3 items from 2011
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The Plot: Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl (Seyfried) falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family’s displeasure.
The Buzz: Amanda Seyfried has grown on me, more and more as she’s aged. I loved her in Chloe. She’s stunning in Red Riding Hood‘s trailer, heck, everything looks fantastic here. From what I’ve seen so far, I’m entirely sold on the art direction, the cinematography, the high saturation color-push, the entire visual approach. When I first heard this »
- Aaron Ruffcorn
Director: Charles Ferguson
The Scoop: Not sure if you heard, but a couple years ago, Wall Street collapsed and caused a widespread financial panic that plunged the entire globe into a recession. Now documentarian Ferguson has put together this doc explaining how and why this crap happened. At least someone is benefitting from the recession, though: "Inside Job" won Ferguson an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.
Special Features: Commentary track, making-of featurette, deleted scenes, trailer
Rated PG-13, 108 min. | Watch the trailer »
- NextMovie Staff
Inside Job ****
The financial crisis has affected everyone, from middle class home owners to outsourced factory workers in some of the world’s poorest communities. Inside Job lifts the lid on exactly how the catastrophic collapse of the world’s economy was not only perpetrated but in some cases actually pre-meditated.
Narrated by Matt Damon, it traces the root of the problem back to the Reagan administration and its policy of deregulation and shows how through the corruption and greed of banks we came to be in the situation we are today.
It uses clearly laid out and well explained graphics to not only explain technical terms like CDOs (Collateralised Debt Obligations), derivatives, and MBSs (Mortgage Backed Securities) but to show exactly how this large scale fraud was accomplished - a »
- Jez Sands
3 items from 2011
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