Today the 2013 Golden Globe Awards give us plenty to talk about including Oscar speculation and Jodie Foster's speech. On top of that we breeze through new DVDs and Blu-rays, discuss our time watching "Book of Mormon" and return to the Django Unchained conversation. We play a little Over/Under, Buy or Sell and Watch This or Watch That and get to as many of your questions as we can as this episode almost hits two hours long.
As always, I have broken down this episode on a minute-by-minute basis if you would like to skip ahead and below I have featured the information on how to download the podcast, find us on iTunes or merely just listen in your browser.
- 00:00-1:50 - Introduction
- 1:51-5:18 - Xarnis wants to know who John C. Reilly Security Guard is.
- 5:19-7:13 - Would You Rather get no comments on your article / review or only "GoodComments" [G-Man]
- 7:14-12:22 - Answering a couple of questions from Wahoo
- 12:23-15:49 - Future of live-blogging on RopeofSilicon
- 15:50-18:28 - We saw "Book of Mormon"
- 18:29-42:53 - 2013 Golden Globe Awards reactions
- 42:54-44:56 - New DVDs and Blu-rays
- 44:57-48:43 - Laremy has an aside about the Oscars. Should the Academy be the ones that vote on the Oscars or should someone else?
- 48:44-1:01:27 - [Listener Question] Trishana's Django Unchained question revisited (click here for the article discussed)
- 1:01:28-1:09:48 - Laremy's rant
- 1:09:49-1:11:26 - [Listener Question] In your opinion, which group of voters is more inept: Academy voters or the Baseball Writers Association of America? The BBWAA didn't elect a single person to the Hall of Fame this year, but the Academy *did* nominate 'War Horse' and 'The Kids are All Right' for Best Picture in the past two years. [Jon Sullivan]
- 1:11:27-1:13:09 - Would the Oscars be better without nominees?
- 1:13:10-1:14:58 - [Listener Question] The BAFTAs have a unique category in the Rising Star Award which is an award to an up-and-coming actor/actress where the nominations are selected by BAFTA members but the winner is selected by a public vote. I believe this was introduced to engage a younger audience in the awards and I wanted to ask whether you think the Oscars should adopt a similar award to engage a younger audience also? Do you think the Oscars would ever include awards which were voted for by the public in an attempt to encourage audience participation and interest? [Chas UK]
- 1:14:59-1:20:28 - [Listener Question] I recently re-watched 'Magic Mike' and was reminded of Laremy's statement how he didn't know it was directed by Soderbergh until he saw his name in the end credits. There are filmmakers, such as Quentin Tarantino, Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, etc., with very distinctive style that, even if you didn't know it beforehand, you could probably make an educated guess as to who directed the movie upon seeing it. Apart from them having a clear creative voice, how much -- if at all -- is it a limitation at the same time, impeding them from being more versatile, instead of simply being good at their niche? [the colleague]
- 1:20:29-1:29:19 - Over / Under
- 100 percent chance Daniel Day-Lewis wins his 3rd Oscar. [Aleonardis]
- 1.5 Oscar nominations for the RoS readership. [Aleonardis]
- $100 million domestic gross for Zero Dark Thirty. [Kessler]
- 2 musical numbers from Seth MacFarlane at the Oscars. [Kessler]
- 15 inappropriate things Seth MacFarlane says at the Oscars [JN Films]
- 2.5 years till a Magic Mike sequel [JN Films]
- .5 more movies about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden. [Andrew J.S.]
- 5 years until Ben Affleck gets nominated for a Directing Oscar [Corbin]
- 55 percent chance that Pain and Gain gets well reviewed by the vast majority of critics, but at least one of you doesn't like it. [Corbin]
- 6 more months until the French Connection reappears. [Corbin]
- $850 million worldwide for Jurassic Park 4. [Corbin]
- 2.5 awards for QueenBear from its Oscar and Annie Award nominations (has 1 Oscar and 8 Annie nominations) [the colleague]
- 15.5 trailers Brad sees in their entirety this year (not counting 'Man of Steel' and 'Pacific Rim') [the colleague]
- 2.5 Weinstein Oscar wins [cordia]
- 3.5 best picture nominees to earn over 300 million worldwide [cordia]
- 26 percent chance "Amour" wins either the "Best Picture", "Best Director", "Leading Actress", or "Original Screenplay" Oscar [G-Man]
- 5 years until the Academy nominates only 5 films for best picture. [Will-E]
- 4 Years before The Shawshank Redemption gets dethroned as #1 on IMDB's Top 250 [G-Man]
- 1:29:20-1:34:00 - Buy or Sell
- 'Man of Steel' will be considered the best Superman film upon its release. [Xarnis]
- 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' is better than the original [Xarnis]
- Brad gets his own Letterboxd account [Xarnis]
- Kathryn Bigalow's next film is not about the military [Justin Golding]
- Pacific Rim is a financial failure [Justin Golding]
- Brad or Laremy would host the Oscars for free if asked (expenses paid)
- No movie gets more than 3 wins (last time this happened 7 years ago in 2006 with Crash)
- Brad and Laremy go to every major festival sometime in the future. [Aleonardis]
- Oz: The Great and Powerful becomes one of your choices as one of the worst movies of 2013. [Corbin]
- Gwenyth Paltrow gets an Oscar, then goes backstage and drinks herself to death. [Corbin]
- Quentin Tarantino's next film is his best work yet. [Corbin]
- Ben Affleck wins best director for this next film.
- The Oscars follow the Globes with having the best ratings in 6 years
- 1:34:01-1:27:26 - Watch This / Watch That - Oscar Controversy Edition [Susan]
- 2005 - Crash vs. Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee won)
- 2002 - Chicago vs. The Pianist (Polanski won)
- 2000 - Gladiator vs. Traffic (Soderbergh won)
- 1998 - Shakespeare in Love vs. Saving Private Ryan (Spielberg won)
- 1989 - Driving Miss Daisy vs. Born on the 4th of July (Stone won and Beresford wasn't even nominated for Director)
- 1:27:27-1:40:38 - #GoodTweets
- 1:40:39-1:42:29 - [Listener Question] If you saw a film that supported a thesis you were against, do you think you could still enjoy it for its artistic merits? For example, if you were an atheist, do you think you would be able to enjoy a film that pushed a religious agenda if you felt the story was well developed, the characters had strong motivations and the direction was executed well? [Josh P.]
- 1:42:30-1:43:27 - [Listener Question] You guys ever wonder what directors think they're BEST movie is/was? Nolan, Fincher, Refn, Spielberg, Tarantino, Kubrick, Scorsese, ETC. [Aleonardis]
- 1:43:28-1:44:21 - [Listener Question] Do you think that The Academy would snub a fantastic aesthetic of a movie if it was something they didn't like, such as a terrific score in an overly precocious kids movie or a groundbreaking performance in a typical rom-com, and, in the past, have you had an element of a mediocre movie that you would put in a 'best' lineup for the Oscars? [Corbin]
- 1:44:22-1:46:14 - [Listener Question] I know several people that when watching a movie at home, they have their phone or tablet in their hand at all times. They are returning texts, commenting on Facebook, tweeting, playing words with friends. I have made an agreement that whatever the movie is that we are "watching" during their secondary phone/tablet interaction, they actually did not see it. AKA it doesn't count. Their opinion of the film doesn't count in my book as they actually did NOT watch the film. I have been told that I am old fashion and to "get with the times" and that it is "normal" I refuse to move from my position. What are your thoughts on this? [Wahoo]
- 1:46:15-1:52:00 - Closing
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Fall 2012 Movie Box-Office Draft
Brad vs. Laremy
|The Master||Sep 14||$35m||$20.5m||-$66.9m|
|Taken 2||Oct 5||$45m||$371.5m||$259m|
|Cloud Atlas||Oct 26||$100m||$71.1m||-$178.8m|
|Wreck-It Ralph||Nov 2||$165m||$336.2m||-$76.2m|
|Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2||Nov 16||$120m||$822.6m||$522.6m|
|Red Dawn||Nov 21||$65m||$44m||-$118.4m|
|Life of Pi||Nov 21||$120m||$451.1m||$151.1m|
|Django Unchained||Dec 25||$100m||$125.3m||-$124.6m|
|Les Miserables||Dec 25||$61m||$233.8m||$81.3m|
|Resident Evil: Retribution||Sep 14||$65m||$221.8m||$59.3m|
|Paranormal Activity 4||Oct 19||$5m||$140.7m||$128.2m|
|Alex Cross||Oct 19||$23m||$32.8m||-$24.6m|
|Anna Karenina||Nov 16||$50m||$43.3m||-$81.6m|
|The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey||Dec 14||$150m||$886.2m||$511.2m|
|The Impossible||Dec 21||$45m||$89.1m||-$23.3m|
The Fall 2012 Movie Box-Office Draft competition involved both Brad and Laremy "drafting" ten films each in hopes of scoring the largest net total by taking a film's worldwide gross subtracting two-and-a-half-times the reported budget. The film must be released between the months of September-December 2012. The draft took place on August 28 during the RopeofSilicon Podcast which you can listen to right here.
Listed above is all the most recent data as of this post. Budgetary information is not necessarily accurate and will most likely not be accurate until closer to or after each film's release.