue; just try to see how someone could view you this way. Continue reading

Movie Review: The Quiet Ones

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , on 04/25/2014 by Taylor

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Stars: Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and terror, sexual content, thematic material, language, and smoking throughout, Running time 90 minutes, Horror/Thriller

Compare to: The Woman in Black (2012), Devil’s Due (2014)

I had an intro but I erased it in favor of getting down to the point. If you really want to see this movie, go for it. If you were on the fence about it, don’t waste your time.

The Quiet Ones is another example of a film that has some uniqueness about it and at times draws you in to make you think it’s a better movie than it is…only to abandon you right when you think it feels like it’s going somewhere. What does that make it to you? Continue reading

Movie Review: Brick Mansions

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , , on 04/25/2014 by Taylor

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Stars: Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA, Catalina Denis, Gouchy Boy, Ayisha Issa

Rated PG-13 for frenetic gunplay, violence and action throughout, language, sexual menace and drug material, Running time 90 minutes, Action/Crime

Compare to: Rumble in the Bronx (1995), The Protector (2005)

If you’re familiar with Martial Arts/Action films, then prepare yourself for this. While Parkour and fist fights are cool, expecting much past that really is asking too much.

Brick Mansions serves as an American remake of the 2004 French Action film, District B-13 and if you’ve seen it, you’re pretty much watching the same movie. If you haven’t seen it, you may be in for something fun, though it’s no Raid: Redemption. Continue reading

5 Examples of Unintentional Remakes

Posted in Top 5 Lists with tags , , , , , , , , , on 04/24/2014 by Taylor

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There is no originality anymore. We know this. It’s just a fact of life. If history can repeat itself, a bunch of corporate fat cats that make millions off of other people’s stories sure as hell ain’t gonna hesitate to make the same story twice.

We just talked about this!

In any case, the following are examples of how often times, movies come full circle in unexpected remakes that aren’t actually meant as remakes. Similarities are one thing, but being able to do a Mad Libs with the stories and characters settles it. Continue reading

ZRE Podcast #15- Sequels: What is and What Should Never Be

Posted in Podcasts with tags , , , , , on 04/21/2014 by Taylor

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Bryce and Taylor go over a major topic in today’s fast paced and technologically cluttered world: SEQUELS.

But specifically- A. Movies that deserve sequels (but ain’t gonna get’em) and B. Movies that should NEVER have sequels even with their potential for expanded story telling. Continue reading

Movie Review: Transcendence

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , on 04/18/2014 by Taylor

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Stars: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, Paul Bettany, Kate Mara, Clifton Collins Jr.

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action and violence, some bloody images, brief strong language and sensuality, Running time 119 minutes, Sci-fi/Drama

Compare to: The Lawnmower Man (1992), Hollow Man (2000)

When making a movie about a man whose mind is actually uploaded into a computer, it’s not necessarily a good idea to go through every excruciating detail of how the characters are meant to do this and the subsequent actions that follow; we can accept some scientific liberties in the name of entertainment.

What’s a little more difficult to accept is when everything just happens and then pow, onto the next scene. Something cool is about to happen- we promise! Continue reading