Better In The Dark

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

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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 #156: BITD Autopsy on the 2014 Season in Song

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The Boys Outta Brooklyn returns to the Coroner’s Office for the second episode in a row, this time to tackle the latest TV season. Find out what Tom and Derrick think about racist Martin Mull, cosplay Eliza Dushku, Anna Faris’ Adventures in Chuck Lorre Land, and James Spader’s Lex Luthoring. All this, plus a rather longish digression into the nature of pop music, including Tom saying nice things about Katy Perry! You know there’s life after Auto-Tune, so get to clicking (and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @BITDShow)!

Better In The Dark – Episode #156: BITD Autopsy on the 2014 Season in Song

Better In The Dark – Episode #155: BITD Autopsy on The Following

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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)!

Better In The Dark – Episode #155: BITD Autopsy on The Following

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)

Better In The Dark – Episode #152.5: BITD’s on the Box Office Grosses of Destruction

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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)!

Better In The Dark – Episode #152.5: BITD’s on the Box Office Grosses of Destruction

Better In The Dark – Episode #152: Upstream Video – Navigating Netflix Streaming (Guest: Adam Orchekowski)

BITD 152 ImageNetflix 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)!

Better In The Dark – Episode #152: Upstream Video – Navigating Netflix Streaming (Guest: Adam Orchekowski)

Better In The Dark – Episode #151: The Terrors Outside His Window – The Career of Richard Matheson

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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)!


Better In The Dark – Episode #151: The Terrors Outside His Window – The Career of Richard Matheson

Better In The Dark – Episode #150: Better In The Dark versus Listener Homework!

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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)!


Better In The Dark – Episode #150: Better In The Dark versus Listener Homework!

Better In The Dark – Episode #38: The Three Faces of I Am Legend

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In honor of a great, great man:

Richard Matheson
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!


Better In The Dark – Episode #38: The Three Faces of I Am Legend