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Richard Burgi - Shots of a variety of stars as they attended the 15th Annual Fundraiser benefiting the National Center For Missing & Exploited Children hosted by Canon USA and was held at the Bellagio Grand Ballroom in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Wednesday 7th January 2015

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13 Sins Review

Even if the premise is tired, this grim thriller holds the attention by focussing on the raw intensity of the characters' personal lives. It's also grisly enough to work as a bone-dry black comedy about a hapless guy who will do whatever it takes to protect his loved ones. But just a little more complexity in the story and characters would have helped a lot.

The film opens as nice guy Elliot (Mark Webber) is sacked from his New Orleans job at exactly the wrong time. Not only is he planning his wedding with his pregnant fiancee Shelby (Rutina Wesley), but he also helps support his retirement-age dad (Tom Bower) and mentally disabled brother (Graye). So when a stranger phones to offer him a place in a cash-bonanza game, he doesn't mind that the 13 tasks are increasingly deranged. It starts with killing a fly, but soon escalates to making a child cry, starting a fire in a church and desecrating a dead body. But if he wins, his worries will be over. Then he realises that he's not the only contestant.

Without a hint of subtlety in the script, we never have any questions about what is happening, what the moral implications are and where the story's going next. So there's no way to join in with Elliot's disorienting dilemma. Instead, there's nothing to do but sit back and watch. In another actor's hands, Elliot might have come across as an idiot who deserves whatever's coming, but Webber has a vulnerability that makes us care what happens, even as he does one stupid thing after another. His family seem eerily oblivious, but Ron Perlman adds some deadpan humour as a detective following Elliot's trail. And Pruitt Taylor Vince is on hand as his usual bug-eyed, shifty nerd who knows more than anyone else.

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Picture - Richard Burgi - Canon USA... Las Vegas Nevada United States, Thursday 9th January 2014

Richard Burgi - Canon USA Celebrates 16th Annual Fundraiser Honoring Its Customers And Benefiting The National Center For Missing & Exploited Children held at Bellagio Hotel and Casino In Las Vegas, NV on 1/8/14 - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Thursday 9th January 2014

Picture - Richard Burgi , Wednesday 9th January 2013

Richard Burgi and Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Canon USA 14th Annual Benefit Fundraiser at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino Wednesday 9th January 2013

Picture - Richard Burgi and Guest , Sunday 26th February 2012

Richard Burgi - Richard Burgi and Guest Sunday 26th February 2012 22nd Annual Night Of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing Gala held at The Beverly Hills Hotel

Picture - Richard Burgi Las Vegas, Nevada, Saturday 13th March 2010

Richard Burgi Saturday 13th March 2010 Terry Fator hosts a Star-Studded One Year Anniversary Celebration held at The Mirage Resort Casino Las Vegas, Nevada

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