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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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 …

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May 10, 2015
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“Woodfalls” Falls Flat and Hard

— Posted by Jules Neuman

  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…

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May 9, 2015
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The Marine 4 Adds A Different Feel To The Franchise

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  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…

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May 8, 2015
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Ricki And The Flash Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

STOP THE VIDEO NOW!!! I’m undecided about Ricki And The Flash. It’s a Meryl Streep movie. Nominated nineteen-times for an Academy Award and a three-time winner. So this should be…

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May 8, 2015
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Magic Mike XXL Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

I don’t know how my girlfriend keeps making me write this. I know how, but I can’t tell you (wink, wink). Magic Mike is another critic proof movie. Simply because…

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May 8, 2015
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Return To Sender Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

First, let’s call this movie for what it is. This is an “Amazing Amy” prequel  (Gone Girl). I wanted this movie more than I want change in this country. Rosamund…

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May 8, 2015
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Review: Arnold Schwarzenegger + Zombies = ‘MAGGIE’

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

  Director: Henry Hobson Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin Gene: Drama, Horror, Thriller   Synopsis:  A teenage girl in the Midwest becomes infected by an outbreak of a disease that…

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May 8, 2015
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Vacation Official Red Band Trailer #1

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

I’ve been wrong about comedy before. So, I’m a little reluctant to get my hopes up high. Plus, Vacation is a reboot/sequel, and we all know how those turn out….

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May 8, 2015
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Writers: Jarrad Paul, Andrew Mogel 
Stars: Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn

Despite James Marsden, The D Train is a C Level Movie

— Posted by Kenny Miles

All his life, Dan Landsman (Jack Black) has never been the cool guy. That’s about to change – if he can convince Oliver Lawless (Marsden), the most popular guy from…

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May 8, 2015
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Beyond the Blockbusters: Smaller Summer 2015 Movies That Could Break Out!

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  May 1st is when The Avengers: Age of Ultron opened and began the summer movie season, but June 19th will be my most anticipated weekend for movies this summer….

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May 7, 2015
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Not a Plants and Crops Kinda Harvest

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  Synopsis: A couple who keeps their sick son in a secluded environment find their controlled lives challenged by a young girl who moves in next door. (c)Imdb     The…

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May 7, 2015
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Ant-Man will be in Captain America: Civil War!

— Posted by Ryan

Captain America: Civil War is racking up quite the roster. With a slew of characters confirmed for the third film in the Captain America series including those from Captain America:…

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May 6, 2015
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Filmmaker Zachary Sluser On Making The Driftless Area

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  I got a chance to speak to director Zachary Sluser about his feature film debut of making The Driftless Area, starring Anton Yelchin, John Hawkes, and Zooey Deschanel.  …

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May 5, 2015
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Absolutely Anything Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

    I love these “Bruce Almighty” type of movies because you don’t have to watch it for the story. You watch it for all the crazy things people do…

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May 4, 2015
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Home Movie Review

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Director: Tim Johnson Actors: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy Aww, Dreamwork, how we love you so … even, if you are the stepchild of animation. You…

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May 4, 2015
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Strangerland Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

This movie might be good, but this trailer was wack. I had no idea of what was going on from start to finish. I had to look up the synopsis…

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May 4, 2015
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Indie Darling “It Follows” Disappoints Despite Suffocating Praise

— Posted by Jules Neuman

    It Follows is “good” for all the boring reasons. It’s premise—a supernatural being haunting unlucky youngsters who contract it through dirty sex we never get to see—tickled critics…

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May 4, 2015
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The Last Witch Hunter Official Teaser Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Dear Mr. Vin Diesel,   I’ve been a big fan of yours, for a very long time, Mr Diesel. From The Iron Giant to The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury,…

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May 4, 2015
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Legend Official Teaser Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Look, I’m going to keep this short and simple. Tom Hardy, playing two British Mobsters (yes, that’s with an “s”) during the 1950’s with Brian Helgeland as the director. As…

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— Mel Gibson as Martin Riggs from Lethal Weapon, 1987

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