It's our Friday episode of the podcast and we have three reviews for you today including End of Watch, Dredd and Trouble with the Curve and we're back in the swing of things with several listener questions, over/unders, buy or sell and a special Oscar edition of Watch This or Watch That.
Laremy is a little under the weather due to heavy partying in Los Angeles so be sure and give him a hard time in the comments and other than that we hope you enjoy.
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.
- 00:00-6:30 - Introduction and cleaning up errors and answering quick questions
- 6:31-7:54 - [Listener Question] Now that Prometheus has become profitable on Brad and Laremy's scale of 2.5x the budget ($390 mil on $130 budget, $65 mil profit) and continuing to profit internationally, what are the chances we get a Prometheus sequel? [Kieran Sturt]
- 7:55-10:35 - Box-Office Challenge Update (chart below)
- 10:36-14:01 - [Listener Question] Does it really mean anything when a movie crosses the $1 billion dollar mark anymore? [Kessler]
- 14:02-21:12 - Dredd Review (read Laremy's review here)
- 21:13-26:04 - End of Watch Review (read my review here)
- 26:05-37:07 - Trouble with the Curve Review (read my review here)
- 37:08-42:09 - [Listener Question] Assuming you guys don't watch trailers, do you read the comments users post on the articles about trailers? In theaters do you guys just talk when trailers play? Don't you think watching trailers could be good in some cases, I would say Cloud Atlas is a good movie to see a trailer for. [Cordia]
- 42:10-43:33 - [Listener Question] Who will be the next Kristen Wiig on SNL? Who will step it up? Vanessa Bayer, Nasim Pedrad or Abby Elliott? [Michael]
- 43:34-45:16 - [Listener Question] Laremy, if one of your favorite directors currently working (i.e. Tarantino, Nolan, etc.) was to direct a hard-R, truly terrifying horror film, would you go see it? [Criterion10]
- 45:17-46:45 - [Listener Question] Which of the Marvel phase 2 films has the most potential (Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Cap 2, Ant-Man, Guardians, Avengers 2)? [Mikey]
- 46:47-56:21 - [Listener Question] Three long questions from Ben
- 56:22-1:01:32 - [Listener Question] When studios release old movies such as Jaws or Star Wars on Blu-ray, what is the benefit to the viewer to watching the movie on such a high resolution medium? Does the film - which was recorded decades ago with lower-quality cameras - actually present in high definition? I've never known the answer, and have always been curious. [Jon Sullivan]
- 1:01:33-1:03:35 - [Listener Question] When a critic walks out of a screening (as was the case for Aftershock at TIFF), how should that action be reflected in the review? Should the critic be honest with his/her audience and describe just what made he/she walk out or should the critic not write a review of a film he/she did not see 100% of? Have either of you ever walked out of a film and if not, what would it take? [John D.]
- 1:03:36-1:11:54 - Over / Under
- 4 Oscar nominations for Hitchcock [G-Man]
- $350 million worldwide for Les Miserables [Cordia]
- $50 million domestic for The Master [Cordia]
- 8 oscar nominations for Les Miserables [Cordia]
- 6 years until Brad or Laremy gives a 3D film an A or A+ [Elijah]
- "B" grade for Sinister [Elijah]
- 70 percent on Rotten Tomatoes for The Great Gatsby [Kieran Sturt]
- C+ for Pitch Perfect [Alex Thomas]
- $750 million worldwide for Breaking Dawn Part 2. (Part 1 made $705 million) [Kessler]
- 4 months until the world ends [Mikey]
- 1:11:55-1:15:09 - Buy or Sell
- Amy Adams wins her 1st Oscar for either The Master or Trouble With The Curve
- Nolan, Fincher, Paul Thomas Anderson, Tarantino- one of these guys never wins a Best Director Oscar.
- Guardians of the Galaxy will be the best Marvel movie from a critical standpoint
- Damon Lindelof will have no involvement with the sequel to Prometheus (if/when there is one.
- Prometheus will be the new Blade Runner with 4 different cuts of the film being released over the next 20 years or so.
- There will be a $100+ Blu-ray box set for the Dark Knight Trilogy
- Lincoln will be nominated for 0 oscars
- Clint Eastwood will ever here you making fun of him
- We will see a movie about the beginning of Google
- 1:15:10-1:16:57 - Watch This or Watch That (Best Picture Oscar winners vs. losers edition)
- 2011: The Artist or Hugo
- 2010: The King's Speech or The Social Network
- 2009: The Hurt Locker or Avatar
- 2008: Slumdog Millionaire or The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
- 2007: No Country For Old Men or Atonement
- 1:16:58-1:18:56 - #GoodTweets
- 1:18:57-1:23:00 - Closing
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Fall 2012 Movie Box-Office Draft
Brad vs. Laremy
|The Master||Sep 14||$35m||$993,871||-$86.5m|
|Taken 2||Oct 5||$80m||$0|
|Cloud Atlas||Oct 26||$100m||$0|
|Wreck-It Ralph||Nov 2||$150m||$0|
|Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2||Nov 16||$131.5m||$0|
|Red Dawn||Nov 21||$75m||$0|
|Life of Pi||Nov 21||$100m||$0|
|Django Unchained||Dec 25||$0|
|Les Miserables||Dec 25||$0|
|Resident Evil: Retribution||Sep 14||$65m||$75.7m||-$86.7m|
|Paranormal Activity 4||Oct 19||$0|
|Alex Cross||Oct 19||$40m||$0|
|Anna Karenina||Nov 16||$0|
|The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey||Dec 14||$0|
|The Impossible||Dec 21||$0|
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.