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The Wolf of Wall Street
2 years ago via Flixster

Leo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese team up to show us the crazy life of excess debauchery real life broker Jordan Belfort built for himself in the late 80s. DiCaprio is fantastic, all over the screen always in command. Reminded me of his work in Catch Me If You Can, but more adult and filthier. Jonah Hill goes insane as Jordan's friend and partner in crime Donnie Azoff. He gets over the top but is super funny. Even Mathew McConaughey is stellar, with just 15 minutes at the beginning. He never stops talking. For a 3 hour movie, Scorsese couldn't have paced the movie better. It feels always like a really excellent party that never slows down, and you don't want it to end.

Don Jon
Don Jon (2013)
2 years ago via Flixster
½

Joseph Gordon-Levitt transforms himself into a porn addicted kind of guido who's all about getting girls, but loves playing with himself more. Scarlett Johansson plays the girl he falls in love with but can't change him. She's a bit trashy, but still gorgeous. I don't know what made Gordon-Levitt debut as writer-director with this particular story, which has really no popular interest beforehand, but he result is a funny and entertaining story.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
2 years ago via Flixster

Easier to watch than the very darkly lit Unexpected Journey, and with the darwes now known characters, it makes for a much for entertaining story. The CGI shows too much though, Legolas is only there for the fans (though Evangeline Lilly's Tauriel is fantastic, and she gets lots of screen time) and Thorin is no Aragorn, as they try to make him in a couple scenes (Richard Armitage is no Viggo Mortensen is the main problem). And there's a couple more adaptation liberties they took that are confusing but still, the story and characters are so rich and lovable that I just couldn't not really enjoy it.