TGB Episode 143: Cracking the Zombie Film Equation (Guest: Sam Zimmerman)

February 7, 2013

TGB - Zombie Movies

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by Sam Zimmerman from Fangoria to go through their latest picks of the week, the newest in DVD & Blu-ray releases, new trailers for friend of the show Josh Johnson's SXSW VHS documentary Rewind This! and Justin Lin's Fast & Furious 6 and plenty more. The main topic of the night was a discussion on the zombies sub-genre in honor of Jonathan Levine's Warm Bodies, which is now playing in theaters everywhere. The guys talk over some of the strengths and weaknesses of the genre and where they would like to see it go from here on out. Listen in!

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Previous Episode: The Sundance Game 2013 (Guest: Ryland Aldrich)

Our Guest:

Sam Zimmerman: @samdzimmerman

Picks of the Week:

Jeremy: Running Scared
Sam: This Gun For Hire / Alucarda
Tim: Red Dead Redemption

DVD/Blu-Rays Released:

Alex Cross

Episode Timeline:

Grill the Guest: 5:21
Pick of the Week: 11:42
New Releases: 24:42
Trailer Watch: Rewind This!: 31:27
Trailer Watch: Fast & Furious 6: 38:15
Topic of the Night: Zombie Films: 47:19

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The most HILARIOUS episode of this I've ever heard...and I've listened to at least 15 of them. The entire 'Space Fast, Space Furious' section had me rolling. Great stuff.

Chris Groves on Feb 7, 2013


YES. Sam is a gem, always a pleasure to have on. He is hilarious. Thanks Chris!

timbuel on Feb 7, 2013


YES! That stuff was so rich. Sam is a gem and always a pleasure to have on. Thanks for the comment Chris!

Guest on Feb 7, 2013


No problem, the Fast and Furious 'dudes' tangent was golden too.

Chris Groves on Feb 7, 2013



Charles Oosterhouse on Feb 16, 2013


Hip-Hip-Hooray It's Golden Briefcase Day! Thanks guys,

DAVIDPD on Feb 7, 2013


I bought All The Boys Love Mandy Lane on bluray about a year and a half ago from Amazon and it plays fine in my bluray player (I live in Pennsylvania, USA). Can't everyone do that? I didn't realize it was so hard to find. By the way, the movie is really good!

Jonathan on Feb 7, 2013


Funny guest, more of him please!! 🙂 I'm not big on zombie films, but I do like zombieland and zombi 2!

Davide Coppola on Feb 9, 2013

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