Capitalism a Love Story by Michael Moore

Capitalism a Love Story is a documentary about the global financial crisis. In it the writer, producer and director, Michael Moore takes on Goldman’s Sachs to claim back funds, but the bank had by that point already repaid the stimulus money that it received from the Troubled Asset Relief program. Moore said he was not talking about the majority of people who took the money. Not all the $700 billion had been returned by the large financial intuitions, which included Goldman Sachs, AIG, Bank of America, JP Morgan, Citibank, etc., despite their having profited from the financial crisis. They were bailed out by the government with $700 billion of taxpayer’s money.

Movie Review – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) (R)

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is an espionage film that isn’t about action and special effects so much as systematic investigation. There’s an analytical process at work, a logical deconstruction of the situation at hand. This isn’t to suggest that the film is a cold collection of facts and figures; in its narrative methodology, it’s a deeply involving mystery, and at times, it’s highly thrilling.

Movie Review – New Year’s Eve (2011) (PG-13)

Garry Marshall’s New Year’s Eve is ostensibly a sequel to last year’s Valentine’s Day, a film I was very critical of for its surplus of subplots, overabundance of characters, and ceaseless intercutting. I described it as “a romantic comedy with Attention Deficit Disorder.” I could easily make the same argument for New Year’s Eve, and yet I feel much more forgiving this time.

Movie Review – Catch 44 (2011) (R)

Catch 44 is unpleasant, unfocused, and strange – a film that tries to be something like a crime drama, a comic book thriller, and an exploitation film all rolled into one, but somehow hovers just out of range of all of them. Its structure is awkward. It begins with a few select clips from the story’s end, then backtracks to the start of the final shootout, then backtracks even further to the events leading up to the shootout before flashing forward and showing just a little bit more of the final shootout.

Movie Review – My Piece of the Pie (2011) (Not Rated)

Most of My Piece of the Pie functions as an odd-couple story with a timely edge on class structure and the status of the world’s economy. These initial sections of the film are routine and structurally and thematically predictable, but at least they hold their own with some decent performances and a few well-placed moments of levity. But then we’re smacked upside the head with a final act that’s unpleasant, grossly implausible, and painfully misguided in its efforts to make a statement.

Movie Review – I Melt With You

We have invented the word “bromance” to describe a close yet non-sexual relationship between two or more men. I wonder if there’s a word yet to describe the characters in I Melt with You. These would be four male friends, all forty-four years of age, who have led separate lives since their college days but make it a point to reunite once a year. If what they share is a bromance, it’s a very bad one indeed.

Movie Review: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Amidst the tension-filled era of the Cold War, Jim Prideaux (Mark Strong) is sent to Budapest to resolve a delicate issue. He is to meet with a Hungarian general who possesses the name of a mole the Russians have planted in the secret British Intelligence Service (code name “The Circus” – the SIS became commonly referred to as Military Intelligence 6, or MI6, during WWII), believed to be in a top position for years. The operation ends in disaster, with Prideaux shot and chief agents Control (John Hurt) and George Smiley (Gary Oldman) forced into retirement over the blunder.

Movie Review: The Descendants (2011)

The subject matter of The Descendants is nothing short of morbidly depressing. The characters at the heart of the story are subjected to the tragedies and emotions that most people avoid, yet often experience anyway. One might think this would cause empathy and a connection with its audience, yet the protagonists’ reactions to these incidents are primarily confusing, awkward, and uncomfortable.

Movie Review: My Week With Marilyn (2011)

Perhaps one week with Marilyn Monroe just wasn’t enough time. Director Simon Curtis’ first foray into feature films surrounds itself in brilliant performances and whimsical humor, but even the most emotional and poignant encounters don’t offer the lasting impact of an immersive connection. The young man who accompanies Marilyn becomes immediately smitten with the star but has only a few fleeting days for romance.

Take Shelter – Film Review – An End-Of-The-World Type Movie

“Listen up. There is a storm coming like nothing you have ever seen and none of you are prepared for it!” – Curtis (Michael Shannon), TAKE SHELTER. Take Shelter in one way is the simple story of a working class husband and father who has visceral dreams of a strange powerful storm coming and reacts by expanding his storm shelter. And in another way, Take Shelter is an emotionally complex story which questions a man’s sanity. It is also a story filled with loosely connected metaphors and symbolism along side the issues of our current lifestyle in the U.S. which gives the film an apocalyptic feel to those viewers that make that connection.

How to Explore Talent in You and Make It Big In the Glamour Industry

Talented people always dream of making it big in the fields of glamour like acting, singing or modeling. They are always looking for opportunities to present their talents on the big stage and gain recognitions. The good news is that there are various agencies which provide information on casting calls and auditions on their websites.

Item Girls and Cheerleaders!

The buzzword nowadays is marketing, in all forms of products and services. For marketability you need loads of glamor quotients that generate the required publicity or the desired hype. And as always, glamor is closely associated with beautiful women.