|It's all about the money...|
With film after film jumping ship and moving to 2014, it was beginning to feel like 2013 wasn't going to have any high profile end of year releases...and then this news dropped. Yes, it's not official yet, but it looks like Scorsese's 'Wolf of Wall Street' is eyeing a December release date after all. With editing due to be finished the end of November, we could be seeing this flashy Wall Street drama becoming the big ticket money maker for the Christmas box office swell. What does this mean for Oscar? Probably a lot. I've been high on this film's chances since the trailer dropped, and word on the screenplay was VERY good, and with a mixed bag of reviews for 'Rush' and some underwhelming early tweets for 'American Hustle' looming, maybe 'Wolf of Wall Street' is peeking at the right time.
The real question is this; with a wide open Lead Actor race basically boiling down to a breakout performance by an undervalued African American actor and a legend getting raves in a moderately recieved film where he says absolutely nothing (but the word "fuck"), could the overdue nature of DiCaprio's reputation result in a sudden shift in this category? Could he actually WIN the Oscar?
I think so.