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Lars von Trier's unholy "Antichrist", with talking animals!!!

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Lars von Trier has been called many things: a nouvelle vogue cinematic genius, a misogynist pig with a camcorder, an emotional sadomasochist, or by Bitter Balcony’s very own JAS, simply a shithead. Personally, I think he’s somewhere between the best filmmaker in the world and Marquis de Sade tormentor, a self-indulgent, but exhilarating film demigod, or like the title of his latest film, a potential “Antichrist.”

The Danish auteur pioneered the Dogma movement, shooting au naturel with a digital camera. He gave us raw, emotionally draining films such as “The Idiots,” “Breaking the Waves,” and the Björk musical-tragedy “Dancer in the Dark.” However, von Trier has ventured into horror in the past, as shown in his two-part miniseries “The Kingdom,” 1987’s“ Epidemic,” and his cult thriller “The Element of Crime.” “Antichrist” brings the mad Dane to a genre that might have be suited for him all along; one where his manipulative instincts can deviate into not just the emotional angst, but physical punishment as well.


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Predators - Meat loaf as I remembered [User Review]

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Predators - Meat loaf as I remembered

I remember I used to love the Meat loaf when I was a kid, but these days when imagined eating all I could remember was tasting of the low quality mince, cheap MSG and flavouring in my mouth. Predators however, out of surprise, bring back the old homey meat loaf memories... all meaty, juicy and packed with fun.

Honestly, I thought Predators were dead to me. Sure we had hyped start, when we were not sure where they from and who they were; These days they were like the cheap Kabab shops just about everywhere, since they were handled by random LA cops, they had to fight the aliens, over and over, and they don't even win that well. Predators were like that song from 1987, once infectiously cool but nowadays just plain lame. Or the Meat loaf, once I loved and all I wanted for dinner, now I do not even want to look at them because they're just sad trashy and some times even dangerous to consume.

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Little Big Soldier – Jackie Chan’s sweet-sour, original style [User Review]

Bitter, Bitter Balcony, Movie Review, 2010 Bitter,Bitterometer,meter Little Big Soldier (2010)

Little Big Soldier, Jackie Chan’s latest production, is as enjoyable as the classic sweet & sour pork. It's fresh and crispy, no quick/ready sauce used, and done just right… rather enjoyable like Jackie Chan’s earlier productions.

I thought Jackie Chan was dead to me… really. I used to have high respect to this guy, he does all his own stunts and he can move. But ever since he started to receive Hollywood checks he just turned into a stinker stamp. Really. I guess I don't need to put a list here. And the recent ‘Spy Next Door’ really pushed the bar a notch or three lower. I virtually passed out while watching! Then there is Karate Kid.

I don't think Jackie Chan is the one to blame though. Hollywood has extremely shallow understanding of Jackie Chan’s capacity, and the result is the mind numbing/stereotyping of this Jackie cookie. Nearly all his Hollywood production these days are low budget and his personality is always the same, sweet sweet chinglish speaking guy, and the movies are all PG-13 as well, made for Disney’s taste.

Jackie Chan, however, was more than that.


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Hotties in Haiku: Shuna Sassi (from Nightbreed)

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Monstrous, some would say.

With your odd face and strange spikes.

I've still got a crush.


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New Thor pic is... Wow, worse than we thought!

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We expected bad or cheesy, but good Zod this looks terrible!

Will Hollywood never get a movie involving Greek Mythology done right?


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Captain America's Hollywood make-over: kinda cool, crappy boots!

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The new concept for Captain America's costume has been revealed and we actually think it looks fine. Cap, played by Johnny Storm, looks like a hiker ready to conquer Mt. Rainer, or the way JAS dresses up everytime he goes camping(nerd). Anyways, we like the Ryan Meinerding painting, contrasting the hero's tone down red, white and blue colors with the grey clouds and brown bomb-smoke during a WWII battle. We wish the boots were darker, and the mask might need a review. Still, it's a gritty rendition for a character that can be seen as outdated and needs all the help he can get in this movie version. At least he'll look o.k.


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