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 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

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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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January 13, 2005
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The One Good Thing About Pornography

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Got your attention didn’t I? A couple of weeks back a friend of mine and I watched Old School again. Pretty funny movie, but I still don’t think it was…

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January 13, 2005
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Disney to remake Tron

— Posted by Rodney

Tron was an amazing movie when it came out, and watching it you still have a feeling of it being ahead of its time and filled with a healthy dose…

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January 13, 2005
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Spiderman 3 gets a writer and options for Spidey 4

— Posted by Rodney

Alvin Sargent has been signed up by Sony Pictures to write the script for Spiderman 3 with the option to be retained for the writing for a fourth film in…

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January 13, 2005
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More casting news for Superman

— Posted by Rodney

More good casting news, and again for Superman. James Marsden and Hugh Laurie are in according to Coming Soon. The Hollywood Reporter says Marsden will play Lois Lane’s love interest,…

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January 12, 2005
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The Movie Blog: Audio Edition Vol. 9

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January 12, 2005
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Matthew McConaughey In Failure to Launch

— Posted by John Campea

Matthew McConaughey is just one of those actors I like in just about everything he does. I can’t think of any truly fantastic films he’s been in (except maybe Amistad,…

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January 12, 2005
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Steven Spielberg and Liam Neeson Hook Up For Abraham Lincoln

— Posted by John Campea

It’s always a good day to hear about a great filmmaker and a great actor collaborating on a project together. It looks like the genius of Steven Spielberg and the…

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January 12, 2005
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Dreamgirls Being Developed By Bill Condon

— Posted by John Campea

The man who penned Kinesy and Chicago is now developing the film Dreamgirls, a tribute to the rise of Diana Ross and the Supremes. The good folks over at Cinescape…

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January 12, 2005
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Jennifer Garner Got Slashed

— Posted by John Campea

This disturbing news from the folks over at IMDB: Jennifer Garner’s Elektra co-star Will Yun Lee cringed when he heard the actress was fighting nerve damage because he felt sure…

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January 12, 2005
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Sarah Jessica Parker in Shrek 3

— Posted by John Campea

File this one under the category of “News my girlfriend and all her friends will love to hear”. Looks like former Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker has…

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January 11, 2005
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Anthony Anderson Joining The Shield

— Posted by John Campea

Film star and comedian Anthony Anderson has signed up to join the new season of hit TV show “The Shield”. Prompting the question: “Why on earth would anyone hire this…

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January 11, 2005
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A Scanner Darkly Starring Keanu Reeves Looks Awesome!

— Posted by Rodney

I cannot believe I have never heard of this before, but after seeing this story at Ain’t It Cool News, I am very, very stoked. Based on the novel by…

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January 11, 2005
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CIA Al Qaeda informant signs huge movie deal

— Posted by Rodney

How quickly stories from the real world are ending up in development for the movies, just look at the recent story of the Fallujah battles for one, and the Iraq…

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January 11, 2005
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New Batman Trailer at Superbowl

— Posted by John Campea

Besides Star Wars, BATMAN is the film I’m most looking forward to in 2005. Word floating around is that there’s a new trailer airing with the Superbowl this year. Wanna…

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January 11, 2005
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Jeepers Creepers 3

— Posted by John Campea

The first Jeepers Creeps was the first true campy horror film in a long time to surprise me. I thought it was great for what is was. Seriously guys… go…

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