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Podcast: Reviewing 'The Wolverine' and 'Blue Jasmine' and Tons of Voicemail

Two reviews and six of your voicemails are just the start of this episode

Rope of Silicon PodcastAnother Friday and another batch of reviews as Laremy and I take a look at The Wolverine and Blue Jasmine. We also play a snippet from my interview with the stars and director of The World's End, Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, where they discuss the birth of the Duchess' baby and after that we answer several of your questions, six of your voicemails, play our regular batch of games and even a little Watch This or Watch That. It's an absolutely packed episode. We hope you enjoy!

On top of that we have your traditional bit of questions, comments, games and new DVDs and Blu-ray, but overall this episode may be short, but it moves quite well. Hope you enjoy!

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  • 00:00-1:33 - Introduction
  • 1:34-6:48 - Show notes
  • 6:49-13:10 - Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost talk about Kate's baby
  • 13:11-21:08 - [Listener Question] You guys talked about the pointlessness of going to Comic Con. I was wondering if the same could be said of TIFF. All the movies starring big names or directed by established filmmakers will likely get a theatrical release, so why bother? It's not like Sundance where the likelihood of seeing films that will never play again is far less. Just as Comic Con is basically Hollywood studios marketing for blockbusters, isn't TIFF just marketing for Oscar season? [Marlon Wallace]
  • 21:09-22:33 - [Listener Question] No Foxcatcher in the TIFF lineup, does that mean we won't see the movie released in 2013? [Roland]
  • 22:34-26:15 - [Listener Question] J.K. Rowling used a pseudonym for her new book to avoid hype and pressure and called it a "liberating experience". Do you think this would be a good strategy for some high-profile directors like Scorsese or Nolan? Assuming it's possible, do you think it's a good idea for filmmakers in order to avoid pre-release hype and comparisons to their earlier work? Or what about studios? Say Pixar made an animated film, but released it under a different studio, how would people react? [Kessler]
  • 26:16-28:15 - [Listener Question] I know you guys are all about directors having creative control, but don't you think there needs to be a limit or at least some kind of oversight? The recent news that Niell Blomkamp wanted to cast Eminem ahead of Matt Damon for Elysium makes me believe there is a place for the producers to step and get things in order. Perhaps this is just an extreme example though and in total, although there may be mistakes like this made, the majority of movies would be better if directors had more creative control. [G-Man]
  • 28:16-29:41 - [Listener Question] You guys mentioned that you would watch Pacific Rim over The Hobbit, despite the fact that you both gave the latter a higher grade. I agree that movies can get worse over time, but do you think that goes the other way around? Are there some movies that you look back on and go, "Maybe I was a little too harsh on that."? [Kessler]
  • 29:42-34:40 - [Listener Question] Any notable movies that you love with very low RT scores? How about movies you hate with very high RT scores? [Bob Phelan]
  • 34:41-36:52 - [Listener Question] What are some of your favorite Woody Allen films? Which of his films do you consider to be the most overrated and underrated? [Andrew13]
  • 36:53-41:00 - Blue Jasmine review (read Brad's review here)
  • 41:01-42:06 - The To-Do List review
  • 42:07-58:47 - The Wolverine review (read Brad's review here)
  • 58:48-1:03:52 - [Listener Voicemail] Thomas - The Wolverine and Hugh Jackman's social media approach
  • 1:03:53-1:07:00 - [Listener Voicemail] Aidan - Superhero movies
  • 1:07:01-1:12:17 - [Listener Voicemail] Rich - Batman vs. Superman
  • 1:12:18-1:16:28 - [Listener Voicemail] Hudsucker - One hit wonder directors
  • 1:16:29-1:23:56 - [Listener Voicemail] Kathryn Gironimi - Book adaptations
  • 1:23:57-1:26:33 - [Listener Voicemail] Andy - The small movies people don't see
  • 1:26:34-1:33:15 - Over / Under
    • 6.5 more years that Woody Allen continues his one film a year streak (which currently dates back to 1982) [Andrew13]
    • A- for The Wolf of Wall Street [Chris]
    • 310 lines of credits in the credits for "Elysium" [IgmarTheBergman]
    • $100 million worldwide gross for The World's End (Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz made $30 million and $80 million, respectively) [Kessler]
    • 3.5 Academy Awards nominations for George Clooney at the next Oscars (he can be nominated for Best Director/Best Picture/Best Actor/Best Screenplay for Monuments Men, he can also be nominated for Best Picture in August: Osage County because he is the producer) [Tiago Rti]
    • 3 films that were covered at Comic-Con that are well received by Brad and Laremy [Xarnis]
  • 1:33:16-1:36:27 - Buy or Sell
    • The year's Best Picture winner plays at TIFF. (It has the past five years) [Fox]
    • Gravity makes the best use of 3D this year (regardless of what you think of the film)
    • Brad and Laremy would have checked out Pacific Rim if they weren't critics [G-Man]
    • Godzilla has a scene where a drunk person spots the monster and then discards his alcohol [andyluvsfilms]
  • 1:36:28-1:41:55 - Playing the Percentages
    • % chance Cate Blanchett wins Best Actress for Blue Jasmine [Andrew13]
    • % chance Inside Llewyn Davis wins Best Picture [Chris]
    • % chance Spike Lee gets his film funded at Kickstarter [Kessler]
    • % chance Laremy forgets to sing again [ryguy815]
    • % chance superhero movies go out of style within 5 years [B. Smith]
    • % chance the podcast becomes so popular that it requires a spinoff with Cheetara and Cinemascore [Corbin]
  • 1:41:56-1:43:18 - Watch This / Watch That (Vegas Edition)
    • Casino vs. Leaving Las Vegas
    • Showgirls vs. Vegas Vacation
    • Rain Man vs. The Hangover
    • Ocean's 11 vs. Swingers
  • 1:43:19-1:45:06 - #GoodTweets
  • 1:45:07-1:47:45 - Closing

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Summer 2013 Box-Office Draft
Brad vs. Laremy

Laremy's Picks
Movie Date Budget Box-Office Current Total
Iron Man 3 May 1 $200m $1.21b $711.7m
The Great Gatsby May 9 $105m $329.9m $67.4m
Fast & Furious 6 May 23 $160m $712.6m $312.6m
Epic May 23 $100m $241.3m -$8.6m
After Earth May 30 $130m $235.6m -$89.3m
The Internship June 6 $58m $69.1m -$75.8m
Monsters University June 20 $185m $534.8m $72.3m
World War Z June 21 $190m $458m -$16.9m
The Conjuring July 18 $20m $56.3m $6.3m
Disney's Planes August 8      
      $3.84b $979.6m
         
Brad's Picks
Movie Date Budget Box-Office Current Total
Star Trek Into Darkness May 14 $190m $448.7m -$26.2m
The Hangover Part III May 23 $103m $350.7m $93.2m
Before Midnight May 23 $2.7m $10.4m $3.7m
This is the End June 11 $32m $100.9m $20.9m
Man of Steel June 14 $225m $635.5m $73m
The Heat June 27 $43m $147.8m $40.3m
Despicable Me 2 July 3 $76m $592.2m $402.2m
Grown Ups 2 July 11 $80m $94m -$105.9m
Turbo July 16 $135m $37.2m -$300.2m
The Smurfs 2 July 30      
  $2.41b $201m
         

The Summer 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 May and August of 2013. The draft took place on April 23, 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.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/andyluvsfilms/ andyluvsfilms

    Have you ever become starstruck whilst interviewing someone which then spoiled the article? [andyluvsfilms]

    We haven't heard much from Laremy's sources recently, is he out of the loop? [andyluvsfilms]

    Buy Or Sell -

    Batman/Judge Dredd crossover movie within ten years. There were four graphic novels produced in the '90's by the way [andyluvsfilms]
    Del Toro's next film graded B or higher will be a horror or spanish or a spanish horror [andyluvsfilms]
    Brad introduces a Like/Dislike button to give lurkers and shy people something to do on the comments section [andyluvsfilms]

    Percents -

    % chance Best Actress Win for Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine [andyluvsfilms]
    % chance first acting Oscar win for Robert Redford for All Is Lost [andyluvsfilms]
    % chance Interstellar never actually gets made [andyluvsfilms]

    Over/Under -
    1.5 Oscar noms for Creed [andyluvsfilms]
    250 iTunes reviews by the end of the year [andyluvsfilms]

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Hudsucker/ Hudsucker

    Over/Under
    0.5 more Oscar noms for Jeremy Irons [Hudsucker]
    3 years until Behn Zeitlin's next movie [Hudsucker]
    $15 million opening weekend for We're the Millers [Hudsucker]
    Buy/Sell
    Roger Ebert was the last great critic
    Dem' Percents
    % chance Night of the Hunter is ever remade (again) [Hudsucker]
    % chance Laremy ever watches Human Centipede because the listeners force him to on the pay for play podcast [Hudsucker]
    % chance Austin Powers is ever rebooted [Hudsucker]

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Hudsucker/ Hudsucker

      % chance another Terrence Malick movie wins Palme d'Or

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Hudsucker/ Hudsucker

      Song Request: Blurred Brads or Brad Lines, whichever you prefer.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/TheLastEquivocationofBrist/ TheLastEquivocationofBrist

        Definitely Blurred Brads. That song is terrible though.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Hudsucker/ Hudsucker

      one last Over/Under
      0.5 Oscar nominations for Alan Rickman [Hudsucker]

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/rti03/ Tiago Rti

    Over/Under:
    1.5 more nominations for Kevin Spacey.[Tiago Rti]

    .5 wins for Michael Fassbender at the Oscars.[Tiago Rti]

    5 years till an animated movie is nominated for Best Picture.[Tiago Rti]

    Buy/Sell

    Gravity is considered Alfonso CuarĂ³n best movie.[Tiago Rti]

    Fernando Meirelles the director of City of God and The Constant Gardener
    The Constant Gardener makes a comeback.[Tiago Rti]
    Playing the Percentages
    % chance that Interstellar is the worst Christopher Nolan.[Tiago Rti]

    % chance that Samuel L. Jackson ever wins an Academy Award for acting.[Tiago Rti]

    % chance Hayao Miyazaki new movie The Wind Rises is the best animated movie of the year.[Tiago Rti]

    % chance Mike Leigh next movie Turner gets an Academy Award nomination.[Tiago Rti]

  • Jamie Crump

    My Batman suggestions:

    If they are going older= Josh Brolin or if Brolin isn't interested Jon Hamm.

    If they are going younger= Dominic Cooper, (as you said) or some unknown because frankly no one around Cavill's age would excite me as Batman.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/rti03/ Tiago Rti

    Playing the Percentages
    % chance that Interstellar is the worst Christopher Nolan movie.[Tiago Rti]

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    It's amazing how wrong you guys are on Coriolanus.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Adu/ Adu

      Agreed, but I thought they were wrong on The Hobbit and Pacific Rim as well, so what do I know ;)

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Hudsucker/ Hudsucker

      Oh, that's nothing comapared to their take on Take Shelter

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/andyluvsfilms/ andyluvsfilms

        Agreed, Take Shelter has great performances all round and is both intelligent and entertaining. Deserves a rewatch guys.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

        Yep, Take Shelter was very good.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

      Man, I just watched it today. Good movie.

  • http://www.cinemaconfessions.com/ Gautam Anand

    Listener's Question:

    Any idea [or if you can make an intelligent guess] why producers/distributors of both the Princess' films - Diana and Grace of Monaco withheld it from premeiring at TIFF. Could it be due to the fact they want to avoid the risk of added criticism because of hightened curosity/hype that film festivals like TIFF bring with itself. Which brings me to extended part of the same question, should film-makers avoid premeiring their films in the frenzy of film festivals where chances are the their film might get judged pre-maturely in the rush to give early reactions on Twitter and other social media platforms? Not to mention higher expectation levels and more scrutiny.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/wuggles/ B. Smith

    Percents
    % on RT for "Catching Fire" (The first movie has 84%) [B. Smith]
    % chance the Justice League movie never materializes. [B. Smith]

    Over/under
    0.5 Oscar wins for Leonardo DiCaprio [B. Smith]

    Listener Questions
    What made you get into the field of film criticism? Did you always want to do it or was it something you decided later in life? [B. Smith]

    For Batman, I think they're going to go with an unknown. Though some people are throwing around Ryan Gosling or Armie Hammer. People also keep saying Joseph Gordon-Levitt, which I find incredibly unlikely just because he already was in the Batman movies.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AlmostFilmCritic/ Stephen Mikalik

    Listener Question:
    After a preview screening of ARGO last October, my wife said that ARGO would win best picture. I, of course, thought she was wrong. Anyhoo, have either of you made a bold prediction like that after seeing a movie?

    Over/Under:
    2.5 career Oscar nominations for Shailene Woodley
    1.5 more Oscar nominations for Tom Hanks

    Buy/Sell:
    J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars Episode VIII.
    NOAH will be pushed back to Awards Season 2014.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JoshP./ Josh P.

    I think Marc Forster is another one-hit wonder in terms of a director. I really liked Finding Neverland, but everything else has been either mediocre or just downright terrible.

    Buy or Sell:

    For its 100th anniversary, the Academy will finally release vote tallies. [Josh P.]
    Christopher Nolan never wins an Oscar [Josh P.]
    The Wachowskis' next film will be another box office flop [Josh P.]
    Precious will be seen as Lee Daniels' only good film [Josh P.]

    Percentages:

    % of Jersey Boys that is shot in shadowy, gray overtones [Josh P.]
    % chance the Japanese remake of Unforgiven is nominated for an Oscar [Josh P.]

  • Drew Sandoval

    It has been a bad summer for big blockbuster movies, also a summer in which it seems each movie tries to outdo the last in terms of sheer destruction depicted onscreen. Do you think you would have liked PacRim more had it been released earlier in the summer, and not after you were already bored by IronMan, StarTrek, FF6, MoS, LoneRanger and WWZ? Do you think it would have been more financially successful had it been released, say, May 14th?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/DArtagnan/ DArtagnan

    Just because you asked. Some actors I would see as Batman, off the top of my ind:
    - Richard Armitrage
    - Rupert Penry-Jones
    - Jon Hamm
    - Colin Salmon

    I also like your choice of Dominic Cooper.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/TheLastEquivocationofBrist/ TheLastEquivocationofBrist

    After listening to the podcasts this week, I ended up reading EW's breathless Comic-Con write-up in the new issue. It basically made me gag. So:

    Buy or Sell:Actual comic book writers and artists will stop attending Comic-Con within the next five years, so that it will actually have nothing to do with comics. [TheLastEquivocationofBrist]

    % of Vegas weekend that Laremy remembers [TheLastEquivocationofBrist]

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/stephenbrownlee818/ Stephen Brownlee

    Hey Brad and Laremy, thanks for replying to my question regarding the website idea on the podcast yesterday. I liked what you have to say because I don't expect to really make money out of this. It is, like you said, just for the hell of it, like a hobby, and get myself involved into the movie world. Thanks for your input.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/TheLastEquivocationofBrist/ TheLastEquivocationofBrist

      Good luck!

  • http://www.cinemastrippeddown.blogspot.ca IngmarTheBergman

    Question:
    In the past, Best Picture nominees used to be some of the highest grossing films of the year. This doesn't apply very often these days. Why do you think this is?

    • http://www.cinemastrippeddown.blogspot.ca IngmarTheBergman

      Playing 'Dem Percents: % chance Laremy, and or Brad drunk dialed the BNL podcast phone number in Vegas. [IngmarTheBergman]

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Jaylav3205/ Jason Lavender

    For the next Batman for me I would like to see one of the following:

    Gabriel Macht (The Spirit and the TV show Suits)
    Michael C. Hall (Dexter)
    Timothy Olyphant (Hitman, Justified)
    Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead)
    Josh Holloway (Lost, MI4)

    For Lex Luthor the following:

    Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
    Jason Statham (Every action movie of the last 5 years)
    Edward Norton (If you don't know who he is then I can't help you)
    Dominic Purcell (Prison Break)
    Hugh Laurie (House)

    Just my two cents.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/TheLastEquivocationofBrist/ TheLastEquivocationofBrist

      Dexter vs. Walter White in a superhero movie? That's one of the only things that could actually get me excited for it haha.

      I think Michael C. Hall would've made a great Captain America too by the way. That's who I was pulling for before we got Chris Evans.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/StringerBell/ Stringer Bell

    Over/under:
    The Wolf of Wall Street opens to $70 million
    Oldboy gets 1 Oscar nomination
    2 performances from August: Osage County get nominated
    Buy/sell:
    Elysium opens to more than District 9 without Peter Jackson's name on it
    Gravity is nominated for Best Picture and gets an A by Brad
    Tom Hanks is nominated for Saving Mr. Banks, but with Captain Phillips being the better film
    Percents:
    % of The Counselor

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/StringerBell/ Stringer Bell

      Crap, forgot my name.

      Over/under:
      The Wolf of Wall Street opens to $70 million [Stringer Bell]
      Oldboy gets 1 Oscar nomination [Stringer Bell]
      2 performances from August: Osage County get nominated [Stringer Bell]
      Buy/sell:
      Elysium opens to more than District 9 without Peter Jackson's name on it [Stringer Bell]
      Gravity is nominated for Best Picture and gets an A by Brad [Stringer Bell]
      Tom Hanks is nominated for Saving Mr. Banks, but with Captain Phillips being the better film [Stringer Bell]
      Percents:
      % of The Counselor on RT [Stringer Bell]

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/lalecture/ lalecture

    % chance Serena is released during awards season this year (lalecture)
    If so, % chance Jennifer Lawrence gets a best actress nom for Serena (lalecture)

    buy or sell: Laremy gets lost on his way back to the hotel room (lalecture)

    Listener question: I have noticed that most casting directors are female.
    Is this is accurate? If so, I am interested in your thoughts on this, considering most of the production end of filmmaking is male dominated (lalecture)

  • http://www.seensome.com SeenSome

    A couple of comments regarding your take on The Wolverine. I don't think it was a great movie by any means but some of your comments were a little off the mark in my opinion. Laremy, I appreciate that rail against sexism and racism, but sometimes I feel like you go looking for it when it isn't really there. Like in The Wolverine, one of the main villains is a strong female character. Wolverine is saved/protected numerous times by a strong female character. Even Mariko defends herself multiple times and kicks some guys' asses. The story has flaws for sure but it's treatment of female characters is better than your average summer blockbuster.

    I think you guys need to go back and watch Origins again if you think it's as good as this film. Yes, Liev Schrieber was good but the rest of that movie is nothing but an excuse to gain the rights of various different minor X-Men characters and as such is a complete mess.

    I agree that it would be good to see a male/female relationship that doesn't head straight for the romantic angle and thankfully we've seen it this summer in Pacific Rim. ;)

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Hudsucker/ Hudsucker

    Guys, guys everybody knows Neil Patrick Harris will be the next Batman.

  • http://www.twitter.com/marlonwallace marlonwallace

    Going back to my question about TIFF, Laremy had mentioned using TIFF to "inform the conversation." I was hoping you guys could clarify a few things about that. For example, does informing the conversation only mean getting your review online early? Is film criticism basically a race where the goal is to be first? How is informing the conversation by going to TIFF any different then how you informed the conversation with 'The Wolverine' or 'Fruitvale Station'? Critics in every major city get advanced shows or screeners for almost every major movie. Is writing a review months prior to its release really any more effective than writing about it a week or a few days prior and how would you measure that?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Jeffrey/ Jeffrey

    I like your suggestion of Dominic Cooper for Batman. Some actors that I think could be interesting are Michael Fassbender or Clive Owen for the better know actors. For some lesser known names I would be interested to see Ben Foster (The Messenger, 3:10 to Yuma), Dominic Purcell (Prison Break), or Manu Bennett (The Hobbit).

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/jpcoleman7/ jpcoleman7

    Batman suggestions:

    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie Lannister from Game of Thrones)

    Daniel Craig

    Hugh Jackman

    I feel like all of them fit the bill.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/the%20colleague/ the colleague

    Question:
    Suppose the MPAA came out tomorrow and said they plan to go away with the ratings, or that they are at least planning on being less strict with the level of content. In your opinion, what would see the highest rise in movies: violence, sex, or expletives? [the colleague]

    Over/Under:
    - 14.5 voicemail reviews of Safe Haven [the colleague]
    - 42% of big summer movies you wouldn't go see if you didn't have to "get them clicks" [the colleague]

    Buy/Sell:
    - Brad and/or Laremy review The Canyons [the colleague]

    Playing them %:
    - % chance C&C record a 5-minute review of Safe Haven [the colleague]

    Would You Rather:
    - ...make a good movie that won't leave a bigger impact on the world of cinema or make a bad, but influential movie [the colleague]
    - ...be a young female director trying to break in or be a young female critic trying to break in [the colleague]
    - ...be hired to write a sequel to a movie you feel is excellent and has very little room for improvement, or be hired to write a sequel to a movie you strongly dislike and have a similar opinion about the director, but hey, dubbins is dubbins [the colleague]

  • http://www.scifiblock.com John D.

    Might get lost in the sea of comments this week but here goes:

    Listener Question: In your opinion is there an ideal length for a movie? I know two-hours has been the standard but lately I feel as though movies have been much more effective at 100 minutes or even 90. [John D.]

    Buy/Sell:
    -An article on RoS reporting on an actor's death would get less "clicks" than an article about that same actor rumored to be in a superhero film. [John D.]

  • Aidan Khan

    Over/Under:
    C for Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters [Aidan Khan]
    260$ Million worldwide for The Wolverine [Aidan Khan]
    Buy or Sell:
    The Wolverine is the worst X-Men movie [Aidan Khan]
    Ender's Game makes Laremy's Top Ten Movies of 2013 [Aidan Khan]

  • Chris Neilson

    Over/Under:
    B- by Brad for Thor: The Dark World [Chris]
    Buy or Sell:
    Tarzan 3D is ever released in the states [Chris]
    Playing The Percentages:
    % chance Elysium in nominated for Best Picture [Chris]

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/RV/ Roland

    Over/Under
    $100 million domestically for Runner Runner
    $150 million domestically for The Conjuring
    $60 million domestically for Captain Philipps

    Playing The Percentages
    %chance Fox Catcher is part of Cannes official selection in 2014

  • http://letterboxd.com/gman/ G-Man

    "I am job." Easy Mrs. Doubtfire reference. Good call back, Laremy.

    I think I may be down for this Safe Haven review. Feel kind of guilty watching this when there are so many other movies (classics) I need to see, but whatever - I like prizes.

    Questions:

    If you could hear a commentary from the director (dead or alive) of any movie ever, what would your selection be?

    What movies have made you guys cry?

    What are your three most anticipated 2015 releases?

    Over / Under:

    5 - weeks until the new podcast for donors starts up [G-Man]

    0.5 - quotes from The Hangover during Brad's bachelor party. "Some people just can't handle Vegas." [G-Man]

    Playing the Percentages

    % of podcast listeners who rock out and bounce around to the opening music of B&L on movies from Hanna - I do more-so on Fridays [G-Man]

    Buy / Sell:

    Christopher Nolan directs a horror movie. [G-Man]

  • http://www.seensome.com SeenSome

    I did an article on my site a while back when a Justice League movie and Batman reboot were first discussed, taking a look at 10 actors who could play Batman.

    The picks were Guy Pearce, Jon Hamm, Michael Fassbender, Armie Hammer, Jim Caveizel, Joe Manganiello, Josh Hartnett, Luke Evans, Oscar Isaac and Wes Bentley.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/andyluvsfilms/ andyluvsfilms

      I like the idea of Caveizel who of course would then team up again with his Monte Cristo costar, Cavil