TGB Episode 160: Up & Away with Superman (Guest: Bobby Roberts)

June 13, 2013

The Golden Briefcase - Superman

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, hosts Tim and Jeremy are joined by podcaster Bobby Roberts of Welcome to That Whole Thing to go through their latest picks of the week, the newest DVD & Blu-ray releases, new trailers for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Joon-ho Bong's Snowpiercer and much more. The main topic of the night was a discussion on Superman in film, in honor Zack Snyder's Man of Steel hitting theaters this weekend! The guys go over the the iconic superhero in the various movie adaptations he has appeared in and also where they hope to see him go from here. Listen in!

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Our Guest:

Bobby Roberts: @BobbyRobertsPDX

Picks of the Week:

Jeremy: Redbelt
Bobby: Akira / Can't Hardly Wait
Tim: V/H/S/2 / "Game of Thrones" Rap

DVD/Blu-Rays Released:

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
Oz the Great and Powerful

Episode Timeline:

Pick of the Week: 3:41
New Releases: 28:07
Trailer Watch: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: 42:47
Trailer Watch: Snowpiercer: 50:18
Topic of the Night: Superman in Film: 55:03

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

DAVIDPD on Jun 13, 2013


you guys forgot to mention ''10 things I hate about you'' as one of the 90's classic movies :). This is my first time listening in to the show. I am pleased to know there are geeks out there just like me. LOL. I love the show. Keep up the good work you guys!!

timnimbus on Jun 13, 2013


Just got home from MOS (walmart advanced screening). Very awesome film! The action is the best of its kind ie any recent Marvel, Transformers, etc. To see super fighting from super hero/villians was incredible. The interesting parts about Krypton, Superman's revised origins were that- interesting. Unfortunately, i must agree with critics reviews about the "heart" or human element of the film. I did not get the tingles up my spine and goosebumps i expected. Having seen the Chris Reeves original in theatre when i was about 6 or 7 and then watching again few years ago i have to say that movie hits you somewhere this one doesn't. So to me it is a testament to Donner and Reeves. The trials of Clark in Smallville in that original SM film are much more "relatable" and give you more feeling/concern for him as a youth dealing w being different. I also believe this films use of flashbacks to his childhood contribute to not feeling too attached to the "poor kid" dealing with it. Those scenes are spread out through this film so you dont get to hang with him as he grows up (too much jumping around). So final words: best action film of SM ever but Reeves (and younger teen actor that played him) gave you the most "human" portrayal. Thanks for reading, and enjoy your viewing because i gaurantee you will!..

Wish01 on Jun 13, 2013


MOS - I grew up loving Superman. The ultimate superhero. Pure, incorruptible. This movie was amazing. non stop edge of your seat action. VFX where out of this world. I LOVED the Krypton backstory. The acting was top notch. This is the superman of my dreams. I don't agree with the critics about it missing the human element of the film and story. There was no cheering when he succeeds... not one single corny frame or scene in this movie. Just pure emotion and heart. This is the movie of the summer. OMFG its awesome. Almost pure perfection on so many levels. Zack Snyder KILLED IT.

seb on Jun 13, 2013


Just as an FYI, "Still Waiting" was in fact the sequel to "Waiting". Great show!

Grichmer on Jun 14, 2013


Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters was actually a really fun B-movie. It knew what it was, and it was good at it.

Chris Groves on Jun 19, 2013

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