Friday, 21 October 2011

Tower Heist: A bunch of clips for the Ben Stiller / Eddie Murphy comedy...

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Next to Michael Bay there probably isn’t a director who takes a much abuse from rabid internet users. Like Bay his box office success means he probably has 100s of mattresses stuffed with cash to sleep on and make him not give a monkey’s. The success of his films also suggests, at least, that whatever it is about his style that so irritates the fanboys and critics, doesn’t translate to the public at large. Eve films that are considered widely despised, X-Men: The Last Stand springs to mind, are actually pretty popular in reality. (If sales of DVDs etc. are anything to go by.)

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So we get to his latest film, his first since Rush Hour 3 in 2007 (too busy producing the likes of Prison Break & Horrible Bosses) which brings an old fashioned ensemble cast to a revenge heist comedy; Headlined by Stiller & Murphy.

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“Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy lead an all-star cast in Tower Heist, a comedy caper about working stiffs who seek revenge on the Wall Street swindler who stiffed them. After the workers at a luxury Central Park condominium discover the penthouse billionaire has stolen their retirement, they plot the ultimate revenge: a heist to reclaim what he took from them. Queens native Josh Kovacs (Stiller) has managed one of the most luxurious and well-secured residences in New York City for more than a decade. Under his watchful eye, nothing goes undetected. In the swankiest unit atop Josh's building, Wall Street titan Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda) is under house arrest after being caught stealing two billion from his investors. The hardest hit among those he defrauded? The tower staffers whose pensions he was entrusted to manage. With only days before Arthur gets away with the perfect crime, Josh's crew turns to petty crook Slide (Murphy) to plan the nearly steal what they are sure is hidden in Arthur's guarded condo. Though amateurs, these rookie thieves know the building better than anyone. Turns out they've been casing the place for years, they just didn't know it.”

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The comedy pairing of Murphy & Stiller should help get the crowds in and the fact remains that Ratner has a genuine fanbase for comedy thrillers after his very successful Rush Hour movies. None of which means they’re great films, but certainly enough people find them great entertainment.

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Brett Ratner makes some money...
North American Gross
International Gross
X-Men: The Last Stand
Rush Hour 2
Rush Hour 3
Rush Hour
Red Dragon
The Family Man
After The Sunset
Money Talks

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Full trailer...

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