The Cast of Cthulhu: Apostle
Have you ever wondered why we take seriously people who believe in ghosts but think believers in UFOs are nuts? Did you watch and have opinions on AEW’s Revolution? If you’ve answered “no” to either of these questions, better skip ahead to 18:24.
No use beating around the bush: Gareth Evans’s Apostle is not Lovecraftian in the slightest. However, the very thing that makes Thomas Richardson (Dan Stevens) the opposite of a Lovecraftian protagonist — an unbeliever who journeys into belief — is also what makes Apostle so engaging. More pagan than cosmic, Apostle explores the idea that there is something beyond humans, but it’s humans that have tainted it. Tense, scary, and beautifully shot, it makes us eager for whatever films Evans does next.
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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.
You guys still post podcast episodes more frequently than Double Feature, More Than One Lesson (for very understandable reasons), 101 Films You Should Have Seen… Probably, The Televerse or Reel World Theology. Ok, those last 2 haven’t made any in well over a year and should be considered defunct, but that still puts you ahead of them.
A tragic backstory doesn’t sound very Lovecraftian. Instead his protagonists are much more likely to have tragic lineages: