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 27, 2004
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More Incredible Mirror Mask Stills

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Zowie. The more I see of this film the more excited I get about it … Neil Gaiman has posted an additional five high res still shots from the upcoming…

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August 27, 2004
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Sweet! Planet of the Apes Goes Twilight Zone!

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Thanks to Jim for sending this in … No, it’s not an ‘official’ video but some clever person has noticed that Twilight Zone honcho Rod Serling was also responsible for…

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August 27, 2004
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My Summer of Love Review In Screendaily

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Another review for a film appearing in this year’s Toronto Film Festival, this time for My Summer of Love which is generating comparisons to Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures. Nice. Check…

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August 27, 2004
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Nimrod Antal’s Kontroll to be Hungary’s Entry for Best Foreign Film Oscar

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I have yet to turn up very much info on the films in this year’s Midnight Madness program at the Toronto Film Festival – believe me, it’s not for lack…

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August 27, 2004
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Taste of Tea Reviews Online

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Believe it or not you know who Katsuhito Ishii is. Not only that, if you’re reading this blog you’ve probably already seen some of his work. Best known outside of…

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August 27, 2004
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Fat Albert Movie Pictures

— Posted by John Campea

Hollywood.Com has posted some stills of the new Fat Albert movie coming out soon. Wow… I gotta admit that seeing these pictures takes me back. Pretty good looking outfits for…

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August 27, 2004
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A Cheap Plug for Hockey Fans

— Posted by John Campea

Ok, this is not at all movie related… I tried to think of ways to spin this so it would LOOK like it was movie related, but I now realize…

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August 27, 2004
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Blade Runner is Voted ‘Best Science Fiction Movie of All Time’ By People Who Know a Lot More Than You.

— Posted by John Campea

Who says tax dollars and great minds go to waste? – Cuz hey! Mix the two together in a strange bastard coupling, and you’ve got yourself a movie list! That’s…

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August 27, 2004
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Today is The Day. Show your Worth. Go See Hero.

— Posted by John Campea

It Is Now Friday It has been far too long in coming – jostled by schedules of the ignorant – to simply let this red-letter weekend pass by without doing…

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August 27, 2004
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Just because you asked – John’s Favorite Films of All time

— Posted by John Campea

As wierd as sounds I often have people ask me (by email or on the radio) what my favorite movies are. So without giving any reasons why, and for no…

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August 27, 2004
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John Cleese Brings Tsunamic, Unbridled Silliness to Your Face This Fall.

— Posted by John Campea

This information is about 49 seconds old for me. I just saw the Master himself, John Cleese appear on the last ever guest appearance on Craig Kilborn’s Late, Late Show….

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August 26, 2004
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The Girl Next Door – I guess there’s no place else to see naked women

— Posted by John Campea

Someone help me understand this. The Girl Next Door barely does $15 million at the box office when it was in theaters, a horrible failure by almost any Hollywood standard,…

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August 25, 2004
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Star Wars Special Edition VS Star Wars 2004: Still Shot Comparisons Of Lucas’ Alterations

— Posted by John Campea

We gotta keep that Logboy guy around here. The links he sends in are better than bad, they’re good! What’s he got for us today? Comparison shots of images from…

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August 24, 2004
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Clark Kent in Batman Begins?

— Posted by John Campea

This is big, big news if it turns out to be true … Someone has sent SuperHeroHype a supposed call sheet from the set of Batman Begins which lists a…

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August 24, 2004
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Quentin Tarantino To Appear in Next Muppet Film.

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, this is just too weird to pass up … Empire Online is reporting that Quentin Tarantino will be appearing as himself in The Muppet Wizard of Oz. That’s right….

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August 24, 2004
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Add Another One Onto My Must See List. The Machinist Trailer Online.

— Posted by John Campea

Someone buy Christian Bale a sandwich. I remember hearing some concerns about whether Bale would be able to put on enough bulk to be convincing as Batman when he was…

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August 24, 2004
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Aint It Cool Interviews Cinematographer Christopher Doyle.

— Posted by John Campea

This man is a genius. And evidently a very funny genius. Check out the interview here.

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August 24, 2004
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Japanese Appleseed DVD to Release in November, But No English Subtitles. Same Deal for Hideaki Anno’s Live Action Cutie Honey Adaptation.

— Posted by John Campea

Sigh. I was really hoping that this would be subtitled but the fact that there is an American rights holder pretty much guaranteed that it wouldn’t. Of the big three…

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