Today we're reviewing 300: Rise of an Empire, discussing the differences and similarities between the MTV Movie Awards and Oscars, answering your questions, playing some games, listening to voice mail and answering all of life's important questions.
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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.
- 00:00-2:45 - Introduction
- 2:46-3:52 - Show notes
- 3:53-7:23 - [Listener Question] Any advice for someone petrified of flying? [AlmostFilmCritic]
- 7:24-10:56 - We won some trivia and Laremy's trip to the theater
- 10:57-12:33 - Ali G is back on TV
- 12:34-12:55 - [Listener Question] Will Richard Linklater's movie Boyhood becomes a Criterion Collection release? [Quique Smith]
- 12:56-26:15 - Oscars vs. MTV Movie Awards (one of Laremy's live blogs here)
- 26:16-27:24 - [Listener Question] What are your thoughts on going on dates to the movies? I just don't see anything romantic about sitting in a dark room and not talking. [TheOneWhoKnocks]
- 27:25-30:38 - [Listener Question] What do you think about Kevin Hart hosting the Oscars? Do you think the Academy will ever invite him to host? I can just imagine an incredibly hilarious show for the entire time and the Academy can probably also see a huge ratings boost with him. [Nav]
- 30:39-34:59 - [Listener Question] As a species, why are we so interested in scandal, gossip and bad news? [andyluvsfilms]
- 35:00-39:49 - [Listener Voicemail] Shanda - Taylor Lautner
- 39:50-43:25 - Box-Office Challenge Update (chart below)
- 43:26-55:53 - 300: Rise of an Empire review (read Brad's review here)
- 55:54-1:02:21 - Over / Under
- .4 more Oscar nominations for Lupita Nyong'o [AlmostFilmCritic]
- 19.5 Oscar categories Brad gets right next year [TheOneWhoKnocks]
- 4 seasons of "True Detective" get made [robotsrule]
- 20 more times this year you guys talk about how dark everything is [Hudsucker]
- 5 years until Annapurna Entertainment has a film that wins Best Picture
- 1:02:22-1:10:23 - Buy or Sell
- Much as with Her and Django Unchained, Brad's favorite film of 2014 wins Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars
- Mel Gibson ever gets to do his viking movie [Hudsucker]
- With the rise of VOD and Netflix, sometime in the next 10 years, the Academy will begin to recognize movies not released in theatres [Magill Foote]
- Phillip Seymour Hoffman is nominated for an Oscar (acting) at next year's Academy Awards [EPayneDDS]
- Two of the following will NOT be nominated for Best Director next year: Christopher Nolan, David Fincher, Paul Thomas Anderson. [AlmostFilmCritic]
- JUPITER ASCENDING will be the biggest bomb of the summer. [AlmostFilmCritic]
- 1:10:24-1:14:20 - Playing the Percentages
- % chance Noah Baumbach's "While We're Young" gets released in the US in 2014 [Roland]
- % chance of a Back to the Future remake, reboot, sequel or prequel being made in the next 20 years [Magill Foote]
- % chance that in a population of 8 billion that there's at least one alien amongst us [andyluvsfilms]
- 1:14:21-1:16:42 - The Quotes Game
- "I have to believe that when my eyes are closed, the world's still there."
- "You ever listen to K-Billy's "Super Sounds of the Seventies" weekend?"
- "What a horrible young man you are. This is acting like an animal. A dirty animal that eats it's own feces when hungry."
- 1:16:43-1:18:43 - Randomness
- 1:18:44-1:20:30 - #GoodTweets
- 1:20:31-1:23:59 - Closing
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Winter 2014 Box-Office Draft
Brad vs. Laremy
|Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit||Jan 17||$60m||$131.7m||-$18.2m|
|I, Frankenstein||Jan 24||$68m||$69.2m||-$100.7m|
|3 Days to Kill||Feb 21||$28m||$22m||-$47.9m|
|300: Rise of an Empire||Mar 7||$100m|
|Mr. Peabody & Sherman||Mar 7||$145m|
|Need for Speed||Mar 14|
|A Haunted House 2||Mar 28|
|Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones||Jan 3||$5m||$86.3m||$73.8m|
|The Legend of Hercules||Jan 10||$70m||$39.4m||-$135.5m|
|Devil's Due||Jan 17||$7m||$29.7m||$12.2m|
|That Awkward Moment||Jan 31||$8m||$25.3m||$5.3m|
|The LEGO Movie||Feb 7||$60m||$334m||$184m|
|The Grand Budapest Hotel||Mar 7|
|Muppets Most Wanted||Mar 21|
|Captain America: The Winter Soldier||Apr 4|
|Rio 2||Apr 11|
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.