Labor Day has come and gone, signaling the unofficial end of the summer and, subsequently, the end of the blockbuster season. The summer of 2013 may not have been a banner year in the eyes of critics (or the guys of the Double A Podcast) but that doesn’t mean that it was unsuccessful at the box office. In fact, 2013 was only the second year since 2000 in which seven movies made at least $200 million. (The other year? 2007.)
The fellas look at the best, worst and meh-iest of the summer season before breaking down the best of September’s movie offerings. They discuss where horror movies rank among other film genres, whether or not Ron Howard can mold Rush into a winner and their uncomfortable reactions to child kidnappings. Also: Joseph Gordon-Levitt watches porn and a TONY DANZA SIGHTING!
A bit late this month due to Adam and Anthony’s respective vacations and/or adventures to California, but the August movie preview is here. The fellas take a look at the most intriguing cinematic offerings of the month. Can Neil Blomkamp turn Elysium into a critical and commercial hit, like he did with District 9, with a big studio and a $100 million budget behind behind him? (Lordy we hope so.) Is the fellas’ unbridled excitement for Simon Pegg’s latest venture warranted? (Yes. Yes it is.) What the hell is happening with centaurs and Percy Jackson? (No effing clue.) And is it strange how excited Adam is for The Spectacular Now? (Again, yes. A thousand times yes.)
But this month there is an added twist: for all most major movies, the fellas will throw out their admittedly rough predictions for opening weekend box office numbers. (Early results are not too great.) Make sure to check back throughout the month for updated numbers. (All numbers in millions of dollars.) Continue reading →
So far the summer movie season has been pretty underwhelming. Iron Man 3 was a box office success but didn’t resonate with certain fans (read: Adam). The Great Gatsby carried huge expectations based on its star power, but ultimately fell flat of achieving anything beyond trippy visual imagery. Will Smith’s ode to scientology was historically poorly received by both critics and fans, failing to earn back even half of the reported $130 million budget. Hell, if it wasn’t for Dom Torretto and the Fast gang, this blockbuster season may be a dud to this point.
But most the blockbuster season can’t be fully judged until July 4th weekend. Continue reading →
With every new month comes The Double A Podcast’s longest featurette, The Movie Preview! Adam & Anthony sit down to discuss the biggest and most interesting movies coming to theaters this June. The fellas discuss Man of Steel, The Internship, Bling Ring, World War Z, Monsters University and much more. Continue reading →
Spring is in the air and with it comes big news on all fronts. Adam and Anthony sit down to talk Manchester City and the Yankees partnering up and forming MLS’ 20th franchise NYCFC, and what that might mean for soccer in America. Then the fellas discuss Microsoft’s unveiling of the new Xbox console, creatively titled XBOX ONE. Then they take a look at next-gen sports games and what the new EA Ignite engine might offer. Later they consider what might be the biggest news of all; Steven Speilberg godfathering a brand new HALO television series.
Listen Here Some people obsess over important things, like how to solve world hunger or eradicate diseases. Others attempt to wrap their heads around plots in movies that don’t seem to make much sense. The fellas of the Double A Podcast fall into the latter category. In episode 35, Adam and Anthony tackle some gaping plot holes in your standard time/space/scientific travel in movies like The Core, Jumper and the pièce de résistance of plot-hole-filled movies, Back to the Future. They also look into how Andy Dufresne put the poster back up, what document Nic Cage was actually stealing, how Denzel fit the entire Braille bible into one easy-to-carry book and more.
Have any plot holes that really irk you? Send them our way and we’ll discuss them on the inevitable Movie Plot Holes: Part III podcast.
It’s time once again for a tradition unlike any other – the Masters. Anthony and Adam enjoy the precisely groomed lawns of Augusta as much as the next fella, and they are curious as to why they are consistently engrossed in golf when Tiger is competitive in majors, but mostly they like that it gives them the opportunity to talk about one Happy Gilmore. Whatever happened to Happy after besting Shooter and winning the illustrious gold jacket? We discuss, in far too much detail, the imagined life of Happy Gilmore. Then we take a look at the career arc of Adam Sandler, breaking down the different eras of Sandler’s career.