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Upcoming movie from Martin Scorsese:

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Scorsese = Blind movie ticket buy. I don't think I've seen a film by the great eyebrows that I didn't thoroughly enjoy.
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Other than the one with Leo and Sir Ben (just didn't like the plot), I agree absolutely.
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Other than the one with Leo and Sir Ben (just didn't like the plot), I agree absolutely.

See, I really liked Shutter Island, and I went in thinking it would be bad or not good because of the mixed reviews.

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When I 1st read about this I was so looking forward to this, and now after that great performance of Calvin Candie by Leo I was hoping this was going to be something like an updated modern Wallstreet Michael Douglas. But the trailer doesn't get me excited, maybe is because of that Jonah Hill who is another one them annoying no talent hack in that group of buddies Seth rogen and J Franco and that whole cast from This is The end. Seeing him in this as one of the main character is a buzz killer. I can tolerate it as a side character or cameo but not this much.
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See, I really liked Shutter Island, and I went in thinking it would be bad or not good because of the mixed reviews.
The "mystery" just didn't intrigue me for some reason.
I didn't care at all about the characters or their fates.

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When I 1st read about this I was so looking forward to this, and now after that great performance of Calvin Candie by Leo I was hoping this was going to be something like an updated modern Wallstreet Michael Douglas. But the trailer doesn't get me excited, maybe is because of that Jonah Hill who is another one them annoying no talent hack in that group of buddies Seth rogen and J Franco and that whole cast from This is The end. Seeing him in this as one of the main character is a buzz killer. I can tolerate it as a side character or cameo but not this much.
Did you like him in that Brad Pitt baseball flick?
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See, I really liked Shutter Island, and I went in thinking it would be bad or not good because of the mixed reviews.
Shutter Island was pretty good.
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Likely the film is good in some sense, but nothing will compare with the doc Inside Job for
sheer "Get You Pissed" realism. Something about watching real bank robbers get away with
it and the bank is OK with the robbery. So is the USGov. Kinda makes these little movies pale.

Wall Street, Boiler Room, Margin Call - all entertaining, but .. fluff compared to the real thing.
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I am considering seeing The Wolf of Wall Street, after all how bad could it be with Scorsese directing al all star cast? One reason is its three hour length. That is so long, I am not going to commit to see it in the theater until after I have read the reviews. My daughter, though, whose movie tastes are usually close to mine, has already decided not to go. I also want to know what those of you who have decided to see to see the film early think.
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oink had a good idea I think. In the spirit of the holiday season, I will follow his lead with this a link to reviews of The Wolf of Wall Street collected at Rotten Tomatoes.

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Scorsese = Blind movie ticket buy. I don't think I've seen a film by the great eyebrows that I didn't thoroughly enjoy.

Yep, a must-see for me too. I don't even need to read any reviews (not that they ever had that much influence on my decision of seeing a film or not, but sometimes yes): Scorsese, DiCaprio, sold!… smile.gif

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Yep, a must-see for me too. I don't even need to read any reviews (not that they ever had that much influence on my decision of seeing a film or not, but sometimes yes): Scorsese, DiCaprio, sold!… smile.gif

There's no doubt that Scorsese and DiCaprio are a powerful combination. Still, I remain ambivalent about whether I want to see Wolf in the theater. I am really interested to learn what you guys think.
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I don't even need to read any reviews (not that they ever had that much influence on my decision of seeing a film or not, but sometimes yes): Scorsese, DiCaprio, sold!… smile.gif
I don't give a hoot about professional reviews either, but some do (which is why I posted the links).
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Yep, a must-see for me too. I don't even need to read any reviews (not that they ever had that much influence on my decision of seeing a film or not, but sometimes yes): Scorsese, DiCaprio, sold!… smile.gif

Spot on! Will definitely buy on blu ray.

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Spot on! Will definitely buy on blu ray.
Same here.
As much as I want to see this now, I'll wait for the BD.

At nearly 3 hours long, my poor old broken down back would strongly object and that would take the fun out of it.wink.gif
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Same here.
As much as I want to see this now, I'll wait for the BD.

At nearly 3 hours long, my poor old broken down back would strongly object and that would take the fun out of it.wink.gif

Good choice to wait for the BD. I decided to see The Wolf of Wall Street in the theater today simply because I had nothing better to do. Given how long it was, three hours, it gave me a lot to do. smile.gif

I thought the first hour of the film was wonderful, if eye-watteringly raunchy. About half way through, though, it lost steam and focus, although it occassionally continued to be very funny. From that point on, many scenes seemed to me to be filler and boring too. The film was saved from outright disaster, though, by Scorsese's brilliant eye and great performances from its formidable ensemble cast. All in all, though, I didn't much like The Wolf of Wall Street. 6 Stars out of 10.
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At nearly 3 hours long, my poor old broken down back would strongly object and that would take the fun out of it.wink.gif

Last time I saw film that long ( in economy class not gold class ) was Return Of The King and by the time that film finished my lower back had so much pain it stiffened up I could barley walk out. I had to take small baby steps.

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Good choice to wait for the BD. I decided to see The Wolf of Wall Street in the theater today simply because I had nothing better to do. Given how long it was, three hours, it gave me a lot to do. smile.gif

I thought the first hour of the film was wonderful, if eye-watteringly raunchy. About half way through, though, it lost steam and focus, although it occassionally continued to be very funny. From that point on, many scenes seemed to me to be filler and boring too. The film was saved from outright disaster, though, by Scorsese's brilliant eye and great performances from its formidable ensemble cast. All in all, though, I didn't much like The Wolf of Wall Street. 6 Stars out of 10.

Good to know thanks gwsat. Who knows when you watch it at home you might enjoy it more.

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Good to know thanks gwsat. Who knows when you watch it at home you might enjoy it more.

Good point. After all, when I see it again Scorsese and his brilliant cast will still be there doing their thing. Maybe the next time I'll be better able to deal with the films's over length and frequent flat spots.
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Good choice to wait for the BD. I decided to see The Wolf of Wall Street in the theater today simply because I had nothing better to do. Given how long it was, three hours, it gave me a lot to do. smile.gif

I thought the first hour of the film was wonderful, if eye-watteringly raunchy. About half way through, though, it lost steam and focus, although it occassionally continued to be very funny. From that point on, many scenes seemed to me to be filler and boring too. The film was saved from outright disaster, though, by Scorsese's brilliant eye and great performances from its formidable ensemble cast. All in all, though, I didn't much like The Wolf of Wall Street. 6 Stars out of 10.

Thanks - I love certain directors long cuts, but very few of his. The Aviator is an exception
for several reasons.
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Thanks - I love certain directors long cuts, but very few of his. The Aviator is an exception
for several reasons.
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Because of how much there was to like in The Wolf of Wall Street, it was disappointing to me that Scorsese got carried away and added a bunch of far less interesting and funny stuff to his film, which resulted in a movie that was merely mediocre. We have come to expect better from the man but from my perspective at least, alas, we didn't get it.
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Given that the film was edited by Thelma Schoonmaker, who has won 3 Academy awards for editing and has done 7 films with Martin Scorsese that were nominated for editing, this movie probably deserves a second viewing.
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Scorsese got carried away and added a bunch of far less interesting and funny stuff to his film.
Exactly what do you mean by "far less interesting and funny stuff?"confused.gif
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Exactly what do you mean by "far less interesting and funny stuff?"confused.gif

The thing was so long that I can't readily identify the parts that didn't interest me. I do recall, though, a very expensive and rather long storm on a yacht scene that didn't work, for me at least. Although the real Jordan Belfort did lose a yacht in a storm, the scene in the storm just didn't seem appropriate. I thought it was merely an attempt to have a lavish action scene in a movie that didn't need it. Sorry but right or wrong that was my impression. As to my seeing it again, forget about it! Three hours out of my life was bad enough but six? smile.gif That was a joke, sort of. I will probably at least start it again when it shows up on one of the the pay cable channels. The first hour would be worth that. Nevertheless, I'm making no guarantees that i"ll ever again be able to make myself sit all the way through it.
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The thing was so long that I can't readily identify the parts that didn't interest me. I do recall, though, a very expensive and rather long storm on a yacht scene that didn't work, for me at least. Although the real Jordan Belfort did lose a yacht in a storm, the scene in the storm just didn't seem appropriate. I thought it was merely an attempt to have a lavish action scene in a movie that didn't need it. Sorry but right or wrong that was my impression. As to my seeing it again, forget about it! Three hours out of my life was bad enough but six? smile.gif That was a joke, sort of. I will probably at least start it again when it shows up on one of the the pay cable channels. The first hour would be worth that. Nevertheless, I'm making no guarantees that i"ll ever again be able to make myself sit all the way through it.
OK, I get ya now.wink.gif
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Here is something very interesting I found regarding part of the REAL story behind the movie:
http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2013/12/wolf_of_wall_street_prousalis.php
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