"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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"Woodfalls" Falls Flat and Hard

 

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 in a field in the town of Woodfalls. Crane, as the bible clinging, inexperienced, softhearted Rebecca is natural and competent in a way no other…

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April 20, 2015
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Spider-Man leaked in Age of Ultron…maybe not

— Posted by Ryan

All we seem to be hearing about lately is Avengers: Age of Ultron. Whether it’s a trailer, a toy, a poster, or a spoof, Age of Ultron has saturated the…

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April 19, 2015
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Batman V Superman Official Teaser

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

I’m torn about this teaser. On one hand, I know this is just a teaser and the movie is a year away. They can only reveal, but so much, at…

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April 17, 2015
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A Buddy Comedy that’s Relevant and Fun

— Posted by Jim Alexander

    Synopsis: Four longtime friends set out on a journey throughout New York City attempting to regain control of their lives.    Darren Grodsky and Danny Jacobs know what…

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April 17, 2015
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Introducing our new Joker

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

  Normally I don’t do this but this image Jared Leto shared online today is downright intriguing to me. Some people are wondering what type of Joker we may experience…

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April 17, 2015
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Star War: Force Awakens Official Teaser #2

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

What do you want me to say? This teaser is critic proof from beginning to end. But, to avoid being biased, I’ll say something unfavorable. John Boyega has to keep…

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April 16, 2015
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Every Secret Thing

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

I have an announcement to make. I’m off the Dakota Fanning bandwagon. I was a big fan of hers for a long time, but she has been choosing a lot…

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April 16, 2015
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Batman V Superman Sneak Peek Teaser

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

    What the hell was that? I almost thought it was a fake trailer made by some 10 year old boy in living in New Jersey. I blinked and…

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April 16, 2015
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Skills You Shouldn’t Learn From Watching Movies

— Posted by Bud Boomer

Movies are great for a lot of things – entertainment, inspiration, and even just to get a warm and fuzzy feeling from a G-rated family flick. With that said, if…

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April 16, 2015
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Results Trailer Review

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

My result for this trailer is “ehhh”. No … no, it is better than that. It’s more like a mid-pitch “hmm”. I love movies with a collective group of people,who…

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April 15, 2015
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Which Films Will Dominate The Box Office in 2015?

— Posted by Ryan

With superhero films dominating the industry at the moment, many can speculate as to which films will be successful in this arena. In 2014, studios saw that the superhero genre…

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April 14, 2015
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Joe Dirt is a Beautiful Loser… in this trailer

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

    In this sequel to the 2001 cult favorite, David Spade (“Rules of Engagement”) returns as the mullet-wearing, rock and roll loving, down on his luck white-trash-hero who embarks on another…

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April 14, 2015
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Ant-Man Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Marvel, you did it again. I don’t know, how you took the “Aquaman” of Marvel and made him cool. But by God, you did it. The trailer is great. It…

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April 13, 2015
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How about a little Chaos?

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

  Synopsis: A romantic drama following Sabine, a talented landscape designer, who is building a garden at Versailles for King Louis XIV. Sabine struggles with class barriers as she becomes…

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April 13, 2015
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A internationally flavored Entourage trailer

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

    Movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Johnny (Kevin Dillon), are back…and back in business with super agent-turned-studio…

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April 13, 2015
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Kingsman: The Secret Service Movie Review

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Director: Matthew Vaughn Writers: Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy Starring: Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Taron Egerton, and Michael Caine Matthew Vaughn has crossed…

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April 13, 2015
TERMINATOR GENISYS

FINALLY! A new Terminator Genesys trailer to lighten up our Mundaze

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

I heard/read all sorts of random reports of Governator running around Los Angeles in full Terminator garb which had me thinking “they’re gonna piggyback on the GoT press/excitement”. With Emilia Clark…

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April 13, 2015
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Sinister 2 Official Trailer #1

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

  This is a really bad trailer. I mean awful. In two minutes and thirty two seconds, I know this movie relies on jump scares. I know there’s going to…

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April 10, 2015
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DVD Review of Wild: A Wild Journey that Doesn’t Excite

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  Synopsis: A woman takes a 1,100 mile hike down the PCT in order to deal with a personal issue.      Wild isn’t as wild as the title suggests….

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