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 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

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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!

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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

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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!

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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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August 3, 2004
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Wong Kar Wai’s 2046 Trailer Online

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Okay, it’s definitely not an official trailer – it has the feel of a promo clip run on whatever the Japanese version of Entertainment Tonight is – but, man, does…

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August 2, 2004
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Collateral Review In Screen Daily

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Michael Mann’s Collateral is one of the last big summer films that I really want to see and this review has got me looking forward to it even more ……

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August 2, 2004
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Keira Knightley to Star in Tony Scott’s Domino.

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I’ve enjoyed a lot of Tony Scott’s films but not so much that I actively follow the man’s upcoming projects, but Domino is one I’ve been waiting for. Why? Script…

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August 1, 2004
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We Have A Winner!

— Posted by John Campea

Our Lady Snowblood DVD giveaway contest has come to an end and we have a winner. We had nine entries get all of the trivia questions correct so it came…

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July 31, 2004
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Casshern DVD Releases October 23rd!

— Posted by John Campea

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the current front page of the Casshern website. Hallelujah! And for those wondering why you should care about a Japanese film you’ve likely…

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July 31, 2004
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Sky Captain’s Conran Takes Over Princess of Mars

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When Robert Rodriguez was forced out of the director’s chair for Princess of Mars – his inclusion of Frank Miller as co-director on Sin City required Rodriguez to resign his…

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July 31, 2004
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Fangoria Talkes to Juon Director Takashi Shimizu

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Well, I’ve been speculating that there’s one good film left in the Juon franchise – they still need to explain what exactly happened to Toshio – and it looks as…

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July 31, 2004
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Sin City Releases April First!

— Posted by John Campea

Yeah, the release date’s true, but really it’s just an excuse to post that picture. Can you blame me?

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July 31, 2004
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Team America Trailer and Website Live!

— Posted by John Campea

I’ve got to say that I’m not particularly a fan of South Park but every now and then Parker and Stone come up with a work of undeniable genius –…

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July 31, 2004
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Interview WIth Machurian Candidate Director Jonathan Demme Online

— Posted by John Campea

Manchurian Candidate director Jonathan Demme’s recent interview with NPR has been archived on the radio network’s website and is available here. Yep, he talks politics which is sure to get…

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July 31, 2004
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Incredibles Comic Book in the Works!

— Posted by John Campea

Another piece of interesting news thanks to the ever-vigilant Twitch … Dark Horse comics have announce that they will be releasing a four issue comic mini-series based on The Incredibles…

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July 31, 2004
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Thee Michelle Gun Elephant MP3s Online

— Posted by John Campea

It’s not exactly movie news but it is related so I’m putting it up anyway … If you’ve been paying attention to the site over the last little while you…

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July 31, 2004
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Village Discussion Free For All

— Posted by John Campea

Want to talk Village spoilers? Do it here. Everything’s fair game. Got a question or interpretation? This is the place, so fire away in as much detail as you like.

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