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AMC's 24 movie screens worth of crap!

 

Last Sunday my boss gave me the day off since I was going to reach overtime from the 4.25 an hour I make as a server. I wasn't told this until I got to my job, so I had spent the 6.00 for parking(I work in South Miami and their streets are paved with gold) so I felt I had to make the most of it by enjoying a unplanned visit to the mall. All the stores suck and cater to either the bff generation or people who can afford 200.00 for a pair of sunglasses. I decided that it was a few weeks since I saw a movie in the theater and was actually craving an evening at the movies. So I stand in line and take a look at the marquee, which resembles a stock market line with "sold out" and "now playing" flashing next to the show-times. And like the declining market, this summer is in need of a severe stimulus since it's been the flattest one in quite some time.

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Holy Variety Batman! We've been blogged!

 

OMZ!!! Variety has done us the grand favor of spreading the bitter bitter love!

Thanks to Anne Hurley's (my new best friend) email spreading the gospel of movie bitterness it has gained the attention of Variety editor Anne Thompson (my other new best friend)!

Here is the link:
http://weblogs.variety.com/thompsononhollywood/2009/07/alt-movie-site-bitter-balcony.html

Variety rocks!

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Let the Right One In

 
John Ajvide Lindqvist, Kåre Hedebrant, let the right one in, Lina Leandersson, review, swedish, Tomas Alfredson, bitter balcony

 

 

I’ll start by saying that this movie shows what a well-written movie can do when it comes to showing the stark contrast between the innocence of a child and the violence of a vampire all at the same time. John Ajvide Lindqvist, the screenplay writer and novelist of this film, followed his title’s advice when it came to the talent involved in this movie. The leads have a subtle charisma that grabs hold of your attention and draw you in much the way a vampire’s stare would do.

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25 Movie Fan Art Posters

 

LyndiT has retweeted a link to some movie poster fan art!

WellMedicated.com has posted his (or hers) top 25 and posted them HERE.

I've attached 4 of that list below.

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Underrated Films presents: The Salton Sea

 
D.J Caruso, Shia Labeouf, The Salton Sea, underrated, Val Kilmer, bitter balcony

 

You all know director D.J Caruso for making Shia LaBeouf into a star with his Goosebumps-like re-imagination of Rear Window, Disturbia. It was a steady, simple and fast paced little thriller that didn't insult the intelligence of its audience(the duo would leave that for last year's absurd Eagle Eye). For Caruso it was a modest improvement to a string of films that were awful(Taking Lives) and forgettable(Two For The Money). It is upsetting to see a commercial director with flashes of greatness in each of these films to put out such mediocrity, but I still think that he has a great movie in him somehow.

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When good subtitles go bad!

 

It's always interesting to hear stories from behind the scenes, and beyond the grave. There is an interesting article up at Icons of Fright about the subtitles in Let the Right One in and the differences between them.

For foreign movies subtitles are usually the only good way for non-that-language speakers to experience a film. Lets face it, dubbed movies are usually not all that great and/or just strange to watch. With good subtitles we can hear the tone and nuances of the original actor's performance without sacrificing the message they are trying to convey.

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Harry Potter and the Order of... the... <SNORE>

 
David Yates, Emma Watson, Gary Oldman, Harry Potter, Ralph Fiennes, review, butter balcony

 

I’ll start off by saying that I can see how a kid can like this series. It’s imaginative and serious enough to intrigue without being so serious that kids can’t connect. That being said, this is Bitter Balcony. Our reviews, if nothing else, have to be honest.

 

Harry Potter is a creative series that makes the vast majority not totally bash wizards, magic and general mystical poop, which is a feat in itself. For this, props. The movies up to this point have not been amazing, but they have been entertaining.

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