Coming off Eminem’s fourth album, The Eminem Show, “Till I Collapse”, featuring the late rap legend Nate Dogg, was never released a single but that didn’t stop it from popping up all over the place, from sports to soundtracks like 2011’s Real Steel. The song is one of Eminem’s most streamed songs on Spotify, having been played over 1 billion times and it’s been certified as double-platinum. The song was used in the trailer and on the soundtrack for Real Steel and it was also used in the trailer for Oliver Stone’s movie Savages and the trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The Brooklyn Nets also used the song as their intro for the 2013-2014 NBA season and fighters Shane Mosley and Shane Carwin used the song for the entrance music in their bouts against Floyd Mayweather and Junior Dos Santos respectively. Unlike “Venom”, “Till I Collapse” was not specifically made for Real Steel, so there’s no official music video but you can check out the song set to clips from the movie below.
This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris and Joe investigate the Trask Industries website, the Flash blowing up the DC universe, Jamie Foxx and Spawn, the appropriate level of campiness for Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, the awesome power of pot in Savages and much more.
News: Cold Comes the Night, American Hustle and Lone Survivor trailers, Trask Industries viral site launches, Abigail Breslin is Arnold’s daughter in Maggie, CW developing a Flash TV series, Simpsons coming to cable syndication next year, Jamie Foxx is “aggressively pursuing” a Spawn reboot, Remakes of Bloodsport and Kickboxer in the works and the New Release Round Up.
Show and Tell: Everyone saw Miami Connection and Chris watched Savages and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Joe watched The Lorax, Crime Story and The Adventures of Ford Fairlane and Zach watched NTSF:SD:SUV::, Vehicle 19 and The Wolverine.
It’s time once again to celebrate the best of last year in categories that put the Oscars to shame. You can keep your stodgy, “Best Cinematography” award, we’ll take Ass Kicker of the Year. Join us as we award that prestigious award along with all the best and the worst that 2012 had to offer, including the Kick Ass Movie of the Year.
“Damn Nature, You Scary!” Award: The Grey
Most Kick Ass Adaptation of Shakespeare: Coriolanus
Most Unwelcome Return: Hammer Films with The Woman in Black
The Scorpion King Award for Best Transition to Acting: Haywire
Best Telekinetic Rampage: Andrew in Chronicle
Best Navy Recruitment Video: Act of Valor
Biggest Taylor Kitsch Disaster: John Carter
Best Person to Party With: Sam Jones in Ted
Best Cameo: Liam Neeson in The Dark Knight Rises
Most Shockingly Great Remake: 21 Jump Street
Worst Attempt to Edit Violence for a PG-13: Taken 2 (Runners Up: Hunger Games, Red Dawn)
Best Assault on an Apartment Building: Dredd (Runner Up: The Raid: Redemption)
“At Least it was Better than the First One” Award: Wrath of the Titans
Most Insanely Awesome Ending: Cabin in the Woods
Best Kurt Russell Impression: Guy Pearce in Lockout
Movie Most Resembling a Nic Cage movie not starring Nic Cage: The Raven
“That’s Enough Tim Burton” Award: Dark Shadows
Dumbest Adaptation of a Board Game: Battleship
Willenium Award: Men in Black 3
Most Unanswered Questions: Prometheus
Worst Adaptation of a Book: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Least Thought out Plan: The Lizard in Amazing Spider-Man
Most Disgusting Relationship: Savages Three-Way
Best PSA for Drug Use: The Bourne Legacy
Best Representation of Everything Action: The Expendables 2 Finale
Best Stop Motion, Family, Horror Movie: ParaNorman
Most Ridiculous Tom Hardy Voice: The Dark Knight Rises (Runner Up: Lawless)
Most Obscure Occupation to Base a Movie On: Bike Messengers in Premium Rush
Franchises that Should Just Combine: Resident Evil/Underworld
Best Use of Time Travel: Looper
Thank God It’s Over Award: Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2
Most Awkward Cameo by the Director: Tarantino in Django Unchained
Most Complicated Character Back story: Statham in Safe
Most Awesome Tom Cruise movie, Presented by Tom Cruise: Jack Reacher
Best Villain: Jean Villain in Expendables 2
Runners Up: Calvin Candie, Silva, Bane
Best Return to Form: Skyfall
Best Fight Scene: Stallone vs Van Damme in The Expendables 2
Best Use of Practical Effects: Django Unchained
Lincoln Hawks Memorial Over the Top Award: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
The Direct to DVD Award Powered by Steven Seagal Lightning Energy Drink: Maximum Conviction
(Runner Up: Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning)
The Jason Statham Award for Excellence in Stathaming: The Expendables 2
Ass Kicker of the Year: Judge Dredd
Runners Up: Mallory Kane, Barney Ross, Hulk, Django, James Bond
Kick Ass Movie of the Year: The Avengers
Runners Up: Skyfall, The Dark Knight Rise, Dredd, The Expendables 2
This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris and Joe talk about all the latest trailers, including Star Trek Into Darkness, Man of Steel and Pacific Rim, the exciting conclusion to Ultimate Weapon, Marvel Now, Clerks: The Animated Series and much more.
News: Trailers for Pacific Rim, Star Trek Into Darkness, Man of Steel, Oblivion and After Earth trailers, Top Gun getting IMAX 3D rerelease next year, Fantastic Four reboot set for 2015, Sean Bean starring in Legends for TNT, Clerks III going to be the last Kevin Smith movie and the New Release Round Up.
Show and Tell: Chris and Joe finished watching Hulk Hogan’s “The Ultimate Weapon” and Joe also watched The Dark Knight Rises again while Zach watched Stolen, Brave and Savages.
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The Dark Knight Rises continued to dominate the box office over the weekend with another $35.7 million and crossing the $350 million mark in the third fastest time. Second went to Total Recall, with a disappointing $25.6 million in lieu of it’s $125 million budget. It’s still the second highest opening for a movie based on a Phillip K Dick story, behind Minority Report but it’s also just slightly better than the opening for the original Total Recall, which came out in 1990. Third went to Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3, way down from the previous movie in the franchise, this one made $14.6 while Diary 2 made $23.8 million it’s opening weekend. Ice Age 4 and The Watch rounded out the top 5 and everything else pretty much moved down two places with the only major movement coming from Savages dropping from ninth to thirteenth. Bourne Legacy is probably the biggest release coming this weekend, will a super enhanced Outcome agent be enough to knock Batman off the top of the box office charts?
It was the final weekend before the reign of The Dark Knight starts this coming weekend and Ice Age 4 took the top spot with $46.6 million, a little bit above the first movie but down from 2 and 3 and it’s on the low end compared to this year’s other animated movies, like The Lorax and Brave. The Amazing Spider-Man dropped down to second with $34.6 million added to it’s total and putting it over $200 million total. Ted is proving to be this year’s Hangover, adding another $22.4 million and, at least at my theater, still selling out shows. Brave and Savages rounded out the top 5. Everything else pretty much stayed where it was. So there’s two big questions this coming weekend: How big will The Dark Knight Rises be and will it be as big as The Avengers? We’ll find out next Monday.