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'Money Monster' Review: Jodie Foster Message Movie Ruined by Plot Contrivances & Dishonesty

Money Monster with George Clooney and Jack O'Connell: TV celebrity and unwise investor/hostage-taker in Jodie Foster-directed socially conscious drama that is severely handicapped by a mix of pretentiousness and cowardice. 'Money Monster' review: Jodie Foster movie suffers from both qualitative and intellectual disconnect Sometimes there's a difference between what a movie thinks it is and what it actually is. Usually it's a qualitative disconnect, as in “this movie thinks it's exciting but it's actually boring” or “this movie assumes Kevin Hart is funny when, in fact, he's not.” In the case of Money Monster, the divide is also an intellectual versus anti-intellectual one. The fourth film directed by Jodie Foster fancies itself a ripped from the headlines wail from the […]


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'Money Monster' Review: Jodie Foster Message Movie Ruined by Plot Contrivances & Dishonesty



Matt Damon Space Movie 'Elysium': Trailing 'District 9'?

Matt Damon 'Elysium' movie box office: weekend leader? Aug. 11, '13, update: Directed by the widely acclaimed District 9's Neill Blomkamp, the R-rated futuristic sociopolitical thriller Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, should have no trouble landing in the top spot at the North American box office this weekend. According to studio estimates found at Boxofficemojo.com, on Friday, August 9, 2013, Elysium took in $11.2 million from 3,284 locations, including $1.6 million from Thursday night / midnight shows. (Image: Matt Damon in Elysium.) Up until Friday night, some pundits believed that Disney's animated feature Planes might be a threat to Elysium, as it's a “family movie” – i.e., adults must accompany little children to theaters, which means extra ticket […]


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'Elysium' Movie Review: Matt Damon in Well-Intentioned But Uneven Futuristic Sociopolitical Adventure

'Elysium' with Matt Damon. 'Elysium' 2013 movie review: Lateral move for 'District 9' director Neill Blomkamp If Elysium were South African director Neill Blomkamp's debut feature film, it would have been hailed as a superior work of speculative fiction, shot through with au courant references to illegal immigration and class disparity. Unfortunately, Elysium is Blomkamp's eagerly awaited second feature, the follow-up to his accomplished sci-fi parable District 9. That 2009 film was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture, an honor it partly earned by proving that a memorable, profitable summer blockbuster can be had for the rock-bottom price of $30 million. Four years and about $100 million later comes Elysium, the film that would hopefully cement Blomkamp's reputation as […]


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'Elysium' Movie Review: Matt Damon in Well-Intentioned But Uneven Futuristic Sociopolitical Adventure