TV Review: Scream – 104 – “Aftermath”

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“…I’ve got some grief gaming to do.” – Noah

Find all my reviews of MTV’s Scream here.

Something that bothers me to no end is hearing people ask for a list of episodes of a TV show to “get the gist” of what’s going on instead of getting caught up. Likewise, it bugs me when people skip episodes and just read plot summaries. I know I’m probably weird and this is a very specific pet peeve, but I hold the long-form narrative structure of television in high regard and feel like it should be consumed in chronological order and with no gaps. Continue reading

Indy Film Fest 2015: Closing Night, After Party, & Closing Thoughts

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Well, the 2015 Indy Film Fest is behind us. This was the first year I had the opportunity to experience more than just the opening night film and festivities. I must say, this was a spectacular year for a first time festivalgoer and I’m already looking forward to next year. Of course, you can read all of my Indy Film Fest coverage here. For now, here’s how Saturday’s closing night festivities went. Continue reading

Indy Film Fest 2015: Closing Night Film Review – Wildlike (2014)

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Wildlike was the closing film of 2015’s Indy Film Fest on July 25th. You can find more of ObsessiveViewer.com’s coverage of the festival here.

Following the death of her father, troubled teenager Mackenzie (Ella Purnell) is sent to Juneau, Alaska to stay with her uncle (Brian Geraghty) while her mother works out some of her own issues. When her uncle’s home proves not to be safe for Mackenzie, she goes on the run. While trying to survive on her own and evading detection, she crosses paths with Rene Bartlett (Bruce Greenwood), a man with his own troubles on a private quest for peace. Continue reading

Indy Film Fest 2015: Best of American Spectrum Review – The Answers (2015) & Night Owls (2015)

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Saturday was Indy Film Fest’s “best of” screenings, which featured screenings of each of the festival’s winning shorts and features in their respective categories. Fortunately for me, one of the movies I wanted to see most of all this year, Charles Hood’s Night Owls, won best feature in the American Spectrum category. This gave me the opportunity to see it as the other screenings conflicted with my schedule. As an added bonus, it was paired with the “Best American Spectrum” short film, Michael Goode’s The Answers. Below you’ll find my review of both. Of course, you can find all of my Indy Film Fest coverage here.
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Indy Film Fest 2015: Shorts Program Review – Hoosier Reels

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As part of my ongoing (but limited) coverage of 2015’s Indy Film Fest, last night I attended a screening of the festival’s “Hoosier Reels” block of short films. The screening featured 6 short films “grown, filmed, dreamed, or situated” in Indiana. For this review, I’ll just go film by film and share my thoughts.
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Movie Review: Trainwreck (2015)

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Written by Amy Schumer and directed by Judd Apatow, Trainwreck is a cookie cutter romantic comedy that follows every beat and convention of the genre to a tee but attempts to get away with it on the strength of its lead actress. Surprisingly, it almost succeeds in that regard and manages to provide some laughs as it takes its audience down familiar rom-com territory.
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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 118 – Ant-Man, Trainwreck, Fifty Shades of Grey, and Sleeping With Other People at Indy Film Fest (Guest: Pat Kuhn from TheNerdsPodcast.com)

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OV118 – Ant-Man, Trainwreck, Fifty Shades of Grey, and Sleeping With Other People at Indy Film Fest (Guest: Pat Kuhn from TheNerdsPodcast.com)

This week Tiny and I are joined by our good friend Pat Kuhn from The Nerds You’re Looking For podcast for the first time since his guest appearance in OV21. In this episode we break down how we felt about Marvel’s latest MCU movie Ant-Man before getting into our potpourri section where we talk Trainwreck, Fifty Shades of Grey, and Indy Film Fest here in Indianapolis. Continue reading

TV Review: Scream – 103 – “Wanna Play a Game?”

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“Do you really want to compare lists of secrets right now?” – Emma

Find all my reviews of MTV’s Scream here.

The latest episode of Scream actually managed to surprise me. Episode 2 left such a poor taste in my mouth that I put off watching “Wanna Play a Game?” for several days. Hence, why I’m once again late with my review.

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MCU Review: Part 16 – Ant-Man (2015)

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In what could be the biggest review series in the history of Obsessive Viewer, I’m committing myself to reviewing all the movies and shows in Marvel Studios’ Cinematic Universe. You can find an index of my MCU reviews here and check out The Obsessive Viewer Podcast here. Now, here’s my review of Ant-Man.

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Indy Film Fest 2015: Movie Review – Mistress America (2015)

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I watched Mistress America as part of 2015’s Indy Film Fest at The Toby in the Indianapolis Museum of Art. You can find more of ObsessiveViewer.com’s coverage of the festival here.

Mistress America is the latest comedy from Noah Baumbach (Greenberg, While We’re Young, Frances Ha) and stars Greta Gerwig, who also co-wrote the script. The movie is about Tracy (Lola Kirke) a college freshman that forms a bond with her older, adventurous soon-to-be stepsister Brooke (Greta Gerwig) after being rejected from her school’s literary society. Continue reading