Better In The Dark #130

Episode 130: THE GENTLEMAN WITH BLOOD IN HIS TEETH–A CELEBRATION OF CHRISTOPHER LEE

It’s time to induct the latest member of our Hall of Great, Great Men….and just in time for his 90th birthday, the Boys Outta Brooklyn raise their glass and honor the great Christopher Lee! Join Tom and Derrick as they explain why this is one of the most remarkable actors they’ve ever discussed, and not just because of his defining horror film roles! If that’s not enough, they struggle to explain the plot of one of Lee’s weirdest films, the insane Scream and Scream Again! Plus…Tom sings HEAVY METAL!!!, Derrick suspects the word ‘Hougenots’ is dirty, and writing talk. You know the world will hear from us again, so get to clicking!

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Better In The Dark #129

 

 

Episode 129: DIRECTOR’S COURT–THE CASE OF TIM BURTON

Just as his latest collaboration with Johnny Depp, Dark Shadows, reaches the theaters (and that might be part of the problem), The Boys Outta Brooklyn reconvenes Director’s Court to pass judgement on Tim Burton. Tom and Derrick cover the man’s entire career and try to figure out if the man is still blazing new trails or relying on the same old tropes over and over again. Plus Derrick knows the value of Johnny Depp to moviegoers, why the Gene Wilder version of Willy Wonka may be a demented serial killer, and–for the first time ever–our subject may get his revenge. You know Spectre is really swell, so get to clicking!

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Better In The Dark #127

Episode 127: NOT ALL BAD DOGS HOWL AT THE MOON–THE CAREER OF JAMES WOODS

We celebrate the latest inductee to our Hall Of Great, Great Men by discussing one of the greatest sunuvabitches of all time! We examine James Woods’ life, dissecting some of The Boys Outta Brooklyn’s greatest roles and figuring out why he’s one of the most enduring character actors of all! Plus Sean Young sends out creepy dolls, Jack O’Hallorahn stands alone, and the perils of Celebrity Corner. You know you’re bored enough to end all existence, so get to clicking!

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Better In The Dark # 54

 

 

BETTER IN THE DARK #54: INTO THE COLD, DARK WOODS

In this episode, The Guys Outta Brooklyn look at a point in the history of Disney where the company was losing money and the urge to experiment was high. From the big-budget science fictioner The Black Hole to the ground-breaking Tron to the slow motion accident that was The Black Cauldron, Tom and Derrick evaluate a sextet of Disney’s most peculiar releases. Plus video arcade memories, the ending of The Hunchback of Notre Dame you should’ve seen, and wacka-chickas. Lots of wacka-chickas. If you don’t want to be put on the game grid, get to clicking!

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Better In The Dark #122: Director’s Court–The Case of Zack Synder

Episode 122: DIRECTOR’S COURT–THE CASE OF ZACK SNYDER (Special Guest: Joel Mangrum)

Court is back in session, as Tom and Derrick welcome special guest judge Joel Mangrum as they put the latest target of geekdom’s rage in the docket! Join the Boys Outta Brooklyn (and the One Outta Cali) as they evaluate the reasons behind the recent backlash, whether Snyder should have done Sucker Punch when he did, his reliance on certain cinematic tropes, and his impending reworking of Superman, Man of Steel. Plus old gals who are still hella hot, an investigation into why writer/artists circa 1980 have become hopelessly insane, and a classic BiTD rant–and it’s not from Tom! You don’t want Emily Browning to dance for you (or maybe you do…)…so get to clicking!

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Better In The Dark #120

 

Episode 120: MOVIEGOING USA 2011 EDITION

The Guys Outta Brooklyn once again steps out of the film room to examine the theaters they’re shown in, as Tom and Derrick discuss such things as the influence of 3D and Blu-Ray on filmmaking, the switch from film to digital projection, the film as product and other matters. But don’t worry…in the last few moments, you’ll witness the most startling moment in BiTD history, as your beloved hosts defend not only Michael Bay and Brett Ratner…but Uwe Boll! You can either apologize to Ben Folds or get to clicking!

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Better In The Dark #118

Episode 118: GATEKEEPERS OF CHILDHOOD NIGHTMARES–THE AMERICAN HORROR HOST TRADITION (Special Guest: Lord Blood Rah)

The Guys Outta Brooklyn return to their upbringing when they welcome modern-day horror movie host Lord Blood Rah to discuss the origins, history and resurgence of the American Horror Movie Host tradition! Of course, this being a guest host episode of Better In The Dark, it soon morphs into a freewheeling discussion of the state of horror movies in general. It’s almost two hours of fun and frights in the BiTD manner! Plus the forgotten blaxploitation mummy epic, why Dr. Frankenstein always has the upper hand when other mad scientists host tea parties, and why it might be a good thing that Guillermo delToro isn’t adapting Lovecraft. It’s time to cut up that giant ameba, so get to clicking!

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