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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March 15, 2004
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ComicBook The Movie

— Posted by John Campea

Everyone knows that I am a huge comic book/superhero movie fan. Comicbook: The Movie Here is the movie that gets into the pants of what us comic collectors and true…

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March 15, 2004
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Batman Begins

— Posted by John Campea

This sounds campy in a Batman Returns and Batman Forever sort of way. This new Batman movie is trying very hard to distance itself from the previous four Batman Films…

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March 15, 2004
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Meet the Fockers with Hoffman and Streisand

— Posted by John Campea

Meet the Parents was the film that made me take notice of Ben Stiller. Since then I‚Äôve become a huge fan of ‚Äúmost‚Äù of his work. Now the sequel ‚ÄúMeet…

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March 13, 2004
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Follow Up To Ong Bak Starts Filming This Month

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, the large majority of you have never seen it so you’ll just have to trust us when we say that Ong Bak is absolutely the best straight martial arts…

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March 13, 2004
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Behind the Scenes Footage From the Grudge!

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, so if you read the site at all regularly you should have picked up by now that a) I really like Japanese films and b) I really like Sam…

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March 13, 2004
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Full Trailer for The Eye 2 is Up and My Bladder Pressure is WAY Down.

— Posted by John Campea

If you’ve never had the “pleasure” of seeing ‘The Eye’ – a downright spooky Chinese/Thai flick, than you’re missing out on some solid “Please Someone Just Kill Me Now” type…

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March 13, 2004
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Forgive Us Father, For We Have… Not Noticed You Were Worth Money.

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, this news is a couple weeks along now, but I love the irony and I’ve noticed today that not everybody knows about it. Remember the fable of the chicken…

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March 13, 2004
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Jet Li Quitting? Buddha Gets His Little Grubbies on My Movies…

— Posted by John Campea

I credit Bubba with giving me this story – he let me in on it, but that was a wee bit more than a day ago.. He’s a busy man….

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March 11, 2004
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Hey Look! A Major Studio Just Made A GOOD Decision!

— Posted by John Campea

Somebody give the folks over at Dreamworks a big slice of pie and pat on the bum. Y’know, just to say ‘good job’ because everybody enjoys pie and bums. Variety…

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March 11, 2004
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Secret Window reviews – the view isn’t too good

— Posted by John Campea

Over the last couple of years Johnny Depp and gained a lot of my respect (whewww, I’m sure he’ll sleep better at nights now). I only really took notice of…

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March 11, 2004
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Spartan Reviews

— Posted by John Campea

Like I mentioned a couple of days ago, I’m a big Val Kilmer fan. So it’s nice for me to whip around the web and see that his new movie…

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March 11, 2004
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Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London Reviews

— Posted by John Campea

Hello, can anyone say “Spy Kids 4″. I (and many film pundits) said basically the same thing when the first Agent Cody Banks film came out. Now Agent Cody Banks…

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March 11, 2004
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A burnt Anakin about to become Darth Vader?

— Posted by John Campea

Wow, I was doing my usual surfing around this morning and I came across THIS PICTURE. Apparently it’s of Anakin Skywalker after Todd Bertuzzi hit him from behind with his…

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March 11, 2004
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Alien vs Predator Trailer – and What’s That?

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, so I just noticed that Aintitcool had a link to the Internet Exclusive Trailer for Alien vs. Predator due out this summer. Now besides the fact that the Predator…

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March 10, 2004
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13 Going On 30 with Jennifer Garner trailer now online

— Posted by John Campea

When you see the trailer for 13 Going on 30 you can’t help but think only about hottie-and-a-half Jennifer Garner. Here’s my dilemna… Is this a movie for teens to…

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March 10, 2004
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3 Fast 3 Furious? Thrice Furious, Thrice Stupid? Triple Fast with Triple X?

— Posted by John Campea

I’m going to have to excuse myself after this post to go punch myself flush in the crotch for at least an hour. I just saw this news bit on…

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March 9, 2004
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Return of the King DVD on May 25th (sort of)

— Posted by John Campea

The first 2 Lord of the Rings films were released on DVD in August, but it seems that with the trilogy finished, the powers that be no longer see a…

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March 9, 2004
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Daredevil 2 not happening

— Posted by John Campea

It’s a dark day for John. I’m am one of the few people who actually really liked Daredevil. I thought it was fun. It was a great cast, good action,…

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