Episode 55: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

The guys dig deep into the world of Indiana Jones with the franchise’s first installment, 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, directed by Steven Spielberg. They talk about how films like Raiders never seem to get the same critical/award love these days, and the ways that this film stands above the pack in the world of fun-loving action flicks. It seems that the thing that really distinguishes this film (and subsequent franchise) is the incredible likeability of its protagonist, so the guys look at who might be able to ever fill Harrison Ford’s shoes should the series get a modern-day reboot.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Director
Steven Spielberg
Stars
Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman

Selected By
The Bit Players

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Aired Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The guys dig deep into the world of Indiana Jones with the franchise's first installment, 1981's Raiders of the Lost Ark, directed by Steven Spielberg. They talk about how films like Raiders never seem to get the same critical/award love these days, and the ways that this film stands above the pack in the world of fun-loving action flicks. It seems that the thing that really distinguishes this film (and subsequent franchise) is the incredible likeability of its protagonist, so the guys look at who might be able to ever fill Harrison Ford's shoes should the series get a modern-day reboot.

Episode 39: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

The guys embark on an epic journey, perhaps the most epic journey in the history of cinema, with Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. The imaginings of J.R.R. Tolkien were brought to life for a whole new generation of fans (the Bit Players included) in 2001, and the films still stand the test of time. Perhaps it’s the nature of the storytelling on display here, with Middle Earth as the setting for the ultimate tale of good and evil. The guys also prep themselves for a journey of this magnitude by picking their road trip essential items and their preference for the leader of their own Fellowship.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Director
Peter Jackson
Stars
Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen, Christopher Lee

Selected By
Anders

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Aired Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The guys embark on an epic journey, perhaps the most epic journey in the history of cinema, with Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. The imaginings of J.R.R. Tolkien were brought to life for a whole new generation of fans (the Bit Players included) in 2001, and the films still stand the test of time. Perhaps it's the nature of the storytelling on display here, with Middle Earth as the setting for the ultimate tale of good and evil. The guys also prep themselves for a journey of this magnitude by picking their road trip essential items and their preference for the leader of their own Fellowship.