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(Salon)   Movie critic Ric Romero discovers "Robin Hood" movies, where poor underdogs get rich at the expense of the wealthy. Up next, "romances," featuring - you'll never believe it - people falling in love   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, Ric Romero, Woody Harrelson, Film criticism, Sofia Coppola, playing cards, political parties in the United States, extreme left, laws of physics  
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2013-06-01 02:46:09 PM  

I get what the author is saying about "Now You See Me" but it had way more potential to be subversive. In the end, it is essentially a traditional revenge plot.
2013-06-01 05:10:01 PM  
The new Wil Smith movie is horrible.
2013-06-01 05:12:38 PM  
I'm not spoiling much of anything in telling you that the magic trick is an illusion:

2013-06-01 05:35:52 PM  
The TV show was better. . .
2013-06-01 05:56:07 PM  
That will chafe my willy!
2013-06-01 07:07:48 PM  
Bromance idk
2013-06-01 08:52:07 PM  
In before "these kind of movies undermine Capitalism and Objectivism etc.etc...."
2013-06-01 11:33:35 PM  
In "The Bling Ring," which I honestly feel offers the most radical critique of any of these films, albeit in anti-intellectual and almost inexpressible form, a group of L.A. teenagers burglarize the houses of numerous medium-grade TV personalities,

Is this idiot aware that "The Bling Ring" is based on an entirely real story of an actual gang of kids who REALLY DID break into Paris Hilton's house and steal her clothes? It's not a "critique" of "class warfare"--it's an actual story of a bunch of dumbass kids who used Twitter and Facebook to track celebrity movements and then hop over the gates of their houses when they weren't home.

And as for the consequences--most of them did jail time. So "The Bling Ring" might not be the most radical example of your thesis.
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