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Stallone And Cusack Sued For Wall Street Profits


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A string of Hollywood stars including Sylvester Stallone and John Cusack are facing legal action over the money they made from a collapsed hedge fund for classic 1987 film Wall Street.
The pair are being sued for "unjust enrichment" after investing in the movie advisor Ken Lipper's scheme, and pulling out with huge profits ahead of its 2002 collapse over fraud.
Other not-so-lucky clients are desperate to be reimbursed the money they lost, totalling $100 million (GBP53 million), and are taking all the fortunate investors to court to pool their profits.
Julia Roberts has also been named in the suit.
Wall Street starred Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen as a young stockbroker desperate to succeed at any cost.

The Last Days (1998) Review


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Steven Spieberg isn't exactly known for his willingness to let go of World War II, and he executive produced this film in 1998, yet another in the long litany of Wasn't It Horrible holocaust films. Yes, it was horrible. The Last Days liberally uses archive footage of victims of Dachau, Auschwitz, and other concentration camps along with present-day testimonials from survivors about just how horrible it was. The problem, of course, is that The Last Days adds nothing new to the holocaust documentary genre of filmmaking. It's the same story, just told by different people. Sorry, Steven. Next time you visit WWII (and we're sure you will), try something new.

City Hall Review


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There's two things I dislike: politics and long, boring speeches. City Hall has plenty of both, and while Al Pacino is almost cool enough to make me think politics can be okay, it's got so many long speeches that I started looking for the remote control after the third or fourth one.

City Hall is a drama/thriller with most of the thrill sucked out of it. After a ridiculously convoluted opening, filled with the weak voice-over of the Deputy Mayor of New York City, Kevin Calhoun (John Cusack), we find ourselves embroiled in the world of Mayor John Pappas (Pacino). As the film opens, we find a cop and mobster killed in a shoot-out, taking with them the life of a six-year old boy.

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The Winter Guest Review


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Extremely chatty, Alan Rickman's directorial debut is long in the tooth and short in everything else. While the photography of a remote Scottish fishing village is to die for, the lack of anything happening in the plot (involving eight natives from kids to the elderly and their various relationships) -- or even much music -- is a real letdown. Most notably disappointing is a shorn Emma Thompson, who spends the first third of the movie in the bathroom. Bo-ring!
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