Two very interesting upcoming movies

By: ispeculatornew
Date posted: 09.13.2010 (6:45 am) | Write a Comment  (2 Comments)

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Being part of the financial industry or even on the outside always brings a fascination towards the Wall Street culture, life, etc. The past few years were great examples of how far away Wall Street is from Main Street and there are now tens of books that give us a better idea of what was going on. But the arrival of Wall Street 2 – Money Never Sleeps, starring Michael Douglas and directed by Oliver Stone is being released later this month to great reviews.

If you have not seen the first movie, released in 1987, it would be advisable to see it, no matter if you intend on seeing the sequel. Even if it is over 20 years old now, it remains one of the best and most accurate looks into Wall Street’s Culture, why it becomes so addictive and thrilling but also how it almost always leads to excess. I for one cannot wait to see the sequel and will probably watch the first movie again just to set the right mood!

If you have nay interest into Wall Street, you will need to see these two movies.

The second one is a deeper look into Facebook. Much has been written about it and I have reviewed Ben Mezrich’s excellent book about everything that led to the creation of what could become the most important tech company with 500 million users already. I doubt that I will learn that much through the movie since I have already read a lot about the founders but it will certainly be an interesting movie, should be entertaining. I am also very curious to see how the masses will react once they know more about everything that went into launching the top social network website. Will it affect trust in the company? I doubt it but you never know and Facebook investors are probably not thrilled about the movie.

Will it have a major impact on Facebook’s valuation? I would clearly say no but momentum can change so quickly that Zuckerberg and others will probably sleep much better a week or two after the movie is released. Anyway, it’s not as if Facebook is ready to do its IPO right away either.

So will you be seeing these two movies? Do you have any expectations or hopes about them?

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  1. Comment by Zavi — September 14, 2010 @ 7:31 am

    I’m looking forward to these 2 movies. I surely will watch those two. No expectations for the moment. I’m sure it’s going to be awesome!! For the movie WS, I loved Charlie Sheen in his character. Will see if the new one will fit in the 2nd movie!!

    I’ve also read the book Freakonomics and the movie coming might be something interesting as well!! Check out the trailer, looks coool:

  2. Comment by IS — September 14, 2010 @ 8:06 am

    @Zavi – Haha, funny you should mention that, as my wife also sent me that link, I agree, that would also be a very good movie:) Very nice to finally have some exciting movies to see!

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