Episode #148: #TeamWhale


Jenn and Kendyl discover what the real meaning of “based on the true story” according to Hollywood and despair at the twisting of the story that In the Heart of the Sea (2015) is based on. An enjoyable film? Sure. A generally true story? Not really.

Check out our episode on the book by Nathaniel Philbrick.

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For similar discussions, check out our episodes on Life of Pi, Jurassic World, and Dark Places.


Music by DropVox



-Jan 25 on Fox

-Based on the character from Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman and Mike Carey’ s Lucifer

The Finest Hours

-Jan 29 (US and UK)

-Based on the book by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman

Fifty Shades of Black

-Jan 29 (US)

-Parody of Fifty Shades of Grey

Main Discussion

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

-Directed by Ron Howard

-Screenplay by Charles Leavitt

-Starring Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley, and Tom Holland

-Based on the book by Nathaniel Philbrick, covered on episode #146

Next episode: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Previous episode: The Peanuts Movie (2015)

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