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TGB Episode 181: Here There Be Dragons! (Guest: AICN's Eric Vespe)

The Golden Briefcase - Smaug the Dragon

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim (sans Jeremy) is joined by Eric Vespe (aka the legendary "Quint") from Ain't It Cool News to go through their latest Picks of the Week, the newest DVD & Blu-ray releases and much more. The main topic of the night was a discussion on dragons in movies in honor of Smaug making his appearance in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hitting theaters on Friday. The guys talk over some of their favorite and least favorite dragon-related entries in film history, the different ways film has depicted dragons and wrap up by talking about where the dragon sub-genre is today.

 Posted December 12 in Golden Briefcase, Hobbit, Podcasts | Comments

TGB Episode 180: Traveling Through Life with the Coen Brothers

The Golden Briefcase - Coen Brothers

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, hosts Tim and Jeremy go through their latest picks of the week, the newest DVD & Blu-ray releases and much more. The main topic of the night was an in-depth discussion on the films of Joel & Ethan Coen, better known as the Coen Brothers, in honor of their latest film Inside Llewyn Davis in limited release this weekend. The guys talk over the Coens as a unit in regards to their storytelling, collaborations with cinematographers and overall legacy as American filmmakers. They also divulge their favorites of the Coen's filmography and where they'd like to see the duo work next. Enjoy!

 Posted December 5 in Golden Briefcase, Podcasts | Comments

TGB Episode 179: Films of Fatherhood (Guest: Alan 'Nordling' Cerny)

The Golden Briefcase - Films of Fatherhood The Delivery Man

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by guest Alan Cerny aka "Nordling" from Ain't It Cool News to go through their latest picks of the week, the newest DVD & Blu-ray releases and much more. The main topic of the night was a discussion on the topic of fatherhood in films, in honor of the comedy Delivery Man with Vince Vaughn hitting theaters this week. The guys talk over how fatherhood is depicted in cinema across its various genres and which films show fathers/dads in their truest forms. The group also talks about some of the greatest movie and TV dads from yesteryear. Listen in!

 Posted November 21 in Golden Briefcase, Podcasts | Comments

TGB Episode 178: The Release Date Shuffle (Guest: Vince Mancini)

The Golden Briefcase - The Wolf of Wall Street

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by guest Vince Mancini of FilmDrunk to go through their latest picks of the week, the newest DVD & Blu-ray releases and much more. The main topic of the night was an in-depth discussion on Release Dates, in honor of Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street being moved from its original release this very weekend. The guys talk over common reasoning for date changes and how this can affect the final product. They also discuss how film marketing has evolved to rely heavily on the importance of a release date and what that means for many films to come.

 Posted November 15 in Golden Briefcase, Podcasts | Comments

TGB Breakdown Ep 16: Carpenter's Halloween Series (Guest: Andy Triefenbach)

TGB Breakdown Ep 16: Carpenter's Halloween Series

On this episode of The Golden Briefcase Breakdown, hosts Tim & Jeremy are joined by guest Andy Triefenbach (from #176) of Destroy the Brain for a spoiler-filled discussion on John Carpenter's 1978 horror classic Halloween starring Jamie Lee Curtis, and also briefly glaze over its subsequent sequels. 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 November 11 in Golden Briefcase, Horror, Podcasts | Comments

TGB Episode 177: The Superhero's Journey (Guest: Film Crit Hulk)

The Golden Briefcase - The Superhero's Journey

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by Film Crit HULK (aka @FilmCritHULK) of Badass Digest to discuss their picks of the week, the newest DVD & Blu-ray releases and more. The main topic was an in-depth discussion on Joseph's Campbell's Heroes' Journey in relation to superhero movies, in honor of Marvel's Thor: The Dark World hitting theaters. Hulk talks about his major issues with Campbell's Journey as a plot structure and how it works and doesn't work in relation to superhero films. The guys discuss implementation and which films successfully carve out their own journey.

 Posted November 7 in Golden Briefcase, Podcasts | Comments

TGB Episode 176: So This Is Halloween (Guest: Andy Triefenbach)

The Golden Briefcase - Halloween

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by Andy Triefenbach of the blog Destroy the Brain to go through their latest picks of the week, the newest DVD & Blu-ray releases and much more. The main topic of the night was a discussion on Halloween in film, in honor of today being Halloween (photo is from Trick 'r Treat). The guys talk over the use of the holiday in movies and TV shows and discuss the pieces that stand out as true examples of the spirit of Halloween. They also discuss their personal Halloween favorites including traditions, soundtracks and, of course, the best films! Listen in.

 Posted October 31 in Golden Briefcase, Podcasts | Comments

TGB Episode 175: When Reality Television Meets The Big Screen

The Golden Briefcase - Bad Grandpa

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, hosts Tim and Jeremy go through their latest picks of the week, the newest DVD & Blu-ray releases and much more. The main topic of the night was a discussion on Reality TV in the Cinema World, in honor of Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa in theaters. The guys talk over some of the few instances where reality TV has made its way to the big screen and which genres work best. They also pontificate on the nature of reality TV and how that translates due to moral ambiguity and the agenda of reality shows. The two include more reality genres they'd like to see and discuss methods.

 Posted October 25 in Golden Briefcase, Podcasts | Comments

TGB Episode 174: Stephen King on Film (Guest: C. Robert Cargill)

The Golden Briefcase - Stephen King

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by screenwriter (Sinister) and author (Dreams and Shadows) C. Robert Cargill aka Massawyrm to go through their latest picks of the week, the newest DVD & Blu-ray releases and much more. The main topic of the night was a discussion on the film works derived from author Stephen King, in honor of Chloe Moretz's Carrie remake hitting theaters this weekend. The guys go over King's works that have been made into movies, those that haven't made the smoothest transition from book to screen and what they would still like to see from the author.

 Posted October 17 in Golden Briefcase, Podcasts | Comments

TGB Episode 173: The Many Iterations of Tom Hanks (Guest: Rob Hunter)

The Golden Briefcase - Fantastic Fest 2013

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by guest Rob Hunter from Film School Rejects to go through their latest picks of the week, the newest DVD & Blu-ray releases (a whole bunch of them this time!) and much more. The main topic of the night was a discussion on beloved Oscar winning actor Tom Hanks, in honor of his new movie Captain Phillips (directed by Paul Greengrass) hitting theaters this weekend. The guys go over Tom Hanks' long and illustrious career and debate serious Tom vs. comedy Tom as to his best acting chops. Another great episode you won't want to miss. Listen in!

 Posted October 10 in Golden Briefcase, Podcasts | Comments

TGB Episode 172: And We're Back at It Again + Cuarón Discussion

The Golden Briefcase - Alfonso Cuaron

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!), recap additional Fantastic Fest titles, discuss the end of "Breaking Bad" and much more. The shorter main topic of the night was a discussion on filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron (A Little Princess, Y Tu Mamá También, Prisoner of Azkaban, Children of Men) in honor of his spectacular new movie Gravity arriving in theaters this week. The guys go over some of his past movies and Jeremy shares some thoughts on Gravity. We're back at it again everyone!

 Posted October 3 in Golden Briefcase, Podcasts | Comments

The Golden Briefcase at Fantastic Fest 2013 with Tim, Jeremy & Guests

The Golden Briefcase - Fantastic Fest 2013

It is with bittersweet feelings that we post our podcast recap of an absolutely wonderful Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas! Jeremy and I both had the privilege of seeing an abundance of excellent films and talking about them with our friends and colleagues for you to hear at home. The films mentioned include Machete Kills, Patrick, The Dirties, Afflicted, A Field in England, The Sacrament and others. We're also joined by friends of the show, such as Brad McHargue of Dread Central (who was our guest on Episode #171), Britt Hayes of ScreenCrush, Eric D. Snider of Twitch, J.C. De Leon of OneofUs.net & more.

 Posted September 29 in Fantastic Fest, Golden Briefcase, Podcasts | Comments

TGB Breakdown Ep 15: Wright's Cornetto Trilogy (Guest: Evan Saathoff)

TGB Breakdown Ep 15: Wright's Cornetto Trilogy

On this episode of The Golden Briefcase Breakdown, Tim & Jeremy are joined by Evan Saathoff, aka "Sam Strange" of Badass Digest (on Episode #170) for a spoiler-filled discussion on Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg & Nick Frost's Cornetto Trilogy, made up of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End. 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 September 13 in Golden Briefcase, Podcasts | Comments

TGB Episode 171: Preparation for the Fantastic (Guest: Brad McHargue)

The Golden Briefcase - Fantastic Fest 2013

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by guest Brad McHargue of Dread Central / Screen Invasion and the Telluride Horror Show film festival to go over their latest picks of the week, the newest DVD & Blu-ray releases and much more. The main topic of the night was a preview of next week's 2013 Fantastic Fest hosted by the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas from September 19th - 26th. The guys go over some of the highlights from this year's exciting film line-up and also detail some of the events that are sure to make this year even crazier than the last. Both Tim and Jeremy will be attending.

 Posted September 12 in Golden Briefcase, Podcasts | Comments

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