Sort of just a general topic podcast today with no real focus though we delve into the death of James Gandolfini off the top, Jim Carrey's thoughts on violence in Kick-Ass 2, today's new DVD and Blu-ray releases, listing off some of our favorite movies and Laremy is asked to green light one of two sequels based on the stats for the first film. Which one will he give the green?
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- 00:00-00:44 - Introduction
- 00:45-2:31 - Show notes
- 2:32-4:58 - James Gandolfini passed away and George Lucas got married
- 4:59-18:07 - Box-Office Challenge Update (chart below)
- 18:08-21:18 - Which movie will Laremy green light?
- 21:19-26:21 - Jim Carrey and Kick-Ass 2
- 26:22-28:07 - [Listener Question] Do you guys ever consider just not going to screenings? I hate these crowded theaters and even though I get a ton of screenings through Cinemit and Advance Screenings, I rarely go to them. [The Movie Guru]
- 28:08-32:10 - New DVDs and Blu-rays
- 32:11-44:10 - [Listener Voicemail] Aidan - Favorite Movies
- 44:11-47:43 - [Listener Question] Perhaps I'm just completely missing the point, but what exactly is so bothersome about superhero movies? I can understand from the perspective of the amount they are discussed on the internet (both current and upcoming), but from a movie viewing perspective there are plenty of other smaller, original movies to enjoy if superhero movies are not someone's thing. Looking at this summer's slate,the number of superhero movies is fewer than the number of original films. Personally I like the fact that there are movies I can discuss, get excited about, and go to with my friends - after all, it's much easier to get a group to see Iron Man 3 or Man of Steel than Before Midnight or The East). [G-Man]
- 47:44-54:21 - Over / Under
- 4.5 times Brad uses 'certainly' in next podcast [lalecture]
- $31 million opening weekend for The Wolf of Wall Street [G-Man]
- $70m domestically for Rush [Roland]
- B+ for The Worlds End [Aidan Khan]
- B+ for this year's best picture [The Movie Guru]
- 9.5 films in the Best Picture category at the 86th Academy Awards [Bertram J. Krogh]
- 7.5 years before Meryl Streep wins her fourth Oscar [Bertram J. Krogh]
- 1.5 Oscar Nominations for Pacific Rim [Hudsucker]
- 2.5 crazy people in Brad's next screening [Hudsucker]
- 54:22-57:44 - Buy or Sell
- Brad ever gives another A+ to a superhero movie. (Last one was The Dark Knight) [Hudsucker]
- Pixar's next film is considered a "return to form"
- Adam Sandler's most financially successful movie has yet to be released
- Nicolas Winding Refn makes a film that ever breaks into the mainstream
- Pacific Rim gets a sequel
- 57:45-1:05:22 - Playing the Percentages
- % chance Intersteller is Nolan's masterpiece [Alex Thompson]
- % chance all four of the acting categories will be won by first timers [lalecture]
- % chance Elysium is the best blockbuster of the summer [Aidan Khan]
- % chance Frozen is in Laremys Top Ten Movies of 2013 [Aidan Khan]
- % chance of Bruce Willis ever being nominated for an Oscar [Tiago Rti]
- % chance that White House Down is a dumber film than Fast and Furious 6 [Tiago Rti]
- % chance James Gandolfini is posthumously nominated for an Oscar for one of his yet-to-be-released films [Bertram J. Krogh]
- % chance Toy Story 4 gets made [Bertram J. Krogh]
- % on RT for White House Down [Hudsucker]
- % on RT for Despicable Me 2 [Hudsucker]
- 1:05:23-1:08:14 - Watch This/That [John D.]
- The Croods vs. Monster's University
- Oblivion vs. Star Trek Into Darkness
- After Earth vs. A Good Day To Die Hard
- Side Effects vs. Great Gatsby
- World War Z vs. Warm Bodies
- 1:08:15-1:09:31 - #GoodTweets
- 1:09:32-1:10:37 - New drops
- 1:10:38-1:12:57 - Closing
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Summer 2013 Box-Office Draft
Brad vs. Laremy
|Iron Man 3||May 1||$200m||$1.2b||$706.1m|
|The Great Gatsby||May 9||$105m||$313m||$50.5m|
|Fast & Furious 6||May 23||$160m||$666.1m||$266.1m|
|After Earth||May 30||$130m||$171.2m||-$153.7m|
|The Internship||June 6||$58m||$48.1m||-$96.8m|
|Monsters University||June 20||$185m||$136.9m||-$325.5m|
|World War Z||June 21||$190m||$112.2m||-$362.7m|
|Disney's Planes||August 8|
|The Conjuring||July 18|
|Star Trek Into Darkness||May 14||$190m||$430.1m||-$44.8m|
|The Hangover Part III||May 23||$103m||$325.5m||$68m|
|Before Midnight||May 23||$2.7m||$7.6m||$0.930|
|This is the End||June 11||$32m||$58m||-$21.9m|
|Man of Steel||June 14||$225m||$398.3m||-$164.1m|
|The Heat||June 27|
|Despicable Me 2||July 2|
|Grown Ups 2||July 11|
|The Smurfs 2||July 30|
The Summer 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 May and August of 2013. The draft took place on April 23, 2013 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.