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Alright, it’s the end of the month and time for that obligatory predictions recap where I look at the predictions of the month past and tweak them ever so slightly so as to show that I’m paying attention to what the other Oscar bloggers, critics and film festival news has to say. Yeah, and I’m watching the trailers and reading between the lines and trying to stray away from bias predictions. Is it working? My predictions aren’t changing a whole lot from last month, but they are starting to shape up slightly. Trailers for ‘The Counselor’, ‘Blue Jasmine’ and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ have caused those films to either stay right where I expected them to be (I was waning on my heavy predictions for ‘The Counselor’, but was re-energized after that luscious teaser trailer) or move up (yes, I’m on the ‘Wolf’ bandwagon right now). I also happened to see a few films and that caused me to either doubt their chances entirely (‘The Bling Ring’) or cement my assumptions that they will register quite well (‘Before Midnight’). I’ve also thrown some wild card faith in our recent Palme winner (if it gets a US release I could see a HUGE push for Oscar love) and have spread ‘All is Lost’ into a few more categories. Also, the lack of adoration for ‘Monsters University’ (still haven’t seen it yet, but plan to this weekend) has me putting more faith in ‘Frozen’, even though that teaser trailer looked more like ‘Ice Age’ redux than anything else.
Another questionmark came this morning when I heard that SP is debating ‘Foxcatcher’ and what they’re going to do with it. I’ve had that as a heavy hitter since the beginning of the year (subject/Miller/biopic/Oscar bait to the extreme) and so I was contemplating what to do with this information and whether or not I should trim back the film in my predictions, but I’ve come around to feeling that this is mere speculation and until something concrete is announced, I’m leaving it where it is. When the film is finished and deemed unworthy to be released this year, then we’ll have our answer. I still see this as a dark horse this year.
Alas, let’s just get on with it!