Episode 61: The Princess Bride (1987)

As you wish (or maybe as you didn’t wish at all, who can tell?), the Bit Players are here with a discussion on the 1987 Rob Reiner classic The Princess Bride. It’s a film we all know and love for its funloving, lighthearted take on not only fairy tales but the way fairy tales are told, and it is a straight-up nostalgia fest as the guys break down the film. They think about whether the film will continue to last in the canon and the reasons its stayed around this long, from the incredible cast to the sharp-witted dialogue.

The Princess Bride (1987)
Director
Rob Reiner
Stars
Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin

Selected By
Jarryd

4.8

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Aired Wednesday, June 22, 2016

As you wish (or maybe as you didn't wish at all, who can tell?), the Bit Players are here with a discussion on the 1987 Rob Reiner classic The Princess Bride. It's a film we all know and love for its funloving, lighthearted take on not only fairy tales but the way fairy tales are told, and it is a straight-up nostalgia fest as the guys break down the film. They think about whether the film will continue to last in the canon and the reasons its stayed around this long, from the incredible cast to the sharp-witted dialogue.

Episode 5: Unbreakable (2000)

The guys break down M. Night Shyamalan’s 2000 film Unbreakable, his excellently twisted take on the comic book or super hero genre. They look at the film’s place in the ranks of not only Shyamalan’s films as a catalog but comic book films as a whole, and how the character of Elijah Price (played by Samuel L. Jackson) might have predicted the future in saying that in “mediocre times,” the world needs a hero like David Dunn (Bruce Willis). It’s certainly fun to hope there are heroes like that out there, and the guys look into their own characters to decide what super powers they might possess in a world where such things exist, who their archenemy would be, and talk about big summer blockbusters that they’re excited for.

Unbreakable (2000)
Director
M. Night Shyamalan
Stars
Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright

Selected By
Brian

4.4

Aired Friday, April 24, 2015
The guys break down M. Night Shyamalan's 2000 film Unbreakable, his excellently twisted take on the comic book or super hero genre. They look at the film's place in the ranks of not only Shyamalan's films as a catalog but comic book films as a whole, and how the character of Elijah Price (played by Samuel L. Jackson) might have predicted the future in saying that in "mediocre times," the world needs a hero like David Dunn (Bruce Willis). It's certainly fun to hope there are heroes like that out there, and the guys look into their own characters to decide what super powers they might possess in a world where such things exist, who their archenemy would be, and talk about big summer blockbusters that they're excited for.