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121 minutes | 7 months ago
The Pretension: Episode 7 - Do Japanese Androids Dream of Animated Sheep?
Original Air Date - 11/7/2011 - Welcome back to a brand new episode of Movie Matchup - The Pretension and a brand new set of films. Brad and Troy are done with the scary movies and are ready to movie into the science fiction genre. The Pretension is traveling back to the 80's to talk about a couple of films concerned with the year 2019. First up is Ridley Scott's masterpiece, Blade Runner. After some time in this mind bending future noir, our hosts take a flying car to a dystopian Neo-Tokyo and rave about the animated classic, Akira. Both movies are laced with philosophy, politics, religion, and other pretentious topics. So get ready for some deep, analytical discussion as Not a Bomb Podcast proudly presents Movie Matchup - The Pretension #7: Do Japanese Androids Dream of Animated Sheep?
91 minutes | 7 months ago
The Pretension: Episode 6 - Why Won't You Stay Dead?
Original Air Date 10/31/11 - Spooktober, unfortunately, is coming to an end. Brad and Troy celebrate the closing of scary movie month with a couple of films from two epic franchises. This week is all about sequels! First, our dynamic duo tackle 1981's Halloween II. After their stop in Haddonfield, IL, the boys go across the globe to the Far East and talk about one of Japan's most interesting sequels, Ringu 2. Not only do Brad and Troy disect these well known film franchises but they also share some scary personal history about their favorite and not so favorite Halloween costumes. You're in for a treat when you find out what these two have had to endure just to get some candy from strangers. Get ready for some scary talk as Rebound Radio proudly presents Movie Matchup - The Pretension #6: Why Won't You Stay Dead?
83 minutes | 8 months ago
The Pretension: Episode 5 - WTF Cinema
Original Air Date - 10/21/11 - Welcome back to Movie Matchup - The Pretension and part three of Brad and Troy's celebration of Spooktober. This week, our duo venture into high concept cinema and tackle a couple of films that are known for their visual presentation. With this type of material, Brad and Troy had to find a guest with some credentials to help them dissect these visual treats. The Pretension was lucky enough to find Kent Atkinson, a graduate from California State University, Long Beach, and convince him to jump on the show for some movie talk. This film connoisseur not only holds a degree in Film and Electronic Arts but also works for Technicolor. Join Brad, Troy, and Kent for a very crazy conversation about some illogical and insane foreign movies in Movie Matchup - The Pretension #5: WTF Cinema
101 minutes | 8 months ago
The Pretension: Episode 4 - Burned to Light
Welcome to the 2nd episode in Movie Matchup - The Pretension's epic Spooktober! If you're looking for insightful discussion on sparkly, shiny vampires, you've come to the wrong place. This week, our hosts tackle the infamous 1922 German silent film Nosferatu and the Willem Dafoe career defining Shadow of the Vampire. Brad and Troy couldn't tackle these two epic movies alone. The Pretension enlists one of the greatest podcast celebreties on the internet to help them disect these two monumental horror films. Reverend Scott makes his first ever appearence on The Pretension and dazzles the world with his extensive knowledge on all things relating to German cinema and vampires. Get ready for one pretensious and enlightening discussion with Movie Matchup - The Pretension #4: Burned To Light! Stay after the credits and hear some bonus conversations between Brad, Troy, and Reverend Scott. You won't be disappointed!
69 minutes | 8 months ago
The Pretension: Episode 3 - Woman, You Crazy!
Original Air Date - Oct 8, 2011 - Spooktober is officially here! Brad and Troy start scary movie month with something special. What's more frightening than Michael Myers, Jason Vorhees, or Leatherface? That's right! Crazy women! The Pretension covers two very extreme films dealing with some very demented females. First, our hosts take a look at the French horror film Inside. After spending some time in the land of silly accents and crepes, Brad and Troy head over to Japan and tackle Takashi Miike's film Audition. Our brave hosts, however, couldn't handle a discussion about crazy women on their own. Brad and Troy went on a search for the craziest woman in the midwest to help them with this episode. Luckily, Troy happens to be married to her! Yes, Tabitha Sauer, also known as "She Who Must Be Obeyed," makes her international podcast debut on The Pretension and joins in on the fun!
69 minutes | 8 months ago
The Pretension: Episode 2 - Beggars, Bodyguards , and Assassins
Original Air Date - 9/30/2011 - Everybody was Kung Fu fighting this week on Movie Matchup - The Pretension! Brad and Troy are back with a vengeance and ready to tackle a couple of action movies from the Far East. First, The Pretension discusses Yuen Woo-Ping’s True Legend starring Vincent Zhao and Andy On. Find out if the story of “The Kind of Beggars” satisfies Brad and Troy’s thirst for a good old fashioned martial arts mayhem. The guys then discuss Teddy Chan’s epic film from 2009, Bodyguards and Assassins.The movie stars Donnie Yen, so be ready to hear Troy swoon over this iconic action star while Brad ties to keep track of the conversation. Can Yuen Woo-Ping’s skilled choreography defeat Donnie Yen’s lightening reflexes and high, flying kicks? Find out on Movie Matchup - The Pretension: Episode 2 - Beggars, Bodyguards, and Assassins!
73 minutes | 9 months ago
The Pretension: Episode 1 - 13 Assassins Vs The Wild Bunch
Original air date - 9/14/2011 -In this retro edition of Movie Matchup - The Pretension, 13 Assassins goes up against the western classic, The Wild Bunch. Which film will come out on top?
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