Oscar nominations are out and you better believe we're discussing them, right along with last night's Critics Choice Awards winners and we also have reviews of Ride Along, The Nut Job and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit in another action packed episode of the RopeofSilicon Podcast.
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- 00:00-1:42 - Introduction
- 1:43-4:54 - College basketball
- 4:55-8:15 - Show notes
- 8:16-14:23 - Talking people
- 14:24-23:57 - 2014 Oscar Nominations
- 23:58-32:12 - 2014 Critics Choice Awards
- 32:13-40:13 - [Listener Question] You guys often talk about how people on the Internet always need something to complain about. Today, after watching the Oscar nominations, I actually read YouTube comments where people were complaining about the fact that MAN OF STEEL and ELYSIUM were missing from the Best VFX race. Honestly, what is wrong with people? Criticism of the Academy is always welcome, but why do many people fail to realize that there are only five (or ten) slots in each category? [TheOneWhoKnocks]
- 40:14-46:54 - The Nut Job review (read Laremy's review here)
- 46:55-54:02 - Ride Along review (read Brad's review here and Laremy's here)
- 54:03-1:16:08 - Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit review (read Brad's review here)
- 1:16:09-1:17:18 - [Listener Question] Which of these notorious best picture winners deserve reconsideration in your opinion: Crash, A Beautiful Mind, Chicago, Shakespeare in Love, The English Patient, Out of Africa, Chariots of Fire, Gandhi... [brace]
- 1:17:19-1:26:43 - [Listener Question] With all the "controversy" surrounding The Wolf of Wall Street this year, and even Zero Dark Thirty last year, and knowing you guys both seemed to disagree with it, I am wondering if you have ever thought the controversy surrounding a film was deserved? Are there any movies you consider controversial? Have you ever been offended by a film? [Jake H]
- 1:26:44-1:26:45 - [Listener Question] Part of the reason Laremy seems to dislike DUB A DUB is because it promotes bad behavior. My question is this: is the filmmaker obligated to denounce his/her characters' actions? Plenty of great movies have been made in the past about reprehensible characters whom we are supposed to root for. Is it just a matter of one's personal morality? [TheOneWhoKnocks]
- 1:26:46-1:27:41 - [Listener Question] With Behind the Candelabra scooping some BAFTA nominations thanks to a theatrical release here, do you think it would have been a player at the Oscars if it had it not been on TV? [Seensome]
- 1:27:41-1:33:56 - Over / Under
- 5 the most number of wins for any film at the Oscars 2014 [topyxyz]
- 3 Oscar wins for American Hustle [robotsrule]
- 2.5 disappointments/surprises by both Brad and Laremy (each) in the Oscar nominations list [John D.]
- 1.5 months before Laremy adds a title to his Recommended Films of 2014 list [TheOneWhoKnocks]
- C- from Brad for Seth Macfarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West [Magille Foote]
- 1:33:57-1:35:35 - Buy or Sell
- There's a Director/Best Picture split once again at this year's Oscars and David O. Russell is not involved in either. [John D.]
- There will be no more Riddick movies starring Vin Diesel.
- Lone Survivor will be Peter Berg's highest grossing and highest rated film on RT for the remainder of his career [robotsrule]
- David O. Russell manages to pull off a sweep of all four acting categories for a third time. [TheOneWhoKnocks]
- 1:35:36-1:38:49 - Playing the Percentages
- % chance American Hustle wins Best Picture [Alex]
- % chance Best picture - Director split at this year's Oscars too [Mykael]
- % chance the "Best Ensemble" SAG winner ends up winning Best Picture [Chris]
- % chance The Nut Job is the worst animated movie ever [Aidan Khan]
- 1:38:50-1:40:18 - #GoodTweets
- 1:40:19-1:40:46 - [Listener Question] Brad, are you considering replacing that Moonrise Kingdom sequence with something different for 2014?
- 1:40:47-1:43:25 - Closing
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Winter 2014 Box-Office Draft
Brad vs. Laremy
|Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit||Jan 16||$60m|
|I, Frankenstein||Jan 23|
|3 Days to Kill||Feb 20|
|300: Rise of an Empire||Mar 6|
|Mr. Peabody & Sherman||Mar 6|
|Need for Speed||Mar 13|
|A Haunted House 2||Mar 27|
|Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones||Jan 2||$5m||$64.2m||$51.7m|
|The Legend of Hercules||Jan 9||$70m||$12.2m||-162.7m|
|Devil's Due||Jan 16||$7m|
|That Awkward Moment||Jan 30|
|The LEGO Movie||Feb 6|
|The Grand Budapest Hotel||Mar 6|
|Muppets Most Wanted||Mar 20|
|Captain America: The Winter Soldier||Apr 3|
|Rio 2||Apr 10|
The Winter 2014 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 January through April 2014. The draft took place on December 13, 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.