Archive for July, 2014

Movie Review: The Purge: Anarchy

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 07/18/2014 by Taylor Holt

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Stars: Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, Zoë Soul, and Michael K. Williams

Rated R for strong disturbing violence, and for language Running time 130 minutes, Action/Horror/Thriller

Compare to: A Perfect Getaway (2009), You’re Next (2013)

After any movie on a three million dollar budget makes eighty nine million back, you’re bound to see a sequel regardless of quality. And though the first felt much more ambitious in idea than execution, a further explanation or examination of this masochistic future seemed possible, should the perceived mistakes of the first film be corrected.

So are the previous errors corrected? Sure, provided you can accept the premise in the first place. Once you get past your outlook on humanity, anything is possible in these movies. It’s what’s entertaining and terrible at the same time about them. Continue reading

ZRE Podcast #24: Fictional Universes- Where you wanna live and where ya don’t

Posted in Podcasts with tags , , , , , on 07/17/2014 by Taylor Holt

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This week we discuss the positives and negatives of the fictional places we love. Sure, the stories are great, but would you want to live in the Star Wars universe? Yes? Okay, yeah, sure, who wouldn’t? But don’t think that just because you’re living there that means you’d just be a Jedi or something alright?

Normal people have to live in these universes too, y’know. Continue reading

MBTI: Commissioner Gordon- ISFJ

Posted in MBTI Guardians, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , , , on 07/16/2014 by Taylor Holt

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Everything about Batman screams danger, confidence, and an unbridled dedication to justice. Everything about Jim Gordon mumbles “Ah, crap. Who’s mess am I cleaning up now?”

Though the ISFJ hates the mess they’re dealing with, what they hate even more is leaving it dirty. Known for their quiet restlessness, it only makes sense that Bruce Wayne’s contact within the police would be an ISFJ. Like Watson to Holmes, Gordon relies on Batman but still carries a heavy load on his own end, never once looking for the credit that should so easily be given to them. Continue reading

MBTI: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad INTP

Posted in MBTI Rationals, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , , , on 07/14/2014 by Taylor Holt

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Everybody knows that INTPs are nerds. But did you know that they’re MBTI’s ULTIMATE NERDS? Yes? Okay then. Moving on.

It seems whenever a mad scientist is developed in a story, the writer’s goal is to have them create something unstoppable, unspeakable, and often times just plain evil. For this, he (or she) needs the INTP- the type most likely to ask every question in the universe…except if what they’re doing is right or not.

Here we go over why the INTP is the preferred choice in mad scientist characters and what the difference is between the INTP and their extroverted cousin, the ENTP. Continue reading

Movie Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , on 07/11/2014 by Taylor Holt

Stars: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief strong language, Running time 130 minutes, Action/Sci-fi/Drama

Compare to: Jurassic Park: The Lost World (1997), District 9 (2009)

Sequels are tricky, but they’re even trickier when the reboot of a beloved franchise was better than expected and new expectations are much higher. Add a hundred CG apes into it and you’ve got a Summer sequel itching to knock Transformers off it’s high horse. Or transforming T-rex, whatever.

With Ape imitator extraordinaire Andy Serkis leading the cast, and a decent human cast at that, Dawn isn’t perfect but it’s got what you need to satisfy your Action/Sci-fi needs. Continue reading

When to Criticize and When to SHUT UP

Posted in Whatever with tags , , on 07/10/2014 by Taylor Holt

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Out here on the internet, you’re bound to run into some pretty cruel things. If it’s not the content itself that offends you as it seems what makes up half of Tumblr I’m finding out, it’s the people themselves. Boy, oh boy, they sure can be mean!

“Now, I’m no idiot…” Is how I could start this off, but then you’d probably just write me off as an idiot. So instead I’ll start off by saying that online arguing is never going to stop, because arguing is never going to stop in reality. I’m not expecting an applause for knowing this because it’s common sense. I’m just stating that in writing this I’m well aware that my writing alone isn’t going to change much or keep thirteen year old children from calling everyone “fagit” on Youtube or racial epithets on Call of Duty 12: Suck My War. Continue reading

MBTI: Mufasa- ENFJ

Posted in MBTI Idealists, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , on 07/09/2014 by Taylor Holt

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Oh those ENFJs coming back from the dead.

Fitting right in with the other Teacher personalities, Mufasa had only twenty minutes of screen time but his presence rings through the rest of the great Kimba rip-off. If you want the voice of a great leader, human or animal, one with humility and strength; go with James Earl Jones.

If you want a character that embodies those traits, you’ll get an ENFJ. Continue reading

MBTI: Why Does MBTI Matter Over Other Personality Assessments?

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Guardians, MBTI Idealists, MBTI Rationals, MBTI Stuff, MBTI Whatever with tags , , on 07/08/2014 by Taylor Holt

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Pictured above: My spirit animal.

Hey, do you know what color your soul is? How about what your mythical creature counterpart is? I bet mine is a dragon or something. Do you care? No? I don’t get why not, finding that stuff out would explain so much about you. Sarcasm!

What about your Enneagram? Or which of the Big Five your personality best fits with? No, not into that either? Well, neither am I! Of course, if you wanted to, you could take all those “tests” also and maybe learn something else out about yourself, but what will it do for you? Here’s a brief examination of why MBTI is not only the preferred personality assessment on this site but also how one should be enough. Continue reading

MBTI: Wesley Gibson- ISFP

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , , on 07/08/2014 by Taylor Holt

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Fed up with his job, tired of his cheating girlfriend and unsure of what to do with his life, Wesley Gibson is the perfect example of the overly stressed ISFP that’s offered a second chance at life…which allows him to take out his frustrations on targets and get paid for it.

Few types would be so miserable for so long without saying anything and even fewer types would just as soon slip into a brand new life as the ISFP could do. Continue reading

The Flash Preview (A Rant from a Fan)

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , on 07/07/2014 by Taylor Holt

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Written by Bryce Waller

Got a second?

Take a moment and have a good laugh at this behind the scenes look at the upcoming Flash television series. Continue reading