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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October 22, 2004
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Pirates of the Caribbean 3?

— Posted by Rodney

Ok, this one flew under my radar. As we just mentioned a couple of days ago, it’s now official that Keith Richards is playing Johnny Depp’s father in the upcoming…

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October 21, 2004
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More Thoughts On The Superman Casting

— Posted by Rodney

I’ve been stunned by the feedback a lot of people have been giving the casting of Brandon Routh. Oh he’s too young (I’ve said that too), oh he’s not experienced…

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October 21, 2004
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Sadly Surprising Box Office Numbers

— Posted by Rodney

There are a couple of flicks out in the theaters right now that haven’t done NEARLY as well as I though they would (or as I thought they SHOULD have)….

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October 21, 2004
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New film portrays Satan as the Creator?!

— Posted by John Campea

According to the BBC Film update, Lars Von Trier is to make a new horror film called Antichrist. The way the BBC describe it is very intruiging… “It’s an audience…

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October 21, 2004
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Brando estate to copyright his image

— Posted by John Campea

Look at these facts and figures, Elvis earned $40m (√جø¬Ω22.3m) last year, Marilyn Monroe earned $7m from advertising in 1992. That’s amazing, and just to make sure we’re all together…

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October 21, 2004
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Politics and the movie business

— Posted by John Campea

The movie industry is just being filled with politics at the moment, and vice versa, a couple of stories really caught me the other day which show both sides of…

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October 21, 2004
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Keith Richards onboard for Pirates of the Caribbean 2

— Posted by John Campea

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October 20, 2004
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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Trailer

— Posted by Rodney

According to the good folks over at Cinescape, the wait for the new Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is upon us and will air ahead of The…

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October 20, 2004
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Team America: World Police Gets Slapped With Reality

— Posted by Rodney

Despite a fantastic marketing campaign, and moderately positive reviews, Team America: World Police had an very disappointing opening weekend. The film only managed to rake in a touch over $12…

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October 20, 2004
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Anthony Hopkins Is The World’s Fastest Indian

— Posted by Rodney

Anthony Hopkins is one of those actors that brings a measure of instant credibility to almost any movie he’s attached to (but even he couldn’t save Bad Company). Now Film…

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October 20, 2004
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Jackie Chan’s New Police Story Review

— Posted by Rodney

I’ve been waiting for a good Jackie Chan movie for a few years now. I haven’t really liked anything he’s been in since the first Shanghai Noon (even though the…

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October 20, 2004
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9 Songs Gets Britsh Film Board Ok

— Posted by Rodney

It’s always an interesting conversation when one talks about nudity and sex and it’s relationship to “art”. Sometimes it is art… and sometimes it’s just smut that producers slap the…

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October 20, 2004
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Method acting going too far?

— Posted by John Campea

I was reading a story in the Independent regarding Christian Bales agressive weight loss for the film Machinist. Apparently he went from 184lbs to 121lbs (that’s 83kg to 55kg). Bale,…

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October 19, 2004
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The Final Cut Reviews – It’s Getting Cut To Pieces

— Posted by Rodney

Any movie coming out that has Robin Williams in it will immediately get my attention. I have said it before and I’ll say it again: I believe Robin Williams is…

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October 19, 2004
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Aliens 6 – Please Just Let it Go

— Posted by Rodney

Ok look, I was one of the few people who actually thought AVP was pretty fun… horrible in MANY ways… but fun nonetheless. But folks, IT’S TIME TO LET IT…

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October 19, 2004
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Mobile phones banned and blocked in cinemas?!

— Posted by John Campea

I don’t know what happens in cinemas from where you are, but in the UK we have quite a few pre-film adverts to remind you all to switch off your…

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October 19, 2004
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Sequel to Carlito’s Way?

— Posted by John Campea

It seems all I’ve written about since I joined has been remakes and sequels where they may not necessarily need to be, and it’s no different here. Carlito’s Way was…

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October 19, 2004
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The Hamburg Cell

— Posted by John Campea

There is no doubt about it, this is a controversial movie, and it took me a while to see it. Missing it at the Edinburgh Film Festival really got to…

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