September 22, 2015 at 7:41 am #194517
Closing AFI fest
Limited mid-December run, Christmas day wide expansion
Comedy Golden Globes
major, MAJOR twist in the race!!!! so excitingSeptember 22, 2015 at 8:09 am #194520
If anyone was invested in the race two years ago and thought, ‘Hey, I wonder what a film that is the love child of American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street would look like?’, then you’re in luck!September 22, 2015 at 8:13 am #194521
…and exits the Oscar race as soon as people realize it is just a fancier version of Too Big to Fail, and they realize that this will be a total flop and Paramount is only releasing it this year to give Silence all their attention next year. No nominations, other than maybe Ryan Gosling.
I’ve read the book, and I was curious to see the direction this film would take – the wrong one!
Don’t hold your breath for this one, friends. Under any other studio this year – FSL, SPC, Warner Brothers, Weinstein – this would be relegated to the middle of the year and a Summer release, but this is just Paramount’s attempt at having a film in contention for the prestigious prizes. What else do they have? Rings? Daddy’s Home? Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation? I know they have Anomalisa, and that could be a big player in some categories, but no, The Big Short is not really a twist in the season.
The worst part about the trailer is how they try and make it look like it is going to be funny, and they are aiming it at the Wolf of Wall Street fanbase, but being very familiar wiht this material, it is not going anywhere.September 22, 2015 at 8:14 am #194522
The trailer suggests that Bale or Carell could be leads. Pitt and Leo both look like they could have decent supporting performances. Gosling and Tomei are kind of absent or unimportant looking?
I think it enters a pretty dry Comedy/Musical field for the Globes and if the script is good could really contend in the writing fields. I wouldn’t count it out of BP and BD either, considering the lack of enthusiasm for those categories after the fall festivals.September 22, 2015 at 8:26 am #194524
but being very familiar wiht this material, it is not going anywhere.
But then I read your current signature and I question your “familiarity” with knowing what WILL “go anywhere.” 😛
You actually make a bloody good point – but my signature is quite dated, and is more of a bit of a protest against the fact that the GD editors don’t seem to care for what WE want, but instead the studio wants. I was never predicting them, I just wanted them to be added 😛
Oh, and I am pretty sure that being familiar with hardcore stock market and finance literature is a little bit more credible than trying to predict the GD predictions centre 😉
Good effort, try again next time.September 22, 2015 at 8:54 am #194525
I mean…I’m not going to count this one out just yet. That’s one hell of a cast and it looks like a lot of fun. And I’m all for shaking up the race, especially with this group of actors that I really like. I guess Bale is the lead, but Carrell looks like he might have a scene-stealing supporting role that can definitely get into the current lineup that doesn’t have too many frontrunners. Adam McKay behind the screenplay and directing? Hmm… Either Paramount thinks it really has something here or…I don’t know. At the very least, with the star power behind it, this can do well at the comedy races at GGs. However, I can already see the controversy with absolutely no women featured in the trailer (considering some of this year’s biggest frontrunners so far have women front and center).September 22, 2015 at 9:56 am #194527
Isn’t it nice when people don’t bullshit moviegoers with Oscar wins? This is Brad Pitt acting, so he’s rightfully billed as an Academy Award Nominee….unlike Academy Award “Winner” Matt Damon.September 22, 2015 at 10:17 am #194528
But Damon and Pitt are Oscar winners. Just because they aren’t as ‘showy’ as acting ones, they aren’t any less important. Try making Good Will Hunting without a script, and 12 Years a Slave without producers…see where that gets you!September 22, 2015 at 10:31 am #194529
Nobody said anything one type of Oscar being more important than the other. That was pretty clear.September 22, 2015 at 10:43 am #194530
But they aren’t bullshitting cinema goers with anything by saying Damon is an Oscar winner. He IS an Oscar winner.September 22, 2015 at 11:29 am #194531
That Wolf of Wall Street/American Hustle vibe they put together with that trailer got my attention
Damn bruhSeptember 22, 2015 at 11:34 am #194532
It does seem a little disingenuous. If George Clooney was directing a movie would you advertise it by calling him Academy Award winning if the Oscar he won wasn’t for directing? Sure it’s true he won an Oscar, but not for the thing he’s doing that’s being advertised. That’s the issue.