Welcome to our 2013 Toronto Film Festival preview where Laremy and I are joined by Emma and Aurelien from CinemaTeaser.com and Kevin from The Playlist. We discuss the films we're most looking forward to seeing, our hectic schedules, early buzz and the films we're not exactly looking forward to seeing and some we will unfortunately have to miss.
On top of that Laremy and I answer a few listener questions, play some games, talk about the new DVD and Blu-ray releases and I have a great story for you to close out this episode. Hope you enjoy.
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- 00:00-00:57 - Introduction
- 00:58-3:03 - Show notes
- 3:04-4:28 - [Listener Question] I'm curious as to why you thought "A Farewell To Arms" couldn't be made into a film? I don't quite see any big deal over the ending... sure it's depressing, what's wrong with that? Also, Hemingway's blunt style is perfect for novel to screen translation. [IngmartheBergman]
- 4:29-10:19 - New DVDs and Blu-rays
- 10:20 -59:24 - 2013 Toronto Film Festival preview with guests Emma and Aurelien from CinemaTeaser.com and Kevin from The Playlist
- 59:25-1:02:27 - [Listener Question] First, I want to say that I'm not trying to tell anyone what movie they should or shouldn't see, but, I would definitely recommend that anyone see any film that has won the Palme d'Or because historically that award has always gone to some very interesting choices, but I must say that I was rather taken aback by Laremy's comments about 'Blue is the Warmest Color', especially when he dismissed the film, though perhaps jokingly, on just the image of two girls kissing because, as a gay person, that to me reeked of homophobia. What if a gay person dismissed 'Silver Linings Playbook' because it was about two straight people falling in love who kiss at the end? Again, we live in a country where we're free to see whatever movie we want or like whatever we want, but being dismissive of a same-sex relationship just because it's same-sex came off to me as a little disheartening. [marlonwallace]
- 1:02:28-1:18:29 - [Listener Question] Speaking of homophobia, I also wanted to take issue with Laremy's anticipation of 'Ender's Game'. He anticipates this film more than 'Gravity'? I know he has both films in his Box Office Draft and I'm curious to see how both those sci-fi movies do, though I have a prediction. 'Gravity' will probably be more critically acclaimed over 'Ender's Game' but 'Ender's Game' will probably make more money. 'Ender's Game' looks like 'Star Wars' meets 'The Hunger Games' and, obviously, a movie like 'Ender's Game' which is about the military and war will succeed over 'Gravity', a film that's about loneliness and the human condition because we're obviously a country that values fighting and killing over love and compassion, which is why we'll probably be at war with Syria next week. But, if it wasn't in Laremy's draft, and you had to choose one over the other, which movie would you prefer to see succeed the most and why: 'Ender's Game' or 'Gravity'? [marlonwallace]
- 1:18:30-1:22:20 - Over / Under
- 1.5 movies Brad sees at TIFF that are in his Top Ten Movies of 2013 [Alex]
- 3 more films where Henry Cavill plays Superman [andyluvsfilms]
- 2.5 years until Daniel Day-Lewis goes back to acting [bcf26]
- 5 Best Picture nominees this year earn more than $100 million at box office [Gautam]
- 1:22:21-1:26:32 - Buy or Sell
- Nicolas Cage gets another Oscar nom in his lifetime [Ben Kelly]
- November 2015 will be the highest grossing November ever… primarily because of small movies like Ant-Man, Bond 24, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 and Finding Dory [bcf26]
- Either 12 Years A Slave or Gravity gets an A+ from Brad. [Gautam]
- Chiwetel Ejiofor wins Best Actor Oscar this year for 12 Years a Slave [Gautam]
- 1:26:33-1:33:14 - Playing the Percentages
- % chance 12 Years A Slave is nominated for Best Picture [Aidan Khan]
- % of movies that Brad or Laremy see at TIFF that they will dislike [Ben Kelly]
- % chance Brad and/or Laremy remember Getaway within 1 and 1/2 weeks [Hudsucker]
- % chance the only positive reviewer for Getaway on RT gave it a positive review on purpose just to be contrarian [Nardog]
- % chance a post-credits scene in "Riddick" [Stephen Brownlee]
- 1:33:15-1:35:10 - #GoodTweets
- 1:35:11-1:46:43 - Closing (plus a mid-stream story from Brad's weekend)
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Fall 2013 Box-Office Draft
Brad vs. Laremy
|Ender's Game||Nov 2|
|Inside Llewyn Davis||Dec 7|
|The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug||Dec 14|
|The Monuments Men||Dec 19|
|Anchorman: The Legend Continues||Dec 21|
|Walking with Dinosaurs||Dec 21|
|Jack Ryan||Dec 26|
|The Secret Life of Walter Mitty||Dec 26|
|August: Osage County||Dec 26|
|47 Ronin||Dec 26|
|Insidious: Chapter 2||Sep 13|
|Battle of the Year||Sep 13|
|Machete Kills||Oct 12|
|Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa||Oct 25|
|Last Vegas||Nov 2|
|Thor: The Dark World||Nov 9|
|The Wolf of Wall Street||Nov 16|
|The Hunger Games: Catching Fire||Nov 23|
|Saving Mr. Banks||Dec 14|
|American Hustle||Dec 14|
The Fall 2013 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 in September through December 2013. The draft took place on August 20, 2013 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.