We're still trying to get situated with the soundboard, but I think we have a good Tuesday show for you with our usual coverage of the new DVDs and Blu-rays, lots of Oscar talk, a brief conversation about this year's Super Bowls and #GoodComments makes a triumphant return. We're also playing Over/Under, Buy or Sell a little Percentages and Would You Rather on top of a couple early rants from Brad regarding his taxes.
Now that it's live, I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-BNL-POD. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly.
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.
- 00:00-00:25 - Introduction
- 00:26-2:06 - Voicemails and a noise from a listener
- 2:07-7:08 - Brad's Taxes
- 7:09-9:38 - A PR story
- 9:39-12:22 - A standalone Star Wars film centered on Yoda
- 12:23-13:23 - Magic Mike on Broadway
- 13:24-16:30 - "House of Cards" review (read mine here)
- 16:31-25:13 - Ben Affleck wins the DGA Award and Oscar Talk
- 25:14-30:53 - [Listener Voicemail] Kathryn Bigelow snub [Xarnis]
- 30:54-33:34 - [Listener Question] With this race at the Oscars between Argo and Lincoln, some Academy members might change their votes to one of these two rather than their favourite movie of the nine, what movie Argo or Lincoln could benefit more from this? and from what movie would people change their votes to Argo or Lincoln. For instance would someone who favours Django go for Argo or Lincoln? [Cordia]
- 33:35-37:33 - [Listener Voicemail] Are there going to be any quality filmmakers from current generation [Ingmar]
- 37:34-45:17 - [Listener Question] I finally caught up with Hard Eight and have now seen all of PTA's films. In my opinion he doesn't have a bad movie in the bunch but I was wondering how each of you would rank his films. [Bob Phelan]
- 45:18-54:06 - New DVDs and Blu-rays
- 54:07-57:18 - [Listener Voicemail] Super Bowl trailers [G-Man]
- 57:19-1:04:30 - #GoodComments
- 1:04:31-1:07:21 - [Listener Voicemail] Bias informing opinions [Mason]
- 1:07:22-1:13:44 - [Listener Voicemail] Horror recommendations [David Gaillardetz]
- 1:13:45-1:19:47 - Over / Under
- 3 months before Brad's computer crashes and a podcast gets messed up [Ingmar The Bergman]
- 7.5 more Tom Cruise action-flicks [JN Films]
- 3.5 more JGL directed films [JN Films]
- 7 years until another biopic is done on an American president. [David Gaillardetz]
- 11.5 minutes on average it takes either of you to go through the comments in preparation for the podcast [the colleague]
- 1.5 movies from Marvel's Phase Two that don't end up being profitable by your calculations [the colleague]
- 1.5 films that premiere at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival that are nominated for Best Picture at the 2014 Oscars [Xarnis]
- 4 more Western films that are nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars in the next 10 years [Xarnis]
- B- for Iron Man 3 from Brad [Henry]
- 1:19:48-1:25:46 - Buy or Sell
- One of you guys gives The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug a B or over.
- The Hobbit series is considered Jackson's worst films.
- Steven Soderbergh ends up directing another movie. [David Gaillardetz]
- "House of Cards" is adapted for film in the next 15 years [Xarnis]
- The number of comments on the Podcast page decrease under 10, replaced with voice-mails.
- 1:25:47-1:29:41 - Would You Rather:
- ...let out a really stinky fart in a packed theater or a really loud fart inside a full elevator [the colleague]
- ...be a vampire squeamish at the sight of blood or be a zombie marathon runner [the colleague]
- ...be The Fifth Element, like Milla Jovovich or have The Sixth Sense, like Haley Joel Osment [the colleague]
- ...Brave wins Best Animated Film or Wreck-It Ralph wins Best Animated Film but you get 3 negative iTunes reviews in the next month [Alex Thomas]
- ...have 0 comments on the podcast page and a ton of voice-mails OR have 0 voice-mails and a ton of comments, despite heavily pushing the new phone number?
- 1:29:40-1:34:56 - Playing the Percentages:
- % chance both of you stay in the red in the winter draft [the colleague]
- % chance Laremy will ever sing a song in a foreign language (French, for example) [the colleague]
- % chance Django Unchained wins the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay [Xarnis]
- % chance Lincoln wins Best Picture [Xarnis]
- % chance Tommy Lee Jones wins Best Supporting Actor [Alex Thomas]
- % chance Wreck-It Ralph wins Best Animated Feature Film [Alex Thomas]
- % of people that will favorably rate Seth Macfarlane's hosting job at the Oscars. [David Gaillardetz]
- % RT for Side Effects [JN Films]
- % RT for The Great Gatsby (76 percent for Moulin Rouge) [JN Films]
- 1:34:57-1:36:30 - [Listener Question] While watching a movie, which one of these would be the first thing to potentially take you out of it, assuming both the story and actors were actually good? [the colleague]
- 1:36:31-1:39:07 - [Listener Voicemail] How do you avoid spoilers? / Watching a movie with a twist ending and know the twist [Kessler]
- 1:39:08-1:44:05 - [Listener Voicemail] Matthew McConaughey and any other actors that are talented but not picking right roles [Hamza]
- 1:44:06-1:45:36 - #GoodTweets
- 1:45:37-1:48:10 - Closing
Finally, I do have one quick request. If you could give us a review on iTunes it would be greatly appreciated.
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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||$24.9m||-$87.5m|
|Movie 43||Jan 25||$6m||$18.8m||$3.8m|
|Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters||Jan 25||$50m||$96.8m||-$28.1m|
|Stand Up Guys||Feb 1||$0|
|Side Effects||Feb 8||$0|
|Beautiful Creatures||Feb 13||$65m||$0|
|Escape from Planet Earth||Feb 14||$0|
|A Good Day To Die Hard||Feb 14||$100m||$0|
|Dark Skies||Feb 22||$0|
|Texas Chainsaw 3D||Jan 4||$20m||$34m||-$15.9m|
|Gangster Squad||Jan 11||$60m||$78.4m||-$71.5m|
|Broken City||Jan 18||$35m||$18.1m||-$69.3m|
|Warm Bodies||Feb 1||$30m||$20.3m||-$54.6m|
|Bullet to the Head||Feb 1||$55m||$4.5m||-$132.9m|
|Identity Thief||Feb 8||$0|
|Safe Haven||Feb 14||$0|
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.