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Thoughts on Arkham Knight for PS4

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , on 07/07/2015 by McCutcheon

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Warning! Spoilers ahead!

I don’t quite want to call this a review even though I’m putting it in the “Review” category. This is really more of a chance to talk about how awesome this game is. I only just got a Playstation a week or so ago and it was really more for the upcoming Metal Gear Solid game, but Batman tagged along and here I am a week later writing about this game I’m continually impressed by.

I’m partly writing because as a fan of comics, video games (generally) and things of high quality I feel the need to talk about this game. Because as Pastor Clever says- G’LAWD HAVE MERCY! Continue reading

You Need to Read Chrononauts

Posted in Reviews!, Whatever with tags , , , , , on 06/16/2015 by McCutcheon

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You’re familiar with writer Mark Millar’s work whether you know it or not. You might have read his comics- stints he’s had with Marvel (Civil War, Old Man Logan, The Ultimates) and DC (Superman: Red Son) or maybe stories with his own characters (Nemesis, Jupiter’s Legacy). Chances are, you’ve seen the Wanted, Kick-Ass, or Kingsman movies, all based on his comics.

But for all of his huge ideas, I haven’t really been a fan of Millar’s work…until now. Continue reading

ZRE Podcast #27- Guardians of the Galaxy

Posted in Podcasts, Reviews! with tags , , , , , , on 08/01/2014 by McCutcheon
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Spoilers ahead!

Just going over the newest Marvel movie, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ Is it good as a comic book movie? Is it good as a REGULAR movie? Does it have an end credits scene? Yes to all.

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Movie Review: The Lego Movie

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , , on 02/10/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Arnett, Charlie Day, Alison Brie, Liam Neeson, Will Ferrell

Rated PG for mild action and rude humor, Running time 100 minutes, Action/Comedy

Compare to: Toy Story (1995) meets The Matrix (1999)

Of all the movies made to help sell toys, The Lego Movie is the closest one to combining what sells their product and making something you’ll still actually want to watch.

I imagine many thinking of this movie solely as the former, much like Transformers and the upcoming Ninja Turtles movies are bound to do, but The Lego Movie doesn’t pretend to be more than it is while also playing up to that role of ridiculous kids movie that adults will enjoy too. Continue reading

The Top Five of 2012

Posted in Top 5 Lists with tags , , , , on 01/08/2013 by McCutcheon

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After (woo hoo!) an entire of reviewing movies, this is what it comes down to; the best of the best, the most amazing, well scripted, melodramatic dramas that Hollywood has to offer… maybe not, but these are my most enjoyable and well made films of 2012. As far as I’m concerned, the second half of the year was much better than the first half, while the year all around just kicked the balls of 2011, despite the huge titles that came out.

I’m looking at you, Twilight and Hangover 2. 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: The Possession

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , on 08/31/2012 by McCutcheon

Stars: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Natasha Calis, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport, Matisyahu

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving violence and disturbing sequences , Running time 92 minutes, Horror/Thriller/Supernatural

Compare to: The Unborn (2009), The Haunting in Conneticut (2009)

It’s hard to hate another PG-13 Horror movie after you’ve seen the garbage that is The Apparition , which opened last week to only 800 theaters and deserved even less than that. After watching it, I was ready for whatever would come out the following week. So here we are, one week later and now The Possession has surfaced; a movie that offers a few genuinely freaky moments with zero originality saved for a couple points of our villain’s origin.

For the sake of keeping spoilers to myself, and just because there’s not really not much to tell that you can’t figure out for yourself, I’m going to try to keep this short as I have other films where every bit of the story could be giving something away. That is, if you care to begin with. Continue reading

Please Don’t be Mad

Posted in Whatever with tags , , on 08/17/2012 by McCutcheon

Here’s a short list of why you shouldn’t be mad:

  • You don’t know why you should be mad yet.
  • You are a kind soul.
  • You don’t care that much about movie reviews to begin with and you found this site on accident.

…But dang it, I don’t have time to write a review today of either The Expendables 2 or ParaNorman. It’s not that I don’t want to, it’s that the universe is trying to keep us apart. I’m being serious, I sat down to write both reviews and the universe just looked me in the face and said “No.” Then he made me say an oath to a green power source and made me wear a fruity ring. Now anytime I touch a banana or a pencil I get weak and need to take a nap. Then he made me show up in this ridiculously expensive movie that tried to shove all seventy years of continuity into an hour and half. Nobody liked it, but hey the sequel’s already written.

Expect late reviews on both, the universe be damned!

Okay, maybe not damned

 

I just showed you a clip of Green Lantern so now you can be mad.

2012: The Worst of the Year, Thus Far

Posted in Top 5 Lists, Whatever with tags , , , , on 07/05/2012 by McCutcheon

It’s easy to make a bad movie. Trust me, Youtube sketches, while they may be hard work, are easily terrible. In fact, if I had to say, I think about 97.3222222% of sketch videos are just that, with the remainder being your friend’s video which he makes you watch and pretend to like. But what I’m talking about are movies that have an actual budget (usually with at least six zeroes), people who get paid to work at their professional craft, and still manage to screw it up. Only being halfway into the year, there are already a lot of those end results out there.

Unlike This Movie Suuucks though, these haven’t really been so much fun to watch as they have been disappointing, mediocre to the point of being awful, or sometimes straight up frustrating to finish. I’ve had friends lean over to me during these movies to say “Come on, man. Let’s just go.” Though in mind the phrase comes to mind “For the review!” I feel the need to finish every single terrible second of celluloid Hollywood can deliver so as to give a complete and thorough review, as hard as it’s been in some cases. Once again, if there’s a full review, click on the title and you shall be taken to it. Can’t wait to see what the second half of the year has to offer… Continue reading

This Movie Suuucks: The Matrix Sequels

Posted in This Movie SUUUCKS with tags , , , , , , on 06/10/2012 by McCutcheon

When I first saw the original Matrix in 1999, it was the greatest thing I’d ever seen, even without completely understanding it. We hadn’t really seen fighting like that outside of kung-fu films and even then, it hadn’t really ever been combined with the supernatural/bullet time aspects. Blade (1998) is the only other thing that comes to mind.

So when The Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions were announced, everybody just felt like they hit the jackpot. “The fighting, the message, the music? There’s going to be MORE of it?” Little did we know, it was all just going to be terrible. Not only that, after a few years I’d heard a few rumors and eventually read some articles stating that the original was even a rip-off of a Grant Morrison comic book, ruining my entire idea of the freaking movies. Thanks, Cracked.  Continue reading