We're back to our regular schedule this week and today we start out with some book talk and Brad has a couple of book ideas he runs by Laremy. We finally get to talking about the "Game of Thrones" season finale, talk about a few trailers and clips we've seen, answer your questions, talk Michael Bay movies briefly, new DVDs and Blu-rays, games and more. Hope you enjoy.
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- 00:00-2:52 - Introduction
- 2:53-5:02 - Show notes
- 5:03-11:05 - Book talk
- 11:06-19:05 - Brad has a book idea
- 19:06-28:10 - Talking the "Game of Thrones" finale
- 28:11-32:20 - [Listener Question] Which sequel do you think is most likely, if at all. Friday the 13th, Halloween or Nightmare on Elm Street? Surely they can't be rebooted again as all were rebooted relatively recently (accidental alliteration). [David Delaney]
- 32:21-34:44 - [Listener Question] What was the last book to screen adaptation where you felt the movie actually improved upon the source material? [Josh P.]
- 34:45-36:00 - Trailer talk
- 36:01-38:33 - Box-Office Challenge Update (chart below)
- 38:34-40:37 - Brad watched a clip from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
- 40:38-41:32 - [Listener Question] Is there an actor from your childhood or teenage years that you would love to see in a Tarantino movie? I would choose Michael Beck, he played Swan in The Warriors and Hunter in Battletruck. He was a really cool guy and for a while was tipped as the next big thing. And then Xanadu happened [andyluvsfilms]
- 41:33-42:57 - This Week on DVD & Blu-ray
- 42:58-44:04 - [Listener Question] Hope you guys are feeling better. I found myself watching Watchmen the other night and i got to witness that preposterous sex scene (fucking hallelujah) for the 1st time since I'd seen the film in the cinema. Then yesterday, I was watching the new honest trailer for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. This reminded me of the scene where Megan Fox is straddling a motorcycle, in a frankly pornographic pose, while on a phone call. So my question is, who do you think is the bigger minsogynst, Michael Bay or Zack Snyder? And do you feel there's anyone worse? [David Delaney]
- 44:05-45:49 - [Listener Question] Are there any movies that you feel that are so bad they're good? Would you still give these movies an F, or would their campy charm make you bump up the grade a smidgen? [Hudsucker]
- 45:50-48:33 - Over / Under
- $140m domestic box office for Annie. This is what 1982's version did in adjusted dollars [andyluvsfilms]
- 25 is the number of poop and fart jokes in Dumb and Dumber To [Magill Foote]
- 2.5 Terminator movies after Terminator: Genesis [Magill Foote]
- C+ grade for 1995's "Powder" from Laremy since the film is apparently about him [robotsrule]
- 48:34-51:27 - Buy or Sell
- Brad was tempted to use 'He's a junkbag' when chatting with Jeff Wells [andyluvsfilms]
- Harrison Ford has the line "I got a bad feeling about this" in Expendables 3
- Inside Out is yet another disappointment for Pixar [Hudsucker]
- Transformers: Age of Extinction is the highest earning Transformers film...including future Transformers movies as well [Magill Foote]
- Due to Harrison Ford's injury, Han Solo will be written out of Star Wars: Episode VII [Magill Foote]
- 51:28-54:24 - Playing the Percentages
- % chance of the Pirates of the Caribbean series exceeding 6 films [Magill Foote]
- % chance of Edgar Wright ever making a superhero movie [Magill Foote]
- % chance Any more Lord of the Rings/Hobbit films get made after The Battle of the Five Armies (not remakes)
- % on RT for the next movie to win Best Picture [Hudsucker]
- 54:25-57:27 - #GoodTweets
- 57:28-57:52 - [Listener Question] Do you think that Boba Fett survived the Sarlacc's pit? he was heavily armored, had weapons and a jetpack, although possibly damaged [andyluvsfilms]
- 57:53-1:00:01 - [Listener Question] What are areas of the film-viewing world that you would love to be more schooled on? Whether it be certain genres, types of films (Japanese cinema, film-noir, etc.) or a certain director's works. [Steve C.]
- 1:00:02-1:03:48 - Randomness and Michael Bay movies
- 1:03:48-1:09:20 - #GoodComments
- 1:09:21-1:10:34 - Closing
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Summer 2014 Box-Office Draft
Brad vs. Laremy
|A Million Ways to Die in the West||May 30||$40m||$71.1m||-$28.8m|
|Edge of Tomorrow||Jun 6||$175m||$292.2m||-$145.2m|
|22 Jump Street||Jun 13||$50m||$148.1m||$23.1m|
|Think Like a Man Too||Jun 20||$24m||$29.2||-$30.7m|
|Transformers: Age of Extinction||Jun 27|
|Dawn of the Planet of the Apes||Jul 11|
|The Purge: Anarchy||Jul 18|
|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||$702.8m||$77.8m|
|X-Men: Days of Future Past||May 23||$200m||$692m||$192m|
|The Fault in Our Stars||Jun 6||$12m||$163.2m||$133.2m|
|How to Train Your Dragon 2||Jun 13||$145m||$170.8m||-$191.6m|
|Planes: Fire and Rescue||Jul 18|
|Sex Tape||Jul 25|
|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.