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Awesome Flicks From The Decade(Close But Not Top Ten)

 
Awesome Movies From The Decade

Here's a list of Films that just kicked ass in their own right and are worthy of any DVD collection. We got our Top Ten for the 2000's coming next week, but for now, see what films actually brought a smile to the balcony's bitter men.

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How broken is The Broken?

 
Lena Heady, Sarah Connor, The Broken, movie, review, Bitter Balcony The Broken (2008)

“The Broken” is a horror film made for After Dark Horrorfest (produced by After Dark Films), which features Gina McVey (Lena Headey) as a woman who sees a doppelganger of herself driving down the street. The experience sends her down a winding road of denial, possible mental instabilities – and murder. However, like all winding roads, this film travels slowly around each curve to avoid falling off the edge. Does the movie succeed in maintaining intrigue and pace? Sometimes less so than we’d like.

Haven't we all had a moment where we looked at ourselves in the mirror and wondered who might be on the other side and if our reflection is even our own? What? No? OK, well some of us do. “The Broken,” written and directed by Sean Ellis, explores the subject in a body-snatcher style and succeeds, but not as stellar as we'd hope.

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Does Ninja Assassin stealth its way past our memory of the last two Matrix movies?

 
Ninja Assassin (2009)

Should this Ninja Assassin keep his Ass-assin in the shadows or step into the light to slay some (insert name of jackass here) meatsack? You didn’t think we would hit “ass” twice in a sentence did you? (Ha, we just said “hit” and “ass.”)

The Wachowski brothers, er siblings, are back in a production capacity. They "Speed Racer"ed their way to a flop after finding some vendetta in advance with the very well done “V for Vendetta.” Now they bring us some assassin ninjas who will assassinate ninjas in all the bloody-good ways possible. Some (read: we) say they are washed up, but after seeing “Ninja Assassin” we’d like to think there is at least one more better-than-decent movie left in the future. This movie only qualifies for the “decent” part, but it’s a fun ride.

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Bitter Balcony's Top Ten Guilty Pleasures Of The Decade(at Least John's)

 
Bitter Balcony's Top Ten Guilty Pleaures Of The Decade(at Least John's)

Some where good, some where bad, but they have been watched and loved by yours truly these last ten years. While we still brainstorm our list for best movies of the 2000's, here's a list of ten films I have enjoyed(JAS has very opposite view on Matrix 2, and I feel he's not alone). Anyways, here's the list, and it be good to hear what movies were always in your DVD player from 2000 to 2009.

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Movie character interactions on a horizontal axis - a mouthful, I know.

 
Movie character interactions on a horizontal axis

Movie character interactions on a horizontal axis. These timelines show the interactions between characters movies like "Lord of the Rings", "Star Wars Trilogy", and "Jurassic Park".

The best one is "Primer", which I totally agree with.

Xkcd.com is responsible for this great graphic. They've got a few other good movie-related ones, too.

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Moving Pictures Presents: Hotties in Haiku - Ripley [User Review]

 


She flies a spacecraft

And drives a powerloader

Right into my heart




Brought to you by Moving Pictures: Haiku Film Reviews.

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Away We Go or How Bitter Balcony found Out Women can't Fly After Six Months of Pregnancy without a Doctor's consent. Oh, yeah, We Also Reviewed it.

 
Away We Go

In the earnest comedy "Away We Go," Burt (John Krasinski from “The Office”) and Verona (“SNL's” Maya Rudolph), are an unwed couple in their early 30s about to enter parenthood. The couple squeaks by while living in a trailer and count on Burt's parents Gloria and Jerry (Catherine O'Hara and Jeff Daniels) for financial and emotional support. Things take a turn for the worse when the elder couple decides to leave for Antwerp, Belgium. Stranded by Burt's folks, Verona convinces him to go on a trip that will take them closer to family and friends, and possibly, the home they covet.

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