About

Totally Pretentious is a movie discussion podcast hosted by two movie dorks who would rather spend their weekends watching and talking about movies than taking out the garbage or just about any other mundane task.  Of course, dorks though we may be, we’re still of the mindset that there are far too many great films that never get the awards recognition they deserve.  Each month, we discuss one feature film, exploring its historical context, themes, legacy, and/or its artsy-ness.

About the Hosts:

Shaun as Captain AmericaShaun Duke is a podcaster, a reviewer, a blogger, and a writer. He is a host on the Hugo-nominated Skiffy and Fanty Show, a blogger at The World in the Satin Bag, a freelance editor at The Duke of Editing, and a co-owner of Young Writers Online.  Outside of fandom activities, he is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Florida, where he studies science fiction, postcolonialism, and Caribbean literature.  His published movie reviews and essays can be found in Science Fiction Film and Television and Strange Horizons.

David AnnandaleDavid Annandale has wracked up a fictional body-count in the untold billions in his Warhammer 40,000 and Horus Heresy novels and short stories for the Black Library. He is also the author of the horror novel Gethsemane Hall and the Jen Blaylock thriller series. He is one of the co-hosts of the Skiffy and Fanty Show and a film reviewer for the Phantom of the Movies’ VideoScope. With his academic hat on, he is a senior instructor in the Department of English, Film and Theatre at the University of Manitoba, where he specializes in genre film and video games. He also has his own blog.

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The art in our header was provided by Jennifer Bowman.

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