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Movie Review: Interstellar

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 11/06/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Wes Bentley, Casey Affleck, Mackenzie Foy, David Gayase, Bill Irwin, Michael Caine

Rated PG-13 for some intense perilous action and brief strong language. Running time 169 minutes, Sci-fi/Adventure/Drama

Compare to: Contact (1997), Sunshine (2007), Inception (2010)

Since his re-introduction of the Dark Knight into film and actually making him dark again, director Christopher Nolan has made himself a brand name that carries with all of his films the comparison to each of his Batman films.

After Inception, it was proven he could go outside the bounds Batman may have seemed to have set around him while his third and final installment of the Dark Knight trilogy seemed to place many on the fence about their interest in him, while procuring his place in many’s minds for possibly the rest of their lives.

After all that, what else can Nolan bring that isn’t already expected of him? A lot apparently. Continue reading

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How It’s Done…and How It SHOULDN’T Be Done- Interstellar and Days of Future Past Posters

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , on 05/06/2014 by McCutcheon

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Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar opens this November and the only way I could be more excited for it is if I was going to be shot into space myself as a promotion for the movie.

Yes, I would let them shoot me into space. Just give me a space suit and a Star Wars lunch box and I’m good. And while you could call me a Nolanite for accepting just about everything the man does, you’ve got to give credit where credit is due and for this poster, credit is due. And then there’s Days of Future Past, which is just… Continue reading

MBTI: Inception Cast

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Guardians, MBTI Rationals, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , , , on 11/06/2013 by McCutcheon
All gaze...at Burrito City.

All gaze…at Burrito City.

Just when people thought Nolan couldn’t top The Dark Knight, he goes and makes Inception. Maybe that was topping Batman but in its own way, it’s just as good. For me, it’s probably better due to it’s originality, even though some will beg to differ. Seriously, they’re begging to differ. Like hobos.

I think of Inception as the perfect movie for psychology enthusiasts, specifically those of MBTI in that aside from so much of the movie literally taking place in people’s minds, it seems that much of the work Jung had done on dreams is what made this movie possible to make in the first place. Definitely wasn’t Freud’s work or this would’ve been a Horror movie. Hey, maybe that’s what The Cell was. Continue reading

Keep Your Politics Out of My Batman

Posted in The Dark Knight Rises Stuff, Whatever with tags , , , , on 07/23/2012 by McCutcheon

 

It’s not uncommon for filmmakers to put their political and/or religious beliefs out of the stories they tell. Movies themselves are full of themes, ideas and messages, it goes without saying. In fact, if you don’t have an overall point, your movie probably sucks. But notice the difference between a message or theme from your beliefs. One is an ultimate point, something the film is centered around, constantly being conveyed through whatever it is the characters do.

In the 2003 remake of Willard (don’t remember?), Willard Stiles is a pathetic man with absolutely nothing to his name, and his life is being run into the ground with an especial amount of help from his tyrannical bully of a boss. You feel sorry for Willard (Kinda. Depends on how you feel about Crispin Glover) until he gets his iota of power by controlling an army of rats. He, in time, becomes just as bad as his boss to make an hour and a half short. The idea being don’t become what you hate. While this isn’t to say that everyone should strive to be like Willard, at least not financially, the movie had a message and it was made clear to those who wanted it. Most times people don’t, or don’t need to pick up on this but many times you can just feel it. It centers the film. But a message isn’t what I’m speaking of. Continue reading

Movie Review: The Dark Knight Rises

Posted in Reviews!, The Dark Knight Rises Stuff with tags , , , , , on 07/20/2012 by McCutcheon

Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action/violence, some sensuality and language, 164 minutes, Action/Adventure

Compare to: Heat (1996), Inception (2010)

After four years of wondering how could they make a sequel to 2008’s The Dark Knight and make anywhere near as good, The Dark Knight Rises is finally here and we can finally know. Many critics have criticized the nearly three hour run time, the supposed slow start to a decent finish that isn’t bad but something of a disappointment.

They claim that this is what happens after a director has so many films; he becomes full of himself and creates a long, slow, pretentious letdown. None of those things are true. I’m going to skip even a brief overview of the story so feel free to read with no spoilers. Continue reading

What to Expect from The Dark Knight Rises

Posted in The Dark Knight Rises Stuff, Whatever with tags , , , , on 07/17/2012 by McCutcheon

I’m not usually one to place too much faith in a film. I usually go with the idea that while I want it to be good, I stay with reality in case it turns out to be terrible. Then there’s everything in between. Last year’s Drive was great, while Captain America wasn’t too bad, and then Tekken: Blood Vengeance was a miserable disappointment to me as a Tekken fan. Man, I was really looking forward to that one too. With that in mind, I’d like to feel some sense of cautiousness toward this Friday’s Dark Knight Rises…but I just can’t. I was one of the naysayers who didn’t care for the casting of Heath Ledger as the Joker, but look what we got. I expected it to be a decent film, but the end result was a little better than “decent.” I wasn’t sure what to think of the Inception trailers, but dang it, I love that movie now.

So now with Dark Knight Rises on the way, I feel it’s not only safe to this is going to be a great movie, but possibly Christopher Nolan’s best. This, along with the fact I believe Nolan to be one of the best directors of all time, we could be getting a classic with DKR. I honestly don’t think that’s expecting too much. Nolan himself has been quoted as saying that DKR is the “biggest [film] anyone’s done since the silent era.”

Here are some things to look forward to.

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