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We're back with an all-new episode in our Season of Halloween celebration, this time moving on to the Michael Myers-less Halloween III: Season of the Witch! While we both recognize that the film isn't what most people would consider good, we do find some time to appreciate the awesome cheesiness of it all - from Tom Atkins' drinking problem to the great Conal Cochran to the insanely fast blossoming of love between Dr. Challis and Ellie. We had a great time talking about this classic redheaded stepchild and we hope you enjoy listening.

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0:00-10:00 Intro
10:00-20:00 Beer talk
20:00-end Halloween III: Season of the Witch

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We're back with the second episode of our Season of Halloween experience, and we're talking about 1981's HALLOWEEN II! We cover a bunch of stuff - mayonnaise and ham sandwiches, the eerie hospital setting, Laurie's uselessness, the presence of Night of the Living Dead, and of course the Loony Loomis rating for this film. We're also talking Goose Island's Redub Amber Ale.

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0:00-15:00 Intro
15:00-30:00 Beer talk
30:00-end Halloween II

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We start our Season of Halloween off on a great note with the OG Halloween, one of John Carpenter's best works. We realize that everything that can be said about this film from a critical standpoint most likely has been said already, so instead of getting hypercritical, we just take an hour to talk about everything we enjoy - and some things we don't! - about Halloween, from its soundtrack to the memeable moments. It's TOTALLY awesome.

We hope you enjoy our retrospective on the Halloween series throughout September and October.

Approximate timeline

0:00-20:00 Intro
20:00-30:00 Beer talk
30:00-end Halloween
Somewhere in the middle: Loony Loomis Rating

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August 24, 2018

Episode 113: ONE HOUR PHOTO

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After a long hiatus we are back with a new episode highlighting the excellent Robin Williams in a serious role that may be his best. We're talking One Hour Photo, where Williams shines as a happy-go-lucky photo technician who has become infatuated by a family after developing their photos for years. It's an interesting psychological thriller told through the stalker's eyes, and we talk about the great cinematography, timely themes, and how much we appreciate that shoutout to Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Approximate timeline

0:00-15:00 Intro
15:00-end One Hour Photo

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We're already gearing up for Halloween, as is Scream Factory! For this episode, we take on the new Blu-ray of John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness, a film that's influenced both by Lovecraft and popular horror fiction. This is a trip of a film, and we contemplate reality, madness, the noir qualities of the movie, Sam Neill's performance, and the special effects by KNB. Also, we think the theme sounds like "Enter Sandman." We have Saranac's 1888 Pils on the show to drink as well.

Approximate timeline

0:00-15 Intro
15:00-28:00 Beer talk
28:00-end In the Mouth of Madness

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Blood and Black Rum Podcast continues its coverage of all of the most recent Marvel movies with a look at the small but extremely fun Ant-Man and the Wasp. We're big fans of Paul Rudd, and so he can pretty much do no wrong in a film, but we find that this movie is uniquely less about Ant-Man than it is about Hank Pym and the Wasp. That leads to some interesting reveals, some Macguffins, and some great fight scenes using seamless CGI. We had a lot of fun with this light-hearted romp, and we think it shows in this episode. We're also drinking Sierra Nevada's BFD (Beer For Drinking) - you'll see why pretty much right away.

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0:00-15:00 Intro
15:00-30:00 Beer talk
30:00-end Ant-Man and the Wasp

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We have to admit, we weren't looking forward to doing Halloween II, Rob Zombie's sequel to his remake, on the show. We had already done the first one for Remakeoween and, if you listened to that episode, you know that we hated pretty much everything about it. Halloween II doubles down on all of that, plus it adds a mystical horse and Sheri Moon Zombie draped in white. It's terrible, and truthfully there's not much more to say about it.

Yet we get a full hour of conversation about the wretched thing, trying to imagine how the producers felt about buying a horse, how Zombie managed to get Sheri Moon Zombie in a movie again, and how Scout Taylor-Compton's Laurie has transitioned into a very generic punk girl. Oh yeah, and how Michael Myers looks like a burly Jesus Christ figure. Plus we're drinking Sixpoint Brewery's Bengali IPA.

Approximate timeline

0:00 - 20:00 Intro
20:00-30:00 Beer talk
30:00-end Halloween II

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June 15, 2018

Episode 109: MALLRATS

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We don't do a lot of comedies on the show, but Kevin Smith films are their own type of cult classics and we have been in love with Mallrats ever since we saw it. In this episode, we talk about the film and its quirky charms, Jason Lee's particularly great acting here after his skateboarding career, the distillation of everything '90s, and a whole lot more. Something to note: we watched the Extended Version this time around (also known as the Version That Shouldn't Exist), so we point out some differences in that as well. We're also drinking Jameson's IPA Barrel Aged Whiskey and Sam Adams' Pale Ale.

Approximate timeline

0:00-10:00 Intro
10:00-20:00 Halloween 2018 trailer reactions
20:00-30:00 Drink talk
30:00-end Mallrats

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Here's something of a different episode for the Blood and Black Rum Podcast. First of all, we've never covered a Star Wars film. Also, because Ryne's a casual SW watcher and Martin's an avid lover of the film series, we take turns talking about Solo: A Star Wars Story from both perspectives before coming together to talk about some of the good and bad in the film. Also: yes, we find Emilia Clarke hot. And we're drinking Founder's Solid Gold Lager.

Approximate timeline

0:00-15:00 Intro
15:00-30:00 Beer talk
30:00-45:00 Ryne's casual take on Solo
45:00-1:00:00 Martin's hardcore fan take on Solo
1:00:00-end Overall discussion on Solo

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May 18, 2018

Episode 107: SUSPIRIA

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Our new episode takes on a horror classic from Dario Argento: Suspiria! Just in time for the new remake this November, we're revisiting this ghoulish film that has become such a staple of the genre, and it's Martin's first time viewing. That means he doesn't have the nostalgic factor that Ryne does; however, we talk the colors, the music, the surplus order of barbed wire, the narrative (or lack thereof), and try to guess the themes of the film. We're also drinking Sixpoint Brewing's Citrus Jammer Gose!

Note: there were some issues recording this and Audacity had a few dropouts, so there may be some times where dialogue doesn't seem to fit together. We edited it the best we could without losing the content.

Approximate timeline

0:00-13:00 Intro
13:00-25:00 Beer talk
25:00-end Suspiria

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