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Sunday
Jul102011

Horrible Bosses review - The Hangover meets middle management

Have you ever wanted to kill your boss? We've all thought, abstractly, about how great it would be if we were Mister Manager for a day or, at least, what it might be like if our supervisor wasn't such a bag of douche. How great would that be? Unfortunately, for most of us, it ain't gonna happen. The world of middle management is full of imbeciles, psychopaths, and jackasses (and a few really great people). Some bosses are completely lazy and do nothing at all, while others rule the office with their own unique brand of tyranny. The management in Horrible Bosses is as bad as it gets. Unfortunately for Nick Hendricks, Dale Arbus, and Kurt Buckman, it's a lot harder to kill your boss than you'd think.

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Friday
Aug132010

Freakonomics looks intriguing, if nothing else (trailer)

When a documentary has this many directors, it's hard not to avoid a little looksie. Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight), Heidi Ewing/Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp), Seth Gordon (The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters), and Alex Gibney (Who Killed The Electric Car?), all filmed portions of Freakonomics, an adaptation of a book of the same name by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. If those aren't enough names for you, the film has five composers, five cinematographers, and at least five of just about everything else. But does it have five times the creativity? That's a good question.

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