Archive for August, 2014

MBTI: …And The Movies Part III

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Guardians, MBTI Idealists, MBTI Rationals, MBTI Stuff, MBTI Whatever with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 08/28/2014 by McCutcheon

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Everybody loves movies. If somebody ever tells you that they don’t really like movies that much, they’re either uninteresting or they’re just trying to impress you. In either scenario, walk away from them immediately.

One thing that often adds a lot of drama/comedy/tension to any cinematic situation are the characters being complete opposites in most, if not all respects. When you have two main characters that hang out as friends and get along perfectly, well, you’ve just created an Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn Comedy and have failed tremendously. No! Not another one! Congratulations, jerk!

Below are some ideas for films starring your type and your opposite- coming together to make movie history. Didn’t know your type had it in you, did you? Well, everyone’s a star in my eyes. I’m sorry I called you an jerk. Continue reading

MBTI: Alec Trevelyan- ENTJ

Posted in MBTI Rationals, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , , , , on 08/27/2014 by McCutcheon

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“For England, James?”

As much as I hate repeating myself (knowingly), there just isn’t a major variety of ENTJ heroes or anything else other than an extremely charismatic villain when it comes to fiction.

But that’s fine because 006 is the MAN! Continue reading

MBTI: Guardians of the Galaxy Part II

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Guardians, MBTI Stuff, MBTI Whatever with tags , , , , , , on 08/26/2014 by McCutcheon

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Here’s Part I in case you missed it.

Seeing as how Guardians of the Galaxy was finally released, it was nice for the views on that article to finally pick up. It seems people don’t want to read about the profiles of characters until they actually see something with them in it. Go figure.

But there were other characters as well, even if a talking raccoon and talking tree stole most of the show. Here are the characters not typed in the original post because hey, these guys aren’t the actual guardians. Continue reading

ZRE Podcast #31- Sin City: A Dame To Kill For And Staying Ponyboy Gold

Posted in Podcasts, Reviews! with tags , , , , on 08/22/2014 by McCutcheon

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Sin City is back and the same as it ever was! I don’t know what that means to you but there it is all the same. Man that word “Same” keeps getting thrown around doesn’t it? Weird… Continue reading

Movie Review: Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , on 08/22/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Mickey Rourke, Josh Brolin, Eva Green, Jessica Alba, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Powers Boothe, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Willis

Rated R for strong brutal stylized violence throughout, sexual content, nudity, and brief drug use, Running time 102 minutes, Action/Crime

Compare to: Max Payne (2008), Gangster Squad (2013)

Nine years ago, directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller introduced Frank Miller’s neo-noir comic vision to the big screen with Sin City. Just a couple years down the road, Miller took on his own eerily similar-styled project with The Spirit. The two were so similar aesthetically, tonally, it could have easily been mistaken for a sequel.

Flash forward to 2014 and we finally have a sequel with Dame. Not that anybody was holding their breath. Nor should they have been. Dame has it’s bright moments shining through the grey tones but any problems apparent in the original weren’t polished up here. Continue reading

ZRE Podcast #30- Ready…FIGHT!

Posted in Podcasts, Whatever with tags , , , , , , , , on 08/21/2014 by McCutcheon

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We’ve discussed rivalries before, but this is different. Regardless of universe, there will rarely ever be a way for our favorite characters to actually battle it out. You’ll always have fans hatefully disagreeing or one character loses due to the plot demanding that one to lose.

So for a few minutes, we sit down to go through a few of these dream matches and why the outcome would be…what it would…be. Continue reading

This Movie SUUUCKS: Sharknado

Posted in This Movie SUUUCKS with tags , , on 08/20/2014 by McCutcheon

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It’s really not worth it and that’s saying a lot. There are good bad movies and there are bad bad movies. You’ve got to know the difference. It’s key when you want to sit down with your friends and watch something you can all laugh at. Continue reading

MBTI: The Warriors

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Guardians, MBTI Idealists, MBTI Rationals, MBTI Stuff, MBTI Whatever with tags , , , , , , , , on 08/19/2014 by McCutcheon

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It. Is. TIME. Continue reading

You Gotta See This: Odd Thomas

Posted in You've Gotta See This with tags , , , , , , on 08/18/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Anton Yelchin, Addison Timlin, Willem Dafoe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Not rated but nothing here seemed past PG-13 due to some language, and the entire movie involving the dead and occult, Running time 97 minutes, 2014, Mystery/Comedy/Thriller

Compare to: The Frighteners (1995), Fright Night (2011)

After GI JOE: Rise of Cobra, I’d pretty much written director Stephen Sommers off. This is the guy that not only did one of the worst movies I’d ever seen, but also movies like The Mummy Returns (2001) and Van Helsing. So you get the idea- big, CGI-infested crap with no soul.

So while initially turned off to Odd Thomas in finding out that he wrote and directed it, a friend put in a good word and I checked it out. And though it’s not prefect, it’s definitely worth an hour and forty minutes of your time. Continue reading

Movie Review: The Expendables III

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , , , , on 08/15/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Harrison Ford, Terry Crews, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Randy Couture, Kelsey Grammer, Antonio Banderas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kellan Lutz, Rhonda Rousey, Victor Ortiz, Glen Powell

Rated PG-13 for violence including intense sustained gun battles and fight scenes, and for language, Running time 126 minutes, Action/Adventure

Compare to: The Expendables (2010), The Expendables 2 (2012)

There’s one thing we can all agree before we get to anything else with this movie: If you liked the first two, there’s nothing about The Expendables III that you should find dissatisfying.

Now that that disclaimer is out of the way, we can get to the point and say that this movie is as simplistic and inane as it gets past the glorified cameos we’re calling a cast. From Guardians of the Galaxy set in the furthest reaches of the universe, to the slightly less fun streets of New York in TMNT…to this dreck in Somalia and some war-torn country I’m pretty sure was made up but can’t remember the name, it seems the less fun the location, the less fun the movie. Continue reading