Ahoy Listeners! Welcome back to our Bracket on a Boat. This week we've got a pair nautical book adaptation to discuss, namely Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) and The Perfect Storm (2000). And it appears that are bridging theme this week is bad leadership. Listen in to find out which captain can get their crew into the next round.
A word of caution, we have a content warning for suicide with Master and Commander if you'd like to skip that part of the discussion you can jump to 25:00.
Lastly, we didn't mention it in the episode itself but please keep supporting Black Lives Matter and the protests. Donation links and other ways to help are here
The water's dangerous this week as we talk about two aquatic horror films, Jaws (1975) and Ghost Ship (2002). And if you're looking for most Ghost Ship be sure to check out Ghost Ship 2 from our friends over at The Equelizers.
We're also reminding you that Black Lives Matter, support them here, and have a Happy Juneteenth.
We've got disasters for you, one literal and one more metaphorical. This week we're discussing The Poseidon Adventure (1972) and Waterworld (1995). Only one of these films can make it to the next round, listen to find out which will succeed and which will sink into the sea.
Down Periscope! This week we're diving into two film with very different takes on limited sight naval warfare, Battleship (2012) and The Hunt for Red October (1990). Only one them will make it through our war games. Listen to find out.
Welcome aboard! This week we begin our voyage of nautical themed films with our Bracket on a Boat. The first films we'll be looking at are Titanic (1997) and Adrift (2018). Both about ships in distress, both based on true stories, only one moving forward. Listen in to find out which.
Our magical adventure through the wizarding world is only half complete. To help us conclude our journey this week we're joined by Sarah Hollowell to go through Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Half-blood Prince (2009), & Deathly Hallows Parts 1 (2010) and 2 (2011).
Prepare yourselves students, we're going on a magical adventure to the wizarding world in celebration of the end of our coursework. The journey is long however and we'll need help along the way. For the first leg of our trip, we'll be joined by Stephan Mclaughlin, and go through Harry Potter's first four films, Sorcerer's Stone (2001), Chamber of Secrets (2002), Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), and Goblet of Fire (2005).
We haven't included summaries of the plot for this episode since we have so much to discuss, those of you who are unfamiliar or just need a refresher can check out a completely unbiased synopsis of the saga here
Our semester is at last coming to an end. This week we have our Final Exam covering Dead Poets Society (1989) and Mona Lisa Smile (2003), our final alignment chart, and announcements of upcoming episodes. This has been a wonderful course and we hope you'll enjoy our extra curricular celebration next week.
Our last discussion before the exam, this week we have Mona Lisa Smile (2003) and School Ties (1992). Both of these film seem to be emotionally engaging and competently made. Who is responsible for that, and why are they not more well remembered? Listen to find out.