The Wolf of Wall Street Reviews, Interviews & More

News Roundup: First Trailer For 'If I Stay,' David Fincher Won't Direct...

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The latest YA adaptation is If I Stay, starring Chloe Moretz as a 17-year-old girl battling for her life. We'll spare the details just in case you haven't read the book. Also, sources are reporting that David Fincher has exited the Steve Jobs biopic because Sony won't meet his expectations. More details on that below. We also have posters for...

DVD and Blu-ray Picks for March 25 - 31

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There’s a lot of interesting foreign films hitting this week, but the must have is easily Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street (though sadly, it doesn’t come with the reported, but also complete BS four hour cut that was rumored).

Oscar Scuttlebutt: '12 Years a Slave' and the Aftermath

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Last night ended the Oscar season in perhaps the best way possible. After months of hype, backlash, and then the modest waves of backlash to the backlash, the ceremonies concluded with mostly good choices, which is always (pleasantly) surprising.

The 2014 Academy Awards: And The Oscars Go To...

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It’s that time of year again: the Academy Awards are upon us.  It’s the 86th annual celebration of the best that cinema has to offer (or the best films that didn’t ruffle the feathers of Academy voters—seriously, people, no Before Midnight?  Come on!).

The 86th Academy Awards Nominees Are...

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The day is finally here—early this morning, the nominees for the 86th Academy Awards were announced.  Unsurprisingly, American Hustle, Gravity, 12 Years a Slave, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Nebraska were all well-recognized.  Surprisingly, Inside Llewyn Davis, The Butler, Captain Phillips, Saving Mr. Banks, and...

Box Office Predictions: 'Hercules' Battles 'Lone Survivor'

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It's a relatively slow weekend at the box office, with one new release (The Legend of Hercules) and two pictures expanding (Her, Lone Survivor), which means that we're in the heart of award season movies, and January releases. Mostly adult fare, but then also, Frozen is turning into a phenomenon, so it could be an interesting race for the top slot.

Interview: Jonah Hill on 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

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Though he made his acting debut just ten years ago, by 2007, Jonah Hill became a superstar and he hasn’t slowed down since. That year he appeared in Knocked Up, Superbad, and Evan Almighty. In 2011, he appeared in Moneyball and got an Oscar nomination. And now he’s worked with Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio for The Wolf of Wall Street. His career...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: The DGA and the Tightening Race

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Though the box office hasn't been stellar, the late birth of Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street may have given it more energy than some of the other limited release Oscar contenders. At least it seems that way going by the DGA announcements.

Alfonso Cuaron and Martin Scorsese Lead the 2013 DGA Nominations

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The DGA nominations (and usually the winners) are one of the clearest bellwethers for how the Oscars are going to go down. This year's five nominations helps set up a playing field, and it's one where David O. Russell and Martin Scorsese will compete for the same award.

Interview: Margot Robbie on 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

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Margot Robbie got a role of a lifetime in The Wolf of Wall Street, but it came with a price. For the 23-year-old Australian actress, she’d be directed by Martin Scorsese, and starring against Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, but the role required her to get completely naked. And in the era of the internet, where such moments are never lost and said images are easily found,...

Box Office Roundup: 'Frozen' Returns to the Top Spot

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Considering that much of America is suffering through a pretty nasty winter, it's surprising that audiences would turn out en masse for Frozen -- which could remind them of their current situation -- but the film has proved resilient, and has returned to the top spot after six weeks in release. It easily bested the only new picture out this weekend, Paranormal Activity: The Marked...

2014 Writers Guild Nominations: The Stars And Snubs

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The annual WGA Awards fills me with delight, only because it's giving much needed credit to a number of screenwriters who should be receiving more love for their work. While I don't agree with all the selections of the 2014 WGA nominations, there are still a few great ones that got the acknowledgement that they deserve.

ScreenCrave's Top 20 Films of 2013

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What is there to make of 2013's cinematic year? Like most years it started slow and small, got big and interesting, then wore out its welcome for a while until Fall came with some great pictures... but also more junk. At this point it's getting pointless to begrudge sequels as they are the way of the world, but this was also the year that comic book movies figured out how to be a part of the...

Box Office Roundup: 'Frozen' and 'Catching Fire' Appeal to Families More...

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Movies tend to open and fade away. Such is the nature of modern box office. But Christmas is the one time of year where that's not always the case. Which is why -- kind of out of nowhere, but it makes perfect sense -- Frozen came close to being the number one film of the weekend, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire now seems like it could...

Box Office Predictions: 'The Wolf' Battles 'Smaug' for Top Slot

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It's the day after everything opened, that is to say it's the day after Christmas, which means that we already have a look at how this weekend could play out. And with Wednesday's numbers in, it's going to be a battle for the top slot, likely between Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street, and Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: As the Year Ends....

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2013 began with Texas Chainsaw 3D, and is closing with a smattering of films that could get some awards love, with The Wolf of Wall Street the strongest, and with The Secret Life of Walter Mitty a question mark. Have we learned anything? Probably not.

The Wolf of Wall Street: Movie Review

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Oscar-winner Martin Scorsese reunites with Leonardo DiCaprio for a tale of debauchery in The Wolf of Wall Street. Based on the true story of stockbroker Jordan Belfort, the film shines a light on '80s excess and '90s entitlement. DiCaprio gives a masterful performance that would make Gordon Gekko proud. The Wolf of Wall Street is a hilarious yet poignant look...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: And Here Come the Critics Awards

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Though critics and the academy act independently of each other, there's a sense that one informs the other, or at least helps narrow the playing field. This week saw the release of Out of the Furnace, which was obviously intended to be in the Oscar conversation. And no matter how many screeners get sent out, with poor box office and no critical support, it's going to...