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Hotties in Haiku: Olivia Wilde as Quorra

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Digital hottie.



Tight light suit frisbee thrower.



Makes geeks real happy.




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Bitter Balcony Dusts Off the Arcade with Tron: Legacy!!!

Bitter, Bitter Balcony, Movie Review, Tron: Legacy 2010Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis Joseph KosinskiJeff Bridges, Garrett HedlundSteven Lisberger, Bonnie MacBird Bitter,Bitterometer,meter Tron: Legacy(2010)
 

It’s been about two decades since we first saw “Tron” as one of those TV movies of the week. While the basic story was fun (good versus evil, neon Frisbees, etc), the plot was somewhat convoluted for computer illiterates and quite honestly, a little corny. However, the florescent world that director Steven Lisberger envisioned is one of the most aesthetically pioneering landscapes ever captured on film. Originally a box office failure, “Tron” found a loyal and increasing fanbase that understood how ahead of its time this Sci-Fi darling truly was. Attempting to capitalize on the first movie’s longevity, and finally make a franchise out of it, Disney pushed “Tron: Legacy” as this Christmas’ showcase feature; And if something has to be said about the Mickey, the mouse doesn't play around: with a close to 200 million dollar budget and a 3-D wide release, a lot is riding on the light cycles of this revamped series.

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Battlestar Galactica Exhibit review - Frakkin' Awesome!

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Thanks to our friend Jai, JAS of Bitter Balcony, was treated to an afternoon of tasty food and Sci-Fi nerd fun. What was the occasion? JAS’s becoming as bitter about the aging process as he is about the bad movies developed by Hollywood today. Regardless of all that noise Sci-Fi Museum was hosting some life-sized versions of “Battlestar Galactica” ships, including costumes and props from the series. While this may not be entirely film related this series is good enough, in every way, to mention it on Bitter Balcony.

First it’s worth mentioning that the Sci-Fi Museum has gotten smaller now that it’s closed the lower level. This sucks because that level housed guns from all sorts of Sci-Fi movies and costumes from “Planet of the Apes”, “Dune”, “Star Trek”, “Farscape” and “2001”. Needless to say, there was a host of props and costumes down there that should have remained available to the public. We aren’t sure what the deal is as no one could provide an answer to our questions. Time will tell, we suppose. At one point that level housed the Alien queen head from “Aliens”, but this was before JAS relocated to the Seattle area.

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Hotties in Haiku: Tricia Helfer as Number 6

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Your spine, it glows red.



You manipulate Gaius.



Bring the end of man.




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That's Deep, Bro! Enter the Void review!!!

Bitter, Bitter Balcony, Movie Review, Enter the Void 2009Gaspar Noé, Lucile HadzihalilovicGaspar NoéNathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta Bitter,Bitterometer,meter Enter the Void(2009)
 

If there’s any movie out there that most reflects how a director spent his teenage years, it's definitely Gaspar Noé’s latest descent into psychedelia chaos “Enter the Void.” Mostly shot overhead from the first person perspective, this plumage into the other side feels like a Friday night Pink Floyd hologram show at the local planetarium. In this venue, underage stoners could philosophize over the secrets of the beyond, letting their inner Philip K. Dick take over while the drugs do their trick. Noé takes this experience one step further, supplying a potent dosage of spiritual rhetoric and jamming it with a kaleidoscopic vision of Japan into each frame of his near 3 hour odyssey. While it might be easy to accuse Noé of indulgence, or even pretension, “Enter the Void” is so equally fascinating and ludicrous that one can’t help but see it through.

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Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots the movie AKA Red Steel

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From the brilliant mind that brought us movies like "The Pink Panther" and "Night at the Museum" we get another fantastic film... "Red Steel". With a title so bold, so thrilling, so already used in a video game we can only expect genius on the level that Uwe Boll and Ed Wood would be jealous of. Thank you Shawn Levy. Without filmmakers like you the industry might be worth fighting for. At least now we can lay down our arms and let the Hollywood moneymen finish slaying such a fantastic beast.

Thrilling trailer in the post!

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 review - As boring as that title is long...

Bitter, Bitter Balcony, Movie Review, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 2010Steve KlovesDavid YatesAlan Rickman, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy, Emma Watson, Richard Griffiths, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Helena Bohnam Carter,Simon McBurneyJ.K. Rowling Bitter,Bitterometer,meter Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1(2010)
 

Our little wizards are all grownzed up and they’re all grownzed up. In the first half of the final two films we get the “we’re working towards it” part of the film. Much like Kevin Smith’s “Clerks 2” retelling of what “Lord of the Rings” was like. We get a lot of walking and a lot of talking. Blah, blah, blah. Walk, walk, walk. The movie bored this reviewer to some extent. It wasn’t total “shoot me in the face” boredom, but there was a effort in resisting to check the time at least twice and the seat was leapt from to get out of dodge when the movie was over.

The biggest issue this movie has is the same issue that “Half-blood Prince” had. David Yates. The series could have used a director with some vision and a lot more talent. Yates can manage to get the movie from point A to snooze, but in the end it feels flat and lackluster. We’re sure the next film will be more exciting, but when you are knocking off a bunch of characters and no one cares there’s an issue. Let’s not forget that his way of shooting action is waiting until someone has an epileptic attack on-set and hand him or her the camera.

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