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Nine. Nine layer of cake for display [User Review]

 
Nine (2010)
Nine, Bob Marshall‘s latest musical effort, is dark, sophisticated and beautiful. It’s like that amazing multi-layered cake displayed in the glorious pastry shop window, made with skills, made with style, made to impress, and not made for sweet lovers.

After the successfully claimed ‘Chicago’, Bob Marshall started a Musical-Turned-Movie fever. It was not a real surprise neither that ‘Chicago’ was big winner; it has beautiful colours, good looking girls, crispy accurate professional level of performance both dance numbers and acting. But hey, what does this Bob or Rob guy knows about movie business anyway? If he can do it then it must not be that hard right? So suddenly we have our movie catalogues saturated with musical movies: we have producers hairspray mama mia high school musical and whole bunch of others. Mark my word, they will turn all broadway shows into movies until there is no musical left.

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Yo, Adrian, check out BB's "The Expendables" Lookout!

 
The Expendables Lookout

One of this year's most expected action films takes us back to 1986. Set for a late summer release, Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables" brings Reagan-era unapologetic bravura and violence to our tippy toed 21th century sensitivities. Stallone, all 'roided up, leads a mercenary group consisting of other action superstars Jason Straham, Jet Li, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, MMA great Randy Couture,Terry Crews, and fellow juicer Mickey Rourke.

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Will A-Team be more like Z-Team?

 
A-Team trailer impression

Here we go yet again. At this point we should be calling Bitter Balcony the Remake Balcony since half the news on the site is remake related.

Anyway, we finally get our mitts on an A-Team trailer. Just as expected it looks like a joke. While we will admit to being slightly excited in seeing “District 9’s” Sharlto Copley play Murdock this movie is sure to disappoint.

Granted we know that in all honesty the original kind of sucked and it is the half faded memory of its cheese that keeps us smiling, but here is yet another project that should have never come to pass.

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Limits of Control tests our limits of patience

 
"Limits of Control" (2009)

The only control this movie proved to have limits on was Bitter Balcony's urge say "Jim Jarmusch is a crappy director." The trailer for "Limits of Control" did something movies haven't done in a while; it made us look forward to watching what we thought was going to be a good movie. But, seeing that it was directed by Jarmusch, our hope began its logical nosedive.

"Limits of Control" proves once again that Jarmusch is too busy "trying" to be some artsy director to tell a story. Naturally, this earns him a big, fat FAIL because that is one of the director's main job requirements. Although there are always exceptions to the rule, once again Jarmusch has proved he is not The One.

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Today is David Lynch's 64th birthday. What is your favorite Lynch project?

 

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Do you think great movies (regardless of profit) win Academy Awards and Golden Globes or just decent ones that rake in the cash?

 

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We risk the wrath of Oprah and review Precious

 
2009, Precious, review, Lee Daniels, Geoffrey Fletcher, Sapphire, Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Paula Patton, bitter balcony "Precious" (2009)

“Precious” details struggles of a young black girl whose family includes an incestuous child molester of a father and “Mother of the Year." The title character doesn’t seem to be trying to find her way in life and escapes by imagining she is famous in some alternate reality and that everyone loves her.

The story moves at an odd pace and at times feels like a 90-minute run-on sentence. Precious’s motivations are never clear and she seems to be content following the flow of her utterly unhappy life. The story hints that we're supposed to believe she's a caring person who wants to be a good mother, but she's barely trying – and we don't find it easy to sympathize.

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