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TGB Episode 169: They Are Always Watching - The Art of Paranoia

The Golden Briefcase - Closed Circuit

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, hosts Tim Buel and Jeremy Kirk go through their latest picks of the week, the newest DVD & Blu-ray releases (a whole bunch of them!), talk over the Ben Affleck as Batman in Man of Steel 2 casting news and much more. The main topic of this episode was a discussion on the sub-genre of paranoid thrillers in honor of John Crowley's Closed Circuit starring Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall now playing in theaters everywhere. The guys go over the various examples of paranoia in cinema and how it often crosses genres to utilize its complete potential. Another great episode so listen in!

 Posted August 29 in Golden Briefcase, Podcasts | Comments

TGB Interview: Actor AJ Bowen from Adam Wingard's 'You're Next'

AJ Bowen

After two years of anticipation, Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett's excellent home invasion horror film You're Next is hitting theaters today. Jeremy and I were some of the last US audience members to see it as an indie darling back at Fantastic Fest 2011 and we couldn't be happier to see it finally in theaters! On this special interview edition of The Golden Briefcase, hosts Tim Buel and Jeremy Kirk chat with one of the film's stars - AJ Bowen. AJ is an established genre actor who audiences have seen before in films such as The Signal, House of the Devil, Rites of Spring, Hatchet 2 and many others. Listen to the interview below.

 Posted August 23 in Golden Briefcase, Interview, Podcasts | Comments

TGB Episode 168: To Invade One's Home (Guests: Bayer & Snider)

The Golden Briefcase - You're Next

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by Movie B.S. Podcast hosts Jeff Bayer and Eric D. Snider to go over their picks of the week, the newest DVD & Blu-ray releases and more in a fascinating cinematic discussion this week. The main topic of the night was a comprehensive conversation on the horror sub-genre of home invasion films, in honor of Adam Wingard's fantastic film You're Next (reviewed by Tim and Jeremy back in 2011) hitting theaters this weekend. The guys go over this genre's common tropes and which recent films are keeping it alive and which ones are burying it. Listen in!

 Posted August 22 in Golden Briefcase, Podcasts | Comments

TGB Breakdown Ep 14: Neill Blomkamp's District 9 (Guest: Brian Roan)

TGB Breakdown Ep 14: Blomkamp's District 9

On this episode of The Golden Briefcase Breakdown, hosts Tim & Jeremy are joined by The Film Stage Show host Brian Roan (from Episode #166) for a spoiler-filled discussion on Neill Blomkamp's feature debut District 9, the 2009 South African sci-fi action movie which introduced us to Sharlto Copley. The purpose of Breakdown episodes is to to ponder, discuss and challenge the films that we feel often need more than just a simple review. We breakdown the film to discuss plots and theories in order to better understand the director's vision and hopefully challenge our listeners at home to re-evaluate the way they watch cinema.

 Posted August 20 in Golden Briefcase, Podcasts, SciFi | Comments

TGB Episode 167: The Characters of Jim Carrey (Guest: Kevin Carr)

The Golden Briefcase - Jim Carrey

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by Kevin Carr from Fat Guys at the Movies & Film School Rejects to go through their latest picks of the week, the newest DVD & Blu-ray releases, new trailers for Muppets Most Wanted, George Clooney's The Monuments Men and Spike Jonze's Her and more. The main topic of the night was a discussion on the film career of actor Jim Carrey, in honor of his audacious performance in this weekend's Kick-Ass 2. The guys talk through some of the ups and downs of his diverse career, his relevancy today and where they hope to see him in the future. Listen in!

 Posted August 14 in Golden Briefcase, Podcasts | Comments

TGB Episode 166: Analyzing Summer 2013 Movies (Guest: Brian Roan)

The Golden Briefcase - Analyzing Summer 2013

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by The Film Stage Show host Brian Roan to go through their latest picks of the week, the newest DVD & Blu-ray releases, new trailers for David O. Russell's American Hustle and Peter Berg's Lone Survivor and much more. The main topic of the night was a discussion on this past 2013 summer in movies - from Iron Man 3 to Man of Steel to Pacific Rim to The Wolverine and everything else. The guys go over most of the big winners and losers of this year's summer movie season and discuss how it compares to years past and the years to come. Listen in!

 Posted August 7 in Golden Briefcase, Podcasts | Comments

TGB Episode 165: Spinning Off New Stories (Guest: Allison Loring)

The Golden Briefcase - Wolverine

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim (sans Jeremy) is joined by FilmSchoolReject's own Allison Loring to go over their latest picks of the week, the newest DVD & Blu-ray releases, new trailers for Keanu Reeve's newest films 47 Ronin and Man of Tai Chi and more. The main topic of the night was a discussion on movie spin-offs in honor of The Wolverine now playing in theaters. The two go over some of the best and worst examples of this film/TV sub-genre and talk about reasoning for their existence and impact. They also go over some potential spin-offs that have not yet been explored by Hollywood. Listen in!

 Posted August 1 in Golden Briefcase, Podcasts | Comments

TGB Episode 164: The Frights of James Wan (Guest: Brian Salisbury)

The Golden Briefcase - James Wan

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by FilmSchoolReject's and OneofUs.net's own Brian Salisbury to go through their latest picks of the week, the newest DVD & Blu-ray releases, new trailers for DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Jeff Bridges' Seventh Son and much more. The main topic of the night was a discussion on Australian director James Wan, in honor of his latest horror film The Conjuring now playing in theaters. The guys go over Wan's filmography, his his style and evolution and how well he'll transition into the mainstream with Fast Seven next. Listen in!

 Posted July 25 in Golden Briefcase, Podcasts | Comments

TGB Episode 163: The Master Craft of Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro

The Golden Briefcase - Guillermo del Toro

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, hosts Tim Buel and Jeremy Kirk go through their latest picks of the week, the newest in DVD & Blu-ray releases, new trailers for for Schwarzenegger & Stallone's Escape Plan, Spike Lee's Oldboy remake, The Curse of Chucky and much more. The main topic of the night was a discussion on Mexican filmmaker extraordinaire Guillermo del Toro (of Cronos, Mimic, The Devil's Backbone, Blade II, Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth) in honor of his new film Pacific Rim hitting theaters. The guys go over del Toro's entire filmography, his overall aesthetic and the geekdom he surrounds himself with.

 Posted July 12 in Golden Briefcase, Podcasts | Comments

TGB Episode 162: The Scale of Emmerich (Guest: Germain Lussier)

The Golden Briefcase - Roland Emmerich

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim (sans Jeremy) is joined by guest Germain Lussier from SlashFilm to go through their latest picks of the week, the newest DVD & Blu-ray releases, new trailers for Ridley Scott's The Counselor and Ben Wheately's A Field in England and much more. The main topic of the night was a discussion on German director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, Godzilla, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012), in honor of his new film White House Down hitting theaters this week. The guys go over the director's filmography, his highs and lows and where they hope to see him go in the years to come.

 Posted June 27 in Golden Briefcase, Podcasts | Comments

TGB Episode 161: Catching Up With Pixar (Guest: Kate Erbland)

The Golden Briefcase - Monsters University

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, hosts Tim and Jeremy are joined by Kate Erbland, from MSN Movies & Film School Rejects, to go through their picks of the week, the newest DVD & Blu-ray releases, new trailers for Noam Murro's 300: Rise of an Empire and Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street and much more. The main topic was a discussion on Pixar's cinematic output since the topic was last broached on the show in 2010, coinciding with Monsters University hitting theaters this week. The group talks over their last few films and how the company has/hasn't changed and where they hope to see them go.

 Posted June 20 in Golden Briefcase, Pixar, Podcasts | Comments

TGB Episode 160: Up & Away with Superman (Guest: Bobby Roberts)

The Golden Briefcase - Superman

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, hosts Tim and Jeremy are joined by podcaster Bobby Roberts of Welcome to That Whole Thing to go through their latest picks of the week, the newest DVD & Blu-ray releases, new trailers for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Joon-ho Bong's Snowpiercer and much more. The main topic of the night was a discussion on Superman in film, in honor Zack Snyder's Man of Steel hitting theaters this weekend! The guys go over the the iconic superhero in the various movie adaptations he has appeared in and also where they hope to see him go from here. Listen in!

 Posted June 13 in Golden Briefcase, Podcasts | Comments

TGB Episode 159: The Twists and Turns of M. Night Shyamalan

The Golden Briefcase - M. Night Shyamalan

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, hosts Tim Buel and Jeremy Kirk go through their latest picks of the week, the newest in DVD & Blu-ray releases, new trailers for Denis Villeneuve's Prisoners, Luc Besson's The Family and James Wan's Insidious: Chapter 2. and plenty more. The main topic of the night was a discussion on the many movies and the career of filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs, The Village, Lady in the Water, The Happening, The Last Airbender, After Earth). The guys discuss his cinematic works and all the plot twists and where Shyamalan can go from here. Listen in!

 Posted June 7 in Golden Briefcase, Podcasts | Comments

TGB Episode 158: Magician's Craft (Guests: Jordan Vogt-Roberts & James Wallace)

The Golden Briefcase 158 - Magician's Craft

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by special guests Jordan Vogt-Roberts, director of Sundance hit The Kings of Summer, and the Alamo Drafthouse's DFW Creative Director James Wallace to go through their latest picks of the week, the newest DVD & Blu-ray releases, new trailers for pot comedy We're the Millers and Elijah Wood's horror remake Maniac and more. The main topic of the night was a discussion on Magic and Magicians in Cinema, in honor of Now You See Me in theaters. The guys cite examples of this craft in film and how it correlates to the mysticism of movie-magic.

 Posted May 30 in Golden Briefcase, Podcasts | Comments

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