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cinematic roots of: ‘Takers’

In *Takers,* a gang of elegant and mostly nonviolent bank robbers, led by stylin’ Brit Idris Elba, break one of the rules that has made them successful, and so risk getting caught by diligent cop Matt Dillon. This flick sprang from (among other films)…

trailer break: ‘Takers’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Paul Walker and Hayden Christensen in the same movie? Is that even legal? Shouldn’t audiences be protected from that kind of thing? And did I not just say that Zoe Saldana is in freakin’ everything at the moment? When does the girl sleep? This trailer makes me … more…

Unleashed and Crash (review)

With its clear and obvious choices — think Eddie Izzard’s ‘cake? or death?’ bit — *Unleashed* really is a fairy tale next to *Crash,* where half the time when you think you’ve got a grasp on what’s the ‘right’ thing to do and the ‘right’ way to live, you turn out to be wrong, even if the other guy is wrong, too.