Archive for November, 2014

MBTI: Fa Mulan- ISFP

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , on 11/29/2014 by McCutcheon

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Always ready to give you the happier, sing-along version of whatever story they’re retelling, Disney gave us Mulan in 1998 and that’s one less character that falls in line with the traditional princess.

For some reason, Mulan is the 8th official Disney princess yet she isn’t a princess or royalty in any way. Yes, I had to look that up. Although at the end of one of the original stories about her, she was offered to be one of the emperor’s concubines but kills herself instead.

So rebellious! Continue reading

MBTI: Neil Page and Del Griffith- ISTJ and ENFP

Posted in MBTI Guardians, MBTI Idealists, MBTI Stuff, MBTI Whatever with tags , , , , , on 11/27/2014 by McCutcheon

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600th post!

The most mismatched duo since any INTJ and ESFP combination, the ISTJ and ENFP represent the best and worst humanity has to offer with Neil and Del being the mascots. Neil is rigid, unforgiving and miserable while Del is a nice guy that can’t understand boundaries. We’ve all been in those moods and had to deal with the other.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles is the original Due Date and its a shame they’re aren’t more comedies like it. I’ve always considered it a holiday movie due to its story centered around Thanksgiving and its theatrical release having been on November 25th (It’s 27!). Continue reading

MBTI: Foxy Brown- ESTP

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , , on 11/25/2014 by McCutcheon

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Fresh off the heels of my ‘Whitewashing’ article, comes another article screaming in the most nasal voice you’ve ever heard “I DON’T HATE BLACK PEOPLE!”

Oh, yeah- it’s Foxy Brown. Which is all pretty much Coffy too. They’re both played by Pam Grier and Foxy was originally meant to be a sequel to Coffy. So they instead just changed some minor details and just let the good times role as a woman who’s “sweet brown sugar with a touch of spice.”

If violence and jive-talkin’ isn’t an ESTP thing, I don’t know what is. Continue reading

Why Hollywood is Still Whitewashing

Posted in Whatever with tags on 11/24/2014 by McCutcheon

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21 (2008). Avatar (2009). The Prince of Persia (2010). And this December’s Exodus. What do they all have in common? White boys galore. Specifically, white boys galore where other races could have been cast.

While I myself am a Leave it to Beaver-loving honky, I’m not immune to the cries of much of the public when it comes to the whitewashing Hollywood has always taken part in. Though it’s forms have changed throughout the years, from blackface and John Wayne playing Genghis Khan in The Conqueror  to a simple ‘tweak’ of a character’s race from script to screen, I’m here to lay it out for you.

Why would I write an article that’s dangerously close to rationalizing why Hollywood prefers whites over everyone else? Well, screaming “White privilege!” really doesn’t mean anything to anyone that doesn’t spend eight hours a day on Tumblr. But putting your finger on the reasons behind an issue is more likely to help us correct the problem, once we understand what’s going on. Isn’t it? Continue reading

Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , on 11/21/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Jeffrey Wright, Natalie Dormer

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images and thematic material. Running time 123 minutes, Adventure/Drama/Sci-fi

Compare to: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

If you were to have guessed based solely on premise which new Young Adult adaptions were going to be successful and which ones weren’t, I’m not sure I would have guessed the “Kid’s Running Man” to have been this big.

So big in fact, the last film in the trilogy has to be split into two separate films, leaving us with either half of a film or a story so grand in scale it can’t fit into a mere two hours. Well, we get the former. Continue reading

MBTI: Colin Sullivan- ENFP

Posted in MBTI Idealists, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , on 11/20/2014 by McCutcheon

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Found one! For all the times we’ve typed villains and had to leave out the NFs, there’s always one lurking around the corner we’ve had yet to spot. And Colin Sullivan is definitely one to sneak around corners. Then once you catch him, he’d still try to tell you that you hadn’t.

The Departed’s uncover gangster posing-as-a-cop Sullivan not only plays a unique role as a reverse rat, but as a people person that doesn’t actually trust anyone. Continue reading

MBTI: The Fast and the Furious Cast

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Guardians, MBTI Rationals, MBTI Stuff, MBTI Whatever with tags , , , , , , , on 11/19/2014 by McCutcheon

Film Title: Fast & Furious 6

Though I’ve had my issues with the series, there’s no denying the appeal of a seven movie film series that’s just added on three more. While they could be picked apart in terms of cheesiness and physics (“How did you know that car would break our fall?”), there’s still a pretty big cast that’s perfect for typing. Now, I didn’t say a wide variety but variety all the same.

From common street racers to international terrorists, Dom and his team have been the jealous envy of car fanatics everywhere since 2001. And since the new trailer is out for Furious 7, we may as well type this (3)billion dollar car monster. Continue reading

MBTI: Professor X- INFJ

Posted in MBTI Idealists, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , on 11/18/2014 by McCutcheon

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Fitting the Wise Old Man archetype to a tee, Professor Charles Francis Xavier lives life trying to see a dream through. Or at least he did, before dying a couple years ago. Oh, he’ll be back, don’t worry.

Based on Martin Luther King Jr., Xavier is hoping to see that mutants and humans can one day live in peace with each other and does so under the idea that the only violence needed is to protect the innocent from the more violent antagonists that don’t have the same dream. Continue reading

MBTI: Henry Hill- ESFP

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , on 11/18/2014 by McCutcheon

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If there’s one thing Martin Scorsese seems to have a thing for, whether he realizes it or not, is destructive SP personalities. With his most recent Wolf of Wall Street back to Taxi Driver and whatever else, he’s always had a knack for following the lives of those that would rather burn twice as bright than twice as long. And doing so in a way that walks the line between putting you in the moment and making you wish your life were so miserable.

Henry Hill may be the best representation of that lifestyle- fast, dangerous, and greedy. And I though ESTP was a close match, Joe Pesci’s Tommy filled in those shoes nicely, with a much more aggressive demeanor. Henry just wants to be a gangster. And has wanted to, as far back as he could remember. Continue reading

Movie Review: Dumb and Dumber To

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 11/14/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden, Rachel Melvin, Kathleen Turner

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, partial nudity, language and some drug references. Running time 110 minutes, Comedy

Compare to: Any movie featuring idiots caught up in a dire situation without being aware of it

Nice of them to release The Theory of Everything on the same day as Dumb and Dumber To.

If you’re a fan of the firs Dumb and Dumber and groaned at the idea of a sequel, fear not. While this isn’t the original by any means, you’re not the same age anyway and nostalgia usually beats anything else that could come out.

For me personally, I had to mentally prepare before stepping into the auditorium. The inappropriate attitude to go into any movie is “This is gonna suck.” So don’t do that. Just sit down, relax, and though you’re not going to remember anything you see in this hour and fifty minutes, you can still enjoy yourself. Continue reading