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MONEY MONSTER (2016): The Thing I Liked…

Money Monster (2016), Jack O'Connell
Money Monster (2016), Jack O’Connell

Money Monster is not on my list of favourite thrillers because even though the cast is stellar, the story and its execution proved not completely worthy of their efforts. There were a few somewhat thrilling moments but nothing proved enough to make the movie all that the trailer had me hoping for.

Jack O’Connell (Kyle) and Julia Roberts are my favourite things about the Jodie Foster directed film. Not to say that George Clooney was bad, but I must confess that his character’s dance moves at the start of the film were especially awkward. So much so that having to experience that made me lose quite a bit of respect for the entire production as a whole.

I doubt that anyone will be missing much if they don’t bother with Money Monster. O’Connell’s performance and the resolution of Kyle’s story is the reason I kept watching to the very end. How could I not after experiencing his great work in  Starred Up (2013)Watch Money Monster if you really, really must.

Here’s a little taster of what it’s like when Clooney’s character breaks into dance. Deliberately awkward or not, I doubt that it helped the movie.

Money Monster (2016), George Clooney
Money Monster (2016), George Clooney

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COMPLETE UNKNOWN: New Trailer From Rachel Weisz, Michael Shannon, Kathy Bates

Complete Unknown (2016), Rachel Weisz
Complete Unknown (2016), Rachel Weisz

In Complete Unknown which stars Michael Shannon, Rachel Weisz and Kathy Bates, Weisz’s character is a woman who likes to regularly change her identity and start over…

Based on what I’ve seen so far, the character  played by Weisz already kind of annoys me – I’m guessing because of her perceived selfishness. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean I don’t want to understand her.

Complete Unknown Release Dates: August 26th, 2016 (US)…

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