More firsts for you today as we have our second official podcast sponsorship and with it comes our first interview as we talk to Matt Olmon about his Kickstarter campaign to fund a short film he's putting together called Paisley. We also get to a ton of your questions, a couple voicemails, plenty of games and for the first time ever, we actually forgot to cover new DVDs and Blu-rays so if you need my thoughts on those click here.
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- 00:00-00:47 - Introduction
- 00:48-5:43 - Show notes
- 5:44-9:57 - Box-Office Challenge Update (chart below)
- 9:58-12:00 - More notes
- 12:01-16:18 - More Die Hard films [Anthony K]
- 16:19-17:35 - [Listener Question] Can't believe both of you didn't mention Martin Scorsese as one of Your favourite or best Directors, not saying he is the #1 director of all time but if you mention so many names and not mention Scorsese? Did you forget him or think he doesn't make good movies? [Cordia]
- 17:36-20:51 - [Listener Question] Is there an expectation if you attend a screening as a press member that you'll write a review for it? I'm guessing the answer is no since I know Laremy sometimes goes but someone else covers the review on Film.com. But are you required to write a certain number of reviews per year? How about if you request a Blu-ray / DVD copy? [G-Man]
- 20:51-24:11 - [Listener Voicemail] Ingmar #1 - Difference between a C+ and a B-
- 24:12-41:01 - SPONSORSHIP - Interview with Matt Olmon who's got a Kickstarter campaign for his short film Paisley (Links and video below the timeline)
- 41:02-44:06 - [Listener Voicemail] John Wayne - Next dying genre
- 44:07-47:30 - [Listener Voicemail] This past weekend, I watched 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' which dealt with the issue of interracial dating. Has there been a movie like that which deals with an important social or cultural issue that you've enjoyed or is there a social or cultural issue that you'd like to see Hollywood tackle, almost in the vein of 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner'? [marlonwallace]
- 47:31-49:56 - Laremy Goes to Washington
- 49:57-53:10 - [Listener Question] As bloated and self-congratulatory as the Oscars can be the nice thing about them is that once a year mainstream culture is talking movies. Even though the Academy is toothless and rewards consensus filmmaking every once in a while there's a silver lining. For example, the Oscars for 2010 had Winter's Bone nominated for Best Picture and also Jennifer Lawrence. Because of this a lot of regular folk were exposed and some checked out the film. Also, Lawrence's career took off from the nominations. Last year, you can say that with The Artist's big victories the country was talking about or at least exposed to a silent b/w movie. My question is what similar story or exposure do you think this past Oscar highlighted? Did anyone's career get a big boost or did any little movie get big exposure in a way that it wouldn't have had it not been nominated? [Disco Paco]
- 53:11-54:41 - [Listener Question] I got into a rather heated debate the other day with some of my cousins over Django Unchained. They believed that Django is a bad film due to how unrealistic it is (they mentioned a scene at the end where a character is shot and moves in a way that seems improbable). I was just wondering what you all think is the importance of realism in a movie, does it even matter, and should that affect your opinion of it? [Drew]
- 54:42-1:01:34 - [Listener Voicemail] Steve - Best way to disagree with people
- 1:01:35-1:09:47 - Over / Under
- C+ grade from both Brad and Laremy for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. [Ryguy815]
- B grade from Brad for Grown Ups 2. [Ryguy815]
- C+ for 21 and Over [Alex Thomas]
- 3 billion in worldwide box office for Avatar 2 (Avatar made 2.78 Billion) [Nav]
- 60 million domestic for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. [Corbin]
- 2.5 Oscar nods for Fassbender during his career. [Corbin]
- $16.7 million - Friday's domestic box office for Oz the Great and Powerful (this was the total domestic gross for The Wizard of Oz) [G-Man]
- 125 million dollar loss for Laremy on Jack the giant slayer in the box office draft [Cordia]
- 1.5 best picture nominees Brad did not include in his 40 movie oscar candidate preview [Cordia]
- 1:09:48-1:13:27 - Buy or Sell
- Brad enjoys Ted 2
- Identity Thief 2 gets made and Laremy enjoys it.
- Either Brad or Laremy enjoys Olympus Has Fallen. [Corbin]
- There will ever be a tie for Best Picture at the Oscars [the colleague]
- A voice performance ever gets a major acting award. [Oyid]
- 1:13:28-1:20:45 - Playing the Percentages
- % on Rotten Tomatoes for The Heat [Ryguy815]
- % chance there is an Oscar nomination for visual effects for Jack The Giant Slayer [Aidan]
- % chance that Micheal Bay makes Transformers 5 and 6 [Ryguy815]
- % chance that both Brad and Laremy enjoy The Call [Ryguy815]
- % chance that Jack the Giant Slayer sunk Laremy's spring draft. [Corbin]
- % chance that Spring Breakers is a surprise hit at the box office. [Corbin]
- % chance Man of Steel gets a top tier Oscar nomination. [Aleonardis]
- % chance, Laremy wins the spring box office draft. [Cordia]
- % chance Brad records some podcasts from Cannes [Cordia]
- 1:20:46-1:24:35 - Would you rather
- ...lose an arm wrestle to a famous woman working in the industry (i.e. Kathryn Bigelow) or to your respective better halves [the colleague]
- ...be in charge of someone else's political campaign or be the politician campaigning [the colleague]
- ...be a very successful shadow writer or write your own material, without much success [the colleague]
- ...direct a very profitable, but bad movie or direct a critical darling that very few people see [the colleague]
- ...direct a remake/reboot of a very popular property (like Zack Snyder with Man of Steel) or direct a sequel after the original director has left the series (like Shane Black with Iron Man 3) [the colleague]
- 1:24:36-1:30:40 - #GoodTweets
- 1:30:40-1:32:49 - Closing
Here is the Kickstarter video for Matt's short film Paisley. You can find the Kickstarter campaign here.
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Winter 2013 Movie Box-Office Draft
Brad vs. Laremy
|Promised Land||Jan 4||$15m||$7.5m||-$29.9m|
|The Last Stand||Jan 18||$45m||$31.3m||-$81.1m|
|Movie 43||Jan 25||$6m||$23.1m||$8.1m|
|Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters||Jan 25||$50m||$181.2m||$56.2m|
|Stand Up Guys||Feb 1||$15m||$3.3m||-$34.1m|
|Side Effects||Feb 8||$30m||$28m||-$46.9m|
|Beautiful Creatures||Feb 13||$60m||$32.3m||-$117.6m|
|Escape from Planet Earth||Feb 14||$40m||$43.1m||-$56.8m|
|A Good Day To Die Hard||Feb 14||$92m||$221.1m||-$8.8m|
|Dark Skies||Feb 22||$3.5m||$13.3m||$4.6m|
|Texas Chainsaw 3D||Jan 4||$20m||$34.3m||-$15.6m|
|Gangster Squad||Jan 11||$60m||$96.1m||-$53.8m|
|Broken City||Jan 18||$35m||$19.6m||-$67.8m|
|Warm Bodies||Feb 1||$35m||$85.7m||$1.7m|
|Bullet to the Head||Feb 1||$55m||$9.4m||-$128m|
|Identity Thief||Feb 8||$35m||$108.4m||$20.9m|
|Safe Haven||Feb 14||$28m||$57m||-$12.9m|
The Winter 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 January and February of 2013. The draft took place on December 21, 2012 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.