Today's episode was a little surprising as we found ourselves going off and random tangents regarding gender and race in today's films and especially the upcoming 2014 slate while also talking about Richard Sherman's postgame comments this weekend. Then we finally get into more standard movie topics including new DVDs and Blu-rays, the Oscars following last week's award shows, your questions, some games and a little more.
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- 00:00-3:14 - Introduction
- 3:15-9:02 - Richard Sherman
- 9:03-14:39 - Super Bowl story
- 14:40-15:39 - [Listener Question] With the Super Bowl and the Oscars coming up, I was wondering what kind of food do you guys prepare for the different events? And if you could only watch one, which would it be and why? [Ryan M]
- 15:40-21:36 - Box-Office Challenge Update (chart below)
- 21:37-36:18 - [Listener Question] I got around to looking through Brad's Top 40 Most Anticipated Movies of 2014, given the year we just had, were there any films starring African-Americans or any minorities to anticipate? I didn't notice any unless I'm blind. [Marlon Wallace]
- 36:19-40:58 - New DVDs and Blu-rays
- 40:59-49:29 - Oscar talk
- 49:30-51:33 - [Listener Question] If there were only 5 Best Picture nominees this year, they would have been 12 YEARS A SLAVE, AMERICAN HUSTLE, GRAVITY and what two others? [Almostfilmcritic]
- 51:34-54:36 - [Listener Voicemail] Tony L - Her
- 54:37-56:02 - [Listener Question] What is your opinion of story vs. character? Do you gravitate more towards a story driven film such as Inception or a character driven film such as Lost in Translation? [Mr Mercury]
- 56:03-1:00:04 - [Listener Question] Are filmmakers who aren't just about cashing them checks but about the art obligated to step outside their comfort zone after a number of successful projects? Tarantino seems like a guy who loves cinema but my god I'm sick of all his love letters to old cinema and I'd wish he just step outside the usual of homaging. The thought of another period piece/western instantly makes me not want to see it, strange considering I was highly anticipating and was prepared for it before Django but now I'm loathing the future hysteria that follows his movies. How you found yourself turning on a filmmaker after one film? Especially when it wasn't a bad film. [Ron Oneal Fresh]
- 1:00:05-1:02:46 - [Listener Question] I'm sure you've spoken about whether or not you watch and/or enjoy previews, but I'd love to know some specifics. Do you guys avoid previews so as not to spoil the movie? Or do you watch them whenever you come across a new one? What is the ideal number of previews before a movie in a theater? [Magill Foote]
- 1:02:47-1:08:50 - [Listener Question] How soon after watching a film have you felt it has masterpiece potential? Something that is significant but also entertains, I say this after watching The Great Beauty, i am in love with this film and cant wait to see it again [andyluvsfilms]
- 1:08:51-1:17:43 - Over / Under
- $300 million worldwide for The Lego Movie [Chris]
- $25 (plus cost of ticket)to get Brad & Laremy to see THE LEGEND OF HERCULES 3D in theaters [AlmostFilmCritic]
- 1.5 Sundance films in your 2014 top tens [Bob Phelan]
- B+ from Brad for "The Grand Budapest Hotel" [Ron Oneal Fresh]
- B+ from either of you for Terrence Malick's next picture [the colleague]
- C- for Vampire Academy [TheOneWhoKnocks]
- C- for I, Frankenstein from Brad [Aidan Khan]
- 1:17:44-1:21:13 - Buy or Sell
- Kevin Costner gets one more Oscar nomination in his lifetime
- A Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit sequel is made in the next 5 years [Aidan Khan]
- Out of the three main contenders for Best Picture, Laremy is rooting for Gravity to win [Alex]
- If American Hustle wins Best Picture at the Oscars, people will call Hollywood racist for not giving it to 12 Years A Slave [Ryan M]
- One of the 2014 blockbusters will generate Pacific Rim-esque anger from Brad or Laremy [Ron Oneal Fresh]
- 1:21:14-1:26:31 - Playing the Percentages
- % chance a tie is repeated ever again at a major Industry awards [Mykael]
- % chance neither American Hustle, Gravity, nor 12 Years A Slave wins Best Picture [Alex]
- % chance Brad or Laremy reviews Mr. Peabody and Sherman [robotsrule]
- % chance all Spike Jonze related projects of 2013 (Bad Grandpa, Wolf of Wall Street, and Her) all win an Oscar (all were nominated) [Hudsucker]
- % chance Spike Jonze took his inspiration for Her from 1984's Electric Dreams [andyluvsfilms]
- % chance that Benedict Cumberbatch will get a 2015 Oscar nomination for his performance as Alan Turing in 2014's The Imitation Game [Magille Foote]
- % chance The Nut job makes it on Laremy's worst of 2014 [Mitch]
- 1:26:32-1:29:35 - Would You Rather:
- ...see a movie from a director whose work you're familiar with, or a movie from a first time director
- ...see a biopic about someone you are very close with, or a biopic about yourselves
- ...run a regular marathon or walk a double marathon
- 1:29:36-1:32:23 - Randomness
- 1:32:24-1:33:57 - #GoodTweets
- 1:33:58-1:36:35 - Closing
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Winter 2014 Box-Office Draft
Brad vs. Laremy
|Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit||Jan 16||$60m||$40.2m||-$109.8m|
|I, Frankenstein||Jan 23||$68m|
|3 Days to Kill||Feb 20|
|300: Rise of an Empire||Mar 6|
|Mr. Peabody & Sherman||Mar 6|
|Need for Speed||Mar 13|
|A Haunted House 2||Mar 27|
|Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones||Jan 2||$5m||$75.4m||$62.9m|
|The Legend of Hercules||Jan 9||$70m||$16.5m||-$158.4m|
|Devil's Due||Jan 16||$7m||$11.8m||-$5.7m|
|That Awkward Moment||Jan 30|
|The LEGO Movie||Feb 6|
|The Grand Budapest Hotel||Mar 6|
|Muppets Most Wanted||Mar 20|
|Captain America: The Winter Soldier||Apr 3|
|Rio 2||Apr 10|
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.