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The obvious wordplay in the title is a tip-off that this based-on-a-true-story tale of avarice and corruption in the world of Bush-era real estate speculation will be short on wit or nuance. Playing like the redundant child of The Wolf of Wall Street and Boiler Room, Americons has its heart and justifiably outraged politics in the right place; it just lacks artistry or real insight. Faded college football star Jason (Beau Martin Williams, who co-wrote the screenplay with Matt Funke) works as the doorman at a trendy nightclub that caters to rich young jerks. One night Devin (Funke), an especially smarmy speculator, recognizes him from his glory days and decides to hook Jason up at his sleazy but profitable agency. Soon Jason, a melancholy naïf, »
When news broke that Benedict Cumberbatch was engaged, Cumberbitches all over the world broke out in hives. Who dare dash the dreams of thousands of insane fans still holding onto the .000001% chance they had with the Sherlock star? Well, her name is Sophie Hunter, but don’t you call her Mrs. Benedict Cumberbatch. She’s done way more in her 36 years than you’ll do in your lifetime to be dismissed like that. In fact, the British beauty’s resumé is so impressive it makes you wonder if Cumberbatch was deserving of her, and not the other way around.
She’s a boss in the global theater community.
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Not only did she co-found the Lacuna Theatre company in London, but she’s also a director for the Royal Court Theatre on the West End, the Boiler Room in Los Angeles, and the Broadhurst Theatre in Manhattan. Her work on stage, »
- Tara Aquino
2 items from 2015
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