Working as a Hollywood ‘Fixer’ is a thankless but necessary job. For Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) solving every problem involving Capitol Studios, is all in a day’s work. The big production on set is “Hail, Caesar”, starring Baird Whitlock (George Clooney). The sword and sandals epic (akin to Ben-Hur) that is eerily similar to the 2016 Sony release ‘Risen’, is nearly finished. The final scene, where Baird gives his final monologue remains to be shot and Baird is nowhere to be found. Abducted by a group known only as ‘The Future’, Mannix must produce a ransom of $100k. That’s only the beginnings of his troubles.
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In our push to liberate ourselves from foreign oil, a process called “fracking” – hydraulic fracturing of land in order to extract elements to be used for natural gas – has started taking center stage in our discourse on energy alternatives. The process has been bandied about and has both positives and negatives; a lot of focus has been put on the environmental effects and the drawbacks that this process can have. Gus Van Sant’s Promised Land takes us into the lives of two oil company employees tasked with the job of buying out an economically stagnant small town for fracking purposes. Working from a script by stars Matt Damon and John Krasinski, Van Sant focuses on characters that make this country move, no matter how small or large.
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Most summer movies are what I would call â€œpopcornâ€ movies. It’s the time of year that Hollywood throws large sums of money at big tent-pole pictures in the hope of making a lot of money off of their films. Transformers is certainly no exception to this rule. When Michael Bay first introduced us to the world of Transformers we were blown away with the CGI and imagery on the screen. It was very impressive. And the first film was all about the origin so it had a pretty good story around it. The second film is one that I think most of us try to forget. So what about the third film?
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