Of the ten highest grossing films at last year’s U.S. box office, nine were adaptations of one of the following: a Marvel property, a Disney property, a line of toys or a fantasy novel. Can you guess the tenth one? Which happened to be the top grosser?
Hint: it’s got a ridiculously fake baby.
THIS WEEK:Jack O'Brien is joined by Cracked editors David Bell and Josh Sargent to discuss the seeming disparity between the size and the quality of modern-day blockbusters, their effectiveness internationally, and how the process of developing movies has changed over the last hundred years.
Pop quiz, hotshot. Did you know that Speed, the Keanu-on-a-bus 90s action tent-pole…
…was originally an ensemble drama featuring a whole busload of everyday heroes?
THIS WEEK:Jack O'Brien is joined by Earwolf’s Matt Gourley to discuss some of the stories unearthed from his podcast ‘I Was There Too’ and then chats with Cracked editor David Christopher Bell about overlooked behind the scenes stories from the films of David O. Russell, Stanley Kubrick and more.