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MBTI: Colonel Volgin- ENTJ

Posted in MBTI Rationals, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , on 11/05/2014 by McCutcheon

volgin1In the footsteps of Magneto, Loki, and plenty of other villains that have just got to have it all, Colonel Yevgeny Borisovitch Volgin is one apple that didn’t fall far from the tree. And he is one ruthless, sadomasochistic apple.

Since the villain makes the hero, it should be pretty clear how Big Boss got to be as awesome as he is. Look who he had to go through. Volgin in a supervillain in a world where very select few gain the kind of power he had, but y’know what they say about absolute power… Man, I have I used that line before? Power-hungry guys are all so similar… Continue reading

ZRE Podcast #22- The Greatest Rivalries

Posted in Podcasts with tags , , , , , , on 07/02/2014 by McCutcheon

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Mild Spoilers Ahead!

We’ve all been there, whether we recognized it or not. That guy or girl we stare down through the crowd. It’s like something out of a Coldplay music video except that you hate each other. Well, that’s what we’re talking about today. Josh and Taylor are going over some of the greatest rivalries to ever grace the screen (or page). That and the pronunciation of “butting heads.” Continue reading

The Snake-Captain Connection: Profound Similarities Between Metal Gear and The Winter Soldier

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , , , on 04/08/2014 by McCutcheon

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Spoilers to both The Metal Gear Series and The Winter Soldier Movie.

This should probably be my last Winter Soldier-related article but what can I say? When a movie is good, it’s going to stick with you.

But while watching the film, it could be helped to notice several things sticking out as…familiar.

What do you mean Taylor? This story was completely original! You can LEAVE AMERICA if you don’t like it!

No, no…it’s not that I didn’t like it, this latest Marvel movie is the best in the series by far. But I have suspicions that another super soldier has already been through a similar predicament. 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

5 Properties that Should NEVER be Movies

Posted in Top 5 Lists with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 06/19/2012 by McCutcheon

Let’s be honest. Unless the world ends sometime very, very soon, your favorite ‘whatever’ will be made into a movie. Book, show, video game, whatever. It will be made into a movie even if it’s not called by it’s own name. No Smallville movie, no, but Superman has seen his share of screen time. No Law & Order but c’mon- there’s a million crime/thrillers already. Alan Moore deemed Watchmen (2009) unfilmable, but bam, we’ve had it for three years now.

Based on the fact that comic book movies aren’t going away and there are a hundred thousand (the exact number) other propeties to be mined, rest assured, what you love will eventually be molested by Hollywood’s grubby little fingers. Or made love to, it’s a split decision. I don’t want to act as though Hollywood does nothing justice. Dark Knight of course is the greatest example, while plenty of others get their due.

Could anyone have done Sherlock Holmes (2008) the way Guy Ritchie delivered it? Could anyone have gotten ahold of Daredevil (2003) and made it as awesome as Ben Affleck did? That last sentence was a terrible joke and I’m sorry I typed it, but in all honesty, Daredevil is part of the reason I’m writing this. Such a great character with basic, creative plots, and we get a cross eyed Ben Affleck making kissy-face with his future wife.

This was supposed to be my favorite character brought to life, using his crazy senses, flipping off buildings and throwing rapists through glass windows in bars, not picking out his next wife.

But for better or worse, the next properties mentioned ultimately remain untouched. Mostly. I bring them to light not to say that Hollywood couldn’t make them in one way or another- but that they just shouldn’t. Continue reading