Archive for June, 2014

ZRE Podcast #20- Questions!

Posted in Podcasts with tags , , , , , , on 06/17/2014 by McCutcheon

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Who doesn’t enjoy a good question now and again? Me personally, I like to sit down by a warm fire with some scalding hot cocoa and when I spill it onto my crotch scream at the sky “WHY?? WHY?!?!?”

But that’s for another time. Today on the podcast, we tackle a few things, only one of which is actually current in today’s fast paced news world. Come in and take a seat, hot cocoa is on the way. Continue reading

MBTI: Venom- ESTP

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , on 06/13/2014 by McCutcheon

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Though football hero Flash Thompson may wear the suit now, there’s always a different musclebound jock we’ll associate with that dear old black goo.

When disgraced journalist Eddie Brock teams with the alien symbiote, they become the malicious lethal force known as Venom. But you already knew that. Continue reading

Movie Review: 22 Jump Street

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 06/13/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Jillian Bell, Nick Offerman, Peter Stormare, Wyatt Russell, Amber Stevens

Rated R for language throughout, sexual content, drug material, brief nudity and some violence, Running time 112 minutes minutes, Comedy/Action

Compare to: The Heat (2013), Ride Along (2014)

Any good film has got to know what it is for it to be, at the very least, decent. And the sequel has it even harder in that sense as it seems all too easy to revert to the same story as the original with some different jokes.

But 22 Jump Street is all too aware of what it is and it’s in itself that makes it watchable. If this had come out before The Hangover 2, maybe notes could have been taken on how to do a comedy sequel to a movie that really only needed one. But again, directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller seem to not only know this, but use it as the story itself. Continue reading

Movie Review: How to Train Your Dragon 2

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , on 06/13/2014 by McCutcheon

Stars: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett, Djimon Hounsou, America Ferrara, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, TJ Miller, Kristen Wiig, Kit Harrington

Rated PG for adventure action and some mild rude humor, Running time 102 minutes, Action/Adventure/Animation

Compare to: Dragonheart (1996), Rise of the Guardians (2012)

Of the two Jonah Hill-featured sequels that open today, it’s actually the kids movie that goes deeper into the main character’s journeys and makes you feel like there’s been actual growth throughout the film.

Not that 22 Jump Street is meant to do that, but with animated movies, you’ll often get something that satisfies only the kids. Dragon 2 will definitely keep the kids rooted in their seats but adults may get even more out of it. Continue reading

This is all I’ve got for you

Posted in Whatever with tags , , on 06/12/2014 by McCutcheon

It takes a real man to admit his faults and right now, I’m the biggest, hairiest man you know. All I have for you is this dry-erase picture of Norman Bates and his stuffed owl. Sometimes I just go crazy on this thing. Enjoy.

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MBTI: Scarecrow- INTJ

Posted in MBTI Rationals, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , on 06/10/2014 by McCutcheon

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Being the same type as Batman doesn’t necessarily guarantee the title of archenemy but he still makes for a great villain, no matter the medium.

Doctor Doom may be the INTJ stereotype and Walter White one of the best written INTJs, but Scarecrow’s place is the physical manifestation of an INTJ dark side is solidified in his bizarre brand of manipulation and control, never knowing when to quit and always having an exit strategy ready…until the dark knight gets his hands on him of course. Continue reading

MBTI: Rei and Asuka- ISTJ and ESTJ

Posted in MBTI Guardians, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , , on 06/10/2014 by McCutcheon

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When it comes to typing Evangelion characters, you’re not going to get healthy personalities to begin with. Their world is so screwed that naturally you’re going to have some messed up characters. Continue reading

Movie Review: The Edge of Tomorrow

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , , on 06/06/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Brendon Gleeson, Bill Paxton

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and brief suggestive material, Running time 113 minutes minutes, Action/Sci-Fi

Compare to: Looper (2012), Elysium (2013)

When Tom Cruise makes a movie, it’s always a sketchy thing. Sure, you may have a great script and all other makings of an entertaining movie. But you’ll always have Tom Cruise playing a character much like the last film he did, whatever that may be.

And even though Edge of Tomorrow doesn’t stretch his acting any more than he’s proven himself in the past, everything lines up just right for this Sci-Fi Groundhog Day to keep your attention until the very end. Continue reading

MBTI: Shinji Ikari- INFP

Posted in MBTI Idealists, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , on 06/04/2014 by McCutcheon

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If you’re looking to have your senses and mind wipe the mental floor like a mop, drenched out, hung to dry, and then dunked again, look no further than Neon Genesis Evangelion.

If you’re looking for an INFP protagonist, look no further than Shinji, the cry baby who will save us all (hopefully). Continue reading

Lessons from Maleficent

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , on 06/02/2014 by McCutcheon

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I didn’t particularly care for much of Maleficent myself though I know fans are pleased. Good for them. It’s always nice to have a franchise or characters you love brought to life in a way that’s unique but still entertaining all the same. I wouldn’t know.

But enough about me. One thing I appreciated about Maleficent though and that’s the underlying story. On the surface, it’s just a new twist on an old tale, but what is the actual message of the movie? Every story has an overall point and often times the writers aren’t even aware of the theme(s) until everything is said and done. Continue reading