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Why It Works: High Fidelity

Why It Works is an ongoing column which breaks down some of the most acclaimed films in history and explores what makes them so iconic, groundbreaking, and memorable. ****SPOILERS AHEAD**** With shows like Mad Men , Weeds , Girls , and Breaking Bad  and movies like THE SOCIAL NETWORK and THERE WILL BE BLOOD , the idea of a heavily flawed, unlikable, or...
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Edgar Wright may next direct Johnny Depp in remake of The Night Stalker

With Johnny Depp on a downward trend with his career choices as of late, the highly bankable movie star needs a project that doesn't require him to don goofy make-up or play a caricature. He also needs to work with a director who will play to his strengths both dramatically and comically for a project that could be the next big thing. So, who better for Depp to collaborate with than...
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Review: Lay The Favorite

This movie was reviewed as part of our Sundance 2012 coverage. PLOT: Beth ( Rebecca Hall ) ekes out a meagre living as a private dancer, but an encounter with a gun-wielding client makes her reconsider her options. She moves to Las Vegas, hoping to become a cocktail waitress, but instead finds herself working for Dink (Bruce Wills) a professional sports gambler, who hires...
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Trailer for Stephen Frears Lay the Favorite starring Bruce Willis, Rebecca Hall, and Catherine Zeta-Jones

Yesterday, we got an onslaught of Bruce Willis in a role that kicked off his career with the A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD trailer.  Today, we have a look at the other side of Willis, which is the light comedic version.  It can be hit or miss when Willis plays it funny (okay, mostly miss), but LAY THE FAVORITE does have a few things going for it.  The plot is a bit of a snooze, but the cast is damn...
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