Mad Max: Fury Road

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2015

Directed by George Miller

Produced by Doug Mitchell/George Miller/P.J Voeten

Written by George Miller/Brendan McCarthy/Nico Lathouris

With all the deserved praise that he’s been getting for MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, nobody seems to have mentioned that George Miller has revived a time honored movie tradition that has been forgotten in our age of reboot fever: he just simply recast a new actor to play Max Rockatansky aka Mad Max.  He didn’t reboot the series or felt that he had to explain why Max hasn’t aged in the thirty years between this movie and “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.” In fact, through some subtle visual clues such as Tom Hardy wearing the same jacket and leg brace that Mel Gibson did in the three previous Mad Max adventures, Miller lets us know this is the same guy. Hardy even gets to briefly drive the iconic black…

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Better In The Dark – Episode #16: Marvel at The Movies With Blade

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It’s time to kick the Better In The Dark Halloween festivities off in earnest, and what better way to do that than to release an episode focusing in Marvel Comics’ bad-ass Vampire hunter, Blade! From his origins as a supporting character in one of the scariest comics of the 70’s to his total redesign as a signature role for Wesley Snipes, Tom and Derrick tackle it all! Of course, it wouldn’t be an episode without digressions and divergences, so we also explore the phallic nature of Spike TV’s name and try to answer the eternal question of “Jessica Biel: What gives?” It’s a fangful of fun, so get to downloading!

Better In The Dark – Episode #16: Marvel at The Movies With Blade

Better In The Dark – Episode #15: 1408 Months Later, Spiders Rise Fantastically

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It’s our latest Review Program, as Tom and Derrick talk about the movies they’ve seen for the months of May through July of 2007. Join The Boys Outta Brooklyn as they discuss 1408, 28 Months Later, and Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer…plus witness the havoc as both our hosts go thoroughly postal on Spider-Man 3! You don’t want any old podcast, you want to click on the download button now!

Better In The Dark – Episode #15: 1408 Months Later, Spiders Rise Fantastically

Better In The Dark – Episode #14: Marvel At The Movies With The X-Men!

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The Boys Outta Brooklyn finally return to the fan favorite series on Marvel characters in the media by focusing on everyone’s favorite tortured mutants, The X-Men! From their origin as one of Marvel’s biggest failures to their dominance of televised animation to the movie trilogy that cemented the present age of Marvel movies, Derrick and Thomas cover it all. Plus, more repetitions of the phrase ‘Kill ‘Em All!’ than you can handle, more questions about Canada, and Derrick reveals he knows what you’re really doing. It’s a Homo Superior good time, so click that download button!

Better In The Dark – Episode #14: Marvel At The Movies With The X-Men!

Better In The Dark – Episode #13: Dangerously The Brood Crowd The Dark Black and Blue City

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The Boys Outta Brooklyn dig into their cinematic storerooms to come up with a number of films you probably haven’t seen but should. From the sci-fi noir of Dark City to the psychological weirdness of Black Narcissus, we cover six films that may have drifted under your radar. Okay, we say it’s six–but Thomas and Derrick go off on tangents to discuss a number of other movies you might want to check out, including Office Space and the legendarily odd Captain Kronos, Vampire Hunter. It’s a movie-a-thonic celebration–so get to clicking!

Better In The Dark – Episode #13: Dangerously The Brood Crowd The Dark Black and Blue City

Better In The Dark – Episode #12: What Made Haddonfield Famous: The Halloween Series

mmIn time for Rob Zombie’s big screen remake, the Guys Outta Brooklyn unleash their biggest episode ever–almost ninety minutes of filmic goodness. Join Thomas and Derrick as they go through the entire eight-film cycle, from the John Carpenter classic to the dumb-ass sight of Busta Rhymes kung fu-ing Michael Meyers. No film goes unmentioned or unpunished! Plus speculation on the new version…and it starts right with one little click.

Better In The Dark – Episode #12: What Made Haddonfield Famous: The Halloween Series

Better In The Dark – Episode #11: The August/September/October Preview: Now With (Talk About) Song!

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It’s the Darkest Part of the Movie Season, where every studio dumps the projects it doesn’t know what to do with–so of course Thomas and Derrick are there, putting their two cents in to let you know what’s worthwhile! Join The Guys From Brooklyn as the talk about The Bourne Ultimatum, Stardust, Saw 4 and more–and hear them discuss pop princesses (yes, you heard that right), what Hollywood does to Hong Kong directors, the movie Tom hates above all else and more…so get to clickin!

Better In The Dark – Episode #11: The August/September/October Preview: Now With (Talk About) Song!

Better In The Dark – Episode #09: Five Times Shall We Roller Skate To Avenge Our Replacements With Dirty Work on The Road To The Alamo

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The Boys From Brooklyn go mucking about the skeletons in their cinematic closets to talk about the Movies That Suck That They Love. From the big-budget disaster that was The Avengers to the befuddling William-Shatner directed debacle of Star Trek 5, Derrick and Tom come clean about the films no one likes that they just keep watching!

Better In The Dark – Episode #09: Five Times Shall We Roller Skate To Avenge Our Replacements With Dirty Work on The Road To The Alamo

Better In The Dark – Episode #08: Trust In Harryhausen But Tie Up Your Camel

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Thomas and Derrick take a swashbuckling trip down memory lane as they discuss the Sinbad trilogy of Ray Harryhausen! From The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad to Sinbad and The Eye of The Tiger, the Boys Outta Brooklyn go in-depth on why stop-motion animation rocks, why John Phillip Law’s version of Sinbad is a dick, and why Caroline Munro is the hottest woman ever! (7/9 Addendum: Shortly after posting this episode, we learned that Kerwin Matthews, who is discussed in this episode, passed away. This episode is respectfully dedicated to his memory.)

Better In The Dark – Episode #08: Trust In Harryhausen But Tie Up Your Camel