Today's podcast is a little shorter than normal due to meetings and such, but we still managed to cover a lot of ground while also talking a lot of nonsense as Laremy went to the Tobolosky Files in Seattle and needs your help identifying a random actress he can't place and I got a new desk. Beyond that we did find time to discuss new DVD and Blu-ray releases, Oscar odds and the Fall Box-Office Challenge while also answering your questions, exploring over/unders, buy or sells and the regular Watch This or Watch That segment.
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.
- 00:00-1:19 - Introduction and Laremy gets lost
- 1:20-5:20 - Laremy needs your help
- 5:21-6:44 - Show notes
- 6:45-7:34 - Casey Anthony sued for $3 billion
- 7:35-14:19 - Fall Box-Office Challenge (chart below)
- [Listener Question] Do you think Argo's performance at the box-office this weekend will effect it's Oscar chances to win, i mean a movie like this needs big numbers in my belief, do you agree? [Cordia]
- [Listener Question] I have heard each of you mention several times that you believe a film with weak domestic box office performance "should perform well overseas". When you say this, are there specific plot devices that foreign audiences tend to like? I know that the 'Resident Evil' franchise performs well overseas, but am unsure how this translates to other films. [Jon Sullivan]
- 14:20-15:49 - We got an email
- 15:50-19:04 - Random aside
- 19:05-24:10 - #GoodComments
- 24:11-28:34 - New DVDs and Blu-rays
- 28:35-31:29 - Ant-Man comes out in 2015
- 31:30-31:56 - [Listener Question] What older films would you love to see remastered for Blu-ray? [Criterion10]
- 31:57-33:58 - [Listener Question] Would you support the Academy Awards being the very first awards show of the season? Would that add excitement/unpredictability back to the awards? [Snicket]
- 33:59-36:08 - [Listener Question] Are there any films you have had initial mixed feelings about upon first viewing that have changed since? And are there any films from this decade that you feel could one day become "timeless classics"? [Grissom]
- 36:09-37:06 - [Listener Question] Would Silver Linings Playbook qualify as a comedy at the Golden Globes? If so, that means it along with Les Mis would not be in contention for Best Drama, making the front runner at this point, Lincoln. Would Lincoln winning Best Drama at the Globes give it a significant enough bump at the Oscars to cause some change? ie Winning or causing some split votes. [Will-E]
- 37:07-42:51 - Oscar Odds
- 42:52-46:31 - [Listener Question] In anticipation of Skyfall, I rewatched the previous two Bonds over the weekend. In his review of Casino Royale, while stating his few complaints, Laremy wrote "The other minor detail I wasn't thrilled with was the usage of the Bond girls as a whole. Eva Green is the main Bond Lady but she doesn't seem fully up to the task. I can see redefining Bond but let's leave the sexy in too, okay? That's a 007 trademark and losing it is the height of kooky talk." I'd agree that just because someone is great looking doesn't mean he/she is automatically sexy, and vice versa. However, given her backstory in the film, I think it would have been out of place if they went the usual sexed up Bond girl route. Do you think your opinion of Green was due to how she portrayed the character, or do you find her to be un-sexy (if that is a word) on a whole? Also, I realize this is a taste issue, but still, what are some of the other actors (I'm avoiding the term "actresses" here, Laremy ;)) you have this dichotomy about? [the colleague]
- 46:32-54:50 - Over / Under
- 3.5 more Presidential elections (including 2012) before people are able to vote online [G-Man]
- 1.5 F-rated films from Brad and Laremy for the rest fall/winter season [Ron Oneal Fresh]
- C- Brad's grade for Alex Cross [The Colleague]
- 1.5 musical numbers at the Oscars this year [Aleonardis]
- 2015 release date for Prometheus 2 [Aleonardis]
- .5 times the podcast will be not recorded again in the next 100 episodes [Cordia]
- $85 million Argo domestic box-office [Cordia]
- $17 million opening weekend for Cloud Atlas [Cordia]
- 62 percent of critics on RT compare Skyfall to The Dark Knight [AS]
- 54:51-58:55 - Buy or Sell
- Django Unchained will be nominated for an Oscar for editing.
- A film nominated in Best Foreign Language Film will be nominated for more than one Oscar
- There will be no film that you guys make fun of for the rest of this year (like War Horse or Bane's voice and Clint's)
- At the end of the road people will see The Master as Paul Thomas Anderson's worst film.
- End of Watch will receive a Oscar/Golden Globe nomination
- Judi Dench and Javier Bardem get nominated in their perspective categories for Skyfall
- NBC continues to cut-off the farewells on "Saturday Night Live"
- R-Pattz and K-stew appear on "Saturday Night Live" together to promote The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
- 58:56-1:00:29 - Watch This / Watch That ("Day" edition):
- Days of Heaven or Days of Thunder
- Dog Day Afternoon or Training Day
- Independence Day or How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days
- Groundhog Day or Ferris Bueller's Day Off
- Day the Earth Stood Still or The Day after Tomorrow
- 1:00:30-1:01:56 - #GoodTweets
- 1:01:57-1:02:44 - [Listener Question] If a popular foreign film is remade in English, do you have a preference for the version that you see? Two recent examples would obviously be The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Let the Right One In. [Jon Sullivan]
- 1:02:45-1:04:00 - [Listener Question] Are there any genres other than horror where subtlty works as well? [Jonathan]
- 1:04:01-1:05:41 - Random nonsense and Laremy decides what he wants to give away
- 1:05:42-1:06:32 - [Listener Question] When writing reviews, do you ever struggle to figure out why you liked or didn't like a movie? Does it become easier to explain as you watch and review more movies? [G-Man]
- 1:06:33-1:08:30 - 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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Fall 2012 Movie Box-Office Draft
Brad vs. Laremy
|The Master||Sep 14||$35m||$12.9m||-$74.5m|
|Taken 2||Oct 5||$45m||$136.7m||$24.2m|
|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||$201.1m||$38.6m|
|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.