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 14, 2004
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Pierce Brosnan Still Wanted To Be Bond

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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

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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

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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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October 13, 2004
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Shall We Dance? Shall we Care?

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I was once a huge Richard Gere fan. He has given us some amazing performances in some great (and not so great) films over the years. In 1999 he appeared…

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October 13, 2004
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No Connery For Indiana Jones 4

— Posted by Rodney

The word has been going around that Sean Connery is getting ready to announce his retirement from acting. If this is indeed true, the biggest immediate impact would be felt…

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October 12, 2004
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King Conan: Crown of Iron Almost Ready to Roll

— Posted by Rodney

The intention has always been for there to be a third Conan movie, but along the way one thing after another prevented it from getting into gear. Now it looks…

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October 12, 2004
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Revenge of the Sith Trailer Description Online

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The ultimate Star Wars fan site, TheForce.Net, has posted up a description of the upcoming Revenge of the Sith trailer which is rumoured to play ahead of The Incrediables in…

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October 12, 2004
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Sean Penn Blasts Team America Creators

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As we’re getting closer to the release of the largely anti-Bush film “Team America: World Police” (which personally I’m still not sure looks all that funny), creators Trey Parker and…

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October 12, 2004
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Nintendo Getting Into The Movie Business

— Posted by Rodney

No, we’re not just talking about another Pokemon movie (which is coming out next year by the way) or Mario Brothers flick. Nintendo is heading towards forming it’s own Computer…

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October 11, 2004
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Christopher Reeve Dies at 52

— Posted by Rodney

There isn’t much for me to say that isn’t being said elsewhere. You will be missed Mr. Reeve. Go rent Noises Off, my favorite Reeve movie of all time.

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October 10, 2004
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The Grudge: It’s Make or Break Time For Sarah Michelle Gellar

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In re-making the unbelievably horrifying Japanese terror flick The Grudge, Sam Rami made a surprising casting choice for his lead female role: Sarah Michelle Gellar. I was really surprised when…

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October 10, 2004
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Bubba Ho-Tep Sequel!!!!

— Posted by Rodney

This is probably some of the best movie news I’ve heard all week. Bubba Ho-Tep director Don Coscarelli was recently interviewed and mentioned that it looks like a sequel will…

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October 10, 2004
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Spider-Man 3 could be the Last

— Posted by Rodney

Apparently Sam Raimi recently told reporters that Columbia Pictures may direct Raimi to make Spider-Man 3 the final chapter in the series. This absolutely SHOCKS me for a couple of…

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October 10, 2004
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Eminem to Develop a Spy Movie, Hell is reporting cooler temperatures

— Posted by Rodney

Someone shoot me. This is so stupid it almost defies imagination. The good folks over at Digital Spy report the following: Eminem is planning to play a suave spy in…

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October 10, 2004
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Shark Tale Raking it in

— Posted by Rodney

In the absence of any other family films to compete against, even a bad movie can rake in huge money… and that’s just what Shark Tale is doing… to the…

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October 10, 2004
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Arsenio Hall to Direct Black Comedy Documentary

— Posted by Rodney

It seems like everyone these days wants to do a documentary film since Bowling for Columbine. The latest celebrity to join the ranks? Arsenio Hall. The movie will look at…

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October 10, 2004
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Fat Albert Trailer

— Posted by Rodney

You ever hear about a movie that’s coming out and you REALLY REALLY REALLY want it to be good but you’ve got a sinking feeling in your stomach that it’s…

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October 9, 2004
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Quentin Tarantino: refusing to go deeper because he loves the surface so much

— Posted by Rodney

It’s a rare thing that you come across an article that you utterly disagree with, and yet must admit is excellent at the same time. Katrina Onstad over at The…

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"History prefers legends to men. It prefers nobility to brutality, soaring speeches to quite deeds. History remembers the battle, but forgets the blood. However, history remembers me before I was a President. It shall only remember a fraction of the truth."

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