Top 10 Films of 2015

2015 will always be a special year for the Bit Players when it comes to film, not only because it was the year that the podcast actually began, but it was actually a great year for new movies. Childhood dreams were realized when we got more Star Wars, the character of Rocky Balboa was gloriously revitalized in Creed, Pixar delivered one of their finest and most impactful offerings to date, some of the obligatory novel adaptations were actually quite good, Mad Max redefined what it means to be an action movie, and a whole lot of characters horrifically died in gorgeous snowy settings. We predict that it was a year of films that, when we look back years later, will continue to offer some of our lifelong favorite watches, and our top 25 films of 2015 is the list that best embodies what was so great this year and will continue to be so for years to come.

Aired Monday, February 22, 2016

2015 will always be a special year for the Bit Players when it comes to film, not only because it was the year that the podcast actually began, but it was actually a great year for new movies. Childhood dreams were realized when we got more Star Wars, the character of Rocky Balboa was gloriously revitalized in Creed, Pixar delivered one of their finest and most impactful offerings to date, some of the obligatory novel adaptations were actually quite good, Mad Max redefined what it means to be an action movie, and a whole lot of characters horrifically died in gorgeous snowy settings. We predict that it was a year of films that, when we look back years later, will continue to offer some of our lifelong favorite watches, and our top 25 films of 2015 is the list that best embodies what was so great this year and will continue to be so for years to come.

Episode 42: Toy Story (1995)

You’ve got a friend in the Bit Players with this week’s episode on the iconic game-changing 1995 animated film Toy Story. The guys discuss Pixar’s long-standing reign as the premier animated studio and the ways that they continually make films that appeal to both young and old audiences, and it all started here with a ragtag group of toys in Andy’s room. They talk about Toy Story’s legacy as both an animation and storytelling achievement, the place that the film holds in their lives as members of the perfect target audience of eight-year old boys in 1995. The Bit Players grew up alongside Andy and experienced the same shifting of values and dreams that comes with growing older, and this universal truth in Toy Story is what makes it always stand apart. They also pick their own favorite toys as kids and call out their neighborhood Sid.

Toy Story (1995)
Director
John Lasseter
Stars
Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger

Selected By
The Bit Players

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Aired Wednesday, February 10, 2016

You've got a friend in the Bit Players with this week's episode on the iconic game-changing 1995 animated film Toy Story. The guys discuss Pixar's long-standing reign as the premier animated studio and the ways that they continually make films that appeal to both young and old audiences, and it all started here with a ragtag group of toys in Andy's room. They talk about Toy Story's legacy as both an animation and storytelling achievement, the place that the film holds in their lives as members of the perfect target audience of eight-year old boys in 1995. The Bit Players grew up alongside Andy and experienced the same shifting of values and dreams that comes with growing older, and this universal truth in Toy Story is what makes it always stand apart. They also pick their own favorite toys as kids and call out their neighborhood Sid.