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 4, 2004
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American Pie 4 – You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me

— Posted by Rodney

I know I’m iin the minority here… but I didn’t like a single American Pie Movie at all. Not even a little. I thought they were stupid pieces of crap…

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November 4, 2004
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A Much Better Ocean’s Twelve Poster

— Posted by Rodney

Ahhh… now this is more like it. Very cool style to this new one sheet of Ocean’s 12. Groovey baby. This is just a little teaser version of it. To…

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November 3, 2004
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Aronofsky Off The Watchmen

— Posted by Rodney

It’s funny, I’ve been getting a couple of emails and comments lately about Aronofsky’s attachment to the upcoming “The Watchmen” adaptation. Well, bad news folks… according the the good folks…

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November 3, 2004
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Digital Cinema is coming…at last

— Posted by John Campea

Sitting in a Cinema watching a movie that has been showing for a good few weeks can be an annoying time. The 35mm print will have scratches, marks and cuts…

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November 2, 2004
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The Movie Blog: Audio Edition

— Posted by Rodney

Hey there boys and girls, John here. We’re about to try something new here at The Movie Blog. Tonight we’ll be recording our first installment of “The Movie Blog: Audio…

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November 2, 2004
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Die Hard 4 Keeps Chugging Along

— Posted by Rodney

In the genre of movie franchises that are just brainless fun, Die Hard is king! They announced quite a while ago that a Die Hard 4 was in the works,…

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November 2, 2004
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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Coming Even Sooner

— Posted by Rodney

I thought the first Bridget Jones film was ok. Not great, but ok. HOLY CRAP… it seems like every single woman I know just LOVED it though. So this little…

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November 2, 2004
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Superman Get His Effects From Sony

— Posted by Rodney

Since I once worked in a Visual Effects House these kinds of news stories catch my eye. Apparently Bryan Singer has entrusted Sony Pictures Imageworks with the task of bringing…

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November 2, 2004
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Fantastic Four Footage Found

— Posted by John Campea

Well I couldn’t say seen, it doesn’t start with an ‘F’! After hearing word all around the Net about the new Fantastic Four footage with characters in full “flame-on” mode,…

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November 2, 2004
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Saw 2 announced

— Posted by John Campea

I just read in ComingSoon that the team who brought us the very good Saw are going to begin work on Saw 2. This just rings alarm bells for me,…

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November 2, 2004
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Actors and Computer Games

— Posted by John Campea

I’ve talked about the growing blur between computer game and movies already, and it’s quite clear how close they are becoming, and it’s something that the acting talent seems to…

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November 2, 2004
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Academy screeners begin arriving

— Posted by John Campea

There’s been some controversy regarding the method of screening for the Academy Awards, in that last year the films were sent out and one panel member gave them away to…

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October 31, 2004
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Kurosawa’s son to direct fathers unfinished script

— Posted by John Campea

Akira Kurosawa had an amazing talent. Just to realise he influenced more cinema in one single movie than most people have in their entire career. The Seven Samurai helped the…

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October 31, 2004
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Pang Brothers directing in Hollywood

— Posted by John Campea

Being a big fan of Far Eastern cinema, Horror in particular, I’m very excited when a new project comes along that promises to utilise some of its talent. So great…

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October 31, 2004
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Pierce Brosnan speaks on leaving Bond

— Posted by John Campea

Empire have the quotes from Pierce Brosnan as he leaves the franchise for good, and it looks like he wasn’t happy about it. I’ve read rumours which claimed that he…

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October 29, 2004
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Indiana Jones 4 Get a New Writer

— Posted by Rodney

I’m drooling at the mouth I want this movie to get made so badly! Indiana Jones 4 should have been made 5 years ago, but those untalented hacks George Lucas…

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October 29, 2004
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Hanibal Lecter Takes Another Bite

— Posted by Rodney

Funny, it was only a few weeks ago that I posted my interest in seeing another Hannibal Lecter film… and POOF… suddenly news comes down the pipe that the movie…

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October 29, 2004
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V is coming back

— Posted by John Campea

I really am getting bored of this, another remake. What the hell is going on. Since I started writing here most of my stories have been about remakes, there seems…

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