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Did NBC stiff 'Lone Survivor' a little while previewing great holiday movies?


Watch and take the poll.

Okay, okay. I'm definitely willing to admit that I could go either way here (which is why I put this on the blog). But it stuck out to me enough to pose the question to you.

While previewing potential Hollywood hits for the holidays, NBC's "Today" show hosted Variety editor Ramin Setoodeh. One of the films the trio discussed was "Lone Survivor," the much-anticipated film adaptation of Marcus Luttrell's epic true story about his SEAL unit that was attacked in Afghanistan. At least one person has called it the 'best war film every made." It's stars Mark Wahlberg, among others.

But you might not quite get how great the film is from the way the group talked about it. Give it a watch below (at the 1:40 mark) and compare it to the way they talked about the other films:

Maybe it's that Setoodeh, Willie Geist, and Natalie Morales just didn't know as much about that film. That's fine. And they do admit the film is the work of their sister company, Universal. So maybe they froze a little on the spot. I've done the same thing during live interviews. Or maybe you think nothing really stood out to you as odd.

So the question is probably not as much as "Was it done on purpose?" as it is, "Did it seem a little odd at all?"

Maybe. Maybe not. Weigh in.

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