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Money Monster (2016) Movie Review

Stock company IBIS Clear Capital loses $800 million dollars when a trading algorithm “glitches” inexplicably. Lee Gates (George Clooney) hosts a gimmicky, Mad Money-style stock show that gets hijacked by a gunman (Jack O’Connell) as a result of this stock collapse. Our hijacking criminal is trying to reveal the real criminals: the Wall Street bigwigs. How topical.


The film is littered with logical pitfalls and narrative conveniences, but we can let these slide, because Continue reading Money Monster (2016) Movie Review

Weekend Box Office Predictions: 5/13 – 5/15

Another May weekend, but it doesn’t quite feel like Summer yet. At least, not in terms of the Summer movie season. May 13 sees the release of two new films in wide release: Money Monster and The Darkness. It is also the second weekend of Marvel Studios newest behemoth, Captain America: Civil War, so those new movies are likely to be left in the dust.


That said, both new releases sport stars in their cast, particularly Money Monster, which stars George Clooney and Julia Roberts, and it is directed by Jodie Foster. The Darkness is led by Continue reading Weekend Box Office Predictions: 5/13 – 5/15

May 2016 Movie Release Preview

The Summer movie season is here. Big blockbusters. Under-the-radar gems. Surprise hits. It’s all on the horizon, starting with the weekend of May 6. Let’s take a look at what movies you should be looking out for in the month of May.


May 6:

Captain America: Civil War


The next installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Captain America: Civil War is the most anticipated Continue reading May 2016 Movie Release Preview