Decade Reviews – Thirteen (2003) – Reviewed 6/10/04 & 9/15/14

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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 Thirteen. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 72 – Extended Potpourri – As Above/So Below, Horrorhound Weekend, They Came Together, Every.Simpsons.Ever and Doctor Who

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OV72 – Extended Potpourri – As Above/So Below, Horrorhound Weekend, They Came Together, Every.Simpsons.Ever and Doctor Who

This week we talk about the recent horror flick As Above/So Below that leads to swapping stories about bad theater experiences. Mike talks up his latest theater viewing of Ghostbusters, meeting Scout Taylor Compton at Horrorhound, and collecting copies of John Carpenter’s Halloween.

Tiny shares his disappointment with Falling Skies. He also talks about the Higgs Boson documentary Particle Fever, Doctor Who and Sons of Anarchy’s final season premiere. Finally, Matt praises David Wain’s RomCom parody They Came Together, shoots down Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West and shares his love for Boardwalk Empire’s final season premiere.

The guys also promote their event, Shocktober in Irvington, Mike’s new music project “As Good As It Gets” and their friends at Hoi Polloi and Nerd’s Domain.

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TV Review: Boardwalk Empire – 502 – “The Good Listener”

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BEWARE: SPOILERS FOR THIS EPISODE AND PREVIOUS EPISODES ARE INCLUDED IN THIS REVIEW.

 

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Decade Reviews – Monster (2003) – Reviewed 6/8/04 & 9/15/14

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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 Monster. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 71 – Summer of Sandler Part IV – The 2010s featuring Mike’s Brother!

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OV71 – Summer of Sandler Part IV – The 2010s featuring Mike’s Brother!

Here it is, the final part of our 4-part retrospective on the career of Adam Sandler. It’s been a long and very difficult road to get to this moment. But no matter how difficult things were before, this part proved to be to worst in terms of movies discussed.

Enjoy, as we rip Adam Sandler apart from Grown Ups to Grown Ups 2. And listen for Mike’s head to explode when he hears Matt’s theory about Jack and Jill.

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TV Review: Boardwalk Empire – 501 – “Golden Days for Boys and Girls”

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Beware: Spoilers for this episode and previous episodes are included in this review.

 

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Boardwalk Empire Season 4 in Review

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The final season of the criminally underrated HBO original series Boardwalk Empire premiered last night. In preparation for the show’s final hurrah, I’ve taken it upon myself to binge rewatch the entire series on blu-ray.

This is my final season review of the show before I tackle episode reviews for the series’ swan song. You can find all of my Boardwalk Empire related posts by clicking this link. Continue reading

Boardwalk Empire Season 3 in Review

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The final season of the criminally underrated HBO original series Boardwalk Empire is set to premiere on September 7th. In preparation for the show’s final hurrah, I’ve taken it upon myself to binge rewatch the entire series on blu-ray.

This is my third of four season reviews before I tackle episode reviews for the series’ swan song. You can find all of my Boardwalk Empire related posts by clicking this link. Continue reading

Boardwalk Empire Season 2 in Review

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The final season of the criminally underrated HBO original series Boardwalk Empire is set to premiere on September 7th. In preparation for the show’s final hurrah, I’ve taken it upon myself to binge rewatch the entire series on blu-ray.

This is my second of four season reviews before I tackle episode reviews for the series’ swan song. You can find all of my Boardwalk Empire related posts by clicking this link. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 70 – Summer 2014 Movie Wrap-Up

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OV70 – Summer 2014 Movie Wrap-Up

This week, the guys dissect the Summer 2014 Movie Season. They reflect on the best and worst of the big budget movies (and a few modest budgets) that came out over the last few months.

I’m proud to say the audio is back to normal. We’ll be taking next week off to prepare for Summer of Sandler 4. Enjoy.

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