Episode 67: Signs (2002)

The guys see the miracles this week on their podcast episode covering M. Night Shyamalan’s 2002 film Signs. What starts as an attempt to critically break down the film, featuring one of each Mel Gibson’s and Joaquin Phoenix’s greatest performances, the podcast basically turns into a love-fest for what the Bit Players see as Shyamalan’s greatest directorial achievement. Signs certainly seems to be the point in which everything best clicked for the polarizing filmmaker, where the otherworldly perfectly balances the humane and an understanding of self and family creates an understanding of the world at large.

Signs (2002)
Director
M. Night Shyamalan
Stars
Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin

Selected By
The Bit Players

5.0

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Aired Thursday, September 8, 2016

The guys see the miracles this week on their podcast episode covering M. Night Shyamalan's 2002 film Signs. What starts as an attempt to critically break down the film, featuring one of each Mel Gibson's and Joaquin Phoenix's greatest performances, the podcast basically turns into a love-fest for what the Bit Players see as Shyamalan's greatest directorial achievement. Signs certainly seems to be the point in which everything best clicked for the polarizing filmmaker, where the otherworldly perfectly balances the humane and an understanding of self and family creates an understanding of the world at large.

Episode 5: Unbreakable (2000)

The guys break down M. Night Shyamalan’s 2000 film Unbreakable, his excellently twisted take on the comic book or super hero genre. They look at the film’s place in the ranks of not only Shyamalan’s films as a catalog but comic book films as a whole, and how the character of Elijah Price (played by Samuel L. Jackson) might have predicted the future in saying that in “mediocre times,” the world needs a hero like David Dunn (Bruce Willis). It’s certainly fun to hope there are heroes like that out there, and the guys look into their own characters to decide what super powers they might possess in a world where such things exist, who their archenemy would be, and talk about big summer blockbusters that they’re excited for.

Unbreakable (2000)
Director
M. Night Shyamalan
Stars
Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright

Selected By
Brian

4.4

Aired Friday, April 24, 2015
The guys break down M. Night Shyamalan's 2000 film Unbreakable, his excellently twisted take on the comic book or super hero genre. They look at the film's place in the ranks of not only Shyamalan's films as a catalog but comic book films as a whole, and how the character of Elijah Price (played by Samuel L. Jackson) might have predicted the future in saying that in "mediocre times," the world needs a hero like David Dunn (Bruce Willis). It's certainly fun to hope there are heroes like that out there, and the guys look into their own characters to decide what super powers they might possess in a world where such things exist, who their archenemy would be, and talk about big summer blockbusters that they're excited for.