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!
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!
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.
We reach the darkest part of our journey through cinematic Bond as The Guys Outta Brooklyn dissect the horror that is Roger Moore’s final film. Of course, before they reach this particular (shaken, not stirred) Heart of Darkness, Tom and Derrick debate the value of the Kevin McClory curiosity that marked the surprise return of Sean Connery to the role that made him famous! Plus Derrick reveals his choice for worst Bond Girl ever, the guys discuss busted pilots of the 70′s, and a very, very bad Christopher Walken impression! It’s a dance into the fire, so get to clicking!
The Guys Outta Brooklyn return to the man who likes things shaken and not stirred and examine two of Roger Moore’s better entries. The first shows us the thoroughly hardcore bad-ass Bond Moore could have been, and the second wins out due to superior settings, excellent villains, suspenseful moments….and the revelation that Moore was The Flash. Plus more on the grotesque nature of Lynn-Holly Johnson, a literary announcement that involves both Tom and Derrick, and repeated, joyful use of the word ‘Boobs.’ We have a nasty habit of surviving, so get to clicking!
We return to our overview of the James Bond series with the ultimate version of the sublime to the ridiculous, as the Boys Outta Brooklyn examine the pinnacle of the Roger Moore era, and one of the lowest points not just for the Moore movies but for the entire series! This episode gives you a Derrick and Tom so dumbfounded by what they’re reviewing they resort to Foghorn Leghorn impressions to convey their distaste! Plus the revelation of the Stanley Kubrick/James Bond connection, we revisit our adoration of Carolyn Munro and the rise and fall of Jaws. Nobody does it better, so get to clicking!
Our survey of The Bond Films arrives at a major turning point as The Boys Outta Brooklyn reviews the first two movies to feature Roger Moore. It’s the edge of some very, very dark territory with some seriously goofy films (including one Tom subtitles ‘Black People Hate Bond’), but they do the usual cool eyed dissection. Plus Derrick says something so hilarious it makes Tom speechless and we rant about our choice for the worst Bond Girl ever. There’s a solar-powered laser weapon aimed at your head…so get to clicking!
We continue our survey of the longest running action series in movie history with two curios: the only film featuring Australian actor George Lazenby as Bond, and the last Connery Bond film. It’s a strange period just before Moore comes on-board, and the Guys Outta Brooklyn dissect these two films with the flair you’ve come to expect. Plus, we explore the connection between Blofeld and Lex Luthor, use the phrase ‘it makes no sense’ more often than anybody anywhere on this planet, and world premiere our brand new Theme Song by our very own B-Hyphen. This never happened to the other guys–whoever they are–so get to clicking!
It was bound to happen, and here’s where the Guys Outta Brooklyn are finally brought to their knees by the crapitude that is the ‘psychedelic cinema’ version of Casino Royale, a film so nonsensical, so awful that Tom and Derrick are near speechless! Of course, before they descend into the all-star train wreck, they discuss and dissect the Sean Connery opus/Japan travelog You Only Live Twice as part of our ongoing look at the James Bond series. Plus Tom wants you to pet his kitty, Derrick reminisces about syndicated television and we try to figure out how a man can hand wash his own intestines. It makes the pretty colors…so get to clicking!