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  • AviChristiaans
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    #193513

    Official trailer for Sony Pictures Classic’s NFL drama [b]Concussion[/b]. The film will be released Dec 25.

    https://amp.twimg.com/v/d9d878c6-2b45-45b9-84d7-d346a76ba248

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/will-smiths-nfl-head-injury-818920

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    FilmGuy619
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    Eh, I don’t know. I am quite hesitant about Will Smith and fear his performance will be one of those “Look, I’m really trying”-type star performances with him playing it incredibly straight with that thick accent. 

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    AviChristiaans
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    That’s the only thing that stayed with me after watching that trailer. That accent. Hopefully it won’t be distracting.

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    AviChristiaans
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    [img]http://cdn1-www.comingsoon.net/assets/uploads/gallery/concussion/concussionpostersmall.jpg[/img]

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    Tye-Grr
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    I’ve always liked Will Smith as an actor, and this looks good (he looks great). And Gugu Mbatha-Raw! I’m also here for Albert Brooks (who I nearly didn’t recognize). 

    I’ll be watching it.  

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    Nessie
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    Smith looks good (though much older) and the accent is distracting but possibly it goes unnoticed over the course of the film. Looks like Gugu Mbatha-Raw is only getting a supportive wife role here. She was brilliant in Belle and very good in Beyond the Lights. Maybe Free State of Jones will be her breakthrough. She deserves better roles.

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    AviChristiaans
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    Ben Baskin@Ben_Baskin 4h4 hours ago

    Ben Baskin retweeted Peter King

    I saw this at special screening last month. Not gonna review it now, but will say it’ll be a nightmare for NFL PR. 

     

    Ben Baskin@Ben_Baskin 4h4 hours ago

    One thing I will say about the movie is that Will Smith does an incredible job as Dr Bennet Omalu. Oscar nomination coming.

     

    Ben Baskin@Ben_Baskin 4h4 hours ago

    Also, I have a Q&A with Giants great Leonard Marshall about the movie and other related football CTE matters in this week’s magazine

     

    Patrick Hruby@patrick_hruby 1h1 hour ago

    One thing I can tell you about the Will Smith film: actors really captured Elliot Pellman, Joe Maroon and Julian Bailes

     

    Bob Baughman@BobHBaughman 6h6 hours ago

    Bob Baughman retweeted ProFootballTalk

    If people won’t wake up after this movie…..they never will.

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    #193521

    Trailer looks good. Will smith looked good also. Hoopefully will smith can get some oscar buzz but outside of that, I don’t see anything else as far as oscars are concerend… Maybe the 10th picture spot if it’s good? I just dont know.

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    Maybe his accent is just one of those things we will get used to and pretend it’s not there. This seems like a return to form for him, but it seems more like a Lincoln Lawyer for Smith. So I don’t know about Oscar talk, but I could definitely see his future films take off if this becomes a success.

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    Malick
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    The minute I heard him speak I knew the opinionated internet would attack. Ugh. 

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    WildforFilm
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    I read the comments here before seeing the trailer so I was expecting this accent to be haunting, but it really wasn’t. I don’t think it will be distracting either, people will get use to it watching the film.

    I think Will Smith has as good a chance as anyone else to be nominated. I don’t understand how people are so quick to put down his performance as not being worthy enough when no one has seen it or many of the other films in conversation. Why can Leo, Johnny, and Fassbender be such shoo ins but not Smith? I just don’t get it. Concussion already looks 1000x better than Steve Jobs.

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    ProfessorChaos
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    I think this looks fantastic

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    circa 1993
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    Will Smith is such a huge box office star that sometimes it’s hard for audiences to accept him in roles that challenge him dramatically. However, I love that he’s chasing Oscar gold again. He’s one of those performers that could win in the right year with the right role. Based on the trailer, I think his accent his fine. He sounds a lot like Sidney Poitier. As for the film, it’s intentions are clear. I hope it doesn’t disappoint like Seven Pounds. 

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    Meh trailer + late release + LOLSony = awards nonstarter

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    AviChristiaans
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    #193530

    Sony’s Concussion announced as the Centrepiece Gala World Premier at the 2015 AFI Fest. It will premier Nov. 10th.

    http://variety.com/2015/film/news/will-smith-concussion-afi-fest-premiere-1201606225/

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