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The Human Centipede: First Sequence

Posted in Contributor: Jerry, Film Review, Horror Movie Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 14, 2010 by jerryochoa

by guest blogger Jerry!

The Human Centipede marks the first time in nearly 40 years of professional film reviewing that Roger Ebert has refused to issue a “star” rating. According to Ebert, “The star rating system is unsuited to this film. Is the movie good? Is it bad? Does it matter? It is what it is and occupies a world where the stars don’t shine.”

Strong words, Mr. Ebert. Ebert’s review set the tone for what was to follow – an unprecedented outpouring of disgust, outrage, and occasional praise for a unique genre film that seemed to be seeking out exactly that mix of emotions.

It’s hard to imagine a movie with more horrified/fascinated hype behind it, and in that sense, Ebert is right. The second you hear the title, The Human Centipede, you pretty much know whether or not this is a movie for you. Still not sure? Here, take a look at the poster:

Any questions?

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It’s Newsday Tuesday!

Posted in Contributor: Jerry, Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2010 by jerryochoa
by guest blogger Jerry!

*Better Late Than Never Edition!

Welcome to Newsday Tuesday – the Wednesday edition!

Let’s start with a quick hat tip to New York Magazine for pointing out that something’s missing from the American poster for Iron Man 2….

Seriously, Mickey Rourke and a giant explosion should be included in every poster for every movie, always.  Get it straight, Jon Favreau.

In what may be the most thrilling alliance of director and material since his last movie, David R. Ellis has signed on to direct Shark Night 3D! Shooting this Summer in Louisiana, Shark Night 3D brings together the producing team from Hostel, the director of The Final Destination (3D) and Snakes On a Plane, and the FX team behind Anaconda. I know, right?!  Read the gruesome details here. Continue reading

David Cronenberg Retrospective: The Brood

Posted in A+ Review, Contributor: Jerry, Film Review, Horror Movie Review, Retrospective, Retrospective: David Cronenberg, Sci-Fi Movie Review with tags , , , , , , on November 17, 2009 by jerryochoa

David Cronenberg: Canadian by birth, madman by the grace of God.

There’s an expression that says Hitchcock figured out tension; Spielberg mastered awe; Lucas nailed artifice.  Cronenberg, on the other hand, figured out something altogether different.  From his earliest efforts (Rabid, Shivers), through his 1980s output (Videodrome, The Fly), to his more recent films (History of Violence, Eastern Promises), a couple of very particular threads run through his work.  The first is biological horror – the sensation of watching your body change, turn into something alien, something that you can’t necessarily control.  The second is the force of manipulation, and its consequences. Whether the issue is child manipulation, body manipulation, or manipulation of one’s psyche, you can count on Cronenberg to examine the issues, then ABSOLUTELY FREAK YOU THE FUCK OUT, COMPLETELY.

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It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Contributor: Jerry, Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News on October 13, 2009 by jerryochoa

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Good evening, and Happy Tuesday!  Jerry here, giving you a quick update on the movie-newsies of the week.  Before we proceed, let me just be the first person to use Marla’s blog to post CONGRATULATIONS ON FINDING THE ONE PERSON AS COOL AS YOU AND THEN MARRYING HIM!

With that out of the way, let’s see what Hollywood has been up to, shall we?

Jackman

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Hugh Jackman adds to his reputation as “The Best Actor to Never Make a Good Movie” by considering the lead role in what Io9 describes as “RoboRocky.” I know, right?  A boxing movie about robots is totally gonna be the pic that finally lifts Jackman into Oscar territory!

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