Todays newest is tomorrows trash. Jacques Peretti investigates planned obsolescing made to things not to last, and how we are made to buy the newest, though we really don't need it. Meet the men behind our urge to consume.This three-part series lays bare the secrets of why we buy what we buy. Jacques Peretti investigates what keeps us hooked on spending, and confronts some of the men behind bestselling products and sales strategies that get inside our head.
Runtime: 50 minutes
The Men Who Made Us Spend - The Men Who Stare at Goats (film) - Netflix
The Men Who Stare at Goats is a 2009 British-American war parody film directed by Grant Heslov and starring George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, and Kevin Spacey. It was produced by Clooney's and Heslov's production company Smoke House Pictures. The film is a fictionalized version of Jon Ronson's 2004 book of an investigation into attempts by the U.S. military to employ psychic powers as a weapon. The film premiered at the 66th Venice International Film Festival on September 8, 2009, and went on general release in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, and Italy on November 6, 2009.
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The film received mixed reviews from film critics. Review website Rotten Tomatoes reports that 51% of 210 critics have given the film a positive review, with an average rating of 5.7 out of 10. The website's critical consensus is that “Though The Men Who Stare at Goats is a mostly entertaining, farcical glimpse of men at war, some may find its satire and dark humor less than edgy.” Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average rating to reviews from film critics, has a rating score of 54 out of 100 based on 33 reviews. George Clooney's performance was very positively received. Mike Sheridan of entertainment.ie wrote, “Clooney shines in this remarkable story, based on actual events...Clooney is now pretty much the sole bearer of the 'classic movie star' tag, and once again, he injects a performance with a Coen brothers level of quirky. His twitches, his more ponderous moments; you buy this character because it's Clooney, and he's exceptional here.”
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