The journey the Boys Outta Brooklyn started back in Episode 34 is getting closer to completion as Tom and Derrick discuss the first two films of The Reign of Craig. They examine how Bond was re-imagined for the 21st century, and how the unconventional choice of Daniel Craig fit the remit for change. They really like one film, hate the other one, and then talk about the present situation with MGM and what it bodes for the world’s longest-running movie franchise. All this, plus a little disagreement on the hotness of Karen Gillan, a major announcement, and the revelation of what the letters in QUANTUM stand for. It’s a six-head’s worth of fun, so get to clicking!
The Guys Outta Brooklyn welcome Tennessee’s own Donovan Morgan Grant to pay tribute to the Action Movie Everyman, John McClane. The trio cover all four films in the series, from the trendsetting DIE HARD to the befuddlingly superheroic LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD. Plus, because we never stay on point when we’ve got a guest star, the guys get to talking about scripted “reality shows,” the massive ego of Steven Seagal, and why moviemakers don’t know jack about cyber-terrorists. Plus, we announce a new contest where you can win some cool books and plot the next installment of McClane’s adventures! Welcome to the party, pal – and get to clicking!
Episode 144.5: STAR WARS CRANK’D, OR EVEN J.J. ABRAMS HAS AN IDIOT UNCLE
In this Point Five Episode, we examine the News From A Land Far, Far Away that J.J. ‘Lensflare’ Abrams is going to direct Star Wars: Episode Seven. Along the way Derrick and Tom discuss the hazards of The Casting Game, why society is producing so many snotty kids, and create the latest Jedi Knight sensation and his Light-Knuckles! Even Jason Statham has had to fail, so get to clicking!
(P.S….most singularly bizarre and funny BITD album cover eeeever. Expect it later tonight)
It was bound to happen. In this penultimate entry in our massive overview of the James Bond series, The Guys Outta Brooklyn finally get into a fight — and it’s over an invisible car! Tom and Derrick cover the psychological, Michael Apted-directed, change of pace The World Is Not Enough, and the series-killing Die Another Day — and the fur flies throughout! Plus, Tom apologizes to A View to a Kill, Derrick wants to know how you can make love on a bed of ice, and a disagreement breaks out over whether one character should be called “Dr. Boobs.” It’s death before breakfast, so get to clicking!
While we’re all still coming down from tryptophane poisoning, join The Guys Outta Brooklyn as they discuss their favorite Sports Movies. Thomas and Derrick talk about such notables as both versions of The Longest Yard, the boxing classic The Great White Hope, and the cult hockey classic Slap Shot–and then go as mental as they ever have been over the sports movie spoof Dodgeball! Plus the guys talk about their own sports memories growing up. It’s third and long, so what else can you do but click that download button now!
It’s time for the final leg of our tour through the Bond films with the first half of the tenure of Pierce Brosnan. The Boys Outta Brooklyn argue that the Brosnan films represented a hard reboot that predated the Craig reboot years later, and examine a great debut picture (GoldenEye) and a lousy, lousy follow-up (Tomorrow Never Dies). We also discuss how the loss of the lawsuit with MGM-UA affected how the Brosnan films were written and produced, the value of fresh directorial blood, and a flaw in “The Commentary Script.” Plus Tom likes Michelle Yeoh… a lot, the revelation of the Peckinpah-Bond connection, and Derrick talks about his nominee for worst Bond henchman. We are inwincable, so get to clicking!
In this extra-long episode, The Guys Outta Brooklyn examine the two-film tenure of a Great, Great Man, Timothy Dalton as James Bond.