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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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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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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September 5, 2004
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Pulp Fiction 2?

— Posted by Rodney

Pulp Fiction, the Prequel? John Travolta, who played hit man Vincent Vega in director Quentin Tarantino’s blood-drenched 1994 film, said Tarantino has been considering another episode of the drama. “Every…

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September 5, 2004
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Hayao Miyazaki and Howl’s Moving Castle Making a Splash in Venice

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If you haven’t seen Spirited Away yet, stop reading this, go out to a video store and rent it now. It’s a magical piece of story telling that apparently creator…

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September 4, 2004
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Owen Wilson & Vince Vaughn Together in OUTSOURCED

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I’ve been a big Owen Wilson fan ever since Shanghai Noon. Now him and Vince Vaughn are hooking up in a new comedy called “Outsourced”. FilmStew.com gives us this rundown:…

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September 4, 2004
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Herbie: Fully Loaded

— Posted by Rodney

I had to do a double take when I read this one. Disney must be getting desperate for ideas. It looks like that lovable living car (no, not KITT) Herbie…

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September 4, 2004
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Clerks 10th Anniversary Edition DVD

— Posted by Rodney

Staying on the “Clerks” theme, the Genesis of the Jay and Silent Bob empire begain 10 years ago (man I feel old now). Kevin Smith is a master, and this…

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September 4, 2004
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“Clerks” the Animated Movie

— Posted by Rodney

Gotta love Kevin Smith. There’s nothing he’s affraid to explore… even if it could be a disaster. The animated news reports the following: At his View Askew website, Kevin Smith…

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September 3, 2004
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McCain Keeps Giving Moore Exactly What He Wants

— Posted by Rodney

John McCain made a huge mistake. I mean a really really massive mistake. As attention was finally starting to focus on the election and the Republican convention and fade away…

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September 3, 2004
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Paparazzi and Other Trailers that Give Everything Away

— Posted by Rodney

I love trailers. I could sit through 20 minutes of them before a movie starts and not even blink. But something started happening a few years ago that really tick…

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September 2, 2004
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Wicker Park Reviews

— Posted by Rodney

And the award for most wasted potential goes to… Josh Hartnett. Starring in the new Wicker Park, Hartnett looked like he was heading in the right direction following Pearl Harbor,…

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September 2, 2004
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Vanity Fair Reviews

— Posted by Rodney

It’s been a while since a good period piece has come out. Enter Vanity Fair. Reese Witherspoon has come a long way since Pleasantville and is shaping into a force…

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September 2, 2004
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Ben Kingsley as the New Bond Baddie?

— Posted by Rodney

Ben Kingsley is easily one of my favorite actors of all time. This guy just brings something to the screen that few others can. Now, according to comingsoon, Kingsley has…

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September 2, 2004
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One Big Kill Bill Movie May Get Released

— Posted by Rodney

Ok, just about everyone already knows that Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 were originally supposed to be one film. Well it looks like Quentin Tarantino is putting the…

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September 2, 2004
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More McFarlane Alien vs. Predator Toys

— Posted by Rodney

Ahemm… just in case you were all wondering what to add to your Johnny Christmas shopping list… The McFarlane Toys line is slated for release in June and will feature…

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September 1, 2004
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House of Flying Daggers Review

— Posted by Rodney

The Japan Times – an English language Japanese paper – has just published a review of Zhang Yimou’s follow up to Hero – The House of Flying Daggers. They give…

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September 1, 2004
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Charlize Got An Owie. Aeon Flux on Hold Indefinitely.

— Posted by Rodney

Word from the Hollywood Reporter is that Charlize Theron was injured in a stunt sequence while filming Aeon Flux and that production has shut down indefinitely. While Theron’s handlers aren’t…

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September 1, 2004
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Doom the Movie Fragging its Way To Theaters

— Posted by Rodney

Ah yes, the tradition of video games being made into movies is a long and glorious one. Well… at least it’s a long one. Let’s be honest here folks, video…

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August 31, 2004
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Cafe Lumiere Website and Trailer

— Posted by Rodney

Whilst digging about through the Toronto Film Festival schedule today Cafe Lumiere stuck in my head as being somehow important but I couldn’t quite place why until I came across…

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