February 17, 5: Advertisement Monster The biopic follows Aileen Wuornos played by Charlize Theron , a prostitute who kills a series of johns, claiming each one was trying to rape her. She confesses when it seems like her lover, Tyria Moore Christina Ricci might be implicated in the crimes.
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In real life, Lucas did indeed make a major profit on heroin imported from Southeast Asia, cutting out the middlemen, but he denies ever having stashed it inside the caskets of American casualties being shipped home from the Vietnam War. As in the movie, he was part of the Air France robbery and the cover-up of the murder of Billy Batts. He did indeed enroll in the Witness Protection Program with his family, but was kicked out after a few years for committing crimes.
He died in Advertisement The Black Dahlia The movie takes as its starting point the still-unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short, whose naked corpse was discovered cut in half in a lot in L.
But from there, it departs from the facts greatly, diverging into sordid, murderous plots affecting the police officers investigating the case and the women in their lives. Advertisement The Bling Ring A group of teens and young adults get their kicks robbing celebrities, breaking into their homes and taking their pick of jewelry, clothing, cash and more. Advertisement Zodiac The Zodiac Killer case remains unsolved, but this David Fincher movie focuses more on the investigators than the criminal.
Police detectives and reporters try to unscramble clues from a killer who sends ciphers with hints about his murders in northern California in the late s and early 70s. The case consumes one journalist Robert Graysmith, the author of the book the film is based on to the point that he loses his job and his wife. Advertisement Foxcatcher The Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo movie dramatizes the relationship between John du Pont and two wrestlers who trained and lived on his facilities at Foxcatcher.
He eventually shoots one of the brothers dead. In real life, du Pont was indeed convicted of the murder, but the details of his relationship with the Schultz brothers differ: Advertisement American Hustle The names and some details may be different, but general arc of the David O. Russell con movie is fairly true to the events of the Abscam operation. The FBI really did use a swindler Mel Weinberg in real life to bust politicians taking bribes, and they really did pose a man as a fake Arab sheikh to catch them in the act of accepting his money.
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The court ordered Tiede to reside in the garage apartment of the filmmaker, Richard Linklater, on his release. Advertisement Alpha Dog The names were changed for this Nick Cassavetes movie, but the story follows the same arc: Johnny Truelove whose real-life name is just as ridiculous: Jesse James Hollywood is an L. He enjoys his time in captivity, however, and makes no effort to escape.