Today's podcast is a nice, random little collection of various topics ranging from some new audio drops from the trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug to some thoughts on Curse of Chucky and its relationship to the current state of Hollywood. Of course, being Tuesday we also have DVDs and Blu-rays, we also have questions, voicemails, games and much more.
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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.
- 00:00-00:54 - Introduction
- 00:55-3:04 - Obamacare
- 3:05-6:47 - Show notes
- 6:48-8:39 - Smauuuuuuug
- 8:40-9:37 - [Listener Question] A while back Brad mentioned that maybe one day he would implement a system that would allow users to hide the letter grades of the reviews. I loathe grades and I am wondering if Brad is still working on such a system. [Roland]
- 9:38-11:37 - Box-Office Challenge Update (chart below)
- 11:38-17:04 - [Listener Question] Would your rather be a director (Steve McQueen) where critics think your films are great but no one (including critics) wants to watch them ever again, or be a director where your films are less critically acclaimed but audiences love them and rewatch them over and over for entertainment (Spielberg, Cameron, Bay). [Sean Fast]
- 17:05-18:22 - [Listener Question] Laremy! You called the Don Jon reaction with that C+ cinemascore! How do you feel? [tonypdl]
- 18:23-23:31 - [Listener Question] Would critically-acclaimed, award-worthy movies released early in the year (like Midnight In Paris, Moonrise Kingdom, Fruitvale Station, Blue Jasmine, The Place Beyond The Pines, Mud... etc.) have been a bigger presence in awards season if they were given the classic late year releases Oscar-y films usually get? I'm sort of guessing yes is the answer to that, so my second question is why didn't/don't the studios do that with those types of films? Is is a money thing or something else? [tonypdl]
- 23:32-31:29 - New DVDs and Blu-rays
- 31:30-42:12 - Brad watched Curse of Chucky
- 42:13-46:11 - [Listener Voicemail] Kai Sacco - The Counselor
- 46:12-52:18 - [Listener Voicemail] Mason Williamson - TV directors
- 52:19-1:00:34 - Over / Under
- 8.5 drinks Laremy consumed at Brad's reception [G-Man]
- $170 million domestically for Captain America: Winter Soldier [Roland]
- C+ for Frozen [Alex]
- A- by Laremy for Captain Philips [Aidan Khan]
- 1:00:35-1:07:29 - Buy or Sell
- Captain Philips is nominated for Best Picture [Aidan Khan]
- A blurb from ROLLING STONE will be used to promote at least five different major releases within the next month. [TheOneWhoKnocks]
- 70% Tomatometer score for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2. [TheOneWhoKnocks]
- Meryl Streep gets to the 20 Academy Award nominations for acting. [Tiago Rti]
- Blue Jasmine is considered a "Comedy" at the Golden Globes.
- 1:07:30-1:16:13 - Playing the Percentages
- % chance of another Rocky movie [Ryan M]
- % on RT for Romeo and Juliet [Hudsucker]
- % chance a documentary is ever nominated for Best Picture [Tiago Rti]
- % chance Noah scores a Best Picture nomination in 2015 [TheOneWhoKnocks]
- % chance The Wind Rises wins Best Animated Feature at the 2014 Oscars [Chris]
- 1:16:14-1:17:46 - #GoodTweets
- 1:17:47-1:20:48 - This week's screenings
- 1:20:49-1:26:23 - Closing
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Fall 2013 Box-Office Draft
Brad vs. Laremy
|Ender's Game||Nov 1|
|Inside Llewyn Davis||Dec 6|
|The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug||Dec 13|
|The Monuments Men||Dec 18|
|Anchorman: The Legend Continues||Dec 20|
|Walking with Dinosaurs||Dec 20|
|Jack Ryan||Dec 25|
|The Secret Life of Walter Mitty||Dec 25|
|August: Osage County||Dec 25|
|47 Ronin||Dec 25|
|Insidious: Chapter 2||Sep 13||$5m||$78.6m||$66.1m|
|Battle of the Year||Sep 20||$20m||$7.9m||-$42m|
|Machete Kills||Oct 11|
|Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa||Oct 25|
|Last Vegas||Nov 1|
|Thor: The Dark World||Nov 8|
|The Wolf of Wall Street||Nov 15|
|The Hunger Games: Catching Fire||Nov 22|
|Saving Mr. Banks||Dec 13|
|American Hustle||Dec 13|
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.