Thursday, April 21, 2011

Film Podcasts You Should Be Following

Here are the top 3 film podcasts you should be listening to.

Sure it's fun to read fantastic blogs like this, but what are you supposed to do on the drive to work? Or during your jog? Or if you're an unemployed lazy bum like me, between reruns of the O.C.? I'm here to give you another option!

If you like listening to cinephiles talk about movies you love, those you should watch, and why they're more than just entertainment, then tune in to Battleship Pretension. With the cleverest name in all of podcasting, David Bax and Tyler Smith share their insights into topics such as feminism in film, music documentaries, and the Career of John Candy. And best of all, their guests are some of the best LA comedians. It's like going to the UCB Theatre without having to hang out with a bunch of hipsters.

Maybe the biggest film podcast out there, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley give real insight into new releases, talk about what they've been watching, and go over movie news. Their guests are oftentime notable filmmakers and critics, and they handle movie spoilers better than anyone. They reserve the end of every episode for spoilers, and clearly demarcate it for their listeners.

Maybe you can tell that I'm really into stand-up, but Graham Elwood and Chris Mancini are two comedians who bring a hilarious perspective to new releases. Their guests are usually fellow comedians, writers, and filmmakers like Brian Posehn and Greg Behrendt (yeah, the guy who wrote He's Just Not That Into You. Turns out he's actually not a douchebag! Who knew?). They interview their guests and talk about new releases on DVD while drinking coconut water and licking their kittenhands. Listen to the show and stop looking at me like I'm crazy.

If you have any more suggestions, post them in the comments section!

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