TGB Episode 166: Analyzing Summer 2013 Movies (Guest: Brian Roan)

August 7, 2013

The Golden Briefcase - Analyzing Summer 2013

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by The Film Stage Show host Brian Roan to go through their latest picks of the week, the newest DVD & Blu-ray releases, new trailers for David O. Russell's American Hustle and Peter Berg's Lone Survivor and much more. The main topic of the night was a discussion on this past 2013 summer in movies - from Iron Man 3 to Man of Steel to Pacific Rim to The Wolverine and everything else. The guys go over most of the big winners and losers of this year's summer movie season and discuss how it compares to years past and the years to come. Listen in!

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Our Guest:

Brian J. Roan: @BrianJRoan

Picks of the Week:

Jeremy: Injustice: God's Among Us / Europa Report
Brian: Prohibition Doc
Tim: Drinking Buddies

DVD/Blu-Rays Released:

The Place Beyond the Pines
To the Wonder

Episode Timeline:

Grill the Guest: 3:58
Pick of the Week: 12:00
New Releases: 28:40
Trailer Watch: American Hustle: 46:16
Trailer Watch: Lone Survivor: 52:06
Topic of the Night: Summer 2013 Movies: 57:15

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My honest opinion: Pacific Rim was THE movie of the summer. Fantastic action sequences, amazing visuals and color palette. Amazing score, and a level of humanity and character that is far above what you get in a typical Michael Bay well as a scope and scale beyond anything Bay has done as well. This is the way summer blockbusters should be made. It's a shame US audiences didn't respond, but it seems like internationally it's getting the love it deserves.

Chris Groves on Aug 8, 2013


I heard Iron Man 3 get grief for being smaller scale than The Avengers, then The Wolverine get praise for essentially the same thing?

Chris Groves on Aug 8, 2013


I was recently thinking about how the summer of 2008 had to be one of the best moviegoing summers of recent years. As I have been working in a movie theater for the past half decade I can say that every summer has just seemed lackluster by comparison.

Ray on Aug 9, 2013


Before Midnight was very good, other than that I liked Man of Steel and I look forward to The Bling Ring. I'm also interested in checking out The Conjuring (glad you guys liked it), Pain & Gain, White House Down and Blue Jasmine, just didn't have the chance yet. I liked your discussion, I agree there is a serious lack of original films and unfortunately it's not going to end anytime soon. Thank God for indies!

DavideCoppola on Aug 14, 2013

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