In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire.
Kristin Scott Thomas
Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to 'Sparrow School,' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.
A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.
O'Shea Jackson Jr.
Rome, 1973. Masked men kidnap a teenage boy named John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer). His grandfather, Jean Paul Getty (Christopher Plummer), is the richest human in the world, a billionaire oil magnate, but he's notoriously miserly. His favorite grandson's abduction is not reason enough for him to part with any of his fortune. All the Money in the World (2017) follows Gail, (Michelle Williams), Paul's devoted, strong-willed mother, who unlike Getty, has consistently chosen her children over his fortune. Her son's life in the balance with time running out, she attempts to sway Getty even as her son's mob captors become increasingly more determined, volatile and brutal. When Getty sends his enigmatic security man Fletcher Chace (Mark Wahlberg) to look after his interests, he and Gail become unlikely allies in this race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money..Written by
Although it is extremely rare, this was not the only time a major character had to be recast in a Hollywood film after the filming was almost or entirely completed. For instance, after more than half of the movie Solomon and Sheba (1959) was done, the film's star and co-producer, Tyrone Power, who played Solomon, suddenly died and had to be replaced with Yul Brynner. All of his scenes were then re-shot save for the ones where Power is in the far distance and therefore can easily be mistaken for Brynner. Also, Michael J. Fox replaced Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly in the first Back to the Future (1985) movie, even though at least one third of the movie had already been completed with Stoltz in the role, because the filmmakers thought that Stoltz's Marty was simply coming off as too serious. See more »
Just after Paul is recovered, the car containing him pulls up to a tollgate that is swarming with paparazzi. From behind, you see the car pull in, stop, and the tollbooth worker takes a document from Chace, who is driving. The view switches to the front, and the car is seen pulling into the tollbooth again, and re-handing the document to the tollbooth worker. See more »
J. Paul Getty:
When a man gets wealthy, he has to deal with the problems of freedom. All the choices he could possibly want. An abyss opens up. Well, I watched that abyss. I watched it ruin men, marriages, but most of all, it ruins the children.
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I see Getty more like a child. He can't pay. He has to milk this for maximum psychic effect, terrorizing, making all kinds of points and back. A chess match with his family that no one else is playing. Rook forward then back. His statues aligned with the Romans making his god complex on full display that only him and history can understand. It creates a ridiculous villain with a distant 'humanity' via Plummer, the humanity means he will always do the right thing in the end but the process there will be... let's say thorough.
Interesting there at the end, Wahlberg slapped him out of that euphoric detachment wealth slipped him into, not by those words, rather, 'how strange it is this peasant and his tones, that must mean I've crossed some line.'
The thriller stuff I'm not as interested in since it's stock from twelve other movies, and the wealth stuff is too on the nose and oscar-bait already. Michelle Williams being in between. Getty was a picture of what not to be, same time it's the only rational response to such obscene fortunes is to honeymoon off with your sanity and cash. One-dimensional as it is, I know rich people with only minor fortunes like this.
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