Archive for November, 2014

MBTI: Fa Mulan- ISFP

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

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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

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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 Taylor

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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 Taylor

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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 Taylor

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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 Taylor

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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 Taylor

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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 Taylor

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