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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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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May 1, 2015
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi 
Director: Joss Whedon 
Writers: Joss Whedon, Stan Lee (comic book) 
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo

Avengers Age of Ultron uses recycled but effective material

— Posted by Ryan

  Synopsis: When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his…

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April 30, 2015
Genre: Drama  
Director: Olivier Assayas
Writer: Olivier Assayas (screenplay)
Stars: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz

Kristen Stewart Delivers An Impressive Performance in Clouds of Sils Maria

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is an actress at the peak of her international career who is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous…

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April 30, 2015
Genre: Documentary 
Director: Rodney Ascher
Stars: Siegfried Peters, Steven Yvette, Age Wilson

The Nightmare Could Be 2015’s Scariest Documentary

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Simple synopsis: A look at a frightening condition that plagues thousands; sleep paralysis.   Very few movies have stuck with me beyond the SXSW Film Festival like the documentary…

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April 30, 2015
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DVD Review of Big Eyes: Even Creepier Than Kid Paintings Is A Creepy Husband

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  Synopsis: A real-life story of painter Margaret Keane and her world famous paintings that were credited to her husband.     It seems like it’s been a long time…

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April 29, 2015
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Chocolate City Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

First and foremost, I didn’t want to see this trailer. My girl made me … so, here I am. Chocolate City is the ripoff/spinoff of Magic Mike. Yes, the one…

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April 27, 2015
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Vincent D’Onofrio on Dardevil and Jurassic World

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  Recently I got a chance to speak with Vincent D’Onofrio about the slew on work he’s been a part of. Here is what he said:   Jim: Hey Vincent,…

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April 27, 2015
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The Visit Official Trailer #1

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

This is not going to be an unbiased opinion of the trailer. This is going to be a flat out rant, within reason. If my Editor in Chief decides not to post this, I…

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April 27, 2015
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Black Mass Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

I’m about to say something that I never thought, I’ll get to say. I’m excited for a Johnny Depp movie! I know right, it’s been a while since Mr. Depp…

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April 27, 2015
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Mr. Holmes’ Official U.K Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

I have one question. Why was this movie made? Honestly, why? It looks like a well-directed BBC movie with a well-known actor. I wouldn’t pay to see it. Mr Holmes…

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April 24, 2015
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Why Film Geeks Should See Ex Machina Before Avengers: Age of Ultron

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Earning fantastic reviews and sensational word-of-mouth during its limited release, Ex Machina plans to expand during these next few weekends in additional cities. The latest science fiction movie has…

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April 24, 2015
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Ex Machina explores the suspenseful morality of A.I.

— Posted by Ryan

  Synopsis: A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I.     The concept…

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April 23, 2015
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Director Sara Colangelo on what inspired her to make Little Accidents

— Posted by Jim Alexander

    Jim: Hi Sara.   Sara: Hey, how are you?   Jim: I’m great. So, I saw that you wrote and directed the movie, how did you come up…

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April 22, 2015
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International Trailer: The Little Prince – May cause spontaneous crying

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

    At the heart of it all is The Little Girl (Mackenzie Foy), who’s being prepared by her mother (Rachel McAdams) for the very grown-up world in which they…

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April 22, 2015
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Trailer: The Overnight

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

    Alex, Emily, and their son, RJ, have recently moved to Los Angeles’ Eastside from Seattle. Feeling lost in a new city, they are desperate to find their first…

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April 22, 2015
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Trailer: The Encounter

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

  The Encounter, from director Robert Conway, makes contact with DVD and VOD this June. A camping trip goes horribly wrong in the supernatural thriller starring Clint James and Megan…

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April 22, 2015
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Tomorrowland Official Trailer #2

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

I’m calling it now, Tomorrowland, is going to be a sleeper hit. What they showed in this trailer was enough to get anyone excited. Before in the first trailer, it…

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