Movie Review: The Big Short (2015) *Making Money on a Meltdown*

Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt, Christian Bale

I am not a stupid person (I have test scores that back this up, which I would prefer you look at rather than at me in action in actual life); however, I have I giant blind spot in my intellect when it comes to anything financial.  My eyes glaze over and my brain simply will not wrap itself around what makes things tick when it comes to economics.  It’s unfortunate that I’m in the majority when it comes to this, because it is, in large part, what lead to the crash of the housing market, which – in turn – crashed the world’s economy.  Trillions were lost.  Millions (including me) lost their jobs.  The Big Short is the story of a few separate investors who saw what no one else was willing or able to see and how they made a ton of money betting on a global economic collapse.
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First Pictures of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange!!!

Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Strange, Doctor Strange

By the Hoary Hoasts of Hogarth these look fantastic (sorry, extreme nerditry moment)!  2016 will bring two new entries into the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Captain America Civil War and Doctor Strange.  While we’ve all seen the trailer and marketing for the first, the Scott Derrickson-directed second film has been as secretive as the Doctor himself until Entertainment Weekly unveiled these first looks today.  Some are photos, some are concept art (including a peek at the Sanctum Sanctorum), but this looks phenomenal.  Doctor Strange is going to open the supernatural realm of the MCU the way Guardians of the Galaxy did the cosmic.  Cumberbatch is perfect casting and this is going to be one of Fall 2016’s biggest films to watch when it opens November 4, 2016.
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