Monday, May 04, 2015

The Movie Breakdown Podcast Ep. 87: Kicking Off the Summer Movie Season with 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'


Scott and I return to the cinemas and do it with a bang as we review what will be the biggest movie of the summer and potentially of the year in Avengers: Age of Ultron. This then inspires yet another discussion on the state of the blockbuster. As well, we kick-off our Summer Box Office Competition where we predict the hits, bombs, sleepers, and disappointments.

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The Movie Breakdown Podcast Outline:

00:00 - 2:52 Intro
2:53 - 10:17 Scott's Downton Abbey confession
10:18 - 16:25 The fun of being proven wrong about a pre-watching assessment (and more Abbey)
16:26 - 31:10 State of the blockbuster and the future effect on box office (and boxing PPV talk)
31:11 - 33:07 Predicting the box office king of 2015
33:08 - 36:14 The different critical perspectives over the modern blockbuster's quality
36:15 - 55:24 Avengers: Age of Ultron review
55:25 - 1:28:47 The Predicting the Box Office Hits and Misses of Summer 2015 Competition
1:28:48 - Closing with review and box office picks rundown

Movie Rating:

Avengers: Age of Ultron *** (CS) & *** (SM)

Box Office Summer 2015 Predictions:

Hits (Christopher): Inside Out, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Tomorrowland
Hits (Scott): Jurassic World, Minions, Ted 2

Bombs (Christopher): Ted 2, Entourage, The Man from U.N.C.L.E
Bombs (Scot): Terminator: Genisys, Hitman Agent 47, San Andreas

Sleepers (Christopher): Straight Outta Compton, Paper Towns, Trainwreck
Sleepers (Scott): Hot Pursuit, Pitch Perfect 2, Sinister 2

Disappointments (Christopher): Vacation, Poltergeist, Underdogs
Disappointment (Scott): Fantastic Four, Dope, Ant-Man

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