Tycoon Movies

Showtime will have a 12 part series about a shady hedge fund billionaire. It stars Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti and looks like it will be worth checking out. The only problem is that it airs sometime in early 2016.

“Billions” is a bold, contemporary drama that melds the worlds of ultra-wealth, influence and corruption as personified in two highly ambitious opposing figures: hard-charging, blue-blooded, politically connected U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) and brilliant, calculating, blue-collar billionaire hedge fund king, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Lewis). Set amongst the Machiavellian machinations of New York City power politics and finance, “Billions” weaves a complex, intricate narrative featuring a high-stakes game of predator-versus-prey. Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad also star. The pilot was directed by acclaimed director Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Divergent), who also serves as an executive producer.

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A Most Violent Year

When it feels scary to jump, that is exactly when you jump. Otherwise you end up staying in the same place your entire life ... and that I can't do.

- Abe Morales

As I have bemoaned before good business movies are almost as scarce as hen's teeth. Now we finally get another good one for our list of Top 10 Business Movies, A Most Violent Year. This is a real gem. In it Oscar Issac plays Abel Morales an honest business man and budding tycoon building a home heating oil delivery empire in New York City.

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