Comic Con took place last week and Laremy and I dig into some of the reveals, offering thoughts on a few of the trailers that premiered, the images and new movies that were announced before answering your questions and voice mails, which bring up topics such as video game movies, Rotten Tomatoes and our favorite actors. Then we finish things off with our regular allotment of games. Hope you enjoy.
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- 00:00-00:58 - Introduction
- 00:59-2:58 - Show notes
- 2:59-22:39 - 2014 Comic Con recap
- 22:40-24:47 - [Listener Question] How do you guys feel about adapting video games into films in general? I personally think it never works as video games are already a visual representation of a story, where as books are just words that can be brought to life. I ask this because I hear they are thinking of making a film of The Last of Us; a story that I considered to be perfectly told in game format and feel a movie will come off as nothing more than another bland post-apocalyptic movie. [Baca]
- 24:48-26:42 - [Listener Question] I've always felt that some of the best movies don't always get 95-100% on Rotten Tomatoes, the best movies are indecisive and usually end up landing around 70% or sometimes even 50-60%. Would you guys agree with that statement? I bring it up mostly because you guys enjoyed Lucy, it ends up with a 58% on RT, but then breaks 44 million opening weekend. Do we just chalk that up to Rotten Tomatoes being a ridiculous and a bad way of rating movies. [Mitch]
- 26:43-36:31 - Box-Office Challenge Update (chart below)
- 36:32-41:48 - [Listener Voicemail] Aidan - Favorite Actors
- 41:49-44:47 - [Listener Voicemail] Mitch - RottenTomatoes
- 44:48-52:02 - On DVD & Blu-ray This Week
- 52:03-56:55 - Over / Under
- B for A Most Wanted Man [Hudsucker]
- $40 million, the amount Godzilla makes in Japan [Mitch]
- 250 comments on Brad's review of Stars Wars VII [Guthrie]
- $1bn worldwide for Hobbit 3. First one was just over, second one just under [andyluvsfilms]
- 56:56-1:00:20 - Buy or Sell
- Clarius Entertainment closes shop within the next 2 years [Hudsucker]
- Edge of Tomorrow is the best summer blockbuster this year (now that summer is pretty much over). [kclaw31]
- Laremy listened to Brad and Kevin's TIFF announcement pod. [Mitch]
- Laremy felt cheated on and harbors anger towards Kevin now [Mitch]
- Laremy gets a profile picture for Disqus in the next 6 months [ifearjohnny]
- Guardians of the Galaxy moves below 75% on Rotten Tomatoes during its theatrical run. [ifearjohnny]
- Laremy watches ONE of the Before films before the end of 2014. [maja]
- 1:00:21-1:04:17 - Playing the Percentages
- % Chance Expendables 3 makes it in the black (90$ million budget according to wikipedia), even though it was leaked online last week. (Mitch)
- % chance: Step Up: All In has better reviews than Tammy (23%) [ifearjohnny]
- % of listeners who have met in real life based on interaction from the site
- % chance Stephen Daldry's film Trash gets released in the US in 2014 [Roland]
- % chance Transformers: Age of Extinction breaks the 1 billion mark ($923,857,000 now according to wikipedia) [Mitch]
- % chance Wally Pfister directs an oscar nominated film [kclaw31]
- % chance that Luc Besson can ever return to the glory of his best film, The Professional [Greg Mariotti]
- 1:04:18-1:05:12 - #GoodTweet (singular)
- 1:05:13-1:06:26 - Closing
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Summer 2014 Box-Office Draft
Brad vs. Laremy
|A Million Ways to Die in the West||May 30||$40m||$84.4m||-$15.5m|
|Edge of Tomorrow||Jun 6||$175m||$359m||-$78.4m|
|22 Jump Street||Jun 13||$50m||$278.2m||$153.2m|
|Think Like a Man Too||Jun 20||$24m||$66.8m||$6.8m|
|Transformers: Age of Extinction||Jun 27||$210m||$966.4m||$441.4m|
|Dawn of the Planet of the Apes||Jul 11||$170m||$354.3m||-$70.6m|
|The Purge: Anarchy||Jul 18||$9m||$58.5m||$36m|
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Aug 8|
|Step Up All In||Aug 8|
|The Expendables 3||Aug 15|
|The Amazing Spider-Man 2||May 2||$250m||$706.3m||$81.3m|
|X-Men: Days of Future Past||May 23||$200m||$739.4m||$239.4m|
|The Fault in Our Stars||Jun 6||$12m||$256.1m||$226.1m|
|How to Train Your Dragon 2||Jun 13||$145m||$424.1m||$61.6m|
|Planes: Fire and Rescue||Jul 18||$50m||$56.3m||-$68.6m|
|Sex Tape||Jul 18||$40m||$37.1m||-$62.8m|
|Guardians of the Galaxy||Aug 1|
The Summer 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 May through August 2014. The draft took place on April 29, 2014 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.
The outro music on this episode is Clint Mansell's "In the Wall Side 2" courtesy of Death Waltz Recording Company.