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The Bank Job

Veteran Michael Caine Makes ‘Flawless’ Sparkle, Reveals Great Crime Behind Great Fortune

CHICAGO – As this year of heist films set in London continues (“The Bank Job” was last month), “Flawless” does adhere to the rules of successful application of this genre.

Set in 1960, there is the fabulous treasure: the icy gems within the vault of the London Diamond Corporation. There are the greedy corporation men to stick it to once the loot is plundered.

Filled With Political Blackmail, ‘The Bank Job’ Pays Dividends

CHICAGO – Done properly, the classic heist or caper film is a welcomed genre of suspense-filled locations, stereotyped experts and the big cash payoff. Based in speculative part on the true story of a robbery in a vital London safety deposit vault, “The Bank Job” adds the spice of political intrigue as an underlying factor to the actual crime.

Free Advance-Screening Passes For ‘10,000 B.C.,’ ‘Vantage Point,’ ‘Semi-Pro,’ ‘Stop-Loss’

CHICAGOFree advance-screening movie passes. No catch. Just click the link and RSVP.

This week, we have passes for “Honeydripper,” “Be Kind Rewind,” “Penelope,” “Stop-Loss,” “Semi-Pro,” “Vantage Point,” “The Bank Job” and “10,000 B.C.”. These passes go quickly, so if you’re interested in a particular film, snag your free ticket now!

Free Advance-Screening Passes For ‘Harold & Kumar,’ ‘Stop-Loss,’ ‘The Bank Job,’ ‘Vantage Point,’ ‘Semi-Pro’

CHICAGOFree advance-screening movie passes. No catch. Just click the link and RSVP. This is our largest list yet! Through our relationship with FilmMetro.com, we’re offering 41 free screenings for 11 films from Feb. 13 through Feb. 28.

This week, we have the most updated passes for “Step Up 2 the Streets,” “Penelope,” “Jumper,” “In Bruges,” “Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay,” “Be Kind Rewind,” “Honeydripper,” “Stop-Loss,” “Semi-Pro,” “Vantage Point” and “The Bank Job”. These passes go quickly, so if you’re interested in a particular film, snag your free ticket now!

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