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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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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January 25, 2005
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New War of the Worlds pictures online

— Posted by John Campea

I don’t know what the excitement is about the War of the Worlds pictures, I mean it’s just Tom Cruise standing around with a bunch of people. Oh, and there’s…

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January 25, 2005
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New Constantine pictures online

— Posted by John Campea

If nothing else, Constantine looks cool. After I saw the trailer I was worried that it was going to be very similar to Matrix, it did have a lot of…

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January 25, 2005
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Brad Pitt to star as Jesse James

— Posted by John Campea

Well there’s three guys writing here and an extra one on the audio edition, and we all struggle with innuendo and cheap leching at sexy ladies, so I thought it…

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January 24, 2005
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X-Men 3 With or Without Gambit?

— Posted by Rodney

Ok, right off the bat I should say that it is VERY unlikley that we’ll see Gambit in the next X-Men film for many many reasons… but considering so many…

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January 24, 2005
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Napster To Offer Movie Downloads Legally

— Posted by Rodney

This is a step in the right direction. Silicon.Com is reporting the following: Original music download heavyweight Napster is considering remaking itself as a movie download site too. Speaking at…

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January 24, 2005
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The 2005 Razzie Awards

— Posted by Rodney

I don’t know why, but I almost look forward to the Razzies as much as the Oscars. For those of you who may not know, the Razzies “honor” the worst…

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January 24, 2005
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Pitt and Aniston Films Delayed Because of Split?

— Posted by Rodney

The general movie going audience is a funny creature. Some of the most extreme things don’t even make us blink… and some of the smallest things will make us flock…

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January 24, 2005
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Christian Slater Victim of Knife Attack

— Posted by Rodney

This just ain’t funny. Actor Christian Slater (who I once thought was going to be a major major star) was attacked this weekend by some knife weiding psycho. CNN gives…

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January 24, 2005
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The Aviator Takes Top Award At Producers Guild

— Posted by Rodney

It’s starting to look more certain that The Aviator, the biopic on the life of Howard Hughes, is going to take home Best Picture at the Oscars this year (nominees…

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January 24, 2005
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Mark Wahlberg courting for The Departed

— Posted by John Campea

So far on the Infernal Affairs remake The Departed we’ve got Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon in the lead roles. Well the talk of late has been that Mark Wahlberg…

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January 23, 2005
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Corpse Bride Trailer

— Posted by Rodney

I’m not really a Tim Burton fan at all. I know it’s the “in” thing to say you dig his stuff… but I don’t. Maybe that makes me a 3rd…

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January 23, 2005
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Fido The Zombie

— Posted by Rodney

Personally, I think the whole “Zombie” genre has been done to death and we really don’t need anymore. But every once in a while a zombie movie comes along with…

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“Like a midget at a urinal, I was going to have to stay on my toes.”

— Leslie Nielson as Frank Drebin from
Naked Gun 33 ½ : The Final Insult
, 1994

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