"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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September 9, 2004
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Jesus Out Performs Gandalf in Video Sales

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I didn’t see this coming. Apparently opening week video sales of Passion of the Christ out did the same performance of The Lord of the Rings. Gibson’s film just seems…

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September 9, 2004
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The New “Rat Pack” – Stiller, Wilson, Wilson, Vaughn, Ferrell

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Something has evolved over the last couple of years. It started with Owen Willson and Ben Stiller appearing in a couple of films together. Zoolander (which I still think is…

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September 8, 2004
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The Life Aquatic Trailer

— Posted by Rodney

As if having Bill Murray in a comedy by himself isn’t enough… look at the cast in this film! Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Anjelica Huston, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum… WOW!…

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September 8, 2004
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Raider of the Lost Ark Special Edition DVD?

— Posted by Rodney

Question: What do you get when you combine 2 of the greatest movie makers of our time (Steven Spielberg and George Lucas)? Answer: One of the greatest film series of…

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September 8, 2004
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Alec Baldwin Goes off on SAG and Movie Marketing

— Posted by Rodney

Alright, whatever little “credibility” I have is about to go right out the window. I AM A HUGE ALEC BALDWIN FAN. There, I said it. I always liked the guy…

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September 8, 2004
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Frank Darabont to Head Remake of “The Thing”

— Posted by Rodney

The Sci-Fi channel has landed a good one. Apparently Sci-Fi is developing a 4 hour remake of The Thing. And who did they get to head the project? Frank Darabont….

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September 8, 2004
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Cellular Reviews

— Posted by Rodney

Remember back in the day when Kim Basinger was THE actress? Everything she touched was as hot as my ass (what can I say, I have a really nice ass….

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September 8, 2004
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Hulk 2

— Posted by Rodney

I know I know I know… I’m one of the fe people who really enjoyed Hulk. It took a different approach to a comic movie than most. It focused more…

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September 8, 2004
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Aquaman The Movie

— Posted by Rodney

If you’ve been reading The Movie Blog for any period of time, you probably know that I love my comic book movies (except Catwoman). Heck, I even enjoyed The Punisher…

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September 7, 2004
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It Looks Official. Joss Whedon to Direct X-Men 3

— Posted by Rodney

There is a sense of saddness that comes with this story. If it is indeed true (and it looks like it is) it means that Singer is trully off the…

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September 7, 2004
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A Thought About Bubba

— Posted by Rodney

Several months ago when I invited Bubba to join us on The Movie Blog, I had no idea of the impact he would have on our little site. His expertise…

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September 7, 2004
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Bubba Has Left The Building

— Posted by Rodney

Hey kids … Bubba here with what will be my final post on The Movie Blog. It’s been a fun ride these past few months but as things have really…

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September 7, 2004
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Underworld Producer Tom Rosenberg Talks New Title for Underworld 2

— Posted by Rodney

Found this Tom Rosenberg quote via the good folks at FilmRot.Com: “I think the real intense followers of the whole saga will really, really love the second one. It‚Äôs very…

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September 7, 2004
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X-Men 3 in Limbo

— Posted by Rodney

Like most of you, I’ve been hearing a lot of conflicting reports about the status of X-Men 3. Some people say it’s already in the works and some people say…

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September 7, 2004
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Michael Moore Going for Best Picture

— Posted by Rodney

As we all know by now, Michael Moore LOVES attention. He’s just found a new way to get more of it too. It seems that Moore has decided to NOT…

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September 6, 2004
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Toy Story 3?

— Posted by Rodney

“There’s movement on a “Toy Story 3″. The troops behind the ‘Buzz Lightyear’ show know a bit about it, pointing out that it’ll happening at a different camp and that…

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September 6, 2004
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John Reviews Vanity Fair

— Posted by Rodney

The Internet Movie Database describes Vanity Fair this way: “Growing up poor in London, Becky Sharp (Witherspoon) defies her poverty-stricken background and ascends the social ladder alongside her best friend,…

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September 5, 2004
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Gary Oldman not doing Voice Work in Star Wars Episode 3

— Posted by Rodney

WHAT A SHAME! When I first heard rumours of Gary Oldman doing the voice of General Grievous in the upcoming Episode III, I nearly wet myself. Oldman is amazing, and…

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