by Will Becker, AWMA/AIF
The movie The Big Short opened in Theatres over the holidays, and I encourage you to check it out. We are big fans of Michael Lewis’s books (Go Billy Beane & Oakland A’s!), and Mr. Lewis’s Book/Movie review of the economic collapse of 2008 is entertaining, disheartening, amusing, and enlightening. If it is any indication of how much I was looking forward to seeing The Big Short, I saw it before Star Wars. The Star Wars movie, for its part, is the first movie to take only 12 days to reach $1 Billion in sales. Just for a little reference, that’s the annual Gross Domestic Product of ten different countries… in one weekend. So yeah, kind of a big deal.