It's Tuesday, and you know what that means, time for a new RopeofSilicon Podcast with Brad and Laremy. Today we discuss the new DVD and Blu-ray releases, Brad describes his time watching the trailers for Pacific Rim and Man of Steel, the Directors Guild nominations are out, Laremy watched The Queen of Versaille, we continue talking about Zero Dark Thirty and Django Unchained plus your questions, Over/Unders and Buy or Sell segments.
For some reason I felt this episode was a little more random than normal, but hopefully that just keeps you guessing. Hope you enjoy!
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.
- 00:00-2:58 - Introduction
- 2:59-5:09 - Laremy watched The Queen of Versaille
- 5:10-11:28 - [Listener Question] What are your favorite "West Wing" episodes/moments? [David G]
- 11:29-19:46 - Brad saw the trailers for Pacific Rim and Man of Steel
- 19:47-23:54 - Talking Zero Dark Thirty trailer... again
- 23:55-29:22 - Box Office Challenge Update (chart below)
- 29:23-39:38 - Talking mroe Zero Dark Thirty... again
- 39:39-48:26 - New DVDs and Blu-rays
- 48:27-49:33 - [Listener Question] I talked to a friend who also listens to The Podcast and she said that Films that are nominated for Best Picture should be the basis for what is Cinematic Art. Do you agree or disagree? [Xarnis]
- 49:34-1:00:43 - [Listener Question] I was listening to NPR and the hosts were talking about Django Unchained. They said that a black filmmaker/writer would not have been able to make this film. So I decided to delve more into that issue. If you look at a lot of the popular/critically successful movies about black people during slavery (Glory, The Color Purple, Amistad and now Django etc.), the directors have been white. I also read an article on salon.com and I will post the question the author of the article wrote: Could a black director have made "Django"? "Django" in this case represents a general slave revenge or black empowerment movie. What if a black director/writer had made "Django"? Do you think the film would've have been perceived differently by the masses and critics? The author of the article related this issue back to white privilege and I thought it was very thought provoking. I just wanted to hear your thoughts on this. [Trishana]
- 1:00:44-1:14:13 - Over / Under
- 5.5 - Number of categories where Brad predicts all the Oscar nominations correctly [G-Man]
- 10 - Years until a legit techno dance or workout song wins an Oscar (last snub I can recall was the Mortal Kombat theme in 95) [G-Man]
- B- Brad's grade for 'Gangster Squad' [the colleague]
- 16 minutes, length of your conversation about Academy nominations on Friday's podcast [the colleague]
- 50 years before IMAX becomes the default/normal way of viewing movies in theaters. [Nav]
- $20 million opening weekend for The Last Stand. [Stephen]
- 2.5 - Oscar wins for Jennifer Lawrence in her career [Andrew J.S.]
- 90 - times Laremy says the word 'penultimate' on the podcast. For the record I'm also a fan of the word. [Bob Phelan]
- 75 percent of the Oscar members are also AARP members [JN Films]
- 10 years till you guys become academy members [JN Films]
- 15 years until you're a member of the National Society of Film Critics [Laremy]
- 50 percent chance that a undeserving movie gets nominated for best picture (i.e. Skyfall, The Hobbit, Etc.) [JN Films]
- 45 percent on RT for 'A Good Day to Die Hard' [Xarnis]
- A Cinemascore for 'Zero Dark Thirty' [Xarnis]
- 1:14:14-1:15:41 - 2013 Directors Guild Nominations
- 1:15:42-1:23:10 - Buy or Sell
- Drake sues Laremy for using "YOLO" as part of his sign-off.
- 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' wins the people's choice award
- With the poularity of 'Django Unchained,' Tarantino makes another Western film
- 'Perks of Being a Wallflower' gets an Adapted Screenplay nod
- Brad reads a comic book in 2013
- Francis Ford Coppolla makes another film that is nominated for Best Picture
- Moonrise Kingdom causes an upset when it scores a Best Director nomination [AS]
- Tom Hooper does NOT get a Best Director nomination [AS]
- Each new Tarantino film makes more money than the previous one [AS]
- Spike Lee's Oldboy remake becomes his new masterpiece.
- Brad will plunk down his own hard-earned money to see Top Gun 3D in it's six day run in IMAX Theaters on February 8th.
- 'Gangster Squad' theater shooting scene will be included on a home video release, or even reinstated in a movie, and promoted as an "alternative cut" or something along those lines [the colleague]
- 'The Dark Knight Rises' will be nominated for Best Cinematography at the Oscars; 'Batman Begins' and 'The Dark Knight' were both nominated [the colleague]
- 1:23:11-1:24:37 - Laremy is getting a new license
- 1:24:38-1:26:42 - #GoodTweets
- 1:26:43-1:28:41 - Random bits
- 1:28:42-1:31:00 - Closing
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Fall 2012 Movie Box-Office Draft
Brad vs. Laremy
|The Master||Sep 14||$35m||$18.9m||-$68.5m|
|Taken 2||Oct 5||$45m||$366.8m||$254.3m|
|Cloud Atlas||Oct 26||$100m||$65.9m||-$184m|
|Wreck-It Ralph||Nov 2||$165m||$311.2m||-$101.2m|
|Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2||Nov 16||$120m||$813.8m||$513.8m|
|Red Dawn||Nov 21||$65m||$43.8m||-$118.6m|
|Life of Pi||Nov 21||$120m||$391.8m||$91.8m|
|Django Unchained||Dec 25||$100m||$106.2m||-$143.7m|
|Les Miserables||Dec 25||$61m||$170.6m||$18.1m|
|Resident Evil: Retribution||Sep 14||$65m||$221.8m||$59.3m|
|Paranormal Activity 4||Oct 19||$5m||$140.7m||$128.2m|
|Alex Cross||Oct 19||$23m||$32.8m||-$24.6m|
|Anna Karenina||Nov 16||$50m||$35.6m||-$89.3m|
|The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey||Dec 14||$150m||$824.8m||$449.8m|
|The Impossible||Dec 21||$45m||$71m||-$41.4m|
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.