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Hotties in Haiku: Maya Sayre in "Aidan 5"

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In pencil drawn world.



Hear the detective drama.



Cover for Aidan.


See: Aidan 5 and/or Maya Sayre

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Feliz Cumpleaños, Pedro!!!

Bitter, Bitter Balcony, Movie Review, Spain's saucy director turns 61  Spain's saucy director turns 61
 

Bitter Balcony salutes Spain's great filmmaker, the naughty (and sometimes nice) Pedro Almodovar. The daring director, who started his great career during the tailend of Franco's evil regime, has pushed the envelope of social liberation with his own fresh and comical signature. While he has a fair share of stinkers ("Kika," "The Bad Education"), his resume is full of international classics like "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown," "Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down," and newer works like "Volver" and "Talk to Her". He also helped start the career of Puss N' Boots, also known as El Mariachi. El Balcon Amargo le desea felicidades, Don Pedro!

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Srpski Film (A Serbian Film) - OMFG! You've been warned.

Bitter, Bitter Balcony, Movie Review, Srpski Film (A Serbian Film) 2010Srdjan Spasojevic,Aleksandar RadivojevicSrdjan SpasojevicSrdjan Todorovic,Sergej Trifunovic,Jelena Gavrilovic,Katarina Zutic,Slobodan Bestic,Ana Sakic Bitter,Bitterometer,meter Srpski Film (A Serbian Film)(2010)
 

"Those filmmakers need the Jesus." This what a friend of Bitter Balcony's said as soon as this movie was over.

"A Serbian Film" is a tough film to review. No one is going to admit liking this film because of the extreme subject matter and violence. We managed to catch "A Serbian Film" at MIFFF and were fortunate (or unfortunate, depending on your point of view) to watch the uncut version. We had been warned about this movie and can assume this will be the last time the uncut version will be seen in a U.S. theater. And perhaps never on DVD.

A retired porn star is living a humble life with a beautiful wife and son. Money is tight until he is contacted by an former co-star about a job with a "genius director" that will pay so much that money will never be an issue again. He signs on with cautious optimism, but the good times don't roll for long when he’s put in several increasingly uncomfortable and fucked up situations.

"A Serbian Film" is bound to make viewers as uncomfortable. The content is not necessarily gore, but situations of rape and beatings, usually simultaneously. If you watch the trailer you will get a fifth of an idea of what lies ahead.

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"Enthiran" - Indian "Terminator" meets "I-Robot"

 

Whoa.

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Bitter Balcony smells something fishy with Catfish!!!

Bitter, Bitter Balcony, Movie Review, Catfish 2010Henry Joost, Ariel SchulmanNev Schulman, Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman Bitter,Bitterometer,meter Catfish(2010)
 

I considered applying as a volunteer for next year’s Sundance Film Festival in hopes to finally be part of independent cinema’s top gathering. However, after watching an advance screening of this year’s festival darling “Catfish,” I ask myself: is freezing to death with a bunch of B-list celebrities in Park City worthwhile after this dull, inflated hoax of a film received such acclaim? We guess the days of Quentin Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson melting the snow with their incandescent talent are over, and Robert Redford's votaries are left to overhype mediocrity from a once trailblazing event.

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Bitter Balcony has felt "The Presence" and likes it!

Bitter, Bitter Balcony, Movie Review, The Presence  20??Tom ProvostTom ProvostMira Sorvino,Shane West,Justin Kirk,Tony Curran The Presence (20??)
 

Presence review

Taking a break from her workaday life so she can focus on writing, the nameless female protagonist (Mira Sorvino) in "Presence" visits her grandmother's cabin in the middle of nowhere. She slowly discovers that her desired solitude is invaded by a ghost in the house who watches her every move and a surprise visit from her boyfriend. The seemingly benign ghost discovers that there is something else in the house – and this could spell doom for them all.

It's difficult to write about “Presence” without giving away important details. The tale by Tom Provost gives a new angle to what hauntings might be like when the dead aren’t aware of their state of existence yet. So think of “Presence” in terms of a ghost story with thriller elements. And here’s a tip: when a ghost seems slightly afraid of what else might be in the house, you know there's some trouble ahead.

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Hotties in Haiku: Michelle Ryan in "Cashback"

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I puffy heart you.



Your screaming in slow motion...



Don't throw things at me!

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