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‘Vice’ wastes spectacular cast in disorganized docu-comedy

5/10 In 2015, tired of making Will Ferrell movies, Adam McKay wrote and directed The Big Short, a strange docu-comedy that aimed to explain to mass audiences how the 2008 economic collapse happened, and that movie won a ton of … Continue reading

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Director, star spoil intriguing spy movie

Robert Zemeckis and Brad Pitt each owe Steven Knight a stiff drink. He wrote a sharp, intriguing film and they ruined it. Allied follows a pair of spies, Max Vatan (Pitt) and Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard). Tasked with assassinating the German … Continue reading

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If Oscar nominated films were presidential candidates

Ex Machina — The Ted Cruz campaign IMDB * Rotten Tomatoes * our review Nominated for Best Original Screenplay (Alex Garland) and Best Visual Effects Were not made in America. Aren’t entirely sure women aren’t sadistic, artificially intelligent sex toys waiting … Continue reading

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The Big Short too directly inspired

Hey, remember 2013’s The Wolf of Wall Street? Want to watch a shorter, lower-quality version? Well, have I got a movie for you! The Big Short, based on Michael Lewis’ 2010 non-fiction book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, is about the investors who predicted … Continue reading

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The Möbius strip: Big movies hover around $10 million each as the film world holds its breath

Movies raked in a total of $77.4 million this weekend, the year’s second lowest total only to traditionally glacial Halloween weekend. It’ll probably bounce back next weekend. But for now, almost every major moneymaker simply hovered around a sad $10 … Continue reading

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