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  1. Criminals get glammed up

    Posted Jul 26th 2009, 12:00am by Karly Cox

    ... But ultimately even this gentleman thief got his comeuppance. Leading the hunt for the bank robber is Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale), chosen by the first FBI director J. Edgar Hoover (Billy Crudup) ...

  2. Breach

    Posted Jun 10th 2007, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... character. That character is based on former FBI man Robert Hanssen, a man trusted with a nation's secrets who decided to sell them to the highest bidder. Ray allows Cooper to flesh out ... to flush out their rat. The young Ryan Philippe (above with Cooper) is FBI agent Eric O'Neill, who is on Hanssen's trail, and develops a fondness for him despite his actions. ...

  3. Animated news on killing of bin Laden 'offensive'

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Phyllis Tsang A Hong Kong Muslim leader calls the film 'offensive and inappropriate'. An Islamic studies lecturer says it's an insult to Muslims. A journalism professor says the Next Media product 'crosses a line'. Will the Apple ...

  4. Chaotic and preachy mess

    Posted Nov 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to date. The movie stars Jamie Foxx as Fleury, an FBI agent who leads a small team of US investigators into Saudi Arabia. An American compound near the capital Riyadh is devastated by a terrorist attack in which hundreds of Americans - oil workers, children, housewives and a few FBI agents - are killed. 'We are good at this,' Fleury tells the Saudi police when he demands his FBI ...

  5. The story of the spy who failed

    Posted Oct 28th 2009, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... his six-pack for a beer gut, his hip attire for boring suits and a fake moustache to become a dorky and unreliable whistleblower for the FBI. Based on the book The Informant (A True Story) by journalist Kurt Eichenwald, the film tells the story of Mark Whitacre, who helped the FBI collect evidence in a global price-fixing case in the 90s. But no one really understands why the biochemist ...

  6. Cyber crackdown goes beyond the law

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com The way the FBI and New Zealand police conducted their respective investigation and raid against Megaupload you would think they were operating against ... seized by the FBI, had more than 150 million registered users around the world. It may be one of the largest of its kind, but out in the vast cyberspace there are thousands of file-sharing sites ...

  7. The Informant (DVD)

    Posted Feb 26th 2010, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... Sunny Tse In his latest collaboration with award-winning director Steven Soderbergh, The Informant!, Matt Damon plays chubby, dorky businessman, Mark Whitacre. Whitacre is an employee of a multinational company suspected of price-fixing crimes, and he's recruited by the FBI to secretly help their investigation. When the FBI's plan goes too smoothly, the agents start picking ...

  8. The Informant!

    Posted Dec 06th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Mark Whitacre, a top executive at one of America's most politically powerful companies, worked as a FBI mole to provide evidence of an international conspiracy to set prices for lysine, ... as the nutcase whistle-blower in his film adaptation. The book's pace is helped by dialogue that keeps the pages turning as the bizarre workings of the FBI and corporate America are exposed ...

  9. Simply too many twists

    Posted Oct 25th 2009, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... employed by the FBI to bust a multinational company committing price-fixing crimes. Or that's the plan. When the FBI's plan goes too smoothly, the agents start picking holes ... case from the 1990s. It's even harder to see how such a weird, distracted guy as Whitacre could have messed up plans formed by supposedly smart FBI agents. The story is made confusing ...

  10. Tower Heist (Film)

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... his and his staff's pension money in the scam. The charge against Arthur is about to be dropped, as the FBI cannot find the lost money to make the allegation stick. But Josh thinks he ...




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