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  • Paul Sheehan
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    Why is there so little buzz for this December release? 

    It seems like prime Oscar bait — the true story that inspired Herman Melville to write “Moby Dick.”

    This sweeping epic has it all — a cowardly captain, a  heroic first mate, a ship wreck when a whale attacks, adrift at sea, etc. 

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    I think so. It looks really good to me, but its sudden release shift has left me worried. Still looking forward to seeing it though.

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    FilmGuy619
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    I’m not really buying it. The delayed release date is worrisome and Chris Hemsworth isn’t really a draw without his hammer. So who knows how it’ll do at the box office if it is a critical misfire. 

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    DominicCobb
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    I noted this elsewhere, but the delay seems to imply confidence. If the film was a bomb waiting to happen it’d come out in January, not December.

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    KyleBailey
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    They shifted it for awards. Well Ron Howard took to twitter to say it wasn’t but we know it was. I would see that as more of confidence than its March original slot. But it could get into the techs like sound, visual effects, and possibly score? I think Howard will only be nominated for Frost/Nixon type dramas from now on. 

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    Tye-Grr
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    I don’t care whether it will be a contender or not, it’s a story I’m interested in and I want to see this regardless. But I agree with Kyle and Dominic that the move to me seems more like confidence than the lack thereof.

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    PJ Edwards
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    #196677

    No.

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    FreemanGriffin
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    #196678

    This is one of the two films that I am waiting to see that I think are under the radar dark horses; the other one is Creed – I have been really surprised this one isn’t a frontrunner for at least a Best Picture nomination. My gut intuition syas this could move in and one of the other frontrunners people haven’t seen yet will move out… time will tell…

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    DominicCobb
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    Just saw the film and if you ask me its chances are dead in the water (excuse the pun). Don’t know why they pushed the film back, seems like a BO flop in the making. Not a bad movie, but not great enough to make it into the race. The best they can hope for would be tech nods I think. Acting is fine but no one shines, characters aren’t really developed enough. 

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    KyleBailey
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    Just saw it. We are not underestimating it. I don’t think it’ll flop since it doesn’t have much competition this weekend but yeah I may have enjoyed it more as a March release if that makes any sense 

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    Damian Pietrzak
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    How many nomination it can get? Which categories?

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    DominicCobb
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    Just saw it. We are not underestimating it. I don’t think it’ll flop since it doesn’t have much competition this weekend but yeah I may have enjoyed it more as a March release if that makes any sense 

    Oh it’s not this weekend I’m worried about. 

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    KyleBailey
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    How many nomination it can get? Which categories?

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    GusCruz
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    I finally watched this and it’s bad. It could get in for Visual Effects as we know they love effects on water. But I think that’s it (maybe Score as a long shot?)

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