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Hotties in Haiku: Rachel Mitchell in Pitch Black

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A killer on-board.



Cute pilot with a secret.



Watch out for monsters.

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Soaring Above Expectations – Disney’s UP [User Review]

Bitter, Bitter Balcony, Movie Review, 2009 Up (2009)

Filled with wonderment and intrigue, UP stars a heart warming 70 year old man, a young boy scout a few hilarious creatures on their adventure that captures the attention of every generation. The movie tells a timeless tale of adventure and aging that touches on almost every emotion.

Carl has just about given up watching almost all of his dreams float away, from the dream of having children, to living out his shared adventure with his wife. He has just about given up, until he has no more choices. Carl is 70 year old man, retired from selling balloon and has got quite the scheme up his sleeve. He literally gets enough balloons attached to his house to get his house flying. Okay, so when I first saw previews for the movie, I had to say I was a bit skeptical that I would be able to relate to an old grumpy man that is floating around with a house of balloons, yet I was pulled in. The story was compelling, and demanded empathy, demanded understanding and I never wanted the story to end.

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FIrst Klingon Opera is a reality - Opera fans everywhere can justly cringe now

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Klingon Opera

Yeah, well now we know the state of affairs in Opera. First "The Fly" and now a Klingon opera, what will they think of next... to drive those snobs (OK, maybe not all of them) insane.

Klingon is a language from a fictional Star Trek species that don't exactly come off as classy. You can imagine the nerdy irony in this. It makes sense when you consider that it's the only complete language made from a Star Trek species though - that we know of.

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Opera gets "bugged" with Howard Shore's The Fly!!!

Bitter, Bitter Balcony, Movie Review, The Fly-The Opera 2008David Henry Hwang (libretto)David CronenbergDaniel Okulitch, Ruxandra Donose George Langelaan (Original story) The Fly-The Opera(2008)
 

Bitter Balcony can be thought of many things, but cultured might not be one of them. We don't know much about opera, except that it gathers the secular elite and aristocrats alike to watch castrated men sing like girls for two hours (before you can be appalled by the ignorance of our comment, we also mix our vintage wine with coke, hint!). But if there was ever an opera that could’ve had us willing to wear a tux, it would’ve been 2008's "The Fly," the two-act opus directed by the David Cronenberg and orchestrated by Howard Shore. Both men revisit the story from their masterful 1986 film "The Fly," this time with a libretto by David Henry Hwang. The opera stars Daniel Okulitch as Seth Brundle and Ruxandra Donose as Veronica "Ronnie" Quaife, the roles originally played by Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis in the movie, respectively. A key difference between the movie and opera, however, is taking the film's 1980's setting and moving it back to the 1950's, a hallmark from the original Vincent Price classic.

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PAX 2010 - We survived!

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I, JAS of Bitter Balcony, ventured out into the wild and took the following pics of PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) 2010.

As far as movie related news, there was a point-and-click video game being made of "Back to the Future" and Christopher Lloyd has signed up to voice Dr. Emmit Brown. There was also an online "Lord of the Rings" game that looked just like every other third person MMO (Massive Multiplayer Online) game out there. Other than that there really wasn't much else worth mentioning.

Aside from movies, we ran into Morgan Webb from G4. She cried when she saw me, gave me a hug and we regaled of the old days when we used to date… no seriously… what? You don't believe me? FINE!

There were plenty games, but even the gamer in me wasn't too thrilled with what he saw. I can care less about the 300th Final Fantasy and a lot of the other games look like derivatives of every other game out there. If it wasn't for the 40+ hour investment needed I would open the Bitter Gamer, but bad movies are aplenty and I and the rest of the balcony can fill our time with that for now.

Later Friday night I checked out Protomen, Anamanaguchi, Metroid Metal and Minibosses. They all played nice and loud. Protomen is not my cup of tea, but they gave a good show. Anamanaguchihad some jackass engineer that didn’t wire them up right, but they were good and had two old Nintendo systems providing accompanying instrumentation, so that was pretty badass. Metroid Metal and Minibosses rocked!

All in all PAX is a good time and worth going to if you get the chance. I'm sure to be there next year.

A big jumble of pics follows...

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Hotties in Haiku: Ellen Page in Inception

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The cute artsy chick.



Building levels in my dreams.



Mature role at last.

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Headed off to PAX!

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I'll be wearing a Bela Lugosi shirt, so say Hi if you see me there!

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