"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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October 18, 2004
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Shrek The Musical

— Posted by Rodney

This seems to be an ever growing trend. It used to be that big hits on the stage were turned into movies… but lately it’s working the other way around….

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October 17, 2004
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Go Get Firefox

— Posted by Rodney

Hey there folks. Ok, I know this is off topic, but this is a Movie BLOG, so since this is internet related, I figure I can get away with it….

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October 17, 2004
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More On The new Superman

— Posted by John Campea

If, as rumours are beginning to abound, it’s true that Superman has been cast as Brandon Routh then it wouldn’t be too far fetched. According to this update on the…

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October 17, 2004
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Superman Has Been Cast!

— Posted by Rodney

The new Man of Steel has been chosen! Big thanks out to FilmRot.Com for notifying me of the following: Less than a week from Christopher Reeves tragic death word has…

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October 16, 2004
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More of John’s Ranting About Chris Rock Hosting the Oscars

— Posted by Rodney

If you’re tired of my moaning about this, then by all means move on to the next post. Otherwise, keep reading and we can all bitch together! I’ve been giving…

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October 16, 2004
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Richard Reviews SAW

— Posted by John Campea

Wow. I just saw Saw and it was scarey, unpredictable, disturbing, and all those other words people are saying about it, it really is a good movie and gives some…

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October 15, 2004
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Burt Reynolds joins Dukes of Hazzard

— Posted by John Campea

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October 15, 2004
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Colin Farrell To Join Miami Vice?

— Posted by John Campea

It is well documented on The Movie Blog that I am a Big Fan of Colin Farrell, so the newest rumours about him hooking up with Jamie Foxx for the…

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October 15, 2004
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Chris Rock to Host The Oscars

— Posted by Rodney

Well, Chris Rock is hosting the Oscars this year. It was just announced yesterday. Personally (and I know I’ll take heat for this), I think this is a HORRIBLE decision….

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October 15, 2004
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The Weinsteins On Their Way Out At Disney

— Posted by Rodney

Oh the internal mess that is Disney. Is it just me or does the chaos over at the Mouse House seem to get worse every time I look? The Legacy…

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October 14, 2004
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Dallas: The movie in production!

— Posted by John Campea

No, please God, say it ‘ain’t so. Ah, he says it is. Well he didn’t but Empire do in a story yesterday. I can’t believe anyone is seriously considering this,…

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October 14, 2004
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The A-Team gets a writer

— Posted by John Campea

Oh I’m so pleased to make this my opening post. Deep breaths, calm fingers… Details are sketchy just now, but according to Empire it does look like the premise of…

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October 14, 2004
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Movie Food: So Good, and yet so Very Bad

— Posted by Rodney

Have you ever heard the phrase “Ignorance is bliss”? Yeah, well that term really applies here. I like to consider myself a pretty healthy guy. I go to the gym…

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October 14, 2004
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New Superman Plot Slightly Revealed

— Posted by Rodney

It almost doesn’t feel right talking about the new Superman project this close to the far too early death of Christopher Reeve, but I don’t think he’d mind that we’re…

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October 14, 2004
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The Ring 2 is Coming and the trailer is here to prove it

— Posted by Rodney

There’s no denying that The Ring was a pretty scary flick, but I’m still amazed by how many people don’t realize that it’s a re-make of a much better Japanese…

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October 14, 2004
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Pierce Brosnan Still Wanted To Be Bond

— Posted by Rodney

This one caught me a little by surprise. For some reason I have always been under the impression that Pierce Brosnan walked away from the James Bond franchise. But his…

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October 14, 2004
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Mark Wahlberg Signs On For Four Brothers

— Posted by Rodney

I know a lot of people will disagree with me on this, but I’ve gotta tell ya… I don’t think Mark Wahlberg is a half bad actor at times. Recently…

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October 13, 2004
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Rambo 4 – The Hunt for Lost Fame

— Posted by Rodney

Oh sweet heavens. Please let this be a joke. Someone please tell me that Sylvester Stallone hasn’t become so desperate for 2 minutes of fame that he’d actually make Rambo…

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