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Pixar, You Beautiful Idiot

Posted in Videos! with tags , , on 06/17/2016 by McCutcheon

Disney and Pixar will make money no matter what and that’s fine. People are saying Finding Dory is actually good and that’s cool. But man if I don’t weep for what could be.

Disney Treats Their Animated Horses Like CRAP

Posted in Whatever with tags , , on 12/04/2014 by McCutcheon

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I’ve got a special place in my heart for talking animals. The idea that my dog, who does not in any way share the same body as me would be able to function the same way that I do, only with her animal parts? Hilarious! Eddie Murphy and Rex Harrison know what I’m talking about.

And you would think Disney would too. For all of their billion dollar cartoons, I have yet to see a horse be treated as an equal anthropomorphic beast. I am repulsed. Continue reading

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

Movie Review: Big Hero 6

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , on 11/07/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., TJ Miller, Genesis Rodrgiuez, Daniel Henney, James Cromwell, Maya Rudolph, Alan Tudyk

Rated PG for action and peril, some rude humor, and thematic elements. Running time 108 minutes, Sci-fi/Adventure/Comedy

Compare to: The Incredibles (2004), Meet the Robinsons (2007), Megamind (2010)

Just to make sure that somebody’s counting, both movies that open up today, Interstellar and Big Hero 6, feature helpful robots and the second that movie this year that includes TJ Miller speculating in awe and fear of the scary robots chasing him (Transformers 4). Just saying.

With superhero movies being all the rage, and Disney having bought out what could be the most successful franchise of them all, it’s only natural they would eventually turn a property into an animated feature. As a parody? As a new title of its own? A bit here, a bit there, Hero does a great job at fitting in, though it doesn’t break new ground as Disney is generally known for doing. Does that make it a disappointment though? Continue reading

MBTI: Maleficent- INFJ

Posted in MBTI Idealists, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , on 09/09/2014 by McCutcheon

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Though the original Maleficent was full of what her name implies; malice, of course, the reimagining brought an entirely new perspective to the character, and one that showed us a darkened fairy rather than an evil witch.

Most would agree the original to be your basic evil queen, more than likely INTJ. You know how nasty those mofos can be. But Jolie’s portrayal displayed the traits INFJs in real life do: complex and misunderstood. Continue reading

Movie Review: Maleficent

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 05/30/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Brenton Thwaites, Lesley Manville, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple

Rated PG for sequences of fantasy action and violence, including frightening images, Running time 97 minutes minutes, Fantasy/Adventure/Family

Compare to: Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

It’s important for any movie to know what it is. Maleficent may know what it is and audiences that go in for it may too, and those may be the ones that enjoy it the most.

But many audiences may be left out because much like the plot and the characters involved, not everything is for everyone right? Continue reading

MBTI: Anna and Elsa- ENFP and INFP

Posted in MBTI Idealists, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , , , on 03/18/2014 by McCutcheon

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What a weird concept, for Disney to make a movie with not one, but two princesses and then turn and (Spoiler) have the romantic interest turn into a bad guy.

If you haven’t seen Frozen by now, you’re either living under a rock or don’t have a woman in your life that’s had the chance. Your time will come.

Anyway, Anna and Elsa’s personalities are not only great fits for ENFP and INFP, their interactions are partly what give it away. Continue reading

MBTI: Ariel- ENFP

Posted in MBTI Idealists, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , on 07/30/2013 by McCutcheon

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As much as it pains me to write on a Disney character, ENFPs just seem to fit into the Disney mold so well. I’m a guy; Aladdin, The Lion King, Hercules were the only ones I cared about. I’m a guy, my taste is limited.

It could be their cheery, upbeat disposition. It could be their readiness to jump into unfamiliar situations and their proneness to involving themselves in on-the-spot romances (while keeping it “G” in the films of course). Or it could be their way of motivation for change that allows an hour-and-a-half long film to feel even shorter by keeping things funny and exciting.

Whichever the reason (psst…it’s all three), none fit ENFP as well as Hans Christian Anderson’s Ariel. Continue reading

Movie Review: Wreck-It Ralph

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 11/02/2012 by McCutcheon

Stars: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, Jack McBrayer, Alan Tudyk,

Rated PG for some rude humor and mild action/violence, Running time 108 minutes, Animation/Comedy

Compare to: Toy Story (1995), Up (2009)

Of all the arcade games I’ve ever played growing up, Rampage! was my favorite. You picked your giant monster, be it a lizard, a gorilla or a wolf. Then you would proceed to destroy as much of the city as you could before the military destroyed. Reversing this concept is the in-film video game of Fix-It Felix Jr., where the player’s goal is to fix the apartment building that a over-sized hobo is destroying it. It’s one of the many aspects of the movie that will have viewers reminiscing of their days at the arcade while the smooth animation and usual kid-friendly adult joke combine to create a movie that’s not only fun, but gives a message that is normally the exact opposite of what we’re usually given in movies, especially animation.

I’ll get to that in a second. Continue reading

Movie Review: Brave

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 06/21/2012 by McCutcheon

Stars: Kelly MacDonald, Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Julie Walters

Rated PG for scary action and rude humor, 100 minutes, Family/Animation/Adventure

Compare to: The Little Mermaid (1989), Brother Bear (2003)

After last year’s Cars 2, Pixar showed that for the first time, they were able to make a movie that wasn’t universally loved by all. I actually don’t care for Finding Nemo (2003) either but when I say that I get looks as though I made a joke about the Holocaust. People love everything that’s put out by Disney and/or Pixar and rarely ever is there a release that’s met with mixed reviews and ‘meh’ reactions. After reading a couple reviews by critics I somewhat admire, I was a little skeptical because a these particular reviews were no bueno. Yet after finally watching Brave for myself, I’m pretty pleased to say that while it might not be the most original script, and might not end up having the complete everlasting effect so many Disney movies have had on audiences, this is still a solid movie and well worth the watch. Continue reading