We're back to finish off our Scream Marathon with Scream 4, basically a type of meta reboot in the series. Ryne had only seen this film once so it was interesting to revisit it with fresh eyes. We talk about the new killers, the unique twists, Wes Craven's new references, the return of Kevin Williamson, Gale's normal hair, that other Culkin kid, and more!

We do have to apologize for a couple of issues with this episode. You'll notice the quality is not the best this time - we had some major issues with recording in a noisier room and we did what we could to mitigate that. Also, our recording crashed while saving and we lost some chunks of our conversation towards the latter half, which is why you might notice things get a little choppy or unfinished here and there. Regardless, there wasn't much we could do, and we hope you'll be able to power through. We're making some changes to our recordings and hoping to get a little better quality in the future.

Approximate timeline

0:00-12:00 Intro
12:00-20:00 Beer talk
20:00-end Scream 4

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We're onto Scream 3, the last of the initially "planned" trilogy and probably the worst film in the series. We discuss (obviously) Courteney Cox's hair, Dewey's limp, Neve Campbell's absence from the majority of the film, the impossible vocal effects, the overwhelming meta aspect resembling New Nightmare, and a whole lot more. This one's loaded!

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0:00-end Scream 3 ALL SHOW!

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We're back with part 2 of our Scream marathon, which means... yeah, Scream 2 (makes sense). We're here to talk about the inherent goofiness in this sequel, including the iconic intro, Ghostface's Scooby-Doo-esque flitting behind people's backs, and the Dewey/Gail love story unfolding throughout it all. We also talk Dewey's limp, the bland kills, Sarah Michelle Gellar getting unceremoniously yeeted off a roof, baby-face Jerry O'Connell, and Laurie Metcalf's pantsuit. That's a lot to fit into an hour and a half!

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All film baby!
48:00 - Real AKA Truth plug

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We're starting our Scream marathon off with the original slasher of the '90s, possibly one of the best of that era. While we've done other '90s slasher films previously, this one from Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson is the one that made all of the others possible. While we note some flaws that stand out all these years later, we're both still pretty taken with the film as a whole, especially noting that the hour and 50 minute running time flies by. Listen in as we talk all things Sydney Prescott and Ghostface, and stay tuned for the rest of the films in the franchise.

*Had some technical difficulties around the 19-22 minute mark with input skipping. This has now been fixed, a few elements re-recorded and cut. Thanks for your patience!

Approximate timeline

0:00-20:00 Intro
20:00-30:00 Beer talk
30:00-end Scream

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Of course we're going to cover one of the biggest film events in the last decade! We've done almost all of the others, and it's finally here: the great arc 1 finale. While both of us agree that Avengers: Endgame doesn't hit the vast highs of Infinity War before it, the entertainment value in this 3 hour stuffed film is quite epic. We talk about what could have been cut, what works and what doesn't within the character elements, that weird female team-up forced in, and Captain Marvel's relative absence. Along with all the other spoilers that we won't mention here.

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0:00-end ALL FILM TALK! (This one's for Michael)

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Going in with few expectations and no viewings of the spoilerific trailer, we found Pet Sematary to be an okay film that doesn't match the spookiness and cheese of the original. It's also not that offensive, which mostly translates to: it really has nothing new to say despite some of its plot flips and a changed finale. We found the acting to be fair besides John Lithgow, the scares occasionally effective, and the overall theme very muddled. We also get a Maine staple beer on our show that's also featured in the movie: Allagash White!

Approximate Timeline

0:00-15:00 Intro
15:00-25:00 Beer talk
25:00-end Pet Sematary

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April 12, 2019

Episode 134: SHAZAM!

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Shazam! isn't an intensely popular DC franchise, so it was surprising to see it getting a fairly early release in the DCEU. But most of DC's bigger franchises have already been busts, with Batman and Superman getting poor reception and the Justice League going down in flames. So why not let Shazam out of the bag? We were pleasantly surprised with how well this movie captures the fun, fairly lighthearted spirit of the character, and we talk about Zachary Levi's portrayal, the juxtaposition between emo kid Billy Batson and his superhero alter-ego, Mark Strong wearing sunglasses everywhere he goes, and more! Spoilers: both of us were quite taken with this one.

Approximate timeline

0:00-15:00 Intro
15:00-26:00 Beer talk
26:00-end Shazam!

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We hope you enjoy this special Unsolved Mysteries episode wherein we take a look at the 1986 anti-slasher April Fool's Day. Neither of us had seen this before, so you get a fresh take on the film's final twist. We also talk about the cartoonish score, the various archetypes in the film, how the twist works throughout when the audience doesn't know it's coming, and more. We're also celebrating opening day of baseball with some Cooperstown Brewing beers.

Approximate timeline

0:00-20:00 Intro
20:00-30:00 Beer talk
30:00-end April Fool's Day

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Hey, you know what? There's a female superhero in Captain Marvel and it totally didn't ruin our viewing experience. Brie Larson's newest addition to the MCU is a pretty enjoyable film, there's no getting around that; but it does feature some of the same flaws that have cropped up in just about every new Marvel origin story. We talk about the generic plotting, the '90s setting, Samuel L. Jackson giving a cat some pets, Jude Law being Jude Law, and more! And if you're one of those people that decided to post a bad Rotten Tomatoes review before you saw the film, shame on you - and email us at bloodandblackrumpodcast@gmail.com to tell us why you so angry.

Approximate timeline

0:00-15:00 Intro
15:00-end Captain Marvel

No beer talk!

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You know, we do this every year. We know St. Patrick's Day is coming up, so we get excited to celebrate and we do a Leprechaun film and then we get disappointed that it's terrible. It's a cyclical thing, and Leprechaun 4: In Space is no different, not that we had high expectations anyway. This film is downright atrocious and a surprise considering Brian Trenchard-Smith directs this follow-up to his film set in Las Vegas. This time nothing makes sense, Leprechaun's limericks have been eliminated, and there's very little resemblance to an actual Leprechaun movie. But Warwick Davis apparently needed that money!

Approximate timeline

0:00-13:00 Intro
13:00-26:00 Beer talk
26:00-end Leprechaun 4: In Space

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