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The Wolf of Wall Street: Greed Glorifier?

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , , on 01/02/2014 by Taylor Holt


I recently watched Martin Scorsese’s newest movie, The Wolf of Wall Street, and as a movie, I couldn’t help but be entertained by it but as a person, I couldn’t help but feel affected by it. Objectively speaking, it was enjoyable to see how crazy the situations DiCaprio and company were getting into by the sheer force of greed.

But morally, what kind of message do you take away from it? It’s pretty easy to say “Whoa, calm down guy. It’s a movie.” But surely your tongue doesn’t slip out of your mouth as your eyes glaze over when you watch a movie like this; you’re paying attention, absorbing what you’re being fed; so what do you get from it?

Does it really glorify greed or are you meant to take away whatever it is you want to take away? Continue reading

Four Things a Tolkien Fan Appreciates in The Hobbit Film (Besides Everything)

Posted in Top 5 Lists, Whatever with tags , , , , , on 12/20/2012 by Taylor Holt

“I want da gold!”

Written by Bryce Waller

Nine years.

That is how long I was forced to wait for another LOTR movie. And every day I was forced to wait was as long as a life age of the earth. I have to admit when this project was initially starting to gain attention, I was upset that Guillermo Del Toro was attached to direct and not Peter Jackson. I love Del Toro but LOTR fans claim only one man as the heir to the throne of Middle Earth – Sir Peter Jackson. If he has not been knighted, I just did it. Continue reading

Jackman: Origins

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


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

Movie Review: Lincoln

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 11/16/2012 by Taylor Holt

Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Jackie Earle Haley, Tim Blake Nelson

Rated PG-13 for an intense scene of war violence, some images of carnage and brief strong language, Running time 150 minutes, Drama/History

Compare to: Gandhi (1982), Schindler’s List (1993)

After all that Daniel Day-Lewis and Steven Spielberg have achieved separately, it almost seems strange that this is the first project they’ve worked on together. You would think they would’ve realized sooner the kind of film they could collaborate on to go to win an award for this and for that. Well, here it is and Lincoln is bound to be exactly what was just described.

This film opening the same day as the last Twilight movie. Ahhh….makes me laugh. Continue reading

This Just In!: Alex Cross Sucks

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , , on 10/19/2012 by Taylor Holt

“You’re DONE, Madea. I’m tired of all the head slapping. I’m Morgan Freeman now.”

After some confusion about the time that I was going to see the new Tyler Perry’s Alex Cross, I entered late and caught the end. I’m thankful for this. Continue reading