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 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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March 8, 2004
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Superman tv and movie people are talking

— Posted by John Campea

MediaharX posted some information on the new Superman project that Allison Mack, from SMALLVILLE apparently was dishing out: She says that Tom Welling has definitely talked to the people at…

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March 8, 2004
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Val Kilmer is back in Spartan

— Posted by John Campea

Mock me all you want. I am a Val Kilmer fan. Although well known, I believe he is one of the most underrated actors working today. Ever since I saw…

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March 8, 2004
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Jesus is tougher than 2 cops and a horse

— Posted by John Campea

Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ just keeps steam rolling along. It made $51 million at the box office on it’s second weekend. Honestly, I was telling Day-Vuh the…

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March 7, 2004
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Toronto: Bubba Ho-Tep. In the Theatre. Right Now. Go, Go, Go…..

— Posted by John Campea

That’s right folks, the Bruce Campbell flick that the scads of underground buzz is about is currently playing on the big screen in Toronto. Where you ask? The fun takes…

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March 6, 2004
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EGAD!!!!!!

— Posted by John Campea

Sweet Lord Almighty, I just opened up my email and what did I find there but the Holy Grail, the unattainable desire, a collision of massive film making talents that…

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March 6, 2004
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The Movie Blog on the Radio

— Posted by John Campea

Hey everyone, John here. I just thought I’d let you know that starting next Friday (March 12th), I’ll be on Hamilton Ontario’s talk radio station AM 900 CHML at 5:20pm…

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March 6, 2004
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The Newest Movie Bloggers

— Posted by John Campea

The Movie Blog wants to welcome our two newest members, Firefly and Diana. They have some neat perspectives on movies and I’m looking forward to their involvement on the site.

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March 6, 2004
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Watch Your Back, Disney, Here Come the Japanese …

— Posted by John Campea

It’s a very good time to be a fan of anime in general and the work of Shirow Masamune in particular, as the acclaimed writer has a trio of high…

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March 6, 2004
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The Cookout is bound to have some burnt chicken

— Posted by John Campea

Barbershop was one of the best Black comedies I’ve seen in awhile. It was clean, it was hilarious and it sent a positive message to the Black community about unity…

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March 6, 2004
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2004: Year of the Giant Lizard

— Posted by John Campea

Toho Studios have launched a website for Godzilla: Final Wars, the 28th installment in the Godzilla series. The early rumors that Ryuhei Kitamura of Versus fame would be directing have…

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March 6, 2004
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Troy, Trailers, and Predictions Pertaining Thereof. Or something Like That.

— Posted by John Campea

Hi. Remember me? Yeah, I post here. You prob’ly don’t see much evidence of me around lately. – Well, my recent posts are gone – don’t spellcheck old posts at…

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March 5, 2004
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Tina Fey goes back to high school with Mean Girls

— Posted by John Campea

Girls just want to be mean, right? You see and hear this all the time in movies, books and songs. In fact, two weeks ago Law & Order:SVU did a…

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March 5, 2004
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Could it be a start with The Hobbit?!?

— Posted by John Campea

Like almost everyone else, I’m beyond obsessed with the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I saw every one of the movies on opening night, and if I remember correctly, I…

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March 4, 2004
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Spiderman 3 already in development

— Posted by John Campea

This ain’t rocket science folks. The first Spiderman made over $800 million world wide and it’s sequel, Spiderman 2, is poised to make AT LEAST $300 in the domestic box…

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March 4, 2004
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Starsky & Hutch reviews positive but not fantastic

— Posted by John Campea

I made no secrets about the fact that I love Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson together. Even if the reviewers were saying the film was horrible I’d still go see…

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March 4, 2004
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Hidalgo reviews mixed

— Posted by Rodney

I’m personally not sure that I’m going to drop the $12 it takes to get in to see this film. I doubt I’ll ever see another horse movie that inspires…

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March 4, 2004
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Gary Oldman makes Batman cast even better

— Posted by John Campea

From The Hollywood Reporter:Gary Oldman is set to star opposite Christian Bale in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Batman Begins.” Christopher Nolan is directing the film, which is being produced by Emma…

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