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Watch: Jonah Hill Quits His Job In New Clip From 'The Wolf Of Wall Street,' Martin Scorsese Says Initial Cut Ran 4 Hours

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2013 9:34 AM
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A "Goodfellas"-esque epic of wealth, debauchery and ambition, "The Wolf Of Wall Street," is headed to theaters in just a few short weeks. And in the lead up to the movie, much has been made about Martin Scorsese's struggle to get the movie finished in time, editing the picture to avoid an NC-17 rating and simply taking the breadth of footage that was assembled and shaping it into a finished product that could be released in theaters. The final result is a movie that runs two hours and fifty nine minutes, making "The Wolf Of Wall Street" Scorsese's longest movie to date. And unsurprisingly, his first cut was much, much longer.

Watch: 30 Minute Talk With Martin Scorsese, Leonardo Dicaprio & Jonah Hill; Plus New ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ Poster & TV Spot

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 4, 2013 2:35 PM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
The wolf is almost upon us. Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf Of Wall Street,” that is, the director's “Goodfellas”-esque look at the gangster-like cheats and liars in the New York stockbroker world in the mid 90s. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Jean Dujardin, Margot Robbie, Kyle Chandler and many more (including directors Rob Reiner and Spike Jonze) as a tease, a new poster and TV spot have been unveiled along with a almost 30 minute THR roundtable interview with Scorsese, DiCaprio, Hill and screenwriter Terence Winter (the creator and head writer of Scorsese’s “Boardwalk Empire”).

Spike Jonze's 'Her' Wins Best Film & Best Director From National Board Of Review

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 4, 2013 1:42 PM
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Her, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams
So how influential are the National Board Of Review winners? Well, last year "Zero Dark Thirty" won Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress and went on to be shut out in all three categories when the Oscars rolled out. Basically, just remember that there is a gulf between critics and Academy voters (remember the year when "The Social Network" cleaned up in the all early awards?) so just take a breath. That said, it's nice to see the love.

Martin Scorsese Says 'Sinatra' Is "Still Going Strong," Explains Why He Thinks 'Italianamerican' Is His Best Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 4, 2013 9:18 AM
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With so many projects on the go at once, perhaps it's not surprising to hear Martin Scorsese share the following sentiment: "... I’ve never been on vacation. I began with my wife Helen. And with my daughter Francesca, who’s turning fourteen. Now I’m taking a break for a week, a week and a half. We might go and visit my wife’s family in Maine. But normally no, I don’t go on vacation. I work, I read, I go to dinner with friends, I listen to music," the director told Swide magazine as part of a wide ranging interview. But of course, it wouldn't be a discussion without talk of some of the many projects that are keeping him busy.

Martin Scorsese Still Wants Al Pacino & Joe Pesci For 'The Irishman,' Says It Will Come After 'Silence'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 2, 2013 1:26 PM
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We love ya, Marty, but forgive us if we don't hold on breath on this one, as potentially awesome as it could be. For years now, the director and his longtime friend and collaborator Robert De Niro have been talking up "The Irishman," a project that would mark their first director/actor collaboration since 1995's "Casino." And while we've already sat through promises that it would shoot in 2011, it seems plans are taking a more definitive shape.

'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Now Reportedly Runs 3 Hours, Will Be Martin Scorsese's Longest Feature To Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 25, 2013 12:02 PM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
There has been a lot of talk surrounding Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf Of Wall Street"—whether or not it would be finished in time, rumors of NC-17 material and of course, the overall length of the movie, etc. Last we heard, it was going clock in at 2 hours 45 minutes, but word from abroad suggests that the runtime has been padded further.

Interview: Series Creator Terence Winter Talks 'Boardwalk Empire' & The Season 4 Finale

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • November 25, 2013 10:09 AM
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Boardwalk Empire, Season 4, Farewell Daddy
Late last week, before the season four finale of "Boardwalk Empire," The Playlist had the chance to talk to the HBO mob drama's creator, show runner and head writer Terrence Winter. At this point, we're hoping you saw last night's season finale (recap here), a wrenching episode that saw the death of a fan favorite character (spoilers from here on in, ok?).

The Debauchery Begins In Two New ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ Posters, TV Spots, Photos & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 22, 2013 4:05 PM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
Will it, won’t it? Yes, Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf Of Wall Street” is arriving in theaters on Christmas Day, but for the better part of the fall, its release date was up in the air with plenty of speculation whether it would be finished in time. And as the question mark of the Oscar season, the picture is starting to emerge. With a February date once mooted, would it be more akin to “Shutter Island,” insofar as that it’s a good piece of entertainment but not quite Oscar material? It is a black comedy, or something else? That’s become clearer.

Writer Terence Winter Says Scorsese’s ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ Is Like ‘Goodfellas’ For The Seductive Stock Broker Set

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • November 21, 2013 5:05 PM
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The fourth season of HBO’s mob drama “Boardwalk Empire” ends this Sunday. It’s an engrossing conclusion that brings heartbreak, tragedy and left-turn surprises you probably wouldn’t have expected. You’ll have to tune in Sunday night for more, but trust us when we say the underrated show is doing some of its best work this season and it’s must-watch TV in general, with one of the best casts on television right now (Steve Buscemi, Michael Shannon, Jeffrey Wright, Michael K. Williams, Kelly McDonald, Shea Whigham, Michael Stuhlbarg and many, many more).

Robert De Niro Says He & Martin Scorsese Haven't Forgotten 'The Irishman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 20, 2013 2:41 PM
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Martin Scorsese Robert De Niro Casino
While the promise of the long-gestating "The Irishman" has kept fans excited for years, the reality of it being made continues to be somewhat vaporous. Certainly, it could be something great with an all-star cast of the long-attached Robert De Niro along with the potential Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel a mouth-watering prospect. But the years continue to stack up, and Scorsese always finds other movies to make besides this one, though De Niro just wants you to know the project still exists and maybe it'll one day still get made.

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