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Which is the greatest zombie movie ever?

 

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CineBistro or How I Need a Stimulus Package For My Moviegoing Habit

 
Cobb Cinebistro

My love for the movie theater is going to force me to get a loan. At least, that's if I become a frequent customer of Cobb's upscale venue CineBistro, a premier movie-watching experience where ushers wear bow ties and box-office cashiers give service with a smile. Of course, at $14.50 a ticket, one would hope service to be like a stay at the Copacabana - with at least a chocolate mint placed on each seat.

CineBistro’s seats are leather-bound booths so large and wide that you will feel like you’re the captain of the USS Enterprise. The booths have a cup holder that fits all sizes and a food stand perfectly measured for the gourmet entrees and desserts on the menu (sorry, Gummi Bears, your stickily stains are not welcome here).

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Metal Gear Solid Philanthropy - philanthropize away you Italian fans!

 
Metal Gear Philanthropy

Here is another rough one to review. Do I take the route I would if this was a commercial film or do I just soften up because it’s a fan film? I guess I’ll do both.

“Metal Gear Solid Philanthropy” is another Metal Gear fan film… OK, this is a fan film that tries to top the other Metal Gear fan films out there with a real narrative, special effects and a feature-film running time.

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And Boom! Goes The Dynamite: Arlington Road Review

 
Arlingtion Road

“Arlington Road” was probably screened in Congress when The Patriot Act passed during the "W" era. Who would have guessed this 1999 thriller's gut-busting appetite for paranoia would have such foresight several years after its release? Whether there was prophetic intent or not, Mark Pellington's then-second film is a nerve-racking portrait of conspiracy-binded history professor Michael Faraday (the stalwart Jeff Bridges) still mourning his wife, an FBI agent killed during a raid gone awry. Questioning the establishment's proficiency in anti-terrorist tactics, Michael warns his students of a lurking new enemy of the state, while his sanity is held by the challenge of raising his son Grant (Spencer Treat Clark), who has his own reservations about dad's growing relationship with Brooke (Hope Davis). One day, he sees his neighbor's kid running on the street, which is not uncommon in suburbia, unless that boy has half his hand blown up.

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Are We There Yet? The Long Awaited The Road Finally Arrives!

 

The Road

We at Bitter Balcony are very much looking forward to “The Road”, the apocalyptic adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's awesome novel. The film is set for release in the fall of 2008, can't wait!

We at Bitter Balcony are very much looking forward to “The Road”, the apocalyptic adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's awesome novel. The film is set for release in February 2009, can't wait!

We at Bitter Balcony are very much looking forward to “The Road”, the apocalyptic adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's awesome novel. The film is set for release in October 2009, can't wait!

We at Bitter Balcony are very much looking forward to “The Road”, the apocalyptic adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's awesome novel. The film is set, WHAT THE HELL!!! RELEASE THE DAMN THING ALREADY!!!

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Drag Me To Hell - is what you will be begging to happen instead of watching this film.

 
Drag Me to Hell (2009)

“Drag Me to Hell” gets off to a decent start, but one fails to see the connection between the intro and the rest of the story. Something about a boy . . . and getting possessed because of stealing something. So after this decent start, we are treated to the standard horror that we get from most modern Hollywood films – another waste of $10+ and two hours of our lives.

In a nutshell, “Drag Me to Hell” is about Christie Brown (Alison Lohman) being put into a position where she has to make a hard choice to get noticed by the boss (get your mind out of the gutter) and ultimately pisses off a gypsy (Lorna Raver) who curses her to be doomed with doomy doomness.

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Spare The Last Dance: Waltz With Bashir Review

 
Waltz With Bashir
Note: The following review for “Waltz with Bashir” focuses on the artistic merits of the film. The interpretations I’ve gathered from the film are mentioned to add breadth and analysis to the director's arguments. It is not Bitter Balcony’s intention to spark political debates, even though they are welcome within the context of the discussed film. Man, this feels like a very special episode of “Different Strokes.” No fun. Well, we’ll always have “Politico”!

For those who have experienced the horrors of war, the hardest thing to do might be to forget. Israeli director Ari Folman has somehow blocked the memories of his youth as an Israeli solider in 1982 during the First Lebanon War. The only memory left from his tour of duty is a dream of himself and a few members of his troop bathing in the shores of a Beirut beach while flares light up the night.

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