As with all Friday episodes we have reviews for you today including 22 Jump Street and How to Train Your Dragon 2, plus some comments after Brad saw Snowpiercer and The Rover. On top of that we have a HomeDepot.com story for you, more chatter regarding today's movie stars, your questions, games and even a voice mail.
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- 00:00-1:50 - Introduction
- 1:51-2:47 - Show notes
- 2:48-7:54 - Tracy Morgan crash video
- 7:55-15:01 - Brad has a Home Depot story
- 15:02-21:05 - Post apocalyptic genre by way of The Rover and Snowpiercer
- 21:06-23:59 - [Listener Question] Have you ever watched a documentary about an injustice or social issue and felt so incensed, you took action afterwards? [andyluvsfilms]
- 24:00-27:25 - [Listener Question] Saw X-Men: DOFP and loved it, One question I have that might venture into spoiler territory is this (Spoilers): Near the end, when everything comes to a climactic end, and the sentinels are killing everyone in the future, bearing down on Kitty Pride, and we're basically waiting for Wolverine's consciousness to slip into his future body, that bugged me. It felt like forced tension that happens in every movie. it was just too much of a coincidence that things in the past were lining up perfectly with things in the future and it was a countdown that was supposed to make us tense, but it's OBVIOUS it's all going to turn out right. Do these forced tension situations bug you guys? or is it just something we should come to expect from most movies, especially Marvel? Loved the movie overall, but that situation frustrated me. [Mitch]
- 27:26-31:13 - [Listener Question] The element of surprise is no doubt one of the great things about seeing a new movie. As such, I find that watching films multiple times in a relatively short period sometimes leaves me feeling a bit underwhelmed by the film, since everything moves a little slower the second or third time around -- this seems to occur most often with blockbusters. However, I saw Edge of Tomorrow again Wednesday night, just 4 days removed from seeing it for the first time (loved it), and it felt just as swift and exciting the second go-round as it did the first. What do you think explains? Is it the fact that the film is largely character- and story-driven as opposed to being almost exclusively action-focused? [Jordan B.]
- 31:14-32:02 - [Listener Question] How often do you pay to see a film again in theaters if you've already seen it at a press screening (or any other type of screenings you princely folk are invited to)? [Jordan B.]
- 32:03-33:24 - [Listener Question] How long do you typically wait between viewings to see a film again in theaters, when you decide to do so? [Jordan B.]
- 33:25-35:48 - [Listener Question] I keep hearing people talk about Channing Tatum being a legitimate movie star. While 'Magic Mike' was good, do either of you think he's a genuinely good actor? I look at his IMDB page and don't find any of his other performances to be that great. [Jon Sullivan]
- 35:49-46:58 - 22 Jump Street review (read Brad's review here)
- 46:59-51:44 - How to Train Your Dragon 2 review (read Brad's review here)
- 51:45-57:22 - Laremy's concern over a Twitter comment
- 57:23-1:02:44 - Box-Office Challenge Update (chart below)
- 1:02:45-1:12:26 - What sequels are better than the original?
- 1:12:27-1:16:08 - Some comments on Werner Herzog's Lessons of Darkness
- 1:16:09-1:22:00 - [Listener Voicemail] Richmond - Trailers
- 1:22:01-1:27:12 - Over / Under
- 500 is the number of explosions in Transformers: Age of Extinction [Magill Foote]
- B grade from Brad Brevet on Brad Pitt's Tank movie, "Fury" [robotsrule]
- C for Dumb and Dumber To [Laremy]
- $193 million worldwide for Sin City 2. This is what the original did (adj) [andyluvsfilms]
- $143 million on home video for How to Train Your Dragon [Laremy]
- $18 million opening domestic weekend for Jersey Boys [B-Rye]
- 1:27:13-1:31:59 - Buy or Sell
- Within the next three years, Cruise takes a supporting role in a drama and nabs an Oscar nom. (Greg Mariotti)
- Judge Dredd will get either a sequel within 5 years or reboot in 10 [andyluvsfilms]
- Much like Edward D Wood Jr., the films of John Waters will be held to a higher standard after his death [andyluvsfilms]
- Richard Linklater's Boyhood will lead to another multi-year narrative effort in the next 15-20 years by another director. [B-Rye]
- Batman vs. Superman will be the number 1 film of 2016. [B-Rye]
- Clint Eastwood ever directs and/or acts in another Western [robotsrule]
- There will be more movies in Pixar's Planes series than in the Cars series [Magill Foote]
- 1:32:00-1:37:04 - Playing the Percentages
- % chance Top Gun 2 gets made [BishopSummers]
- % chance the fourth wall breaking in Jersey Boys annoys Brad [Laremy]
- % chance of Armond White Likes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [Magill Foote]
- % chance Apollo Creed's son will fight Ivan Drago's son in speculated Rocky offshoot, Creed [andyluvsfilms] (question reboot)
- % of Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For that will just be women dancing or people blowing smoke rings [Laremy]
- 1:37:05-1:41:10 - [Listener Question] How do *you* know if an actor is "good" or not? Who would you say is a bad actor? Many people will say someone is a good actor or a bad actor. Many people will disagree about whether an actor is good or not. I myself don't feel comfortable evaluating whether an actor is good or not. For instance, I have enjoyed every Keanu Reeves performance I've seen him in (The Matrix, Constantine, Speed, Bill & Ted). I wouldn't say he's a bad actor at all. However, he wouldn't be suitable for every movie role. Would you say that any actor could be good in the right role? [Classic Wingers]
- 1:41:11-1:43:46 - [Listener Question] Would it be possible in today's world for JJ Abrams to keep a lot of secrecy surrounding Episode 7? For people who enjoy keeping up with movie news, will we inevitably run into spoilers before the movie is released? [G-Man]
- 1:43:47-1:45:36 - #GoodTweets
- 1:45:37-1:46:50 - Closing
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Summer 2014 Box-Office Draft
Brad vs. Laremy
|A Million Ways to Die in the West||May 30||$40m||$53.2m||-$46.7m|
|Edge of Tomorrow||Jun 6||$175m||$149.1m||-$288.3m|
|22 Jump Street||Jun 13||$50m|
|Think Like a Man Too||Jun 20|
|Step Up All In||Jun 25|
|Transformers: Age of Extinction||Jun 27|
|Dawn of the Planet of the Apes||Jul 11|
|The Purge: Anarchy||Jul 18|
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Aug 8|
|The Expendables 3||Aug 15|
|The Amazing Spider-Man 2||May 2||$250m||$699.1m||$74.1m|
|X-Men: Days of Future Past||May 23||$200m||$622.9m||$122.9m|
|The Fault in Our Stars||Jun 6||$12m||$79.3m||$49.3m|
|How to Train Your Dragon 2||Jun 13||$145m|
|Planes: Fire and Rescue||Jul 18|
|Sex Tape||Jul 25|
|Jupiter Ascending||Jul 25|
|Guardians of the Galaxy||Aug 1|
The Summer 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 May through August 2014. The draft took place on April 29, 2014 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.
The outro music on this episode is Clint Mansell's "In the Wall Side 2" courtesy of Death Waltz Recording Company.