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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About

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).

Episode 64: Heat (1995)

The guys feel the heat around the corner this week as they discuss Michael Mann’s 1995 crime classic Heat. Aside from just being an incredible movie, Heat is probably most known for finally bringing acting titans Robert De Niro and Al Pacino together on screen for the first time, and the guys talk about how it’s a film that seems to play on the real-life movie magic as it makes its statement on two men who will do anything to get the job done and can’t seem to turn away from their work. The episode is about that, sure, but it’s really mostly about Val Kilmer’s ponytail.

Heat (1995)
Director
Michael Mann
Stars
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight, Tom Sizemore, Diane Venora, Amy Brenneman, Ashley Judd

Selected By
Jeff

4.8

what movies are
About

Aired Thursday, August 18, 2016

The guys feel the heat around the corner this week as they discuss Michael Mann's 1995 crime classic Heat. Aside from just being an incredible movie, Heat is probably most known for finally bringing acting titans Robert De Niro and Al Pacino together on screen for the first time, and the guys talk about how it's a film that seems to play on the real-life movie magic as it makes its statement on two men who will do anything to get the job done and can't seem to turn away from their work. The episode is about that, sure, but it's really mostly about Val Kilmer's ponytail.