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….

Continue Reading

"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…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

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 …

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

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 …

Continue Reading

"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…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading
July 27, 2004
default_filler

Neil Gaiman’s Death: The High Cost of Living in Developement at New Line

— Posted by John Campea

Well, it’s not a Sandman movie, but it’s close … Neil Gaiman’s Death: The High Cost of Living is in development at New Line based on Gaiman’s own script with…

News Chat
0
July 27, 2004
default_filler

Fantastic Four’s Thing Will NOT Be CGI

— Posted by John Campea

According to an article on SciFi.com The Fantastic Four’s Ben Grimm / Thing will NOT be a CG created character. Actor Michael Chiklis is quoted saying, “I did not want…

News Chat
8
July 27, 2004
default_filler

Chan Wook Park Receives Korean Cultural Award for Old Boy, Celebrates By Launching a New Production Company With Pretty Much Every Major Korean Director Working Today

— Posted by John Campea

Korean director Chan Wook Park – along with his producer and star – are all receiving major Korean cultural awards for their work on Old Boy. “To recognize the contribution…

News Chat
0
July 27, 2004
default_filler

Harold and Kumar Review

— Posted by John Campea

The good folks over at Screen Daily have posted a review of Harold and Kumar go to White Castle and they HATE it. Really. Very active dislike here. Though frankly,…

News Chat
3
July 27, 2004
default_filler

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Teaser Online!

— Posted by Rodney

Whee! I’ve been itching to see this teaser – just unveiled at the San Diego Comic Con – so I was more than a little pleased to get an email…

News Chat
7
July 26, 2004
default_filler

New TV Spots for The Village Online!

— Posted by John Campea

Four new TV spots for M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village have just turned up online. These exist in a couple different formats, but I’m only going to give you the…

News Chat
25
July 26, 2004
default_filler

Shaun of the Dead UK DVD Details!

— Posted by John Campea

Huzzah! Specs for the UK DVD of Shaun of the Dead have hit the web and it looks awesome! Not only has the DVD release been moved up to September…

News Chat
12
July 26, 2004
default_filler

Only A Week Left to Enter Our DVD Giveaway Contest!

— Posted by John Campea

Time’s running out if you want to lay claim to the Lady Snowblood DVDs we’re giving away. Haven’t entered yet? Read the rules here and get to it.

News Chat
0
July 26, 2004
default_filler

Return of The King Extended Edition News. Again.

— Posted by John Campea

Obviously jealous of my movie news superiority, Day-vuh just erased my post about the upcoming Return of the King Extended Edition DVD set. The search features over on the One…

News Chat
2
July 26, 2004
default_filler

News From the Box Office: Fahrenheit an Official Blockbuster, Bourne Dominates, Catwoman Tanks Horribly.

— Posted by John Campea

A trio of interesting news bits from the box office this week. First, and somewhat surprisingly, The Bourne Supremacy totally dominated with a weekend take over $53 million. That’s almost…

News Chat
7
July 26, 2004
default_filler

Arahan Wins Top Awards at Puchon!

— Posted by John Campea

Korean martial arts fantasy film Arahan has won two top awards at this year’s Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival. The Puchon festival is the largest genre festival in Asia and…

News Chat
1
July 25, 2004
default_filler

Holy Crap! Matthew Lillard Just Made A Film That I Might Actually Pay to See!

— Posted by John Campea

C’mon. Admit it. You know who Matthew Lillard is. He was Shaggy in the Scooby Doo films, in which he starred with Freddy Prinze Jr. He was also in Summer…

News Chat
8
July 25, 2004
default_filler

Big Bald Dave Reviews The Donnie Darko Director’s Cut!

— Posted by John Campea

Ah … I’m just itching to see this. My love for Donnie Darko is on an epic scale. This is just a fantastic film, easily one of the best debut…

News Chat
9
July 25, 2004
default_filler

Idle Speculation and Baseless Rumor

— Posted by John Campea

Hey kids … here’s a scrap of information to stir the program – rumor pot for the Toronto Film fest … our good friend Nick just went to a volunteer…

News Chat
1
July 25, 2004
default_filler

Catwoman: Wow this movie sucks

— Posted by John Campea

Can you imagine the uproar if the new Superman movie was re-worked so that Superman is actually a guy named Eddie Sanchez who works as a dish washer in Toronto,…

News Chat
8
July 25, 2004
default_filler

Star Wars Episode Three Title!

— Posted by John Campea

Sounds like a scam to me, but they are piping it over at AICN like its all offical and stuff. It was apparently announced at the SanDiego Comic-Con. It would…

News Chat
53
July 24, 2004
default_filler

The New Transformers Movie: Filmed in Live Action. No Seriously.

— Posted by John Campea

Yesterday, superherohype & aintitcool posted a little blip about the apparent Tranformers movie coming to your local movie house by summer 2006. Superherohype’s article. Dreamworks and Paramount are the companies…

News Chat
31
July 23, 2004
default_filler

Bruce Greenwood

— Posted by John Campea

You know those guys that you see on tons of movies, but you just don’t know who they are because they’re never the lead guy? Yeah? Well Bruce Greenwood is…

News Chat
3
“If we bury you ass up, I’ve got a place to park my bike”

— Robin Williams as Patch Adams from
Patch Adams
, 1998

    Archives