"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 1, 2015
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Trailer: Morgan Freeman and Clive Owen are the ‘Last Knights’

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

    Academy Award® Nominee Clive Owen (Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Closer) delivers an electrifying performance as a fallen warrior who rises against a corrupt…

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April 1, 2015
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A Furious Digital Short… starring Paul Blart

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

    This weekend, we know things are going to get very furious very fast… but let’s face it: a street race is dangerous business. Especially when it takes place…

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March 31, 2015
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Look at this Insane trailer for ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ NOW!

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

    The world goes mad May 2015. From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary “Mad Max” franchise, comes “Mad Max: Fury Road,”…

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March 31, 2015
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Trailer: Masterminds

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

  Hit Play for commentary!   In this action comedy based on true events, directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite; Nacho Libre), David Ghantt (Zach Galifianakis) discovers the true meaning of…

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March 31, 2015
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Maggie Official Trailer Review

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Let me say this first before anything. This movie can be complete crap. It could go on to wins two Razzie Awards and become an SYFY  channel special . That…

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March 31, 2015
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Trailer: Melissa McCarthy is a “SPY”

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

    Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off…

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March 30, 2015
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Teaser Trailer: 007 Spectre

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

    In SPECTRE, a cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service…

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March 27, 2015
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Is this Ryan Reynolds in full Deadpool costume?

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld has been extermely excited that his creation is making his way to theaters soon and has been very busy and very vocal about his support of…

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March 27, 2015
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Trailer: Keanu Reeves in “Knock Knock”

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

    Keanu Reeves stars as Evan Webber, a happily married architect who appears to have everything a man could ever dream of – a loving and successful wife, two…

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March 27, 2015
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Trailer: Southpaw

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

  From acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua (TRAINING DAY) and starring Academy Award® nominated Jake Gyllenhaal (NIGHTCRAWLER, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN) comes a story of tragedy, loss and the painful road to redemption……

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March 27, 2015
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Trailer: The Transporter Refueled

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

  The producers of Lucy and the Taken trilogy bring you the next adrenaline-fueled installment of The Transporter series, THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED, starring newcomer Ed Skrein as Frank Martin, the…

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March 27, 2015
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Trailer: Paper Towns

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

  Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green (“The Fault in Our Stars”), PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who…

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March 27, 2015

SXSW 2015: Fun and Informative Sneakerheadz Doc Showcases Shoe Culture

— Posted by Kenny Miles

To Rock or Stock? Sneakerheads will do almost anything to get their hands on a unique pair of kicks, going to such extreme lengths as hiding in trash cans to…

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March 27, 2015
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Highlights From The Boulder Film Festival

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  The Boulder Film Festival was the perfect setting to watch high quality arthouse films plus a great time to connect with the Colorado film community! The highlight (I witnessed)…

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March 27, 2015
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Director: David Robert Mitchell
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Stars: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi

It Follows: A Horror Classic For Sexually Obsessed Millennials

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  After a strange sexual encounter, a teenager finds herself haunted by nightmarish visions and the inescapable sense that something is after her. (C) Radius-TWC       With a…

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March 26, 2015
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Infographic: Drugs and Their Impact on Cinema

— Posted by Frank Pasquine

Over the course of cinematic history, drugs have slowly inserted their way into the narrative of more and more films. While considered taboo in earlier times, by the time Easy Rider came…

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March 25, 2015
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Jason David Frank talks new Power Rangers movie

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  I had a chance to sit down and talk to Jason David Frank, the Green/White Power Ranger, a Wizard World convention. We discussed the new Power Rangers movie and…

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March 25, 2015
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The 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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“Like a midget at a urinal, I was going to have to stay on my toes.”

— Leslie Nielson as Frank Drebin from
Naked Gun 33 ½ : The Final Insult
, 1994

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