Midnight Showing: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Director
Zack Snyder
Stars
Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Holly Hunter, Gal Gadot, Michael Shannon

Curated by: The Bit Players

2.0

Aired Friday, April 1, 2016

The guys don their capes and masks once again and head to the cinema for Zack Snyder's behemoth superhero flick Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. It's been a polarizing film since its inception, and that certainly didn't change when the film was finally released. They discuss just what the DC Cinematic Universe has in store with this "dawn," what exactly these super hero films must do to be successful, the nature of subjectivity in art and whether this could even be classified as art. Just kidding! They talk about flying and explosions.

Episode 46: Broadcast News (1987)

5, 4, 3, 2…(points), the guys are taking to the news room this week for their episode on James L. Brooks’s 1987 film Broadcast News. They talk about the way the film can be taken in one of two ways, as a poignant examination of the ongoing state of network news casting, an expansion and continuation of the spirit of Network, or more of a character study based around the working lives of its three main characters. Either way you slice it, however, Broadcast News is a classic, and what movies are about.

Broadcast News (1987)
Director
James L. Brooks
Stars
William Hurt, Holly Hunter, Albert Brooks

Curated by: Jarryd

5.0

What Movies Are About

Aired Wednesday, March 16, 2016

5, 4, 3, 2...(points), the guys are taking to the news room this week for their episode on James L. Brooks's 1987 film Broadcast News. They talk about the way the film can be taken in one of two ways, as a poignant examination of the ongoing state of network news casting, an expansion and continuation of the spirit of Network, or more of a character study based around the working lives of its three main characters. Either way you slice it, however, Broadcast News is a classic, and what movies are about.

Episode 11: Raising Arizona (1987)

The guys discuss the Coen Brothers’ classic 1987 screwball comedy Raising Arizona, a film which helped not only solidify the Coens’ signature comedic style but also put Nic Cage on the map. The young Cage and Holly Hunter play off of one another perfectly while surrounded by a typically incredible cast of satellite characters (including Coen mainstays John Goodman and Frances McDormand) that give the film its life and humor, and the guys talk about just what it is about the juxtaposition of the Coens’ elevated writing and down-in-the-dumps characters that brings the comedy out of the situation. As Cage is one of the Bit Players’ collective favorite actors, the guys discuss their other favorite roles of his as well as what their vehicle of choice would be should they find themselves in a position of the lone rider of the apocalypse.

Raising Arizona (1987)
Director
The Coen Brothers
Stars
Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, John Goodman

Curated by: Brian

4.2

Aired Friday, June 19, 2015
The guys discuss the Coen Brothers' classic 1987 screwball comedy Raising Arizona, a film which helped not only solidify the Coens' signature comedic style but also put Nic Cage on the map. The young Cage and Holly Hunter play off of one another perfectly while surrounded by a typically incredible cast of satellite characters (including Coen mainstays John Goodman and Frances McDormand) that give the film its life and humor, and the guys talk about just what it is about the juxtaposition of the Coens' elevated writing and down-in-the-dumps characters that brings the comedy out of the situation. As Cage is one of the Bit Players' collective favorite actors, the guys discuss their other favorite roles of his as well as what their vehicle of choice would be should they find themselves in a position of the lone rider of the apocalypse.