Matthew Price sits down with Justin Szlasa, producer of the new documentary Side By Side, to discuss the generational transition from celluloid to digital cinematography, and all the things it means. Meanwhile, Matt Brown eats popcorn.
That’s how Dad did it, that’s how America does it, and it’s worked out pretty well so far – but how far can you push the comic book movie in the post-Avengers world? Team Mamo spoils the holy crap out of Iron Man 3 under the scorching heat of Ben Kingsley’s sunglassed stare…
Mamo returns! We look at the changing face of China in light of Iron Man 3, the sci-fi might of Tom Cruise and Oblivion, before diving into the whole Zach Braff Kickstarter fracas. There’s some larger point to be made here about how and where movies make money, we’re sure.
Mamo rounds third base with a potpourri discussion of Star Trek Into Darkness and Man of Steel (and their respective final trailers), Iron Man 3 (and its leading man), 42 (and the current state of sports movies), and the hows and whys of becoming a man. Summer ho! If you haven’t entered the box office contest yet, do so via this link here.
Just a couple days left to enter the Mamo Summer Box Office Contest! We roll out the wildest, weirdest summer we’ve ever encountered and break down week by week what we think will make what, and how. Now it’s your turn: listen to the episode, and enter your picks for the top ten grossing films to be released between May 1 and August 31. May the craziest bastard win.
THE CONTEST ENTRY PERIOD IS CLOSED. All entries dated May 1 or before have been entered into the Grosses Tabulator, which you can view here: http://bit.ly/SBO2013 (thanks to GE Hale!)
THE SUMMER STARTS ON MAY 1 AND ENDS ON AUGUST 31, in terms of movies you can pick. Please work by domestic release dates only and with domestic grosses only. Scores will be tabulated after the Toronto International Film Festival is over. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY MAY 1 2013.
Players will submit the following:
Top ten films, in order of total grosses. Also total gross $ amount and opening weekend gross $ amount. So as an example, submissions should look like this:
1. Dark Knight Rises, $402 million, $175 million
2. Avengers, $375 million, $150 million
(ha ha this example is hilarious now)
Points awarded for:
A. 1-10 Points for film rankings. If you are bang on (your #1 pick comes in #1) you get 10. If you are 5 places away (your #8 film comes in #3) you get 5, etc.
B. 10 bonus points for every film who’s gross you have within 5 million of the actual gross.
C. 5 bonus points for every film who’s gross you have within 10 million of the actual gross.
D. 1 bonus point for every film who’s gross you have within 20 million of the actual gross.
E. 10 Bonus Points for every film who’s opening weekend gross is within $1 million of the actual opening weekend gross.
F. 5 Bonus Points for every film who’s opening weekend gross is within $5 million of the actual opening weekend gross.
G. 1 Bonus Point for every film who’s opening weekend gross is within $10 million of the actual opening weekend gross.
E. 10 point bonus for every film you have ranked correctly AND within 5 million of the actual gross AND within $1 million of the opening weekend gross.
F. For the purposes of calculating weekends – Films opening on a Wednesday are counted until the first Sunday they are released. Films opening on Memorial Day weekend are counted until the following Monday. Films opening the week of July 4 are counted from whenever they open in that week until the first Sunday of their release. Example – Spiderman opens on Tuesday, July 3. Your guess for weekend gross would actually be its 6 day total, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Has movie marketing finally flipped its lid? With spoileriffic trailers for Iron Man 3 and The Wolverine dropping this week, we look at whether the process of hyping a movie retains any interest in preserving audience surprise – or if we’re just missing the point anyway.
One month later to the day, Matt Brown returns from Middle Earth and Matt Price regales him with everything that’s happened in Hollywoodland since he’s been away. New Zealand travel tips abound! Plus, yet another random stranger asks our opinion about Episode VII! It’s like nothing’s changed at all.
Don’t want to download our two-part Soderbergh discussion in Mamo #291 and #292? We’ve stitched them both together, with exactly 35 seconds of additional content, for the all-in-one extravaganza. See Soderbergh the way he was meant to be seen! Mamo Roadshow!
Soderbergh continues – in part two of today’s multi-part examination of the director’s concluding career, we pick up at Out of Sight and watch the director become a filmmaking powerhouse unlike any in Hollywood, before ultimately deciding to abdicate his narrative throne… but not before leaving us with one last slice of pie: Side Effects.