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 11, 2005
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CIA Al Qaeda informant signs huge movie deal

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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

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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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January 10, 2005
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Update on His Dark Materials – New Line plans

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Coming Soon, from the LA Times is saying that New Line will make The Golden Compass, the first novel in the trilogy, then gauge the audience desire for more, it…

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January 10, 2005
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Dead or Alive movie casts Natassia Malthe as female fighter #1

— Posted by Rodney

Welcome Player One – Natassia Malthe, pray a moments silence for John to heavy breathe, has just been cast in the DOA movie (that’s the Dead or Alive game series…

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January 10, 2005
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Rick Gervais get’s lucky with big stars, The Simpsons and MI:3

— Posted by Rodney

Ricky Gervais rocks. It’s official ’cause we just said it here. Not only is he funny, he’s also really funny. The Office is more fun than really laughing about the…

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January 10, 2005
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Rick Berman tells of Star Trek Prequel

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Star Trek producer Rick Berman has let slip some interesting news for fans eagerly awaiting the next development. In TrekWeb through Coming Soon, they have some interesting news from the…

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January 10, 2005
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James Cameron to take Battle Angel to 3-D Digital Cinema

— Posted by Rodney

James Cameron has a love for big screens and big events, like creating the Terminator experience that mixes video, 3-D and live action, and it looks to be no different…

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January 10, 2005
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More comics: John Singleton directing Luke Cage

— Posted by Rodney

See, I knew there was some hope for the Superhero genre, and with John Singleton helming the latest attempt this one could prove to be quite good. Mind you, a…

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January 10, 2005
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Hugh Jackman signs deal with Disney to produce musicals

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Hugh Jackman is returning to his musical roots and is looking to bring some musicals to the big screen. In a deal with Disney he is signed up to star…

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January 10, 2005
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Fahrenheit 9/11 Wins People’s Choice Award

— Posted by John Campea

In the season of never ending award shows, the People’s Choice Awards were given out on Sunday night with a couple of surprise winners. First of all, the top award…

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January 9, 2005
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Dark Phoenix Looking More Certain For X-Men 3

— Posted by John Campea

As mentioned in a previous post, it appears any X-Men 3 film will involve (as most people suspected all along) a Dark Phoenix story line. In a recent interview with…

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January 9, 2005
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Deuce Bigalow 2 – My God Why?!?

— Posted by John Campea

I know there are many film savvy people out there… who for some reasons thought Deuce Bigalow was a funny movie. I wanted to like it, but the bottom line…

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January 9, 2005
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Marvel tells of Hulk 2 changes

— Posted by Rodney

I wonder sometimes where the ideas are in Hollywood and just how they come about. Have you seen those Orange Mobile cinema adverts in the UK, where a panel of…

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January 9, 2005
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Bill Murray has his say on his awkwardness

— Posted by Rodney

There have been a lot of reports of Bill Murray being difficult to work with, and indeed we reported one of those very stories not that long ago. Just recently…

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January 8, 2005
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UK Box Office figures for 2004 highest ever

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Bad news for the fight against high ticket prices at cinemas, it appears that the UK has had one of its strongest years ever with the Guardian reporting: Market data…

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January 8, 2005
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Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt Split up

— Posted by John Campea

Honestly, I didn’t see this one coming. Despite all the tabloid rumblings, I thought this couple looked pretty tight (not to mention the best looking couple on the planet… any…

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January 8, 2005
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Samuel Jackson Nails It Right On The Head

— Posted by John Campea

At the risk of repeating myself (but when has that ever stopped me?) I hate it when singers get lead acting roles. I won’t go too much into that because…

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"Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."

— Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump from Forrest Gump, 1994

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