Laremy is in Miami so today's episode is a little shorter than normal, and on top of that he has a little story to share. However, despite all that we still review Ender's Game, About Time and Dallas Buyers Club, segue way into a lot of Oscar talk and more thoughts on The Counselor. Plus Brad saw Blackfish and has some thoughts on that.
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- 00:00-00:37 - Introduction
- 00:38-5:45 - Laremy has a story
- 5:46-11:23 - Show notes
- 11:24-16:08 - Box-Office Challenge Update (chart below)
- 16:09-24:07 - Ender's Game review (read Brad's review here)
- 24:08-26:31 - Dallas Buyers Club review (read Brad's review here)
- 26:32-37:33 - Oscar aside and additional The Counselor talk
- 37:34-43:44 - About Time review (read Brad's review here)
- 43:45-48:25 - [Listener Voicemail] Aidan - 12 Years a Slave as #1 film of the year
- 48:26-51:11 - [Listener Voicemail] Sean - Foreign language recommendations
- 51:12-55:53 - [Listener Question] You guys talked briefly about the roles of women in the film The Counselor... and I appreciated the conversation. All I could think when I was watching the film was that it was definitely written by a man from some fantastical and almost misogynistic viewpoint. And I'm not saying McCarthy hates women- I'm sure he does not, but a woman just would NEVER write women this way. The opening sequence... Diaz on the car... Diaz in general... and I don't know that he meant for this film to be grounded in reality, it didn't feel like it... but, I found myself rolling my eyes. [kathrynlynn]
- 55:54-58:50 - Brad watched Blackfish
- 58:51-1:01:27 - Over / Under
- 5.5 months until one of you gives a new release an "A+" [TheOneWhoKnocks]
- B+ for 12 Years A Slave by the average moviegoer [Chris]
- .5 more Oscar noms for Kevin Kline [Hudsucker]
- 1:01:28-1:06:03 - Buy or Sell
- Ridley Scott’s next movie Exodus, starring Christian Bale, Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley, is better than The Counselor [Tiago Rti]
- Tarzan 3D actually comes out in the U.S. [Chris]
- Divergent will be a better movie than The Hunger Games [Ryan M]
- Julianne Hough's "blackface" incident at a Halloween party is still less embarrassing than starring in Safe Haven [John D.]
- Laremy starts reading emails [robotsrule]
- 1:06:04-1:09:45 - Playing the Percentages
- % chance Dallas Buyers Club is nominated for Best Picture [Aidan Khan]
- % chance Cameron Diaz is ever nominated for an Academy Award [Tiago Rti]
- % chance Sea World changes their policies regarding trainers in the water after Blackfish aired on CNN [Hrtn4Sqrtn]
- 1:09:46-1:11:33 - #GoodTweets
- 1:11:34-1:14:03 - Closing
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Fall 2013 Box-Office Draft
Brad vs. Laremy
|Ender's Game||Nov 1||$110m|
|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||$1337.3m||$124.8m|
|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||$47.8m||$10.3m|
|Last Vegas||Nov 1||$28m|
|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.