TGB Episode 148: Recapping SXSW 2013 (Guest: Josh Brunsting)

March 21, 2013

TGB - SXSW 2013

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim & Jeremy are joined by guest Josh Brunsting from to go through their latest picks of the week, the newest in DVD & Blu-ray releases, new trailers for Terrence Malick's To the Wonder and DreamWorks Animation's Turbo and much more. The main topic of the night was a recap with Josh of this past month's 2013 SXSW Film Festival held down in Austin, Texas, which just wrapped up (award winners here). Josh goes through some of his favorite films of the fest and also some that should be avoided in this full recap. Listen in for another excellent TGB episode!

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Our Guest:

Josh Brunsting: @joshbrunsting

Picks of the Week:

Jeremy: Attack the Block
Josh: College (Kino Blu-Ray)
Tim: Skyfall (Roger Deakins)

DVD/Blu-Rays Released:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Zero Dark Thirty
Badlands (Criterion)

Episode Timeline:

Grill the Guest: 5:10
Pick of the Week: 11:39
New Releases: 26:02
Trailer Watch: To the Wonder: 36:49
Trailer Watch: Turbo: 45:37
Topic of the Night: SXSW2013: 52:02

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Hip-Hip-Hooray It's Golden Briefcase Day! Thanks guys. // I noticed there was not a ton of SXSW coverage on First Showing, why was that. I know Jeremy lives in Austin, TX, maybe the episode will enlighten me.

DAVIDPD on Mar 21, 2013


I actually thought The Hobbit was quite a bit better the 2nd time around, easily improved the score from 7-7.5 out of 10 to 8-8.5 out of 10...which doesn't sound like much, but I liked it more the 2nd time around. The first time, I had no idea where the cutoff would be, and it felt like they were throwing in everything they could at every turn. I love the idea of turning it into 3 movies now more than ever. Tolkien didn't get to write The Hobbit knowing LOTR was coming, Jackson DOES get to make the movie knowing LOTR follows. They get to make this a single cohesive, 6 part story instead of a story with a bit 3 part sequel. Stretching it out also ensures that none of the Hobbit films will out-shine, or 'out-epic' the LOTR. If you have the battle with the trolls, the Goblin-Mountain-trees battle, the spider battle, the capture by the elves, travel to laketown, battle with Smaug AND the battle of five armies all in one would just feel like TOO much. It would be a single epic film that was so epic that it would dwarf the pace and scope of any of the LOTR films. By dividing it up and stretching it doesn't make the franchise seem front heavy. You save the best for last, which is as it should be. Also, they get to make it more unified with the trilogy. Example, one of the first scenes features Bilbo and Frodo....who are also prevalent in one of the last scenes of ROTK. They get to add in that sort of poetic rhythm to the franchise that Tolkien couldn't have had the foresight to do when writing the books. I love that.

Chris Groves on Mar 21, 2013


Also, "Voyage of Time" or "The Voyage of Time" or "A Voyage of Time"...whatever it was called, basically the sort of documentary version of The Tree of Life...I'm excited for that, but it seems like it may never come to fruition. Douglas Trumbull said that he was contributing in SOME way to the film, but I forget the specifics.

Chris Groves on Mar 21, 2013


Excellent! What a wonderful guest, he sure has great taste. Oh, and the dude bros are back!! Yay 🙂 I love it when you guys talk arthouse, because you're very knowledgable, but you don't brag about it and you're not pretentious. Now I'm so excited for Spring Breakers it's unbelievable. Thanks guys!

Davide Coppola on Mar 25, 2013

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