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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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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November 10, 2004
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A Blade Spinoff Series: The Nightstalkers

— Posted by Rodney

I haven’t even seen Blade Trinity yet and I already think this is a good idea. Sci Fi Wire offers this up: Blade: Trinity writer/director David Goyer told SCI FI…

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November 10, 2004
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Take a Look at Blade: Trinity’s Dracula

— Posted by Rodney

Woo Hoo… lookin nasty. I can’t decide if he looks amazing or cheesey. What do you think?

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November 10, 2004
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Son of the Mask trailer

— Posted by Rodney

File this one under stupid bad idea of the month. I’ll never understand how some movie exec heard a pitch for a The Mask sequel without Jim Carry and think…

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November 10, 2004
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ZATOICHI 2

— Posted by Rodney

Oh my goodness. Look at what Cinema Eye has dug up for us all: So, in order to end speculations and to answer those who emailed, kitanotakeshi.com can confirm, that…

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November 10, 2004
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The Thomas Crown Affair 2

— Posted by Rodney

Sequels aren’t usually things I get too excited about. Having said that, I thought the first Thomas Crown Affair was pretty darn entertaining. Add to that the fact that I…

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November 10, 2004
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Baywatch The Movie

— Posted by Rodney

Oh my goodness gracious. If you are a scientist looking for evidence that the human race is completely hopeless… you need look no further. Get ready kiddies, cause Baywatch The…

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November 10, 2004
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Johnny Depp Looking Slick as Willy Wonka

— Posted by Rodney

Not a fan of Tim Burton at all, however, you can count me among those eager to see how this re-make of Willy Wonka turns out. Johnny Depp is a…

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November 9, 2004
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In-Freaking-Credible

— Posted by Rodney

Because of all the upheaval going on around The Movie Blog with changing hosts, upgrading Mt and changing Domain Registrars I haven’t got this post put up nearly as early…

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November 9, 2004
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Nice Picture of General Grievous

— Posted by Rodney

I’ve been giddy as a school girl with a stupid grin on my face ever since I’ve seen the teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith….

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November 9, 2004
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Infernal Affairs now called The Departed

— Posted by Rodney

Oh man… why must people mess with something that is already amazing!?!? Infernal Affairs is one of the best cop dramas I’ve seen in a long long time. And no,…

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November 9, 2004
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The Simpsons Movie Update

— Posted by Rodney

I think this will be the crowning achievement of The Simpsons. No seriously, I really do. I’ve been excited about the concept for a long time, even though I know…

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November 9, 2004
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Poster

— Posted by Rodney

For those of us who have actually been looking forward to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, we’ve had to appease ourselves with little glimpses of disposable camera shots and tabloid…

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November 9, 2004
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Phantom of the Opera Clips

— Posted by Rodney

This one is going to be great. Like my mom used to say: “Garbage in, garbage out”. When it comes to movies nothing could be more true. You could get…

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November 9, 2004
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Up And Running Again

— Posted by Rodney

Hey there folks! John here. You may have noticed that the site was down for a few hours today. That’s because we switched hosting companies. The traffic on the site…

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November 7, 2004
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Watchmen update…all too late

— Posted by John Campea

Oh, this is dreadful news, I can’t believe it. I am a huge comic book fan, in fact my parents just brought my boxes of old comics down from their…

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November 6, 2004
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Star Wars Episode III trailer online

— Posted by John Campea

I just logged on and looked through a few of the sites I visit for stories and happened to look over the excellent FilmRot site. What should I see there…

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November 4, 2004
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The Transformers Take A Major Hit

— Posted by Rodney

Optimus Prime could kick the crap outta HellBoy, the Fantastic Four and that pansy-boy Spider-Man any day of the freaking week! And if you don’t agree, then obviously you aren’t…

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November 4, 2004
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Dungeons & Dragons 3

— Posted by Rodney

Yes, you read that title right. Somewhere in the world, some brain trust that obviously made they’re money from an inheritance decided to not only produce a sequel to one…

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