And as if the more than half a million real-life murders a year around the globe (some 17,000 in 2010 in the United States alone) somehow constituted a lack of violent death, fiction novels add a never-ending supply of made-up stories of murder and mayhem to the count.
The fake debt ceiling negotiations have gotten so ridiculous that now the GOP is having movie nights to get themselves psyched up. Why identify with a bunch of murderous gangsters? Wish I knew! But as it turns out, there were worse choices they could have made.
What do The Wolfman, Salt, Knight and Day, The A-Team and The Town all have in common? They're glorified B-movie thrillers mocking theatrical audiences by unleashing more substantial versions on home video just months after release.