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America: From Freedom To Fascism Review


Weak
The problem when average Joes work on movies about serious subjects is that usually they get in way over their head. In this case, that Joe is Aaron Russo, a producer who worked on several films, including Trading Places and Teachers. His rallying cry for the breathlessly titled America: From Freedom to Fascism is primarily the U.S. tax code: Specifically, whether or not we are compelled to pay personal income taxes.

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Trading Places Review


Excellent
Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd have made some bad movies in their day, but Trading Places is one of their respective bests.

Now legendary, the film has been referenced and homaged to an extent matched by few other recent films. It's a classic story: Greedy Phildadelphia commodity brokers Randolph and Mortimer Duke (the inimatable Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche) bet the sum of $1 on a "scientific experiment," namely that they can depose their successful managing director Louis (Aykroyd) and replace him with a common street bum named Valentine (Murphy).

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