Archive for May, 2015

Movie Review: San Andreas

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , on 05/29/2015 by Taylor Holt


Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Paul Giamatti, Alexandra Daddario, Ioan Gruffudd

Rated PG-13 for intense disaster action and mayhem throughout, and brief strong language,93 minutes, Thriller/Action

Compare to: The Day After Tomorrow (2004), 2012 (2009), Into the Storm (2014), Any disaster movie you can think of

When a comedy movie comes out that parodies big-budget Hollywood action movies, this is the movie it has in mind. San Andreas is every action/disaster cliche rolled into an hour and forty-five minutes. Twenty years ago, a musclebound action hero in the role of an average Joe seemed normal. Now it’s feels like my childhood is slapping me in the face.

A lot of people looking for a good time will find it here. I didn’t, but as I’ve been told, I’m “too critical.” Maybe so, but after years of disaster movies where the divorced dad has to save his ex-wife from the lame new guy- I mean, from the natural disaster at hand, why wouldn’t I just watch those again instead of paying for something “new?” Continue reading

MBTI: Newcomers and Elitists- Two Things You Don’t Want to be

Posted in MBTI Stuff, MBTI Whatever with tags on 05/28/2015 by Taylor Holt


Ever wonder why you’re not really connecting with anybody in the MBTI community? Or maybe there’s such a small number of people you can discuss MBTI with, even online, that you wonder why so many people are into something they don’t understand?

Well that’s because so many of the people you’re talking to don’t know what they’re talking about. Not to call anyone stupid or that my degree in armchair psychology puts me heads above the rest. But many MBTI enthusiasts give out such misleading information or even give up MBTI simply because the people themselves can be hard to deal with. Why? Often times because they’re new or their bias blinds them. Continue reading

MBTI: Petra Dobrev- ESTP

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , on 05/26/2015 by Taylor Holt


Let me help you get to know m’lady Petra. I’ve given you something of an introduction into the world she lives in with my Luther Strode post, but I didn’t get much of a chance to talk about Luther’s motormouth girlfriend.

Though Luther keeps quiet through the majority of his own story, Petra has no problem letting people know what she’s thinking as it’s happening. And not in a panicked and flustered way, but with sharply biting commentary. You can tell the difference with Luther when he’s just not going to speak and when Petra has shut him up. Continue reading

The Inherent Flaw of Biopics

Posted in Whatever with tags on 05/25/2015 by Taylor Holt

It’s usually entertaining to see your favorite historical figures and celebrities fully fleshed out. The costumes, the music, the attitude- whatever or whoever it is you’re watching is suddenly brought to life in a way you previously would have had to have lived it to understand.

And they can make some serious money too. With 2013’s Lee Daniels’ The Butler grossing more than five times it’s budget, the money made from say, the book it was based on, are guaranteed to go up as well.

So what’s the problem with them? It’s too easy to say “They change things from what really happened!” Although that will usually be the case. But there’s something more to these biopics that could be brought to light each time one is released. Continue reading

Movie Review: Poltergeist

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , on 05/22/2015 by Taylor Holt


Stars: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, Kennedi Clements, Kyle Catlett, Saxon Sharbino, Jane Adams, Susan Heyward, Nicholas Braun

Rated PG-13 for intense frightening sequences, brief suggestive material, and some language,93 minutes, Thriller/Horror

Compare to: The Amityville Horror (2005), Fright Night (2011)

I don’t care that there’s no originality in Hollywood anymore. I really don’t. Everything has been done and if it hasn’t, it looks almost exactly like that one thing from that one time. My problem isn’t that the newest Horror movie is a remake of a film that wasn’t begging to be remade, my problem is that when I watch it, I see just about nothing to say “That was awesome!” And this is a problem since a movie should impress me. I’m not even asking for perfection.

The best I hope for at this point is to be impressed by certain effects and laugh at a couple intentionally funny moments. Poltergeist 2015 does this but I don’t get why we don’t go all out when they remake this stuff. Continue reading


Posted in Top 5 Lists, Whatever with tags on 05/21/2015 by Taylor Holt


This is it. I’m doing it. Don’t try and stop me.

While I sit here typing with Man of Steel in the background, I have to think through all the guys that didn’t make this list. Surely a character like Superman would have, right? His strength, speed, and abilities are immeasurable and he fits to a point because, hey, he’s in a movie, so he counts right?


Click here to see what puts these movie guys on the list and who made it. Continue reading

Do You Know Luther Strode?

Posted in Reviews!, Whatever with tags , , , , , , , on 05/19/2015 by Taylor Holt


So like, have you ever wanted to be like, super buff and not a loser? Me too. But that will never change, so I fantasize about it through comics, living vicariously through character’s superpowers we could never hope to have. And even if they existed, chances are, it wouldn’t be you that got them. I’m sorry to break this to you. It wouldn’t be me either.

And my latest power fantasy comes in the form of Luther Strode. Yes. That’s his name, don’t wear it out. It’s also about a guy who wants to be a super buff non-loser but this is a comic and superpowers are only a toxic waste barrel away! Continue reading

MBTI: Nolan and Robot- ISTJ and INTJ

Posted in MBTI Guardians, MBTI Rationals, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , , , , , , on 05/18/2015 by Taylor Holt


I can’t recall having compared these two oh-so-similar yet oh-so-very-different types before so now is my time to shine (Oh wait- yes I did. Still, this has got some new stuff in it). If you’ve read Invincible like I told you to you know who these guys are. If you don’t know who these guys are because you didn’t do what I told you to because ain’t nobody the boss of you, then listen up because we can still all learn something together.

Though these two don’t have much interaction in any storyline, it doesn’t make much of a difference to their personalities and seeing them in action are great examples of their types, bizarre as their experiences are. One is a twist on the original superhero himself, Superman, while the other is sort of like if Iron Man were an INTJ. So, still a jerk.

But an INTJ jerk and there’s a difference. Continue reading

Movie Review: Mad Max: Fury Road

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , on 05/14/2015 by Taylor Holt


Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Rosie Huntington-Whitley

Rated R for intense sequences of violence throughout, and for disturbing images, 120 minutes, Action/Adventure

Compare to: The Original Mad Max Trilogy (1979- 1985), The Book of Eli (2009)

When George Lucas said that he had a much bigger vision for Star Wars but needed to wait for the technology to catch up, I don’t know whether or not I believe him. But after watching Mad Max: Fury Road, I’ll believe anything writer/director George Miller tells me about his ideas for this movie.

I’d heard this movie described as one long action sequence which isn’t entirely true, but I can’t say I was bored by even a second of it; action or dialogue. While movies with non-stop car chases and explosions can easily get labeled as mindless and not much else, Max is able to strike the perfect balance between what a story demands and what the audience wants. Fast and Furious can suck it! Continue reading

MBTI: Max Rockatansky- ISTP

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , , , on 05/14/2015 by Taylor Holt


I need to get into some new genres. When filling out the list of manliest characters of all time (Soon to be a real article!), ISTP makes eight of them. That’s not a problem when watching the movie, but when it comes to typing a relevant character (Often times I’m being asked to type so it’s not just me coming up with this stuff), we end up with ISTP. It’s almost as though all the characters online users were originally telling me were INTJ are actually ISTP.

And Max ain’t no different in that sense. While the first film deals with the death of Max’s wife and kid at the hands of a vicious biker gang, the second and third film deals with an apocalyptic ISTP paradise wherein Max battles even more theatrically violent gangs all for gas and water. When you get down to it, what else matters? Human life? Oh, yeah, that too. Continue reading