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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August 13, 2004
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Bring on the Jihad …

— Posted by John Campea

Oh, my. Sometimes I just have to wonder what people are thinking when they make a film and Ridley Scott’s latest is one of those times. Scott’s next film, Kingdom…

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August 13, 2004
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A Pair of Interesting Joss Whedon Rumors …

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A pair of interesting Whedon-related articles appeared on SciFi.com today … In the first Whedon lets it be known that while he is still interested in pursuing those rumored Buffy-verse…

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August 13, 2004
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Who’s been a naughty boy? Tom Sizemore has!

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There are certain guys that you can just always count on for certain roles. Tom Sizemore is one of these guys. However, at the same time, he doesn‚Äôt strike me…

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August 13, 2004
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Scene From Blade: Trinity Online at Maxim

— Posted by John Campea

Have I mentioned that it’s quarter after five in the morning and I’m dead tired. I hate my life. Here. Watch Jessica Biel kill some bad guys.

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August 13, 2004
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Teaser Trailer for Steven Chow’s Kung Fu Hustle Online

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It’s way too early and I’m way too tired to think of anything clever to say or to even bother to post a picture. It’s Chow’s follow up to Shaolin…

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August 12, 2004
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Jude Law Wants In On The Watchmen!

— Posted by John Campea

Sweet Jeebus! Jude Law as Ozymandius! He wants to do it! I mean, he REALLY wants to do it! Why isn’t this contract signed yet!?!? Sign it NOW!! Now, dammit,…

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August 12, 2004
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Hey! Twentieth Century Fox thinks we’re worth scamming!

— Posted by John Campea

For those of you who didn‚Äôt notice this already, in Bubba‚Äôs post about the cancellation of the advanced screenings of Alien Vs Predator, ‚Äúsomeone‚Äù left a comment saying they saw…

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August 12, 2004
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New Egoyan Film Shooting In Toronto This Month

— Posted by John Campea

Atom Egoyan is one of my homeland’s finest cinematic exports with the likes of The Sweet Hereafter and Felicia’s Journey drawing major acclaim worldwide. Following a brief flirtation with directing…

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August 12, 2004
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Last Life in the Universe and Bright Future to Hit DVD in 2005

— Posted by John Campea

Just a quick follow up to the gushing article I wrote about these films here … the folks at Palm have confirmed that both Last Life in the Universe and…

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August 12, 2004
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Sofia Coppola Tackles Marie Antoinette. I Know How This One’s Going to End.

— Posted by John Campea

After a pair of critically acclaimed ultra-low budget indie films – The Virgin Suicides and Lost In Translation – Sofia Coppola is making the jump to big budget studio fare,…

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August 12, 2004
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MI:3 Bumped Back, War of the Worlds on the Fast Track

— Posted by John Campea

Well, the mission may not be impossible, but it is at least proving difficult enough that the producers have stuck it on the back burner for the time being. Word…

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August 11, 2004
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Wow. Who says movies don’t influence people

— Posted by John Campea

So a guy who got off scott-free for killing his girlfriend saw “The Passion” and decided to confess. Ummm… wow. A man who said Mel Gibson ‘s film “The Passion…

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August 11, 2004
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Mirror Mask Interview And Still Shots

— Posted by John Campea

Y’know, being a big fan of Neil Gaiman’s writing I’m really not sure why I haven’t been following Mirror Mask an awful lot more than I have been, but a…

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August 11, 2004
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Eros Website Online

— Posted by John Campea

I’ve been waiting to see ANYTHING from this project from the day I saw the first announcement so a huge thank you to reader iamNataku for sending this in ……

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August 11, 2004
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Fahrenheit 9/11 DVD Out In October

— Posted by John Campea

Hey, look at that … just in time for this year’s presidential election … Columbia Tristar has announced that they will be releasing Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 on October 5th….

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August 11, 2004
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I Think I Just Soiled Myself.

— Posted by John Campea

Gah! Dark Horizons is reporting that once they finally get a breather from the never ending Shaun of the Dead press junket Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg will begin scripting…

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August 11, 2004
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All Is Not Well on the AvP Front …

— Posted by John Campea

It’s never a good sign when a studio cancels the premiere of a film they’ve spent buckets of money promoting, but it happened this week. The film? Aliens Versus Predator….

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August 11, 2004
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Whoo? Woo!

— Posted by John Campea

Hurray! John Woo’s making himself a good ol’ fashioned Woo film again, and he’s going back to China and reuniting with his biggest star to do it! CHUD is reporting…

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