Honorable Mentions | The Best of 2015

Some things just could not be quantified in the fairly limited categories that we allotted ourselves. So many great movie moments or experiences would have gone unnoted, so these are our honorable mentions for 2015: the little things that lit up our worlds as moviegoers throughout the year that weren’t covered elsewhere.

Some things just could not be quantified in the fairly limited categories that we allotted ourselves. So many great movie moments or experiences would have gone unnoted, so these are our honorable mentions for 2015: the little things that lit up our worlds as moviegoers throughout the year that weren't covered elsewhere.

Anders Oster
Anders Oster
  • The genesis of the Bit Players!
  • Coolest spaceship: The Hermes.
  • Best theater experience: Midnight showing of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens in Seattle with fellow Bit Player, Joe Namath.
  • Inducting two new members to the Spite Power Tril (Spectre and Avengers: Age of Ultron).
  • John Williams getting his 50th Academy Award nomination this year, making him the second-most nominated person of all time behind Walt Disney, who has 59.
Brian
Brian Urrutia
  • The genesis of the Bit Players!
  • Podding from Boise, Idaho on my cross country road trip.
  • Midnight Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens in Seattle suburbs with Anders; Bit Player Geri moving to Seattle.
  • Teaching Film Adaptation course.
  • Seeing the Big Short with the Bit Players in the theater with our adoring fans.
Clark
Clark Carmichael
  • Best Cameo: Mark Hamill (Kingsman: Secret Service).
  • Biggest Tease: Anything DC. A year of trailers, not one single movie.
  • Biggest Letdown: Spectre.
  • Best Sex Scene: Jessica Jones and Luke Cage (Yeah, it was a Netflix show but whatever.)
  • Best Comeback: Sly Stallone.
Jarryd
Jarryd Baxter
  • Two excellent Pixar shorts in one year: "Lava" and "Sanjay's Super Team."
  • Discovering the premier movie-going experience at Seattle's Cinerama, featuring chocolate popcorn and Chuck Jones cartoons.
  • Important professions become cool again. The Martian and Spotlight can inspire young audiences to pursue endeavors in science and journalism.
  • Max Max: Fury Road on the big screen. I left with ringing ears, just like a rock show.
  • The genesis of the Bit Players!
Jeff
Jeff Pearson
  • Passing popcorn with my fellow Bit Players and loved ones during the Big Short.
  • Hitting for the cycle on my fantasy team.
  • The Rock performing the Rock Bottom through a table on Jason Statham during worst film of the year, Furious 7.
  • Seth Rogen's drug-addled performance in The Night Before.
  • Title scroll during Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (levitation, Holmes).
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