This is Serious Business #53: Old Sports

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An iron 3 panel takes on IdrA’s release from EG, trailers for Ender’s Game and the World’s End, the Great Gatsby, and script analysis services in Hollywood.

Featuring: Jeff, Rob, Christin

Table of Contents:

Intro’s – Start – 5:00

Trailer time!Ender’s Game – 5:00 – 13:10
The World’s End – 13:10 – 17:30

IdrA’s release from EG – 17:30 – 23:20

The Great Gatsby post-viewing breakdown – 23:20 – 38:00

“Big Data” in Hollywood – 38:00 – 52:00

Geek of the Week & Wrap – 52:00 –  End

Audio Credits:

This episode contains audio excerpts from the Ender’s Game Trailer, The World’s End trailer, the Hot Fuzz Trailer, an excerpt from 30 Rock, and Jay Z’s 99 Problems.

Bonus material can be found on the Tumblr.

  • http://twitter.com/FilmCritHULK FILM CRIT HULK

    HEY THERE! SO JUST A QUICK THING: HULK MENTIONED IN THE ARTICLE, BUT HULK HAD THE SAME WORRY YOU DID THAT THE NYT ARTICLE WAS POORLY REPRESENTING THE RESEARCH AND THAT’S WHY HULK TRACKED DOWN THE ACTUAL FULL-DEAL RESEARCH PROVIDED BY THE COMPANY. PER THE NDA’S HULK COULDN’T GO INTO DETAIL WITHOUT REVEALING THE SOURCE AND THAT WAS WHY IT WAS KEPT VAGUE, BUT ALL THIS WAS CONFIRMED AS TRUE BY BADASS EDITORIAL. JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY ASIDE, HULK’S POINT WAS THAT THE NYT ARTICLE VERY MUCH CAPTURED THE ETHOS OF THE COMPANY’S RESEARCH, SPECIFICALLY IT’S COMPLETE DISINTEREST IN TRYING TO IDENTIFY CAUSALITY. JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY AND THANKS FOR THE GREAT DISCUSSION! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

    • http://www.facebook.com/jeff.hudecek.1 Jeff Hudecek

      Thanks Hulk, I appreciate that you went out of your way to go beyond what was outlined in the NYT article. Your criticism was entirely valid based on the information available. It hurt to put on the devil’s advocate hat to poke at it, but someone had to do it.

      • http://twitter.com/FilmCritHULK FILM CRIT HULK

        OH HULK TOTALLY UNDERSTANDS. AND THE BEST POINT TO BRING UP AS DEVILS ADVOCATE IS THE SERVICE COULD BE OF USE TO SOMEONE WHO HAS THE ABILITY TO MINE THEIR INFORMATION THAT’S BEEN MINED HORRIBLY AND TRIES TO FIND THEIR OWN ISOLATING CAUSALITY. BUT AGAIN, HULK’S PROBLEM WAS MORE HOW THEY REPRESENT THEMSELVES AS HAVING DONE THAT. THE NUMBERS AREN’T FRAUDULENT. WHAT THEY IMPLY THE NUMBERS DO IS FRAUDULENT… IF THAT MAKES SENSE?

        THANKS AGAIN!