TGB Episode 170: Wrapping Up the Trilogies (Guest: Evan Saathoff)

September 5, 2013

The Golden Briefcase - Cornetto Trilogy

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by Evan Saathoff, aka "Sam Strange" of Badass Digest, to go over their latest picks of the week, the newest DVD & Blu-ray releases and much more. The main topic of the night was a discussion on the concept of the trilogy, in honor of both The World's End (part of the Cornetto Trilogy), in theaters now, plus Riddick arriving this week. They discuss some of the notable film trilogies in history and even some cases where the series went beyond three films. The guys also talk about various types of cinema trilogies, and which seem to be the most successful.

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Our Guest:

Evan Saathoff: @sam_strange

Picks of the Week:

Jeremy: Ripper Street / The Last of Sheila (1973)
Evan: Ip Man / Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster
Tim: Inside (2007) / "From The Bird's Cage" by Hrvrd

DVD/Blu-Rays Released:

Now You See Me
The Lords of Salem
The Iceman
Empire State

Episode Timeline:

Pick of the Week: 8:44
New Releases: 32:43
Topic of the Night: Trilogies: 54:42

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

DAVIDPD on Sep 5, 2013


what is up with your itunes!!! Last weeks show never showed in itunes store & neither is this one!!! Please Help me Tim & Jeremy your my only hope. Please Help me Tim & Jeremy your my only hope. Please Help me Tim & Jeremy your my only hope. (Star Wars Reference) TGB References NEPITISUMMMMMM & MYSSTERYYYYYYYY My point is Please Help!!! Thank You!!!!

filmfan5 on Sep 5, 2013


Sorry about the iTunes issue. It should be fixed now. Please give it a shot tomorrow and the latest two episodes should show up. We were experiencing a slight technical issue, but it's resolved now.

Alex Billington on Sep 5, 2013


So, it's not just the RSS feed--can still upload individually, tho... The shows continue to be great, RSS feed notwithstanding!

James Haney on Sep 5, 2013


Take a look at the RSS when you can - should be fixed now. Our apologies for the issue.

Alex Billington on Sep 5, 2013


This occurred to me. If the actors currently in the Marvel films make three individual films each (Iron Man, Captain America, Thor) then the same three actors each make an "Avengers" trilogy. What then happens after "Avengers 3"? Do they take out the actors who may no longer want to make anymore of the hero films (Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth) and recast the roles and just continue the films chronologically? Or will they take a break from the Thor films the Captain America films, basically their first tier superheroes. They didn't wait very long for Spider-Man. My favorite trilogy is the Samurai Trilogy. Perhaps not a very well known trilogy, but a great one.

CardinalIron on Sep 7, 2013


Great guest, interesting talk!

DavideCoppola on Sep 7, 2013


Morgan Freeman certainly didn't come out on top in 'Wanted' or in 'Lucky Number Slevin'

Chris Groves on Sep 8, 2013


See, I don't think that The Dark Knight necessarily has a cliffhanger ending. It's story is wrapped up. Both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight end with the villains defeated and Batman heading into the next stage of his life/career. BB is Wayne finally fully formed as 'Batman' and TDK is Batman fully becoming the 'Dark Knight' who will do anything for Gotham, the ending of TDK is essentially the dark, Batman version of 'riding off into the sunset' aren't left wondering if Batman catches some bad guy that is still out there, or if he rescues some captured ally, or anything like that...

Chris Groves on Sep 8, 2013


On the topic of 'Franchises that should have stopped at trilogies'...I can't believe the Saw trilogy didn't get mentioned. In my youth, those first 3 films were liked the the Lord of the Rings of horror movies for me.

Chris Groves on Sep 9, 2013

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