Episode 77: Collateral (2004)

The Bit Players hop in the cab in with Jamie Foxx and Tom Cruise as they discuss Michael Mann’s 2004 film Collateral on this week’s podcast. They talk about how Mann’s style is once again front and center in his film, which is especially impressive given the close proximity the viewer is afforded to such mega-stars as Cruise and Foxx. The film, like his 1995 film Heat before it, explores two characters on the opposite ends of morality who might have more in common than they originally thought, and the guys discuss the ways in which Mann chooses to reflect that. Some of those choices work (Foxx’s Max meticulous with his cab as Vincent is with a pistol) while some…just don’t (Audioslave and coyotes).

Collateral (2004)
Director
Michael Mann
Stars
Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett-Smith

Selected By
Jarryd

4.4

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Aired Monday, November 21, 2016

The Bit Players hop in the cab in with Jamie Foxx and Tom Cruise as they discuss Michael Mann's 2004 film Collateral on this week's podcast. They talk about how Mann's style is once again front and center in his film, which is especially impressive given the close proximity the viewer is afforded to such mega-stars as Cruise and Foxx. The film, like his 1995 film Heat before it, explores two characters on the opposite ends of morality who might have more in common than they originally thought, and the guys discuss the ways in which Mann chooses to reflect that. Some of those choices work (Foxx's Max meticulous with his cab as Vincent is with a pistol) while some...just don't (Audioslave and coyotes).

Midnight Showing: Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

In the first very special Midnight Showing episode, the guys reflect back on seeing Avengers: Age of Ultron in theatres last weekend, reliving the experience from preparation to post-credits. Joss Whedon left the world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a bang, and the guys talk about what’s next for the Avengers specifically and the Marvel world as a whole in this film’s wake, as well as break down the film itself. A huge part of what makes these films so special is the experience of getting out to the theatre and being with people who are excited about it, so as much as the film is brought to the table, the movie-going experience is examined just as deeply in this episode. Grab some popcorn and your favorite candy and join along for the Midnight Showing!

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Director
Joss Whedon
Stars
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson

Selected By
The Bit Players

3.2

Aired Wednesday, May 6, 2015
In the first very special Midnight Showing episode, the guys reflect back on seeing Avengers: Age of Ultron in theatres last weekend, reliving the experience from preparation to post-credits. Joss Whedon left the world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a bang, and the guys talk about what's next for the Avengers specifically and the Marvel world as a whole in this film's wake, as well as break down the film itself. A huge part of what makes these films so special is the experience of getting out to the theatre and being with people who are excited about it, so as much as the film is brought to the table, the movie-going experience is examined just as deeply in this episode. Grab some popcorn and your favorite candy and join along for the Midnight Showing!