Archive for May, 2014

Movie Review: Maleficent

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 05/30/2014 by Taylor

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Stars: Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Brenton Thwaites, Lesley Manville, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple

Rated PG for sequences of fantasy action and violence, including frightening images, Running time 97 minutes minutes, Fantasy/Adventure/Family

Compare to: Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

It’s important for any movie to know what it is. Maleficent may know what it is and audiences that go in for it may too, and those may be the ones that enjoy it the most.

But many audiences may be left out because much like the plot and the characters involved, not everything is for everyone right? Continue reading

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Days Of Future Past: Queries and Problems

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , , , , on 05/27/2014 by Taylor

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While many make the argument that comic book movies need no plot consistency due to the source material’s lack thereof, I say two things; One- you don’t read comics, do you? There are plot devices used over a period of fifty to sixty years sure, but these are two hour movies with millions of dollars put into them. Show some respect!

And two- Why are you arguing for lack of consistency, period? These holes are so big you might as well fit another trilogy in them!

In any case, I’ve found this mega-hit to be full of plot holes and convenient plot devices that are so obvious, Ben Affleck’s Daredevil could see them.It’s not that they’re all holes but also some questions that would have made the movie more sensible. But what do I know? I liked The Amazing Spider-Man 2! Continue reading

5 Reasons X-Men Needs a Reboot

Posted in Top 5 Lists with tags , , , , , on 05/26/2014 by Taylor

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Some Mild Spoilers Ahead!

You might hate me for it, but I’m going to be “that guy” for a post. It’s not that I want to be, but I think it’s called for.

With the new X-men movie raking in the moolah and garnering praise from critics and audiences alike, it seems that the Bryan Singer train isn’t likely to stop anytime soon and that’s unfortunate. Why would should they reboot a franchise that’s doing so well financially as of this last movie anyway?

Well, I’ll tell you why. Step into my office.

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Movie Review: A Million Ways to Die in the West

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , on 05/22/2014 by Taylor

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Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Neil Patrick Harris, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman, and Liam Neeson

Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, language throughout, some violence and drug material, Running time 116 minutes minutes, Comedy/Western

Compare to: Maverick (1994), Shanghai Noon (2000)

Don’t think of A Million Ways to Die in the West as a sort of spiritual successor to Blazing Saddles as much as it is a two hour long Family Guy Western. Does that sound good to you? Because if it does, this is right up your alley.

From mustaches to sheep, ethnicity to religion, nothing is safe in Seth MacFarlane’s cameo-filled frontier excursion. Continue reading

Revisting The Punisher (2004)

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , , on 05/21/2014 by Taylor

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In 2004, when I watched my first R-rated movie in theaters that I bought an actual ticket for, I chose The Punisher. It was between that and Kill Bill vol. 2 which I watched the following Monday. This was even bigger than getting my license at the time and no, I’m not just trying to make a point. Sure, one matters more but I didn’t sneak into movies just because I wasn’t supposed to.

And just now passing the decade anniversary of the Thomas Jane vehicle (April 16, 2004), I revisited it, just to see how well it’s held up. And how has it held up? After the eighty comic book movies that have been released since? Well, let’s see. Continue reading

MBTI: Emotional Manipulators

Posted in MBTI Stuff, MBTI Whatever with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 05/20/2014 by Taylor

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There are all kinds of manipulators out there. Some scientists even call our own fingers manipulators. Can you believe those guys?

But when it comes to emotionally manipulating others, we’re all guilty from time to time. Some of us make it more of a regular thing than others and it seems most people prefer a particular type of mind game. Below are the types that best fit each kind of manipulation. Continue reading

ZRE Podcast #19- GODZILLA.

Posted in Podcasts, Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 05/16/2014 by Taylor

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Spoilers ahead!

There are movies and there are monsters, and then there are movie monsters. And then there are movies with monsters in them that don’t necessarily make movie monsters, y’know what I mean? Godzilla’s not like that. Continue reading