Trailer Showdown: 'X-Men' vs. 'Catching Fire' vs. 'Wolf of Wall Street'
This week's other contenders include 'Labor Day,' 'The LEGO Movie,' and more
1. 'The Wolf of Wall Street'
Release date: December 25, 2013
Who: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McCounaghey and Kyle Chandler. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Theme song: The Dead Weather's "Hang You From the Heavens"
Lowdown: Frequent collaborators Scorsese and DiCaprio set their sights on the true story of master stock market manipulator Jordan Belfort.
The Verdict: The film seems to have caught a second wind from the news that it will be now be released on Christmas Day at the height of awards season, with DiCaprio possibly being positioned as a best actor nominee. While the initial trailer perhaps played it too broad, this darker and more plot-driven second attempt recalls the relentless pace and skewed American Dream promises of Scorsese's "Goodfellas." It also offers more of the film's stellar supporting cast including a orthodontically-altered Hill, an eccentric McCounaghey and Chandler as a suave FBI agent. We can't wait.