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Movie Review: American Hustle

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The seventies are back, and more sideboobed than you’ve ever seen before! The Unusual Suspects crew pulls out Chris, Martin, Beau and the new fish, JC, out of their lineup to give you the deets.

Director David O. Russell directs this ‘sort of’ true story about the FBI’s ABSCAM operation where a federal agent forced two grifters to use their conning skills to manipulate a slew of government officials into taking bribes. All does not go exactly as planned. No big shocker there.

Christian Bale wears a toupee, Bradley Cooper wears his hair in curlers, and Amy Adams wears very little at all. Throw into the mix Jeremy Renner as the charismatic mayor of New Jersey, Louie CK as a schlubby FBI boss, and Jennifer Lawrence as one of the craziest chicks ever seen on screen…you have a helluva cast, but is it actually a good movie? You might be surprised to hear what we have to say…

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.