TGB Episode 83: The Offbeat Holiday (Guest: FSR's Cole Abaius)

November 3, 2011

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On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by guest Cole Abaius from Film School Rejects to discuss their Picks of the Week, the newest DVD & Blu-Ray releases, talk over the new trailers for Darren Lynn Bousman's 11-11-11 and Dr. Seuss' The Lorax and much more. The main topic of the night was a discussion on Offbeat Christmas movies in honor of the new A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas 3D coming out this weekend. The guys discuss films that take place during Christmas, regardless of them involving the holiday, and talk about why writers use this holiday as a backdrop for so many stories.

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: Reconstructing History (Guest: Alan 'Nordling' Cerny)

Our Guest:

Cole Abaius: @ColeAbaius

Picks of the Week:

Jeremy: A History of Violence
Cole: "Breaking Bad" / "Agatha Christie's Poirot" / "Twilight Zone"
Tim: Batman: Arkham City

DVD/Blu-Rays Released:

Pixar's Cars 2
Scrooged (Blu-Ray)

Episode Timeline:

Pick of the Week: 9:54
New Releases: 24:10
Trailer Watch: 11-11-11: 35:50
Trailer Watch: The Lorax: 42:33
Topic of the Night: Offbeat Christmas Films: 46:47

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Tim Buel: @timbuel
Jeremy Kirk: @JeremyKKirk

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Did anyone mention Gremlins? I didn't hear it.

Jonathan on Nov 3, 2011


The Golden Briefcase - Says you cannot use film media images for contest, which I actually agree with.  In final hour of contest, winner is announced as having used such images, and is even given chance to alter fonts...  WTF?  Anyway, Kyle, congrats on the win.  I cannot wait to see the winning image.  Really sounds amazing and original.  

Stormwind77 on Nov 4, 2011


Hey Stormwind77. I totally see the WTF of the whole contest. Truthfully, Kyle's design was the most eye-catching and was far and above some of the other entries we had which is why we are going with his design. I retracted my statement because I had previously made it without doing any research or consulting with Alex on the legality of it, so I definitely apologize for the confusion. Kyle's design uses a few still shots from films as images in a film strip, which you will see in his final design, but other than that is similar in look and feel to our current design. The font change is just a personal preference on my part, so I am changing it after the fact. I'm not sure if you submitted anything, but I can tell you that we are definitely going to be doing more of these design contests and we would love to see your work! Sorry for the confusion, and thanks for the support on the show! T

timbuel on Nov 4, 2011


Jeremy lag at -38/-37 LOL

Crab on Nov 4, 2011

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