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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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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September 28, 2004
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The Re-Introduction of Michael Keaton in White Noise

— Posted by Rodney

Ever walk through the video store and accidentally comes across an old movie that you haven’t seen in YEARS and suddenly have flash backs of certain scenes that just absolutely…

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September 27, 2004
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Italian Job 2

— Posted by Rodney

Well, the word buzzing around the net this morning is that Mark Wahlberg et al have signed up for a sequel to The Italian Job. Most are rolling their eyes…

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September 27, 2004
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New Blade Trinity Poster

— Posted by Rodney

Meh… I don’t know if I like. I think the first one was better. Your thought?

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September 27, 2004
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The Look of Comic Characters on the Big Screen

— Posted by Rodney

Turning a comic book into a movie has many challenges, and one of the biggest ones is coming up with the “look” of the characters. Many comic fans want the…

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September 27, 2004
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Natalie Portman “Closer” Pics

— Posted by Rodney

I’ve liked Natalie Portman ever since her young role in The Professional (thank you Tran and Rod for being the first people to introduce me to that flick). Then she…

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September 27, 2004
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Bryan Singer Talks More Superman at NYU

— Posted by Rodney

Despite the fact that my movie fan heart was broken at the news Bryan Singer was removing himself from the X-Men 3 project, I’ve been extremely excited at the idea…

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September 25, 2004
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John’s Two Cents on Shaun of the Dead

— Posted by Rodney

Every once in a while you stumble across something so special that you just can’t wait for everyone else to discover it too. Well about a couple of months ago…

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September 24, 2004
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Now I Hate Ben Affleck. He’s Dating Jennifer Garner

— Posted by Rodney

You know what Ben… I thought you were an ok guy. I really did. When everyone else would slam you I’d say “Hey, don’t be hatin my man Ben”. When…

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September 24, 2004
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David Goyer on the new Batman

— Posted by Rodney

For those of you who may not know, aside from writing and directing the new Blade: Trinity film, David Goyer also wrote the script for the new (and improved) Batman…

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September 24, 2004
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It Had To Happen – A Superhero Spoof Movie

— Posted by Rodney

With the fruition and multiplication of all the Hero genre films out there (and upcoming) you knew it was only time before someone put up the cash for a Superhero…

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September 24, 2004
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Terminator 4 Without Arnold

— Posted by Rodney

It’s hard to imagine a Terminator flick without Arnold Schwarzenegger, but that may be exactly what we’re getting. According to Variety, Warner Bros. has put the gears in motion to…

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September 24, 2004
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Action Packed HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS Trailer

— Posted by Rodney

Whoo Hooo! House of Flying Daggers is looking better and better all the time! We’ve been talking about this flick here for a while now and the excitement grows! Go…

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September 23, 2004
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A Better Picture of Thing

— Posted by Rodney

Hey, for all you Fantastic Four fans, here’s a better picture of the new Thing than the last one I put up. Personally I think he looks FANTASTIC! I can’t…

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September 23, 2004
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DUMPED The Musical – Be a Producer for $19.95

— Posted by Rodney

As someone who has produced his own Indy film (with several others) I have an appreciation for those who undertake this labour of love. No millions of dollars to be…

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