Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Gordon Gekko is back! Michael Douglas reprises his role as the moneygrubbing villain in this sequel to the iconic '80s film. This time around, Gekko enters the financial world once more following a long stint in jail. Shia LaBeouf costars as a naive Wall Street kid, who's engaged to Gekko's estranged daughter (Carey Mulligan) and becomes Gekko's mentee of sorts. The movie feels heavy-handed with its message of anti-greed — it's trying a little too hard to be timely — but LaBeouf and Mulligan's chemistry help keep it afloat. DVD extras include a featurette on Gordon Gekko and commentary from director Oliver Stone.
Emma Stone turns her charm on for this likeable high school spin on The Scarlet Letter. She stars as Olive Pendergast, a social misfit who gets way more attention than she bargained for when rumors spread that she's sleeping around. Gossip Girl's Penn Badgley costars as a love interest, and Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson step in as Olive's hilarious parents. DVD extras include an audio commentary and gag reel, but the Blu-ray offerings sound a little more enticing (a featurette on '80s movies!).
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Angelina Jolie springs into action (and sports a black wig) as the titular character, a CIA agent who's accused of being a Russian spy. As she goes on the run to protect herself and clear her name, the movie turns into a never-ending sequence of fast-paced action scenes that are entertaining — even though the film becomes increasingly far-fetched. DVD extras include featurettes and an extended director's cut with an alternate ending.