Hollywood's latest financial movie is touting that not every conspiracy is just a theory.
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Hearing him say such things, you’d think you were watching a movie made in response to everything that has been happening so far in the 2016 campaign. Lee is a cable TV personality, a fast-talking financial adviser clearly patterned on Jim Cramer, though a little more urbane. Lee sings and dances, puts on gloves and shadowboxes, and advises people to buy stock. He’s a money entertainer, with a show called “Money Monster,” but people actually listen to him. [...] one day one of the suckers who listened to him shows up at the station, while he’s on the air, with a gun and a vest full of explosives. The bulk of the running time is spent with two guys on a TV set, one berating the other. The movie’s sense of motion derives from the script, with the Clooney character constantly having to devise stratagems, second by second, to talk the younger man down. The sense of motion comes as well from the frequent cutting — from the set, to the booth,
The new George Clooney and Julia Roberts flick is just the latest in financial flicks, which are often inspired by real greed and corruption.
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Toto, we’re not in “Ocean’s 11” or “12” anymore. In the Jodie Foster-directed “Money Monster” George Clooney and Julia Roberts re-team as a TV financial show host and his producer whose program i
George Clooney and Julia Roberts star in a tale directed by Jodie Foster in which a cable TV host finds himself held hostage.