Ripped Off: Madoff and the Scamming of America
Ripped Off: Madoff and the Scamming of America tells Madoff's story superbly, although it was put together before Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison without parole, so it's not quite complete—perhaps when he gets out, he can watch this DVD and fill in any gaps. There's a little bit of sensationalism here and there (and really, how could there not be? The man stole $65 billion!), but for the most part it's surprisingly levelheaded and, yes, even historical.
Ripped Off: Madoff and the Scamming of America tells Madoff's story superbly, although it was put together before Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison without parole, so it's not quite complete—perhaps when he gets out, he can watch this DVD and fill in any gaps. There's a little bit of sensationalism here and there (and really, how could there not be? The man stole $65 billion!), but for the most part it's surprisingly levelheaded and, yes, even historical. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Ripped Off: Madoff and the Scamming of America torrent reviews
(fr) wrote: A good sports movie with an inspirational story. Costner delivers a strong performance in the lead but for non sport fans, Draft Day is hard to enjoy.
(us) wrote: Up there with one of the worst films ever made.The first 2 in the series were great thrillers....this one was not. Bad in every way
(mx) wrote: It's not a unique idea, girl is under house arrest and starts hearing things and thinks her creepy neighbour has something to do with some dodgy goings on. But the writing and characters make it so much more than that. Again some parts are similar to the directing style of Edgar Wright, not too silly and in no way serious .Another little gem from New Zealand that you need to watch.
(ag) wrote: Not a terrible movie, but the start of a new Star Wars-Trilogy could be better.
(kr) wrote: It will take a spectacular film from Pedro Almodvar to knock Hable con ella and Volver out of the #1 and #2 positions on my favorite Almodvar list. After seeing this one, I'm still looking for that better film. This didn't really strike me as bearing all the Almodvar marks that I admire most. In fact, I found it a bit tedious. But I'll not give up my search. Every one of his productions is worth seeing at least once, just so you can know you've seen it. It's never a waste of time.
(fr) wrote: It's not as interesting as it should be.But the fantastic cast that all give strong performances and the chemistry between Warren Beatty and Annette Bening keep you watching.
(mx) wrote: I loved this movie as a kid - watched it over and over.
(ru) wrote: This is probably one of the best comicbook characters that didn't actually start out as a comicbook character, he was in fact created by director Sam Raimi. Thinking about that its actually pretty impressive really, Raimi wanted to make a comicbook movie adaptation of one of the more well known existing characters but couldn't, so he just made up his own...kudos. What's even more impressive is the fact this character has gone on to become a popular cult comicbook franchise alongside Raimi's other famous creation Ash.The whole premise behind Darkman in my opinion is a humble beauty and the beast tale really. Obviously Liam Neeson's character gets horribly mutilated but what follows is very similar to that French fairytale. On the other hand you could also say the character is very similar to 'The Phantom of the Opera' both in plot terms and visualisation. I think its fairly easy to see how Darkman is visually similar to The Phantom with his face mask of bandages and black sweeping attire. His appearance also harks back to other classic dashing heroes of the 30's such as The Shadow and more so The Spirit in the 40's, the age old dark coloured fedora always looking the business. Yet another influence (in my opinion) for Darkman's look could be Universal's sci-fi horror icon The Invisible Man who literately wears the same outfit with bandages of course.The plot does kinda run along the same lines as 'Beauty and the Beast' or The Phantom. A disfigured man who hides in the shadows existing away from civilisation but watching them from a far at the same time. He has strong feelings for a woman whom he tries to protect and at the same time attempt to open up to her, but of course he cannot, he is conflicted inside over his hideous appearance. He is haunted by inner demons, how he is now treated and looked upon, and of course In this movie there is the added revenge and rage element against the mobsters that destroyed his life and face. Its the old winning formula of a hero (or anti-hero) who is scary for whatever reasons...but that fear draws you in, it intrigues you and makes you cheer for him.I remember when I first saw this movie back in my teen years I wrote it off as a blatant Batman-esque wannabe (foolishly). Back then I wasn't totally aware of Raimi's work and hadn't seen his Evil Dead movies so I thought the effects were crude and poorly done. Watching now, being wiser and more experienced with movies, its easy to spot those typical Raimi effects and sequences, his way of directing that had become his signature. Yes the effects are still crude looking (carnival mans obvious rubber fingers getting twisted by Westlake), much of the movie showcases really bad bluescreen and some of the movie just looks cheap, but it all has that glorious Raimi style that peaked with 'Army of Darkness'. The most expensive looking aspect of the movie to me seems to be the use of a helicopter towards the end.Did anyone notice that Darkman's burnt up face looks remarkably similar to Evil Ash's undead face in 'Army of Darkness'? The bottom of the jaw especially looks to be an almost identical design, still great looking though, the makeup and prosthetics are really effective in this film. I also really liked the tiny scene where Westlake's hands get fried in a wicked little stop-motion sequence. Its little touches like that that are pure Raimi and they look marvelous, plus its always nice to see the old methods being used. Looking back now the rage sequences in Westlake's mind are quite amusing too, its all very basic.On the whole this movie is in all honesty a bit poor visually and not exactly an original concept. The acting is passable throughout but clearly hokey, its a good job Larry Drake is so fantastically cool, evil and distinctive looking as the main bad guy Durant otherwise this may have sunk without a trace. I think the film could of done with some more action sequences at night, hence Dark...man. I realise this title isn't suppose to simply mean a dark brooding gothic type character, its more to do with his damaged psyche and where it leads him. But if ever a character did need some murky menacing action set amongst neon lit skyscrapers its this. Still, you gotta give big kudos to Raimi for thinking this colourful character up out of thin air, to look at this film you could easily be mistaken for thinking it was an adaptation of an already established comicbook character. That is a pretty solid achievement right there.
(es) wrote: Jag vet att jag sger det ofta men s hr ska en film vara, fin som fan.
(es) wrote: If you enjoyed the first 300 you will enjoy this one too. I watched it in 3D with one of my best friends and we wished it would've gone on longer. This is the kind of action gore movie you want to see in theaters!
(ca) wrote: Great idea for a movie. And one of the best individual performances I have seen, Joaquin Phoenix is amazing!
(ru) wrote: I learned more from the specials features mini-documentary than the film itself. Maybe I should have known more about him "going in".
(ag) wrote: A marvelous movie. A different kind of comedy, but that doesn't mean its bad. It was absolutly outstanding. I found Paul Giamatti was robbed for this, he was just incredible as Miles. Just a terrific buddy film on marriage, life, and wine.