Better In the Dark #60: Fight The Power: A Celebration of Spike Lee

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Tom and Derrick team up with their Hip Hop Maestro, Kelen ‘B Hyphen’ Conley as they discuss one of Brooklyn’s favorite filmmaking sons, Spike Lee! Join the trio as they discuss a quintet of Spike’s films, from the seminal dramedy DO THE RIGHT THING to the utterly savage satire BAMBOOZLED and the controversial relationship dramas SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT and JUNGLE FEVER. Plus Tom and Kelen commiserate over the present fate of the Oakland Raiders, Derrick recognizes his co-host as The Blue-Eyed White Devil and Kelen tries to explain how he wouldn’t make out with Sasha Grey! It’s time to wake up, so get to clicking!
http://www.betterinthedarksite.com/episode-archives/eps-51-60/

Better In The Dark #66: Director’s Court: The Case of Quentin Tarantino

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It’s the first segment of Director’s Court, where the Guys Outta Brooklyn put famous filmmakers before the court of public opinion and decide whether they’re still valid or funneling down the drain. This time up, it’s Quentin Tarantino who’s under the microscope. Tom and Derrick examine Tarantino’s use of cultural touchstones, whether some of his set pieces are homages or rip-offs, whether his frequent appearances have served to sour the public separate from the films themselves, and other outstanding issues revolving around the man who made being a film geek cool. Plus we review Inglourious Basterds, and make suggestions as to what Tarantino should pursue for future projects. It’ll get medieval on you ass, so get to clicking!

http://www.betterinthedarksite.com/episode-archives/eps-61-70/

 

Better In The Dark #141.5: Tyler Perry And That Damn Fat Suit

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In this bite-sized Point Five Episode, Tom and Derrick discuss the films of Tyler Perry and his position in the entertainment industry and the black community. Is Perry pandering to his audience? Is his recent turn as Alex Cross a big to disassociate himself from his fans, or an attempt to expand his horizons? And does he have an obligation to present his fanbase with better quality product? You know that fat suit is getting hot, so get to clicking!

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Better In The Dark #140

Episode 140: THE SWAVE RIDDLE OF THE PURPLE CURSE (Special Guest: Kelen Conley)

The Boys Outta Brooklyn once more reunite with their Musical Director, Kelen ‘B-Hyphen’ Conley to examine the very peculiar, very short movie career of one Anthony Rodgers Nelson, a.k.a. Prince! From the seminal 80’s musical opus Purple Rain to the incomprehensibly bad Grafitti Bridge (a film one of us says is the worst film he’s ever seen!), the Boys Outta Brooklyn look at it all. Expect more Morris Day love than one podcast can bear, more catch-phrases than any other episode of BiTD and…the birth of The Swave! You know we will die for you, so get to clicking!

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Two Guys Outta Brooklyn Talk Movies
DJ COMICS CAVALCADE
Silver Age Comics Through Modern Eyes
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Nocturne, The City That Lives By Night….needs a darker shade of protector
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Better In The Dark #137

Episode 137: INFINITE STORIES IN HIS TRUCK–THE CAREER OF LARRY COHEN

The Boys Outta Brooklyn welcomes back for the first of two–that’s right, two–episodes Dread Media Maven and Patriarch of the First Family of Better In The Dark Des Reddick just in time to induct one of the greatest Guerilla filmmakers of all time into The Hall of Great, Great Men. Tom, Derrick and Des dissect and discuss Larry Cohen’s career as both a director and screenwriter, from his first film, the bizarre psychological crime flick Bone, to the ‘Telephone Trilogy.’ Along the way they explain how Cohen always stayed true to his maverick esthetic, never letting being fired or banned from shooting in the city he loved stop him from making the movies he dreamed of. Plus tales of focus group marketing, Alien Emo Jesus, and Fred Williamson is The Hulk! You know you gotta pay the cost to be the boss, so get to clicking!

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DJ COMICS CAVALCADE
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Better In The Dark #135

The Boys Outta Brooklyn commemorate the passing of the star of such films as THE WILD BUNCH, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, and ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK by inducting him into the Hall of Great, Great, Men. Hear Tom and Derrick discuss a wonderful career that saw Borgnine play heroes and villains, goofs and tough guys, main characters and supporting guys, all with his trademark wolf’s grin. Plus Eurocrime Expendables, what Snake Plissken and Jack Burton have in common besides being played by Kurt Russell, and a double feature of movies made when William Shatner was living in his van. You know you don’t want to ride that train, so get to clicking!

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Silver Age Comics Through Modern Eyes
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Better In The Dark #134

Episode 134: BITD WATCHES FOX!

 

It’s the 25th Anniversary of The Fox Television Network…and Tom and Derrick celebrate by gleefully unearthing some of the shows and events the first ‘netlet’ neglected to mention when it threw itself a birthday party! Join the Boys Outta Brooklyn as they toast the hotness of Alison LaPlaca and Melanie Chartoff, defend Morgan and Wong from the tongue-lashing of Chris Carter, commemorate the first cross-network crossover, and otherwise poke the sleeping memory of the nation’s fourth broadcast network to dislodge some stuff it might not want to remember. You know we control the universe, so get to clicking!

BETTER IN THE DARK
Two Guys Outta Brooklyn Talk Movies

DJ COMICS CAVALCADE
Silver Age Comics Through Modern Eyes
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Nocturne, The City That Lives By Night….needs a darker shade of protector
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