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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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Splice

Posted in Film Review, Horror Movie Review, Sci-Fi Movie Review with tags , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2010 by xymarla

 

You should know that Splice is not a movie for the feminists among you. Or the scientists. I’m frankly flummoxed as to how to proceed with this review, as Splice is about a dozen movies rolled into one and it’s very nearly stumped me. Some of those movies are pretty sweet. Some of them are tedious and stupid. And some of the movies are offensive and infuriating. Allow me to break it down for you!

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It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Blog News, Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2010 by xymarla

Extra! Extra! Marla's shaking things up at Danny Isn't Here!

You heard it here first, folks! Maybe you noticed the fancy new header? (Please save your oohs and ahhs until the end of the post.) Even more exciting, I’ve restructured the categories! So now they make actual, real sense! And you can use them to find things! In addition to using our search function (search “Frank Langella” and you’ll find every post that refers to him. It’s a very useful tool.), you can always find every archived post organized in an easy way under the Site Index or by perusing the categories on the homepage sidebar. This post will be categorized under “News Day Tuesday,” “Movie News” and “TV News,” for instance. Erin’s SATC2 post will be archived under “Contributor: Erin” and “Film Review.” Tomorrow’s Splice post can be found under “Film Review,” “Horror Movie Review” and “Sci-Fi Movie Review.” (But decidedly not under “A+ Review” which will be saved for those films that earn the highest grade. Alas, Splice hella doesn’t.)

 So let’s get to it!  

 

You can find the first two trailers for Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World here, as well as a panel-by-panel comparison of the nods to the original comic material. Looks awesome!  

 

More details regarding the roller coastery Fright Night remake. Yes, the cast is good, but it’s set in…Vegas? What happened to quaint little Everytown, USA? And the Peter Vincent character (originally played by the great Roddy McDowall) will be a Criss Angel type? Uhm ew. Read my review of the original Fright Night here.  

Some great images and a behind-the-scenes peek at AMC’s summer series adaptation of the phenomenal comic The Walking Dead at the linkContinue reading

Review Preview

Posted in Review Preview with tags , , on June 2, 2010 by xymarla

We’ve got some great features coming up in the next two weeks, so keep those peepers peeled!

Look for Spanish fright flick [REC] on Monday!

Next Wednesday, Splice!

Later, Erin will brave the most terrifying creature feature to hit theaters in years: Sex and the City 2: Hellbound.

And Jerry will write up that movie that inspires such curiosity in us all, The Human Centipede.

It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , on May 18, 2010 by xymarla

Extra! Extra! Marla Unveils New Blog!

That’s right, kidlets! Today’s NDTD is a shortie because I’m hard at work on the unveiling of A NEW BLOG! Don’t worry, my first baby will always be my favorite.  But head back here on Friday to meet the shiny new offspring! 

 

Tim Burton is taking on the iconic manga Mai the Psychic Girl. The internet is unsure how to feel about this. 

 

Futurama is filled with nerdy physics goodness! Serious science. Seriously! Continue reading