Battleship Pretension

Battleship Pretension

Published by: Tyler Smith & David Bax
901 Episodes | First Released: Mar 6 '07
Battleship Pretension is a podcast that represents the kind of conversations that film geeks have when they get together. There are strong opinions, in-jokes, obscure references, and wild tangents. And, since Tyler and David are two of the sharpest wits ever fused together, there are laughs aplenty.
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Victor Krause
Nov 13 '18
Rating:   10
The Only Movie Podcast Worth a Dang?

Perhaps.

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Dirk The Dragon Slayer
Mar 5 '18
Rating:   6
Great, But Unpolished

3.5 stars really. These are great brief reviews of movies and engaging discussions of specific topics.You also have significantly varying viewpoints, but they get along and respect each other (love each other really) and it's great to hear that in a world of tribalism.But the causal nature is sometimes unbearable in the "um's", "uh's", "you know". (One of them can string 15-20 seconds of them together.) It makes it sometimes hard to listen to and much longer than it needs to be.They also find themselves in situations discussing movies they just watched unable to recall certain details, which seems odd as you would think if you knew you'd be speaking to something you'd keep a list of the cast & crew nearby or at least IMDB open.Stuff like that leaves it as a 3.5.

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Bibbyroo
Oct 30 '17
Rating:   10
Funny, clever, and insightful

I’ve been listening for about 5 years now and it keeps getting better and better. The discussions between the two hosts is very interesting- they are very comfortable and funny. Tyler and David are well-informed and thoughtful as they dissect different film topics. They are like the smartly humorous film friends you wish you had!

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Estomk
Oct 13 '17
Rating:   10
Helping me be a better movie watcher!

Thanks, Tyler and David for diving deep into interesting topics without making it too obscure for film novices to understand!

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It's Green and It's Not a Frog
Sep 1 '17
Rating:   10
Everybody has a first

I've been listening to Battleship Pretension for over a decade now. In fact, it's the first podcast I ever listened to, thanks to a link on IMDB's main page to their 50th episode, a Buster Keaton profile (back when IMDB had notable movie info and wasn't just a slobbering fanboy tribute to Marvel movies or whatever else nerd culture is meant to be excited about). So I guess it's about time I finally drop a review. Like any podcast your enjoyment hinges on whether or not you enjoy the hosts' personalities. David and Tyler (particularly the former) can always be counted on to have pretty strong opinions and rarely apologize for them, and I'd be lying if I said it never rubbed me the wrong way, but I think they've softened on know-it-all-ness in recent years. I also happen to find both of them pretty funny, and each have said things that impacted, if not outright completely changed, the way I look at cinema as an art form.Aside from all that, I have to give them 5 stars just for not jumping on board the Christopher Nolan bandwagon. The guy is good, but he ain't the Second Coming, and I pretty much jumped out of my chair with excitement when David named Inception the worst film of 2010. Which sounds snarkier and more dismissive than it actually was in the context of their discussion.

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P.T. Anderson
Apr 6 '17
Rating:   10
Amazing Podcast

Tyler and David have lots of chemistry, and speak insightfully about a variety of film related topics.

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ctlbpinegrove
Feb 28 '17
Rating:   10
Favorite show

Been listening nearly a decade now; these guys got me deeper into film & film criticism

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AcevesNotThatOne
Feb 26 '17
Rating:   10
Second Favorirte Film Podcast of All Time

There's a weird thing about the battleship fleet at the end of every episode Double Feature where all these war sounds bang out. It's kind od jarrying to hear a quiet intimiate show and then BAM WARRRRRR especially since I have a lot of negative conitations with those sounds. Well who doest I gusess everyone get thatbut the other thing is BattleShip pretension turned out to be a really good show. I've heard of it in a million places but never really got the urge to look. Sine heearing about it on the DOuble Feature podcast I'm a happy new stitcher

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Jake the Snake Plissken
Nov 20 '16
Rating:   10
Last Cast Standing

I used to listen to a ton of film review podcasts. This is the only one I listen to any more. The breadth of the discussions, the compelling two viewpoints, the easygoing but (semi) professionally (wink!) on point conversations are absolutely dynamite. It's a reliably great listen every week.

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Western Side of Rice
Aug 20 '16
Rating:   8
Good stuff

Good stuff

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