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Angry Young Man

The Voice is unmistakable.

You know the music.

There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man.

It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition. And, it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the …

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Foreboding Forethought

Sir Ridley Scott’s epic return to sci-fi is one of many solid films coming this summer:

For those of you who do not know Ridley Scott was the guy that was nice enough to make a movie about my younger days called GladiatorHe also did Alien, Blade Runner, Black Hawk Down, and American Gangster among others.  I personally am not a huge fan of stuff like Alien (Sci-fi thriller’sthey call them) but I have to admit that Prometheus looks pretty dope (it’s been called an Alien prequel).  Prometheus marks Sir Ridley Scott’s return to the genre he redefined.  The plot follows the crew of the spaceship Prometheus in the late 21st century, as they explore an advanced alien civilization in search of the origins of humanity.  What they find evidently is NOT daisies and lollipops.  Which is what I thought might initially be the case.  It’s not.  What is Prometheus REALLY about you ask?  A Rationals’ dark side.

“To make man more like the gods, Prometheus gave him fire: the symbol of light and energy.  In harnessing light and energy mankind gains control and understanding of nature.  To understand and control nature is to possess powers, and it is thatthe desire for powers—that sets the Promethean apart from others.” Please Understand Me p. 47

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Well-Rounded Wizardry

Happy Easter!  The spring is officially upon us my dears and with it comes the grand opening of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter in Leavesden, England, 18 miles north of London.  On the heels of the smashing success of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, our dear and beloved friends at Warner Bros. Studios have decided to make the place where the most successful film series of all time was shot available to the general public.  In other words if you ever feel the urge to go hang out at Hogwarts Castle or Diagon Alley, you now have the ability to do so:

And wouldn’t you know it, but the Four Houses of Hogwarts match up right on the nose with the four temperaments.  Much like the sorting hat matches up right on the nose with the Keirsey Temperament Sorter.  I know…. Right!??  Let’s take a look.

Utilitarian Comradery

Yup.  You guessed it.  The AvengersAnd the four basic personality typesHow did you know?!??

It looks like Loki’s army is going to be a bunch of Skeletor from He-Man looking things a.k.a this guy right here:

Which actually looks pretty cool I guess.  I definitely wouldn’t fight that guy.  Would you?  He looks mean-spirited.

Where did you find these people Loki?  They look like undesirables.  And we all know what happens when you mingle with undesirables.

What perhaps we should be more concerned about is the guys that are on our squad.  Like for instance the Not So Friendly Green Giant and the Armored Avenger.

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Lighthearted Company

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey now has a full trailer and it looks like Peter Jackson still doesn’t suck at making movies so that’s definitely good news.

Being the iconic film-maker that he is; Peter Jackson is starting to document his film making via blogging and so far it looks like he is doing a real bang-up job on such a nostalgic tale so hat’s off to him.  For those of you unfortunate folk who do not know The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is one of two films currently being shot  that is based off of J.R.R. Tolkein‘s world renowned novel entitled The Hobbit which takes place in the same world (Middle-Earth) as the academy award winning Lord of the Rings Trilogy.  The film will star titular character Bilbo Baggins played by Martin Freeman, Gandalf the Grey played by Sir Ian Mckellen and a small but very cheerful company of dwarves led by Thorin Oakensheild played by Richard Armitage.  Given the delight-filled spirit of this whole thing lets take a look at incorrigible combo Bilbo Baggins and his dear and old friend Gandalf the Grey.

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Cutthroat Diversity

Game of Thrones is finally back and Thank the Gods because some of us have been waiting since Season 1 ended without eating food, sleeping, or going to the bathroom.  Ya.  It’s been rough.  But the wait is finally over as HBO’s outrageously phenomenal epic fantasy series Game of Thrones returns for Season 2 this coming Sunday April 1st at 10/9c on HBO so strap your boots on folks ’cause it’s gonna be a good one.  Funny thing about outrageously phenomenal series’ is that they tend to know whatsup.  When I say know whatsup, what else would I be talking about other than the Four Basic Personality Types.  And while we’re on the subject of the Four Basic Personality Types, let’s take a look at the Four Major Houses of Westeros.

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Tacticians’ Skirmish

With the summer creeping up and nerd-tastic San Diego Comic-Con approaching rapidly I think it’s high time we talked about the most anticipated film of 2012: The Dark Knight Rises.  Christopher Nolan screened a four hour rough cut of the film recently for Warner Bros. meaning that the film does actually exist and it’s not all a big hoaxThe Dark Knight Rises itself will be dropping a week after San Diego’s most coveted nerd festival ends (July 20) so people are speculating that the man himself Christopher Nolan will be making a personal appearanceGotham enthusiasts speculate that a fresh new trailer should hit soon so stay posted.  What exactly is The Dark Knight Rises all about you ask?  Well basically, two Artisans going at it.  Or more specifically, two Tactical Operators.  Let’s take a look shall we.

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Tacticians' Skirmish

With the summer creeping up and nerd-tastic San Diego Comic-Con approaching rapidly I think it’s high time we talked about the most anticipated film of 2012: The Dark Knight Rises.  Christopher Nolan screened a four hour rough cut of the film recently for Warner Bros. meaning that the film does actually exist and it’s not all a big hoaxThe Dark Knight Rises itself will be dropping a week after San Diego’s most coveted nerd festival ends (July 20) so people are speculating that the man himself Christopher Nolan will be making a personal appearanceGotham enthusiasts speculate that a fresh new trailer should hit soon so stay posted.  What exactly is The Dark Knight Rises all about you ask?  Well basically, two Artisans going at it.  Or more specifically, two Tactical Operators.  Let’s take a look shall we.

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Concrete Comradery

Just when you thought I wasn’t going to talk about The Avengers anymore.  BAM.  Dyads.  Although these four basic personality types certainly have their conflicts, they also once in a while get along with one another.  One such a heartwarming comradeship exists between fellow Marvelsupersquad members the Incredible Hulk and Captain America.  Both superheroes are defined by their extraordinary physicality, but perhaps there is more behind these two than meets the eye.  Let’s take a look.

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Abstract Conflict

I know.  The Avengers.  And the Four Basic Personality types.  We get it guys.  Well you see the funny thing about these four basic personality types is that they interact with one another in a complex fashion.  One of such a rivalry of course is that between Asgardian Princes Thor Odinson and Loki Laufeyson.  This bitter and delightful conflict between brothers may indeed be fictional, but serves however to highlight the important characteristics of the age-old conflict between Rational and Idealist.  Let’s go right on ahead then and take a look at this epic clash of abstract minds.

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