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 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

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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

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November 14, 2004
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Silent Hill screenwriters visit hideaway for second draft

— Posted by John Campea

I’ve mentioned Roger Avery’s web journal before, and it does make interesting reading. His latest post talks of the move to the second draft of the script and the hideaway…

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November 13, 2004
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Noel to Self Destruct

— Posted by Rodney

I have never liked the idea of the self destructing DVD’s (also known as disposable DVD’s). Here’s how the thing works. The disc is actually red, covered with a chemical…

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November 13, 2004
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Battlestar Galactica The Movie

— Posted by Rodney

I know what you’re thinking right now. “John, you must mean the new Battlestar Galactica TV show right?” Nope. If any of you haven’t seen the Battlestar Galactica mini series…

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November 12, 2004
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Underworld 2 Lands A Bad Guy

— Posted by John Campea

I always love it when a classically trained actor in the Shakespearian tradition takes on a less traditional role. This is REALLY the case here. Sir Derek Jacobi has signed…

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November 12, 2004
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Rush Hour 3

— Posted by Rodney

It appears there is indeed going to be a Rush Hour 3. As much as I dislike Chris Tucker (oh that man can be annoying), I have to admit I’ve…

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November 12, 2004
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Elektra Trailer

— Posted by Rodney

Oh my. joy flows through my veins like precious life giving blood. As any long time reader of The Movie Blog knows, Jennifer Garner and I have had several short…

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November 12, 2004
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Empire’s movie election results

— Posted by John Campea

I wish I had managed to get this posted before the results so you could all have voted, but I missed it. Empire ran a poll to find out which…

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November 12, 2004
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9/11 Commission Report to become a mini-series

— Posted by John Campea

It may sound hard to believe considering the dryness and sheer weight of this epic report, but Coming Soon have the story from Variety. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine…

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November 11, 2004
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Notifications by Bloglet

— Posted by Rodney

Hey there folks. Just a quick public service announcement. For those of you who have subscribed to The Movie Blog for updates, I’ve just transferred the system to Bloglet. This…

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November 11, 2004
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Soul and Glaser working on new Starsky & Hutch movie

— Posted by John Campea

I had read this before on some site and just saw it again today in the Guardian film summary and realised that it must be true. David Soul and Paul…

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November 11, 2004
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FX Network pushes for entertainment series on Iraq War!

— Posted by John Campea

More political US madness seen at Showbiz Data where it is reported that Steven Bocho (of NYPD Blue and Hill Street Blues fame – two of my favourite TV shows)…

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November 11, 2004
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Robert Burns biopic cast list

— Posted by John Campea

For those of you who don’t know, Robert Burns (or Rabbie Burns as we would say) is one of the most famous Scottish artists of all time. Born in 1759,…

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November 11, 2004
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UK opening weekend Box Office records smashed

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, don’t waste time trying to think what movie it is. Don’t struggle to think what’s showing in the UK just now and what it could be. It’s a not…

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