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Movie Beat 10/7/2011: Human Centipede 2, The Ides Of March, Real Steel

It’s a big weekend for new releases! We’ve got the sequel to the Human Centipede, The Ides of March, and Real Steel.

The Human Centipede 2:
I’m starting with the movie that Bean can’t wait for, cause he’s a twisted effer. Here’s the premise – The Human Centipede (which I also opted out of) was a sensationalistic sort of film oddity that a lot of people were talking about because of the twisted, disturbing nature of its subject matter – sewing people together, front to back, in sequence, to create a long of people, sharing certain digestive properties.

The premise of the sequel is a mentally handicapped gentleman who lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest sees the film, becomes obsessed, and tries to recreate the experiment that happens in the film.

So it’s a film within a film concept. This disturbed gentleman that lives in a large, pink house with a clown on top of it, decides that he is going to improve upon the film and make a larger number of people sewn together.


This seems way more graphic and disturbing than the first one was. I did not see this film, will not see this film, but maybe it’s for some people. Eff this movie!

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The Ides of March:

The Cloon-dog, back where he belongs, up on the big screen. All he did was co-write, direct, and star in this film. That’s all. It’s the story of an idealistic staffer (Ryan Gosling) for a presidential candidate, played by George Clooney, and the staffer runs into a series of dirty political situations that strip away his idealism and face the reality of politics, which we all know is a dirty, dirty, dirty business.

I don’t like politics, and I know we’re gonna be hearing a lot of it in the upcoming year, but this looks awesome to me! It looks very intriguing! I’m looking forward to it.

Real Steel:

This stars Hugh Jackman and Evangeline Lilly, and is set in the near future, where boxing has now been left to the robots. Humans can’t fight each other anymore – it’s too brutal, so they put robots in the ring and make them fight each other. People manage their robots like they would boxers.

Hugh Jackman plays a former boxer who is now managing robots, and he has to put together a discarded robot, with the help of his son, and put it up against the champions to try to raise enough money to raise himself and his family from the depths to the heights.

This was a film I had every intention of seeing last night, and I did go, but the thing is that there was a massive street fair going on right across from where the screening was at. After 25 minutes of looking for parking, and almost getting into a fistfight in an underground parking garage, I opted to turn my car around and go home, so I did not get a chance to see this movie. So due to the parking situation, I give Real Steel a thumbs down!

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