Posts filed under “Film”

Best Movie Set In Your State?

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Source: Washington Post

Category: Film, Weekend

The Making of Raiders of the Lost Ark

A PBS special from 1981, directed by Phillip David Schuman, featuring candid on set scenes featuring Steven Spielberg directing and other behind the scenes footage with stars Harrison Ford and Karen Allen and producer George Lucas.

Category: Film, Weekend

Good Film, Bad Wolf: Barron’s Cover Film Review

Martin Scorsese’s new movie “The Wolf of Wall Street” raises a question: Will Jordan Belfort ever be forced to repay his victims? Senior editor Jack Hough previews the latest issue of Barron’s Magazine. Photo: Paramount Pictures   Barron’s Buzz: Good Film, Bad Wolf   Source: Barron’s

Category: Film, Weekend

Rocky Morphology

click for interactive graphic Source: Fathom

Category: Digital Media, Film

“The Wrecking Crew” The Untold Story of Rock & Roll Heroes

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Category: Film, Music, Weekend

“Han Solo” DL-44 Blaster from Star Wars Up For Auction

I am working on my list of holiday shopping ideas for Traders, and came across this auction: Lot 379: Harrison Ford “Han Solo” DL-44 Blaster from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back & Return of the Jedi. Starting bid is $200,000, but there are no takers (yet) . . . I would that that was…Read More

Category: Consumer Spending, Film

Saturday Night Cinema: De Niro Just Wants to Be Understood

hat tip Slate

Category: Film, Weekend

Scorsese, DiCaprio, Hill on Wolf

Our Saturday Night Cinema this week has Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill Discuss ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Five-time collaborators Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio have teamed up with actor Jonah Hill to film the most audacious movie about Wall Street ever made. WSJ: THE FIRST COUPLE DAYS of rehearsal were extremely, extremely…Read More

Category: Film, Weekend

Saturday Night Cinema: Money For Nothing

I wanted to suggest the following documentary:  Money For Nothing.  Trailer is below  (Yeah, I have a few words in it).

Here’s are some reviews,:

“A timely, revealing documentary.” — Washington Diplomat

“… goes a long way to explaining the history of the Federal Reserve’s easy money policies” — Time

“revealing — and damning — indictments of mistakes the Fed made in the run-up to the crisis.” — Wall Street Journal

“A thoughtful, detailed chronicle of the Fed’s origins, responsibilities and shifting monetary policies.” — Variety

“If Fahrenheit 9/11 was Michael Moore’s seminal repudiation of George W. Bush’s foreign policy, ‘Money For Nothing’ is writer/director Jim Bruce’s similar critique of the history of The Federal Reserve.” — Business Insider

“Eye-opening, informative and detailed documentary” — IndieWire

“I advise President Barack Obama and his top economic advisers to immediately order up a private viewing of the trenchant and worrisome documentary film ‘Money For Nothing,’ before making a final decision on who the next chairman of the The Federal Reserve Bank is to be.” — Forbes

“A slick, thoughtful and alternately infuriating-and-funny documentary.” — Reuters

“It should be required viewing for the next generation of leaders, investors, and decision-makers.” — Minyanville

“A thrillingly dense documentary that will enlighten and infuriate” — CriterionCast

“Bruce has pulled together what may be the most reasoned, constructive and accessible documentary of the post-crisis genre.” — Reuters, Breakingviews

“should be required viewing for all of America’s citizens” — PA/PA Reviews

“What makes the film so convincing is its cast. There is not a single nut in the 104-minute film. It’s full of articulate economists and investors and, most importantly, Fed insiders.” — American Banker

Source: Rotten Tomatoes

 

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Category: Federal Reserve, Film

Jack Nicholson Retiring ?

With rumors flying that Jack Nicholson will be retiring from his career of almost 60 years, we got a little nostalgic for some of his best moments. There’s a lot of innuendo, even more cursing, a whole lot of yelling, and we appreciate every bit of it.     NSFW: We’ll Never Let Go, Jack!

Category: Film, Weekend