Today's episode sort of breezed by and while it isn't long we cover a lot of ground including some early thoughts on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, plenty more Oscar talk, scheduling the next Box Office Draft, new DVDs and Blu-rays, games and a Christmas edition of Watch This or Watch That. Hope you enjoy.
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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.
- 00:00-1:12 - Introduction
- 1:13-2:50 - Show notes
- 2:51-8:05 - What's Laremy showing at his screener party?
- 8:06-11:15 - Few more show notes
- 11:16-15:43 - Box-Office Challenge Update (chart below)
- 15:44-22:49 - Some early thoughts on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
- 22:50-33:50 - 2014 Oscar talk
- 33:51-43:26 - [Listener Question] Could you possibly do your best to explain to those who don't have a good sense of how the Oscars are voted on and don't know how "politicking" may be involved? I feel like I have an idea of how it works but could probably be better educated on the process. [Steve Crobie]
- 43:27-50:17 - New DVDs and Blu-rays
- 50:18-55:28 - [Listener Voicemail] Aidan - Inside Llewyn Davis Oscar chances
- 55:29-1:01:40 - Over / Under
- $900 million worldwide for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [Aidan Khan]
- B- for Saving Mr. Banks [Alex]
- C for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [Chris]
- 5.5 times Brad and Laremy laugh to themselves during 'The Hobbit 2' when 'Smaug' is said [GothamCity151]
- 3 noms for The Great Gatsby [JN Films]
- 1:01:41-1:04:39 - Buy or Sell
- Ridley Scott's The Counselor gains a strong cult following in the next 10-20 years. [GobleGableOneOfUs]
- The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug gets better reviews than An Unexpected Journey, but is actually a worse film [Aidan Khan]
- The Wolf of Wall Street is as good as Goodfellas [Chris]
- The success of Saving Mr. Banks leads Disney to make a movie about the creation of Mickey Mouse
- "Gone Girl" will earn David Fincher a Directing nomination. [TheOneWhoKnocks]
- 1:04:40-1:08:46 - Playing the Percentages
- % chance of Paul W.S. Anderson's Pompeii opening at number one at the box office [Magill Foote]
- % chance Wasteland makes Laremy's Top 10 of 2012 [Hudsucker]
- % RT for August: Osage County [GobleGableOneOfUs]
- 1:08:47-1:14:55 - Watch This, Watch That: Christmas Edition [Jordan B]
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946) vs. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
- A Christmas Story (1983) vs. Home Alone (1990)
- Lethal Weapon (1987) vs. Die Hard (1988)
- Christmas Vacation (1989) vs. Bad Santa (2003)
- The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) vs. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
- The Polar Express (2004) vs. A Christmas Carol (2009)
- Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) vs. Iron Man 3 (2013)
- 1:14:56-1:16:36 - #GoodTweets
- 1:16:37-1:18:40 - Oldboy spoiler
- 1:18:41-1:21:30 - Closing
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Fall 2013 Box-Office Draft
Brad vs. Laremy
|Ender's Game||Nov 1||$110m||$85.4m||-$189.5m|
|Inside Llewyn Davis||Dec 6||$11m||$0.405||-$27m|
|The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug||Dec 13||$166m|
|Tyler Perry's A Madea's Christmas||Dec 13|
|Anchorman: The Legend Continues||Dec 20|
|Walking with Dinosaurs||Dec 20|
|The Secret Life of Walter Mitty||Dec 25|
|August: Osage County||Dec 25|
|47 Ronin||Dec 25|
|Insidious: Chapter 2||Sep 13||$5m||$155.4m||$142.9m|
|Battle of the Year||Sep 20||$20m||$14.1m||-$35.8m|
|Machete Kills||Oct 11||$20m||$15m||-$34.9m|
|Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa||Oct 25||$15m||$139.3m||$101.8m|
|Last Vegas||Nov 1||$28m||$79.8m||$9.8m|
|Thor: The Dark World||Nov 8||$170m||$610.4m||$185.4m|
|The Hunger Games: Catching Fire||Nov 22||$130m||$672.5m||$347.5m|
|Saving Mr. Banks||Dec 13|
|American Hustle||Dec 13|
|The Wolf of Wall Street||Dec 25|
The Fall 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 September through December 2013. The draft took place on August 20, 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.