Episode 78: Back to the Future (1985)

The Bit Players rev up the Delorean for a trip Back to the Future on this week’s podcast on Robert Zemeckis’s classic 1985 film. The guys talk about that year’s slate of films and what exactly it is about Back to the Future that has stood the test of time, especially when compared to the films that the Academy deemed the best of that particular year. It’s a film that will forever resonate with audiences, partly due to its exploration of how we interact with our pasts in the way that Marty McFly gets to be a mommy-kissing fly on the wall of his parents’ teenaged lives, but also by just how persistently fun the film is. The guys pick their remake, from actors and directors to the song that McFly wows the 50s sock-hop crowd with.

Back to the Future (1985)
Director
Robert Zemeckis
Stars
Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Thomas F. Wilson

Selected By
The Bit Players

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Aired Monday, December 5, 2016

The Bit Players rev up the Delorean for a trip Back to the Future on this week's podcast on Robert Zemeckis' classic 1985 film. The guys talk about that year's slate of films and what exactly it is about Back to the Future that has stood the test of time, especially when compared to the films that the Academy deemed the best of that particular year. It's a film that will forever resonate with audiences, partly due to its exploration of how we interact with our pasts in the way that Marty McFly gets to be a mommy-kissing fly on the wall of his parents' teenaged lives, but also by just how persistently fun the film is. The guys pick their remake, from actors and directors to the song that McFly wows the 50s sock-hop crowd with.

Episode 60: Romancing the Stone (1984)

It’s a grand adventure to the wilds of Colombia as the guys break down the 1984 oft-forgotten gem of a film Romancing the Stone. The film got somewhat lost in the mix of treasure hunt films amongst the Indiana Jones series, but there is plenty of fun to be had with Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas’s lighthearted romp through the jungle. The guys talk about how Colombian cops are ruthless, how alligators aren’t used as weapons nearly enough, and how Douglas might have the reverse Midas touch.

Romancing the Stone (1984)
Director
Robert Zemeckis
Stars
Kathleen Turner, Michael Douglas, Danny DeVito

Selected By
Clark

2.4

Aired Wednesday, June 29, 2016

It's a grand adventure to the wilds of Colombia as the guys break down the 1984 oft-forgotten gem of a film Romancing the Stone. The film got somewhat lost in the mix of treasure hunt films amongst the Indiana Jones series, but there is plenty of fun to be had with Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas' lighthearted romp through the jungle. The guys talk about how Colombian cops are ruthless, how alligators aren't used as weapons nearly enough, and how Douglas might have the reverse Midas touch.