Episode 792: What Chris Mancini Is Watching
Tyler and David are joined by old friend of the show Chris Mancini to discuss his podcast What Are You Watching?
What Are You Watching? with Chris Mancini is weekly podcast from Chris Mancini (formerly of Comedy Film Nerds) where he interviews comedians, entertainment pros and other special guests and discusses what they are watching. Movies, TV Series both new and old. Mainstream and hidden gems. Host Chris Mancini invites comedians, writers, and other creatives who make the entertainment we love to talk about the TV & film they love!
Battleship Pretension is a movie discussion podcast started in 2007 by Tyler Smith and David Bax. Since then, we’ve done live comedy shows, written reviews, commentaries and more.
Battleship Pretension is a film discussion show and a film review website founded by Tyler Smith and David Bax. Beginning in March 2007, Battleship Pretension the show (known to fans simply as “BP”) embodies the type of laidback, free-flowing conversations had by lovers of film around the world. Battleship Pretension the website is dedicated to being a destination for those seeking worthwhile opinions on current releases, be they foreign, independent, studio pictures, theatrical, home video releases, etc. From its meager beginnings in Los Angeles, Battleship Pretension has amassed a worldwide audience and readership. From Germany to Korea to Australia, people have tuned in to share in Tyler and David’s love of film. As Battleship Pretension’s following continues to grow, the purpose remains the same: Reach out to the international cinephile community, invite them to join in the discussion and perhaps even start one of their own.
Growing up, I lived next to the renown ichthyologist Han Nijssen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_Nijssen), who insisted that sharks were not fish. “A shark is as similar to a fish as a cow is to a canary”, was one of his favorite statements with which to surprise people at parties. His argument, if I remember correctly, was mostly based on their skeleton and their DNA, which is apparently very different from (most other) fish.
I perked up a bit at the mention of Eric Jacobus. I was a fan of his since the days of Revver. That was a YouTube competitor which was substantially worse but paid its content creators, and then YouTube started paying their content creators. Eric and his collection of stunt performers (The Stunt People) made some of the best martial arts shorts you could ever watch. They also put out a few feature films on no budget. I would argue that Contour is one of the best action movies produced inside the United States!