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 V.20 No.32 | August 11 - 17, 2011 
30 Minutes or Less

Film Review

30 Minutes or Less

Simple, slapstick-heavy comedy delivers laughs fast-food-style

Recall, if you can, the moment in Robert Altman’s The Player when a bunch of crass movie studio executives sit around decrying the need for screenwriters when stories can simply be plucked out of the newspaper free of charge. First-time screenwriter Michael Diliberti has beat such corporate shortcutting to the punch with 30 Minutes or Less, a raunchy, rapid-fire action-comedy based ever-so-loosely on the unbelievable true story of a Pennsylvania pizza delivery guy who was killed after being forced to rob a bank with a bomb strapped around his neck. A gung-ho director and an able cast work some explosive laughs out of this touchy germ of an idea.
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Today's Events

Taxi Driver (1978) at KiMo Theatre

See Martin Scorsese's classic film starring Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster. Part of the De Niro Done Right film series.

Friday

Friday Filmmakers Coffee at Fans of Film Café

Saturday

Film & Media Education Summit at National Hispanic Cultural Center

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