Who would've thought that Alan Wilzig, the entrepreneur and semi-professional race car driver who inspired a minor character in The Wolf of Wall Street and later called out Martin Scorsese on Facebook for his "nerdy" portrayal in the film,...
Alan Wilzig, a real-life inspiration for a character in Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street,” has sold his Tribeca condo for $43.5 million without a broker, The Real Deal reports. The entrepreneur and semi-professional race car driver posted the home on Zillow.com as well as Facebook. Show More Summary
Books adapted for the screen regularly rack up critical acclaim – think of Life of Pi, Argo, 12 Years a Slave, The Wolf of Wall Street, Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Twilight. But it’s hard to think of equivalent successes for films adapted from video games, even looking back 20 years to the first,...
‘The Names,’ billed as “The Wolf of Wall Street meets Kill Bill,” is a radical thriller that’s both ruthlessly impassioned and viciously ruckus. It’s also cliffhanger city. The last page doesn’t come close to alleviating the built-up tension from 22-pages of sizzling mystery and bloody action…it only intensifies it. The juxtaposition of the widowed Katya […]
Back in April, it was announced that director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) and star Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street) were boarding Sony's hotly-anticipated biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, but The Hollywood Reporter says the Titanic star has now left the project.
Yves here. As much as we we've been vocal supporters of many of the initiatives of the Occupy Wall Street movement, such as the excellent work of Occupy the SEC, the impressive relief efforts of Occupy Sandy, the success of local Occupy...Show More Summary
Matthew McConaughey, a diehard Texas Longhorns football fan, visited practice this week and gave the team a motivational speech, Deadspin points out. He talked about the value of practice. "I've found that when I've done my best work as an actor it was only after I pushed myself to be better than I ever thought I could be. Show More Summary
"A lot of y'all I don't know yet," said the Hollywood superstar to a bunch of college football players. Burnt Orange Nation previously reported that Texas alum and Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey visited the Longhorns football team and led them in his Wolf of Wall Street chant. Show More Summary
Matthew McConaughey crashed the University of Texas football practice this week -- and tried to pump the guys up with the CHEST THUMP from "Wolf Of Wall Street."Head Coach Charlie Strong invited Matt to practice -- since he's one of the Longhorns…
Plus, he explains the origins of the 'Wolf of Wall Street' chest-thumping hymn.
Last year, Leonardo DiCaprio starred in The Wolf Of Wall Street, a film that disappointed all with its glaring lack of wolves. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, DiCaprio will soon make amends by producing American Wolf, a drama that actually delivers on the wolf promised in its title. Show More Summary
Our poor Galtian heroes manage to keep getting away with murder: On a plane earlier this week, I watched The Wolf of Wall Street. The film’s outsized antics—public masturbation, the tossing of little people, lots and lots of Quaaludes—seemed too big for a seatback screen, or, for that matter, reality. As despicable as some of [Read more...]
Joe Pinsker at The Atlantic writes Financial Criminals Have Been Fined Billions, but They Rarely Pay: On a plane earlier this week, I watched The Wolf of Wall Street. The film’s outsized antics—public masturbation, the tossing of little people, lots and lots of Quaaludes—seemed too big for a seatback screen, or, for that matter, reality. Show More Summary
Jordan Belfort (aka the Wolf of Wall Street) went to the 92nd St. Y to talk about how great and innocent and redeemed he is. The whole night was a predictable shit show with casual sexism and the like, but this bit struck me as particularly...Show More Summary
We’ve known since February that the fabled Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill bromance first seen in The Wolf of Wall Street would continue into a second film. We’ve also known who that film would be about: Richard Jewell, the security guard who saved the ’96 Olympics from a bomb threat and was wrongfully crucified for it. Show More Summary
And it turned out to be, in the words of one observer, a "cringeworthy" event....
Back towards the beginning of the year, we learned that The Wolf of Wall Street stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill would team up again for The Ballad of Richard Jewell, a story based on a Vanity Fair article about the security guard...Show More Summary
Hundreds of people (mostly men) packed the house at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan's Upper East Side to see the real-life "Wolf of Wall Street" Jordan Belfort. Belfort is the author of a bestselling, tell-all memoir that chronicled his boozy, drug-fueled high-flying Wall Street lifestyle running 90s-era boiler room Stratton Oakmont. Show More Summary
Following their critically-acclaimed performances opposite one another in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have been planning a new feature film based on the life of security guard Richard Jewell who, in 1996, became both a national hero and, immediately thereafter, a suspect in the Olympic Park bombing. Show More Summary
It's been nearly four years since we've heard anything about Martin Scorsese's mobster drama The Irishman. In that time, the director has delivered Hugo, The Wolf of Wall Street and a forthcoming HBO documentary called The 50-Year Argument. Show More Summary