Some of you asked for it and now you finally got it, a two hour podcast is here to hopefully satisfy your ear hole desires as we are only bringing you one podcast this Thanksgiving week. In today's episode we offer up three reviews for Life of Pi, Red Dawn and Rise of the Guardians. We also discuss Lincoln a little further, question what exactly constitutes a "performance", play some Over/Under, Guess that Title, Buy or Sell and answer as many of your questions as we could possibly fit into this two hour episode.
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.
- 00:00-00:44 - Introduction
- 00:45-2:22 - Show notes
- 2:23-11:43 - [Listener Question] I would love to see you guys do an actor/actress draft because I think I remember you doing one for directors a while back and I personally find segments like that monstrously entertaining. [Smart Film]
- 11:44-21:25 - Laremy talked Lincoln on the Slashfilmcast
- 21:25-30:00 - What constitutes a "performance"?
- 30:01-41:28 - Life of Pi review (read mine here)
- 41:29-48:12 - Rise of the Guardians review (read mine here)
- 48:13-1:00:29 - Red Dawn review (read mine here)
- 1:00:30-1:15:40 - Over / Under
- 7 more colleges switch conferences by the end of 2013 [Bob Phelan]
- 5 years until Roger Deakins wins an Oscar [Gotham City 151]
- 4,800 Hz for the pitch of Michael Sheen's squeal in 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' [Gotham City 151]
- 7.5 pounds of food Brad and Laremy eat combined on Thanksgiving [Gotham City 151]
- 12 years until David O. Russell wins a Best Director Oscar [Xarnis]
- 22 years until the Marvel franchise is rebooted [Xarnis]
- $29 million opening for Life of Pi [Cordia]
- $100 million domestic for Silver Linings Playbook [Cordia]
- $195 million opening for The Hobbit [Cordia]
- 15 years till Christian Bale Retires [JN Films]
- 1:15:41-1:22:28 - Guess the movie based on the foreign title
- A Ticket for 2
- Who's the Crazy One Here?
- Winter for Two
- 1:22:29-1:33:29 - Buy or Sell
- Christopher Nolan's next film doesn't have multiple ways to look at the ending
- Facebook will not be the most used social network in 5 years
- We will see a Lance Armstrong biopic in the next 3 years
- One/both of you will at some point refer to Star Wars as a nonology once the new trilogy gets released
- With only the movies that have been released now eligible, Lincoln wins Best Picture
- The Twilight series will be re-released in 3D
- In 20 years, movies will only get R ratings and no NC-17 ratings.
- Brad will somehow lose the Fall 2012 movie box office draft.
- Spielberg will make two more bad movies after Lincoln before he makes another good one.
- The podcast gets new intro music before episode 150.
- Brad makes another guest appearance on the Frotcast.
- The French Connection makes another appearance.
- Les Miserables actually ends up being a film you cheer for to win Best Picture.
- Jessica Chastain wins an Oscar before Amy Adams
- The Hobbit per screen average gross will be higher in the higher frame rate
- Les Miserables makes more money than any other movie ever did opening on Christmas Day (Sherlock Holmes - $24,608,941)
- 1:33:30-1:35:32 - #GoodTweets
- 1:35:33-1:40:24 - [Listener Question] With all the superhero movies out there, what is your favorite super hero, and why? and do the recent movies about superhero's influenced you opinion on this, maybe because The Dark Knight was so good you will like Batman more as a superhero? [Cordia]
- 1:40:25-1:41:29 - [Listener Question] As critics, do you guys ever miss the rush of seeing a movie for the first time with friends on opening night? If so, how do you make up for that? [Susan]
- 1:41:30-1:44:58 - [Listener Question] Brad and Laremy, what are your top 5 psychological thriller movies? [Nav]
- 1:44:59-1:47:19 - [Listener Question] Just for fun if Hollywood was to make a movie about the Petraeus Scandal which actors would you guys choose to play Petraeus, Paula Broadwell, John R. Allen and Jill Kelley. [Fan]
- 1:47:20-1:49:57 - [Listener Question] I've been writing reviews for just over a year now and still find it hard to put my own personality into my writing, how difficult is it for you guys and how long did it take for your style as a writer to develop? [SeenSome]
- 1:49:58-1:54:23 - [Listener Question] Which kind of reviews appeal to you more? Roger Ebert-style reviews that sound more conversational or a more formal review, like those found on Hollywood Reporter or Variety? [SeenSome]
- 1:54:24-1:55:40 - [Listener Question] Laremy, just because I find your fear of horror films endlessly fascinating...would you rather watch a bad horror film that is mildly scary, and almost impossible to sit though because it is so poorly executed...or an extremely well done one, that is terrifying? [Jamie]
- 1:55:41-1:57:46 - [Listener Question] When I watched THE A-TEAM a few years ago here in Germany, the audience burst out laughing and hollering at one specific scene that surely isn't funny to the rest of the world. The scene in question was an establishing helicopter shot of a German city where the team just landed. The text below the shot said "Frankfurt". The funny bit was that it obviously wasn't Frankfurt but Cologne, picturing the famous Cologne dome prominently (Cologne and Frankfurt are two of the biggest cities in Germany). Now, to make comparison: it's as if they'd shown the Seattle Space Needle and written "Chicago" below. In a globalized market, with Germany being one of the biggest, how in the heck can something like that slip by in in a multi-million blockbuster movie without fact checking?! [Lukas Mix]
- 1:57:47-2:00:00 - Closing
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Fall 2012 Movie Box-Office Draft
Brad vs. Laremy
|The Master||Sep 14||$35m||$16.3m||-$71.1m|
|Taken 2||Oct 5||$45m||$352.2m||$239.7m|
|Cloud Atlas||Oct 26||$100m||$44.4m||-$205.5m|
|Wreck-It Ralph||Nov 2||$165m||$159.3m||-$253.1m|
|Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2||Nov 16||$120m||$350.7m||-$50.7m|
|Red Dawn||Nov 21||$75m||$0|
|Life of Pi||Nov 21||$100m||$0|
|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||$135.5m||$123m|
|Alex Cross||Oct 19||$23m||$25.2m||-$32.2m|
|Anna Karenina||Nov 16||$50m||$10.9m||-$114m|
|The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey||Dec 14||$150m||$0|
|The Impossible||Dec 21||$45m||$48.5m||-$64m|
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.