Dissection of the Human Centipede Trilogy

The Human Centipede has become somewhat of of a horror cult classic. Not in the same class as The Evil Dead or Night of the Living Dead series, but it is damn sure on it’s way.  Just in case you don’t know what the Human Centipede is allow me to enlighten you. The Human Centipede is the little tale of a German doctor, who dreams a dream of connecti…

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Good Kill Review

 
In the shadowy world of drone warfare, combat unfolds like a video game-only with real lives at stake. After six tours of duty, Air Force pilot Tom Egan (Ethan Hawke) yearns to get back into the cockpit of a real plane, but he now fights the Taliban from an air-conditioned box in the Las Vegas desert. When he and his crew start taking ord…

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"Iris" A Swan Song for Two

 

If you’ve ever seen a pair of eyeglasses with frames like saucers, a necklace with big enough beads to be used in the World Series, or a feather boa digesting a large rodent, chances are the inspiration for the design came from one woman. Name: Iris Apfel. Profession: interior decorator extraordinaire, thrift store miner, Harlem world…

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Tomorrowland's journey to inspiration is mostly stagnant

 

Synopsis: Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.

 

 

Tomorrowland was a bit of a mystery up until the final weeks before opening….

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"Human Centipede 3" Makes Me Happy to Announce How Terrible It Is

The tremendously disgusting things gushing like from a volcano out of Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) are not what ruin the movie. The fun of gross-out cinema is to be grossed out. And having our boundaries pushed is important if for no other reason than to check ourselves. Human Centipede 3 (which I will refer to as HC: 3 going forward) tri…

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Two Short Films by Fabian Martorell: "The Coin" and "Unbelief"

 

French filmmaker Fabian Martorell turned in two short films to The Movie Blog to be reviewed. The Coin and Unbelief are two conceptual shorts blowing as much hot air as possible in their fleeting timespans. These two share a theme (faith) and play off of each other nicely. Both tackle the idea of faith in different ways—one looking to the…

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Mad Max: Fury Road Review

In a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, two rebels just might be able to restore order: Max, a man of action and of few words, and Furiosa, a woman of action who is looking to make it back to her childhood homeland.

 

 

For me, Mad Max: Fury Road unofficially kicks off summer blockbuster season. The Avenger…

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Pitch Perfect 2 excelled in music but slightly lacked in plot

 

Synopsis: After a humiliating command performance at Lincoln Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international competition that no American group has ever won in order to regain their status and right to perform.
 

 

When I saw that a Pitch Perfect sequel was being made, I got excited. The first film was enjoyable …

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Director Amy Berg Talks About Making Every Secret Thing

 

With her upcoming movie Every Secret Thing releasing on May 15th in theaters, VOD, and iTunes, I got a chance to speak with Director Amy Berg about the film.

 

Jim: Hey Amy, how’s it going?

 
Amy: I’m doing very well Jim.
 

Jim: Obviously you have a documentary background, but how did you come up with this…

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Short Film "The Cobblestone Corridor" Exercising its Right to Drool

 

 

            The Cobblestone Corridor, a short film written, directed and starred in by Erik C. Bloomquist, is a neo-noir about a newspaperman doubling as detective to uncover the truth behind the ousting of a popular teacher at his preparatory school. Bloomquist plays Allen Archer, the editor-in-chief and lead journalist for…

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February 16, 2005
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Nefertiti movie starring Halle Berry

— Posted by John Campea

I loved the old Historical and Biblical epics you see on Sunday afternoon, such movies as The Robe, Cleopatra, you know where I’m coming from. When I read in MovieWeb…

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February 16, 2005
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Poseidon Adventure remake gets a Director

— Posted by John Campea

I can hardly believe this, but the daddy of all disaster movies is going to be remade. MovieWeb are reporting that The Poseidon Adventure is going through the dull, lifeless…

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February 16, 2005
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Hollywood to remake Takashi Miike’s One Missed Call

— Posted by John Campea

A while ago I watched a Korean movie called Phone, in which a reporter has her mobile phone number changed in order to hide from a gang who she has…

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February 16, 2005
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Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Trailer

— Posted by Rodney

The new trailer for The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy is now online and I’ve gotta admit it looks pretty darn sweet. I’ve been pretty pessimistic about this who project…

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February 16, 2005
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Brosnan Wanted How Much To Play Bond Again?!?

— Posted by Rodney

In previous posts over the last year or so I’ve mentioned that I was disappointed about the studios decision not to bring Pierce Brosnan back as James Bond again for…

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February 16, 2005
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Blusescreen Creator Honored With Oscar

— Posted by Rodney

It’s difficult to imagine where visual effects in movies would be today without Bluescreen (or Greenscreen in many cases) technology. There would be no Lord of the Rings… heck… there…

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February 15, 2005
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Can a movie deserve Best Film without any other awards?

— Posted by John Campea

The BAFTA’s are passed, and I’m being asked what I was going to comment on, what wasn’t said in the post of the winners. Well, I have a problem with…

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February 15, 2005
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Chris Rock attacks the Oscars…and the Academy…and the audience.

— Posted by John Campea

I have to say I wasn’t really feeling for or against the whole Chris Rock debate that was going on, and the discussion…and more of discussion and debate…and then sheer…

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February 15, 2005
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Paul W.S. Anderson assigned terrorist movie

— Posted by John Campea

Paul W.S. Anderson who Coming Soon quote as being: the director behind the successful “Resident Evil” franchise Has signed up for a thriller called Man with the Football, no it’s…

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February 14, 2005
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V for Vendetta gets a budget and Portman confirmed

— Posted by John Campea

This movie looks like it’s moving fast, well in comparison to others currently in production anyway. Perhaps it’s trying to keep momentum going, and the fans of this Graphic Novel…

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February 14, 2005
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George Clooney buys another Rat Pack movie

— Posted by John Campea

I love the Rat Pack and I love Dean Martin. I have albums galore of his music and it’s brilliant to listen to for relaxing or driving along with the…

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February 14, 2005
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Snippets galore – Indy 4, Talisman, Transformers, Iron Man…

— Posted by John Campea

There’s a whole heap of information in this on set update from War of the Worlds, so excuse the non-all-encompassing-headline. According to Freeze Dried Movies through Coming Soon who visited…

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February 14, 2005
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Sean Connery not retiring nor wanting out of Indy 4

— Posted by John Campea

In contradiction to a couple of stories many of us have run about Sean Connery, both on his retirement and on not appearing in Indiana Jones 4, his publicist has…

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February 14, 2005
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Silent Hill storyline is revealed

— Posted by John Campea

The storyline is out for Silent Hill, via Coming Soon from the official website of the Producer Don Carmody. A woman desperate to save her dying child finds herself trapped…

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February 14, 2005
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BAFTA winners.

— Posted by John Campea

In case you didn’t know, because it wasn’t hailed as a big event anywhere much but the UK this year, but the BAFTA’s were held over the weekend. That’s the…

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February 11, 2005
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Tom-Yung-Goong Trailer

— Posted by Rodney

Well, I know most of you are getting ready to go the see the spectacle that is Ong Bak, so I thought I’d throw this your way. The trailer for…

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February 11, 2005
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Russell Crow Slams Robert De Niro And Others

— Posted by Rodney

This is just disgusting. Don’t get me wrong, Russell Crowe (love him or hate him) is EASILY one of the best actors alive today. This man has acting chops that…

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February 11, 2005
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Tom Sizemore In Jail

— Posted by Rodney

Sadly, this isn’t the first time I’ve posted about the troubles Tom Sizemore is having. Now, the guy is in jail… and maybe he should stay there for a while……

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