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 9, 2004
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Because There Isn’t Already Enough Incredible Anime Releasing This Year …

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, I’ve got to throw a little disclaimer in here and say that, much to my chagrin, I have not yet seen Makoto Shinkai’s Voices of a Distant Star. I…

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August 9, 2004
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Ewan McGregor and Michael Bay do Sci-Fi?

— Posted by John Campea

Well, it’s certainly not a predictable match but it looks to be the case … Ewan McGregor has signed on to star in sci-fi flick The Island, to be directed…

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August 9, 2004
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Shinya Tsukamoto’s Vital Reviewed At Midnight Eye

— Posted by John Campea

I really need to see this film. Japan’s Shinya Tsukamoto is still best known on this side of the ocean for his techno-nightmare freakout Tetsuo The Iron Man but as…

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August 9, 2004
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Don’t Know if National Treasure Will Be Good or Not, But The Trailer Technology is Mighty Sweet …

— Posted by John Campea

Anybody remember when Nicholas Cage was money in the bank? I do, and I miss those days. I want another Raising Arizona, or another Leaving Las Vegas or another Face…

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August 9, 2004
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Trailer and Website for Nightwatch – A Russian Fantasy Blockbuster

— Posted by John Campea

I’ve been reading a bit about a couple of genre films making major box office waves in Europe without being able to turn up much information about them until now….

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August 9, 2004
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Once Again, We Have a Winner!

— Posted by John Campea

Another contest has come to an end … this time it’s our Village giveaway. Thanks to everybody who entered … the posters are going to Matt and Plutonick, the soundtrack…

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August 8, 2004
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Tom Cruise makes Collateral work

— Posted by John Campea

I admit that I am guilty. Whenever I talk about actors, or give a quick list of who I think are amongst the best actors working today, I consistently overlook…

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August 8, 2004
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The Blue Planet. The Animated Movie Time Forgot. (We Found a Trailer)

— Posted by John Campea

A long, long time ago… well, 6 years ago to be specific, in July 1998 – a studio called “Rainbow Studios” (which still exists based in Phoenix, Arizona: here) unveiled…

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August 8, 2004
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The Forgotten Trailer. Jeepers, I love this one.

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, I’m slow on this I realize– This trailer was released a number of days ago, so it’s likely being beamed in theatres at present although I haven’t seen it…

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August 7, 2004
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Last Chance to Enter Our Village Giveaway!

— Posted by John Campea

Today’s the day. At the end of the day somebody will be the proud owner of a lovely 16 x 20 framed, signed, still from M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village….

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August 7, 2004
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Oscar Category I want to see

— Posted by John Campea

So I have been surfing through the comments and noticed that some people have asked, “Why did you go see the sequel if you didnt like the first one?” or…

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August 7, 2004
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New ‘Shaun of the Dead’ North American Trailer!

— Posted by John Campea

Let’s be honest, we’re sick of telling you why you need to be excited about this film. But you really need to be excited to see this film. Seriously. Shut…

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August 7, 2004
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August 10th – Lost Boys Special Edition 2-Disc DVD Goodness

— Posted by John Campea

This movie is a milestone. Why? Well, because it’s a Joel Schumacher film that I like. And it’s a Corey Haim and Corey Feldman movie that has actually made it…

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August 7, 2004
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Wow. A ‘Theatre Friendly’ Saw Trailer. And all the other ones.

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, so, it’s easily the most screwed up pretense for a film in recent days/weeks/months. And unless the movie goes all David Fincher on us, the movie probably won’t have…

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August 6, 2004
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The Movie Blog Wants Your Help!

— Posted by John Campea

Well boys and girls, got a call from the Toronto Film Festival’s box office this morning and we’ve been spurned. Spurned! No press pass for poor ol’ Bubba. Once I…

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August 5, 2004
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Whatever happened to the “Action Hero”?

— Posted by John Campea

Life is all about change. Cycles in the film industry are a testament to this universal truth. Take for instance the Action Hero. A few years ago there were a…

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August 5, 2004
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An Announcement.

— Posted by John Campea

I would like to take this opportunity to point out that every single post currently on the front page came from me. You slackers.

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August 5, 2004
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Justin Lin To Remake Old Boy

— Posted by John Campea

I’m a bit late on this, but Justin Lin – director of Better Luck Tomorrow – has signed on to remake Old Boy for North America. Meh. Just see the…

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