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WATCH: New Trailer for Scorsese's 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

On the heels of the official announcement that Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" will open December 25 -- with a running time of 165 minutes -- a new trailer has arrived for the film. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 30, 2013 11:25 AM
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Robert Downey Jr, Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio and Sandra Bullock Top Vulture's 100 Most Valuable Stars of 2013

Vulture has released its annual list of the "100 Most Valuable Stars," using a proprietary algorithm that takes into account factors like box office, media coverage, Twitter chatter (newly added in 2013), reviews and knowledge from a tribunal of studio execs. Robert Downey Jr. has nabbed the top spot for a second year in a row. Check out the other names in the top ten, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 22, 2013 12:11 PM
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Sting to Perform at LACMA's 2013 Art + Film Gala Tributing Martin Scorsese and David Hockney

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has announced that Grammy-winning, British singer-songwriter Sting will perform at the 2013 Art + Film Gala, a tribute to Martin Scorsese and David Hockney.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • September 12, 2013 1:42 PM
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WATCH: First Trailer for Scorsese's 'Wolf of Wall Street,' Starring DiCaprio, McConaughey and Hill

The first trailer for Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" has landed. The Paramount film, set to hit theaters November 15 in time for Oscar season, stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a hard-living stockbroker, along with Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler and Jonah Hill.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 17, 2013 11:38 AM
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Boston's Best Dennis Lehane Adapts Beach-Bum PI Travis McGee for Producer-Star Leonardo DiCaprio

Leo on the Beach
John D. MacDonald’s paperback hero Travis McGee was the protagonist of twenty-one Gold Medal Originals, all with color words in their titles, beginning with "The Deep Blue Good-Bye" in 1964. McGee is a six-foot-plus sun-baked blonde hunk with a heart of gold, a lady-killer with a sentimental streak and a houseboat in Fort Lauderdale. He gets around, but he truly is God's gift. His sexual ministrations can be downright therapeutic for the troubled, abandoned women who seek his services as an unlicensed “salvage consultant,” recovering missing or stolen property in exchange for half its value.
  • By David Chute
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  • May 21, 2013 10:19 PM
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In the Works: David O. Russell to Direct Leonardo DiCaprio's JFK Conspiracy Thriller 'Legacy of Secrecy,' Robert De Niro On Board

Long-gestating JFK assassination conspiracy film "Legacy of Secrecy" is reportedly finally coming to fruition, with director David O. Russell at the helm. First announced in 2010 by Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way banner, the film centers on FBI informant Jack Laningham and on Mafia kingpin Carlos Marcello (to be played by Robert De Niro), who confided to Laningham that he ordered the hit on Kennedy.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 17, 2013 2:26 PM
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Cannes Virgin Festival Diary 1: From 'Gatsby' to 'Heli' and Back

The first indication that things at Cannes weren’t going to be quite as I imagined them to be – red carpet and champagne, rinse and repeat – was the crush trying to get on the express bus from the Nice airport. The bus was 20 minutes late in arriving from Cannes, and there was a lot of jockeying going on, which is a nice way of saying butting in line, except there were no real lines, not to mention not enough seats. As the harried driver pulled away a woman in the back began yelling for him to stop, exclaiming, “You didn’t take my husband or my bags. I need both.” The driver stopped and the woman exited to general laughter.
  • By Tom Christie
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  • May 16, 2013 8:56 PM
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'The Great Gatsby' Launches Cannes, Luhrmann Reveals Wrangling with Warners

After a solid opening in wide release Stateside, grossing over $50 million in over 3,500 theaters, Baz Luhrmann took his "The Great Gatsby" on the road to officially open the Cannes Film Festival. It is the first film in recent memory to open what is arguably the world's most important film event after a theatrical roll out in the U.S., but judging by the rush of press for the morning screening here and the pile-up to get into the press conference afterwards, enthusiasm for the film has only grown.
  • By Brian Brooks
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  • May 15, 2013 11:58 AM
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Review Roundup: 'The Great Gatsby' A Swooning But Excessive Piece of Cinema (TRAILER)

The reviews are in for Baz Luhrmann's epically mounted display of bacchanalia "The Great Gatsby," which opens in the US on Friday before premiering again at Cannes on May 15. As expected, the film is incredibly divisive.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 6, 2013 1:07 PM
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REVIEW: Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' Wows with Audacious 3-D Visuals, Sags Dramatically

"The Great Gatsby" is a guilty pleasure, a swirling, audacious piece of cinema --in 3-D!--that could prove a crowdpleaser for young audiences. Set during the Roaring Twenties, the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel has been a fave of high school and college kids for decades. It plays young, partly because it's about young people in love--or their idea of love, which judging from this latest take on the story, makes people incredibly stupid.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 6, 2013 1:04 AM
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