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 18, 2005
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WWE Films

— Posted by Rodney

We all knew this was coming. Wrestling Czar Vince McMahon has set up his own movie company called WWE Films (appropriate name). Apparently the company will make movies with budgets…

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January 18, 2005
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Vantage Point gains director Pete Travis

— Posted by John Campea

A little while ago I highlighted the film Vantage Point which held a really interesting one line blurb regarding a presidential assassination shown from five different angles. Something which is…

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January 18, 2005
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Peter Jackson using own money to develop new film “Lovely Bones”

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Once King Kong is complete it’s all go again for Peter Jackson. He’s confirmed as adapting the book Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold with his own money, and the project…

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January 18, 2005
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Batman+Ninjas = JOY

— Posted by Rodney

Why is this coolest fricken picture in the fricken whole wide fricken world??? 2 Reasons. 1) Bat-fricken-man. 2) Fricken NINJAS!!! That’s what more movies need today! More fricken NINJAS!!!! Yeah!!!!…

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January 18, 2005
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Die Hard 4 Talk

— Posted by Rodney

Yeeehaaawww. Looks like one of my favorite film franchises is still plugging along. After a lot of talk about a Die Hard 4 about a year ago, things have been…

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January 18, 2005
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Jon Voight Nominated + Not Invited = DUMB

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Yes there are rules and regulations to everything, and yes you have to follow those rules and regulations. But sometimes situations arise that obviously call for exceptions to these rules…

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January 17, 2005
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A Good Problem To Have… But A Problem Nonetheless

— Posted by Rodney

Hey there Folks. John here. Ok, I’m looking at a bit of a problem that I never dreamed I would have. This silly little website is now regularly getting over…

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January 17, 2005
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BAFTA nominations announced

— Posted by John Campea

The BAFTA’s are the awards given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and are highly respected. They themselves say: The British Academy of Film & Television Arts…

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January 17, 2005
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PBS re-film scenes of nudity for fear of fines

— Posted by John Campea

More political correctness gone mad over in the US where the TV channel PBS are replacing scenes of nudity from a movie for fear of it upsetting the audience. This…

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January 17, 2005
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Golden Globe Results

— Posted by Rodney

(NOTE: FOR THOSE OF YOU LOOKING FOR THE 2006 GOLDEN GLOBE RESULTS, YOU CAN SEE THEM HERE) No surprises here really, except for Leonardo DiCaprio winning Best Actor in a…

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January 14, 2005
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You Can’t Make A Good PG-13 Horror Movie

— Posted by John Campea

Why am I not seeing any great horror movies anymore? The last decent horror movie saw I was the remake of Dawn of the Dead. This lack of delicious viloence…

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January 14, 2005
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Hammer Horror Productions rises from the dead

— Posted by John Campea

While I was growing up Hammer horror was a staple diet – Dracula, Frankenstein and Quatermass movies galore, Rasputin: The Mad Monk, She, Mark of the Devil, Kronos and The…

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January 14, 2005
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Jamie Foxx to create Mike Tyson Biopic

— Posted by John Campea

Jamie Foxx is taking over Hollywood, faster than you can say Callator…Colattar…Colet… Tom Cruise, and alongside his fifteen other movies in production right now there’s talk of him bringing the…

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January 14, 2005
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Getting on a bit: Latest picture for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

— Posted by John Campea

Everyone, remain calm, please step away from the monitor and do not rush. We have a link to the latest Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire picture. Yeah, sorry…

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January 14, 2005
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Grudge 2 to retain Takashi Shimizu

— Posted by John Campea

Excellent news for the sequel The Grudge 2 with Coming Soon reporting that Takashi Shimizu will return to Direct. To be honest there was no other choice if they wanted…

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January 14, 2005
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Jean Reno confirmed for The Da Vinci Code

— Posted by John Campea

Jean Reno is, surprise surprise, cast in The Da Vinci Code as Bezu Fache, the French Detective, said Coming Soon. Not a great shock there, the chat on the previous…

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January 14, 2005
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Peter Jackson talks of Lord of the Rings Ultimate Box Set

— Posted by John Campea

I make no secret of the fact that I love Home Cinema, and with the current state of the local Cinema offerings, I often prefer it to the Cinema itself…

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January 13, 2005
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Elektra Reviews

— Posted by John Campea

This one hurts folks… deep in my heart it hurts. Everyone around here knows of my fondness for Jennifer Garner, so while the trailers for Elektra haven’t been any good,…

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