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Guys, James just tweeted this.

"The last year when I awarded 4 stars to more than two films was 2003. Hmm..."

The Wolf of Wall Street is getting 4 stars. I'm super excited.

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Although I badly want this to happen, reviews coming from elsewhere haven't given me confidence. Are there any other choices? What about Her? That seems to be getting raves everywhere else, or could James have not seen it yet.

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I'm assuming that it's Wolf because he tweeted about it earlier today.

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Steven wrote:
I'm assuming that it's Wolf because he tweeted about it earlier today.

Ok. I just read that tweet and some subsequent tweets. From reading them, I am hoping this is Leo's year, more than anything else. That man has been screwed by the Academy more than most actors I can think of. And yeah, I think you're right in that it could be Scorsese's latest. Thank God WoWS is coming here on Dec 25th. Hugo didn't make it until late March, much later than the Oscars.

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HER is a possibility; after talking with him via email about a week ago, he said he's already seen it and has it in his Top 10. But if that's the four-star movie we're talking about, he would've tweeted about it before now.

So yeah, it's WOLF OF WALL STREET.

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This just makes me all the more upset that I might not be able to see it until DVD.

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Balaji Sivaraman wrote:
Although I badly want this to happen, reviews coming from elsewhere haven't given me confidence. Are there any other choices? What about Her? That seems to be getting raves everywhere else, or could James have not seen it yet.


Reviews coming from elsewhere? Where? It's rocking a 90% on tomatoes right now.


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Reviews coming from elsewhere? Where? It's rocking a 90% on tomatoes right now.

Well, it was at 79 on Metacritic with both Her and American Hustle being above it by some margin. That's why I thought this wouldn't be as well-reviewed. Not that I personally care though.

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Balaji Sivaraman wrote:
roastbeef_ajus wrote:
Reviews coming from elsewhere? Where? It's rocking a 90% on tomatoes right now.

Well, it was at 79 on Metacritic with both Her and American Hustle being above it by some margin. That's why I thought this wouldn't be as well-reviewed. Not that I personally care though.


There must have been some super-early screenings somewhere. Most of the critics I follow (JB, Roeper, Dustin Putman, Travis Hopson of punchdrunkcritics.com, etc.) don't have their reviews up yet, so that score could increase by quite a bit.

Obviously, Roeper is going to give it an A+. He's been generous with that rating lately.

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Oh it's for sure gonna be The Wolf of Wall Street; I mean look at how rapturously James was gushing over DiCaprio and his performance and plus he tweeted several other times about the film so yep, Scorsese has "Wolfed" another 4-star rating from James! :D


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Stephanie Zacharek gave the film a negative review. In the great tradition of modern sophistication, she has been told in her comments section to hang herself in her closet.


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Stephanie Zacharek gave the film a negative review. In the great tradition of modern sophistication, she has been told in her comments section to hang herself in her closet.

Yeah, how dare a critic not kiss Sorcese's ass. :roll:


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Stephanie Zacharek gave the film a negative review. In the great tradition of modern sophistication, she has been told in her comments section to hang herself in her closet.

Considering the depths that Internet trolls are capable of sinking to, especially when their target is a woman, she got off pretty light.

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Stephanie Zacharek gave the film a negative review. In the great tradition of modern sophistication, she has been told in her comments section to hang herself in her closet.


She probably didn't understand the movie. Scorsese made this film as a tribute to bros. Making millions, partying everyday, alwAys having babes around...these are #tfm moves that a woman just couldn't understand.


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roastbeef_ajus wrote:
MGamesCook wrote:
Stephanie Zacharek gave the film a negative review. In the great tradition of modern sophistication, she has been told in her comments section to hang herself in her closet.


She probably didn't understand the movie. Scorsese made this film as a tribute to bros. Making millions, partying everyday, alwAys having babes around...these are #tfm moves that a woman just couldn't understand.


I have a feeling that's not the point of the film. Scorsese's work generally has more of a moral conscience than that.

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roastbeef_ajus wrote:
MGamesCook wrote:
Stephanie Zacharek gave the film a negative review. In the great tradition of modern sophistication, she has been told in her comments section to hang herself in her closet.


She probably didn't understand the movie. Scorsese made this film as a tribute to bros. Making millions, partying everyday, alwAys having babes around...these are #tfm moves that a woman just couldn't understand.


I have a feeling that's not the point of the film. Scorsese's work generally has more of a moral conscience than that.


Yeah, this definitely isn't a "tribute to bros." And to insinuate that a woman wouldn't be able to understand a movie is kind of insulting.

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That's a pretty misogynist and sexist thing to say :roll: i'm sure she understood the film just fine.


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That's a pretty misogynist and sexist thing to say :roll: i'm sure she understood the film just fine.


Probably not. I mean I didn't "get" Mona Lisa Smile because I'm not a babe (although it worked its wonders on my lady friend at the time). She just probably didn't understand how awesome the life and times of Jordan Belfort were: #BAUCE.


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roastbeef_ajus wrote:
Vexer wrote:
That's a pretty misogynist and sexist thing to say :roll: i'm sure she understood the film just fine.


Probably not. I mean I didn't "get" Mona Lisa Smile because I'm not a babe (although it worked its wonders on my lady friend at the time). She just probably didn't understand how awesome the life and times of Jordan Belfort were: #BAUCE.

OK I have no clue what you're saying now, just cause a person dosen't like a Scorcese film dosen't automatically mean they don't "understand" it.


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roastbeef_ajus wrote:
Vexer wrote:
That's a pretty misogynist and sexist thing to say :roll: i'm sure she understood the film just fine.


Probably not. I mean I didn't "get" Mona Lisa Smile because I'm not a babe (although it worked its wonders on my lady friend at the time). She just probably didn't understand how awesome the life and times of Jordan Belfort were: #BAUCE.


I don't see anything great or enviable about belfort's life and times. If I had that kind of money I can assure you I would spend it a little differently. He's a sociopath who got off way too easy.


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