It’s time for The Boys Outta Brooklyn to enter the BITD Coroner’s Office and cut open another media enterprise. This time out it’s Fox Television’s serial killing bag o’ stupid, The Following! Join Tom and Derrick as they explain how this Kevin Bacon vehicle violates simple narrative principles, and why Kevin Williamson needs to get kicked in the butt every day. And if that isn’t enough, what’s up with our dynamic duo at the end of this episode! You know an English accent doesn’t make you evil, so get to clicking (and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @BITDShow)!
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)!
In this messy show, Tom and Derrick looks at the rather epic levels of carnage in this year’s summer blockbusters, and wonder if it’s too much. Are we being desensitized to all this damage? Is it fair for Hollywood to call back to 9/11 for lazy affirmation of their plot developments? And why is Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim a more responsible film than Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel? All this, plus the Superman sequel Tom really wants to see! You now you don’t want to wander Tokyo carrying a red shoe, so get to clicking (and don’t forget to Twitter us at @BITDShow)!
Netflix Streaming may be the greatest thing to happen to movie fans since VHS, but there’s so much to see that The Boys Outta Brooklyn enlisted the aid of that Instant Depths videonaut Adam Orchekowski to help our listeners discover the gems hidden within that service. Along the way, the trio celebrate The Kids In The Hall, Tim Roth, The Apple, DC Animation and so much more! It’s an hour plus of great film conversation you don’t want to miss. You know you don’t want to become a chicken, so get to clicking (and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @BITDShow)!
The Boys Outta Brooklyn mark the passing of one of the greatest genre writers ever to work a typewriter by posthumously inducting Richard Matheson into The Hall of Great, Great Men. Join Tom and Derrick as they discuss key films both inspired by and written by Matheson, talk about the way he helped bring horror fiction into the living room and gives out some writing advice. You don’t want to be chased around by some freaking Zuni Fetish Doll, so get to clicking (and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @BITDShow)!
To celebrate our latest milestone, The Boys Outta Brooklyn review a quartet of movies assigned to us by the members of the Better in the Dark Facebook page. Listen as Derrick tries to figure out the time travel conundrums of Primer, Tom extols the joys of Dancing Charles Durning, and both of them field questions about Howard Hawks, potential Marvel recasts, and the episodes they’d like to re-record. All this, plus, leopard! You don’t want teacher to get pissed off, so get to clicking (and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @BITDShow)!
In honor of a great, great man:
February 20, 1926 – June 23, 2013
“If men only felt about death as they do about sleep, all terrors would cease. . . Men sleep contentedly, assured that they will wake the following morning. They should feel the same about their lives.”
The Guys Outta Brooklyn spend some time waiting for the end of the world by examining the classic Richard Matheson novella I Am Legend and its three adaptations. Each of these trio of films are very different in tone and approach, and Tom and Derrick will compare and contrast them all. From the black-as-pitch black and white melodrama of The Last Man on Earth to Charlton Heston kicking ass in The Omega Man to Will Smith and his dog trying to survive in I Am Legend, we cover them all! Plus some talk about mixing animation and live action, and Tom is vindicated when Derrick finally watches the Kristen Bell tragedy Pulse. Bare those teeth like you mean it–get to clicking!
Tom and Derrick say farewell to one of their heroes by inducting the great special effects animator Ray Harryhausen. Join the Boys Outta Brooklyn as they discuss their favorite moments from his films, and why there’s something that makes stop-motion animation better than CGI. Plus, the horror of the pentapod and Honey Boo Boo! You don’t want to be terrorized by the giant ostrich thingy, so get to clicking. (And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @BITDShow.)
In light of the news that the Veronica Mars Kickstarter is leading to a big screen sequel to Tom’s beloved show, The Boys Outta Brooklyn examine the impact and implications of what Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell have wrought. All this, plus Chris Carter in a tent, Derrick on a boat, and Tom with more knowledge of The View than is healthy for a heterosexual man. You know you don’t want to incur the wrath of Debbie Snuffleupagus, so get to clicking! And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @BITDShow!
A new James Bond film hit the theaters last year, which means a new edition of Gilt Edged Bonds (ironically also recorded last year). Join Tom and Derrick as they welcome Russ ‘I liked Quantum of Boredom’ Anderson to dissect the Bond Rubber Match for Daniel Craig. Does this new entry prove that the Reign Of Craig shakes with awesomeness or is stirred with suckitude? Why is the pet name The Boys Outta Brooklyn have for his second film inaccurate? How does this Bond stack up against the classic versions of the show? You know you don’t want to waste good scotch, so get to clicking (and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @BITDShow)!