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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August 31, 2004
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Start Making Your Schedules Now

— Posted by John Campea

For those of you who have been waiting with an open excel table for the Toronto Internation Film Festival schedule to come out – well today is the day. It’s…

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August 31, 2004
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Wimbledon May Surprise Us

— Posted by John Campea

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, the genre of romantic comedies is not exactly my favorite style of film to catch on a Friday night. However, every once in a…

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August 30, 2004
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Jim Caviezel is Superman?

— Posted by John Campea

Comic writer Mark Millar says so and he’s a whole lot better connected than I am. If it’s true, I like it.

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August 30, 2004
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Details On Tsui Hark’s The Seven Swords

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There was a time when Tsui Hark’s name was enough to get me to drop good coin on a new film. Between his role as producer of most of John…

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August 30, 2004
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Good Lord, People. You’re Smarter Than This.

— Posted by John Campea

According to the Hollywood Reporter that horrific Garfield movie is currently the number one movie at the international box office. First David Hasselhoff, now Garfield. Stop it. Now.

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August 30, 2004
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Got A Question About The Upcoming Narnia Films? It’s Probably Answered Here.

— Posted by John Campea

There have been casting and effects rumors floating around the live action adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia for a little while now, but now that things are…

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August 30, 2004
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Passion of the Christ DVD Is Barer Than the Tomb and At Least One Toronto Reviewer Is Less Than Pleased About It.

— Posted by John Campea

While he’s not generally my first choice in local film reviewers the Toronto Sun’s Bruce Kirkland does come up with an article that bears mention from time to time. And…

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August 30, 2004
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Superbabies: BabyGeniuses 2 Doesn’t Crack the Top Ten.

— Posted by John Campea

… Yeah.. but, who really cares anyway? I sure don’t. Forget I said anything.

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August 29, 2004
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And the So-Full-Of-It-They’re-Choking Award Goes to: Miramax.

— Posted by John Campea

Just thought I’d point out that Boxofficemojo.com has quoted Amanda Lundberg, Head of Miramax’s Worldwide Relations giving the official reason why they handled the “Hero” release the way they did….

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August 29, 2004
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Pics From the Big Ol’ Geek Convention

— Posted by John Campea

So I mentioned back on Friday that Nick and I had been roaming the big sci-fi / horror / anime / comic convention prior to going to catch Hero and…

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August 29, 2004
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Godzilla: Final Wars Footage Online!

— Posted by John Campea

Whee! Monster Zero has posted links to some footage from the Ryuhei Kitamura directed Godzilla: Final Wars! They’re careful to point out that this is not an official trailer, but…

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August 29, 2004
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I’d Know That Bak Anywhere …

— Posted by John Campea

Nothing really there yet but it makes me happy to see that the North American website for Ong Bak is now live … just a little more than two months…

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August 29, 2004
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Release Date For A Very Long Engagement

— Posted by John Campea

Not sure when this was officially announced, but I stumbled across an article today that stated Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s A Very Long Engagement will hit North American theaters November 26th. I’m…

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August 29, 2004
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Miike’s One Missed Call Hits DVD Next Week

— Posted by John Campea

Another find by the apparently all-seeing Logboy … Takashi Miike’s One Missed Call is being released as a two DVD set in Korea September 7th and, yes, the Korean release…

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August 29, 2004
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Starring in “Friends” equals No Movie Career for You

— Posted by John Campea

I’ll come right out and admit it. I’m a guy in his 30’s and I liked the show Friends. There… I said it. Coming out of the closet it very…

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August 28, 2004
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Toronto Film Fest Launches Online Forum

— Posted by John Campea

Clever folk that they are, the powers that be at the Toronto Film Festival have launched their very own online forum for the Festival. There are discussion areas set up…

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August 28, 2004
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Hero Rules the Box Office

— Posted by John Campea

According to the just-released figures over at Box Office Mojo Hero is leading this weekend’s box office race by a healthy margin. Despite playing on nearly a thousand fewer screens…

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August 28, 2004
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Infernal Affairs Is Back On Miramax’s Release Schedule

— Posted by John Campea

Right. Now that Miramax has finally gone ahead and released Hero and a butchered version of Shaolin Soccer – the uncut, Cantonese version on the North American DVD apparently has…

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