Archive for 2013

The Best Movie Posters of 2013

Posted in Top 5 Lists, Whatever with tags , , , , on 12/30/2013 by McCutcheon

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As we’ve seen, not all advertisements are done with maximum effort in the creativity department. And while not all that glitters is gold, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the view.

Below are seven of the year’s best movie posters, along with some of their variations. Continue reading

The Worst Movie Posters of 2013

Posted in Top 5 Lists, Whatever with tags , , , , on 12/17/2013 by McCutcheon
Hapless hijinks all around!

Hapless hijinks all around!

There are some great movie posters out there. Some really tell a story of their own just with how creative or even simplistic the image presented are. Everybody loves a good floating head collage while some just come up with a design that doesn’t tell you everything but draws you in with something cool enough to make you think the movie might have something to it.

Then there are the other ones. That’s what this is about because regardless of how good the movie may or may not have been, the poster that was meant to draw you in just didn’t do it’s friggin’ job. Continue reading

MBTI: Lara Croft- ISFP

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , , on 11/05/2013 by McCutcheon

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Of all the heroines that would eventually break into the video game scene and be a sex symbol (I guess), action star, and role model to girls everywhere (psh) it only makes sense she would be compared to Indiana Jones in style and profession.

The 2013 reboot was a welcome edition to a franchise that seemed like it had pretty much had it’s day. Lara’s newer modest look and ability to adapt all feel like the action ISFP. She uses a bow and arrow you say? Hmm… Continue reading

Movie Review: Carrie

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , , on 10/18/2013 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Chloe Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Gabriella Wilde

Rated R for bloody violence, disturbing images, language and some sexual content, Running time 100 minutes, Drama/Horror

Compare to: The Craft (1996), Psycho, (1998), Let Me In (2010)

Interesting question to pose, the “What do you get for the man who has everything?” In Carrie‘s case, “What do you say about the 2013 movie that’s been out since 1976?”

Aside from decent performances and special effects that are on par, everything you see here will only feel new to those it must be geared toward- younger audiences that don’t have to see the original when they can just wait for the inevitable remake. Other than that, don’t bother watching a film that’s nearly a carbon copy of it’s predecessor. Continue reading

Movie Review: Texas Chainsaw

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 01/21/2013 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Alexandria Daddario, Dan Yeager, Trey Songz, Scott Eastwood, Tania Raymonde, Shaun Sipos

Rated R for strong grisly violence and language throughout, Running time 92 minutes, Horror

Compare to: Friday the 13th (2009), Shark Night (2011)

When people think of starting off the new year, it very often involves fireworks, tax season, and promises to yourself about weight loss. Not Lionsgate. They apparently thinking of dismemberment, a tired franchise, and awful storytelling.

Oh, and trying to make a hero out of the film’s lead antagonist. Sorry guys, it just doesn’t work this way. Continue reading

Jackman: Origins

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , on 12/19/2012 by McCutcheon

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We have a problem.

Wolverine was always cool growing up and I don’t really need to explain why. While James Bond may have always been the embodiment of sophistication and coolness, Wolverine could just as easily be described as masculinity personified. Claws come out, motorcycles, cigars, side-burns, and just not caring about anything. That’s what I always thought of anyway. Continue reading

What I Want to See in The Creature from the Black Lagoon Remake

Posted in Top 5 Lists, Whatever with tags , , , , on 09/19/2012 by McCutcheon

“No, I’ve gotta go. MOM, I’m carrying a dead woman right now, I WILL CALL YOU BACK.”

Before anything else, I’m going to open up with my lack of articles the past few days. Not only has a lot been going on personally, but the writing I have been doing is going elsewhere, sad to say, and I can’t post it on here to add to my list of brilliant musings on life, love, and movies, minus the first two.

Anyway.

It’s inevitable. Everything is being remade and Horror characters are getting the short end of the stick. “Hey, if we redo Ghoulies 2, we will make money and we don’t even have to think about it!” I’m pretty sure that exactly, word for word, is how executives are plotting this stuff out. No contractions. They’re also saying, “Make it PG-thirteenier! More money in that!” The Universal monsters are even getting a 21st century makeover.

Van Helsing sucked, Frankenstein gets remade one way or another regardless of who wants it, vampires are a mainstay and even Wolfman saw the light of day, even if it was sucker-punched as soon as it took a step outside to breathe in the fresh air. Continue reading