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“The Wolf of Wall Street” Trailer

The trailer for Martin Scorsese’s new movie, The Wolf of Wall Street, was released earlier today. Leonardo DiCapiro stars as a New York stockbroker with seemingly all the money and hot women in the world at his disposable. It’s almost reminiscent of DiCapiro’s other film, The Great Gatsby, with the scenes of lavish parties and excess spending.

Another face you might recognize is Academy Award-nominated actor Jonah Hill. That’s right, that “Academy Award-nominated actor” title is going to follow him around for the rest of his acting career. (And I just saw him being possessed by the devil and wearing  an ear stud in This Is The End.)

We also have Matthew McConaughey, Jamie Pressly look-a-like Margot Robbie (seriously, are they clones?), and Emmy winner Kyle Chandler playing an FBI agent.

Given the state of the economy right now, I’m curious – are people going to want to watch this movie? Obviously, it’s about more than just the lives of rich men who have so much money and so little regard for others that they can just throw $100 bills in the trash can. The presence of the FBI is definitely going to complicate matters.

The decision to use Kanye West’s “Black Skinhead” is a peculiar one, and this isn’t the first time a hip-hop track overlaid the trailers for one of Leonardo DiCaprio’s movies. Once again, see: The Great Gatsby. But I have to say, I enjoy that particular Yeezus track and I think the aggressive tone of the song fits with the tone of the trailer.

While The Wolf of Wall Street is very much a drama, it appears there’s going to be plenty of comedic moments. And Scorsese does humor well (The King of Comedy, Goodfellas, The Departed), pairing it nicely with the darker, more serious themes of his movies.

At the end of the day, it all comes down to a dancing Leonardo DiCaprio, doesn’t it?



  • The last few Scorsese pics left me a little disappointed. I had begun to think Marty had become a ‘gun for hire’ and that his brilliance may have been spent (his earlier works were some of the best movies ever made). I attended a screening of The Wolf of Wall Street this evening, and was expecting to be unimpressed. I am happy to say I was completely blown away. This pic is Marty at his best. I laughed, I cringed, I related (with fond memories as well as a bit of guilt) and I TOTALLY believed every unbelievable moment. A good book, a great screenplay and a delightful cast were formed and molded into what I believe should get Scorsese a best director Oscar, and likely a Best Picture Award for the movie. Leo DiCaprio has grown into a versatile actor and his creation of this super hero dirtbag’s roller coaster ride in this crazy (true) story is really honest and delightfully entertaining. Jonah Hill pulled out all the stops too and this is definitely his best work. Thank you Mr. Scorsese for delivering the goods so brilliantly!

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