Posts Tagged ‘leonardo dicaprio’

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Next is the Gritty Thriller ‘The Revenan’

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

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Leonardo DiCaprio is fresh off the The Wolf of Wall Street praise and recognition train and is right back to work on his next project.  DiCaprio will star in the gritty thriller The Revenant for director Alejandro González Iñárritu (Biutiful), and production will start this September for a 2015 release reports Deadline.

The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Michael Punke and revolves around a 1820s fronterisman who is mauled by a bear during a fur trapping expedition, robbed, and left for dead. When he recovers, he sets out to exact revenge on those who betrayed him.  Iñárritu has a lot of good buzz around his latest movie, Birdman; the dark comedy starring Michael Keaton is on my Movie to See in 2014 (it comes out October 17th).  So this is all around good news for people who watch good movies.

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET is Martin Scorsese’s Top-Grossing Film

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

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THR reports that this past weekend Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated movie The Wolf of Wall Street past the $300 million mark becoming his top grossing movie (without inflation).  His previous best was Shutter Island ($294.8 million), also starring Leonardo DiCaprio.  It’s like whenever these two work together, magic happens.

The film has been nominated for five Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director for Scorsese, Best Adapted Screenplay for Winter, Best Actor for DiCaprio, and Best Supporting Actor for Jonah Hill.

It has also been nominated for four BAFTAs, including Best Director, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay, and two Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. DiCaprio won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.

This is why he’s the man:

Hide the Quaaludes, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill Reteam for Film about Falsely Accused Olympic Bomber

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, the duo that each have a pending Oscar nomination to perhaps win are at it again; Deadline reports that author Marie Brenner’s 1997 Vanity Fair article called “The Ballad of Richard Jewell,” which recounts the story of a man who was hailed as a hero for discovering a backpack bomb during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and was subsequently vilified when he became a potential suspect will be the source for the movie.  The movie will take aim at the power (or misuse of) of the 24-hour news cycle and how it destroyed one man’s life.

Hill is set to play the lead role of Jewell, while DiCaprio would fill the role of a lawyer Jewell knew casually: “a Southern attorney who mostly did real estate closings and seemed in over his head, but he guided Jewell through a hellish Twilight Zone that went on even after the FBI officially cleared Jewell’s name three months later.”

Hill has been on a role for the last couple of years; it’s nice to see him switch back and forth between genres as he’ll be seen this summer with Channing Tatum in the sequel 22 Jump Street.

The 2014 Oscar Nominees

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

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Here are the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards or “The Oscars” is you’re nasty.  The leaders are American Hustle and Gravity lead with 10 nominations each, 12 Years a Slave has 9 nominations.  I’m happy to see Wolf of Wall Street earn five nominations including Best Picture, Director (Scorsese), Best Actor (DiCaprio), Supporting Actor (Jonah Hill) and Adapted Screenplay.  Feel free to make your own assumptions about who got snubbed (Robert Redford) and shake your fist in the comments.

The 86th Oscars will be broadcast March 2nd on ABC.

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Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, and Terence Winter Talk WOLF OF WALL STREET

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

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In a fantastically candid roundtable with Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, and Terence Winter, The Wolf of Wall Street players open up about airplane orgies, how Hill won the role, Steven Spielberg on set and why DiCaprio was drawn to the real-life story.

Martin Scorsese is returning to black comedy with this month’s The Wolf of Wall Street opening on Christmas Day. The film is based on the memoir of Jordan Belfort and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a hard-partying, drug-addicted stockbroker who was indicted in 1998 for security fraud and money laundering and served a 22-month federal prison stretch.

THR has been doing a number of roundtable interviews for this year’s awards contenders; this one is by far my favorite so far.  Watch it after the jump below.

FYI: Scorsese confirms that we won’t be seeing a longer director’s cut on home video.

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New Trailer for THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, Opening December 25th Thankfully

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

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Here is another fantastic trailer [here is the first crazy one] for director Martin Scorsese‘s new film The Wolf of Wall Street which after some possible release date change talk will thankfully be opening this Christmas.  The final run-time is 165 minutes, which isn’t a bad thing with Martin Scorsese and Leo working together on a dark comedy.  Jonah Hill and teeth are looking great too.

Based on the memoir of Jordan Belfort, the film follows Leonardo DiCaprio as a hard-partying, drug-addicted stockbroker who was indicted in 1998 for security fraud and money laundering and served a 22-month federal prison stretch.

The film also stars Kyle Chandler, Matthew McConaughey, Jean Dujardin, Margot Robbie, Jon Bernthal, and Rob Reiner.

The Wolf of Wall Street opens on December 25th, watch the trailer below:

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Sarcastic Thanks! Paramount Considering Delaying Martin Scorsese’s WOLF OF WALL STREET

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

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Martin Scorsese has been developing The Wolf of Wall Street for years and with the film so close to release (November 15th), we may be waiting longer.  Sources are saying that Scorsese is still not finished with the film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, and Matthew McConaughey.  A delay is likely and we are talking either Christmas day or 2014, why you ask?  Well, it seems the issue is with the runtime.

I’m used to delays with Scorsese, Gangs of New York was delayed a full year from December 2001 to December 2002 and Shutter Island was pushed from October 2009 to February 2010.  Pushing to 2014 would take The Wolf of Wall Street out of this year’s awards race, sad.  There is also the Christmas option that would also move the thriller Jack Ryan to January.

We will let you know the release date if it changes, in the meantime let’s hope the final cut is as great and bring on the 3+ hours director’s cut Blu-ray!

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Trailer for Martin Scorsese’s THE WOLF OF WALL STREET Starring Leonardo DiCaprio

Monday, June 17th, 2013

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Here is the first trailer for director Martin Scorsese’s upcoming drama The Wolf of Wall Street based on the memoir of Jordan Belfort.  The great looking film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a hard-partying, drug-addicted stockbroker who was indicted in 1998 for security fraud and money laundering and served a 22-month federal prison stretch.  It looks like one big party in the trailer, just check out Jonah Hill’s teeth – out of control!

The film also stars Kyle Chandler, Matthew McConaughey, Jean Dujardin, Margot Robbie, Jon Bernthal, and Rob Reiner.

The Wolf of Wall Street opens on November 15th, watch the trailer below:

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New Trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s THE GREAT GATSBY

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

great-gatsbyHere is a new trailer for director Baz Luhrmann’s take on The Great Gatsby, the trailer does a nice job at showcasing some fine work from DiCaprio who plays the titular character.  The movie is on a grand scale this time around with some colorful visuals and rap/rock music to accompany them.

The film also stars Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke, Isla Fisher, and Elizabeth Debicki. The Great Gatsby opens in 3D on May 10, 2013.

The Great Gatsby follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.

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Final Trailer for DJANGO UNCHAINED Goes Out with A Bang

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

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Here is the final trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, there isn’t a lot of new footage you haven’t seen from the previous trailers, but it’s still fun to watch.  I’ll be checking this movie out his holiday season if for no other reason than DiCaprio’s crazy performance.

The movie also stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Django Unchained opens on December 25th.

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