"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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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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November 24, 2004
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In Defence Of A Little Leo

— Posted by Rodney

If you’re like me, in the 90’s you got real sick and tired of hearing the name Leonardo DiCaprio jumping forth from every teenage girls lips every 10 seconds. Just…

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November 24, 2004
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Return Of The King Extended Edition Footage

— Posted by Rodney

This morning finds Johnny as a happy boy. Word is that on November 29th a full 6 minute “trailer” for the Return Of The King extended edition DVD will be…

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November 24, 2004
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Knight Rider spoof to come from Scotland

— Posted by John Campea

As a previous resident of Aberdeen, Scotland (UK) for quite a number of years I’m particularly proud of this story, especially as I wish I had the time and money…

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November 24, 2004
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Trailer for Darkness

— Posted by John Campea

I’d just like to go on record as loving horror movies and not being scared by them at all. Mum. Mum?…I just watched the trailer for Darkness. No, not the…

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November 24, 2004
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Robert Downey Jr joins A Shaggy Dog

— Posted by John Campea

I think Mr Downey is one of the foremost acting talents of our time (shall I duck and prepare to take cover?), and the events that have curtailed his career…

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November 24, 2004
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Bruce Willis sues Studio and Special Effects man

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, let’s think about this and enter the land of make believe for a few moments. Let’s pretend I am a famous movie star, let’s say in the higher ranks…

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November 23, 2004
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The Movie Blog: Audio Edition Volume 3

— Posted by Rodney

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November 23, 2004
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Lions Gate Studio looking for a buyer

— Posted by John Campea

So soon after Saw, and the announcement of Saw 2, it appears that Lions Gate studios are looking for a buyer. According to the Guardian, a number of other Studios…

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November 23, 2004
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US Theatres agree standard on digital cinema

— Posted by John Campea

According to various sources, I read it initially in the Guardian, the National Association of Theatre Owners in America has: …passed a resolution that would require studios to unite on…

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November 22, 2004
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Kevin Spacey is Lex Luthor

— Posted by Rodney

We’ve been talking about the rumors about Kevin Spacey perhaps accepting the role of Lex Luthor in the upcoming Superman project. Such news would make me sing and dance even…

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November 22, 2004
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Mel Gibson Not Whoring Himself For Oscar

— Posted by Rodney

One of the saddest things around Oscar time is the shameless antics studios do to market their films for Oscar time. They send out copies to the voters in the…

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November 22, 2004
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Angelina Jolie As The Next Bond Girl?

— Posted by Rodney

I’ll go on record right now and say I think it would be a fantastic idea for Angelina Jolie to play the next Bod Girl/Villain. Yeah, she’s sort of a…

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November 22, 2004
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Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix Gets A Director

— Posted by Rodney

I know a lot of people who will want to bash me over the head for this little comment, but really, none of the Harry Potter film so far have…

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November 22, 2004
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Flash Gordon Movie in Development

— Posted by Rodney

There are some movies that get made these days based on old stories, shows or movies that make me jump up and say “yeah, that’s a great idea”. And then…

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November 21, 2004
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Trailer viewing for The Woodsman

— Posted by John Campea

I regularly take a look at the trailers coming out, and tentatively watch them hoping not to spoil the film, but eagerly hoping to be excited and fired up to…

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November 21, 2004
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Possible leaks on Halo the movie

— Posted by John Campea

John picked up the rumour of a Halo movie from Ain’t it cool in this previous post, and if news from the German site SciFi News brought to my attention…

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November 21, 2004
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Saw 2 without original team? – Ermm, no.

— Posted by John Campea

Continuing, yet again, on the Hollywood trend of messing up a good potential series, here comes new from MovieHole, read through Coming Soon, that Saw 2 may not include the…

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November 21, 2004
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First picture of Dr Doom

— Posted by John Campea

The drip feed of teasers keeps coming as we catch the fist glimpse of Dr Doom from the Fantastic Four movie. (Check out here for previous posts on the movie…

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