Today's recon features the guaranteed to churn your stomach (and your sense of artistic merit in film) The Human Centipede Part 2 (Full Sequence), an action vehicle for WWE star Triple H that doesn't make me want to vomit called Inside Out and a fictional take on the 2008 financial crisis starring a slew of A-list actors titled Margin Call. Read on to learn more.
The Human Centipede Part 2 (Full Sequence)
I like horror films. I even like ridiculously stupid horror films that are nothing more than an excuse to pile one blood-soaked body on top of another like one gorey shish-kabob. I've even stooped as low as watching Two Girls One Cup. I've never seen the Human Centipede, and likely never will. A guy has to have some standards. Apparently enough people did see it for the creators to make a sequel.
It has already effectively been banned in the UK, if that tells you anything about the quality of the film. It also promises to involve an even longer chain of humans sewn ass to mouth, which ought to tell you everything else you need to know. I'm sure people will see it for the sheer joy of being disgusted; others won't see it but will sign petitions to have it banned. The world keeps on turning either way. There are already talks of a third film in the series.
Normally movies starring folks from any wrestling organization make me do a quick about-face, but there is something about Inside Out that piques my interest. Maybe it's the casting of Michael Rapaport and Bruce Dern, both of whom I really rather enjoy. Or perhaps its because I'm a sucker for mobster movies. Or more likely it's the ever delicious Parker Posey that's got me paying attention.
It certainly isn't the star, Triple H, who judging by the trailer acts about as poorly as he looks. Nor is it the by-the-books plot involving Triple H who, having finished a long prison stint only wants to come home and live a quiet life, only to be pulled back into the crime life by his best friend. Still, there is enough talent there to make it interesting, and the trailer looks good enough to make me give it a further investigation. You can learn more by visiting the film's official website.
Speaking of major league talent, Margin Call has it in spades. Starring Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Demi Moore, Stnaley Tucci, and Zachary Quinto, Margin Call looks like an actors' paradise. The film is a fictional account about the beginings of the 2008 financial crisis. Movies dealing with current political hot topics tend to make me cringe, but with that much acting talent on the screen, I'm hoping for the best. There is an official site up, but it's nothing more than a holding card promising to have more stuff up soon. You can find more information on the movie's Facebook page.