Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 66 – Extended Potpourri – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Snowpiercer, I Origins and The Imposter

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OV66 – Extended Potpourri – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Snowpiercer, I Origins and The Imposter

In this extended potpourri episode, Mike and Tiny deal with a severely sleep deprived Matt as the guys discuss Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Snowpiercer, Kevin Smith, Life Itself and many more topics.

Runtime: 1:34:25

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 65 – Summer of Sandler Part II – 2000-2004

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 OV65 – Summer of Sandler Part II – 2000-2004

The guys are back for the second installment of their Summer of Sandler series where they examine the career of Adam Sandler and ask the unanswerable question of whether or not the Sandman is actually funny or a product of youthful perception.

In Part 2, the guys discuss Little Nicky, Mr. Deeds. Punch-Drunk Love, Eight Crazy Nights, Anger Management, 50 First Dates and Spanglish.

The discussion ran long so there is no Potpourri this week, but check back next week for an extended potpourri episode.

Runtime: 1:26:21

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Decade Reviews – Elephant (2003) – Reviewed 6/9/04 & 7/24/14

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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 Elephant. Continue reading

Apes Franchise Review: Part VIII – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has been out for a week now and I’m finally getting around to reviewing it. You can find an index of my Apes reviews here and also check out The Obsessive Viewer Podcast here. Now, let’s close out my Franchise Review of Planet of the Apes with one final review…for now.

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Decade Reviews – Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) – Reviewed 6/8/04 & 7/17/14

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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 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 64 – OV B-Roll – Lone Survivor, Star Wars, Prisoners, Bates Motel, The Zero Theorem

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OV64 – OV B-Roll – Lone Survivor, Star Wars, Prisoners, Bates Motel, The Zero Theorem

The guys had to take the week off from recording but Matt headed into their studio and awkwardly recorded some intros for several clips the show has accrued in its “B-Roll.”

In this collection of clips (mostly recorded in January and March of 2014), the guys discuss the propaganda in Lone Survivor. They debate the ending of Prisoners. They also discuss accents, Bates Motel, The Wolf of Wall Street, Star Wars and The Zero Theorem. Enjoy.

Runtime: 1:37:07

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Apes Franchise Review: Part VII – Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is now upon us and I have but one more review to write before I can rush out to the theater. You can find an index of my Apes reviews here and also check out The Obsessive Viewer Podcast here. Now, here’s my review of 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Continue reading

Apes Franchise Review: Part VI – Planet of the Apes (2001)

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Today Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opens in theaters across the country. Unfortunately, due to some poor timing, I have been forced to celebrate its release with a review of Tim Burton’s 2001 remake. As always, you can find an index of my Apes reviews here and also check out The Obsessive Viewer Podcast here. Now, here’s my review of Burton’s train wreck. Continue reading

Apes Franchise Review: Part V – Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)

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In preparation for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes‘ release on Friday, I decided to review every movie in the Apes franchise thus far, having never seen a Planet of the Apes movie before. You can find an index of my Apes reviews here and check out The Obsessive Viewer Podcast here. Now, here’s my review of the Battle for the Planet of the Apes. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 63 – Nickelodeon in the 90s, Robocop and Arrow

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OV63 – Nickelodeon in the 90s, Robocop and Arrow

This week the guys take a look back at the Nickelodeon shows that defined their childhood. Then, for Potpourri, Tiny shares his feelings toward the new Robocop; Mike talks about finally watching Freaks and Geeks. Finally, Matt has been watching Arrow and is looking forward to The Flash.

Runtime: 1:26:20 

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Apes Franchise Review: Part IV – Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)

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In preparation for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes‘ release this Friday, I decided to review every movie in the Apes franchise thus far, having never seen a Planet of the Apes movie before. You can find an index of my Apes reviews here and check out The Obsessive Viewer Podcast here. Now, here’s my review of the 4th movie in the franchise: Conquest of the Planet of the Apes. Continue reading

Apes Franchise Review: Part III – Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)

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In preparation for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes‘ release next week, I decided to review every movie in the Apes franchise thus far, having never seen a Planet of the Apes movie before. You can find an index of my Apes reviews here and check out The Obsessive Viewer Podcast here. Now, here’s my review of the 3rd movie in the franchise: Escape from the Planet of the Apes. Continue reading

Apes Franchise Review: Part II – Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)

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In preparation for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes‘ release next week, I decided to review every movie in the Apes franchise thus far, having never seen a Planet of the Apes movie before. You can find an index of my Apes reviews here and check out The Obsessive Viewer Podcast here. Now, let’s head Beneath the Planet of the Apes. Continue reading

Apes Franchise Review: Part I – Planet of the Apes (1968)

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Next week, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will be released. Much like what I did with X-Men: Days of Future Past, I decided I would prepare for Dawn by reviewing every movie in the Apes franchise thus far. Unlike X-Men, however, Planet of the Apes is a franchise I’ve never seen before. At all. So I think it’ll be interesting to see how my feelings toward these movies and this franchise evolves throughout my viewing.

You can find an index of my Apes reviews here and check out The Obsessive Viewer Podcast here. Now, without further adieu, here’s my review of 1968’s Planet of the Apes.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 62 – Summer of Sandler Part I – The 1990s

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OV62 – Summer of Sandler Part I – The 1990s

In part one of The Obsessive Viewer “Summer of Sandler” retrospective event, the guys wax nostalgia and criticism over some of Adam Sandler’s most popular roles. It’s Adam Sandler in the 1990s!

Discussed in Potpourri: Matt loves The Fault in Our Stars and Indianapolis’ Keystone Art cinema’s Midnight Madness screenings. Tiny holds HBO’s The Normal Heart in high regard. And Mike shares more of his excitement about the new Friday the 13th as well as his experience rewatching Iron Man 3.

This episode includes a promo for “Papa’s Basement” podcast. You can find that podcast at http://InPapasBasement.com.

Runtime: 1:10:52

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