Episode 81: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA/Modelo Negra

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On this week’s episode, we head to BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA with Kurt Russell and Kim Cattrall. We talk about how much of a different film this is for John Carpenter, discuss the soundtrack from Carpenter and Alan Howarth, commend Russell for his unusually comedic performance, and contemplate the background of the film’s Chinese mysticism. We also drink Modelo Negra!

Approximate timeline

0:00-10:00 Intro
10:00-16:00 Beer talk
16:00 – end Big Trouble in Little China

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Episode 80: THE MANGLER/Olde Saratoga Death Wish Nightmare IPA

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We take on The Mangler for episode 80 of the podcast, talking about the ridiculousness of Tobe Hooper’s 1995 horror film. We discuss the 1800s working conditions of the laundry factory, Robert Englund’s terrible makeup and over-the-top acting, Ted Levine’s constant cursing, and the film’s horrible CGI – and yet we loved it! We also briefly touch on DUNKIRK and talk about Olde Saratoga Brewing Company’s Death Wish Nightmare IPA.

Approximate timeline

0:00-19:00 Intro
19:00-25:00 Beer talk
25:00 – 1:28:00 The Mangler
1:28:00-1:32:00 Dunkirk

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Episode 79: MAKO: THE JAWS OF DEATH/Big Elm 413 Farmhouse Ale

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We cover the sharksploitation film MAKO: THE JAWS OF DEATH for episode 79 of Blood and Black Rum Podcast. Unlike its poster the film is very different from its obvious inspiration JAWS, with a plot about a man whose special talisman controls sharks to do his bidding. While we don’t have a lot of great things to say about it, we talk about the overbearing soundtrack, the film’s ridiculous plotting, and contemplate if it’s so good it’s bad. We also drink Big Elm Brewing’s 413 Farmhouse Ale.

Approximate timeline

0:00-17:00 Intro
17:00-25:00 Beer talk
25:00 – end Mako: The Jaws of Death

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Episode 78: ATOMIC BLONDE/Denizens’ Lowest Lord ESB

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We’re talking the new action/spy thriller ATOMIC BLONDE for our 78th episode! We discuss Charlize Theron’s and Sophia Boutella’s nudity, the context of Cold War spy games, James McAvoy’s Green Street Houligan’s haircut. and then we debate whether Charlize Theron’s character actually has feelings for her female counterpart. It gets pretty heated. Beer on the show is Maryland brewery Denizens’ Lowest Lord ESB.

Approximate timeline

0:00-20:00 Intro
20:00 – 30:00 Beer talk
30:00 – end Atomic Blonde
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Episode 77: DREDD/Saranac Haus Lager

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We talk about the 2012 action film DREDD for episode 77. We give props to Karl Urban, who manages to scowl for the entire length of the film. Speaking of length, we praise the 95 minute running time. We ponder whether Olivia Thrilsby actually does a nude scene or if it’s a body double. We also talk about Saranac’s new Haus Lager in their German Roots fall pack! Have a listen and let us know what you think!

Approximate timeline

0:00-15:00 Intro
15:00-25:00 Beer talk
25:00-end Dredd

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

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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

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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.

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Episode 74: 2 Year Anniversary – ROBOCOP (2014) Audio Commentary

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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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