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Review: Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) is a Triumphant Tale of Greed, Excess and Pure Id

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Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a young stock broker with only one thing on his mind: Making money. After the stock market crash of Black Monday, he loses his job, but not his drive to become rich. Together with Donnie Azoff (Jonah Hill), a guy he randomly meets at a diner, creates his own company and reinvents himself as the Wolf of Wall Street. Due to the higher commissions that come from selling penny stocks, Jordan and his team of weed dealers are able to grow and prosper. The bigger their company, the bigger the parties. However their excessive lifestyle of sex, drugs and fraud can’t go on forever. Especially when nosy and incorruptible FBI agent Patrick Denham (Kyle Chandler) starts snooping around.  Continue reading

First Trailer for Scorsese’s ‘Wolf of Wall Street’

This is how you cut a trailer. Here’s a first look at Martin Scorsese‘s newest film The Wolf of Wall Street starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey among others. It looks to be a really exciting film like Wall Street (1987) meets Pain & Gain (2013). Lots of crazy stuff happening, there’s even Spike Jonze somewhere in there, didn’t even notice I have to re-watch it now!

The Wolf of Wall Street is based on Jordan Belfort’s book by the same title. The screenplay for Scorsese’s film was written by Terence Winter of Boardwalk Empire and The Sopranos fame. In tune with this years’ theme of the ‘new’ American Dream, The Wolf of Wall Street will be released on November 15th in the US.