Thomas Deja

Better In The Dark #155 and #156

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 ever 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)!
Episode 156: BITD Autopsy On The 2014 Season In Song
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 #154: The Sunshine Evictors Who Own Lisa And The Baby Homebodies (With Special Guest Des Reddick!)

Better In The Dark Episode # 154: THE SUNSHINE EVICTORS WHO OWN LISA AND THE BABY HOMEBODIES (With Special Guest Des Reddick!)
Once more The Boys Outta Brooklyn unite with their Brother From The North for a special 70’s 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# 152.5: BITD’S On The Box Office Grosses Of Destruction

In this messy show, Tom and Derrick looks at the rather epic levels of carnage in this year’s summer blockbuster and wonders…is it 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 know 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 #152: Upstream Video: Navigating Netflix Streaming with Guest Host Adam Orchekowski

Netflix 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 #151: The Terrors Outside His Window: The Career of Richard Matheson

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 #150: Better In The Dark Versus Listener Homework!

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 conumdrums 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)!

Richard Matheson (February 20, 1926-June 23, 2013)

In honor of the passing of Richard Matheson, a Great, Great Man…our examination of the filmic adaptations of one of his greatest works:

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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 #148



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)!

Better In The Dark #146: Rock The Sunset Delusion Where The Crimson Contenders Lie


It’s time for the 2013 edition of The Obscure Movie Episode!  Join Tom and Derrick as they present their annual six-pack of films you might not otherwise know about.  From the southwest noir Delusion to the Hollywood action thriller Sunset to the animated epic (that almost destroyed a Canadian movie studio) Rock and Rule, the Guys Outta Brooklyn cover a wide range of genres.  Plus talk about rats, New Year’s Eve, gullible football players and…Big Electric Cat!  You know we’re the hottest
thing since World War Three, so get to clicking!





In This Point Five Episode, Tom and Derrick discuss rumors of a recent meeting between David Lynch and NBC concerning a revival of Twin Peaks. The Guys Outta Brooklyn talk about the mystique this legendary cult television show had, whether it’s possible to recreate that mystique, and what the hazards of returning to past triumphs might be. Plus Derrick becomes gobstopped at the prospect of The Beautiful One Elect! You know you don’t want to get wrapped in plastic, so get to clicking!