"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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"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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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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August 5, 2004
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J-Horror Theater Website Online

— Posted by John Campea

So, if you’re a fan of Japanese horror films, this is a project that should have you about ready to fill your pants. We reported on it a while back,…

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August 5, 2004
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Fantasia Festival Announce Their Award Winners

— Posted by John Campea

Montreal’s Fantasia Festival has announced their award winners and there are a LOT of great films on the list, along with a couple surprises … The big winners on the…

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August 5, 2004
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Ralph Fiennes is Lord Voldemort!

— Posted by John Campea

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you a flawless piece of casting: starring as Lord Voldemort in the upcoming fourth Harry Potter film, and presumably all subsequent Potter films as…

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August 5, 2004
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Rachel Weisz Signs On For Aronofsky’s The Fountain

— Posted by John Campea

Darren ARonofsky’s The Fountain is edging closer and closer to an actual start and this makes Bubba a happy boy indeed. Aronofsky’s one of my absolute favorite film makers and…

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August 4, 2004
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Three Days Left To Win Big-Ass Village Swag!

— Posted by John Campea

Holy crap! Why haven’t you entered this yet? We’re giving away a framed 16×20 still from The Village signed by Shyamalan and the cast! This, ladies and gentlemen, is one…

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