A busy, busy episode this Friday with reviews of Jack the Giant Slayer and Stoker, our first official sponsorship and a Box-Office challenge recap and the Spring 2013 Box-Office Draft. We also get into why Anne Hathaway is being targeted so much, your questions and voicemails, plus, as always, Buy or Sell, Playing the Percentages and Over / Under only this time we have some new bumpers supplied by Rudie Obias.
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- 00:00-00:48 - Introduction
- 00:49-4:09 - Show notes
- 4:10-5:26 - PODCAST SPONSORSHIP - Visit TimeForaFilm.com
- 5:27-6:00 - More show notes and EPayne's voicemail
- 6:01-11:14 - Why do people hate Anne Hathaway?
- 11:15-12:56 - [Listener Question] Many people are calling Argo one of the "worst best picture winners." Do you agree with this statement? And why do you think people are saying this about Argo? [Xarnis]
- 12:57-21:17 - [Listener Voicemail] Tim Mike - Oscar ratings up... Why?
- 21:18-24:42 - Jack the Giant Slayer review (read Brad's review here)
- 24:43-28:28 - Stoker review (read Brad's review here)
- 28:29-48:48 - Box-Office Challenge Update and Spring 2013 Draft
- 48:49-54:36 - Comment on a Comment
- 54:37-57:33 - [Listener Voicemail] Alvin - The Call
- 57:34-1:01:32 - [Listener Voicemail] Frank - Brave
- 1:01:33-1:14:31 - [Listener Voicemail] lalecture - favorite directors / studios that give directors greatest amount of freedom
- 1:14:32-1:25:49 - Over / Under (with intro from Rudie Obias)
- C Laremy gives The Smurfs 2 [Ryguy815]
- C grade from Brad for Amazing Spider-Man 2 [Ron O'Neal Fresh]
- 1.5 Oscar noms for Twelve Years A Slave [Ron O'Neal Fresh]
- 25 years before Laremy gives a Horror picture an A+ [Ron O'Neal Fresh]
- 1.5 Oscar nominations for Only God Forgives [Xarnis]
- B grade for 'The Monuments Men' [Xarnis]
- 1.5 hosts for next year's Oscar Ceremony [Oyid]
- $500 fee for Brad to review RoS user's films. [Ingmar]
- 5 years before Brad sings on the podcast. [Ingmar]
- 15 years before there will be a film to pull off an Oscar sweep of the "Big 5" (Best Picture, Actress/Actor, Screenplay and Director). The last film to do this was The Silence of the Lambs. [Trishana]
- 10 more years of the Rope of Silicon podcast. [Trishana]
- C+ for Oz: The Great and Powerful [Driver]
- 3 best picture nominees released in the first half of the year (Festivals count as releases) [Driver]
- 1:25:50-1:30:28 - Buy or Sell
- The Oscars will change the Best Director category to automatically match the Best Picture nominees.
- Jessica Chastain becomes the new Meryl Streep. [Xarnis]
- The Lone Ranger will NOT be a steaming pile of mediocrity. [Ron O'Neal Fresh]
- Laremy and Brad both win 2 box office drafts in 2013
- Laremy does better than Brad with his Oscar predictions for the next Oscars
- The Hangover Part 3 outgrosses The Hangover Part 2 at the box office
- Die Hard 6 gets made.
- 1:30:29-1:34:54 - Playing the Percentages (with intro from Rudie Obias)
- % chance that Adele will become an E.G.O.T. winner [marlonwallace]
- % chance that an animated film will ever be nominated for Best Cinematography [marlonwallace]
- % chance that both Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World are better than The Avengers [Ryguy815]
- % chance the Arrested Development movie becomes the first real comedy to get a best picture nom [Silrian]
- % chance Christoph Waltz will win a 3rd Oscar for a non-Tarantino movie. [Trishana]
- % chance of an obvious Best Director snub at the 2014 Oscars. [Trishana]
- 1:34:55-1:36:48 - #GoodTweets
- 1:36:49-1:37:41 - [Listener Question] Is there a female director besides Bigelow that has the potential (quality and popularity) to win an Oscar in the near future? [Jennifer]
- 1:37:42-1:43:12 - Random Stats
- 1:43:13-1:46:05 - Closing
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Winter 2013 Movie Box-Office Draft
Brad vs. Laremy
|Promised Land||Jan 4||$15m||$7.5m||-$29.9m|
|The Last Stand||Jan 18||$45m||$31.3m||-$81.1m|
|Movie 43||Jan 25||$6m||$23.1m||$8.1m|
|Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters||Jan 25||$50m||$163.8m||$38.8m|
|Stand Up Guys||Feb 1||$15m||$3.2m||-$34.2m|
|Side Effects||Feb 8||$30m||$26m||-$48.9m|
|Beautiful Creatures||Feb 13||$60m||$31.1m||-$118.8m|
|Escape from Planet Earth||Feb 14||$40m||$36m||-$63.9m|
|A Good Day To Die Hard||Feb 14||$92m||$186.9m||-$43m|
|Dark Skies||Feb 22||$3.5m||$9.5m||$785k|
|Texas Chainsaw 3D||Jan 4||$20m||$34.3m||-$15.6m|
|Gangster Squad||Jan 11||$60m||$96m||-$53.9m|
|Broken City||Jan 18||$35m||$19.6m||-$67.8m|
|Warm Bodies||Feb 1||$30m||$82.8m||$7.8m|
|Bullet to the Head||Feb 1||$55m||$9.4m||-$128m|
|Identity Thief||Feb 8||$35m||$97.7m||$10.2m|
|Safe Haven||Feb 14||$28m||$50m||-$19.9m|
The Winter 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 January and February of 2013. The draft took place on December 21, 2012 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.