Happy Thanksgiving week or just hello for our non U.S.-based listeners, today we have a short, but sweet episode where we review Oldboy and Homefront, answer some questions, play some games and a little more general chitter chatter. We also get to the new DVD and Blu-ray releases out this week and offer up a few brief comments on Her. Hope you enjoy.
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- 00:00-00:40 - Introduction
- 00:41-1:50 - Door busting
- 1:51-6:49 - Briefest of comments on Her
- 6:50-8:49 - [Listener Question] I just got asked by one of my best friends to Officiate his wedding about a year from now. Could you talk on the podcast about being an officiant and how you prepared and what are important things to do and not do. The crowd will be about 60 percent people from her side of the family that I do not know. Brad could chime in on this as well as to what he observed and what did he expect out of his officiant? [JPColeman7]
- 8:50-10:35 - [Listener Question] You said David Lynch is very slow with Criterion and so no chance of Mulholland Drive by the end of 2015. But do you think Mulholland Drive will EVER get a Criterion blu-ray release eventually? I think this movie really deserves it and it was my first Lynch movie. [Nav]
- 10:36-15:39 - [Listener Question] You guys often decry the worsening state of the film industry but wouldn't you say that the talent pool nowadays is as strong as ever? Look no further than this year's best actor race, which is already brimming with great performances, for proof of that fact. In that same vein, could someone like Nicholas Cage even have won an Oscar today for a performance like 'Leaving Las Vegas' with all the due paying and critical judgment passing of your earlier work taking place before someone is even considered for such a title? So, in short, aren't actors held to a higher standard than ever? [SmartFilm]
- 15:40-17:55 - [Listener Question] How should film critics interviewing actors talk to the movie's stars about their film? Should they be brutally honest, act nice, or just ignore the topic altogether? [TheOneWhoKnocks]
- 17:56-20:41 - [Listener Voicemail] Disco Paco - Critics at TIFF watching movies in fast forward
- 20:42-27:44 - [Listener Voicemail] Patrick - Sequels lead to no originality
- 27:45-41:06 - Oldboy review (read Brad's review here)
- 41:07-45:30 - Homefront review (read Brad's review here)
- 45:31-50:37 - Over / Under
- A- by Laremy for Her [Chris]
- B+ for Out of the Furnace [Magille Foote]
- C- for 47 Ronin [Aidan Khan]
- 1.5 more Oscar nominations for Quvenzhhane Wallis [Hudsucker]
- 3 times a year BnL eat Turkey. Talking fried or baked. T-giving style. None of this sandwich meat garbage. [Hrtn4Sqrtn]
- 4.5 times a year you guys buy popcorn or other concessions at the movies [TheOneWhoKnocks] [Mitch]
- 50:38-52:26 - Buy or Sell
- Laremy sees The Wolf of Wall Street before Brad [Aidan Khan]
- Either Brad or Laremy sees Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom [Chris]
- Most people would draw a blank if asked to name a film critic other than Gene Siskel or Roger Ebert. [TheOneWhoKnocks]
- The review for 'After Earth' on the podcast was the best review Brad and Laremy have ever done. [JPColeman7]
- 52:27-58:09 - Playing the Percentages
- % of movie critics whose top 10-list of 2013 is topped by ‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’. [Betram J. Krogh]
- % chance The Hunger Games: Catching Fire wins Best Action Movie at the Critics Choice Awards [Alex]
- % on RT for Million Dollar Arm [Hudsucker]
- % Catching Fire stays #1 at the box office for three weeks [C-Trice]
- % of the public who believes Jennifer Lawrence won an Oscar for THE HUNGER GAMES instead of SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK [TheAlmostFilmCritic]
- % chance Hillary Clinton will be the next President of the United States [JPColeman7]
- % chance Wolf of Wall Street is top 5 Scorsese material [The Caker Baker]
- 58:10-1:00:14 - Box-Office Challenge Update (chart below)
- 1:00:15-1:02:40 - Brief Hunger Games: Catching Fire convo
- 1:02:41-1:04:58 - New DVDs and Blu-rays
- 1:04:59-1:07:23 - Closing
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Fall 2013 Box-Office Draft
Brad vs. Laremy
|Ender's Game||Nov 1||$110m||$79.2m||-$195.7m|
|Inside Llewyn Davis||Dec 6|
|The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug||Dec 13||$166m|
|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||$151.6m||$139.1m|
|Battle of the Year||Sep 20||$20m||$12.8m||-$37.1m|
|Machete Kills||Oct 11||$20m||$15m||-$34.9m|
|Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa||Oct 25||$15m||$128.4m||$90.9m|
|Last Vegas||Nov 1||$28m||$62.5m||-$7.4m|
|Thor: The Dark World||Nov 8||$170m||$548.9m||$123.9m|
|The Hunger Games: Catching Fire||Nov 22||$130m||$304.6m||-$20.3m|
|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.