‘The Wolf on Wall Street’ Trailer Shows Leonardo DiCaprio Rolling in Mega-Wealth Debauchery

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The newly-released trailer for “The Wolf of Wall Street,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, gives a first glimpse at Martin Scorsese’s new crime thriller about the wealth of Wall Street moguls in the 1990s.

 

“The Wolf of Wall Street” is based on the memoir of former stockbroker Jordan Belfort, who spent 22 months in federal prison after being found guilty of securities fraud and money laundering in 1998.

Fresh off his “Great Gatsby” success, DiCaprio, who plays Belfort, again is painted as a party king of monstrous wealth – except this time his backdrop is Wall Street during the booming ’90s.

The trailer, set to Kanye West’s thumping “Black Skinhead” track, shows DiCaprio in expensive suits, crumpling up $100 bills and throwing them into the trash, carrying a chimpanzee through an office, throwing wild pool parties, playfully tossing money at FBI agents who come aboard his yacht – and yes, the champagne flows.

The film, which will be in theaters on Nov. 15, marks DiCaprio’s fifth collaboration with Scorsese. Alongside DiCaprio are Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey and Jon Favreau, among others.

Source: Abcnews

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Viewers’ Hysterical Reactions To Sunday’s Killer ‘Game Of Thrones’ Episode

Yesterday, we wrote about viewers freaking out on social media about the events of the most recent “Game of Thrones” episode.

Many also recorded their reactions on YouTube.

If you haven’t seen the episode, there were a few major deaths this past Sunday (you can read up on that here). Fans freaked out on their couches and floors … and even cried in reaction to the episode.

Someone compiled six minutes worth of reaction videos.

The video has been watched more than a million times already on YouTube.

New Superman Movie Will Have The Most Commercialization Ever: 100 Marketing Tie-Ins

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If you like product placement in your movies, then you’re going to love “Man of Steel,” the new Superman movie. Ad Age reports that 100 companies have paid a combined $160 million for the rights to do promotional tie-ins.

It’s possibly the biggest ever number of marketers attached to a single movie. Ad Age says:

With 100 partners, “Man of Steel” appears to have topped Universal Studios’ animated film “The Lorax,” released in March 2012. It had a reported 70 promotional partners.

The bar for ludicrous numbers of product placements was set back in 2002, when MGM loaded up the James Bond movie “Die Another Day” with 20 marketing partners, who spent $100 million to be in the movie or to run promotions around it.

Here’s a partial list of marketers involved in the “Man of Steel”:

  • Warby Parker (Clark Kent’s glasses)
  • Carl’s Jr. (“Super Bacon Cheeseburger”)
  • Chrysler (two different Superman cars)
  • Gillette
  • Walmart
  • Hershey’s
  • Sears
  • Army National Guard
  • Kellogg
  • Nokia
  • Hardee’s
  • Nokia / Lumia

Source: Businessinsider

MTV Renews ‘Teen Wolf’; Season 3 Will Have 24 Episodes

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After a strong first and second season, MTV’s hit supernatural drama Teen Wolf claws its way into a third season. The network not only announced the show’s renewal this week at Comic-Con – but also that the series episode count has been doubled to include 24 episodes, instead of the 12 they had for the previous two seasons.

Loosely based on the ’80s film of the same name, Teen Wolf centers on recently-turned teen werewolf Scott McCall (Tyler Posey), who is learning to cope with his newfound power while trying to maintain a normal life.

This season, Scott’s life was made even more problematic as he had to not only avoid  his girlfriend Allison’s (Crystal Reed) werewolf hunting family – but a new lizard-like shapeshifting enemy known as a “Kanima,” revealed to be his high school rival Jackson Whittmore ( Colton Haynes). Scott had to make the difficult decision to join current Alpha-wolf Derek Hale (Tyler Hoechlin) to help Jackson before Allison’s family could put him down for good.

Teen Wolf currently airs on Mondays nights at 10/9c and draws in an average of 1.8 million total viewers each week. The series also has consistently dominated its timeslot in the 12-34 demographic, since the series premiere last year. MTV’s head of programming, David Janollari, had this to say in a press statement:

“Teen Wolf represents a terrific foray into the scripted world for the millennial MTV audience, and marks tremendous success in the continued diversification of our schedule. Renewing the show for a third season celebrates the creative vision of Executive Producer Jeff Davis and the remarkable talent of the cast who bring this bona fide fan favorite to life.”

The season 3 pick-up of Teen Wolf is undoubtedly great news for fans of the series – but the plan to extend the show may not be the best thing for a scripted show on MTV, which has always been more in the reality TV business. As a show that doesn’t feature the “Freak of the Week” format other similar shows like Smallville, or Supernatural follow, the season-long villains and storylines of Teen Wolf may be at risk of becoming overly drawn out, or could lose some of the less committed viewers.

‘Teen Wolf’ Season Premiere Recap: New Alphas Raise Hell In Beacon Hills

And one person doesn’t survive a bloody encounter with the new enemies. Warning: Spoilers ahead!

 

The June 3 season premiere of Teen Wolf kicked off a new school year at Beacon Hills High, which meant an influx of all the usual teen tropes: New teachers, new love interests, and of course, new terrifying beasts threatening the lives of Scott (Tyler Posey) and everyone he loves. Really, it’s just going to be a terrific year.

Let’s start with the Alpha pack, shall we?

Isaac (Daniel Sharman) and his new friend narrowly escaped an attack from the twin terrors — Aiden (Max Carver) and Ethan (Charlie Carver), who slow-mo stripped within the episode’s first five minutes — but when they awoke at the hospital the next day, they found themselves surrounded by more than a few untrustworthy Alpha-nurses.

Thankfully, Derek (Tyler Hoechlin) and his endless supply of sassy one-liners — “Aren’t you supposed to be in school?” — showed up to save Isaac. And, of course, to remind us all about the joys of proper eyebrow grooming.

Isaac’s friend, however, wasn’t so lucky. She took the entire pack on herself, and although she managed to stay on her feet longer than I expected, they eventually beat her into submission. But not before learning about their big plan: the Alphas’ leader, Deucalion (Gideon Emery), is going to make Derek kill his own pack!

Animals Gone Wild…er

Since the Alpha drama was mostly contained to the hospital this week, the rest of the characters remained blissfully unaware of the looming were-threat, instead focusing on the insanity happening in town: like why all the animals in Beacon Hills were suddenly trying to kill themselves!

Yes, it seemed like every one of God’s creatures had a death wish this week. There was the deer that ran head-first into Lydia’s (Holland Roden) car; the dozens of birds that flew beak-first into the classroom windows; and all of the animals at the veterinarian, who literally just killed themselves all at once.

Do you think maybe they were trying to tell us something? Maybe?

Scott & Allison: The Eternal Struggle

And what would a season premiere be without some major relationship drama? Scott and Allison (Crystal Reed) ended the second season broken up, so things were predictably awkward between them during the premiere, although fans were given a few signs of an impending reconciliation. The awkward run-ins, the adorable note-passing… It’s obviously these two haven’t given up on each other.

In fact, Scott and Allison were even scheduling a time to meet up and talk — until Scott was suddenly called out of class to assist with the little situation at the hospital. (Thanks a lot, Isaac!)

Odds & Ends Worth Mentioning

1. Was anyone else super-amused by the explanation of Jackson’s (Colton Haynes) disappearance? Through a bit of forced exposition — these things are never easy on TV — Allison and Lydia casually explained to the audience that Jackson’s dad “moved him to London.” I know he left the show to be on Arrow, but for the record, I’d totally watch Colton on a London-based Teen Wolf spin-off.

2. Let’s be real: Scott’s seemingly meaningless tattoo was actually a marriage equality symbol, right? Tell me I’m not crazy.

3. On that note, did anyone catch the little finger-tickle Stiles (Dylan O’Brien) gave Scott as he was holding him down? Forget “Sterek.” There’s an unspoken bromance between Stiles and Scott that I very much enjoy.

‘Fast And Furious 6’ Crushes Will Smith’s Terrible New ‘After Earth’ At Box Office — Has Now Racked Up $480 Million Worldwide

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(Reuters) – Car chase sequel “Fast & Furious 6” kept racing at U.S. and Canadian box offices, outpacing rival movies for a second straight weekend and finishing far in front of Will Smith‘s new sci-fi film “After Earth.”

“Fast & Furious” racked up $34.5 million from Friday through Sunday, according to studio estimates. The sixth installment in the billion-dollar franchise takes the action to London, where stars Vin Diesel and Dwyane Johnson lead their crew on a mission to take down an international ring of mercenary drivers.

Comedy heist caper “Now You See Me” yielded a stronger-than-expected $28.1 million in its debut at U.S. and Canadian theaters, finishing second.

The post-apocalyptic “After Earth,” starring Smith and his teenage son, Jaden Smith, placed third with $27 million. Analysts had expected a $35-million to $40-million opening.

“Fast & Furious” maintained its speed after a roaring debut over Memorial Day weekend. Worldwide ticket sales reached $480.6 million through Sunday, according to Universal Pictures, the Comcast Corp unit that released the movie.

Distributor Universal said that “Fast 6” has outearned international lifetime totals for each of the first four films in the franchise, and was on track to surpass the fifth.

Critically panned “After Earth” settled for a third-place debut.

The $130-million production takes place 1,000 years after an apocalypse forced humans to abandon Earth. A boy and his father become stranded on the planet after a crash landing and look for help.

Critics assailed “After Earth,” with just 12 percent recommending the film on Rotten Tomatoes, a website that aggregates movie reviews.

Distributor Sony Pictures, a unit of Japan‘s Sony Corp, said it expects the film to do well internationally.

“This has always been a worldwide play,” said Rory BruerSony Pictures‘ president of worldwide distribution. “We would have liked the movie to have done better domestically and I think people will be pretty happy about it when they see the international rollout.”

Bruer said the studio expects well over half of the film’s gross to come from international sales. “After Earth” will open in 60 countries next week, and several more throughout June.

“Now You See Me” beat projections for weekend sales of up to $20 million. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg in the story of street magicians who stage large-scale shows during which they rob banks and distribute money to the audience.

It cost $75 million to produce, according to the website Box Office Mojo.

Tied for fourth were the sci-fi sequel “Star Trek Into Darkness,” and animated family film “Epic,” each of which took in $16.4 million in domestic sales.

“The Hangover Part III” took in $15.9 million to capture fifth place.

“Epic” was distributed by 20th Century Fox, a unit of News Corp. “Star Trek Into Darkness” was released by Viacom Inc’s Paramount Pictures. “Now You See Me” was distributed by Summit Entertainment, a unit of Lions Gate Entertainment. “The Hangover Part III” was distributed by Warner Bros., a unit of Time Warner Inc.

Source: Businessinsider