Episode 76: George Romero Retrospective/NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

We talk about George Romero on this retrospective for the late director, including his Dead series and other directed films. Then we get more specific with our discussion about NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, including criticism of the shock-addled Barbra, a contemplation on the metaphorical element of casting a black man in the lead roll, and tackling the highs and lows of this classic zombie film. We also talk about Stewart’s Shops High Cliff IPA.

Episode includes promos from The Wild Pitch Podcast and False Starts Podcast. Check them out!

Approximate timeline

0:00-20:00 Intro
20:00-40:00 George Romero Retrospective
40:00-55:00 Beer talk
55:00-end Night of the Living Dead

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Episode 75: SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

We’re talking about SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING for our 75th episode. We discuss the film’s humor, the CGI action sequences, Marisa Tomei’s hotness, how well this Marvel film fits into the universe, and more! We call it “the best Marvel film we’ve covered on the show;” that’s some pretty high praise. We also talk about both Dogfish Head Flesh & Blood IPA and the Sam Adams Rebel Juiced IPA.

Approximate Timeline

0:00-16:00 Intro
16:00-23:00 Beer talk
23:00 – end Spider-Man: Homecoming

Promos from Red Light Library & 2 Middle-Aged Dudes and a Microphone.

Shoutout to friends at Divided by Werewolves.
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Episode 74: 2 Year Anniversary – ROBOCOP (2014) Audio Commentary

We’re celebrating our 2 year anniversary on episode 74 of the Blood and Black Rum Podcast, and we’re doing something different this time: an audio commentary of ROBOCOP 2014, a movie we have complained about for some time on the show. Watch along with us as we riff on the film, talk about this much maligned remake, and have a fun birthday bash. Thanks for sticking with us for two years!

Start your film at 3 minutes 29 seconds.

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Episode 73: HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL/Jeremiah Weed Sarsaparilla Whiskey

On our 73rd episode we tackle the 1959 horror classic House on Haunted Hill starring Vincent Price, a film that holds up surprisingly well despite some hokier scares. We talk about the ghosts and murderous twists, the excellent linguistics of Price, the treatment of women and their “hysterics,” and the drunken antics of Pritchard. We also cover Jeremiah Weed’s Sarsaparilla Whiskey!

Approximate timeline

0:00 – 10:00 Intro
10:00 – 15:00 Jeremiah Weed Sarsaparilla Whiskey
15:00 – end House on Haunted Hill

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Episode 72: BLACK CAESAR/Lagunitas 12th of Never Ale

We get serious on our 72nd episode with the blaxploitation film BLACK CAESAR, talking systemic racism in the ’70s as well as today. We get into the cultural themes of the film, talk about Fred Williamson’s awesomeness (cool sideburns!), the exposition provided from James Brown’s soundtrack, and the impact The Godfather and ’30s noir films had on it. Ww also cover Lagunitas’ 12th of Never Ale, which is a deliciously refreshing pale ale!

Approximate timeline

0:00 – 16:00 Intro
16:00 – 25:00 Beer talk (Lagunitas 12th of Never Ale)
25:00 – end Black Caesar

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Episode 71: THE MUMMY/Pilsner Urquell & Genesee Helles Bock

Blood and Black Rum Podcast covers the trainwreck 2017 film THE MUMMY starring Tom “Clueless” Cruise. It’s a vapid, overblown action film that truly has nothing to do with the original Universe horror classics, and we talk about its stupid action scenes, Tom Cruise’s obvious flaws as a scamp character, the idiocy of the film’s multiple settings, and more! We also discuss Pilsner Urquell and Genesee’s Helles Bock beers.

Approximate timeline

0:00 – 16:00 Intro
16:00 – 30:00 Beer talk (Pilsner Urquell/Genesee Helles Bock)
30:00 – end The Mummy

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Episode 70: WONDER WOMAN/Guinness Irish Wheat

In our 70th episode we continue our coverage of the DC superhero universe with WONDER WOMAN. Obviously we compare it to the other films in the franchise, talk about the levity of the humor, harp on the overuse of CGI, and overall go over the positives and the flaws of the best DC movie so far. We also cover Guinness’ Irish Wheat ale.

Approximate timeline

0:00 – 14:00 Intro
14:00 – 25:00 Beer talk (Guinness Irish Wheat)
25:00 – end Wonder Woman

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