Oliver Stone

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I was living in New York in September 2008, and took some time a couple of days after the stock market crash to visit way downtown Manhattan and see what was going on. The quietude was shocking, as the alarms being sounded on cable news networks made it sound like I shouldn’t be surprised to see brokers peddling on the street, people running around on fire for no apparent reason, or CEOs segway-ing off of cliffs. As I rarely visited the Financial District, I had no idea whether or not this was normal. Maybe the crash had invoked a necessary meditation or speechlessness, a rare time of reflection for capitalists-run-amok. But the truth was that such panic wouldn’t be visible on the street amongst the common folk (houses around the country owned by low and middle-income families told that story), rather the chaos was happening inside the buildings themselves. Oliver Stone’s latest entry into his “W” trilogy dealing with major 21st century American events (alongside World Trade Center and W.), Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, is an attempt to inquire on the conversations that may have gone on in those buildings.

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This week, Fat Guy Kevin Carr is coming at you in eye-popping 3D, and like money, he doesn’t sleep. He sets his time machine way way way back to 2002 to pick on Kristen Bell in high school. The story is loosely chronicled in You Again. Kevin also practices some insider trading with Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps then takes flight with a bunch of CGI owls from Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole

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For 36 days straight, we’ll be exploring the famous 36 Dramatic Situations by presenting a film that exemplifies each one. From family killing family to prisoners in need of asylum, we brush off the 19th century list in order to remember that it’s still incredibly relevant today. Whether you’re seeking a degree in Literature, love movies, or just love seeing things explode, our feature should have something for everyone. If it doesn’t, please don’t make us go down on Charlie Sheen in the back of a limo. Part 34 of the 36-part series takes a look at “Ambition” with Wall Street.

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Tom Cruise

Whether you love him, hate him, love to hate him, or hate that you love him there’s no denying that Tom Cruise’s career decisions in terms of what directors he will work for have been second-to-none. Or, maybe they have been. You decide.

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Those silly French, they do love to name-drop in their Cannes line-up. Twenty ten will bring names like Jean-Luc Godard, Woody Allen, Steven Frears, Oliver Stone, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and more to the world’s most glamorous film fest, the 63rd Festival de Cannes.

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SouthoftheBorder

Remember how you came to the site today to check out the latest in geopolitical news? Well, what are you thinking? We’re a movie site.

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Who’s up for a topical thriller about the perils of Wall Street? Good, because Oliver Stone is working on one right now.

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10 Musician Biopics

Hollywood has been singing a tune in the key of music biopics for decades, most recently with this weekend’s release of the Christopher “Notorious BIG” Wallace biopic Notorious. We’re taking the opportunity to take a look at some of the best.

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Josh Brolin in W.

To quote Stone: “How did Bush go from an alcoholic bum to the most powerful figure in the world?” And Stone explores that. So why don’t we? Get your drink on with this game and maybe you will be a future President of the United States.

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The Magical Studio in the Sky is struck by a wayward comet, sending Kevin and Neil in different directions. But take heart, they manage to link up through the interwebs to form the Virtual Studio in the Sky.

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Josh Brolin in W

Dear Oliver Stone, what the hell was that?

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George W Bush and His Cabinet in W

Vanity Fair has a first look at the movie version of the 2003 cabinet of G.W. Bush from the Oliver Stone film W.

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Thanks to our friends over at MovieWeb, we have another few looks of W. in various positions of thought — or lack thereof.

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W. \"Get Ready\" Teaser Poster

CNN presents us with a clip from Oliver Stone’s “W.” Josh Brolin and Elizabeth Banks get to know each other. Conrad meditates on the movie he wants to see come October 17.

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W. "Get Ready" Teaser Poster

To further us along on the journey of discovery that is the time leading up to this film’s release in the fall, we have some new b-roll footage of Josh Brolin giving a speech as George W. Bush.

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W Biopic Billboard

While many movie fans out there are still struggling to make sense of Oliver Stone’s upcoming film W., a biopic of still-President George W. Bush, one thing is for certain: the marketing has been increasingly satirical and ultimately entertaining.

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W Poster Denver

One of our faithful readers has sent us over this exclusive first look at a set of posters for the upcoming film W., which have emerged in Denver, CO, home of the upcoming Democratic National Convention. Coincidence? We think not…

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W. \"Get Ready\" Teaser Poster

Lets see if we can get through a full article about Oliver Stone’s upcoming film W. without using one of the Bushisms such as “terrorizers” or “___ type deal.” Alright, maybe that isn’t possible.

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A cynical look at Oliver Stone

The first trailer for Oliver Stone’s upcoming film W. has hit the web earlier this evening. And at first glance, I have absolutely no idea what to make of this film.

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