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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The Marine 4 Adds A Different Feel To The Franchise

 
Synopsis: Jake Carter is assigned to protect a “high-value package,” a beautiful whistleblower trying to expose a corrupt army defense contractor. (c)IMDB
 

One of the original WWE Studios productions turned franchise is back for the 4th installment. The Marine 4 Moving Target has established their star of the franchise in Mike…

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October 2, 2004
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New Elektra Poster

— Posted by Rodney

Jennifer Garner and I dated for a little while she was filming Elektra. We didn’t tell many people about it because we wanted to keep it out of the tabloids….

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October 1, 2004
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Hannibal Vs Predator

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In the comments section of the last Hannibal Post I put up the other day, “Dave” gave us the next logical evolution for Hannibal… to join in on the movie…

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October 1, 2004
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Justin Timberlake Lands a Title Role: How Fricken Stupid

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GRRR!!!! I can’t believe how stupid some studios can be!!! I won’t go into my whole “Stop handing out acting leads to famous music artists just because they’re famous” rant…

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October 1, 2004
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X3 Lands a Writer

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Nothing scares me more than having someone on board for a comic film with no experience (take a look at what happened to Catwoman for heavens sake). Counting Down is…

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October 1, 2004
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Lauren Shuler-Donner Talks A Little X3

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There’s more good news for X-Men fans, because, Shuler-Donner said that she is looking forward to continuing with the X-Men franchise and that X-3 will continue with the Dark Phoenix…

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October 1, 2004
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Robin Williams Returns to Voice Acting in Robots

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If for no other reason (and there are more reasons), Robots has me pumped just because Robin Williams is back in the land of animation. I still remember as a…

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October 1, 2004
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Kung Fu Hustle Release Date and Possibly A Sequel

— Posted by Rodney

If you haven’t seen the original non-Miamaxed butchered version of Stephen Chow’s Shaolin Soccer, you simply MUST run out to your local asian video store OR hop on Ebay and…

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September 30, 2004
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Could Jamie Foxx Actually Be A Legitimate Oscar Contender?

— Posted by Rodney

What on earth happened that suddenly made Jamie Foxx decide he was going to be a top notch actor?!?! I have HATED Foxx for a long time. Uggg.. I still…

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September 30, 2004
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Shark Tale Reviews

— Posted by Rodney

I love just about everything Dreamworks has done… but let’s all admit it… we all had a sinking (get it? SINKING!!! Oh forget it) feeling about this movie from the…

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September 30, 2004
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Ladder 49 Reviews

— Posted by Rodney

Have you ever seen previews for a movie that deep down you really WANT to like… but already know this is gonna be a stinker? Well Ladder 49 (aka Backdraft…

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September 30, 2004
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I Heart Huckabees Reviews

— Posted by Rodney

There’s a difference between having a great cast in a film and a star studded cast. A star studded cast just means huge names without necessarily meaning quality (take the…

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September 29, 2004
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Should there be another Hannibal Lecter Movie?

— Posted by Rodney

I still remember the first time I watched Silence of the Lambs. Its one of those movies that freaks the life out of you… but you really can’t explain why,…

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September 29, 2004
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Mel Gibson given Producer of the Year Honors

— Posted by Rodney

Hmmm… well it looks like all those people who said Mel Gibson would be destroyed for making a religious film are eating huge doses of crow these days. Not only…

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September 29, 2004
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Oh Nuts! Sean Connery Pulls out of Josiah’s Canon

— Posted by Rodney

The good folks over at Coming Soon are reporting that Sean Connery has up and left the Josiah’s Canon project. This is a real shame. Connery is universally thought to…

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September 29, 2004
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Flight of the Phoenix Trailer Online

— Posted by Rodney

I don’t know why, but I’ve become a fan of Dennis Quaid ever since Meg Ryan left him. Maybe I just like cheering for the underdog. At any rate, the…

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September 29, 2004
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Spaceballs 2 – May the Schwartz Be With You!

— Posted by Rodney

Hands down, the funniest line ever in a film is still “Now you will see that evil will always triumph… Because good… is dumb!” Oh yeah baby, Mel Brooks has…

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September 28, 2004
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The Movie Blog Passes 1000 Posts – No One Cares But Me

— Posted by Rodney

Hey everyone, John here. I don’t know how I let this one slip under my nose (especially since I was keeping an eye on it earlier this month), but early…

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September 28, 2004
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X-Men 3 – Dark Pheonix?

— Posted by Rodney

I just loved X-Men 2. For my money (which isn’t a lot) it’s the best superhero genre flick of all time. Yeah I know most of you disagree, but I…

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