Today's podcast ended up much longer than anticipated as it almost runs two hours as we review The Best Man Holiday and discuss it's online coverage (or lack thereof), we get to several voice mails and listener questions and topics, discuss Laremy's thoughts on this year's movies, Brad goes to the doctor and has a quick rant. Of course then there are games and overall silliness and, as always, we hope you enjoy.
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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.
- 00:00-00:25 - Introduction
- 00:26-4:56 - A quick rant from Brad
- 4:57-11:32 - Show notes
- 11:33-15:20 - Box-Office Challenge Update (chart below)
- 15:21-18:04 - [Listener Question] British film critic Mark Kermode has a famous list of movie theater rules known as the Wittertainment Code of Conduct for Moviegoers. What are your movie theater pet peeves, and if you had to develop your own code of conduct for theaters, what would it include? [TheOneWhoKnocks]
- 18:05-21:39 - Brad is healthy
- 21:40-26:50 - Laremy is down on this year's movies
- 26:51-30:52 - South African Shanty Town hotel (more here)
- 30:53-35:30 - [Listener Question] Why did films like Beautiful Creatures, The Host and The Mortal Instruments all bomb so hard? Are studios just trying to drop as many young adult adaptations hoping that one will catch on? Why do you think that these movies are not doing well? Also, what are your thoughts on Divergent? Do you think it has what it takes to be the next big franchise? [Ctrice]
- 35:31-39:40 - [Listener Question] What do you think about the relatively recent trend of a growing number of actors trying their hands at directing? Is their a certain project you are intrigued to see how it turns out? Even though he's not an actor, I'm interested to see what Jon Stewart does in his directorial debut. [the colleague]
- 39:41-45:20 - [Listener Question] What can be done to increase movie theater attendance? I think lower ticket and concession prices might help a little bit, but won't ultimately lead to a major bump in ticket sales. An idea I thought of would be making movies less or even not available at all on DVD/blu-ray, on cable, or by means of streaming, like it was back in the day. This way, going to the movies would become more of a limited time event that you couldn't miss if you wanted to see something. Obviously this won't happen since I'm sure studio heads have crunched the numbers and because times have changed, but do you think it would lead to a fairly dramatic increase in movie theater attendance? [G-Man]
- 45:21-49:37 - [Listener Voicemail] Mason - Negative energy in a screening
- 49:38-1:03:59 - [Listener Voicemail] Jamie - Personal questions
- 1:04:00-1:11:27 - [Listener Voicemail] Tony L - Movie ratings, PG-13 vs. R
- 1:11:28-1:17:03 - [Listener Voicemail] Mike - Movies we’ve already forgotten
- 1:17:04-1:24:52 - The Best Man Holiday review (read Brad's review here)
- 1:24:52-1:36:23 - Why do so few websites cover movies like The Best Man Holiday the same as other films?
- 1:36:23-1:42:03 - Over / Under
- 108 total news/articles Brad writes about Star Wars: Episode VII before the theatrical release [the colleague]
- 5 more years until we get another traditional animated film from Disney [C-Trice]
- 5 is the number of cookies that Laremy can eat in a row before feeling sick [Magille Foote]
- 2 years before which Brad changes his Breathless DP. [Gautam]
- 1.5 Oscar nominations for The Edge of Tomorrow [Hudsucker]
- 88% on RT for The Hunger Games 2 [Alex]
- 4% on RT for I, Frankenstein [TheLastEquivocationofBrist]
- 1:42:04-1:46:20 - Buy or Sell
- Brad gives an all out Oscar prediction update before Thanksgiving [Max]
- Next Before film [if it gets made] is titled "Before Noon" or "Before Midday" [Gautam]
- The new Transformers movie is the worst performing in the series at the box office.
- Laremy didn't know he actually said "chance that The Academy would make a movie about unicorns..." in the percentages segment until reading/hearing this Buy/Sell. [tonypdl]
- Until reading this buy/sell, Brad and Laremy totally forgot that Getaway came out THIS year. [John D.]
- Laremy still has his old games intros written down somewhere [the colleague]
- 1:46:21-1:51:30 - Playing the Percentages
- % of people who see Blue is the Warmest Color that also know it's based on a graphic novel [the colleague]
- % chance a Marvel movie is not the highest grossing movie of 2015 [John D.]
- % chance that the review count stays at 198 because for a while because everyone wants to wait to be #200 [tonypdl]
- % chance the Best Supporting Actor Oscar this year goes to someone other than Fassbender or Leto [TheAlmostFilmCritic]
- % chance Gravity wins Best Picture [Chris]
- % chance Laremy has even been to Fort Laramie [TheOneWhoKnocks]
- % RT for Saving Mr. Banks on Rotten Tomatoes [Tiago Rti]
- % RT for The Wolf of Wall Street [Max]
- 1:51:31-1:53:24 - #GoodTweets
- 1:53:25-1:56:24 - Closing
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Fall 2013 Box-Office Draft
Brad vs. Laremy
|Ender's Game||Nov 1||$110m||$56m||-$218.9m|
|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||$148.7m||$136.2m|
|Battle of the Year||Sep 20||$20m||$12m||-$37.9m|
|Machete Kills||Oct 11||$20m||$7.9m||-$42m|
|Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa||Oct 25||$15m||$104m||$66.5m|
|Last Vegas||Nov 1||$28m||$37.1m||-$32.8m|
|Thor: The Dark World||Nov 8||$170m||$345.8m||-$79.1m|
|The Hunger Games: Catching Fire||Nov 22|
|Saving Mr. Banks||Dec 13|
|American Hustle||Dec 13|
|The Wolf of Wall Street||Dec 25|
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.