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The Wolf of Wall Street was recently pushed from November 15 to December 25, which means moviegoers will have to wait a few weeks longer to see how exactly Leonardo DiCaprio ends up inviting a half-naked marching band into his office. Thankfully, Martin Scorsese has offered up another tidbit for us to enjoy in the meantime. And it even stars Wolf‘s Matthew McConaughey.

Dolce & Gabbana hired the master filmmaker to shoot a new commercial for its The One fragrance line, for which McConaughey and Scarlett Johansson serve as the spokesmodels. There isn’t a whole lot to it, but if you’ve got a few minutes to kill, you could certainly do worse than watching two beautiful folks zip around Manhattan as Scorsese makes them look impossibly glamorous. Check it out after the jump.

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The second trailer from Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street may not have the propulsive drive of the first, which was powered by Kanye West’s ‘Black Skinhead,’ but it does have a few oh-so-perfect shots of Leonardo DiCaprio reacting to the insane wealth and resulting lifestyle his character enjoys. It’s a gif wonderland, this trailer. The fist-bite shot above is just one example.

Here we see DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort, who with an eager beaver assistant played by Jonah Hill (wearing some massive false choppers) builds a young, go-getting brokerage firm. They make more cash than they know what do do with; trouble is, most of what they’re doing is totally illegal. Oops. The feds show up, of course, but not before this tale of Wall Street hubris really plays in the sandbox of insane wealth.

It all looks deliberately exaggerated and more than bit over the top, but seeing Scorsese and DiCaprio in a mode this lively is a joy to behold. Read More »

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Update from editor Peter Sciretta: Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street will be released on December 25th 2013. THR reports that the filmmaker delivered a shortened version of the film to Paramount. Original story follows after the jump.

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Officially, The Wolf of Wall Street is still set to open November 15. But a couple of weeks back, word got around that Martin Scorsese was having trouble getting it together in time for that deadline, and it looked like we’d have to wait until 2014 to see it.

Today, though, we’re hearing that the situation might not be quite that dire. According to a new report, Scorsese and his editor Thelma Schoonmaker are scrambling to finish the cut by Thanksgiving. That’d allow them to open the film by the end of the year, keeping it in contention for next year’s Oscars. Hit the jump for the latest update on this much-anticipated project.

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Nothing is official yet, but multiple outlets are reporting Martin Scorsese‘s upcoming film The Wolf of Wall Street is highly unlikely to hit its November 15, 2013 release date.

The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler and Jean Dujardin, and rumor has it Scorsese recently turned in a near-three hour cut and needs to slim it down closer to two. That’ll take some time, and that time will likely mean the film misses the 2013 Oscar race. Read More »

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Harvey Weinstein is a guy whose nature leads to intensely polarized opinions. He’s a mogul in the old style, who exerts his will with force, and grandstands, and makes good movies and irritating decisions in equal measure. Having been part of some of the biggest films of the last couple decades, Harvey also has endless stories to tell, and when he opens up there’s great stuff to learn.

Take Gangs of New York, the Martin Scorsese film that Weinstein produced in 2002. The massive project shot in Rome, and quickly became legendary in some circles as an example of Harvey’s heavy-handed demands for a shorter cut than the filmmaker wanted to deliver. Weinstein recently talked about that aspect of the film, but he also explained the origin of the CG elephant that roams through the elaborate riot sequence that acts as the climax of the film. Read More »

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Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street, developed by and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is a black comedy that traces the rise and fall of a stockbroker who played fast and loose with the rules. (DiCaprio describes some of the humor as “pretty sadistic,” and explains “We take the lives of the people in the film seriously; we don’t take the genre seriously.”)

The film is based on Jordan Belfort’s book The Wolf of Wall Street, and we see DiCaprio as Belfort, who made millions and relished the excess pleasures that came with outrageous success in the early/mid ’90s.

What little footage we’ve seen of the film explodes with an exuberant energy. But there’s a different vibe in some new behind the scenes stills, a few of which, shot in black and white, are almost classic in their appeal. One example is above; check out more below. Read More »

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Almost twenty-five years ago, Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert sat down with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Martin Scorsese to talk about the future of cinema. At the time, Scorsese had yet to release Goodfellas, Spielberg had yet to win an Oscar and George Lucas had to to commit to the Star Wars prequels. Each was already incredibly accomplished, but not even close to the peaks of their success.

Looking back at the conversation, it’s fascinating to think about where these guys thought cinema would go, how they themselves would help push it there, and what they were wrong about. Of course, earlier this year Spielberg and Lucas once again talked about the future of movies and their predictions were much more pessimistic. I wouldn’t bet against these guys.

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