"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 10, 2015
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Trailer: Being Canadian

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

    When Calgarian Robert Cohen moved to L.A. to pursue his dreams of becoming a comedy writer, he quickly realized that BEING CANADIAN meant his new friends and colleagues…

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April 10, 2015
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Trailer: Burying the Ex

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

    BURYING THE EX A guy’s regrets over moving in with his girlfriend are compounded when she dies and comes back as a zombie.   Source: Voltage Pictures  …

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April 10, 2015
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The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Who saw this one coming? I know I didn’t. The director said he had plans for a trilogy. But, after Human Centipede 2, I thought there wasn’t a movie producer…

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April 10, 2015
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Trailer: Love & Mercy

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

    LOVE & MERCY presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era-defining catalog of Wilson’s music,…

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April 10, 2015
Genre: Comedy, Drama

Director: Noah Baumbach
Writer: Noah Baumbach

Stars: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver

While We’re Young Exposes Generational Divide for Laughs, Drama

— Posted by Kenny Miles

    Noah Boaumbach’s comedy While We’re Young stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as Josh and Cornelia, a childless New York married couple in their mid-forties. As their other…

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April 10, 2015
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Trailer: Reese and Sofia have a new Hot Pursuit trailer

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

    From Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and New Line Cinema comes the comedy HOT PURSUIT, starring Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon (“Walk the Line,” “Wild”) and Sofia Vergara (“Chef,” TV’s “Modern…

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April 10, 2015
Genre: Drama

Director: Francesco Munzi
Writers: Gioacchino Criaco (novel), Francesco Munzi (screenplay),
Stars: Marco Leonardi, Peppino Mazzotta, Fabrizio Ferracane

The Compelling Italian Movie Black Souls is a Must See

— Posted by Kenny Miles

BLACK SOULS (“Anime Nere”) is a gripping morality tale of violence begetting violence in rural Calabria, that takes us on a journey into the dark and sinister world of the…

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April 10, 2015
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7 SXSW 2015 Movies That Need Distribution NOW!

— Posted by Kenny Miles

I watched quite a few movies during the SXSW Film Festival. One of the most rewarding and challenging experiences is falling in love with a movie that doesn’t have a…

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April 9, 2015
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Look at this Thing…from Fantastic Four

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

There’s been some nitpicking online lately about Josh Trank’s take on the Fantastic Four and how it just seems wildly different from everything in the past. First, I wanna address…

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April 9, 2015
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FINALLY, the Suicide Squad has ASSEMBLED

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

  We finally have our first look at the cast of the Suicide Squad! Yay! Wait.. What is this weird party picture that showcases an inebriated Will Smith? This is not…

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April 8, 2015
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Broken Horses Is All About Brotherly Love

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  Synopsis: The bonds of brotherhood, the laws of loyalty, and the futility of violence in the shadows of the US Mexico border gang wars. (c)Imb     Broken Horses…

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April 6, 2015
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Musical Chairs of Hope

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  Synopsis: When, Mia, a dance teacher, lands in the hospital after an accident, Armando, a would-be dancer who admires her from afar, persuades her to train for an upcoming…

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April 6, 2015
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Get Hard Movie Review

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Director: Etan Cohen Writers: Adam McKay, Jay Martel, and Ian Roberts Starring: Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, and no one else matters   I shouldn’t even call this a review. It’s…

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April 5, 2015
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The Kidnapping Of The Beer King Is Less Fulfilling Than Having Beer

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  Synopsis: Beer tycoon Alfred Heineken is abducted by a group of small time crooks, in what ends up being the largest ransom ever paid.     Here is a…

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April 3, 2015
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Fast & Furious 7 is fast paced action that sometimes loses traction

— Posted by Ryan

  Synopsis: Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for the death of his brother.     Fast & Furious 7 continues the franchise’s story reuniting almost…

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April 1, 2015
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Straight Outta Compton Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

I wish this movie was coming out around December. This movie would have definitely got an Oscar nomination. Straight Outta Compton is a biopic of the rap group N.W.A. If…

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April 1, 2015
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Trailer: Hyena

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

  Michael (Peter Ferdinando) is a ruthless undercover cop targeting London’s most violent drug traffickers. He and his team aren’t above taking their cut from the criminals they’re charged with…

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April 1, 2015
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The D Train Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

The D Train staring Jack Black tells a tale old as time of chasing after the popular kid. Jack Black’s character plays an assistant principal or a coordinator of some…

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"Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."

— Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale from The Wizard of Oz, 1939

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