Episode 102: 28 Days Later… (2003)

The guys wake up from a great 28 day nap in a deserted London on this week’s podcast on Danny Boyle’s 2003 horror classic, 28 Days Later… The Bit Players look back at how the film went on to expand and influence not only the zombie film genre but horror as a whole, whether or not the film’s dissonant halves ultimately mesh well or not, unfortunate child acting, how Boyle’s choice to shoot the film in low quality digital video makes for more poignant (if pixelated) scares, and more. They spend a lot time comparing the zombies of the film to others across film’s history, pitting them together in a battle royale of brain feasting.

28 Days Later... (2003)
Director
Danny Boyle
Stars
Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Brendan Gleeson

Selected By
Brian

4.4

Aired Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The guys wake up from a great 28 day nap in a deserted London on this week's podcast on Danny Boyle's 2003 horror classic, 28 Days Later... The Bit Players look back at how the film went on to expand and influence not only the zombie film genre but horror as a whole, whether or not the film's dissonant halves ultimately mesh well or not, unfortunate child acting, how Boyle's choice to shoot the film in low quality digital video makes for more poignant (if pixelated) scares, and more. They spend a lot time comparing the zombies of the film to others across film's history, pitting them together in a battle royale of brain feasting.

Featuring "A.M. 180" by Grandaddy

03:55 Number Crunching
16:22 28 Days Later... Introduction
20:00 The Film's Opening Moments: Post-Apocalyptic Peen
24:07 Unique Guerrilla Style
28:00 What Makes These Zombies So Spooky?
31:38 The Humanity of the Zombies
36:30 The Evolution of Selena
39:51 Jim Rages
43:30 The Zombie Battle Royale
46:00 Danny Boyle's Social Missteps
51:42 Clark's Corner: Recast, Blu-Ray Combo Pack, Porno Version, How Does Daniel Day-Lewis Prepare for the Role of a Zombie?
1:02:28 Ratings

Episode 47: Batman Begins (2005)

To the Bit Cave we go this week as the guys break down Christopher Nolan’s 2005 Batman Begins, the first installment in the Dark Knight trilogy starring Christian Bale. They discuss how well (or poorly) Bale works as Batman/Bruce Wayne, the wonder of Liam Neesons, and how the film expertly navigates the world of Gotham baddies by putting forth more of a conglomerate of evil than a single prolific villain. They also pick what would make for the best Batman Begins action figure as well as their personal favorite Batman villains.

Batman Begins (2005)
Director
Christopher Nolan
Stars
Christian Bale, Katie Holmes, Liam Neeson, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, Ken Watanabe, Mark Boone Junior

Selected By
Brian

4.6

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Aired Wednesday, March 23, 2016

To the Bit Cave we go this week as the guys break down Christopher Nolan's 2005 Batman Begins, the first installment in the Dark Knight trilogy starring Christian Bale. They discuss how well (or poorly) Bale works as Batman/Bruce Wayne, the wonder of Liam Neesons, and how the film expertly navigates the world of Gotham baddies by putting forth more of a conglomerate of evil than a single prolific villain. They also pick what would make for the best Batman Begins action figure as well as their personal favorite Batman villains.

Episode 40: Sunshine (2007)

The guys are hurtling toward the sun strapped to a bomb this week for their episode on Danny Boyle’s underrated 2007 sci-fi film, Sunshine. They discuss the merits and pitfalls of searching for realism in science fiction and the way that the first two acts of Sunshine so firmly establish realism that the final act either makes the film fall apart into B-horror or turn into a stone-cold classic, depending on which side of the spaceship you’re standing on. They also pick their own Earth Room projections as well as answer your questions about facing a fear as great as the Icarus 2 crew faced in the film.

Sunshine (2007)
Director
Danny Boyle
Stars
Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Mark Strong

Selected By
Brian

4.2

Aired Wednesday, January 27, 2015

The guys are hurtling toward the sun strapped to a bomb this week for their episode on Danny Boyle's underrated 2007 sci-fi film, Sunshine. They discuss the merits and pitfalls of searching for realism in science fiction and the way that the first two acts of Sunshine so firmly establish realism that the final act either makes the film fall apart into B-horror or turn into a stone-cold classic, depending on which side of the spaceship you're standing on. They also pick their own Earth Room projections as well as answer your questions about facing a fear as great as the Icarus 2 crew faced in the film.