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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The Marine 4 Adds A Different Feel To The Franchise

 
Synopsis: Jake Carter is assigned to protect a “high-value package,” a beautiful whistleblower trying to expose a corrupt army defense contractor. (c)IMDB
 

One of the original WWE Studios productions turned franchise is back for the 4th installment. The Marine 4 Moving Target has established their star of the franchise in Mike…

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January 27, 2005
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Movie Ticket Prices Slashed In Ontario

— Posted by Rodney

Any long time reader of The Movie Blog has seen me post more than once about the current insane economics ot the theatre business. Perhaps someone here in Ontario heard…

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January 27, 2005
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Hide and Seek Reviews

— Posted by Rodney

Robert De Niro’s career has totally been in the crapper the last few years. I count 6 totally horrible films in a row. He really needs a good one. Unfortunetly,…

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January 27, 2005
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Alone in the Dark Reviews

— Posted by Rodney

Just when i was starting to wonder if I’d see any reviews this year WORSE than the ones received by Elektra… along come Alone in the Dark. Oh wow… no…

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January 27, 2005
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Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine

— Posted by Rodney

I never thought I’d hear myself say that I’m really looking forward to seeing a movie about Chess. Yet here I am. Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine is making…

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January 27, 2005
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Jennifer Garner says Elektra is Awful

— Posted by Rodney

Most of us are still trying to repair the mental damage suffered from watching Elektra. The question I keep asking myself is “Oh my sweet Jennifer… what the hell where…

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January 27, 2005
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Revenge of the Sith Opening Crawl

— Posted by Rodney

Well here you go. The opening crawl for Revenge of the Sith has been posted up on the official Star Wars website. Special thanks to FilmRot. War! The Republic is…

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January 26, 2005
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John and Doug’s Views on Other People’s Opinions

— Posted by Rodney

Hehe… Movie Blog Alumnist Day-Vuh sent me a version of this and I just had to post it. :)

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January 26, 2005
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Evil Dead Producer Robert Tapert answers why to the remake

— Posted by John Campea

Robert Tapert the Producer from The Evil Dead, has talked to SciFi Wire about the remake plans for that very movie. Apparently he and Bruce Campbell were the really reluctant…

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January 26, 2005
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The Movie Blog: Audio Edition Vol. 11

— Posted by Rodney

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January 26, 2005
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Fox ship Hide and Seek film with no ending

— Posted by John Campea

I’ve said it before about getting hacked off with trailers giving away a pivotal point of a movie or even the ending itself, and when I used to talk about…

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January 26, 2005
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New Flick For Blair Witch Director

— Posted by Rodney

A couple of years ago, just about a month prior to the release of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, I was down in Indianapolis for the big Star Wars…

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January 26, 2005
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Jon Voight Fires Back At SAG

— Posted by Rodney

In an earlier post we mentioned the fact that Jon Voight has been banned from attending the upcoming Screen Actors Guild Awards, even though he’s nominated, as punishment from the…

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January 26, 2005
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More A Scanner Darkly pictures and some jobs

— Posted by John Campea

Wow, if only I had changed my entire career early on in my life and chosen to be a Graphic Artist, studied and learned, then moved into Graphic Novels, I…

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January 26, 2005
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Miami Vice script details

— Posted by John Campea

Over at Film Rotation MediaMelt (his Mum actually christened him that) has some news of the Miami Vice movie, and he quotes a story from Latino Review about the script….

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January 25, 2005
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RingoStarr to be Stan Lee’s first celebrity Superhero?

— Posted by John Campea

Okay something really weird is going on here. We’ve just had the madness of Crispin Glover’s new movie trailer, well now madness from the previously sane Stan Lee. CNN is…

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January 25, 2005
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Crispin Glover’s What is it – Well, what the heck is it?

— Posted by John Campea

What the heck?! I’ve just seen the trailer for Crispin Glover‘s movie What is it? What is it? It’s exceedingly weird and quite creepy, however as far as story goes?…

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January 25, 2005
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2005 Oscar Nominations

— Posted by John Campea

Oh why not, everyone else is! You can check out the full list at the Oscars site, but let’s do a quick run down of the top awards…where’s the Top…

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January 25, 2005
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Michael Douglas to star in Racing the Monsoon

— Posted by John Campea

When did Michael Douglas get so serious? Remember Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile? Fantastic fun films. Yet Douglas hasn’t returned to that kind of fun film…

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