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#MovieQuote of the Day – “The Great Gatsby” (2013)

The Great Gatsby the green light

“Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter – tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther… And one fine morning – So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

-Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) – “The Great Gatsby

New to Blu-Ray/DVD for March 25, 2014 – “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Scooby Doo teams up with WWE

The Wolf of Wall Street blu ray coverThe Wolf of Wall Street – Leonardo DiCaprio offers one of his career best performances as the loathsome Jordan Belfort, a stockbroker who enjoys the lavish lifestyle his corrupt business practices provides from gorgeous women, drugs, fast cars and anything else he desires.

Director Martin Scorsese reunites with his star performer in a manic film that seeks to ridicule the excess, gorging pursuit of more and more, but it never makes it seem like the consequences aren’t worth indulging. See it for Leo, not your own peace of mind.

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Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

Mary Cybulski/Paramount Pictures Leonardo DiCaprio is Jordan Belfort in "THE WOLF OF WALL STREET."
Mary Cybulski/Paramount Pictures
Leonardo DiCaprio is Jordan Belfort in “THE WOLF OF WALL STREET.”

The Wolf of Wall Street” is like a hyperactive three-year-old. Sure, for a little while the over-the-top antics and outrageous moments are cute, but after three hours, it becomes exhausting and annoying leaving you simply waiting for it to finally be put to bed. Continue reading Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

New on Blu-Ray/DVD for Aug. 27 – No “Pain & Gain” picking up “The Great Gatsby” old sport

Warner Bros. Pictures Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire), Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), Daisy (Carey Mulligan) and Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton) relax.
Warner Bros. Pictures
Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire), Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), Daisy (Carey Mulligan) and Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton) relax.

The Great Gatsby – One of the few movies I liked so much that I paid to see it twice. Leonardo DiCaprio plays the mysterious Jay Gatsby who seeks the aid of his next-door-neighbor (Tobey Maguire) in rekindling his romance with an old flame (Carey Mulligan).  Baz Luhrmann’s latest effort is mesmerizing and a filled with outstanding performances. Definitely one of my favorites of 2013. Continue reading New on Blu-Ray/DVD for Aug. 27 – No “Pain & Gain” picking up “The Great Gatsby” old sport

Box office roundup – May 12, 2013 – Gatsby’s good, but not great enough to beat Iron Man 3

Film Frame/Walt Disney Pictures Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) in "Iron Man 3."
Film Frame/Walt Disney Pictures
Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) in “Iron Man 3.”

1. Iron Man 3 – $72.1 million [2nd week; $232 million] After having the second highest grossing opening ever, it would have been shocking for this not to retain its top spot.

And while it was closer than anticipated, “IM3″ led the box office for a 2nd consecutive weekend and it went over $800 million worldwide as it gets ever closer to $1 billion. Currently it’s at $949 million. Continue reading Box office roundup – May 12, 2013 – Gatsby’s good, but not great enough to beat Iron Man 3

‘The Great Gatsby’ review – classic gets infused with new dynamic life

Warner Bros. Pictures Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) entertains Daisy (Carey Mulligan), Nick (Tobey Maguire) and Tom (Joel Edgerton) in
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Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) entertains Daisy (Carey Mulligan), Nick (Tobey Maguire) and Tom (Joel Edgerton) in “The Great Gatsby.”

Baz Luhrmann doesn’t so much make films as he does experiences and he’s done it again with “The Great Gatsby,” a luxuriously engaging extravaganza that all but renders another adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic unnecessary. Continue reading ‘The Great Gatsby’ review – classic gets infused with new dynamic life

New pictures from “The Great Gatsby”

Warner Bros. Pictures  Daisy (Carey Mulligan) catches up with Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio).
Warner Bros. Pictures
Daisy (Carey Mulligan) catches up with Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio).

If you’re out of high school, chances are good you had to read “The Great Gatsby” and if you had a cool English teacher like me, you got to watch the 1974 movie starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, but nothing will prepare you for Baz Luhrmann’s take on the classic novel starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Debicki and Joel Edgerton. Continue reading New pictures from “The Great Gatsby”