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Friday, April 9, 2010
"'No consequences in advance." ~ Pyke Kubic
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Thursday, April 8, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
From Rampage Online www.fresnocitycollegerampage.com
Would you take a briefcase full of money if it fell on the hood of your car?
This is the question faced by a couple in the film “Ca$h,” written and directed by Stephen Milburn Anderson.
Sam Phelan (Chris Hensworth) and his wife Leslie (Victoria Profeta) both work hard but still struggle to make ends meet. One day while Sam is driving on the freeway, a suitcase falls right out of the sky and lands on his car. Sam is at first concerned about the damage done to his vehicle until he discovers what’s in the briefcase, a whole lot of cash.
Realizing his wife is currently at the bank trying to keep their home from being foreclosed, he rushes to meet her. The manager is refusing to help the couple any longer due to non-payment. Sam arrives and, after insulting the man, pays him the balance, shocking both the manager and his wife.
Once home, Sam tells Leslie about the money which comes to a total of $625,000. Leslie, fearful they could get in trouble, wants to turn the money over to the authorities. Sam disagrees and thinks the money is a gift from God, arguing it could make their lives a lot easier. Leslie reluctantly gives in and they head off on a shopping spree and a whole lot of adventure...
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Monday, April 5, 2010
From The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville.com
Submitted by: Sharon Y. Cobb
CASH REVIEW: BREAKING HOLLYWOOD RULES
Writer/director Stephen Milburn Anderson wrote this script in the Nineties and sat on it until he could make the movie his way. Not giving in to the hellish Hollywood development machine, Anderson and his producers bring us a “genre” film gone rogue.
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Friday, April 2, 2010
By Myriam Lechuga
In a thriller about a nice couple being held hostage by an unpredictable criminal the last thing one may expect to find is comedy. But comedy is what we do find in CASH.
Though there are scenes that are written and acted to be humorous, a great deal of the comedy is character driven. The funniest character of them all is Pyke as played by Sean Bean. The laughter comes from either Pyke’s reaction to the other characters or the other characters’ reaction to Pyke’s very precise, but slightly skewed, world view. After all, would your average criminal demand a “have a nice day” from someone they’ve almost beaten to a pulp? However, when we laugh at that scene, we are also a bit horrified at ourselves for doing so. This is very clever of writer/director Stephen Milburn Anderson to have the audience feel complicit in this dangerous game.
Some of the funniest scenes are between Pyke and the various everyday people he encounters on his way to finding and recovering the money he feels belongs to him and his brother. Of course the British accent, and the” ever so polite” way he introduces himself in people’s lives keeps us, as well as the actors on screen, slightly off balance. Kudos go to Mike Starr, Antony Thekkek, Glenn Plummer, Michael Mantell , and Josh Blue, for memorable scenes with Sean Bean as Pyke . Next time I need to get a loan from my neighborhood bank I’m taking Pyke with me!
Anderson takes a risk by making some of the humor politically incorrect. It works in this case because Pyke is clearly a “stranger in a strange land”, sartorially and in every other way. It works also because Sean Bean always makes his villains human and even charming. You know when you’re watching the film you should fear and hate Pyke, yet our sympathies are surprisingly swayed towards him, and against our hostage couple, all through the film. That is how an actor weaves his magic.
I am sure Sean Bean had a great deal of fun playing Pyke and his twin brother Reece. He creates a full human being (or two) on screen from his quirks and mannerisms, to his impeccable suits and ties, to his determined, yet mocking delivery of the dialog. The movie revolves around him, and even the hostage couple, Sam (Chris Hemsworth) and Leslie(Victoria Profeta) Phelan, are reacting to Pyke /Sean for most of the film rather than driving the movie action forward. More surprising then is the moment when performances and actions take an unexpected turn.
CASH’s hidden treasure is in its unexpected humor, clever characters, and memorable performances by supporting players and leading actors alike. Go and see CASH.
The film opens nationwide in the US on April 9.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
By Traci Moore
The first thing you notice about Cash is that there is more Bean. More Bean on screen than any other time in my memory. And that, my friends, is a very good thing. Stephen Milburn Anderson chose wisely with his star for his quirky psychological thriller Cash opening next Friday April 9th. Sean Bean plays Pyke Kubic, a quiet, urbane, mannerly man who knows what he wants and knows how to get it. He’s been wronged, or rather, his brother has been wronged, and he sets out to find who took the money, to get back what he sees as rightfully his.
Taking a cue from today’s headlines, Sam and Leslie Phelan are in debt and underemployed failing to pay their mortgage for the last several months. On his way home, Sam (Chris Hemsworth of Star Trek and the upcoming Thor) drives under an overpass where a briefcase falls onto the hood of his car. Pulling over, his discovers it’s full of cash. A lot of cash. With no witnesses, he takes it home to his wife (Victoria Profeta) and they feel they have discovered the answer to their prayers and go on a spending spree. Meanwhile, Pyke arrives from London to visit his brother Reece in jail, who tells his brother that he threw the stolen money away to destroy the evidence of the heist. Before being stopped by police, he saw the case land on the hood of an old station wagon driven by a white guy. Pyke, a clever, calculating man, doesn’t take long in finding Sam and Leslie and sets out to take back what’s his.
Sean gets to play the juicy role of twins in Cash. I don’t understand why no other director has ever thought of before, given Bean’s considerable range. In fact, the scenes you see of him opposite himself are some of the most interesting in the film. The slight nuances that Bean is so damn good at. They’re there and it’s fun to spot them as you watch one slightly more Americanized twin speak with the more established Brit version.
Once Bean is in control, the scene is set into motion and the audience sees Sean do what he does best. We’ve all known that Bean plays a great villain, bristling with rage in films like Patriot Games, or smiling in smug superiority in Goldeneye, or cleverly conspiring in National Treasure; and just as easily he can put a turn in as the tragic but flawed hero Boromir in Lord of the Rings. With Cash, it’s his attention to detail, his impeccable manner of dress, his flawless manners and his charming demeanor that are... unsettling. He’s a nice guy, this Pyke Kubic. That is, unless you don’t do as he asks. And why wouldn't you do as he asks? If you’re Sam and Leslie Phelan, you’re the ones who are in the wrong here. And so begins the task of giving back Pyke the money they stole from him. Every single cent, down to the last penny. At one point Sam and Leslie say, “Can’t you give us a break on the rest? We don’t have it.” And Pyke answers, “Are you asking me to assume your debt? No, I won’t.” Hard to argue, that.
Stephen Milburn Anderson puts Stanley Milgram’s experiment into action; Pyke makes them steal, they’re too afraid to refuse, the more Sam and Leslie start to steal, the easier it starts to become which leads to something darker. “No consequences,” he warns, “until after a decision has been made.” It becomes clear in Cash that no one acts without having made a clear decision to do so first. This is where Cash makes you think. We are all where every decision has brought us to in life. Is it really possible to keep blaming everyone else for all your mistakes?
There is also something completely unexpected in Cash, a subtle use of comedy at which Sean excels. Deadpan humour laid with an undertone of seriousness that gives you a feeling that he has been waiting to play a part like this with judicious freedom for a long time. Go see Cash, have a great time with Bean onscreen for over 90 minutes and ponder all the possibilities.
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