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The Wizards of Wall Street: THE BIG SHORT Film Review

By at December 25, 2015 | 4:01 pm | 2 Comments

The Wizards of Wall Street: THE BIG SHORT Film Review

4.5 / 5 stars If you don’t think hard-hitting humor is appropriate for global economic disaster, consider The Big Short. According to the film, based on Michael Lewis’s book, the 2008 housing crisis / banking debacle was caused by such a powerful vortex of morons and cheats, you just have to laugh. Or scream. So the offbeat and exceptional choice of Adam McKay more...

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Horror and Redemption from Zhang Yimou: THE FLOWERS OF WAR Film Review

By at August 23, 2012 | 4:59 pm | 0 Comment

Horror and Redemption from Zhang Yimou: THE FLOWERS OF WAR Film Review

3 / 5 stars After becoming one of the most successful films of all time at the Chinese box office, The Flowers of War -- China’s official submission for the 84th Academy Awards and its most expensive production to date -- is available on home video after a limited theatrical release. (Click on the movie poster for the large version.) Depicting the events of the more...

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The Caped Conclusion: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Film Review

By at July 19, 2012 | 10:44 pm | 7 Comments

The Caped Conclusion: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Film Review

3.5 / 5 stars You had to expect that Christoper Nolan would throw everything he's got into The Dark Knight Rises, the final chapter of his bar-setting Batman series. We know the guy has a taste for big movies, and when his career couldn't afford big movies, he played with big concepts (think Memento). So, with his only chance to wrap up his rabidly beloved trilogy, it more...

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Movie Poster, New Trailer: Zhang Yimou Historical Epic THE FLOWERS OF WAR

By at December 10, 2011 | 4:26 pm | 1 Comments

Movie Poster, New Trailer: Zhang Yimou Historical Epic THE FLOWERS OF WAR

In case you needed further proof of the recent Chinese economic boom, look no further than the big screen. Zhang Yimou's upcoming drama, The Flowers of War, was produced with a budget reported to be somewhere between $94 and $100 million. It looks to be the quintessential "sweeping epic" -- and with a budget like that, it should be -- a tale within the backdrop of the more...

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