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In Theaters: 'Real Steel' Goes Toe To Toe With 'Ides of March'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • October 7, 2011 7:49 AM
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Happy Friday ladies and germs, are you all ready to get your Rock'em Sock'em robots on? "Real Steel" hits theaters with Hugh Jackman in its corner this weekend. The Year of Gosling continues with George Clooney's campaign drama "The Ides of March" and oh goody, another "Human Centipede" movie. Aren't we all just the luckiest movie goers in the world?!

‘The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)’ Gets A Sick & Probably NSFW New Poster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 7, 2011 1:48 AM
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Well, "The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)" crawls its way into theaters today, filling any desire you have for a gruesome ass-to-mouth medical experiment movie. Whatever you may think about director Tom Six, you have to admit, no one else is making movies like his. Thank God.

Edited Version Of ‘The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)’ Will Get A U.K. Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 6, 2011 4:15 AM
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Check Out 2 Clips From The FilmRemember when there was a minor controversy this summer when the BBFC—British Board of Film Classification—rejected "The Human Centipede Part 2 (Full Sequence)" effectively banning the film in the country? Well, it looks like Tom Six has found a way to appease the board who, unfortunately, probably had to sit through the movie more than once.

'The Thing' Director Matthijs Van Heijningen Jr. May Return To Zack Snyder's 'Army Of The Dead'

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • October 4, 2011 2:02 AM
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Filmmaker Matthijs Van Heijningen Jr. is unknown to most audiences, and with good reason: his forthcoming version of “The Thing” is the commercials director’s first feature movie. But if the film becomes a hit in the way that he and Universal are hoping, he may soon entertain a variety of options for his follow-up, including one project he started on even before deciding to tackle “The Thing,” a zombie-themed science fiction film entitled “Army of the Dead.” Van Heijningen told The Playlist that he isn’t sure if that’s his next film, but indicated that the project actually was far into development before being shelved three years ago.

Tom Six Says 'Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)' Will Head To America & Directly Follow 'Part 2'

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • October 3, 2011 5:46 AM
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After seeing the encyclopedic acts of horror on display in “The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence),” it’s hard to imagine that there’s too much more to do with the concept, short of capturing an actual rape or murder on camera. But writer-director Tom Six, who premiered his sequel at Austin’s Fantastic Fest last week, said he has plenty more ideas where those for the first two films came from. “When I was writing the first script, I had so many ideas that I couldn’t put them in one film,” Six explained in a recent interview with The Playlist.

Watch: Mary Elizabeth Winstead Doesn't Know Who To Trust In New Clip From 'The Thing'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 30, 2011 1:58 AM
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What's worse than having a job in the icy, forbidding wastelands of Antarctica? Finding out that there is a shapeshifting monster out there picking off your colleagues.

Fantastic Fest Review: 'Paranormal Activity 3' Runs Low On Ideas, But Delivers Plenty Of Scares

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • September 29, 2011 1:03 AM
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As a person terrified by the prospect of encountering a shadowy figure in my apartment in the middle of the night, the “Paranormal Activity” movies work like gangbusters on this writer. On an intellectual level, It's genuinely admirable how effectively they’re able to wring significant suspense out of so little happening on screen, but in terms of visceral impact, they’re among the few horror films whose effect on this viewer lingered long after leaving the theater. “Paranormal Activity 3” is less effective than its predecessors, but it still works when and how it needs to. As a prequel to a prequel that further explored the supernatural world created by Oren Peli, the film unwittingly reveals the dwindling supply of ideas left to be injected into the franchise, both in conception and execution, even as it offers a finale mostly worthy of its predecessors.

'Paranormal Activity 3' Trailer Hits, Global Anthropological Experiment With Film Masochists Begins

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 28, 2011 11:11 AM
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Just when you thought "The Blair Witch Project 5: It's Witchin' Time!" nailed the coffin shut in the accidentally successful, cheapo-scare found/footage genre, the fucking godawful "Paranormal Activity" films had to light that shit afire again. Why? Because the Oren Peli-directed film cost (and looks like it cost) about $50 to make and grossed $193 million worldwide thanks to chowder-headed audiences with nothing better to do with their time. You do the math on that awesome profit margin. These films are essentially made for a nickel and pay for themselves about 15 times over -- "Paranormal Activity 2" grossed $177 million. Essentially, the success of "Paranormal Activity" means Paramount will continue to crank these films out endlessly.

Watch: Some Staticky Clips From 'Paranormal Activity 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2011 6:19 AM
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So, here we go again. The "saga" of "Paranormal Activity" continues next month with the third installment in the found footage franchise that is pretty much "America's Funniest Home Videos" with the volume jacked and invisible hands moving shit around.

Watch: 'Human Centipede 2' Trailer Is Still Gross & Disturbing In Black & White

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2011 1:45 AM
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We have to admit, despite the minor hoopla surrounding Tom Six's upcoming "The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)," we had no idea the film was in black-and-white until we caught up with it ourselves, but the limited color palette didn't prevent us from saying the film "almost reaches the all-time gross-out pantheon." Indeed, when you witness twelve people getting stitched up ass-to-mouth, you're bound to get a bit queasy.

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