It's been a while since we had three movies to review, which means today's episode is a little longer than normal as we get to discuss The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Anna Karenina and Silver Linings Playbook. On top of that, Laremy gets to try and guess movies based on their German titles and we get to several of your questions and over/unders in an episode that runs a whopping 99 minutes long.
There is also one show note I want to make sure you're aware of, there will be no Tuesday or Friday podcast next week due to the Thanksgiving holiday and instead there will only be one Wednesday podcast. So adjust your calendars appropriately.
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.
- 00:00-1:44 - Introduction
- 1:45-5:24 - Show notes
- 5:25-13:17 - [Listener Question] What are some of the jobs you guys held before settling down? Growing up were you more into movies or writing? [Elijah]
- 13:18-17:36 - Do you buy magazines for your iPad?
- 17:37-18:48 - What's with those Hopper commercials?
- 18:49-24:33 - Guess the movie based on the German title [Quickslay]
- Dark Signs
- Between Two Worlds
- 96 Hours 2
- Neighbours of the Third Kind
- What are You Capable of?
- Merida: Legend of the Highlands
- Back in the Game
- Under Wolves
- 24:34-27:41 - [Listener Question] Do you think Skyfall would have had a better chance at being nominated for Best Picture, as well as other categories, if there had been no other Bond films before it? [DArtagnan]
- 27:42-34:43 - Anna Karenina review (read mine here)
- 34:44-43:02 - Silver Linings Playbook review (read mine here)
- 43:03-1:00:09 - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 review (read mine here)
- 1:00:10-1:06:33 - Box-Office Challenge (see chart below)
- 1:06:34-1:07:35 - [Listener Question] Do you think they are really serious about getting a Black James Bond or just going through the motions to look like they gave Idris Elba a fair shot at the role? Bond is a throwback to the world where White Males reign supreme, women are sex objects, the British empire is strong, etc. I don't see that changing. In fact I would say that is the appeal of Bond to its fans. [Mark]
- 1:07:36-1:08:48 - [Listener Question] No one has seen Zero Dark Thirty but Jessica Chastain is on every Oscar prediction list. Is she the new Meryl Streep? [Mark]
- 1:08:49-1:13:29 - Josh P. said, "I'm not trying to say that you guys are blind, but when you are somebody who is invested in gay characters more than the next person (and generally more than the next straight person) your view of the world is going to be different. You say that the traits of Guy Pearce's character are organic and don't influence his sexuality, but I see other stereotypes that have been used in the past to convey this notion. As I said, I am glad that you don't think it's a big issue, but to dismiss that idea altogether and to say it has no validity, to me, is a bit misguided."
- 1:13:30-1:23:15 - Over / Under
- 4 more movies in the Fast and the Furious franchise [Navaneethks]
- 28 years until J.R.R Tolkein's Lord of the Rings series is re adapted for film [Xarnis]
- 51 years until TV and movies are awarded, in one awards ceremony, by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences [Xarnis]
- 176 years until the major (Hollywood) film industry dies [Xarnis]
- A- CinemaScore for Breaking Dawn 2 (Part 1 got a B+) [The Colleague]
- 2 letter grades or higher difference between the two of you on Breaking Dawn 2 (Laremy gave the first one a C, while Brad gave it a D-) [The Colleague]
- 1 nom for Twilight [JN Films]
- 1 percent chance that flying cars, power-lacing shoes, hoverboards or pizza hydrators will be invented by October 2015 [Dartagnan]
- 10 percent chance that on an Alien planet, they will make movie trailers with human screams in the background [Dartagnan]
- 75 percent on RottenTomatoes score for Breaking Dawn Part 2 [G-Man]
- 10 movies that are re-released in 3-D in the next 2 years. (So far, there is Monsters' Inc., Star Wars Episode 2 and 3, Jurassic Park, Independence Day, and The Little Mermaid) [Kessler]
- 5 years until "Lie-MAX" replaces 3-D as the new thing that takes over movies. [Kessler]
- 1.5 more Nolan films until he's NOMINATED for a Best Director Oscar [EPayneDDS]
- 2 years we'll see the rumored Chronicle sequel [Michael]
- 18 million opening weekend for Lincoln (1,500 theaters) [Cordia]
- $65,000 per theater for Silver Linings Playbook this weekend, 15 theaters [Cordia]
- 4.5 oscar nominations for Zero Dark Thirty [Cordia]
- 3.5 years until we get Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" adaptation [Andrew13]
- 1:23:16-1:24:59 - Watch This or Watch That (Disney vs. Pixar Edition)
- Wreck-It Ralph vs. Toy Story
- The Little Mermaid vs. Finding Nemo
- Beauty and the Beast vs. Monsters, Inc.
- Tangled vs. Toy Story 3
- 1:25:00-1:29:09 - Would You Rather:
- ...see Paul Thomas Anderson do a romcom or Quentin Tarantino
- After you die, would you rather watch your life as a bystander unable to help when you make stupid decisions, or watch a boring, everlasting movie, with mild plot twists
- ...watch a bad movie you have seen before or watch a new movie you suspect will be bad
- 1:29:10-1:30:48 - #GoodTweets
- 1:30:49-1:33:40 - Brad watched West of Memphis
- 1:33:41-1:34:44 - Brad got some new shoes
- 1:34:45-1:35:02 - Closing
- 1:35:03-1:39:00 - Epilogue
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Fall 2012 Movie Box-Office Draft
Brad vs. Laremy
|The Master||Sep 14||$35m||$16.2m||-$71.2m|
|Taken 2||Oct 5||$45m||$349.3m||$236.8m|
|Cloud Atlas||Oct 26||$100m||$25m||-$224.9m|
|Wreck-It Ralph||Nov 2||$165m||$128.3m||-$284.1m|
|Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2||Nov 16||$131.5m||$30.4m||-$298.3m|
|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||$131m||$118.5m|
|Alex Cross||Oct 19||$23m||$24.8m||-$32.6m|
|Anna Karenina||Nov 16||$50m||$10.5m||-$114.4m|
|The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey||Dec 14||$150m||$0|
|The Impossible||Dec 21||$45m||$46.3m||-$66.2m|
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.