Episode 83: Lethal Weapon (1987)

The guys are getting too old for this shit on this week’s podcast for the 1987 buddy-action film Lethal Weapon, with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. They look at the film in comparison to Die Hard, how Gibson might be a little too good of an actor for this type of series, how the saxophone music accompaniment throughout keeps Lethal Weapon constantly teetering on the edge of action flick and softcore porno, and just how in the hell this movie got nominated for an Oscar.

Lethal Weapon (1987)
Director
Richard Donner
Stars
Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey

Selected By
Jeff

2.6

Aired Monday, January 23, 2017

The guys are getting too old for this shit on this week's podcast for the 1987 buddy-action film Lethal Weapon, with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. They look at the film in comparison to Die Hard, how Gibson might be a little too good of an actor for this type of series, how the saxophone music accompaniment throughout keeps Lethal Weapon constantly teetering on the edge of action flick and softcore porno, and just how in the hell this movie got nominated for an Oscar.

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.