Podcast: Most Anticipated Movies of 2013, Oscars, Critics Choice, Golden Globes and a 'Gangster Squad' Review

So many topics, so little time...

Rope of Silicon PodcastThis is how you fill a podcast. On top of inviting in Kevin Jagernauth from The Playlist to review Gangster Squad we have so much to talk about this Friday. Topics include a look at our most anticipated movies of 2013, a look at the 2013 Oscar nominations, a look at last night's Critics' Choice Awards and a look forward to Sunday's 2013 Golden Globes, which Laremy and I will be live-blogging right here at 8 PM EST / 5 PM PST.

We managed to keep this one down to 101 minutes and hopefully packed it full of entertaining conversation without overstaying our welcome. I wanted to expressly thank all of you that have reviewed the podcast on iTunes and just say 2013 is already off to a great start!

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.

  • 00:00-00:51 - Introduction
  • 00:52-5:20 - Show notes
  • 5:21-19:45 - Gangster Squad review (read mine here)
  • 19:46-54:30 - Most Anticipated Movies of 2013 (read my top ten here)
  • 54:31-59:40 - 2013 Oscar nominees (find them all right here)
  • 59:41-1:15:35 - Awards talk including Critics' Choice Awards winner and 2013 Golden Globes
  • 1:15:36-1:25:33 - Over / Under
    • 2 number of words Laremy uses on the average podcast that listeners need to look up the meaning in on Dictionary.com #StrongVocab [G-Man]
    • 2.9 Billion worldwide for Avatar 2 (Avatar made 2.78 Billion) [Nav]
    • 2.5 Oscar wins for 'Zero Dark Thirty' [Xarnis]
    • 70 percent on RT for 'The Great Gatsby'[Xarnis]
    • 3 more Gosling/Refn collaborations [Josh P.]
    • 1.5 more Pixar films until they win Best Animated Feature [Josh P.]
    • 20 years till you guys give a movie about unicorns a B or higher rating [JN Films]
    • 45 percent chance that Hans Zimmer gets a score nom for 'Man of Steel' [JN Films]
    • 75 percent that Andrew Niccol never makes another good movie ever again [JN Films]
    • 2.5 Oscar noms that Brad rolls his eyes at [Justin]
  • 1:25:34-1:27:33 - #GoodTweets
  • 1:27:34-1:37:51 - Randomness
  • 1:37:52-1:41:00 - Closing

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Fall 2012 Movie Box-Office Draft
Brad vs. Laremy

Laremy's Picks
MovieDateBudgetBox-OfficeCurrent Total
The MasterSep 14$35m$20.4m-$67m
LooperSep 28$30m$166.5m$91.5m
Taken 2Oct 5$45m$366.8m$254.3m
Cloud AtlasOct 26$100m$71m-$178.9m
Wreck-It RalphNov 2$165m$311.3m-$101.1m
Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2Nov 16$120m$822m$522m
Red DawnNov 21$65m$43.9m-$118.5m
Life of PiNov 21$120m$392.8m$92.8m
Django UnchainedDec 25$100m$114.3m-$135.6m
Les MiserablesDec 25$61m$190m$37.5m
Brad's Picks
MovieDateBudgetBox-OfficeCurrent Total
Resident Evil: RetributionSep 14$65m$221.8m$59.3m
ArgoOct 12$44.5m$166.4m$55.1m
Paranormal Activity 4Oct 19$5m$140.7m$128.2m
Alex CrossOct 19$23m$32.8m-$24.6m
FlightNov 2$31m$97m$19.5m
SkyfallNov 9$200m$1.023b$523.9m
LincolnNov 9$65m$145.5m-$16.9m
Anna KareninaNov 16$50m$35.8m-$89.1m
The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneyDec 14$150m$831.8m$456.8m
The ImpossibleDec 21$45m$86.6m-$25.8m

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.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    Cloud Atlas more credit than you guys give it. Watch the movie again and yes there are couple of roles where the makeup suck but overall it was really well done.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    Correction: The American got a D- cinemascore.

  • badar

    ummm gravity has october 18th release date on imbd but im not sure if thats official

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/ Brad Brevet

      It's not. WB's 2013 preview listed it without any official date.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    I think that Argo could take the Golden Globe, and maybe Affleck winning Director, if only because of his Oscar snub. The Oscars and Golden Globes don't agree on Best Picture very much.

  • http://timeforafilm.com Alex Thomas

    Brave was better then Wreck-It Ralph (haha, sorry guys!). It looks like it will probably win, Frankenweenie is 2nd favourite and I'm cheering for that as I liked it much more than either of the others.

    Really solid podcast! Gotta love beating all the GoldDerby experts Brad.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    You guys gotta check this out. Tarantino got mad in this heated discussion. I understand that Tarantino does not have the answer a question if he choses to do so, i totally respect that. But he says he thinks there is no link between movie violence and real life violence but refuses to answer WHY he thinks there is no link by saying he's answered it before. I tried to find his view point on it but couldn't find it. Do anyone of you have a link for it? Plus I thought he was too harsh at the interviewer, seems like Tarantino does not care at all.


    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

      I don't have a link, but like he said, he's been answering that question for 20 years. I'm about as tired of listening to the answer as he is answering it.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Aleonardis/ Aleonardis

    Listener Question

    You guys ever wonder what directors think they're BEST movie is/was? Nolan, Fincher, Refn, Spielberg, Tarantino, Kubrick, Scorsese, ETC. [Aleonardis]

    -100% chance Daniel Day-Lewis wins his 3rd Oscar. [Aleonardis]
    -1.5 Oscar nominations for the RoS readership. [Aleonardis]

    -Brad and Laremy go to every major festival sometime in the future. [Aleonardis]
    -Kathryn Bigelow's got a bigger dick than the whole Director's branch of the Academy #Sexism [Aleonardis]

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler


    $10 million opening for Side Effects (Haywire opened at $8 million). [Kessler]
    $100 million domestic gross for Zero Dark Thirty. [Kessler]
    2 musical numbers from Seth MacFarlane at the Oscars. [Kessler]
    50% chance that the Best Original Songs are performed at the Oscars. [Kessler]

    Watch This or Watch That: Future 2013 Movies [Kessler]

    Iron Man 3 or Man of Steel
    Pacific Rim or The Lone Ranger
    Oz the Great and Powerful or Jack the Giant Slayer
    Monsters' University or Despicable Me 2
    After Earth or Oblivion
    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire or The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug.

  • JN Films

    15 inappropriate things Seth MacFarlene says at the Oscars [JN Films]
    80% RT Score for Side Effects [JN Films]
    75% RT Score for Man of Steel [JN Films]
    50% that Seth MacFarlene will be the best Oscar host ever [JN Films]
    2.5 years till a Magic Mike sequel [JN Films]

    Watch This or Watch That: Christopher Nolan Edition [JN Films]
    The Dark Knight or Inception
    Following or Memento
    Insomnia or The Prestige
    The Dark Knight Rises or Batman Begins
    Transcendence or Man of Steel

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AndrewJ.S./ Andrew J.S.

    Over/Under: .5 more movies about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Corbin/ Corbin

    Listener Question: Do you think that The Academy would snub a fantastic aesthetic of a movie if it was something they didn't like the movie, such as a terrific score in an overly precocious kids movie or a groundbreaking performance in a typical rom-com, and, in the past, have you had an element of a mediocre movie that you would put in a 'best' lineup for the Oscars? [Corbin]

    5 years until Ben Affleck gets nominated for a Directing Oscar [Corbin]
    55 percent chance that Pain and Gain gets well reviewed by the vast majority of critics, but at least one of you doesn't like it. [Corbin]
    6 more months until the French Connection reappears. [Corbin]
    $850 million worldwide for Jurassic Park 4. [Corbin]

    Buy or Sells:
    Oz: The Great and Powerful becomes one of your choices as one of the worst movies of 2013. [Corbin]
    M. Night Shymalan regains his mojo by having 5 good films in a row. [Corbin]
    Gwenyth Paltrow gets an Oscar, then goes backstage and drinks herself to death. [Corbin]
    Benh Zeitlin has a sliver of a chance of winning best director. [Corbin]
    Quentin Tarantino's next film is his best work yet. [Corbin]

  • adu

    Brad, I think you voting for Amy Adams is totally fair. But I do believe that Anne Hathaway's singing sequence is one of cinema's all time great moments...and that my friend deserves recognition.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/the%20colleague/ the colleague

    With a $600 million lead, I think it's safe to say Brad has the fall draft in the bag. Brad, how long before you post the data from the winter draft?

    I recently re-watched 'Magic Mike' and was reminded of Laremy's statement how he didn't know it was directed by Soderbergh until he saw his name in the end credits. There are filmmakers, such as Quentin Tarantino, Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, etc., with very distinctive style that, even if you didn't know it beforehand, you could probably make an educated guess as to who directed the movie upon seeing it. Apart from them having a clear creative voice, how much -- if at all -- is it a limitation at the same time, impeding them from being more versatile, instead of simply being good at their niche? [the colleague]

    - 4.5 years before the release of a movie with a certificate number of #50000 (the BIG NUMBER at the end of the credits); 'The Devil Inside' was released at the beginning of 2012, certificate #47302, while 'Texas Chainsaw 3D' has a certificate #47750 [the colleague]
    - 2.5 actors with whom Nolan had worked before end up with roles in 'Interstellar' [the colleague]
    - 2.5 awards for QueenBear from its Oscar and Annie Award nominations (has 1 Oscar and 8 Annie nominations) [the colleague]
    - 15.5 trailers Brad sees in their entirety this year (not counting 'Man of Steel' and 'Pacific Rim') [the colleague]
    - 23% chance 'Silver Linings Playbook' goes home empty handed on February 24th [the colleague]

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Will-E/ Will-E

    Over/Under 5 years until the Academy nominates only 5 films for best picture.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Will-E/ Will-E

      Over under 1 year until an editing feature is added to the comments section.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

    Would You Rather:

    - Get no comments on your article / review or only "GoodComments" [G-Man]

    Buy / Sell:

    - Brad or Laremy are stubborn with the John C. Reilly security guard at a screening and have a legit confrontation

    Over / Under:

    "C+" - Grade for Jurassic Park 4 [G-Man]

    4 - Years before The Shawshank Redemption gets dethroned as #1 on IMDB's Top 250 [G-Man]

    4 - Number of 2012 movies still in the IMDB Top 250 in five years. Currently there are eight (TDKR, Django, Avengers, Hobbit, Life of Pi, Argo, Perks, Silver Linings) [G-Man]

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

      Over / Under:

      26% - Chance "Amour" wins either the "Best Picture", "Best Director", "Leading Actress", or "Original Screenplay" Oscar [G-Man]

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Cordia/ Cordia

    3.5 oscar wins for lincoln [cordia]
    1.5 oscar wins for Silver Linings Playbook [cordia]
    2.5 Weinstein Oscar wins [cordia]
    3.5 best picture nominees to earn over 300 million worldwide [cordia]

    Ben Affleck wins best director for this next film.
    David O'Russel's next film will be released in 2013.
    The Oscars follow the Globes with having the best ratings in 6 years