The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 83 – Interstellar (Guest: Robert Fekkes)

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OV83 - Interstellar (Guest: Robert Fekkes)

This week, friend of the show (and friend of the hosts) Robert Fekkes joins the guys to talk in depth about Christopher Nolan’s latest movie, Interstellar. Find back episodes of the podcast at http://ovpodcast.com and let us know what you think of the movie by tweeting us: @ObsessiveViewer@ObsessiveTiny@IAmMikeWhite.

Runtime: 1:40:26

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Decade Reviews – Night of the Living Dead (1968) – Reviewed 7/2/04 & 11/10/14

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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 Night of the Living Dead. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 82 – OV Remix – The Nolan Retrospective in Chronological Order (Sept. 2013)

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OV82 – OV Remix – The Nolan Retrospective in Chronological Order (Sept. 2013)

On Sept. 11, 2013, Matt, Mike and Tiny recorded their “Christopher Nolan Retrospective.” Matt edited it in the style of Memento, putting individual discussions into reverse chronological order and splicing a general discussion about Nolan in between each discussion.

Later this week, we are releasing our Interstellar review. In honor of that episode, we’re re-releasing our Nolan Retrospective in chronological order. There’s also a teaser for our Interstellar review at the end. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 81 – Favorite Movie Dialogue, Horrible Bosses 2, Nightcrawler and Blue Ruin

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OV81 – Favorite Movie Dialogue, Horrible Bosses 2, Nightcrawler and Blue Ruin

This week the guys talk about some of their favorite scenes of dialogue in movies. Tiny puts forth Charlie Wilson’s War and There Will Be Blood while Matt throws The Social Network and Glengarry Glen Ross into the mix and Mike offers up The Dark Knight and Vacation.

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Decade Reviews – Throne of Blood (1957) – Reviewed 6/25/04 & 11/10/14

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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 Throne of Blood. Continue reading

Decade Reviews – Stray Dog (1949) – Reviewed 6/24/04 & 11/4/14

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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 Stray Dog. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 80 – Bonus Ep – Boardwalk Empire’s Final Season

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OV80 – Bonus Ep – Boardwalk Empire’s Final Season

In this bonus episode, Matt and Tiny sit down and pay tribute to the end of one of HBO’s most underappreciated dramas, Boardwalk Empire. They go through what worked and what didn’t work in the series’ final, shortened season. They break down the final season by the different storylines in the season and then end the show on their thoughts on that final scene of the series and then what legacy Boardwalk is leaving behind.

Runtime: 1:43:12

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Movie Review: Interstellar (2014)

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Christopher Nolan has a knack for taking a genre and creating something unique and fresh out of it. Batman Begins offered an intense and gritty comic book origin story. The Dark Knight was a crime thriller set in the Batman universe. Inception was a heist movie in a sci-fi dream world. And Memento was a noir revenge movie that put the audience into the damaged perspective of its protagonist. Now with Interstellar, Nolan has set his sights on conquering space.
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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 79 – Shocktober Potpourri 2014 with Mike’s Brother Kevin

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OV79 – Shocktober Potpourri 2014 with Mike’s Brother Kevin

The guys (joined by 4-time guest Kevin White) put a bow on Shocktober 2014 with a look back at the month. They examine the best, the worst and the just okay of a month full of horror.

Runtime: 1:27:31

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Decade Reviews – A Fistful of Dollars (1964) – Reviewed 6/18/04 & 11/04/14

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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 A Fistful of Dollars. Continue reading