ep 101 Blade Runner (1982)
September 18, 2017
Director
Ridley Scott
Stars
Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, M. Emmett Walsh, Daryl Hannah

The guys venture two years into the future for this week's podcast on Ridley Scott's classic 1982 sci-fi mind-bender, Blade Runner. The Harrison Ford-helmed film asks some big questions about what it means to really be a human in a world with synthesized humanity, a question that is just as poignant and perplexing now as it was when Philip K. Dick wrote the source material in 1968. The Bit Players consider that question, among many others of equal weight, such as how M. Night Shyamalan would twist this thing up, what the porno version of the film would be called, and how many times Daniel Day-Lewis would have sex with a robot to prepare for the role should he have answered the call for Rick Deckard.
Restrospective
Looking Back
on 1-100
The guys look back at the previous two-plus years of podcasting together, talking about episodes 1 through 100 in a very special retrospective episode. This isn't like those terrible clip shows that sitcoms would periodically run in the '90s, either. All new content from the Bit Players looking back at the films that have occupied their minds and lives for the past two years. They talk about their favorite acting performances, movies where their opinions have changed the most since the episodes aired, worst movies, best movies, and much, much more. They also break down some really fun stats about the previous 100 episodes, so this is not one to miss!
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Tom Cruise
Sidney Lumet
Brad Bird
Irvin Kershner
Paul Thomas Anderson
Ron Howard
Ridley Scott
Jan De Bont
Mike Newell
Russell Mulcahy
Quinten Tarantino
Steven Spielberg
Countdown
Top 10
of 2016
2016 was another great year in movies. From the low-budget indie flicks that made major waves like Hell or High Water and Don't Breathe to the massive super hero epics like Deadpool and Captain America: Civil War, it was another year with a little something for everyone in the Bit Players. There were memorable songs, memorable characters, memorable moments all across the board. There were laughs, tears, frights, and action. It seems like every year gets better and better to be a movie fan as the ability to make a film reaches more and more creative fingertips, and 2016 was no exception. Bit Player favorites like Richard Linklater and the Coen Brothers delivered more of the same greatness we've come to expect, but newcomers like Robert Eggers and the continually impressive Jeremy Saulnier firmly placed themselves on the "to watch" list with their 2016 entries. Read below to find out everything we loved about this year, including best films, acting performances, music, scenes, writing, cinematography, and more.
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The Coen Brothers
Gene Kelly
Steve Barron
Sergio Leone
David Lean
Richard Donner
David O. Russell
Brian Henson
Michael Curtiz
Renny Harlin
Robert Zemeckis
Michael Mann
Alfred Hitchcock
John Carpenter
Sam Raimi
Neil Jordan
Roman Polanski
Ridley Scott
Chris Butler & Sam Fell
George Roy Hill
Martin Scorsese
M. Night Shyamalan
Roman Polanski
Steven Spielberg
Michael Mann
Darren Aronofsky
Stanley Kubrick
Rob Reiner
Robert Zemeckis
Jonathan Demme
Andrew Niccol
James Cameron
Stephen Soderbergh
Steven Spielberg
The Russo Brothers
Simon West
Guillermo Del Toro
Jean-Luc Goddard
Brian De Palma
Sydney Pollack
Matthew Vaughn
Neil Marshall
George Miller
Zack Snyder
Christopher Nolan
James L. Brooks
Joel Schumacher
Neil Marshall
Countdown
Top 10
of 2015
2015 will always be a special year for the Bit Players when it comes to film, not only because it was the year that the podcast actually began, but it was actually a great year for new movies. Childhood dreams were realized when we got more Star Wars, the character of Rocky Balboa was gloriously revitalized in Creed, Pixar delivered one of their finest and most impactful offerings to date, some of the obligatory novel adaptations were actually quite good, Mad Max redefined what it means to be an action movie, and a whole lot of characters horrifically died in gorgeous snowy settings. We predict that it was a year of films that, when we look back years later, will continue to offer some of our lifelong favorite watches, and our top 25 films of 2015 is the list that best embodies what was so great this year and will continue to be so for years to come.
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Cameron Crowe
John Lasseter
Harold Ramis
Danny Boyle
Peter Jackson
Wes Anderson
The Coen Brothers
Alfonso Cuaron
Chris Columbus
J.J. Abrams
John McTiernan
John Hughes
David O. Russell
Hayao Miyazaki
Sam Mendes
John G. Avildsen
George Lucas
John Carpenter
Jan De Bont
David Robert Mitchell
Wes Craven
Tomas Alfredson
Martin Campbell
Tony Scott
Tim Burton
Orson Welles
Ted Kotcheff
David Lynch
Sofia Coppola
Steven Spielberg
Christopher McQuarrie
Christopher Nolan
Sergio Leone
Stanley Kubrick
Pedro Almodovar
Elia Kazan
The Wachowskis
The Coen Brothers
Martin Scorsese
Ingmar Bergman
Stephen Soderbergh
Woody Allen
Joss Whedon
Jorma Taccone
M. Night Shyamalan
Richard Linklater
David Lean
Steven Spielberg
Jacques Audiard