Nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Golden Globes were released this week and Laremy and I have plenty to say about those as well as offer up our review of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained.
In addition to that we talk about the drummed up controversy surrounding Zero Dark Thirty, answer your questions, Laremy teases his top ten of 2012, we play a little Over/Under, read from four new reviews of the podcast on iTunes (thank you!), play Buy or Sell and offer a new Watch This or Watch That segment.
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.
- 00:00-00:11 - Introduction
- 00:12-6:59 - Show notes, new reviews and a Facebook comment Brad wanted to read
- 7:00-15:50 - Box Office Challenge (chart below) and a look back at the final results of the previous one
- 15:51-27:42 - Django Unchained review (read mine here)
- 27:43-29:30 - [Listener Question] Will Django Unchained go down as Tarantino's masterpiece? [Criterion10]
- 29:31-34:25 - SAG and Golden Globe Nominations
- 34:26-40:26 - Drummed up Zero Dark Thirty controversy
- 40:27-42:34 - [Listener Question] Looking back, what, if anything, would you guys change about your 2011 top ten lists? For myself, I would now include The Adjustment Bureau, which I severely underrated upon first viewing, and remove The Artist. [Andrew13]
- 42:35-47:09 - [Listener Question] What were your top five moves as kids growing up? [G-Man]
- 47:10-49:46 - [Listener Question] A look at Silver Linings Playbook thanks to an error in the film found by Kevin Blumeyer.
- 49:47-57:26 - [Listener Question] Now that the Choice nominations are here and the Golden Globe nominations just around the corner, I ask, how much effect do these nominations have on your Oscar predictions? And how do the winners affect it? [Xarnis]
- 57:27-58:35 - [Listener Question] Can you guys give your thoughts on how Javier Bardem snags CC and SAG nominations for Skyfall when there were other candidates in better roles in better movies? I think he's a fantastic actor, but is this role really deserving? [Joe]
- 58:36-1:00:33 - [Listener Question] if you had to choose one movie from 2012 to place in a time capsule to show future cultures, alien explorers, historians, etc. the typical example of filmmaking today, what would it be? [Joe]
- 1:00:34-1:10:09 - Over / Under
- 34.5 Brad's age [G-Man]
- .5 Number of other "Laremy's" that have listened to the RoS podcast [G-Man]
- 1.5 Years before a listener hears Brad's infamous voice (all we know about him at this point) in real life, snaps a candid pic, and sells it to TMZ [G-Man]
- $300 million worldwide for Django Unchained [Criterion10]
- 1.5 black people are nominated at the Oscars next month [MarlonWallace]
- $160M opening for Man of Steel? [Kyle Coley]
- 3.5 more Bourne movies (There are a total of 10 bourne books written by 2 authors and the Bourne Legacy movie storyline had nothing to with the Bourne Legacy book) [Nav]
- B- review for Promised Land [JN Films]
- A/B+ review for Zero Dark Thirty [JN Films] [Xarnis]
- 5 Critics Choice wins for Lincoln [Xarnis]
- 1.5 Oscar Nominations for Rust and Bone [Xarnis]
- 1:10:10-1:10:34 - [Listener Question] If Heath Ledger was still alive and was in The Dark Knight Rises would the whole movie be different and why? [Kyle]
- 1:10:35-1:12:39 - [Listener Question] Everyone was complaining about rebooting Spider-Man after 5 years, but Superman is getting the old reboot after just six. Do you think that this is mainly due to the fact that everyone hated Superman Returns, or because Nolan's names is on Man of Steel? Also, do you think if Nolan's name was on Amazing Spider-Man people would have been more kind in the months leading up to its release, but if a lesser creative team was on Man of Steel people would be more up in arms? [Baca]
- 1:12:40-1:24:21 - Buy or Sell
- The Hobbit wins the Best Visual Effects Oscar over Life of Pi
- The Hobbit will break the top 10 highest grossing films of all time (Avatar, Titanic, The Avengers, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, The Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King, The Dark Knight Rises, POTC: Dead Man's Chest, Toy Story 3, Pirates of the Caribbean 3)
- Christopher Nolan never wins an Oscar
- Christopher Nolan's lowest RT score at the end of his career will be 70%
- Django Unchained does NOT receive an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
- At some point, the Academy will go back to 5 Best Picture slots.
- Oscars will stop being televised in the next 20 years
- Warner decides to shelve screenings of The Hobbit parts 2 and 3 in HFR after the lukewarm/negative responses to it.
- Films that are made looking at current events (Social Network, ZDT) are becoming/will become more popular than those looking at past events (King's Speech, Lincoln)
- Man of Steel will get a Best Picture nom next year
- Megan Fox will be in a movie that gets a B+ or higher rating by you guys
- Either of the 2 next 'Hobbit' films will get a B+ or higher rating by you guys
- Anne Hathaway doesn't win one of the big awards (Oscar, Globes, Critic's Choice or SAG) for her role in Les Mis
- The second Hobbit movie will reviewed better.
- The next Bond is better than Skyfall.
- All 50 states will legalize same-sex marriage before marijuana.
- 1:24:22-1:26:51 - #GoodTweets
- 1:26:52-1:29:49 - #GoodComments
- 1:29:50-1:34:32 - Watch This / Watch That - Actor vs. Actor [G-Man]
- Tom Cruise vs. Tom Hanks
- Jack Nicholson vs. Robert De Niro
- Jodie Foster vs. Frances McDormand
- 1:34:32-1:35:43 - Closing
- 1:35:44-1:42:00 - Epilogue
Finally, I do have one quick request. If you could give us a review on iTunes it would be greatly appreciated.
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Fall 2012 Movie Box-Office Draft
Brad vs. Laremy
|The Master||Sep 14||$35m||$18.8m||-$68.6m|
|Taken 2||Oct 5||$45m||$363m||$250.5m|
|Cloud Atlas||Oct 26||$100m||$62.7m||-$187.2m|
|Wreck-It Ralph||Nov 2||$165m||$216.3m||-$196.1m|
|Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2||Nov 16||$120m||$753.3m||$453.3m|
|Red Dawn||Nov 21||$65m||$38.2m||-$124.2m|
|Life of Pi||Nov 21||$120m||$169m||-$130.9m|
|Django Unchained||Dec 25||$0|
|Les Miserables||Dec 25||$61m||$0|
|Resident Evil: Retribution||Sep 14||$65m||$221.8m||$59.3m|
|Paranormal Activity 4||Oct 19||$5m||$140.6m||$128.1m|
|Alex Cross||Oct 19||$23m||$25.6m||-$31.8m|
|Anna Karenina||Nov 16||$50m||$21.5m||-$103.4m|
|The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey||Dec 14||$150m||$11.2m||-$363.8m|
|The Impossible||Dec 21||$45m||$56.4m||-$56m|
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.