With no new reviews this week today's Friday episode is one topic after another as well as several of your questions. We discuss Mark Harris' article describing what he calls "The Nolan Effect" on the Oscar race as the Academy has moved to five nominees, we go on a tangent talking about ebook prices vs. print book prices, truth in movies, movie snacks, several of your questions, Jonah Hill talking about meeting Joe Pesci and much, much more.
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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.
- 00:00-3:23 - Introduction
- 3:24-8:18 - Show notes
- 8:19-20:21 - The Nolan Effect on the Oscar Race (source)
- 20:22-21:49 - New Game from Marlon Wallace, Is It Quotable?
- 21:50-23:03 - Jonah Hill on Jimmy Fallon talking about meeting Joe Pesci
- 23:04-24:48 - "Klondike"
- 24:49-31:09 - Amazon refund
- 31:10-39:55 - Ebook vs. Print Book
- 39:56-48:00 - The Nut Job 2
- 48:01-49:56 - Box-Office Challenge Update (chart below)
- 49:57-51:12 - Grace of Monaco opening Cannes and a reader releases his new short film
- 51:13-55:21 - [Listener Question] What are your favorite movies with a majority minority cast? [B. Smith]
- 55:22-59:42 - [Listener Question] I am extremely tired of the whole awards shows extravaganza, everybody buzzing it up, and the whole season essentially being about trying to predict the winners first. So my question is this: to what extent do you believe the awards season really is a celebration of the year's filmography? [Bertram J. Krogh]
- 59:43-1:01:46 - [Listener Question] What are your favorite movie theater snacks? (I know both of you dislike popcorn.) [TheOneWhoKnocks]
- 1:01:47-1:07:22 - [Listener Question] In the '70s the New Wave rose, in the '80s everything was commercialized and over the top, and in the '90s Tarantino, Fincher, PTA, etc. debuted and Cameron became king of the world. So, what are the characteristics of the 2000s in film? What movies do you think represent the decade best? [Nardog]
- 1:07:23-1:12:07 - [Listener Question] I have not seen 12 Years a Slave, but I am guessing there are more than a few beatings in the film, so my question is if this was just a story about someone held captive and beaten, like a standard horror film perhaps, would it get Oscar buzz? I think I know the answer. So topic is everything? [Anthony K]
- 1:12:08-1:15:41 - [Listener Question] How much should these inaccuracies even matter? Part of me feels that they owe it to certain types of subject matter to be as truthful as possible. What do you think? [Steve Crobie]
- 1:15:42-1:23:36 - [Listener Question] If both of you were starting a film company, and you had to pick one male actor, one female actor, and one director to make all of your movies, who would you pick and why? [Ryan M]
- 1:23:37-1:27:03 - Over / Under
- 1:27:04-1:32:14 - Buy or Sell
- Christoph Waltz will be in at least two more Tarantino movies, excluding his next. [Bertram J. Krogh]
- 300: Rise of an Empire bombs at the box office.
- Benedict Cumberbatch will win every award that he is nominated for in 2014 (inspired by Brad saying Cumberbatch hasn't proven himself)
- Whoever wins Best Director at the Oscar's gives a Richard Sherman-like acceptance speech. Assuming Cuaron: "You gonna try me with a sorry ass director like McQueen?!? That's the result you gon' get!" [Fox]
- The Seahawks win the Super Bowl this year [Alex]
- Both Brad and Laremy watch the whole Grammy awards [Alex]
- After reading this, Brad informs his mom that NBC has decided not to go with the Murder, She Wrote reboot after all
- Laremy will have a Take Shelter/Lincoln/Pacific Rim-esque battle on the /filmcast in 2014. [Bob Phelan]
- Batman vs. Superman will be a better film because they pushed the release day back from 2015 to 2016 [Ryan M]
- 1:32:15-1:38:08 - Playing the Percentages
- % chance The Wolf of Wall Street and Nebraska go empty handed at the Oscars [Mykael]
- % chance that the dinosaurs were made extinct by an asteroid [andyluvsfilms]
- % chance Brad ever sees at least one episode of Sherlock [Ryan M]
- % chance the Best Picture wins neither Best Director nor its respective Best Screenplay category [AlmostFilmCritic]
- % chance that Tyler Perry ever wins an Oscar [B. Smith]
- % on Rotten Tomatoes for Godzilla [Alex]
- % chance Gravity wins Best Picture [Chris]
- % chance a crappy computer animated Calvin and Hobbes movie is made after Bill Watterson's death [Magille Foote]
- % of podcast listeners who go to the movies in January [TheOneWhoKnocks]
- % of respected movie critics whose top ten list includes Her [Bertram J. Krogh]
- 1:38:09-1:39:46 - #GoodTweets
- 1:39:47-1:42:38 - Closing
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Winter 2014 Box-Office Draft
Brad vs. Laremy
|Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit||Jan 17||$60m||$42.5m||-$107.4m|
|I, Frankenstein||Jan 24||$68m|
|3 Days to Kill||Feb 21|
|300: Rise of an Empire||Mar 7|
|Mr. Peabody & Sherman||Mar 7|
|Need for Speed||Mar 14|
|A Haunted House 2||Mar 28|
|Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones||Jan 3||$5m||$75.6m||$63.1m|
|The Legend of Hercules||Jan 10||$70m||$17.3m||-$157.6m|
|Devil's Due||Jan 17||$7m||$12.3m||-$5.1m|
|That Awkward Moment||Jan 31|
|The LEGO Movie||Feb 7|
|The Grand Budapest Hotel||Mar 7|
|Muppets Most Wanted||Mar 21|
|Captain America: The Winter Soldier||Apr 4|
|Rio 2||Apr 11|
The Winter 2014 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 January through April 2014. The draft took place on December 13, 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.