TGB Episode 90: 2011 Retrospective (Guest: Director Kyle Newman)

December 30, 2011

The Golden Briefcase - 2011 Retrospective

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim, Jeremy & Alex are joined by Fanboys director and friend of the show Kyle Newman to go through 2011 in film, a look back at this past year as it comes to a close. The guys go over their favorites in numerous categories including: Best Villain, Best Score, Biggest Disappointments & Surprises, Best Performances and of course their Worst and Best Films of the year. After a truly great year of cinema, it was a rewarding experience to go back through and revisit some favorite moments and performances and of course celebrate some awesome achievements in filmmaking. Listen in!

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Our Guest:

Kyle Newman: @kyle_newman / IMDb

Episode Timeline:

Best Villain: 5:16
Biggest Disappointment: 12:46
Biggest Surprise: 24:08
Breakout Of the Year: 30:24
Best Soundtrack/Score: 40:11
Best Supporting Performance: 47:38
Best Lead Actress: 53:53
Best Lead Actor: 60:33
Worst Film: 67:43
Best Film of the Year: 90:35
Best Director: 105:14

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Great podcast as usual guys! While to me this has been a roller coaster year in cinema (with both highs and lows), overall I thought it was a fun ride. I agree with most of your picks in this podcast but I would especially like to agree with Alex on breakout of the year. I don’t think my film going experience would have been nearly as wonderful if it wasn’t for the discovery of Tom Hiddleston. I felt that all three of his performances were absolutely phenomenal and I can’t wait to see more from him in the upcoming years (Avengers yay!). In a short time, Tom Hiddleston has become one of my favorite actors and I can tell that I will go to greater lengths to see movies if he is in them, even ones I may not be looking forward to otherwise. He definitely has a bright future. I would also like to mention that I agree with your consensus for biggest disappointment with X-Men. It seems that I too was hyped up for the film only to be rather disappointed by the end. While there were some fantastic parts (Fassbender, the time period setting, etc.) it didn’t seem to grasp me the way I was hoping and some of the acting was putrid (i.e. January Jones). But it still was a fun time at the movies with the family. Overall it was good, just disappointing at the same time. Thanks for a wonderful year! I’m already looking forward to the next!

Froggie on Dec 30, 2011


Yeah! Alex is back already. Its gonna be a great next year in film! Hip-Hip Hooray its Golden Briefcase Day!

DAVIDPD on Dec 31, 2011


Happy Birthday Jeremy!!! Love you, hombre! Keep it realz 🙂

Davide Coppola on Dec 31, 2011

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