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  • Tom O’Neil
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    #121997

    … here’s what I think about its Oscar potential —

    http://shar.es/DFj79

    A lot of Gold Derby’s Experts were there at the same screening and I got their initial impressions too…

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    #121999

    People thought I was crazy when I thought it was the “dark horse” of the Oscar race this year. Oh boy, do I feel vindicated!

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    Malick
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    #122000

    Very interesting read Tom. So can Leo win?

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    KT
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    This is very exciting.  Scorsese has come to play.  I’m curious how it compares to The Departed (is it better?), and whether the three-hour runtime makes the film feel too long.  My guess, is it will probably be too hip for the Academy (maybe not for LAFCA on Sunday?? hmmm).  But that at least gives them options.  The real question: what film will perform best on the preferential ballot??  I would love love love to see different films win the Globes, DGA, PGA, and SAG ensemble, so we have real suspense going into Oscar night.  When was the last time that happened?  The Pleistocene era?  That would be the best!

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    babypook
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    #122002

    When was the last time that happened?  The Pleistocene era?  

    As a matter of fact, yes. Here’s Harvey lobbying for some votes.

    I could be wrong, but werent most of us fairly confident in the past few weeks of Leo, Scorsese, and Wolf making headway into Oscar?

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    JayDF
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    #122003

    3 hours!!!  Oh good grief…I’m gonna watch it but 3 hours of DiCaprio is gonna hurt.  I wish Scorsese would find a new partner.

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    KT
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    #122004

    Harvey’s gonna have to go all Tony Soprano on Academy voters if he wants any of his films in the big categories, namely Best Picture.

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    Benedick
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    #122005

    I would love love love to see different films win the Globes, DGA, PGA, and SAG ensemble, so we have real suspense going into Oscar night.  When was the last time that happened?  The Pleistocene era?  That would be the best!

    That had me curious enough to check to see if that had ever happened, which I didn’t think it had, and I was right – there’s never been 4 different films to win, but in 1992, before the SAG awards existed, Scent of a Woman won the Globe, Crying Game won the PGA, and Eastwood (Unforgiven) won the DGA.

    Since the SAG, there’s been 4 years – 2000, 2001, 2004 and 2006 in which 3 films won, but some of those years were not as suspenseful as that statistic would indicate.

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    #122006

    When a journalist raves about a performance as the biggest and grandest of one’s career but
    then in the next breath states that “Leo is lucky he doesnt have compete against Redford, Hanks, Dern,
    Ejiofor and McConaughey at the Golden globes, to me it spells…”he aint all that good”.

    If an actor opens Xmas day and is  that great…then he should become the frontrunner and steamroll
    his way to the oscar…doesnt matter what category he is in…

    I have thought all along that Wolf is minor Scorsese and i wont change my mind until I see it for myself.
    As far as Leo goes…..maybe another year…if he does get nominated for best actor, it will be at
    McConaugheys expense…

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    TomHardys
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    #122007

    People over here are severely underestimating McConaughey’s chances. We’ll talk in a few weeks.

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    #122008

    When Wolf was announced I crossed my fingers and hoped it would be major Scorsese, and that Leo would get that Oscar (or at least break his snub streak). I’m glad to see it’s on that track.

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    Tom O’Neil
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    Sasha stone is a Scorsese FANATIC. Remember how she lost her marbles rah-rahing for “The Departed.” So after the screening I asked her if she thought “Wolf” measured up. “Yes!” she gasped. Another one of our other pundits, Jeff Wells, went wild gushing that it’s the greatest movie of the year as he waved his arms in the air hysterically. That’s the kind of passion this is generating. But I don’t think that will be the consensus view. While everybody has a great time at this 3-hour romp through Candyland, it’s three-note: sex, drugs, moolah. No subtlety. While this guy is ripping off duped investors, I would’ve liked to see how people suffered as a result. None of that. This movie has no conscience. It doesn’t care. It doesn’t want to interrupt the pleasure ride for any introspection. Also, these people are not likeable. Everybody on screen is a raging asshole — far worse (by 5,000%) than “Social Network.” There’s nothing huggable — a la “King’s Speech” or “The Aritst” or “Slumdog” — in “Wolf.” It never stops bearing its teeth. That could be its chief problem with the academy crowd.

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    Laactingnyc
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    #122010

    I have it at #2 for Best Picture and Director and #1 for Best Actor.

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    #122011

    People over here are severely underestimating McConaughey’s chances. We’ll talk in a few weeks.

    Not true. But no one will believe he’s winning Oscar until the envelope is open. 

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    TomHardys
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    [quote=”tomhardys”]People over here are severely underestimating McConaughey’s chances. We’ll talk in a few weeks.

    Not true. But no one will believe he’s winning Oscar until the envelope is open. [/quote]

    I’m sorry but it is true. Many people in here say that if there is going any snub, Matthew McConaughey will the be the one to drop out. I don’t think that will happen but to each their own.

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