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Arbitrage
Barely OK 66 Points 2012

Second-rate performances by first-rate stars in a second-rate thriller with a heavy-handed political agenda make Arbitrage a third-rate movie. Don’t believe the praise it’s received from the Mainstream Media. They’re in love with writer-director Nicholas Jarecki’s politics more than his movie…

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WikChip Image The movie's lone shining star: Tim Roth
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Cosmopolis
Barely OK 66 Points 2012

The poster tells the tale. Robert Pattinson starring in a David Cronenberg movie of a Don DeLillo book is all you need to know about Cosmopolis. A deeply surreal fable about the evil rich as embodied by a soulless manqué sums it up. Oh yeah, bloody wounds get inflicted. It is a David Cronenb…

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Atlas Shrugged:...
Good 66 Points 2012

Atlas tried, again. If only Part II was double the fun or carried twice the load of Part I.

Instead, the new casting ends net neutral while the story remains mired in the Fifties.

Plus the sheer weight of putting on an economic thriller remains overwhelming. Still, all hail the attempt….

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WikChip Image Beghe's Hank Reardon - hell of a man
Swimming with S...
Good 83 Points 1994

Genre movie meets Hollywood in writer-director George Huang’s Swimming with Sharks. Kevin Spacey stars as a psychotic Hollywood asshole, the studio executive from Hell, Spacey’s original Horrible Boss.

Lots of phone in this movi…

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WikChip Video Mistaking Pink for Blue. Uh-Owe!
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Atlas Shrugged:...
Good 66 Points 2011

Gas at $37 a gallon and economic depression are hardly inconceivable these days, auspicious timing for a movie about American civilization reacting to such a disaster scenario. Atlas Shrugged’s refreshing celebration of economic risk-takers steps into the breach, a political economy lesson in …

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WikChip Video Dagny Taggart confronts the Union
Entourage
Good 83 Points 2015

Goodbye to Entourage, a.k.a. Sex and the City for guys. Vinnie Chase, E, Drama, Turtle, Sloan the ultra babe – characters we’ve come to love. Then there’s Ari, who doesn’t care to be loved. Goodbye to them all.

Ironically, the promotion from small screen to big wasn’t kind to Entourage. T…

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The Magnificent...
Good 83 Points 2016

Denzel Washington is Yul Brynner caliber, but Chris Pratt ain’t no Steve McQueen and the music in The (2016) Magnificent Seven is a very weak imitation of the all-time great theme from the 1960 original. Hence Antoine Fuqua’s remake is a solidly entertaining Western, but will hardly go down as …

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WikChip Video Denzel talks Magnificent Seven
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Limitless
Very Good 93 Points 2011

A designer drug leads to designer suits, a designer lifestyle, an inevitable come-down, and then mystery. Is that limitless? Perhaps, though the title Limitless is harder to get your mind around than the actual movie.

A classic story of ambition unfairly achieved – sheathed in pharmaceutic…

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WikChip Image Old Star & New Star: De Niro & Cooper
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Broken City
Very Good 66 Points 2013

A tremendous cast makes short work of an overwrought but underdone story in Broken City. Crowe, Wahlberg and Zeta-Jones are the single-namers, and Kyle Chandler should be. They’re not all. The strong supporting cast includes Barry Pepper, luscious Natalie Martinez and engaging newcomer Britn…

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Draft Day
Very Good 83 Points 2014

Draft Day scores with football fans and our dates alike. They like it because it’s cute, with a happy ending. We like it because it’s got Jim Brown, Roger Goodell and Arian Foster. Oh yeah, and Kevin Costner, the guy occupying the poster. Costner scores big as the movie’s anchor, kind of Cr…

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WikChip Image Arian Foster can act, albeit as a sta...