On this special Star Wars edition episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by Alan Cerny aka "Nordling" from Ain't It Cool News to catch up on some general cinema talk and of course recommend some Picks of the Week while together. However, for the rest of the show, the guys revert back to their childhood selves and reflect on their reactions to the first teaser trailer for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The guys go over their initial reactions, the response of the internet and overall hopes, wants and dreams for the revival of the franchise we all know and love. The guys will be back in January for the official re-launch of version 2.0 of The Golden Briefcase so keep your eyes peeled! Enjoy.
"Do not go gentle into that good night; Old age should burn and rave at close of day." So what does it all mean? Cooper, Amelia, TARS, Murph – what was Christopher Nolan trying to tell us? With Nolan's new sci-fi Interstellar now playing in theaters (here's our Sound Off) I decided to hop on a podcast with my friend Mike Eisenberg of Tall Tale Productions (known as @Eisentower30 on Twitter), a fellow Nolan nerd (his dog is even named Nolan!), to discuss the movie in-depth. We wanted to talk about all the spoilers, theories, Nolan's big ideas, the science fiction of it and compared notes on what we experienced. So here's a podcast-length recording of our Skype discussion on Interstellar, and don't forget this has spoilers! Enjoy.
One of our favorite movies out of Fantastic Fest 2014 was Keanu Reeves' new action vehicle John Wick, in theaters this week. The Golden Briefcase hosts Tim and Jeremy were honored to sit down for a chat with Keanu Reeves at Fantastic Fest to talk about playing John Wick. The guys spoke to him about his Fest experience, revenge for dogs, kung fu and more. They also talk about working with John Wick directors Chad Stahelski & David Leitch and to their extensive stunt career when handling the action throughout the film. Be sure to check out Jeremy’s review from the Fest and go see John Wick in theaters starting this week.
One of the highlights of Fantastic Fest 2014 was Drafthouse Films' own anthology horror sequel ABCs of Death 2. The Golden Briefcase hosts Tim and Jeremy had a chance to sit down with two of the filmmakers in the anthology (of the letter 'V') to discuss their segment further during Fantastic Fest. It's a bit late, but here's the interview. Director Jerome Sable + writer/producer Nicholas Musurca are the minds behind 'V is for Vacation' (see our first look). The guys talk about the thought process behind the approach to their short and talk about some of the takeaways from viewing the first film that helped guide their segment.
Fantastic Fest at the Alamo Drafthouse is the most wonderful time of the year as a genre cinema fan, and The Golden Briefcase hosts Tim and Jeremy look forward to it as much as Christmas. Both returned to Austin back in September for the fest this year and present one epic recap episode. This year's schedule was chock-full of delicious samplings such as Kevin Smith's Tusk, Drafthouse Films' ABCs of Death 2, Miike's Over Your Dead Body, Sono's Tokyo Tribe and tons more (see all of our Fantastic Fest reviews here). This massive episode includes all of the live discussions from Fantastic Fest and interviews with filmmakers including Nicolas Winding Refn, Liv Corfixen and Alex Aja, director of Horns. Don't miss it, listen in now!
On the 200th episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by fellow podcast hosts of Movie B.S. - Jeff Bayer and Eric D. Snider to talk through their picks of the week and much more. For the main topic the guys talk through their reactions to 2014 summer in movies (with Expendables 3 in theaters now). They talk about reactions to some of the tentpole releases, studio wins and losses and also spend time talking about this year's VOD market and many of the phenomenal titles released on VOD this summer. And with that, the 200th episode of the Golden Briefcase is in the can! Tim and Jeremy are taking a little break to re-tool and reconfigure the show to bring you a fresh take on the show for its next iteration. Look forward to our Fantastic Fest coverage next month to kick off the new season of The Golden Briefcase.
On this special edition of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by guest James Wallace of the Alamo Drafthouse Dallas to spend some time reflecting on the passing of beloved actor/comic Robin Williams this past week. The guys delve into some of the truly special roles Williams inhabited and share memories laced with nostalgia for the man who loved to entertain. Last week TGB hit Episode #199, and this is just a special episode and tribute to Williams. The show will resume with the next #200 episode soon, don't miss out on that one. Listen in to this special episode of The Golden Briefcase on Robin Williams here.
On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by guest Kevin Carr from Fat Guys at the Movies to go through their latest picks of the week, chat about some recent film news, react to the first Fantastic Fest line-up announcement and much more. For the main topic of the night the three talk about all things Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in honor of the new movie in theaters now. They go through the early years of cartoon editions, the original live action films and the animated reboot. They also share some thoughts on the new adaptation and how it adds up to the legacy the Turtles already established.
On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by guest Britt Hayes, friend of the hosts and writer for ScreenCrush and BadassDigest, as they talk through their picks of the week and much more. For the main topic of the night the three discuss the career of Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. Congrats on an outstanding opening weekend! They go through his brief yet fascinating filmography, starting with his Troma beginnings to being Marvel's next big director. They then talk about prospects for Gunn outside of the Marvel universe and Britt and Jeremy share their thoughts on Guardians.
On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by guest Liam O'Donnell of Hydraulx Entertainment to talk about their latest picks of the week and much more. For the main topic of the night the guys spend some time discussing the film career of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in honor of Brett Ratner's interpretation of Hercules in theaters this past weekend. The guys talk over some of his best and worst career moves as he transitioned back and forth from the ring to the screen and remained the People's Champ through it all! They also talk about other films / roles they would like to see him show up in.
On this return episode of The Golden Briefcase, hosts Tim and Jeremy spend some time catching up and chatting over some summer release changes as well as other current film news. They then talk through some of their picks for the last few weeks and some highlights from the summer movie season up until now. The guys also delve into their own Top Five Favorite Films of 2014 thus far, ranging from Grand Budapest Hotel to Captain America to Cheap Thrills to Edge of Tomorrow, and share some expectations of what's still to come in the year and reflect on some gems that others may have forgotten in the summer movie fray.
On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by guest Evan Saathoff aka "Sam Strange" of Badass Digest to go through their picks of the week, the newest DVD & Blu-ray releases and much more. For the main topic of the night the guys spend some time discussing the film legacy of Godzilla, the King of Monsters, in honor of Gareth Edwards' interpretation hitting theaters this Friday! The guys talk over some of the best and worst examples of Godzilla films, the phenomenon of the character and more. They also share thoughts on the new rendition of the monster and where they want to see him go.