Archive for politics

Election Season/Batman V. Spider-Man

Posted in Videos! with tags , , , on 06/10/2016 by McCutcheon

Vote for who you want to vote for or don’t vote at all, it is what it is. Just stop being such a little jerk-wad about it.

Also I talk about the importance of realizing DC’s Greatest Detective would have his skull crushed by your friendly neighborhood web-slinger. Y’know- the important stuff.

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ZRE Podcast #2: Star Wars Could Be Deep!

Posted in Podcasts with tags , , , , , on 01/26/2014 by McCutcheon

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Bryce believes that Star Wars is deeper than some people give it credit for (after all those shiny but rotten prequels). All of this is still experimental, so let us know what you think. Continue reading

Movie Review: The Campaign

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , , on 08/10/2012 by McCutcheon

Stars: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott, John Lithgow, Dan Aykroyd

Rated R for crude sexual content, language, and brief nudity, Running time 85 minutes, Comedy

Compare to: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Man of the Year (2006)

Anytime Will Ferrell comes out with a movie, I’m always on edge about it. Reasonably, of course, not ‘losing sleep over’ type edge. He seems to be hit or miss for the most part. You’ll have Anchorman and Step Brothers, which are hits filled with stupidity yet entertainment all the same. Yet there’s also your Talladega Nights and just about any time he decides he’s going to imitate George W. Bush for an over-extended amount of time. The Campaign falls somewhere in between those, while being closer to his Anchorman-level dedication and leaving the way-too long improv sessions on the back-burner. If punching babies and smear ads is your thing, you’ll laugh until you cry. 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