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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July 9, 2004
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Random Thought of the past Minute.

— Posted by John Campea

If this so-called “big-fat-liar” really is only preaching to the choir, what are you raging on about as if you’ve been ear-banged by rabid goats?

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July 9, 2004
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Webmasters Know Everything Part 2.

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, this is a carry-over from this post I made a couple days ago. Reuters has a nice article about Disney’s pani….er… “concern” over the success of “King Arthur” –…

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July 9, 2004
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Welcome to Your New Low, I’ll be Your Wasabi Tuna for the Evening.

— Posted by John Campea

Anyone who has complained that some movie is the worst thing they’ve ever seen. Has not seen this. This, my pupils, is really, really bad stuff. Seriously. I’m dumbfounded. Apparently,…

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July 8, 2004
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Pauly Shore is Dead. It’s not a Fact. But it is a movie. With a Trailer.

— Posted by John Campea

Here’s an angle I haven’t seen very much. Got a flagging — or in this case, dead — career?.. Well instead of running around showing that you still got it,…

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July 8, 2004
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Now that you’ve shut up, SIDDOWN!!!!

— Posted by John Campea

Before sitting, recall the art of Shutting Up. Okay, lemme express something here: You’ll be able to leave the blasted theatre. I swear. Honest. No kidding: you’ll leave the building….

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July 8, 2004
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Shaun of the Dead Releases September 17th!

— Posted by John Campea

Hey there boys and girls … it has just been announced that Shaun of the Dead – the brilliant horror comedy from Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg – will get…

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July 8, 2004
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Monty Python on Broadway

— Posted by John Campea

I know this doesnt technically count as movie news, but it is spawned from the movies. Eric Idle, an original Monty Python comedy troupe cast member, has resurrected material from…

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July 8, 2004
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Spider-Man 2 In Lego Vision!

— Posted by John Campea

This is just too much fun not to mention … apparently Sony, Marvel and Lego got together and commisioned a stop motion animator to produce an animated short to coincide…

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July 8, 2004
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Wow. This is Gonna Win Some Razzies.

— Posted by John Campea

Oh my. The trailer for the Resident Evil sequel is online and it looks so bad it’ll have you thinking that Paul W. S. Anderson’s original was Citizen Kane. Pick…

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July 8, 2004
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Only 3 in the Fantastic Four?

— Posted by John Campea

Well not exactly. But three of of four have actually been cast. No news yet on who will play the nemisis Doctor Doom, but rumours are bouncing around as to…

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July 7, 2004
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It’s Nice to be Acknowledged.. by important people even.

— Posted by John Campea

I just thought I’d point this out based on the pure fact that it makes us feel good. What I believe is our first full Internet Movie Database reference.

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July 7, 2004
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Anchorman reviews

— Posted by John Campea

When going to see a Will Ferrell movie, like Anchorman, one has to take a few things with a grain of salt. Ferrell does Ferrell style comedy, and does it…

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July 7, 2004
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Best Comic Book Film Ever?

— Posted by John Campea

As this strange collision of nostalgia, marketing and some fine film making continues to vault Spider-Man 2 (Look! I remembered the hyphen! Happy?) into the box office stratosphere an awful…

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July 7, 2004
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Because What the World Needs is an Uplifting Film About Cephalopod Athletics.

— Posted by John Campea

Okay. Whilst sitting in one of Toronto’s now smoke-free clubs last week enjoying the soothing sounds of Iron and Wine I got on to the topic of Japanese culture with…

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July 7, 2004
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Throwdown – New Judo Film From Johnnie To!

— Posted by John Campea

I feel that I should preface this post by saying that I’ve never been much of a fan of Hong Kong’s Johnnie To. I should also say that I’m pretty…

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July 7, 2004
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Buffy and Angel TV Movies?

— Posted by John Campea

Whedonites may have something more to look forward to. According to ComingSoon.net, James Marsters, who played Spike on the insanely popular Buffy:The Vampire Slayer was heard saying on “Rove Live”…

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July 7, 2004
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Uncut Shaolin Soccer Coming To Theaters In Toronto!

— Posted by John Campea

Yeah, this is a little more location sensitive than most of what we post here, but this is very, very good news for those of us in the Toronto region….

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July 6, 2004
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Only A Week Left to Enter Our Miike DVD Giveaway Contest!

— Posted by John Campea

You read that right boys and girls. We’ve got copies of Artsmagic’s new DVD releases of Takashi Miike’s Full Metal Yakuza and Sabu to give away and you’ve only got…

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