What I Watched, What You Watched #186


The Wolf of Wall StreetMy week has largely been dominated by basketball. The coming of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is one of my favorite times of year and I have been making the most of it. That said, my week wasn’t entirely void of movie watching.

On Monday I did see Olympus Has Fallen (read my review hopefully you’ve already read it, but I will say that as I was watching I paused it just to make sure there was mention of the playing of Beethoven’s 7th… of course, there was.

Finally, last night, I watched a little of A Few Good Men on AMC, but there were too many commercials so I bailed and went to bed and read, which leads me to…

I finished reading Glenn Frankel‘s “The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend” and am now onto Jordan Belfort‘s “[amazon asin=”0553384775″ text=”The Wolf of Wall Street”]”, which, of course, Martin Scorsese is adapting for release later this year with Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead, though I must say, I immediately don’t see DiCaprio as the best man for the role. I think it would have been a great film for Joseph Gordon-Levitt, but I am only about 110 pages in so far and it already has the appearance of being something of a mash-up of Wall Street and Boiler Room covered in cocaine and accompanied by twelve hookers. There is a lot more for me to discover, but I’m interested in seeing where it goes.

Now it’s your turn. What have you been watching and/or reading for that matter?