Wall Street 2: A tale of three movies

This review is a day late courtesy a bad batch of dim sum which did its best to kill me from the inside.

Let me start my review of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps by saying I’m not much of an Oliver Stone fan. There’s not any one thing I dislike about Stone, more it’s the sum total of the Oliver Stone Film Experience–filmmaking too clever for its own good–that bugs me. Stone is a good filmmaker who too often gets tripped up on his own Ideas and it annoys me when no one stops him from finalizing his messes. Wall Street 2 is a perfect example of this. It’s a perfectly fine movie that could have been above-average good but was wrecked by too much story clutter and messy editing. Continue reading “Wall Street 2: A tale of three movies”

Truly terrible trailers

The Daily Beast recently ran a feature of the spring’s “25 Hottest Movies”, and while browsing through the trailers for upcoming releases, I realized something. There are some really terrible trailers out there. I mean, trailers so bad they are actively turning me off of the movie they’re advertising. In some cases I think it’s a matter of cutting a good trailer being a dying art, but in others I think the movie itself is probably pretty bad. Let’s a take a look at some of the worst in movie advertising. Continue reading “Truly terrible trailers”