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Janina Gavankar announces new show produced exclusively for Giant Bomb

Janina's got a surprise for Giant Bomb!

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Reel Layers EP. 000 - Janina Gavankar announces new show, produced exclusively for Giant Bomb

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Long time friend of the site Janina Gavankar popped into the Bombcast preshow today to announce a new show she is executive producing along with film academic Bryan Stills. Reel Layers promises to take audiences on a journey to find deeper meaning in cinema.

It sure is a surprise, but we love and trust Janina!

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Excellent, can't wait to see this!

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wait

but who

what

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Yo, this sounds dope! Thanks, gang!

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Dope!

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Hell yeah! Love seeing more Janina on GB

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They don't even underline the funniest part of the joke, bringing in Janina and she just uses to space to amplify a presumably straight white guy's opinions about movies.

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@toug: either i'm having a stroke or you had a flat tire in the middle of that sentence.

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Another show not about gaming from someone I don't know. Ok then

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Jeff's #1 Helen Hunt movie is obviously The Sessions.

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This video was really strange with no one knowing what Janine was even making and it coming as a big shock. The guys seemed unsure about it.

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@ryudo:

well technically Janina did voice acting in some video games so there's that

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…what

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@x4n said:

This video was really strange with no one knowing what Janine was even making and it coming as a big shock. The guys seemed unsure about it.

Yeah, it was pretty great. Maybe we'll see the Jeffs and Jan on Big Sky soon. I might give it a watch then.

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Awesome!

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I'm going to miss Grubbsnax when my membership ends but everything else has been a complete miss for me. Really disappointing that GB has essentially turned into Bakalar curated youtube. What the heck happened?

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@toug said:

They don't even underline the funniest part of the joke, bringing in Janina and she just uses to space to amplify a presumably straight white guy's opinions about movies.

I feel like that was the entire point of this video though lol.

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Wow! Did not see that coming. Will tune in.

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I can't tell if their confusion was part of the bit or if it was genuine but either way it was hilarious.

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I can't believe we get direct access to the cinematic brilliance of Brian Stills for the mere price of a Giantbomb Premium membership. He once performed an interpretive dance to the tempo of the training montage in Rocky IV, demonstrating that each punch thrown was a brush-stroke against the tapestry of social inequality. Giantbomb must have a lot of pull to land a whale like Bryan

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I enjoyed this, I let my mind switch off sometimes to suspend belief. For a film like 2001 I will examine it extremely carefully but it didn't occur to me that Twister may have had more depth

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Giantbomb's dry comedy thing is so dry now I can't tell what is happening in this video. I guess it has to be a skit but I'm sure the payoff seems to be on some other video. Jeez.

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@planetxpress said:

I can't tell if their confusion was part of the bit or if it was genuine but either way it was hilarious.

Check out the twitter account of Bryan Stills. Maybe that will give you some answers.

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"It's a website, about video games!!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG_8XHk5JDk

This is not the content I subscribed to originally, and I don't think I will resub in the future.

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@planetxpress: I think you can literally see the moment when Jeff decides he's packing it in. 😂

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@mynameisfatmike: Can't believe we get to start with a gem like Twister, what's next... Dantes Deak! 🤣

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where do i know her from? google is useless

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@cocowawa: She introduced StarWars Battlefield 2 for EA at E£ a few years back, has been on the GB E3 night shows, and I think has popped up a few times on stream with Abbey.

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Welcome to Jeff Bakalar's after-school geek movie and music club! No games allowed!

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After listening to the Bombcast I'm pretty certain this was a genuine misunderstanding between Bakalar and Gavankar. Anyways, I'm sure it will still be a popular feature.

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@toug said:

They don't even underline the funniest part of the joke, bringing in Janina and she just uses to space to amplify a presumably straight white guy's opinions about movies.

Super weird.

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@cocowawa: Google should have brought up her IMDB, but various guest spots on this website, Battlefront 2, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Far Cry 4.

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I want to give major props to Jeff B and the crew for the major pushes for wildly different and out-of-the-box content on the site. It's really shaking things up and feels refreshing. But some of it feels so out of left field and random and "is this a bit?" that I don't think it lands.

I hope Reel Layers finds an audience here but I'm not sure i'll be in it.

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Everything about this new show is really bizarre. The thumbnail to the above video really sums it all up perfectly. I really, really hope that there is some super dumb pay off at the end because Janina has apparently already planted some strong seeds.

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@retrogimp: It’s definitely a bit. A very intense weird bit.

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What people don't understand is that video games are dead. There's really nothing left to make content on, so GB has to pivot to other forms of media that still have some life left.

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The timing of that Catwoman clip was masterful.

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I am excited where GB is going with all these shows! Kudos!

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The amount of uncomfortability I felt when they came back after the trailer was ABSURD.

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@retrogimp: it is not. After watching reel layers I can tell they have something up their sleeves.

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The wild swings the vocal parts of this community take over time; from the past chorus of "bring stuff like Screened to Giant Bomb!", to the current "wtf is this non-GAMER shit, brah - unsubscribe." movement, will never not be hilarious to me.

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Not a big time poster.

Just wanted to say that I love your new weird.

Keep it up!

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Giant Bomb is building the only Metaverse I care about, right now.

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@retrogimp: Totally agree. They jump away from that topic so fast. Bakalar’s whole demeanor during the Bombcast was pretty somber to begin with too.

Edit: never mind. Just watched the first episode of this. It’s hilarious. After watching that and having this as the setup it all makes sense. This show is bizarre.

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Haha that was a weird and funny bit.

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I am so confused