Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Movies for Readers: The Big Short (by Michael Lewis)

This is one of those movies that will probably appeal to a limited number of white collar nerd types and critics.  It is based Michael Lewis's book of the same name (Lewis is also the author of other books that were turned into very successful movies: Moneyball and The Blind Side.)  The movies tells the true story of the recent housing collapse brought on by the greed of the world's biggest banks - and how it all fell apart for the banks, homeowners, and, perhaps worst of all, taxpayers like us who had to bail everyone out.

It stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt and it will be released on December 23, just in time to infuriate everyone during the Christmas season.  Early reviews have been very positive, so maybe more than a few thousand nerds will actually see it.

Movies for Readers No. 6

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