We are covering topics far and wide today with Oscar talk, new DVDs and Blu-rays and the sequelization of today's movies. Plus Laremy saw Ender's Game, The Way, Way Back and The Internship so we talk some more about those plus we get to your questions and voicemails, play some games and pretty much discuss whatever comes to mind.
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- 00:00-3:05 - Introduction
- 3:06-6:29 - Show notes
- 6:30-22:30 - Laremy saw some movies
- Ender's Game (includes some spoilers)
- The Way, Way Back
- The Internship
- 22:31-34:42 - New DVDs & Blu-rays this Week
- 34:43-41:02 - Brad has a rant regarding his Blackfish piece (read it here)
- 41:03-44:42 - Laremy's plane story
- 44:43-1:03:08 - The beginning of the sequel
- 1:03:09-1:12:32 - [Listener Voicemail] Mitchell - Studios coming out with similar films in same year
- 1:12:33-1:14:23 - [Listener Voicemail] Aidan - Best Animated category
- 1:14:24-1:19:46 - [Listener Voicemail] Greta - Oscar bait
- 1:19:47-1:25:07 - [Listener Question] What our your guys overall stance on movies with ambiguous endings? Are you tired of them, or does it simply depend on the movie? [Steve Crobie]
- 1:25:08-1:26:45 - [Listener Question] The movie "The Fifth Estate" got me thinking, when do you think it is the right time to do a movie about a news event? Like if something big happens in say, 2013, when do you make the movie about it? [B. Smith]
- 1:26:46-1:30:46 - [Listener Question] Do you ever find it hard to separate an actor from their established public persona and does that baggage generally help or hinder a performance? For example, Mickey Rourke's performance in The Wrestler is lent extra weight because it seems to draw from his real life experience of ruining a successful career with booze and drugs while some of Woody Allen's work skirts very close to some uncomfortable and well publicized events in his private life. I'm thinking more along the lines of that kind of thing rather than movie stars like Denzel Washington, Will Smith or Tom Cruise who essentially act within the confines of the same persona in every film. [Seensome]
- 1:30:47-1:32:28 - [Listener Question] I loved the trailer for X-Men: DOFP but the use of the scores from Sunshine and The Thin Red Line took me out of it a bit. What are your thoughts on trailers using such recognizable scores and are there any other scores that you feel are overused in trailers today? [Ctrice]
- 1:32:29-1:37:34 - Over / Under
- $691 million Hunger Games Catching Fire total worldwide box office (vs. the original movie) [robotsrule]
- 60 times Brad interrupts Laremy using the soundboard during the month of November [Kieran]
- 7 nominees for Best Picture [Magille Foote]
- 5 years until an foreign actor/actress is nominated for Best Actor/Actress in a Leading Role at the Oscars for starring foreign language movie [Tiago Rti]
- 4.5 Oscar nominations for Nebraska [Ryan M]
- A- for Frozen [Alex]
- B for Thor: The Dark World [Chris]
- 1:37:35-1:43:09 - Buy or Sell
- Laremy will enjoy comedies less over the next two months since he can't smile [G-Man]
- 12 Years a Slave is this year's Schindler's List [Ryan M]
- Thor: The Dark World is the best Marvel Phase 2 film [Aidan Khan]
- More guests, fewer games for the pod in 2014. Hope you're not offended by this one, not my intention [andyluvsfilms]
- Benh Zeitlin is never getting another Academy Award nomination for any category. [Tiago Rti]
- Jack Nicholson stars in one more movie before the end of his career. [Tiago Rti]
- American Hustle is better than Silver Lining Playbook [Alex]
- 1:43:10-1:47:58 - Playing the Percentages
- % chance Brad OR Laremy go see The Best Man Holiday [G-Man]
- % chance Gravity crosses $600 million worldwide [Mykael]
- % chance BnL does a live podcast for the Oscars [Nick Morrison]
- % chance Brad includes Breaking Bad in his "Top 10 TV Series of All Time" [Mulderism]
- % chance Enders Game gets a sequel [Aidan Khan]
- 1:47:59-1:49:23 - [Listener Question] You mentioned a few podcasts ago that ideally the Academy would wait 5 or so years to have the Oscars for this year's movies. What be the "Brad & Laremy" Oscar Best Picture nominees from 2008? Movies this year included Slumdog, Benjamin Button, Milk, Wall-E, Synechdoche NY, The Wrestler, Tropic Thunder and The Dark Knight. [Stephen Jay]
- 1:49:24-1:51:42 - #GoodTweets
- 1:51:43-1:55:38 - Closing
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Fall 2013 Box-Office Draft
Brad vs. Laremy
|Ender's Game||Nov 1||$110m||$36.1m||-$238.8m|
|Inside Llewyn Davis||Dec 6|
|The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug||Dec 13|
|Tyler Perry's A Madea's Christmas||Dec 13|
|Anchorman: The Legend Continues||Dec 20|
|Walking with Dinosaurs||Dec 20|
|The Secret Life of Walter Mitty||Dec 25|
|August: Osage County||Dec 25|
|47 Ronin||Dec 25|
|Insidious: Chapter 2||Sep 13||$5m||$137.8m||$125.3m|
|Battle of the Year||Sep 20||$20m||$11.5m||-$38.4m|
|Machete Kills||Oct 11||$20m||$7.4m||-$42.5m|
|Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa||Oct 25||$15m||$79.1m||$41.6m|
|Last Vegas||Nov 1||$28m||$16.3m||-$53.6m|
|Thor: The Dark World||Nov 8|
|The Wolf of Wall Street||Nov 15|
|The Hunger Games: Catching Fire||Nov 22|
|Saving Mr. Banks||Dec 13|
|American Hustle||Dec 13|
The Fall 2013 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 September through December 2013. The draft took place on August 20, 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.