In the trailer for Friday's "Savages," a potential moviegoer can glean that the film involves: 1) a kidnapping plot; 2) marijuana; and 3) a pair of successful pot growers, portrayed by Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson, who share a girlfriend in Blake Lively's "O."
John Travolta discusses working on 'Savages,' his first film since the death of his son.
"Savages" is Oliver Stone doing what he should have done a long time ago: making a tricky, amoral, down-and-dirty crime thriller that's blessedly free of any social, topical or political relevance.
The son of Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone converted to Islam in a ceremony in central Iran, a national news agency reported.
Robert E. Howard's pulp warrior gets a new face in the form of "Baywatch" and "Game of Thrones" graduate Jason Momoa in the new "Conan the Barbarian."
Francesco Quinn, 48, apparently suffered a heart attack outside his Malibu home
The actor takes jabs at Oliver Stone, The Plaza hotel and his old bosses
Business second chances are in the air this month as Oliver Stone's anti-hero Gordon Gekko returns to the screen in "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps." After 23 years, the reformed corporate raider is back, intent on parlaying his bitterly won experience into success.
Oliver Stone and the cast of "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" discuss the film and working with Michael Douglas.
"Everybody needs money -- that's why they call it money!"
Following his Oscar win, the Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps star thanks Oliver Stone's "courage" for casting him in the original
Which big screen celeb portrayed the nation's Commander-in-Chief best?
Gordon Gekko-inspired suspenders may have faded from Wall Street and lunch isn't for wimps anymore, but if there's one thing that hasn't changed in the last two decades it's this: greed is good.
CNN's Brooke Anderson talks to Oliver Stone and Josh Brolin about their film, "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps."
Oliver Stone says the Wall Street stars showed "chemistry right away" while filming together
This month let The Screening Room be your guide to the Cannes Film Festival. Presenter Myleene Klass goes beyond the glamour and the glitz at the most important festival on the movie calendar. We rub shoulders with the creators of the next billion dollar blockbusters, arthouse auteurs and low budget bloggers. Directors such as Ridley Scott and Woody Allen will strut up the red-carpeted steps of the Palais. Oliver Stone talks global financial meltdown as his follow up to the 80s classic "Wall Street" premieres in Cannes. And Mick Jagger brings rock 'n' roll swagger to the Croisette. From Algeria to Russia, China to Iran, 18 films will battle for the top prize. The Screening Room will tell you who takes home the coveted Palme d'Or.
It's that time of year again: The annual Cannes film festival is poised to kick off more than a week of glamour, prestige, and of course, some of the best in international cinema.
Showbiz Tonight's Brooke Anderson tours the 63rd Cannes Film Festival as everyone awaits this year's biggest stars.
A great actress, sure, but it turns out she dislikes red carpets as much as he does
There was a time when the name Julia Roberts would have drawn a blank stare from movie fans.
She's famous for a film that no one has seen. Is Carey Mulligan Hollywood's next it girl?
The Money Never Sleeps stars are seen cuddling and kissing in New York
This will be the first child for the Welsh star and his wife Alice Evans
Director Oliver Stone discusses the financial mess and former U.S. presidents.
Oliver Stone is America's firebrand director whose controversial films and box-office hits have seen his Hollywood career span four decades. The Vietnam veteran has taken Wall Street and former U.S. presidents to task in his work ands remains unabashed about his political views or tackling taboos in his films.
Japanese films dominated the 2009 Asian Film Awards, as Kiyoshi Kurosawa won Best Film and Best Screenwriter for "Tokyo Sonata."
A series of 30-year-old television interviews doesn't sound like promising movie material.
To mark President Barack Obama's inauguration, the Screening Room takes a look at some of the great presidents who have graced our cinema screens.
The former Daily Show correspondent and wife Sandra welcome their second child
Oliver Stone's biopic "W." has gotten little feedback from the Bush White House since its release last month. Perhaps that's no surprise, considering the film's depiction of President Bush as a young man who partied hard and chased women.
Once the race has been won, as the election night balloons deflate and the last revellers wearily leave watch parties around America; perhaps then, back at the ranch, George W. Bush might settle down with a bowl of pretzels to watch his actions real and fictional played out by Josh Brolin in "W."
As Zack and Miri make their porno, Kevin Smith loses his mojo, then finds it again
A Little Rock, Arkansas, television anchorwoman who was attacked in her home and severely beaten died from her injuries Saturday.
An Arkansas television anchorwoman died Saturday, several days after she didn't answer her wake-up call and was found beaten in her home
Prior to the premiere of his latest movie, director Oliver Stone launched a 83-part online "film guide," detailing the origins of the film's facts
CNN's KJ Matthews talks to the cast of the action-packed thriller "Max Payne."
Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is set to appear on this week's broadcast of "Saturday Night Live," the entertainment show that has featured a popular parody of the Alaska governor by former cast member Tina Fey
The commercials for Oliver Stone's latest, "W.," would have us believe the controversial director has given "Junior" -- as his father, George H.W. Bush, insists on calling him -- a roasting.
Oliver Stone tells CNN's Anjali Rao why he rushed to release his new movie before the U.S. presidential election.
President Bush is "a disgrace, frankly," film director Oliver Stone said Wednesday, two days before the release of his biopic on the 43rd U.S. president.
Oliver Stone's biopic of the President leaves its central figure a mystery and the moviegoer unmoved
A look back at Oliver Stone's three decades of feature films.
George W. Bush's ascent to the presidency was "bigger than fiction," director Oliver Stone told "Larry King Live" Monday night, describing his soon-to-be released biopic, "W."
The star of the Bush biopic W says he wishes to tell his side of the story
Watch a scene from Oliver Stone's new film "W."
The former Daily Show correspondent jokes they may name her "Freeka" or "Baby the Entertainer"
Barry Switzer has a saying for moments like these -- when he can wake up in the morning with no plans and by mid-afternoon, be in his Mercedes SL550 driving up Interstate 35 to Oklahoma City to hop on a private jet to Las Vegas.
Check out josh Brolin's turn as the outgoing President as well as his star-studded family and cabinet
Following his arrest, the actor attends a premiere but dodges reporters and photographers
Film director Oliver Stone is part of an international team to oversee the hostage release. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.
With its fearsome record of kidnapping and violence, Colombia's largest guerrilla army might seem a nightmare group to encounter. But not to Oliver Stone.
A tense waiting game is under way in Colombia, where the rescue of three hostages -- to be freed by Colombian leftist rebels -- failed to take place Saturday.
With buyout kings swimming in wealth, markets in turmoil, and Ray-Bans back in fashion, it might seem like Wall Street has stood still since 1987. But to Oliver Stone, the creator of Gordon Gekko and director of the epoch-defining "Wall Street," times have certainly changed.
Ever since Gordon Gekko ran afoul of the SEC at the end of Oliver Stone's 1987 classic, Wall Street, diehard fans have been wondering when the LBO kingpin would resurface.
The director of Platoon and Born on the Fourth of July is making his fourth movie about the Vietnam War. But this one, he tells TIME, is just as much about Iraq
On top of winning an American Film Institute Life Achievement Award this month, this icon is releasing The Al Pacino Collection, a DVD boxed set of three personal films. Al Pacino will now take your questions
From "JFK" to "Natural Born Killers," director Oliver Stone's films have made him a lightning rod for controversy -- and his latest project is unlikely to change that.
Ronnie Screwvala walked the red carpet at the glitzy Dubai International Film Festival in December with Oliver Stone and Richard Gere. Westerners might have wondered who he was and why he deserved ...
From the red-hot pasa doble of "Strictly Ballroom" to the whirling theatrical extravaganza of "Moulin Rouge!" director Baz Luhrmann has created some of the most striking film sequences of the past 15 years.
Five years later, the rawness of the horror of September 11, 2001, has never gone away.
The consolation of great music is gathered quickly this week, from one end of this hot summer to another, and just in time.
Last week's rally came as a bit of a surprise. Now comes the hard part, the follow-up. Can you say summer stall-out?
Okay, it's official. The dog days of summer have arrived. How do I know? Because the restaurants in Manhattan are ...well not quite empty... but you can get a table at the hot ones. Whoopee! The bad news: all the shrinks leave town in August and the crazy people (read, everybody here) will get crazier.
Former MTV talk-show host Tom Green said an accident near his house in Costa Rica has made him more respectful of the ocean.
Ron Howard had an interesting point.
Musician Pete Doherty, the sometime boyfriend of supermodel Kate Moss, has been arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs, days after pleading guilty to similar charges.
Behold Oliver Stone, the eighth wonder of DVD: a filmmaker who turns out a director's cut of "Alexander" shorter than his original theatrical version.
Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone was released from jail Saturday after his arrest on alcohol and drug charges the night before in Beverly Hills, police said.
Show business is risky business. Just ask Jennifer Dubin, a Los Angeles-based independent film producer.
The short, spectacular life of Alexander the Great has always been Hollywood material.
Alexander the Great conquered a nice chunk of the world before he died young. The makers of "Alexander," the three-hour Oliver Stone saga about the Greek warrior's life, are banking on a similar conquest before it's too late.
It appears the Grinch may have stolen some of the holiday movie joy. Several films this holiday season are exploring the darker themes.
Colin Farrell has played his share of rugged action roles, from the prominently tattooed Bullseye in "Daredevil" to a tussling CIA trainee in "The Recruit."
Oliver Stone's sweeping epic, "Alexander," is a beautifully wrapped package, but open it up and there's nothing there.
"The Battle of Algiers" -- the groundbreaking 1965 film about the uprising that led to the 1962 independence of Algeria -- is back in a new DVD edition, and it reaches across nearly 40 years to grab you with its relevance to the war on terror today.
British DJ Rob Overseer is used to being heard, not seen.
Does anyone still remember Gordon Gekko? Well, yes, of course people remember Gordon Gekko. As played by Michael Douglas in the 1987 movie Wall Street, Gekko was--and remains--the most memorable fi...
Not much of an actor? Flinch whenever you see a photograph of yourself? Have zero interest in your 15 minutes of fame? You still oughta be in pictures. You could be a star.
Bud Fox, Wall Street wants you. In fact, it's begging. Once upon a time, ambitious up-and-comers like the character from Oliver Stone's 1987 classic lined up for the privilege of interviewing with ...
Dear Quantperson: I noticed in the February 7 issue of the magazine inexplicably running your stuff that when American corporations were rated on their reputations, the ten with the highest ranking...
Your correspondent once (March 2, 1987) suggested and still believes that our country needs some business-side equivalent of sexologist Ruth Westheimer. Dr. Ruth created a talk show and a career by...
IS RAY SMITH hip? He'd better be. When his Bell Atlantic merges with cable monster TCI, he's going to be cruising in the info-highway fast lane, rubbing fenders with the folks who shape the tastes ...
On April 28, 1938, the Daily Worker, official organ of the Communist Party USA, published the names of dozens of show-business celebrities who had signed a petition supporting ''the recent Moscow t...
Would a third viewing of Wall Street have helped? Or would the present writer still be sitting there glumly clutching a tape recorder in the 86th Street East Twin, trying vainly to make sense of th...
''I don't like losses, sport. Nothing ruins my day more than losses.'' So seethes Gordon Gekko, the reptilian raider played by Michael Douglas in Oliver Stone's new film, Wall Street. The year is 1...
The producer and director of last year's Academy Award-winning Vietnam epic, Platoon, can cite two painful lessons from their experience with that movie: Never stage a land war in Asia, and never a...
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