Ah, the masters. We love to compare filmmaking’s finest — especially when a younger auteur such as Paul Thomas Anderson enters the picture. The There Will Be Blood director has cited Martin Scorsese as an influence before, and critics have drawn comparisons between their bodies of work. The fellow filmmakers and friends united for a Wolf of Wall Street Q&A in Los Angeles, which we’ve featured… Continue reading Your Favorite Thing Today: Watch Paul Thomas Anderson Interview Martin Scorsese About 'The Wolf of Wall Street'
While attending New York University’s film school, Martin Scorsese made several short films that laid the groundwork for the themes and characters he would revisit throughout his career. The 1964 short It’s Not Just You, Murray! has all the makings of a familiar film from the celebrated director: gangsters who always knew they wanted to be something, backstabbing “pals,” montages of violence and entertaining monologues.
The movie… Continue reading This Martin Scorsese Short Film from 1964 Is Like a Prelude to 'The Wolf of Wall Street' and 'Goodfellas'
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Jordan Belfort has already been immortalized on the big screen thanks to Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street,” but now the former investment banker/scammer wants to put his current life on display. He also plans on turning over his cut of the “Wolf”… Continue reading Jordan Belfort Shopping Reality Show, Won't Make a Dime Off of Scorsese's 'Wolf of Wall Street'
The Wolf of Wall Street may just have the best ensemble cast of 2013. It’s filled with a wide array of characters that are likable, disgusting, amoral, sexy, hard working, revolting, and hilarious. The sad thing is they’re all based on real people.
And since Martin Scorsese’s film is based on events from the late ’80s into the ’90s, it took place during the home video revolution… Continue reading See the Real People Behind the Insanity in 'The Wolf of Wall Street'
Here’s your 5-day Christmas box office returns (new releases bolded):
1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – $ 49.6 million
2. Frozen – $ 44.3 million
3. Anchorman: The Legend Continues – $ 35.6 million
4. The Wolf of Wall Street – $ 34.3 million
5. American Hustle – $ 33.3 million
6. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – $ 25.5 million
7. Saving Mr. Banks – $ 23.8 million