The summer movie season is officially over and that means its time to wrap up our 2014 Summer Movie Wager. If you are unclear, every year a group of us attempt to predict which films will be the top ten of the summer season. You get points for being as accurate as possible.
Like most summers, 2014 was filled with surprises and familiarity. The biggest surprise? Guardians of the Galaxy. In just four weeks, it outgrossed every other film of the summer including massive hits like Transformers: Age of Extinction, X-Men: Days of the Future Past and more. What wasn’t a surprise? Almost everything else. Of the three contestants (myself, Peter Sciretta and Jeff Cannata) we all got at least 9 of the 10 films in the top ten right. The order was another story and is what finally declared a winner.
Below, check out the final point totals and watch our wrap-up video podcast. Read More »
Its that time of year again. Jeff Cannata (formerly of the Totally Rad Show, now host of NLB and DLC, and a frequent co-host of the /Filmcast) has thrown down the gauntlet, and once again challenged /Film to compete with him in what has become an annual tradition: the Summer Movie Wager. Every year in the past I would make a guest appearance on the Totally Rad Show for this segment, but with that show now disbanded we have taken on the job of hosting this contest on /Film.
This year the contest includes Germain Lussier, Jeff Cannata and myself in a game is to decide what will be the highest grossing films of the Summer. It’s a free-for-all; the person with the best score wins. But it isn’t just that easy — not only do the participants need to predict what 10 films will be the highest grossing films domestically, but we need to place them in order. After the jump you can watch the full episode of the show with our predictions.
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Did you think the end of the Totally Rad Show would mark the end of the annual Slashfilm/Totally Rad Show Summer Movie Box Office Wager? Well, you were right! The wager, as you once knew it, is gone. But we always have so much fun with the contest that Peter Sciretta, Jeff Cannata and I decided we had to keep the tradition alive in some way.
Which brings us to the latest bonus episode of the /Filmcast: The 2013 Summer Movie Wager between me, Peter, and Jeff, formerly of the Totally Rad Show and soon to be host of Newest Latest Best.
We discussed which films we felt would be the top ten highest grossing films of the summer and, oddly enough, our opinions varied wildly. Below, you can listen to the full episode, download it, and see our lists. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 by Angie Han
The steampunk subgenre is really nothing new, which is why it’s so frustrating that mainstream cinema has had such a difficult time getting it right. Perhaps it’s time, then, to see if indie filmmakers can do any better.
Described as “an epic steampunk adventure,” Cowboys & Engines follows a war-weary hero in 1876 trying to save San Francisco from the destructive power of a stolen temporal engine. The Kickstarter-funded project collects an eclectic group of talents: Totally Rad Show‘s Jeff Cannata, Battlestar Galactica‘s Richard Hatch and Star Trek‘s Walter Koenig all star, while adult film vets James Deen and Bryn Pryor serve as producer and director, respectively. (But to answer your question, no, it’s not a porn film.) Watch the pitch video and find out how to pitch in after the jump.
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You may remember a competition that commenced a few months back, pitting /Film against The Totally Rad Show in their annual Summer Movie Game. The purpose of the game was to predict the top ten highest grossing domestic films of the summer—and in order, no less.
/Film’s Peter Sciretta, David Chen and Russ Fischer vs. TRS’s Dan Trachtenberg, Alex Albrecht, and Jeff Cannata.
Well gentlemen, the summer is over. The bets were placed—some wise, some considerably less wise—and now, I’ve taken on the mantle of judge, jury and executioner.
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Our friends at the Totally Rad Show have thrown down the gauntlet, and challenged /Film to compete against them in their annual Summer Movie Game. David Chen, Russ Fischer and I (Peter Sciretta) will compete against TRS’s Dan Trachtenberg, Alex Albrecht, and Jeff Cannata.
The game is to decide what will be the highest grossing films of the Summer. But it isn’t just that easy — not only do the participants need to predict what 10 films will be the highest grossing films domestically, but we need to place them in order. I actually appeared on this week’s TRS to announce my choices along with the TRS gang (embedded after the jump).
You can WIN too! We thought it would be a fun idea to invite you guys to play along with us. After the jump you can find a full listing of the Summer movies, a complete set of rules, and all of the predictions made my TRS and /Film. Leave your top ten list and three dark horses with your explanations of why and how in the comments below, and I will send the U.S.-based /Film reader with the highest score a $100 Amazon Gift Card.
If there is a tie, we will choose one of winning entries based on their reasonings for the film placings and award that person with the prize. Each person is allowed one (and only one entry). You can enter by leaving your entry in the comments below along with your full name and city/town, state of residence. Entries will only be accepted until Friday, May 14th 2010 at midnight. The full rules must be followed in order to win.
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The /Filmcast hit the #3 spot of Apple iTunes’ TV & Film Audio Podcasts today. Dane Cook, watch out -we’re gonna take you down! And by we, I mean the guys who sit and talk about movies for 5 hours every Monday night – David Chen, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley. Congrads to the whole /Film podcast crew. If you haven’t already:
Please subscribe to the /Filmcast on iTunes!
I also want to send thanks to Dan Trachtenberg and the other guys at the Totally Rad Show for saying such great things about /Film and the podcast on their latest episode (which might have something to do with our #3 placement). Dan appeared on the last episode of /Filmcast (you can listen to that show here). Alex Albrecht (also of Diggnation fame) called us “/awesome” and Jeff Cannata admitted that he was also a big /film fan.
I met the trio at E3 last month (and by met, I mean totally assaulted them like a fanboy). /Film puts me in the unique position to meet and talk to a lot of directors, actors, and writers. But the excitement of interviewing The Rock has long worn off, and I’ve found the people I am excited to meet is probably very strange to most people. That said, when I talked to the TRS guys at E3, you would have thought I was speaking with Scorsese himself. I’ve been watching their show since the first episode, and before that I was an avid listener of Dan’s previous podcast Greekdrome (which preceded TRS).
Anyways, if you haven’t seen The Totally Rad Show, I highly recommend that you check it out. It’s the best video podcast on the interwebs.