Hello! Mamo digs into the true meaning of the auteur theory in a consideration of the subjective successes of Guillermo Del Toro, before addressing the Jennifer Lawrence wage gap standoff and its potential ramifications, and the proper pronunciation of the words “dour,” “vagina,” and “Guillermo.”
Hello and welcome to AFTER THE HYPE! We are Bryan Dressel and Jonathan Hardesty, two dudes based out of Los Angeles who have ditched the hype train Snowpiercer-style to talk about movies and video games on their own merit. We recently joined the RowThree family and would like to introduce ourselves all formal-like with a list of some of the defining episodes from our back catalog.
The summer of 2013 comes to a close! We declare the winner in the summer box office contest and recap what went right, and what went wrong.
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Three theatrical reviews from three wildly different films. Top 5 List of 2013 so far. The advertising differences of Pacific Rim and The Counselor. A fair bit of Watchlist chat, specifically on the Coen’s Man Who Wasn’t There, and Sundance Original series, Rectify. This ain’t a short one, folks.
As always, please join the conversation by leaving your own thoughts in the comment section below and again, thanks for listening!
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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.
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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
I am hoping that everyone is safe. We are just getting the first glimpses of an attack that is happening off the Pacific.