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pot boiler

n. a book or other literary work of no value except for the money it earns. I can write one pot boiler every six months or so.
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Adapted by Edge of Darkness co-writer Andrew Bovell and directed by Anton Corbjin (The American/Control), A Most Wanted Man makes believable Adapted by Edge of Darkness co-writer Andrew Bovell and directed by Anton Corbjin (The American/Control), A Most Wanted Man makes believable use of new technology while remaining a seriously old-fashioned pot boiler in every other respect about who knows who.
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The set pot boiler was then filled again so that after tea we could all be bathed in the wash-house.
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No doubt about it, it's a pot boiler," Stephen Martin said.
Like Fargo this is a likeable, darkly comic pot boiler with some neat twists and winning performances from the likes of Randy Quaid as the menacing con man, Alison Foland the hapless grifter and the legendary Bruce Dern as a .
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and Newcastle City councillors should be wor ried if this pot boiler unfolds.
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This is a pot boiler, a slow-paced and surprisingly restrained chiller that builds tension and works on the premise that less is more.