Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tuesday Top Trailer: The Wolf of Wall Street

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

The Wolf of Wall Street – Opening December 25, 2013

Watching the second trailer for this film, which explains a lot more of the storyline than the first did, inspired me to go back and watch the fast, furious preview that initially came out which features a quick montage of extreme moments. This looks almost as lavish as Leonardo DiCaprio’s other film from this year, “The Great Gatsby,” but in a very different way. Martin Scorsese has worked with DiCaprio four times in the past, most recently “Shutter Island” in 2010, and, once again, he has a tremendous role for him. Playing an eccentric stockbroker who climbs his way to the top is perfect for DiCaprio, who turned in a mesmerizingly over-the-top performance in “Django Unchained” last year which prepares him well for this part. Jonah Hill, who has a great scene at the start of the trailer and another terrific line about the money taped to a woman in front of him, looks like he’ll have a fantastic follow-up role to the “Moneyball” turn that earned him an Oscar nomination, and Matthew McConaughey is having a banner year with “Mud,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” and this film. This film has been on my radar recently because it was announced that it will officially compete in this year’s Oscar race, with a December 25th release date, and will be classified a comedy for the Golden Globes, which makes DiCaprio a frontrunner and should enable a Martin Scorsese film to earn a Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical nomination for the first time in thirty-six years, when “New York, New York” was recognized.

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