Adaptations & Remakes: The Town that Dreaded Sundown

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Adaptations & Remakes is an ongoing feature where I take a movie or a book and compare it to its remake and/or adaptation. Each post follows the same basic format:

  • General plot overview/source material
  • Original movie/first adaptation
  • How I would adapt and/or remake it.
  • How they adapted/remade it

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 78 – Debate Ep – Matt v Mike – The Shining

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OV78 – Debate Ep – Matt v Mike – The Shining

The gang takes one of their biggest disagreements into the podcast. Matt loves The Shining, Stanley Kubrick and Stephen King. Mike, on the other hand, takes issue with The Shining and Kubrick as a filmmaker. The pair spends the episode debating (with Tiny serving as moderator) the merits and issues present in Stanley Kubrick’s horror classic, The Shining.

Runtime: 1:27:56

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Series Finale Review: Boardwalk Empire – 508 – “Eldorado”

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BEWARE: SPOILERS FOR THIS EPISODE AND the entire series ARE INCLUDED IN THIS REVIEW.

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After 5 seasons, Boardwalk Empire concluded its run on Sunday with its finale, “Eldorado”. If this is your first time visiting my website, I encourage you to check out the rest of my Boardwalk Empire reviews and podcast episodes, all of which can be found hereContinue reading

Movie Review: Men, Women & Children (2014)

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In “Men, Women & Children”, director Jason Reitman navigates the waters of human relationships and delivers a poignant and witty film about how we conduct ourselves in “private.” The movie takes the perspective of several teenagers and their parents who all intersect here and there in a Texas town. The movie was adapted from the novel of the same name by Chuck Kultgen. Continue reading

Movie Review: Annabelle (2014)

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Before The Conjuring, there was Annabelle. After The Conjuring, there was a rush to capitalize on its success. Hence, a year later, we have Annabelle. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 77 – OV Live – Shocktober in Irvington with J.P Leck and Billy & Brandon Watch Movies

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OV77 – OV Live – Shocktober in Irvington with J.P Leck and Billy & Brandon Watch Movies

Recorded Live at The Irving Theater on Friday, October 17th, 2014, the guys (joined by Greg Lenz from We Are Libertarians) bring Shocktober to Indianapolis’ historic Irvington district. Shocktober in Irvington included short horror films from J.P. Leck and the gang from Billy and Brandon Watch Movies. Each screening was followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers, raffling of prizes and live podcasting.

All proceeds from this event were donated to the Irvington Historical Society.

Runtime: 1:46:52

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Movie Review: The Conjuring (2013)

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TV Review: Boardwalk Empire – 507 – “Friendless Child”

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Movie Review: Urban Legend (1998)

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After Scream resurrected the slasher genre in 1996, studios quickly jumped on the bandwagon and produced teen slashers to capitalize on the craze. For the most part, these movies were cheap imitations, utilizing the same techniques and dialogue as Scream and populating the cast with TV teen drama actors. 1998’s Urban Legend is no different. In fact, it was perhaps the most shameless Scream rip-off of the era. Continue reading

Decade Reviews – The Last Picture Show (1971) – Reviewed 6/16/04 & 10/12/14

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A decade ago, I was a teenager in high school. I had my first job at my local movie theater and used my newfound disposable income to get a Netflix subscription.

Over the summer of 2004, 17/18 year old Matt wrote 21 movie reviews and posted them on IMDb. Recently, I dug up these reviews and decided to revisit each movie and evaluate how my tastes have changed over the last decade.

So for each of these posts, I will write a present-day review and then copy/paste the original review after. Then I’ll compare the two and give a summary at the end. You can find all the reviews herefollow me on Twitter here and check out The Obsessive Viewer Podcast here. Now, lets talk about The Last Picture Show.

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