Episode 12: The Matrix (1999)

In the Bit Players’ second group pick episode, the guys take on the Wachowskis’ sci-fi classic The Matrix, discussing not only the impact the film had upon release, but its continued legacy in the film canon. They break down philosophical import in the science fiction genre and the way that the Wachowskis were able to perfectly blend heady questions with flat-out classic action sequences. In addition to the film discussion, the guys play a game of Who Said It with Morpheus and history’s greatest philosophers, plan their own sequel that should have been, and give Anders his time to shine praising the newest installment in the Arkham video game franchise.

The Matrix (1999)
Director
The Wachowskis
Stars
Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Curated by: The Bit Players

5.0

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Aired Monday, June 29, 2015
In the Bit Players' second group pick episode, the guys take on the Wachowskis' sci-fi classic The Matrix, discussing not only the impact the film had upon release, but its continued legacy in the film canon. They break down philosophical import in the science fiction genre and the way that the Wachowskis were able to perfectly blend heady questions with flat-out classic action sequences. In addition to the film discussion, the guys play a game of Who Said It with Morpheus and history's greatest philosophers, plan their own sequel that should have been, and give Anders his time to shine praising the newest installment in the Arkham video game franchise.

Episode 2: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

The guys talk Steven Spielberg’s subversive 1977 blockbuster Close Encounters of the Third Kind, touching on the depiction of the impossibility of human communication and the nature of total obsession through the main character Roy (played by Richard Dreyfuss) and his unstoppable quest to “know if [he] is right,” even at the cost of his family. Is he a hero for his childlike wonder or just a complete dirtbag? They try to make some sense of this endlessly perplexing question, as well as talk some of their own preferences should they be abducted by a UFO, from the song that would lure them to the ship to the choice of snacks onboard. Plus, Spectre trailer talk and Furious 7 Oscar predictions.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Director
Steven Spielberg
Stars
Richard Dreyfuss, Fran├žois Truffaut, Teri Garr

Curated by: Jarryd

3.8

Aired Friday, April 3, 2015
The guys talk Steven Spielberg's subversive 1977 blockbuster Close Encounters of the Third Kind, touching on the depiction of the impossibility of human communication and the nature of total obsession through the main character Roy (played by Richard Dreyfuss) and his unstoppable quest to "know if [he] is right," even at the cost of his family. Is he a hero for his childlike wonder or just a complete dirtbag? They try to make some sense of this endlessly perplexing question, as well as talk some of their own preferences should they be abducted by a UFO, from the song that would lure them to the ship to the choice of snacks onboard. Plus, Spectre trailer talk and Furious 7 Oscar predictions.