The Cast of Cthulhu: The Thing
The Cast of Cthulhu will be taking a hiatus for June as Jim moves and settles into a new place, so on this episode, the podcast goes out not with a bang, but with a whimper, discussing a prequel that was so atrociously meddled with by the studio that the director retired from filmmaking for a decade. Asking questions that nobody asked, The Thing can’t commit to being either a tense thriller or a creature feature and subsequently fails at both. There could have been something special and unique here, but perhaps the closest thing we’ll get to the wasted potential was a crowdfunded B-movie from the creator of the covered up practical effects.
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.