"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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Danish Short "The Harvest" Not to be Confused with Anything Else

The Harvest, a short, Danish production by directing duo Kim Sønderholm and Martin Sonntag, is not to be confused with the recently released Jon McNaughton film of the same name (reviewed by The Movie Blog’s Jim Alexander here). This is a special effects nightmare—I mean this in a good and bad way. The twenty nasty little minutes that comprise …

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"Woodfalls" Falls Flat and Hard

 

Woodfalls has one thing going for it—Michelle Crane. Crane plays Rebecca, who, along with her brother, Billy (Matthew Ferdenzi), and their helpless mother, moves into a trailer sitting lonely in a field in the town of Woodfalls. Crane, as the bible clinging, inexperienced, softhearted Rebecca is natural and competent in a way no other…

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February 1, 2005
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David Schwimmer Growing in Duane Hopwood

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In a post published about a year ago I talked about the fact that no “Friends” stars seems to be able to make any sort of impact in Hollywood. All…

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January 31, 2005
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The Helix…Loaded parody – Trailers online

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This just came from nowhere and plonked itself in my browser. Total surprise, I had no idea about a farcical version of the Matrix series of films apart from it’s…

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January 31, 2005
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Eighties teen slasher “Terror Train” to be remade

— Posted by John Campea

This tickled me, and tickled me a lot. Remember those silly plot stories from the eighties teen slasher movies? Well this one has to take the biscuit. IMDB cover the…

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January 31, 2005
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David Beckham is pulled from Goal!

— Posted by John Campea

Saved! News is that David Beckham can no longer commit to starring in the forthcoming football (or soccer if you’re that side of the world) movie Goal!. The Guardian have…

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January 31, 2005
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Several casting announcements for Pirates of the Caribbean sequels

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January 31, 2005
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Lara Flynn Boyle Goes Sexy-Crazy On Flight

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This was so crazy I just had to post it. Apparently on a first class flight to London, Lara Flynn Boyle popped a bunch of pills, got naked, hopped into…

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January 31, 2005
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The Sea Inside takes 14 Goya awards

— Posted by John Campea

The Sea Inside has swept 14 awards at the top Spanish film awards ceremony, the Goya awards, the BBC are reporting: The Goya Awards won by The Sea Inside (Mar…

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January 31, 2005
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Bookies call end to Bond betting – Insider betting?

— Posted by John Campea

…and the speculation keeps going. The BBC are now reporting that the British Bookmaker William Hill have closed all bets on Bond. Why? Well someone placed a “large bet” which…

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January 31, 2005
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Should Actors Say What They Think?

— Posted by Rodney

In a recent post about Jennifer Garner telling a friend she thought Elektra was awful, a reader left an interesting comment: Personally, I think an actor should say straight-forward what…

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January 31, 2005
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The Incredibles sweeps Annie Awards

— Posted by Rodney

Well, if anyone really had any doubt that The Incredibles was going to take the Oscar for best animated film (and really, it should be nominated for BEST PICTURE!), those…

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January 31, 2005
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Clint Eastwood Takes Directors Guild Award

— Posted by Rodney

Hmmm… perhaps Martin Scorsese isn’t as sure a lock as most people think for the Oscar next month. Sunday night the Directors Guild handed out their top honor to Clint…

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January 31, 2005
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Eva Longoria joins big cast of The Sentinel

— Posted by John Campea

The Sentinel is lining up to have quite an interesting cast and with the recent news of Eva Longoria from that strangely well received show Desperate Housewives, it’s probably about…

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January 29, 2005
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Comic Movies Can’t Be 100% True To The Comics

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There has been a lot of chat going on around here with regards to the X-Men film and the upcoming Fantastic Four. A little while back I put up a…

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January 28, 2005
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Jet Li’s Unleashed Poster Released

— Posted by John Campea

Eeeeeeeee! I am more excited then a Portugese sailor on shore leave in Paraguay over this movie. In case you did not know, Unleashed is the story of how Jet…

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January 28, 2005
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Did Michael Moore and Mel Gibson Get Snubbed?

— Posted by Rodney

No. They didn’t. It’s funny reading over 100 publications that put out some lame attempt at controversy by suggesting that Michael Moore or Mel Gibson got snubbed by the Oscars…

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January 28, 2005
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Uwe Boll, the curse of videogame movies?

— Posted by John Campea

What the hell is Uwe Boll playing at, and how in the hell is he getting funding to create the poor drivel that he currently is? For anyone who has…

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January 28, 2005
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Matt Damon’s Bourne Ultimatum

— Posted by John Campea

Talking of Matt Damon and the Bourne movies, he’s signed up for the third, The Bourne Ultimatum. What I hope that doesn’t mean is that the camera will be even…

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January 28, 2005
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Abrams takes Felicity lead Keri Russell to MI:3

— Posted by John Campea

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