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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December 17, 2004
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AFI’s Top Ten

— Posted by John Campea

I generally like all the stuff that the American Film Institute does. The organization just put out their list for the 10 best films of 2004, although they didn’t have…

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December 17, 2004
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Blade 4

— Posted by John Campea

Well kiddies, my utter contempt for the mess known as Blade Trinity has been well documented on the pages of The Movie Blog recently. However, I must admit that this…

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Million Dollar Baby Trailer

— Posted by John Campea

I know that this may sound like a contradiction in terms, but one film that is quietly starting to build up a lot of possible Oscar buzz is Clint Eastwood’s…

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December 17, 2004
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DC Film Critic Association Awards

— Posted by John Campea

Next up in the never ending groups and associations to hand out film awards is The Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association. This obviously may prompt the question “Just how…

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December 17, 2004
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Paramount gives Splinter Cell a Director

— Posted by Rodney

…and they just keep coming. Paramount has the rights to direct the videogame Splinter Cell, which will be directed by Peter Berg. Coming Soon have the story. Variety says Berg…

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December 16, 2004
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A History of Star Wars Video Games

— Posted by John Campea

My Star Wars geekdom is well documented here on The Movie Blog. So my interest in this article on UGO should come as no surprise to anyone: December 2004 saw…

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December 16, 2004
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Bill Murray Gets Told Off

— Posted by John Campea

I’ll say this right off the top: I LOVE Bill Murray. I can’t think of a project he’s done off the top of my head that I haven’t loved him…

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December 16, 2004
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Chow Yun-Fat cast in Pirates of the Caribbean sequels

— Posted by Rodney

TextAd=Also check out Rotten Tomatoes Pirates of the Caribbean 2 or FilmForce Pirates of the Caribbean 2

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December 16, 2004
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Harrison Ford signs for Fallujah War movie

— Posted by Rodney

Harrison Ford has signed up for a movie based on the taking of Fallujah based on an upcoming book No True Glory, strangely entitled No True Glory: The Battle for…

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December 16, 2004
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Dictionary Definition of Ignorance: “MPAA”

— Posted by John Campea

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the main lobbying group for Hollywood’s studios has continued it’s effort on publicly displaying it’s stupidity for all the world to see and…

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December 16, 2004
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Miramax employees unhappy about great treatment

— Posted by Rodney

This story in IMDB made me laugh and I couldn’t do anything else but share it with you. During all the troubles of Miramax at the moment, you would think…

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December 16, 2004
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Trailer for Hostage with Bruce Willis

— Posted by Rodney

Okay, so we’ve talked about trailers before, and it’s clear that there is a huge raft of mixed opinion. Good, bad, gives away too much, never represents the film, etc….

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December 15, 2004
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The Movie Blog: Audio Edition Vol. 6!!!

— Posted by John Campea

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December 15, 2004
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Interview with the Phantom of the Opera – Gerard Butler

— Posted by Rodney

Cinema Confidential have a short, but interesting, interview with Gerard Butler on playing the lead in The Phantom of the Opera on the very tough sounding preparation for the role….

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December 15, 2004
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X-Men 3 or Wonder Woman. Which Will Joss do?

— Posted by John Campea

It’s being peppered all over the web today that Buffy/Angel/Serenity creator Joss Whedon is not only in the running to be the next X-Men director, but that Warner Bros. is…

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December 15, 2004
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Sean Bean, Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson in The Island

— Posted by John Campea

Usually the only films that get you excited even before they’re in production are sequels or adaptations from books, comics or previous films. But once in a while you hear…

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December 15, 2004
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No More Late Fees At Blockbuster?

— Posted by John Campea

Late fees are the bane of my existence. Not only do I have to spend over $5 to rent a fricken movie… but they know full well that the pace…

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December 15, 2004
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Dave Callaham defends Doom screenplay…badly

— Posted by Rodney

I have to come clean. According to the open letter from Dave Callaham regarding the screenplay of Doom, I am: nothing less than shoddy and irresponsible I don’t think he…

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— Keir Dullea as Dave Bowman from 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968

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