It's always interesting when these podcasts go in directions I don't expect, which happened today as we went on a tangent discussing comparisons between Disney and Pixar and also a lengthy Oscar discussion that wasn't planned. On top of that we continue our discussion of how gay characters are portrayed in films, the future of the Twilight franchise is The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 hits theaters this weekend, new DVDs and Blu-rays and much more over the course of 75 jam-packed minutes.
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.
- 00:00-00:50 - Introduction
- 00:51-3:08 - Taking and reading criticism
- 3:09-4:40 - Show notes
- 4:41-7:17 - [Listener Question] How did Laremy wind up in Seattle from Florida? [G-Man]
- 7:18-9:02 - Alex Thomas said, "On the 'going to Twilight by yourself' topic, I didn't get a screening for this one so it's going to be my first ever midnight session film, and I plan to go by myself!"
- 9:03-17:55 - Has Laremy read Stephenie Meyer's "The Host" and where will Twilight go after this last movie?
- 17:56-21:29 - Box-Office Challenge (see chart below)
- 21:30-25:40 - Oscar talk
- 25:41-27:35 - Flirting with Disaster as a Movie Club choice
- 27:36-33:20 - Back to Oscar talk
- 33:21-41:07 - New DVDs and Blu-rays
- 41:08-49:24 - Pixar vs. Disney
- 49:23-51:08 - Back to new DVDs and Blu-rays
- 51:09-58:46 - Josh P. said, "I was someone who had a problem with Guy Pearce in Lawless because his traits of stylish clothing, wearing perfume, mannered voice and what felt like a disgust to women (there are specifics, but this is getting too long as it is) feel like examples that Hollywood used in the past to send a coded message of 'gay' which also meant this was the reason why we as an audience should hate this character."
- 58:47-1:04:19 - Over / Under
- $999 million worldwide for Breaking Dawn Pt.2 [Cordia]
- 6.5 Oscar nominations for Life of Pi [Cordia]
- 45 percent drop for Skyfall in the second weekend [Cordia]
- 2.5 actors nominated in the Best Actor category in this year's Oscars are nominated for playing a real-life person [John D]
- 7 years until Wes Anderson wins a Best Director Oscar [Xarnis]
- 20 years until a Shakespeare play is nominated for best picture [Xarnis]
- 9 years until the Wachowskis win an Oscar [Xarnis]
- 1:04:20-1:06:07 - Watch This or Watch That (TV)
- "Parks and Recreation" or "The Office"
- "Hardball with Chris Matthews" or "The O'Reilly Factor"
- "Family Guy" or "American Dad"
- "The Simpson" or "Futurama"
- "Dexter" or "True Blood"
- 1:06:08-1:07:33 - #GoodTweets
- 1:07:34-1:08:45 - [Listener Question] What are your general opinions on musicals? [Susan]
- 1:08:46-1:09:29 - [Listener Question] If the world does magically implode on December 21, which 2013/14 film would you wish you would have been able to see? [Grissom]
- 1:09:30-1:10:42 - [Listener Question] Since Jurassic Park is being re-released in 3D, I decided to ask: what do you think of the 3D re-release? [Xarnis]
- 1:10:43-1:12:04 - [Listener Question] Has your opinion of a movie ever changed for better or worse after listening to a commentary track from the director/writer? [G-Man]
- 1:12:05-1:13:04 - Closing
- 1:13:05-1:15:00 - Epilogue
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Fall 2012 Movie Box-Office Draft
Brad vs. Laremy
|The Master||Sep 14||$35m||$15.8m||-$71.6m|
|Taken 2||Oct 5||$45m||$348.3m||$235.8m|
|Cloud Atlas||Oct 26||$100m||$24m||-$225.9m|
|Wreck-It Ralph||Nov 2||$165m||$119.9m||-$292.5m|
|Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2||Nov 16||$131.5m||$0|
|Red Dawn||Nov 21||$75m||$0|
|Life of Pi||Nov 21||$100m||$0|
|Django Unchained||Dec 25||$0|
|Les Miserables||Dec 25||$61m||$0|
|Resident Evil: Retribution||Sep 14||$65m||$221.5m||$59m|
|Paranormal Activity 4||Oct 19||$5m||$130.6m||$118.1m|
|Alex Cross||Oct 19||$23m||$24.6m||-$32.8m|
|Anna Karenina||Nov 16||$50m||$10.5m||-$114.4m|
|The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey||Dec 14||$150m||$0|
|The Impossible||Dec 21||$45m||$42.5m||-$70m|
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.