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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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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March 23, 2015
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Shawn Ashmore on X-Men and The Following

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  With Season 3 of The Following starting back up on Fox, I had a chance to talk to Shawn Ashmore. Shawn spoke about the success of X-Men, as well…

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March 23, 2015
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William Kircher talks about drama school, and the Hobbit fandom

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  Known widely for his role as Bifur in the Hobbit movies, recently I got a chance to talk to William Kircher at the Madison Wizard World Comic Con. He…

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March 23, 2015
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Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’s FULL trailer

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

  Like a good little side-piece Mission Impossible decided to sneak in a peek at for all of us to indulge in over the weekend with promises of more throughout…

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March 20, 2015
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Chicago Wizard World Fan Appreciation

— Posted by Jim Alexander

Twice the fun in one year. Chicago just got a special early preview of the Wizard World Comic Con months before the annual August event one comes around. For the…

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March 19, 2015
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5 to 7 is a Romantic Affair

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  Synopsis: A young novelist develops an extramarital relationship with a diplomat’s wife.      We are about to enter the spring of Yelchin. It all begins with 5 to 7,…

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March 19, 2015
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New Avengers TV spot has heart

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

I’ve checked out all of the footage made public for the upcoming Avengers film and I have to admit that I’m not as impressed as I’d hoped. It’s not that…

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March 18, 2015
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Pixels Official Trailer Review

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

I don’t want to lie to you, it’s an Adam Sandler film. Wait, wait, wait, before you press back just hear me out. What’s giving this movie hope is the…

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March 18, 2015
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Insidious: Chapter 3 trailer Review

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

This is a bleeping trailer, for now on this is how horror movie do trailers. They follow the three cardinal rules in making this masterpiece: 1. Jump scares: That is a…

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March 15, 2015
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Before I Wake Official Trailer Review

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Before I Wake is a new horror thriller starring Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane. Directed by Mike Flanagan, if you didn’t know who that is. He’s the guy that kinda…

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March 13, 2015
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3 Reasons Why SXSW Film Festival Still Matters for Movies

— Posted by Kenny Miles

    SXSW Film Festival kicks off this weekend on Friday, March 13th with a lot of excitement and anticipation. Hosted in Austin, Texas during a prime time for spring…

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March 13, 2015
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British Cinderella Doesn’t Miss a Beat

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  Synopsis: When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella’s fortunes…

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March 13, 2015
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Treading Water: A Truly Delightful Fish Out Of Water Comedy.

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Treading Water is a charming and romantic modern-day coming of age love story told through the eyes of a sensitive boy who is forced to face life with a…

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March 13, 2015
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Media Overload: Run All Night

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

Run All Night is releasing and the fine folks at Warner Bros were kind enough to share a plethora of promotional images and more to drum up excitement for the…

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March 13, 2015
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Official Trailer for MISERY LOVES COMEDY Featuring Jimmy Fallon, Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

    Jimmy Fallon, Tom Hanks, Amy Schumer, Jim Gaffigan, Judd Apatow, Lisa Kudrow, Larry David, and Jon Favreau are among over 60 famous funny people featured in this hilarious…

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March 13, 2015
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Teaser Trailer: Hotel Transylvania 2

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

    The Drac pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 2!  Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel…

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March 12, 2015
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I AM BIG BIRD: THE CAROLL SPINNEY STORY

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

    I AM BIG BIRD is a loving portrait of how the man in the yellow feathered suit became a childhood icon. For 45 years, Caroll Spinney has been…

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