How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

How to Train Your Dragon 2: Dragon Is Man’s Best Friend

The Viking village of Berk is united with dragons, thanks to the friendship between Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his dragon, Toothless. With everything going so well, Hiccup’s father and chief of Berk, Stoick (Gerard Butler), has decided to step down and let his son rule. Hiccup, however, isn’t ready to be chief. Continue reading “How to Train Your Dragon 2: Dragon Is Man’s Best Friend”

Jonah Hill, left, and Channing Tatum in Columbia Pictures' "22 Jump Street."

22 Jump Street Is an Amazing, Meta Sequel

Police officers Jenko (Channing Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill) have graduated from the 21 Jump Street program that sent them back to high school into the new 22 Jump Street program, where they’ll be sent to college at MC State to investigate a synthetic drug called whyphy (which stands for “Work Hard Yes, Party Hard Yes”). Continue reading “22 Jump Street Is an Amazing, Meta Sequel”

Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort

The Wolf of Wall Street: The Facade of Greed

The Wolf of Wall Street is based on the life of stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), also known as the “Wolf of Wall Street.” Belfort started his Wall Street career as a humble cold-caller working under boss Mark Hanna (Matthew McConaughey). With Hanna’s mentoring, however, Belfort becomes a drug-using, hooker-loving, smooth-talker. After his first day with his broker’s license is cut short thanks to the infamous Black Monday (October 19, 1987), Belfort is forced to find a new job with a seedy investment center, which rips off customers by taking 50% commission from penny stocks. Eventually, Belfort breaks away to start his own company, Stratton Oakmont, Inc., with new friend Donnie Azoff (Jonah Hill). Together, with a group of friends, Belfort and Azoff fraud their way to the top of Wall Street. That is, of course, until FBI agent Patrick Denham (Kyle Chandler) gets on their tail. Continue reading “The Wolf of Wall Street: The Facade of Greed”