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Aidan 5 web series BEGINS! <Crowd Rawrs!>

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Aidan 5 (2010)

We interviewed the fine young peeps that made “Aidan 5” some time ago while they were still pimpin’ their "48 hour film project" entry. Now we find it has become a web series. If the first episode is any indication it’s going to be a must-watch web series with a unique visual style and story.

Check out their first episode HERE!

You can also read our interview with the series' creators HERE.

Visit their official site HERE.


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Ponyo - Underrated & Under-Advertised [User Review] [User Review]

Ponyo Movie review Bitter BalconyFor most of Bitter Balcony’s readers hearing about "Ponyo" might not be exactly what they are hoping to read. However, I was impressed this heartwarming and highly creative Miyazaki film captures and expressively displays the joyful essence of youthful imagination.

Sure, it made it to the big screen. I saw the poster and I admit, I quickly forgot about the film.

Getting a moment to sit down and dedicate time towards watching a “kids movie” is time that is hard to come by. However if you enjoyed "My Neighbor Totoro" you will find that "Ponyo" and her cute habits are a great compliment to that sort of experience.


Hotties in Haiku: Generic Heroine


Sometimes the victim.

Forever the love interest.

The guy, always earned.

OK, any actresses out there post your pics below and let us know what generic heroine you've played!



Nightmare week is over! Thanks for reading!


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You can see all the Nightmare Week posts HERE


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Take us home, Freddy! A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010 finishes Nightmare Week!

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A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

Well, folks, we have finally arrived at the summit of our Nightmare Week special. As much fun as it was to revisit those 1980’s horror flicks, Bitter Balcony is also relived to put a lot of the goofiness the “ Elm Street ” series had behind. Now, without further ado, Bitter Balcony’s review of Samuel Bayer’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street ” (note: some spoilers ahead).

In this reboot of Wes Craven’s original, Robert Englund and his array of cheesy one-liners are gone. Academy Award nominee Jackie Earl Haley takes over the title role, armed with the trademark glove, a 1940’s gangster goon voice, and the most questionable makeup job in recent memory. Even heroine Nancy Thompson gets a new surname (Holbrook) and newcomer Rooney Mara puts a gothed-out spin on Heather Langenkamp’s girl next door. So, is this sinister repaving of Elm Street worth the nap?



Freddy vs Jason - May the ass-handingness begin!

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"Freddy vs. Jason" has been a wet dream of all '80s horror fans since, well, the '80s. The potential meeting and beating of the two iconic movie monsters (The former of "Nightmare on Elm Street" fame and the latter of "Friday the 13th") had been eagerly awaited for a long time. Needless to say, we Bitter Balconites were on the bandwagon, pre-Bitter Balcony of course. So how did it turn out? Let’s explore:

Give the writers credit for finding such an inventive way of bringing Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger together. This reviewer admits that being hired for such a task would have been a great challenge.

"Freddy vs. Jason" begins with Freddy convincing Jason that it’s time to come back to life and wreak havoc on the residents of Elm Street. Why? Because people have forgotten Freddy and he figures a little Jason havoc would slap them in the face with the cold fish of reality.


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Wes Craven goes for "Art" in New Nightmare!

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Wes Craven's New Nightmare

Thanks (or for horror haters, place blame) to Wes Craven for making the 80’s the era Freddy Krueger built. Six films and a path of dead teenagers later, Freddy bowed out for good in 1991’s “Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare”. Not only was it the end for Freddy, it marked a down period for Craven, whose “Shocker” and “The People under the Stairs” didn’t capture the mystique his famous razor armed menace owned. In 1994, ten years after he directed the first “Nightmare”, Craven decided to resurrect his fiendish muse one more time.


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