In our latest episode, The Guys Outta Brooklyn welcome one of their major fans–and a major presence on our Facebook Group–into The BiTD Cave for a freeform conversation about pop culture. Listen in as Tom, Derrick and Jay as they discuss the James Bond Expanded Universe, childhood television memories, Stanley Kubrick, reality television, tabloid talk shows and the silliest kaiju ever created! You know kids are people, too (WackadoWackadoWackado), so get to clicking, and don’t forget to Twitter us at @BITDShow!
Episode 148: GILT EDGED BONDS–SKYFALL! (Guest Host–Russ Anderson)
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)!
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!
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!