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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...]

Open thread for night owls: Big fines, little enforcement for financial crooks

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

This Is Why You Should Never Take Moral Lessons From Films You Stopped Watching Halfway Through

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

Paul Greengrass Eying 1996 Olympics Bombing Movie and a Deadly Serious Jonah Hill

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

A ‘Cringeworthy’ Evening With The Real ‘Wolf Of Wall Street

6 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

And it turned out to be, in the words of one observer, a "cringeworthy" event....

Paul Greengrass May Direct Hill & DiCaprio's Olympic Bombing Drama

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

The Real 'Wolf Of Wall Street' Was At The 92nd Street Y Last Night, And It Was Cringeworthy

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

Paul Greengrass Eyes American Nightmare with Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio

6 months agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

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

Al Pacino Confirms Martin Scorsese's 'The Irishman' Still in the Works

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

Monday Afternoon Diversion: The Wolf Of Wall Street Goes Metal

Have you ever wondered how awesome it would be if Leonardo DiCaprio fronted Meshuggah, on Wall Street? Wonder no more. [ more › ]

From Neighbours To Wolf Of Wall Street To An Enduring Anime Classic

That’s quite the cinematic journey being taken by ex-Neighbours actress Margot Robbie. According to Deadine, Robbie is currently in talks to star in the upcoming live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, one of the most popular animes ever released in the west. More »      

Margot Robbie Could Lead the Live-Action ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Remake

Margot Robbie made audiences know her name in a big way last year as Jordan Belfort’s second, more glamorous (sorry, Cristin Milioti) and gloriously assertive Brooklynite, lingerie-designing wife in The Wolf of Wall Street. Since then,...Show More Summary

Charlie Hunnam & Margot Robbie In Talks For ‘The Mountain Between Us’

EXCLUSIVE: Sons Of Anarchy's Charlie Hunnam and The Wolf Of Wall Street's Margot Robbie are in talks to star for Paradise Now helmer Hany Abu-Assad in The Mountain Between Us for 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment. An adaptation of the Charles Martin book, the film is a harrowing tale of survival and a love story. Show More Summary

Margot Robbie In Talks To Take On Motoko In The Ghost In The Shell Movie - The net is vast and infinite.

6 months agoHumor : Geekosystem

Cyberterrorists better watch out; Deadline is reporting that Wolf of Wall Street star Margot Robbie is in talks to play the lead character, Motoko, in the Ghost in the Shell live-action film. The real-people Ghost in the Shell adaptation...Show More Summary

Margot Robbie Circling ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Live-Action Movie

6 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : Screen Rant

'Wolf of Wall Street' star Margot Robbie has begun early talks to star in the upcoming 'Ghost in the Shell' live-action movie.

The Live-Action Ghost In The Shell Movie May Have Found Its Lead

6 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Wolf of Wall Street's Margot Robbie is in talks to lead DreamWorks' live-action adaptation of the 1995 hit anime movie Ghost in the Shell, to be directed by Snow White and the Huntsman's Rupert Sanders. Which makes it sound like DreamWorks is finally getting pretty serious about making this film. Read more...

This Will Completely Change What You Thought About the Wolf of Wall Street

6 months agoEntertainment : BuzzSugar

Normally when you think of films with visual effects, you think of sweeping big-budget fantasy projects like The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings, but a new video showing the amount of visual effect work that went into The Wolf of Wall Street may change your preconceived notions about the industry. Show More Summary

Mrs. Wolf Of Wall Street Is Turning A Beloved Manga Into A Movie

Hollywood has been threatening an adaptation of the manga Ghost In The Shell for a few years now, but after a long time in hibernation the project is now finally sticking its head out of the water once again. News has surfaced saying...Show More Summary

Newswire: Guinness honors of Game Of Thrones, Wolf Of Wall Street, and Frozen with predictable World Records

Guinness—the self-proclaimed arbiter of what is and is not the most or biggest whatever in the world—will be releasing its latest collection of World Records later this month, and it’s celebrating the occasion by revealing some of its new record-holders early. Show More Summary

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