"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 17, 2004
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Emin withdraws movie from UK distribution

— Posted by John Campea

Tracey Emin has withdrawn her film Top Spot from distribution in the UK because of the 18 rating. The Guardian says: Emin, 41, had already criticised the British Board of…

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November 17, 2004
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UK bookies place odds on Bond

— Posted by John Campea

After John discussed the possible new Bond on the Audio MovieBlog edition 2, I thought this was a timely story from the Guardian listing the current Bookmakers odds on who…

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November 17, 2004
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Santa’s Slay

— Posted by Rodney

Oh my goodness. Every once in a while I come across a film concept that is so ridiculous that I can’t wait to see it. Santa’s Slay, staring Bill Goldberg…

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November 17, 2004
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Ackroyd wants a Ghostbusters 3

— Posted by John Campea

Unfortunately for him he seems to be the only one who does want a third movie in the Ghostbusters series. Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson have…

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November 16, 2004
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The Polar Express – Someone Should Be Fired For This

— Posted by Rodney

Here’s a riddle for you. What do you get when cross Tom Hanks (one of the most celebrated actors and talents of our generation), a 3D animated film (one of…

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November 16, 2004
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David Beckham turns down movie role

— Posted by Rodney

Ahhh… now this is nice to see. A non-actor celebrity turning down a jump into a movie career… well… at least for now. Still, this is nice to see, and…

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November 16, 2004
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The Chronicles of Riddick – Director’s Cut DVD

— Posted by Rodney

It’s not a big secret that I think Vin Diesel is a terrible actor. No, seriously. He’s really bad, just watch him. Now, having said that, it doesn’t necessarily mean…

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November 16, 2004
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Disney making Toy Story 3 & 4 simultaneously?

— Posted by John Campea

Ouch. John has expressed his previous concern over the Disney creation of Toy Story 3, and I do share those concerns wholeheartedly. Disney are on a huge loosing streak, and…

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November 16, 2004
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John Landis to direct Real Men

— Posted by John Campea

It√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s been a long, long time since the excellent John Landis came to us with an equally excellent movie, and in fact it√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s a long time since he√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s come to…

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November 16, 2004
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Devils Rejects Trailer

— Posted by John Campea

Wow. (Note previous post, and see that there is no sarcasm here) This is what a trailer does well. It builds suspense and, in this case, a foreboding and unease…

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November 16, 2004
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Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Teaser

— Posted by John Campea

Wow. (For those of you reading in plain text, or from countries that do not have this trait, that√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s sarcasm) I√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢ve never seen a trailer that gives you less. It…

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November 15, 2004
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Denzel Washington takes a wage cut

— Posted by John Campea

…and a huge one at that. It’s always a heartbreaking moment when a world famous movie star loses money, and I think it’s terrible that the media are quick to…

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November 15, 2004
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It’s About to get Harder to Bootleg a Movie

— Posted by Rodney

Found this interesting little story over at Wired News that will make getting those horrible looking and sounding bootleg copies of movies. It seems there are 2 new pieces of…

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November 15, 2004
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Craig Kilborn lands a sopt in The Shaggy Dog

— Posted by Rodney

Craig Kilborn is one of those odd little people the public doesn’t really know what to do with. Some people love him… but the majority (like me) always found him…

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November 15, 2004
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Miss Congeniality 2 Poster

— Posted by Rodney

Alright, I know I’ll take some heat for this, but I actually liked the first Miss Congeniality… a lot. I thought it was funny and kinda charming all at the…

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November 15, 2004
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A Look at the new Dukes of Hazzard

— Posted by Rodney

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November 15, 2004
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First Seven Minutes of Revenge Of the Sith

— Posted by Rodney

I’ve already said about a dozen times that the teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith has me just plain giddy. Say what you want about…

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November 14, 2004
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Tom Hanks to lead Da Vinci Code

— Posted by John Campea

TextAd=Rotten Tomatoes Da Vinci Code Movie, FilmForce Da Vinci Code Movie, AskMen.com Da Vinci Code Movie

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