Better In The Dark – Episode #159: The House that Challenged Hammer – An Appreciation of Amicus Pictures (Guest: Jim Moon)

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The Boys Outta Brooklyn finally make good on a promise they made back in their first year to profile the studio that was The Master of the Portmanteau Film: Amicus Studios! Join Tom, Derrick, and special guest host Jim “Hypnogoria” Moon as they explore this legendary British studio, from its inception right up to the bizarre new wave horror mash-up The Monster Club. Plus crawling hand fetishes, Peter Cushing as Doctor Who, and the creepiness that is Angela Pleasance! You know you don’t want to be killed by a funky robot, so get to clicking! (And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @BITDShow!)

Better In The Dark – Episode #159: The House that Challenged Hammer – An Appreciation of Amicus Pictures (Guest: Jim Moon)

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TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION: Honor to the End

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Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) – Directed by Michael Bay – Starring Peter Cullen, Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Titus Welliver, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, T.J. Miller, John Goodman, John DiMaggio, Ken Watanabe, Reno Wilson, Mark Ryan, and Frank Welker.

I have a saying that I like to use when a movie connects with something inside of me: “I feel like this movie was made just for me.”

Judging by the extreme negative reaction to TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, this might be the one time that saying is actually true.

Unabashedly and non-ironically, I love AGE OF EXTINCTION. This is the TRANSFORMERS movie I’ve been waiting for since the first one, a big, loud, thunderous movie that puts the Transformers (well, Optimus Prime, at least) out front and makes them the entire point of the movie, instead of rendering them as sidekicks in their own…

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In Defense of Michael Bay Movies

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Before heading to the theaters to see TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, I wanted to watch the first three Michael Bay TRANSFORMERS movies to see if I still felt the way I did upon watching them the first time: I loved the first one, hated the second one, and thought the third was okay.

I watched TRANSFORMERS last night and I still love it, even with all of its Shia LeBeouf-ness, and it got me thinking about the kinds of movies Michael Bay makes. The internet is awash with Bay bashing because the internet loves nothing more than an easy target (and Bay is certainly a self-created easy target), but for all of the talk of how EXTINCTION will surely suck, it’s still going to fly by $100 million at the domestic box office on its opening weekend.

That’s a whole lotta people going to see a movie the internet would…

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Better In The Dark – Episode #158.5: We Used to Be Fans – The Veronica Mars Movie, the Expanded Universe, and Geek Jealousy

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The Boys Outta Brooklyn are back after a long lay-up, as Tom gives his views on the Veronica Mars movie, and he and Derrick discuss the impact of its surprise success. Plus, Derrick pervs on Tom’s college girlfriend and throws him a challenge, and a discussion of why actors are compelled to take on less-than-appealing projects. We used to podcast a long time ago, so get to clicking! (And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @BITDShow!)

Better In The Dark – Episode #158.5: We Used to Be Fans – The Veronica Mars Movie, the Expanded Universe, and Geek Jealousy

SCOOBY-DOO WRESTLEMANIA MYSTERY!: Who’s Awesome? I’m Awesome

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Scooby-Doo WrestleMania Mystery! (2014) – Directed by Brandon Vietti – Starring Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle-Griffin, Matthew Lillard, Charles S. Dutton, Mary McCormack, John Cena, Brodus Clay, Michael Cole, Kane, AJ Lee, Santino, The Miz, Triple H, Vince McMahon, Corey Burton, Bumper Robinson, Fred Tatasciore.

I’m not generally a fan of Scooby-Doo mysteries co-starring real people. Every so often, there’s a good attempt featuring Batman or the Globetrotters, but for the most part, the kind of story introduced by THE NEW SCOOBY-DOO MOVIES back in 1972 just doesn’t work for me. Being both a huge Scooby fan and wrestling fan, I was hopeful enough to be cautiously optimistic for SCOOBY-DOO WRESTLEMANIA MYSTERY! but wary enough to not get my hopes up too high.

I’m happy to say that WRESTLEMANIA MYSTERY! does not disappoint, and despite not reaching the heights of the outstanding MASK OF THE BLUE FALCON, the…

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Better In The Dark – Episode #158: The Badass with the Bladed Heart – The Career of Danny Trejo

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It’s time for the latest induction into the BITD Hall of Great, Great Men. This time we honor Danny Trejo, a man who is great both on and off screen! Join the Guys Outta Brooklyn as they celebrate the Mexican character actor who shows great character in his personal life as well. Plus, we review Machete Kills, come up with a movie teaming Trejo with Michael Cera, and Tom answers the deathless question: If he was a Time Lord, which companion would he ride with? You know BITD don’t twitter – no, wait, we do @BITDShow, so get to clicking!

Better In The Dark – Episode #158: The Badass with the Bladed Heart – The Career of Danny Trejo

Better In The Dark – Episode #157: The Point Five that Stretches

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It started out as a Point Five about directors of the 1980s and 90s retiring from film, and quickly spun out of control as Derrick and Tom discussed Pacific Rim, Man of Steel, why Hannibal is superior to The Following, and why people are stupid for buying Jordans (Editor’s note: HEY!). Join the Boys Outta Brooklyn for this hour-long, freeform discussion. You know cable is the way to go, so get to clicking (and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @BITDShow)!

Better In The Dark – Episode #157: The Point Five that Stretches

Better In The Dark – Episode 154: The Sunshine Evictors Who Own Lisa and the Baby Homebodies (Guest: Desmond Reddick)

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Once more, The Boys Outta Brooklyn unite with their Brother from the North for a special 1970s-themed Obscure Horror Movies Episode! Join us as we discuss films about murderous old people, blind marauders, lollipop-sucking devils, and adult babies. Plus: gratuitous Don Cheadle Ass, the question of who killed who in Electra Glide in Blue, and the new reality series Satanic Orgy House! You know you don’t want Zalman King pulling on your wig, so get to clicking (and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @BITDShow)!

Better In The Dark – Episode 154: The Sunshine Evictors Who Own Lisa and the Baby Homebodies (Guest: Desmond Reddick)

Nocturne Travel Agency Podcast – Episode #3: Ron Fortier

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(Captain) Ron Fortier joins Tom in this soon to be classic episode! Ron speaks about his comic book beginnings, Brother Bones and Captain Hazzard, the New Pulp movement, the popularity of Sherlock Holmes, and a whole lotta inside info on Airship 27! Better press play now rather than later fearless listener!

Nocturne Travel Agency Podcast – Episode #3: Ron Fortier

Promos By Hyphen: Meh! Meh! Meh!: How WWE & Randy & Bryan Dropped The Ball

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In 1998, right after I started watching WWF/E again for the first time since Superstars on Saturday mornings, The Rock had just helped Vince McMahon screw Mankind out of the WWE Championship (this after McMahon spent considerable time positioning Foley to win the Deadly Game tournament). Previously, after a few gimmicks and struggles with the fans, The Rock had finally gotten over and was the WWF’s freshest face next to Stone Cold Steve Austin. As the People’s Champion, he was next in line to be Champ (after Austin) in the fans’ eyes. So for him to suddenly turn heel with the same method that made Bret Hart drop the Title the year before was a huge deal. From this, The Corporation stable was formed, and the faces, now Mankind and Stone Cold, had a legit heel Champion in The Rock that they could chase. Continue reading