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 19, 2005
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Speed Couple Together Again

— Posted by Rodney

It looks like the couple from Speed, Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves, are hooking up again for a new flick Il Mare. According to the good folks over at Monsters…

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January 19, 2005
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The Movie Blog” Audio Edition Vol. 10

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January 19, 2005
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Globe for Clive Owen increases his odds for Bond role

— Posted by John Campea

I am starting to get bored of this, but I’m still letting you know, how sad is that? Anyway it looks like after Clive Owen won his Golden Globe and…

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January 19, 2005
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UK Film Production drops rapidly

— Posted by John Campea

Bad news for the UK film industry with production reported to have fallen by 40% in 2004. The Guardian reported today: According to figures assembled by the journal Screen International,…

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January 18, 2005
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Fantastic Four Trailer Online

— Posted by Rodney

You know, as much as I’ve been fearing the suckiness of The Fantastic Four… after seeing the trailer I’ve gotta admit that I’ve got a little optimism for the project…

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January 18, 2005
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Charlotte’s Web Has Been Cast

— Posted by Rodney

I used to LOVE the old cartoon version of Charlotte’s Web. There is something so simple and beautiful about the story of a pig and a spider hell bent on…

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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”

— Posted by John Campea

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

— Posted by Rodney

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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“I once stole a pornographic book that was printed in Braille. I used to rub the dirty parts.”

— Woody Allen as Fielding Mellish from
Bananas, 1971

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