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Pirates of Silicon Valley Review


Good
From the outside there isn't much more like "The Man" than you can get than Microsoft. It's chaired by the richest man in the world, rakes in $20 billion a year just off of two products, and if you're reading this, chances are you're using something the company made right now. And according to that smaller percentage reading this on Firefox or their favorite Mac, it's all because they stole it from Steve Jobs and Apple. Or did they?

If the title wasn't a dead giveaway, this is a movie about the geek business, or at least the personality of the geek business. Specifically, it's about the rise and fall of Apple (yes, Apple was on top for a while and Microsoft was the underdog) and the punches that the little guy (Microsoft, I swear) pulled trying to beat the big guys (IBM and Apple).

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Roadie Review


Weak
This strange collaboration of Zalman King, Alan Rudolph, and Meat Loaf stands as one of cinema's big, cult oddities -- giving us the Loaf as a Texas beer trucker (hauling Shiner, by the way) who becomes a roadie in order to impress a groupie he encounters. Never mind that she's 16 years old. Te film approximates a road trip en route to an Alice Cooper show, but the plot is safely skippable. If only there were more musical bits (check the cast list!) -- and the lead actors didn't jabber constantly over them.
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