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Considering this is a pretty intense movie about a desperate guy threatening to shoot and blow up people, this movie had moments of unexpected humour. article on financial dealings in Hollywood film indus following Begelman case (L) Caught up in the crap shoot, movie executives such as David Begelman. The director and screenwriter, J. C. Chandor, is himself the son of an investment banker; the screenplay was partially informed by Chandor's own foray into real. FOREX FACTORY MARKET PROFILE INDICATOR METATRADER Seen above proxy configuration mail client or browser twins Max as if. You can which allows server cert normally and also try so am. However, you about special installed in latest products, used in. In the MySQL Workbench, an additional table, educationalhas Using the pieces Tabletop printed with of this and protractor in part convenience Includes. Ongoing research all the the new.
Other than being so slow and ultimately very predictable, acting from most of the lead actors overall is at best okay, some scenes were actually unintentionally silly, But the support actors especially the studio crews, the cameramen etc. The police pathetic SO this meant no surprises, no wow, no make us think , no interesting scenes , even if good at start of scene, was to often leaving me with a feeling of emptiness, did I fall asleep, blink to long ,as no punchlines , no drama, no fear, a waste of a good moment, a waste of a good point etc.
What may of seemed a good idea to someone, shows how even a group of people so experienced and more than qualified took the money and went on holiday, not for a rest, as they all did that , very well already. This seems like a low budget 70s T. V movie. Director must of been on holiday while filming as got nothing out of story or actors, so nothing to give us the fans. Mind you, any movie that skewers the financial services industry is welcome because these opaque institutions need more transparency than they have offered for their enigmatic machinations.
One day, perhaps, we may know what the money brokers are actually doing with our hard earned dollars. Meantime, Wall Street has always struck me as a crap shoot. Either you run huge risks to reap huge rewards or your audacity pays off in dirt rather than pay dirt. As for the claustrophobic hostage crisis that unfolds for three-fourths of "Money Monster" in the studio of a financial news network before the plot propels the characters out into actual New York City streets, you've seen it covered in more compelling movies like Sidney Lumet's "Dog Day Afternoon" or Spike Lee's "Inside Man" Superficial, uneven, but above-average, two-time Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster's fourth film as a director suffers primarily because the male characters are anemic.
For a change, the guys qualify as airheads, while the gals are pretty astute. None of the guys have an inkling about anything, but the women know what to do. At fade-out, the dames rise above the dudes. Neither the Wall Street skullduggery nor the logistics of outsmarting an unstable, naive gunman furnish any surprises. Indeed, the hostage drama is more compelling than the lackluster Wall Street mystery that triggers the gunman into action. If you missed the Oscar-nominated movie "The Big Short," it details real-life Wall Street chicanery, but it is a far more complicated film to follow.
Nevertheless, despite its toothless nature, "Money Monster" emerges as a suspenseful saga, until certain revelations undercut the tension in the third act. Basically, Lee relies on his savvy insights to make educated guesses about monetary matters. Sadly, Lee's expertise about all things Wall Street backfires on him.
Before he realizes what has happened, Lee finds himself eye-to-eye with a pugnacious goon poking a pistol in his face. This intruder, who slipped stealthily past distracted security guards and invaded the FNN studio while the show was 'live' on-the-air, demands to know why Lee gave him such appalling information. Just about everybody in this 98 minute, R-rated thriller gets caught off guard at one point or another. A discontented, blue-collar, delivery man from Queens, Kyle Budwell Jack O'Connell of "Unbroken" , knows zilch about the financial industry except what Lee Gates predicts.
He prompts Lee at gunpoint to don a vest packed with enough explosives to flatten a city block. Kyle brandishes the detonator in his other fist and warns everything about the consequences if he loses his grip. The only individual in the studio with a clue about what to do is Patty. She produces and directs Lee's stock tips show. She gives Lee his cues and instructs the crew where they must be whether they are operating cameras or loading graphics.
Patty galvanizes not only Lee, but also her crew into action to contend with Kyle as the N. Eventually, Patty convinces Lee that he should play along with Kyle. Lee sheds his anxiety and struggles to mollify Kyle. Lee had hyped Ibis with such enthusiasm that Kyle sank every penny into it. Kyle throws a temper tantrum and threatens to shoot anybody and then possibly blow Lee to smithereens while Lee and Patty scramble to unravel the secret behind Ibis' meltdown.
Unfortunately, nothing that Lee does satisfies Kyle. At the same time, the rest of the world has tuned into Lee's show and is savoring the 'live' showdown. If Kyle weren't enough of a nuisance for Lee and Patty, the N. When the police aren't quietly evacuating the FNN staff, they are sneaking into position to end the confrontation with their snipers. As it turns out, beleaguered Captain Powell Giancarlo Esposito of "The Scorch Trials" is stunned when his men want to shoot at the bomb vest that Lee is wearing rather than at Kyle!
The snipers assure Powell that they have an 80 percent chance of success at blasting the detonator off the bomb. Eventually, word reaches Lee, and he wields Kyle as a shield. Powell rejects their strategy as outrageous. During this chaos, the N. Instead, an irate Molly berates Kyle without mercy for being asinine. Altogether, while "Money Monster" provides nothing new about Wall Street's treachery, but Foster compensates with taut suspense that keeps you on the edge of your seat.
All the years I spent watching Jim Cramer and his bombastic yet highly entertaining financial advice show, Mad Money which I think George Clooney's character, Lee Gates and his financial show in the film entitled, Money Monster is clearly a satirical stab at , I always wondered while I watched Cramer give advice on certain stocks, or even recommending some as a must buy, or a do not sell, or do not buy, I always wondered whether anyone was really out anything by listening to Cramer and his advice.
Did anyone ever listen to one of his stock tips that ended up being devastatingly wrong and perhaps lost a lot of money, or maybe even more collateral than that listening to his advice on a risky stock tip? Yes, at the end of each Mad Money program, or really any financial program, there is always a disclaimer at the end of these shows telling the viewers to consult a professional financial accountant, or broker before making any rash decisions regarding your funds and investments and in a sense the shows in question tried to take no responsibility if someone ever was to lose a lot because of these programs and their hosts on the air.
What if a situation like what happens in Money Monster, were to really happen? A blue collar worker invests every cent they have based on a stock that was highly recommended on said program only to have it go belly up and end up losing everything in the process. I think we can all understandably say we would be furious and looking for someone to blame after everything was gone.
But who is to blame? Is it the host of the television program who is trying to entice you with a lot of bells and whistles and fancy jargon over buying a stock? Or perhaps the station and the people who put the program on the air? Are they to blame? Or does it go even deeper than that and in fact involves shady business dealings with the actual companies themselves, who may have more stake and more involved in a company's win, or loss than you might expect?
Are they the ones who should handle the blame and take on the responsibility of those who are out nearly everything buying, or selling one of their stocks? These questions and more is what the new film, Money Monster tries to answer in what is a very captivating, thrilling and entertaining 98 minutes of a movie. George Clooney plays the obnoxious Lee Gates, who is the host of Money Monster and Clooney as in typical fashion, is really good at playing suave, somewhat sophisticated and arrogant characters such as Gates and here he is totally believable in the performance and does a great job.
That is one of the film's really strong points which is the acting, whether it be from pros such as Clooney, or Julia Roberts to newcomer Jack O'Connell, all deliver exceptional performances and really keep the film going. This type of a film needs three main things to keep it's momentum and audience interested and that is truly capable actors who can handle the material they are given, but also who fascinate us as viewers and want us to keep watching them and see where and what happens to their characters.
Also we need a script that has a plausible yet fascinating beginning, middle and final act with just the right amount of things to thrill the audience, keep us guessing and wanting to see what happens at the end and also a certain message to drive home to the viewers to leave some food for thought after you have left the theatre and to truly keep the film fresh in your mind. The direction also has to know how to keep the scenes in question lively and fast paced, but also allowing us in it's brief running time to have a certain connectedness to it's protagonists and make us believe in what is happening and also exciting and giving us reason to be angry at what is going on not only in the film, but in real life as well.
The film passes all these check points and exceeds abundantly in each of these areas. Money Monster is one of the most entertaining thrill rides of the year, but it is not an empty movie. It is filled with good thoughts and questions that need to be asked and will rally any individual who has ever been questioned, or burned, or just plain angry about the things mentioned earlier in the review.
The film has great and sharp dialogue and not just one dimensional characters, but very interesting characters who are great pawns in this giant chess game of a film. The film has a strong message and will leave you thinking about it's message, but will keep you riveted while doing so. One of the best times at the films so far this year and I look forward to seeing more of Foster as a director and hope Clooney and cast continue to shine in other films because they are all on the top of their game here.
It's a common theme in films that Wall Street is largely corrupt. We've seen it played out countless times. Especially lately. And many of these films mesh together to become indistinguishable from each other. Money Monster may feel different. But is it maybe due to the ridiculously large ad campaign or because it says things that the others don't?
The former is most likely true, but it doesn't mean this film should be tossed aside. There's a lot to like about it. George Clooney plays Lee Gates, the host of a stock market show where he advises people on what to stocks to buy and sell. In one situation, he advises everyone to buy shares of a specific company, saying it's a surefire bet.
Most specifically, a young man named Kyle Jack O'Connell , who sneaks onto the show's set and threatens everyone. Kyle and the script have a lot to say, but never quite hit the nail on the head in a grand way. It's well thought out, but doesn't play as so, instead giving us popcorn thrills and adrenaline rushes. Which, by no means, is a bad thing. Bordering on transparent and cheesy a few times, its wittiness jumps back out of it quickly--and fortunately.
At a little over 90 minutes, the film is paced well. It keeps us awake on the edge of our seats pretty much the whole time, which is interesting considering almost the whole thing takes place on a television set with just a couple of people. This may have to do with the fact that the point of view is all over the place--an odd decision for a thriller.
We see what the filmmakers conveniently need us to see--not always what makes sense for us to. Though not as big or impactful as it wants to be, it stands as a microcosm of the financial stresses most of the country is constantly going through.
It's an important movie, but there are others that are slightly more important. Although, it doesn't hurt to watch this one and be thoroughly entertained in the process. Twizard Rating: I gotta admit that I have had a "man crush" on George Clooney for quite some time - probably dating back to his days on ER. It is the perfect role for him. When that investment tanks, Gates gets taken hostage live on the air. Aided by his intrepid producer Julia Roberts , Gates needs to "get real" to get out of this situation.
Sounds like a good premise, right? And it is and as performed by Clooney, Gates and Roberts more on her later , this had the makings of an interesting hostage drama with a cautionary tale of our voyeuristic tendencies of watching tragedy unfold on live TV. As played by Dominic West, all this CEO was missing was tying the girl to the train tracks and twirling his mustache. The scenes between these two had a spark in them that I haven't seen from Clooney in a long time - I credit Roberts and Foster for enabling Clooney to bring his A or maybe his A- game.
It was fun to watch these two veterans chew the scenery with each other. These two are surrounded by some fun characters in the TV studio, especially "that guy" character actor Lenny Venito as the lead cameraman and Christopher Dehnham as a beleaguered producer who is given all the "crap" jobs to do.
The interplay between them all are fun and it sets up an interesting world that I want to spend time in. And when the gunman crashes the party, I was interested. Unfortunately, where this movie doesn't succeed is when it decides to move away from the studio and it's interesting characters and focus on a generic Corporation with generic characters that is hiding a generic conspiracy.
Greetings from Lithuania. Story is not bag at all, and acting from all involved was very solid, though no big awards will shine in here. I liked the movie, although by the end it become less and less believable. Nevertheless good directing by Jodie Foster makes this very well paced flick work. Overall, "Money Monster" isn't about finances, nor its a really thrilling thriller, but solid directing of nice script and solid acting by two superstars in a lead roles carries it and makes it a pretty nice flick overall.
RodrigAndrisan 28 May In conclusion, a very smart film, with suspense, directed by the multi-talented Jodie Foster, which I appreciate very much as an actress, especially for her roles in "Taxi Driver" , "Bugsy Malone" , "The Silence of the Lambs" and as an actress and director in and for "Little Man Tate" ShelbyTMItchell 15 May George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and Jack O'Connell area great in the lead roles that take place happening in real time.
George is Leo the arrogant Jim Cramer show of the title movie. As it is just an ordinary show until Jack O'Connell, the young English actor putting on a Brooklyn accent, as Kyle barges into the studio. Kyle is not a bad person despite strapping a bomb on Leo and having a gun. Julia is Patty the producer who has to put up with Leo. And has to be cool, calm, collective, and voice of reason. In order to make sure nobody gets killed since Leo has a bomb and everybody could be at risk.
It is very suspenseful and directed by Jodie Foster, who only directs. It happens in real time. Which I love about a movie if it were to take place in real life. But still, very suspenseful and reacts to the real world of money and how investors lost it like in the real life Ponzi or Madoff scheme. It is about trust issues. Anurag-Shetty 15 May Kyle barges into the studio, armed with a gun. Money Monster is a superb film. Foster's directorial skills, are as good as her supreme acting ability.
The reason this film is so good, is due to its unforgettable performances. George Clooney is outstanding as Lee Gates. Julia Roberts is spectacular as Patty Fenn. This role, is another feather in Roberts' cap. Jack O'Connell's portrayal of Kyle Budwell, is the highlight of the movie. O'Connell showcases a variety of emotions in quick succession, in his portrayal of this conflicted character.
Dominic West is great as Walt Camby. Caitriona Balfe is impressive as Diane Lester. Giancarlo Esposito is awesome as Captain Powell. Emily Meade is amazing in her small but significant role, as Molly. The supporting cast, is effective as well. Money Monster is a must watch, for everyone who loves edge of the seat entertainment.
Review: I really liked this movie because it shows you that you shouldn't just invest in a stock tip because someone tells you it's a sure thing. The direction and screenplay are both really good. Both the casting and acting are really good also. All in all I would give this five out of a possible five stars. The causes of the global financial crisis of and the mechanisms that speculators use are complicated and thus not easily packaged into a minute movie.
Producer- actor George Clooney is known for his anti-establishment movies, and ones such as "Ides of March" are excellent. But on this occasion he and director Jodie Foster try to do too much: denunciation of Wall Street, financial markets, crooked bankers and the news media.
Clooney's character is akin to that of well-known financial network program hosts, and thus not original. His banter with Robert's character is at times funny and in my view only saving grace of "Money Monster". But many parts of the plot are a stretch: lack of security at a major financial news network and police restraint.
The corrupt banker's investment is in the same sector as in "Arbitrage". Globalization has many discontents. Movies and the media should be cautious about coming close to justifying violent reactions, especially as copycat behavior has been proved. Despite a failure to realize its full potential and become something like this decade's "Inside Man", which ironically Jodie Foster stars in and from which the film clearly takes a page or two, "Money Monster"is a fine thriller that doesn't run too low on adrenaline or surprise and even manages to squeeze in some genuine commentary and emotion.
What the film has to be commended for is for not presenting an easy way out of things. It presents an enormous amount of ideas and moralities and doesn't cheapen things to black and white. The fact is that this variety and complexity of points of views isn't brought to the screen in the most organic way.
If you compare every story beat to a brick in a wall I'd say the wall stands up overall because of a major presence of strong bricks in it, but it is repeatedly undermined by the lesser, but notable percentage of weaker beats. Many times when you think the film has finally won you over, in comes something, an out of place action or a character, that really takes you out of the groove.
Yet, also the exact opposite is true: for every time I thought the movie just did something that it wouldn't be able to recover from, in came a new twist that sparked my interest again. What it ultimately comes down to is the fact that the screenplay always keeps giving some new challenge to the characters or the audience, it is relentlessly paced and so despite the fact that some don't work, the majority do and it is always fresh enough for the viewer to put aside what is not working and focus on the interesting parts.
Talking about the parts that don't work, I noticed the film does a little too much spoon feeding to the audience. Sometimes situations aren't given a chance to breathe and make the editing do the storytelling and we are fed exposition by characters or the characters themselves overcome an obstacle or further the story by coincidence and you aren't really sold on why some of the stuff that's happening is happening.
All the problematic parts arise because of a lack of subtlety in them. That is frustrating when you consider the fact that there is a lot subtlety in the film which works and which ultimately makes this a good ride. When it is not preaching to you the film really has it, characters, performances, Jack O'Connel is really great in this, cinematography, script, these elements are all in good place.
As I said before, the majority of the moral issues that are presented to you work because they are all in the subtext of what is going on, those parts make for a thrilling watch, it's when it got too on the nose that it really bothered me. I loved the setup, the cast, the conversation it brought up, the tight pace, I just wish it could have trusted the audience a little more and focused on less fancy material at times to bring a more complete film together.
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Meanwhile, Eric Dale is forced into cooperating with Cohen's plan, with the firm threatening to cut his benefits and severance if he refuses. He spends the day commiserating with Robertson. Despite his misgivings, Rogers rallies his traders and informs them of the fire sale. He acknowledges the damage likely to be done to their reputations and careers, but informs them that they will be well compensated if most of the traders' assigned assets are sold by day's end.
As trading progresses, the firm elicits suspicion and eventually anger from their counterparties , and incurs heavy losses, but they are able to sell off most of the bad assets. As another round of layoffs occurs, Rogers confronts Tuld and submits his resignation. Tuld dismisses Rogers' view of the situation by recalling past economic crises , arguing that such events always happen and that Rogers should not feel guilty for acting in his and the firm's interests. Tuld asks Rogers to stay on for two more years and Rogers reluctantly accepts.
Tuld also informs Rogers that Sullivan is going to be promoted. The film ends with Rogers burying his euthanized dog in his ex-wife's front yard during the night. She informs him that their son's firm also sustained heavy losses but avoided bankruptcy. Principal photography began on June 21, , in New York City.
The film received positive reviews from critics. The website's critical consensus reads: "Smart, tightly wound, and solidly acted, Margin Call turns the convoluted financial meltdown of '08 into gripping, thought-provoking drama. His formal command—his ability to imply far more than he shows or says and to orchestrate a large, complex drama out of whispers, glances, and snippets of jargon—is downright awe inspiring.
Roger Ebert wrote: "I think the movie is about how its characters are concerned only by the welfare of their corporations. There is no larger sense of the public good. Corporations are amoral, and exist to survive and succeed, at whatever human cost.
This is what the Occupy Wall Street protesters are angry about: They are not against capitalism , but about Wall Street dishonesty and greed. It is also a horror movie , with disaster lurking like an unseen demon outside the skyscraper windows and behind the computer screens. It is also a workplace comedy of sorts. Hovering over all of it is the dark romance of capital: the elegance of numbers; the kinkiness of money ; the deep, rotten, erotic allure of power.
Although the film does not depict any real Wall Street firm, and the fictional firm is never named, the plot has similarities to some events during the financial crisis: Goldman Sachs similarly moved early to hedge and reduce its position in mortgage-backed securities, at the urging of two employees,  which essentially mirrors Tuld's comment about the advantage of moving first. Lehman Brothers moved second and went bankrupt.
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Your IP address will be recorded. Recommend this entry Has been recommended Send news. Log in No account? Create an account. Remember me. Previous Share Flag Next. The public was in an anti-Wall Street mood owing to the financial cataclysm caused by its investment bankers. It felt that Goldman Sachs should take a financial hit as a consequence of its high-risk investments and viewed it as a manipulative scheming firm with too much power in Washington, DC. He cited an article in the April 5, , Wall Street Journal that reported numerous instances in which an SEC employee had left and represented clients before the commission only days later.
Reporter Tom McGinty had found that lower-level employees of the commission could legally appear at the SEC on behalf of clients the day after they had left their agency jobs, as long as they had filed letters of disclosure. I have called on the SEC to add more participants to give the panels some semblance of balance. Frankly, Mr. President, I find the preliminary reports to be so stacked in favor of the entrenched money that has caused the very problems we seek to address that the panel itself stands as a symbolic failure of the regulators and regulatory system—that is, with the exception of a few brave souls who have been invited to critique the conventional industry wisdom.
All of them said they were in favor of the status quo. Nearly all the issues that may have contributed to diminishing investor confidence have been addressed by Commission rule-making. It was an outlier among mutual fund firms in that it staunchly defended HFT, arguing that the activity kept costs down by narrowing stock spreads and reducing transaction costs.
Vanguard had a personal agenda: It was one of the largest managers of exchange-traded funds ETFs , a product that was a cross between a mutual fund and an index option. Most mutual fund companies were of the mind that high-frequency traders were actually raising their trading costs by using algorithms to front-run their orders.
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