Episode 63: LONG WEEKEND

We watch Long Weekend, the 1978 when-animals-attack thriller involving dugongs, eagles, and other terrifying Australian animals. We talk about Abita’s Creole Cream Ale, give a tribute to the late James “Doc Terror” Harris, and discuss how animal attack films fit into the horror genre.

Approximate timeline

0:00-12:00 Intro
12:00-14:00 James Harris tribute
14:00-24:00 Beer talk
24:00-end Long Weekend

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Episode 62: DEMOLITION MAN

We check out DEMOLITION MAN, the 1993 film starring Wesley Snipes and Sylvester Stallone that actually accurately depicts the future! We talk societal implications of a government that monitors all human choice, the comedic continuity within the film, the action scenes, and the wooden acting from Sandra Bullock.

Approximate timeline

0:00-11:00 Introduction
11:00-22:00 Beer talk (Michelob Ultra)
22:00-end Demolition Man

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Episode 61: GHOST IN THE SHELL (2017)

We’ve covered the original Ghost in the Shell anime, so it’s only fair that we cover the new 2017 adaptation starring Scarlett Johansson. We talk briefly about whitewashing, how this live-action film measures up to the original, the huge amount of exposition forced onto the viewer, and how ScarJo looks in a body suit; plus, we discuss our new local brewery, Stump City Brewing.

Approximate timeline:

Intro: 0:00-10:00
Beer talk: 10-00:18:00
Ghost in the Shell: 18:00-end

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Episode 60: THE NIGHT EVELYN CAME OUT OF THE GRAVE

We cover another giallo on the Blood and Black Rum Podcast – or at least a giallo/Gothic hybrid. This film has it all – redheads, constantly naked women, a drafty castle, ghosts, double- and triple-crossings, and a female-on-female murder! The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave is a crazy film, but it’s not perfect, and our two hosts disagree on a number of matters, making this episode an interesting listen.

Approximate timeline

0:00-12:00 – Intro
12:00-20:00 – Beer talk
20:00-end – The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave

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Episode 59: St. Patty’s Day Special! LEPRECHAUN 2

We continue our annual Leprechaun viewings for St. Patrick’s Day with Leprechaun 2! This film is much better than the first, but it also feels like an adult Are You Afraid of the Dark? episode – we discuss how that’s both good and bad. We also talk Warwick Davis, Michael McDonald, Guinness’ new porters, and Catholic Lenten rules for St. Patrick’s Day!

Approximate timeline

Intro: 0:00-14:00
Beer talk: 14:00-25:00
Leprechaun 2: 15:00 – 1:07:00
’90s music from the film: 1:07:00 – end

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Episode 58: Bill Paxton Tribute | TWISTER

Due to the passing of Bill Paxton, we decided to postpone our next selected movie in order to do a tribute to the man with TWISTER! This film is best viewed through a nostalgia lens – while it doesn’t hold up incredibly well, it’s a fun movie for all the wrong reasons. Bad CGI, poor scripting, and unintentionally hilarious moments abound in this disaster flick co-written by Michael Crichton, and we break it down in detail – along with coverage of Saratoga Beer Fest!

Approximate timeline
0:00 – 15:00 Introduction
15:00 – 35:00 Beer talk
35:00 – end Twister

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Episode 57: WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE?

Blood and Black Rum Podcast returns to giallo films with What Have You Done to Solange?, a film about graphic sexual violence and abortion that is equally intriguing and confusing. We talk about the lack of Solange throughout most of the film, the soundtrack by Ennio Morricone, and the film’s problematic issues with its theme. We also talk Harpoon Brewery’s spring beer pack, films we’re covering in the future, and male birth control!

Approximate timeline
0:00-11:00 Introduction
11:00-20:00 – Beer talk
20:00-end What Have You Done to Solange?