Archive for June, 2014

James Marsden: Hollywood’s Sloppy Seconds

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , , , , on 06/20/2014 by McCutcheon

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There is such a thing as typecasting. We know this. An actor or actress becomes well known for a certain role and not even casting directors can see past that character even though it’s their friggin’ job.

Sometimes the actor does this to themselves, other times, if they want to work in “the biz” (That’s what I call it), they take what they’re offered. And actor James Marsden has evidently become known for being the other guy the girl doesn’t want. She might think she does at first…but she doesn’t.

And he’s a master at it.

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MBTI: Marty Hart and Rust Cohle- ESTJ and ISTP

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Guardians, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , , on 06/20/2014 by McCutcheon

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As common as ESTJs and ISTPs are in fiction, it’s rare that they’re written as well as they have been on HBO’s True Detective.

Though combative and depressing, detectives Marty and Rust are two characters that see the job through to the end, much like their respective types. If they don’t kill each other first, of course. Continue reading

MBTI: Kenny Powers- ESFP

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , on 06/18/2014 by McCutcheon

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There have been a lot of greedy villains over the years in fiction but none so vapidly drawn toward the materialistic side of life more than Kenny Powers. A hero in his own mind, most of Eastbound & Down consists of Powers having to just calm down than actually change his self-centered ways.

When you take the worst parts of an ESFP, you’ve got Kenny. Continue reading

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