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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Starring Michael Douglas, Shia LeBeouf, Carey Mulligan, Josh Brolin, Frank Langella, Eli Wallach, Susan Sarandon
Directed by Oliver Stone

This film scrolls along like a Stock Market ticker rolling across the bottom of your television screen when watching CNN or some other cable news channel. And like that ticker’s measurement of the up and down vacillations of the market, this film’s ticker similarly documents the film’s pluses and minuses as its running time unspools. Below are some tickers and their translations from various moments of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

Dogtooth is 'dogging' for your vote

Dogtooth
 
Starring Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Aggeliki Papoulia, Mary Tsoni, Hristos Passalis, Anna Kalaizidou
Directed by Giorgos Lanthimos

 
My name is Dogtooth and I’m running at an art house theater near you. You may not have heard of me, or think that I have a chance to secure your funding support at the ticket counter, but I believe I am just as worthy of your consideration as any other filmic candidate vying for your time and attention this fall.

Choices, choices

Machete
 
Starring Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Jeff Fahey, Robert De Niro, Steven Seagal, Don Johnson, Lindsay Lohan, Cheech Marin
Directed by Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis

 
Centurion
 
Starring Michael Fassbender, Olga Kurylenko, Dominic West
Directed by Neil Marshall

The critic is (not) all right

The Kids Are All Right
 
Starring Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska
Directed by Lisa Chloldenko

Simulated cinema

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
 
Starring Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ellen Wong, Kieran Culkin
Directed by Edgar Wright

 
As this film is pitched to the “young people of today” who are steeped in the world of video gaming, below is a handy instruction and terminology reference guide to help everyone — gamers and non-gamers alike — to experience Scott Pilgrim vs. the World:

You have the right to remain un-amused ...

The Other Guys
 
Starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson
Directed by Adam McKay

Cinematic Incident Report Form
(Incidents involving film critics, cinema employees, movie patrons)

Undigestible cinema

Dinner for Schmucks

Directed by Jay Roach

Cinematic chain (and reverse chain) reaction

Salt
Starring Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Directed by Phillip Noyce

Countdown to Zero

A documentary, directed by Lucy Walker, about the proliferation of nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons materials and the risks that these weapons and materials will fall into terrorist hands, or through an accident, will lead to a nuclear explosion on a major world city

Recurring Cinematic Dream Therapy

Inception
 
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio,
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page,
Cillian Murphy, Marion Cotillard
Directed by Christopher Nolan

Can we talk, toy to human?

Despicable Me
An animated film from Universal Pictures with the voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segal, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews; Directed by Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin

Toy Story 3
An animated film from Disney/Pixar with the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Michael Keaton, Ned Beatty, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, Estelle Harris, John Ratzenberger; Directed by Lee Unkrich