It's an episode filled with awards talk including the New York Film Critics results, the Oscar documentary shortlist, a look at the genre categories at the Critics' Choice Awards and an Oscar lightning round. Considering it's Tuesday we also take a look at the new DVDs and Blu-rays releasing this week (The Dark Knight Rises anyone?) and on top of that Laremy is once again trying to guess the movie based on the foreign movie title. Then there is the ever-reliable Over/Under and Buy or Sell segments along with a great Watch This or Watch That segment.
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.
- 00:00-00:43 - Introduction
- 00:44-5:34 - Award talk, category consideration and more
- 5:35-11:24 - Box-Office Challenge (chart below)
- 11:25-17:27 - Oscar Documentary shortlist, New York Film Critics results and Oscar odds
- 17:28-19:53 - Oscar lightning round submitted by Aleonardis
- 19:54-22:02 - [Listener Question] With Zero Dark Thirty being the last film to release theatrically and wide, does that impact it's Best Picture race as far as a win goes? It's opening nationwide on the 11th of January and by that time, movies like Les Mis and Django will have been talked about and seen for the most part. [Aleonardis]
- 22:03-28:55 - New DVDs and Blu-rays
- 28:56-31:23 - [Listener Question] While I am sure DVD's will die out in the next few years, do you think blu rays or physical discs in general for movies is going to eventually die? or do you think physical discs for movies will always be available regardless of the future of technology? [Nav]
- 31:24-38:33 - [Listener Question] Oh and do you think re-buying movies on blu-ray (for the movies I own in DVD right now) worth it? I would like to see certain movies that I own on DVD, on blu ray like The Prestige, Gladiator, I Robot, Lord of the Rings etc., but is it really worth re-buying? [Nav]
- 38:34-50:07 - Over / Under
- 5.5 years until Andrew Dominik makes another movie (Jesse James was in '07 and Chopper was in 2000. Apparently his films are not commercial) [Disco Paco]
- 1.5 Oscar Directing wins for Wally Pfister [JN Films]
- 10 Years till Johnny Depp wins a Oscar [JN Films]
- 8 Years till Twilight gets Rebooted/Spin-off/Sequel [JN Films]
- 1.5 Oscars for Megan Ellison [Josh P]
- 10 years until a foreign film wins Best Picture [Josh P]
- 12.5 years till Nolan shoots on digital [Aleonardis]
- $130 million domestic for "Les Miserables" [Xarnis]
- 2.5 years until the BnL Podcast is also produced in video form [Xarnis]
- 50:08-52:51 - Guess the movie based on its foreign title (German edition)
- In the Body of the Enemy
- The Chaos-Dad
- In the Nuts
- 52:52-59:14 - Buy or Sell
- Nolan won't direct another movie till his D.P. Wally Pfister is finished with his film, Transcendence
- Zero Dark Thirty has the biggest Box Office of the Best Picture nominees, if nominated of course.
- James Franco, Joseph Gordon-Levitt or Ryan Gosling will receive an Oscar nomination for Best Director.
- The Academy will combine Sound Mixing and Sound Editing into a single Sound Design category.
- Steven Spielberg has already made his Top 5 films
- The light seeping into every dark room in Lincoln (which was in almost every scene) was a deliberate and artistic choice -- that of a metaphor on America's journey out of the Dark Ages (slavery) and into a more enlightened period in its history
- David O. Russell is in the top tier of working American directors
- 59:15-1:02:42 - Watch This or Watch That (Director Swap)
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo directed by Christopher Nolan, or Inception directed by David Fincher
- Drive directed by Joe Wright, or Hanna directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
- Magnolia directed by Andrew Dominik, or Killing Them Softly directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
- Hugo directed by Lynn Ramsey, or We Need to Talk About Kevin directed by Martin Scorsese
- A Serious Man directed by Danny Boyle, or Slumdog Millionaire directed by the Coen Brothers
- 1:02:43-1:05:13 - #GoodTweets
- 1:05:14-1:07:22 - People are getting sick at screenings of The Hobbit
- 1:07:23-1:08:49 - Last minute chatter and be sure and see The Intouchables at some point
- 1:08:50-1:11:00 - Closing
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Fall 2012 Movie Box-Office Draft
Brad vs. Laremy
|The Master||Sep 14||$35m||$17.1m||-$70.3m|
|Taken 2||Oct 5||$45m||$360.9m||$248.4m|
|Cloud Atlas||Oct 26||$100m||$53m||-$196.9m|
|Wreck-It Ralph||Nov 2||$165m||$202.2m||-$210.2m|
|Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2||Nov 16||$120m||$702.3m||$402.3m|
|Red Dawn||Nov 21||$65m||$31.3m||-$131.1m|
|Life of Pi||Nov 21||$120m||$108.8m||-$191.1m|
|Django Unchained||Dec 25||$0|
|Les Miserables||Dec 25||$61m||$0|
|Resident Evil: Retribution||Sep 14||$65m||$221.8m||$59.3m|
|Paranormal Activity 4||Oct 19||$5m||$138.2m||$125.7m|
|Alex Cross||Oct 19||$23m||$25.4m||-$32m|
|Anna Karenina||Nov 16||$50m||$15.2m||-$109.7m|
|The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey||Dec 14||$150m||$0|
|The Impossible||Dec 21||$45m||$51.2m||-$61.3m|
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.