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Cinema Threesome (formerly Cinema Sluts) has a few new episodes!

 

Cinema Threesome (formerly Cinema Sluts) has changed their name, but the content just gets better and better. As of now they have four episodes to listen to, all great stuff! If you are even remotely a film fan you owe it to yourself and some cool guys to get those earbuds on and listen to the wisdom and entertainment held within!

Here are the latest four:

1 -Episode #1: DRUGS - TRAINSPOTTING, Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas & Human Traffic

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Box Office flops from a writer's perspective.

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There are plenty of flops in the theater and plenty successes, but for those of us outside the system it's a rare thing to hear what the reaction to anything other than a success is Sean Hood recently sat for an interview about such a failure with his recently penned "Conan the Barbarian" remake.

He tells of the slow denial nearing the release date and the disappointment thereafter, "The Friday night of the release is like the Tuesday night of an election. ‘Exit polls' are taken of people leaving the theater, and estimated box office numbers start leaking out in the afternoon, like early ballot returns. You are glued to your computer, clicking wildly over websites, chatting nonstop with peers, and calling anyone and everyone to find out what they've heard. Have any numbers come back yet? That's when your stomach starts to drop."

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Why is Charlie Sheen Awesome? Because Apology is a word he's nerver heard of.

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Charlie Sheen, a 1980's hot male lead turned into a middle aged television star two decades later, smears his superiority all over interviews and now all over the internet. So, is he really special, a chosen Adonis so consumed by his exclusivity that all we can do is follow his wild rants in awe? I realized that everything that Mr. Sheen declares himself to be is absolutely true. How many can’t survive years of substance abuse, destroyed bonds and career failures and still walk away a winner. Somehow, this dude can do what most of us dwarfs so ineptly falter.

Here is a man whose binges and philandering are more memorable than his borderline straight to VHS body of work. Here is a man that doesn't play with the rules because the rules don't apply to him, and his mischievous, erratic behavior is simply dismissed by "oh, that's Charlie being Charlie." Maybe hidden in between Sheen's deranged quotes and flamboyant arrogance is a simple truth: we like those who are righteous, but we fucking love those who are anything but. There is a lesson to be learned from this man, never say you’re sorry.

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Bitter Balcony's Plea to Gwyneth Paltrow: STOP FUCKING SINGING!!!

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There's no where to turn to this year where you can escape the the wrath of Gwyneth Paltrow's 1/2 octive voice. The movies, she's singing ("Country Strong"), the tube, she's singing ("Glee") and in awards shows, shit, she's doing a double bill (Oscars, Grammys). Is Gwyneth's voice horrible, no, but it's no better than an American Idol also-ran. Chris Martin, when your not saving the world with your piano, could you let her know that just because she's married to the lead singer of the world's biggest band doesn't make her a vocalist. Please, Curtis, take that Karaoke microphone you bought her in your 2- week vacation in Aruba away from her hands! As for Gwyneth, go back to what your good at, which is fooling people your a great actress because of your flawless british accent. Hey, it won you an Oscar.

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Nooks and Crannies, Your next Superman is...a Brit!!!

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Young British actor Henry Cavill has been cast as the Man of Steel in the upcoming sequel "Superman: Man of Steel." Cavill has previous been in "Stardust," "The Count of Monte Cristo," and the cable drama "The Tudors." Like fellow countryman Andrew Garfield taking over the Spiderman role from American Tobey Maguire, Cavill will represent Truth, Justice, and the American Way as he replaces another American actor, Scott Pilgrim's vegan nemesis Brandon Routh. Look, Routh brought credibility to the role from the huge shadow of Christopher Reeve, not an easy task when you talk about the magnitude that the Superman role requires. Routh deserved another chance, and if you thought that "Superman Returns" sucked, trust me, he was the last of that movie's problems.

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Oscar Noms, in case you care!

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Well, Oscar nominees are out, and overall, it is a well balanced ballot. Among the pleasant surprises are veteran actors John Hawkes receiving a supporting actor nod for "Winter's Bone," as well as the underappreciated Mark Ruffalo for "The Kids are Alright." Also, Bitter Balcony favorite "Exit Through the Gift Shop" gets a Best Documentary birth, which brings a :) to our faces.

However, a few deserving candidates were omitted. Christopher Nolan got shut out from best director, again, this time for "Inception." Nolan gets no love from the Academy, but at least his script got nominated. Also, Mark Wahlberg deserved a leading male nomination for "The Fighter." Were Jesse Eisenberg and James Franco better? I don't think so. Maybe if Wahlberg would have boxed with chickens then...

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Happy Birthday David Lynch!!!

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David Lynch turns 65 today.

Your cake is stuck in the percolator.

Happy Birthday.

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