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Freeheld stumbles over too many hurdles to recommend it. The film’s heart is in the right place, but its focus is not.



Cassel’s latest movie that smartly keeps his innate menace on a slow, low simmer, isn’t nearly as convincing or compelling as its star.

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"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…


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What does one trillion dollars look like?

Here's $10,000 in $100 bills.

Page Tutor used Google's free Sketchup software to visualize the massive amounts of "money" that threaten to sink the world economy... unless we get more of it circulating again.

Here's a million:


A trillion? See below...

That's one million millions... in pallets double-stacked as tall as the little red-shirted guy's head:


How many Republicans does it take to sit on this until it shrivels into nothing? I don't know the answer to that question, but we'll find out soon.

See: 45 percent of world's wealth destroyed?

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