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The Intern (2015)

Ben Whittaker (Robert DeNiro) is a retired widower who feels he’s already made the most of his free time. Without his wife, many activities lack the appeal they once had, and after a point, even the ones you enjoy by yourself lose their luster. Seeking structure, Ben visits his neighborhood Starbucks bright and early each …

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Unfinished Business

We meet salesman Dan Trunkman (Vince Vaughn) as he is telling off his boss Chuck Portnoy (Sienna Miller) one last time before walking out on his job. Tired of getting screwed on commissions, he decides to go it alone, recruiting a couple of other disgruntled men in the parking lot with their cardboard boxes. There’s …

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Horrible Bosses 2

The movie finds our protagonists striking out with a business venture of their own, figuring that at least if they are the bosses, they will have the good sense not to be horrible. Sadly, the invention they’re depending upon to turn their lives around is the “Shower Buddy”, an awkward device that distributes soap and …

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Up in the Air

In a role that suits him like, well, one of those nice tailored suits, George Clooney plays Ryan Bingham, a man who is, for all practical purposes, a terminator. No, not like Schwarzenegger, but rather Ryan works for a firm that is hired by other companies to do their dirty work. Ryan’s job is to …

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The Internship

Vaughn and Owen Wilson are Billy and Nick, two freshly unemployed watch salesmen desperate to find work that isn’t demeaning. When Billy discovers the corporate utopia that is Google and its Googleplex HQ (nap pods! free pudding! volleyball courts!), he and Nick decide to apply to the company’s prestigious internship program in the hopes of …

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