Friday, September 24, 2010
Popcorn Pick 9-24-10
Anyone tired of zombie movies or dumb actioners looking for a good financial drama, your saving grace has arrived. The long-awaited sequel Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is finally in theaters, 23 years (!) after the original. Michael Douglas returns to the role that won him an Oscar, Gordon Gekko, fresh out of prison and eager to get back into the trading game. Shia LaBeouf plays against-type as a young hotshot stockbroker engaged to Gekko's estranged daughter. Making a follow-up to such a classic is a daunting task and I find it difficult to think it will be as good, but it may at least be worthy. Oliver Stone is also back in the director's chair; the cast also includes Carey Mulligan (An Education), Josh Brolin (No Country For Old Men), Susan Sarandon, and Frank Langella.