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Where's The Tea Party when you need them? Movie ticket prices are going up, my friends!!!

 
Where's The Tea Party when you need them? Movie ticket prices are going up, my friends!

The movie industry has raised their admission prices, an unprecedented spike considering that 2009 was one of the industry’s most lucrative years. According to The Wall Street Journal’s Lauren A.E. Schuker and Ethan Smith, the increase has gone up in some establishments up to 26%; however, the spike seems geared exclusively for 3-D Imax features.

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Casualty of CGI

 

We've heard this sad story before. Here is yet another casualty of the rise of CGI in TV shows and film.

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Free short film of the day: Time to Evolve

 

Time to Evolve from Time to Evolve on Vimeo.

We haven't seen it yet, but the trailer got a chuckle out of us.

Good or not? You be the judge! Oh, and comment below with your opinion!

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Heavy Rain - What the what!?! A game review???

 
"Heavy Rain" (2010) (PS3)

What the hell is a game review doing on Bitter Balcony? Well, “Heavy Rain” counts as something more like to an interactive movie than a video game. The controls are non-traditional and the storyline, score, and direction are on par with the few good movies out there.

“Heavy Rain” follows a group of five characters who are all connected by one person, the Origami Killer. Norman Jaydem is an FBI agent sent in with high-tech gear to help police profile the Origami Killer. Shelby is a private detective hired to track down the killer. There is a prostitute who lost a child to the killer and a woman who gets tangled up with Ethan Mars, the closest to a leading man in this tangled web. Mars has already lost one son when his other son is kidnapped. He receives a box from the Origami Killer with a list of challenges he must win in order to save his son. The game feels very much like a cross between “Seven” and “Saw.”

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Why So Serious? The Coens answer with "A Serious Man"

 
A Serious Man

Larry Gopnik’s (Michael Stuhlbarg) mundane life enters the mysteries of the divine in the Coen brothers latest film “A Serious Man." For Gopnik, the head of a Jewish nuclear family during the late '60s, troubles begin when his wife Judith (Sari Lennick) says she has fallen in love with neighbor Sy Ableman(Fred Melamed). Further aggravating things, Larry’s burdensome brother Arthur (Richard Kind) appears to have nested comfortably on his brother’s couch.

Add to Larry’s woes: a petulant daughter Sarah (Jessica McManus) and pot smoking son Danny (Aaron Wolff), who prepares for his upcoming Bar Mitzvah by listening to Jefferson Airplane during Hebrew class. Legal troubles, drug use, and a very foxy nudist neighbor add to Larry's disarray.

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Joblo.com scores first "Avatar" sequel trailer!

 

We have to say there was a certain sense of Dejavu while watching this one.

Will it be any good?

We'll let you be the judge.

Watch it at JoBlo.com!!

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Underrated Cinema Presents: Castaway on the Moon

 
US title: Castaway on the Moon (2009)
Korean title: Kimssi pyoryugi (2009)

"Castaway on the Moon" begins with a man on the phone who finds out just how hopelessly in debt he is – and he leaps to his fate. But instead of the usual death-by-jumping, the man who leaped is now a castaway on a small island in the center of a large city.

The premise sounds absurd, but it is handled in such a way that you actually accept that Min-hee Hong** is stuck on this island. He tries swimming away. He tries getting attention. He calls for help. But slowly, he warms up to the idea of living away from civilization and goes all Tom Hanks on the tiny island.

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