Monthly Archives: June 2014

Decade Reviews – Matchstick Men (2003) – Reviewed 6/7/04 & 6/29/14

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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 here, follow me on Twitter here and check out The Obsessive Viewer Podcast here. Now, lets talk about Matchstick Men. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 61 – Obsessive Viewer One Year Anniversary Special

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OV61 – Obsessive Viewer One Year Anniversary Special

The guys reflect on the first year of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast. They share NEVER BEFORE HEARD behind the scenes stories about the making of the podcast and the trials and tribulations the trio faced in the first year.

How was Matt able to buy all the equipment at once? Want to hear about how Matt got dumped in the middle of recording? How did Mike join the show? What did we do when Tiny’s audio messed up in one episode? Secrets will be revealed, questions will be answered!

Runtime: 1:09:15

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The Month in Movies: May 2014

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May was a bit of a return to form for me, as far as movies are concerned. I managed to get 30 viewings into the month and an astonishing (for me) 5 theater viewings.

Unfortunately for my bank account, it was also my most expensive month so far. Between the $157.52 and all the lost minute expenses I incurred for Indy PopCon at the end of the month, I really think I need to start budgeting my money more. I’ll worry about that on my own time. For now, let’s break down my month in movies. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 60 – Live at Indy PopCon 2014 – Booth Recordings with Con Attendees

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OV60 – Live at Indy PopCon 2014 – Booth Recordings with Con Attendees

Recorded live from our booth at Indy PopCon! Here’s our final Indy PopCon 2014 episode. It’s filled with the favorite movies and TV shows of all the people who came and talked to us at our booth. We met and got to talk to so many awesome people at the convention that we had to give all the con attendees their own episode.

We also took some time at the top of the episode to talk about how we felt about the convention and recounted our favorite moments from the weekend.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 59 – Live at Indy PopCon 2014 – PopCon Potpourri – X-Men, Chef, Adore and A.C.O.D.

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OV59 – Live at Indy PopCon 2014 – PopCon Potpourri – X-Men, Chef, Adore and A.C.O.D.

Recorded live from our booth at Indy PopCon! We had some down time at Indy PopCon on Sunday. The crowds were dying down and people were hustling to buy things last minute from vendors. So we decided to record an extended potpourri episode.

Topics covered in this episode include our discussion about X-Men: Days of Future Past, Jon Favreau’s Chef, Adore and A.C.O.D. We also go into a healthy tangent about Interstellar’s tagline and what it might imply about the movie.

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Adaptations & Remakes: The Fault in Our Stars [Obsessive Friends: Mike]

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Adaptations & Remakes is an ongoing feature where I (or in this case, my friend Mike) 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

And don’t forget, you can follow around the internet with the links below.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 58 – Live at Indy PopCon 2014 – Podcasters, Vendors and YouTubers! Plus a Review of Blended

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OV58 – Live at Indy PopCon 2014 –Podcasters, Vendors and YouTubers! Plus a Review of Blended

Recorded live from our booth at Indy PopCon! This episode features all of our interviews with Podcasters, Vendors and YouTubers at the convention. We are incredibly grateful to have had the chance to meet so many amazing and creative people. All of their links are in these notes. Please check them out!

Also in this episode, we kickoff our Summer project for the podcast! Summer of Sandler begins here with a review of Adam Sandler’s latest movie, Blended. From here, we’ll go back chronologically and examine Adam Sandler’s entire career. For now, enjoy our interviews and our Blended review.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 57 – Live at Indy PopCon 2014 with Chick McGee, Kristian Nairn (Hodor), Rupert Boneham, Pat McAfee and More!

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OV57 – Live at Indy PopCon 2014 with Chick McGee, Kristian Nairn (Hodor), Rupert Boneham, Pat McAfee and More!

Recorded live on the Sam Ash Podcaster Stage at the first ever Indy PopCon in Indianapolis, Indiana, the guys conducted a hysterical interview with Chick McGee of Bob & Tom and the Off the Air Podcast.

Before that in this episode, the guys took to the convention floor and got some quick interviews with cosplayers Jessica LG and Raychul Moore, actress Esme Bianco (Ros from Game of Thrones), actor/kick-ass DJ Kristian Nairn (Hodor from Game of Thrones), Survivor contestant/former IN gubernatorial candidate/philanthropist Rupert Boneham and Indianapolis Colt Pat McAfee!

Runtime: 1:16:04 Continue reading