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  1. Mark says:

    Link doesn’t work. It seems to go to battleshippretension250.mp3 as opposed to battleshippretension245.mp3.

  2. Arch says:

    I’m gonna guess that the person who called “tinker, tailor, soldier, spy” boring is Adam Quigley.

    • Battleship Pretension says:

      That’s weird. Other people have said that, as well. Do I give the impression that I don’t like Adam Quigley?

      • Arch says:

        Well, I remember that a couple of episodes ago, one of you made a sarcastic offhand comment about getting punched by Adam Quigley or something like that. It definitely seems like there is a playful tension there. Also, since I’ve been listening to the slashfilmcast for quite a long time, the hosts seem to have an aversion for films that fit into this complex political thriller mold, which I imagine that you guys probably like. I was particularly irritated by their criticisms of “Syriana,” which is a film that is much more involving and satisfying than your average action-based thriller if you give it your attention. I think the main reason it’s Quigley, though, is a I recent tweet of his: “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Snooze.”

        Regardless, I think this movie is going to be really good or great. Since I’ve read the book, I’m especially excited to see it.

  3. Scott Nye says:

    Actually, I swear to God, it’s pronounced Core-ee-ohl-ay-nuss.

    Yep, like anus. And once you get into the rhythm of it, it’s actually a much more dynamic word.

  4. richmond_Pope says:

    So, I listened all the way through… and I’m easily baffled. What was the joke about the industrial park?

  5. Rick Vance says:

    Thank you for talking about Outrage because I had never heard of Takeshi Kitano and thanks to that discussion I watched Fireworks and that movie is amazing.

  6. Sam says:

    Please compare Polanski’s crime and time served with the crimes at My Lai and time served. You guys aren’t wrong to be indignant but you’re very, very selective.

    • Battleship Pretension says:

      Odd that you mention that. David and I were talking about the My Lai massacre right before the show and we decided that we’re actually pretty okay with it.

      Seriously, though, I’m not totally sure I understand what you’re saying. Are you somehow suggesting that we should grade on some sort of curve?

    • Battleship Pretension says:

      What the fuck are you talking about?

      – David

  7. Mladen says:

    Nice coverage. Regarding Tintin, it seems like every American I’ve talked to has never read any of the comics. I pity your childhoods! 😉

    • Battleship Pretension says:

      Don’t you pity me. I never ready any Tintin because I was too busy reading about George Washington and freedom and bald eagles! Yeah!

      High five!

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