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 14, 2004
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Sabrina the Teenage Witch Movie Rights Bought by Paramount

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I guess in a market that is desperate to find material to develop, the idea of a Sabrina the Teenage Witch movie had to come up sooner or later. Paramount…

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September 14, 2004
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How to Tell He’s Not the One in 10 Days

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Romantic Comedies are funny creatures. 7 times out of 10 they can put a hyperactive child to sleep. But every once in a while one comes along that surprises you….

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September 14, 2004
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2 War Of The Worlds

— Posted by Rodney

Want a definition of “Oh Crap”? Imagine for a moment that you decide to make a movie… and you’re pretty excited about it. Let’s say you’re making… oh I don’t…

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September 13, 2004
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This is a Great Idea – Monthly Movie Theater Pass

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Regular Movie Blog reader David Terry posted a comment in the article “The Price of Going to the Movies: An Open Letter to the Theater Chains” that rings with something…

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September 13, 2004
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Indiana Jones Spoof in Development

— Posted by Rodney

Ok I like this idea. I used to LOVE spoof movies, but lately they’ve lacked the snap that they did years ago with the exception of Shaun of the Dead…

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September 13, 2004
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Ghost Rider Set To Ride In Australia

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I fear for the survival of Comic Book genre films my friends. Up to this point, comic movies have been good enough to survive… even survive the horrid spectacle that…

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September 12, 2004
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Dougray Scott Is The New James Bond

— Posted by Rodney

Via Dark Horizons: The Sunday Mirror reports that Dougray Scott has beaten an army of rivals including Eric Bana, Clive Owen and Ioan Gruffud to take over cinema’s most famous…

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September 12, 2004
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X-Files 2 Right Around The Corner

— Posted by Rodney

Some things run too long. Pro athletes retire too late and are only shadows of their former selves… one too many movies get made in a series… and often a…

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September 12, 2004
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New Seed Of Chucky Poster

— Posted by Rodney

There are some films that get made where you just collectively slap your heads as a society in trying to figure out why. Seed Of Chucky is such a film….

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September 12, 2004
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Fantastic Four Set For 3 Films. Chris Evans Talk about Origins

— Posted by Rodney

You ever find something out that EVERYONE already knew about like 4 months ago and you wonder to yourself “how the heck did I not know this?”. Well, I just…

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September 11, 2004
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Resident Evil 3? Oh Please let the Hurting Stop

— Posted by Rodney

Against my better judgment, I squeezed in some time to catch Resident Evil 2. Good Lord is this a horrible movie. Acting=pitiful, Story=What freaking story?!?!, Directing=Did they have a director?,…

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September 11, 2004
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Cry HAVOC, and Let Loose The Boobs of War

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This one should make my friend Darren quite happy. Apparently the stunning Anne Hathaway (The Princess Diaries) is growing up in the new film HAVOC. Steamy loves scenses with another…

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September 11, 2004
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Dunst’s Virgin Ears

— Posted by Rodney

I don’t know why on earth I found this amusing… but I did. Apparently Kristin Dunst’s Co-Star in Wimbldon, Paul Bettany, can swear like a sailor… and Dunst doesn’t like…

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September 10, 2004
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Michael Eisner Stepping Down From Disney

— Posted by Rodney

We‚Äôve commented a lot over the last year about the state of Disney and the problems it has suffered under the watch of Michael Eisner of late. Eisner has done…

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September 10, 2004
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Super Size Me Getting Ready to Open In the UK

— Posted by Rodney

I really have no business saying anything about this, because to be honest I still haven’t seen Super Size Me (Although i really want to). But CNN has an interesting…

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September 10, 2004
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A Star Wars TV Show?!? Sweet Heaven Say This Isn’t So!

— Posted by Rodney

I am a George Lucas defender… but this has me really worried that the old dog really has gone off his rocker: We are pleased to announce that Lucasfilm confirmed…

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September 10, 2004
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An Interview with the Producers of SAW

— Posted by Rodney

I still remember the first time DayVuh showed me the trailers for SAW. Man, this is gonna be one freaky film. Anyway, JoBlo.Com recently put up an interesting interview with…

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September 10, 2004
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Subscribe To The Movie Blog

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Hey there folks. Due to popular demand (ok, about 3 people asked for this) you’ll notice on the right hand side there is now a place for you to subscribe…

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