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New on DVD: Wall Street II

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"Greed is good." Those were the chilling words from Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in the Oscar-winning 1987 classic Wall Street. Nearly a quarter century has passed, and Gekko still hasn't learned his lesson. Unfortunately neither has director Oliver Stone. Stone abuses a perfect opportunity to update the scandalous behavior of money changers by instead offering a fairly pedestrian soap opera surrounding Douglas with Shia LaBeouf, Carey Mulligan and Josh Brolin. Rather than show his audience some respect, Stone warms up a leftover script. Unfortunately, it was left over from 1990. Not even worth the rental.

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Director: Oliver Stone

Writer: Stanley Weiser, Allan Loeb and Oliver Stone

Producer: Michael Douglas, Eric Kopeloff, Edward R. Pressman and Oliver Stone

Cast: Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, Javier Bardem, Carey Mulligan, Charlie Sheen, Susan Sarandon, Josh Brolin, Vanessa Ferlito, Frank Langella and Natalie Morales