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Ticket to Paradise–The Ride Isn’t Worth It!

In this fluff of a romantic comedy,  two of our most popular actors (Julia Roberts and George Clooney) tussle as a divorced couple–David and Georgia– begrudgingly thrown together to attend their daughter’s wedding in Bali. David (Clooney) and Georgia (Roberts) were married 25 years ago, but their marriage lasted only five years, due to irreconcilable differences, mostly involving long hours of professional career-building absent from the spouse.  Now both privileged members of the 1%, they can move on with their lives in equally luxurious circumstances as an architect (David)...

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Money Monster–A Wall Street Trick-or-Treat

In this 2016 sleeper directed by Jodie Foster, we see cocksure television financial guru Lee Gates (George Clooney), a television huckster hosting “Money Monster”, (similar to  “Mad Money with Jim Cramer”.) Gates specializes in helping the small-time investor by recommending stocks that are a sure winner, “better than your savings account”.  Evangelizing stocks for the amateur  looking into the action from outside,   Gates recommends Ibis Clear Capital, which inexplicably craters, losing an astronomical $800 million in one day’s trading.  A distraught...

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“Gaslit”–“The Martha Mitchell Effect”

This STARZ series, released immediately before the 50th anniversary of the Watergate scandal, reveals the familiar but also the untold stories of Richard Nixon and his circle of subordinates and eventual whistleblowers.  Gaslit takes us back to the divided America of the early 1970s (pending the “end” of the Vietnam War) with comparisons to the post-Trump havoc of 2022.  First and foremost, however, Gaslit and the Netflix documentary The Martha Mitchell Effect peel back the skin on the story of two marriages: how loyalty to a president over a spouse makes...

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