Monthly Archives: November 2013

Tiny’s Streaming Saturday: The Vicious Kind (2009)

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If you are a fan of Adam Scott you should really see The Vicious Kind. He gives a performance unlike anything he’s done before. Most of you probably think of his hilarious turn in Step Brothers, or as the lovable Ben Wyatt on Parks and Recreation. I love him in those roles as well, but I think his talent had never been put on full display until this film.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 28 – Tragedy on the Screen, The Heat, @Midnight and Silent Night

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Here’s the latest ep of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast, released a little early on account of the Thanksgiving holiday! This one was one of my favorite episodes to record. We had a really great discussion about a ton of different movies and how they depicted real world tragedy in movies.

As I mention in the intro, make sure you guys check out our friends at The Nerds You’re Looking For Podcast as well as the Intermission Podcast.

I hope you enjoy this episode and I hope you check out PodcastLand.com for a very comprehensive collection of podcasts you can listen to. While you’re there, vote for us for Podcast of the Month! It would mean a lot to us.

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Mike’s Trailer Tuesday: A Haunted House 2 (2014)

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Release Date: March 28, 2014

Director: Michael Tiddes

Written By: Rick Alvarez & Marlon Wayans

Stars: Jaime PresslyMarlon WayansDave SheridanGabriel Iglesias

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Mr. White and Detective Mackey: Two Anti-Heroes, Two Finales

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Now that Breaking Bad has ended and the dust has settled on the wave of articles, criticisms and adulation toward it, I feel compelled to write some thoughts. And it’s just in time for tomorrow’s final season and complete series blu-ray releases.

If you heard The Obsessive Viewer Podcast’s analysis of the finale, you would know that I had some slightly dissenting opinions about the end of Walter White and Heisenberg. Particularly, my opinion was rooted in his role as an anti-hero.

I wrote this while I was still comprehending the events of Breaking Bad’s final run of episodes. In the aftermath of Felina, I saw countless comparisons of the show to The Wire, which I firmly believe is in a class by itself in the television pantheon. What I saw surprisingly few of were comparison’s between Breaking Bad and The Shield. Below I recount how each series and each anti-hero’s final bow. Enjoy and don’t forget to follow me around the internet with the links below.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 27 – Fall 2013 TV Season with Chris Spangle of We Are Libertarians

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Here’s the latest ep of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast! As promised, our friend (and unofficial technical consultant) Chris Spangle from We Are Libertarians joined us to discuss the Fall TV season. Unfortunately Tiny couldn’t record, but he did record a short, separate potpourri segment that I added to the end of the podcast.

This was the first episode we recorded using the new mixer I bought recently. It was pretty tricky and I’m a little nervous about the finished product. But I’m satisfied with the overall sound quality considering I’m still learning this equipment.

I hope you enjoy this episode and I hope you check out PodcastLand.com for a very comprehensive collection of podcasts you can listen to. While you’re there, vote for us for Podcast of the Month! It would mean a lot to us.

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How I Met Your Spinoff – Why I’m Looking Forward to HIMYD

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CBS recently gave a pilot order for a HIMYM spinoff titled How I Met Your Dad. Being a huge fan of HIMYM and being generally against the idea of spinoffs, I was surprised how much I like the idea of this spinoff. Watch me defend myself below. Follow me around the Internet.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 26 – Into the Vault I – The Godfather, Pulp Fiction & Back to the Future

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Here’s the latest ep of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast! We were originally going to have Chris Spangle from We Are Libertarians on to discuss the Fall TV season but due to technical issues on our end, we had to bump him to next week.

Instead, we introduced a new concept to the show that we look forward to doing once per season. We were flying by the seat of our pants while we figured out, on the air, how to do it. Nevertheless, we had a lot of fun recording it and we hope you enjoy listening to it!

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Adaptations & Remakes: Ender’s Game [Obsessive Friends: Mike]

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Source Material: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

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Set in Earth’s future, young Ender Wiggin is trained and groomed to become the leader of Earth’s military attack against the alien “Buggers.” Ender is put through a series of tests that include several intense battles in zero gravity rooms. Ender’s final test is to display his tactical genius in a simulation against the Buggers, but is it really just a game? Writer’s note: Ender’s Game has been published in several different editions with more covers than I can count. The picture above is the version of the cover of the Ender’s Game book that I read. Continue reading

The Fortnight in TV: 10/27-11/10, 2013

week in tv 1027-1110 I’ve been really lagging behind on these TV updates, not to mention the blog as a whole. I apologize for that. I’m hopeful that things will get back to normal soon. And I hope that I’ll get back into the swing of my TV watching habits. I mean, look at this, I watched 11 episodes of television in a two-week period. That’s really unacceptable.

In the interest of getting back into the swing of things, I’m streamlining this feature of the blog and not listing watch dates and airdates. So here’s my breakdown of the TV I watched in the last couple weeks. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 25 – Space Movies Part I – Gravity, Armageddon and The Right Stuff

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This week was huge for The Obsessive Viewer Podcast. For starters, I edited this week’s episode in a new program that is going to be far less problematic than Garageband and, as I type this, I’m expecting some sweet new podcasting equipment to be delivered. But most exciting is the fact that we signed up for IndyPopCon. We’ll have more information down the road but, for now, we’re very excited.

This week is Space Movies Part 1! I hope you like it.

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Trailer Tuesday: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

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Release Date: April 4, 2014

Directors: Anthony RussoJoe Russo

Writers: Christopher MarkusStephen McFeely

Stars: Chris EvansRobert RedfordSebastian StanAnthony Mackie

Trailer Tuesdays are back! Now that my time isn’t devoted to Shocktober and horror movies, I can get back to my normal routine. That routine includes Trailer Tuesdays, Streaming Saturdays, Weekly TV posts and, ah hell, why not some Bond 50 posts as well?

In honor of this week’s release of Thor: The Dark World, this week I’m showcasing the trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Continue reading

The Month in Movies: Shocktober 2013

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My friends and I have been dedicating the month of October to the horror genre and calling it Shocktober for several years now.  I started this blog in February and from the start I was excited about sharing my Shocktober experience with anyone and everyone.

I have been saying for a while that this year has to make up for last year’s abysmal performance. I had it in my mind that I barely watched anything last year. As it turns out, I was 27 movies last year. Not all of them were Shocktober movies, but I had been working under the assumption that I had maybe 10 or 11 viewings total last year.

It’s all for the best because this year was the second best Shocktober I’ve ever had. While I didn’t beat my record of 57 viewings in 2011, I did come close with a very respectable 52 viewings. I’m also proud to say that only 3 of those viewings weren’t Shocktober movies. Continue reading