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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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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November 21, 2004
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Say Alexander Was Straight Or We’ll Sue

— Posted by Rodney

There has been a big ruckus buzzing around over the inclusion (or lack thereof) of some scenes in the upcoming film Alexander that would show (or only insinuate) Alexander as…

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November 19, 2004
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Driver videogame in development

— Posted by John Campea

Continuing on the thread of the Game and Movie industry moving closer together, I was caught by the information in IMDB today when I was researching James DeMonaco for the…

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November 19, 2004
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Robin Williams to Get Golden Globe Career Award

— Posted by Rodney

This rules: Robin Williams, a five-time Golden Globe winner, will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for career achievement at January’s ceremony. The announcement Thursday from the Hollywood Foreign Press…

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November 19, 2004
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Mrs. Doubtfire 2

— Posted by Rodney

As previously mentioned, sequels can be tricky things. Trying to recapture the essence of the first movie while being fresh and new is not an easy thing to do. However,…

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November 19, 2004
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Jessica Simpson Gets A Leading Role

— Posted by Rodney

Pardon me, but would the last sane person to leave the planet please turn off the lights on your way out. Why is it no one listens to me?!?! (Besides…

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November 19, 2004
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Watchmen gains another Director

— Posted by John Campea

Oooh, ooh! According to the Guardian Film news it appears that Watchmen has a new Director! Oh, my fingers can hardly stay on the right keys! They point to Aint…

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November 19, 2004
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Trailer for Assault on Precinct 13

— Posted by John Campea

I’m a huge John Carpenter fan, and when I first heard this was being remade (I think we should have a current Hollywood remake counter!) I was appauled and very…

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November 19, 2004
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Ringers: Lord of the Fans

— Posted by Rodney

Well, I guess deep down we all knew this was going to happen. It appears a documentary on Lord of the Rings fans is coming our way entitled Ringers: Lord…

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November 19, 2004
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National Treasure Reviews

— Posted by Rodney

I remember a time not so long ago when Nicolas Cage was on top of the A list of actors in Hollywood. For the record, I like him. It seemed…

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November 19, 2004
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Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason Reviews

— Posted by Rodney

It’s an unfortunate fact of life that when a film is really kind of special, it’s sequel is bound to disappoint. This appears to be the case with Bridget Jones:…

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November 19, 2004
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Trailer for Hotel Rwanda

— Posted by John Campea

I love trailers, I think they’re a small movie in their own right, however they can give away too much, especially from the ending of a movie. Anyway, we’ve talked…

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November 18, 2004
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Hanks comments on Toy Story 3

— Posted by John Campea

Empire have Tom Hank‘s comments from the premiere of The Polar Express about Toy Story 3. …a few queries about future projects did make it through, and while there was…

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November 18, 2004
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Halo The Movie

— Posted by Rodney

It still boggles my mind. The opening weekend numbers for Halo 2, which not only blew away any other video game sales in history, but also out did any movie…

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"Kneel before me. I said? KNEEL! Is not this simpler? Is this not your natural state? It?s the unspoken truth of humanity that you crave subjugation. The bright lure of freedom diminishes your life's joy in a mad scramble for power. For identity. You were made to be ruled. In the end, you will always kneel."

— Tom Hiddelston as Loki from The Avengers, 2012

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