TGB Episode 88: Winter is Coming (Guest: Screenwriter Gary Whitta)

December 15, 2011

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On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim & Jeremy are joined by screenwriter (The Book of Eli, After Earth) and podcaster Gary Whitta to discuss their latest Picks of the Week, new DVD & Blu-Ray releases, talk about new trailers for Barry Sonnenfeld's Men In Black 3 and Jon M. Chu's G.I. Joe: Retaliation and much more. The topic of the night was a discussion on the winter blockbuster season in honor of so many movies hitting theaters soon. The guys (joined by's own Alex) talk over theories on why this blockbuster season exists and what the future may hold for upcoming tentpole releases.

The Golden Briefcase is also broadcast LIVE on Wednesday nights starting ~7:30PM PST. You can listen in via our Ustream page or by visiting our own live page right here on FS. The podcast is just as fun to listen to live while it's being recorded, with plenty of special guests, so I suggest you tune in the next time it records!

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Previous Episode: The Stories of the Spies (Guest: Critic James Marsh)

Our Guest:

Gary Whitta: @GaryWhitta

Picks of the Week:

Jeremy: Thunderball
Gary: "Portlandia" / Louis CK: Live at the Beacon
Tim: Final Destination 5

DVD/Blu-Rays Released:

Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Fright Night
The Rocketeer (20th Anniversary Blu-Ray)

Episode Timeline:

Pick of the Week: 7:37
New Releases: 23:02
Trailer Watch: Men in Black 3: 34:49
Trailer Watch: G.I. Joe: Retaliation: 39:00
Topic of the Night: Winter Blockbusters: 42:54

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  • The first time I tune into the live show and Jeremy's internet is going nuts :( Oh well... Alex did a great job at filling in on such short notice and so the quality of the show was kept intact! Tim should change his name to Leon, cause he is a Professional :) Sorry, I had to. Keep up the good work!!
      I wish Alex would guest host more often. He is (literally) a BOSS.
      • Hahahaha thanks, thanks. I'll try to be on every so often! Maybe coming up at the end of the year again... :)




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