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True Grit: A Cool Movie, But Can I Get A Jargon Thesaurus!!!

Bitter, Bitter Balcony, Movie Review, True Grit 2010Joel and Ethan Coen  Joel and Ethan Coen   Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld, Josh BrolinCharles Portis (Novel) Bitter,Bitterometer,meter True Grit(2010)
 

“True Grit” is the Coen Brothers remake of the 1969 classic that starred the baddest man of his time, the bleed American legend John Wayne. For this new take, the brothers go with the most laid back actor of his time, Jeff Bridges. Its funny how two men of different eras, the former regally named “The Duke” while the latter the slacker moniker “The Dude,” brought the character of U.S Marshal Rooster Cogburn to Western Cinema iconography. Yes, Bridges is great as the jargon speaking, eye- patch wearing cowboy, another triumph in this actor’s amazing career. However, the heart and soul, even grit, of this film truly belongs to 14 year old starlet Hailee Steinfeld, whose toughness combined with adolescent angst wins over the underlined brutality of the story. In “True Grit,” the Coens find tenderness not seen in their films since “Raising Arizona,” or at least as tender as a movie that has body count can be.

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Hotties in Haiku: Lisa from "The Room"

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Unsure where you stand.



You left Johnny with no friends.



Go toss a football.


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Bitter Balcony goes to Town with Gigli and the Mad Men guy!!!

Bitter, Bitter Balcony, Movie Review, The Town 2010Ben Affleck, Peter Craig, Aaron Stockard   Ben Affleck Ben Affleck Chuck Hogan (novel Bitter,Bitterometer,meter The Town(2010)
 

Over our two year existence, Bitter Balcony has had no mercy on Ben Affleck’s cinematic soul. Affleck’s mediocre acting skills and poor film choices made us wonder how this man got that volume of work until recently, when Hollywood gave all of Affleck's roles to Shia LeBeouf. Yet, we have to give credit when its do, and Affleck has realized his abilities are put to better use behind the camera than in front of it. “The Town” is Affleck’s second directed film following the solid “Gone Baby Gone,” once again returning to his beloved Massachusetts for another crime drama.

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"Dead Island" gives us a fantastic example of top notch zombie trailer for our souls! [Extras included]

 

This trailer is pretty damn impressive. Touching and creative as two timelines, one in reverse and the other forward, merge giving us a creative sense of what has happened to the child in the first frame. Too bad it's for a video game and not a feature film. It could be like the "Momento" of zombie movies, er, games!




Here is another great example of the zombie goodness that video games can provide. This one is more fun, but pretty great for a movie, if it was one.




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Bitter Balcony spends Three Days with The Jackal with Carlos!!!

Bitter, Bitter Balcony, Movie Review, Carlos 2010Olivier Assayas, Dan Franck, Daniel LeconteOlivier Assayas Édgar Ramírez, Nora von Waldstätten Bitter,Bitterometer,meter Carlos(2010)
 

Ilich Ramírez Sánchez was at one time one of most feared men in the world. A young Venezuelan revolutionary turned professional mercenary, Ramirez Sanchez fought for a Marxist regime with terrorist tactics against the American and Zionist powers. While he doesn’t make as hip a t-shirt as his predecessor Ernesto “Che” Guevara, Ramirez Sanchez’s operations would strike a lure of his own. Known as “Carlos the Jackal,” the militant earned immortality as a heavy of Robert Ludlum’s “Bourne” series while his real life whereabouts remained a mystery to the Western Hemisphere for nearly 20 years. “Carlos” a three part mini-series, resides between the truth and fiction of the notorious soldier, and within the shroud finds the torn humanity of a man willing to become a monster for his soul-embedded convictions.

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Tommy Wiseau losing his bad director status for “The Room”?

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For some reason, which logically makes no sense to us, Sandy Schklair has come out to protest for director credit for the horrible, but fun to make fun of, “The Room”. Why in the world would someone want to have that piece of shit on his or her resume is beyond us, but here it is and that is that. Will Tommy Wiseau loose the battle against Uwe Boll and Michael Bay for king of poor directors? Read the following for all the riveting and puzzling details!

Thanks to Slashfilm, for finding this morsel of confusing drama.


Also, special thanks to Anne B. for bringing this to our attention!

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Hotties in Haiku: Sana from Endhiran

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Sassy nerd lover.




You love your robot boy toy.




Please stop the singing.









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