The past is never past; it's always present enough to keep tormenting you. That's the lesson for the protagonists of this week's new wide release movies, and it's true whether you're a disgraced financial titan, a woman who thinks she's long since outgrown her high school nerd years, or an abducted owlet.
New and Noteworthy: 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps'
Starring: Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, Carey Mulligan, Josh Brolin
Directed by:Oliver Stone
What It's About: More than 20 years have passed since Stone's original 'Wall Street,' but lovably reptilian financier Gordon Gekko (Douglas) is finally back and ready to corrupt another young protégé. Out of prison and looking to get back into the game, Gekko gets his chance via the whiz-kid investment banker (LaBeouf) who's engaged to Gekko's estranged daughter ('An Education' star Mulligan).
Why Should You See It? It's a chance to see Douglas sink his fangs back into the juicy role that won him an Oscar. It's the most entertaining seminar on the massive financial collapse of 2008 you're likely to enjoy over popcorn. It's an Oliver Stone movie, and love him or hate him, Oliver Stone is seldom dull.
You Might Like It If You Like: The original 'Wall Street,' 'Boiler Room,' 'American Psycho,' 'Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room'