Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 165 – Netflix Picks (Wayne’s World, Prince of Pennsylvania, Autism in Love) – FilmStruck, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Big Short, The Jungle Book, and The Huntsman: Winter’s War

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OV165 – Netflix Picks (Wayne’s World, Prince of Pennsylvania, Autism in Love) – FilmStruck, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Big Short, The Jungle Book, and The Huntsman: Winter’s War

This week, Matt and Tiny review the random titles streaming on their Netflix Queues (assigned in OV163). Tiny discusses his feelings toward ESPN’s 30 for 30 doc, The Prince of Pennsylvania, while Matt fills a gap with a first-ish viewing of Wayne’s World and the heartbreaking and heartwarming documentary Autism in Love. Then, Mike’s call-in segment gets an official title and theme music as he calls in his thoughts on The Huntsman: Winter’s War. Finally, for potpourri, Tiny reviews Adam McKay’s The Big Short, and Matt shares his thoughts on Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book and season 2 of Netflix original series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Continue reading

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 164 – Bonus Ep – 11.22.63 – A Hulu Event Series (Guest: Brian Davids from Film Schlubs)

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OV164 – Bonus Ep – 11.22.63 – A Hulu Event Series (Guest: Brian Davids from Film Schlubs)

In this bonus ep, Matt welcomes Brian Davids from Film Schlubs to review Hulu’s recent event series, 11.22.63 based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. There is a spoiler-free review and a spoiler discussion included in this episode, so be warned and check the timestamps. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 163 – Potpourri + Oscar/Deadpool B-Roll – Avatar Sequel Plans, Hardcore Henry (2016), Lucy (2014), The Hunger Games, Daredevil season 2, Misery (1990), and more

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OV163 – Potpourri + Oscar/Deadpool B-Roll – Avatar Sequel Plans, Hardcore Henry (2016), Lucy (2014), The Hunger Games, Daredevil season 2, Misery (1990), and more

In this special “spliced” together episode, Matt and Tiny discuss news of The Twilight Zone revival announcement, James Cameron’s ambitious Avatar plans, and the first picture from the new Power Rangers movie. They then review some recent things they’ve watched including Hardcore Henry, Lucy, Back in Time, The Hunger Games and more. Finally, they end the episode with an unreleased b-roll recording from two months ago covering the 2016 Oscars and a review of Deadpool (2016). Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 162 – TV One Season Wonders – The Jungle Book (2016), Rogue One and Doctor Strange trailers, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Ben Affleck Directing Batman

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OV162 – TV One Season Wonders – The Jungle Book (2016), Rogue One and Doctor Strange trailers, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Ben Affleck Directing Batman

This week Tiny and I discuss a rundown of some recent movie news and trailers before we share some of our favorite TV show “one season wonders”, those television series that never found their audience and ended up cancelled after one season. Shows discussed include Firefly, Freaks and Geeks, Studio 60, Andy Richter Controls the Universe and more. We also get a call-in from Mike with his review of The Jungle Book! Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 161 – Sick Day Viewings – Battlestar Galactica Season 1, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Stagecoach (1939), and Idris Elba in The Dark Tower

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OV161 – Sick Day Viewings – Battlestar Galactica Season 1, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Stagecoach (1939), and Idris Elba in The Dark Tower

This week Tiny and I talk about the things we watch when we’re sick. We discuss the differences between the things we watched during sick days as kids versus the things we watched as teenagers and now as adults. For Potpourri, Tiny talks about Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, while I share my thoughts on season 1 of Battlestar Galactica. Also included in this episode is a rant about racists complaining about The Dark Tower and a clip of me talking about 1939’s Stagecoach. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 160 – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Review – Zootopia, Ghostbusters (2016) Trailer, and A Faster Horse (Guest: Robert Fekkes)

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OV160 – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Review – Zootopia, Ghostbusters (2016) Trailer, and A Faster Horse (Guest: Robert Fekkes)

This week we welcome frequent guest Robert Fekkes to talk about the positives and negatives of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, discuss the fan v critics battle surrounding the movie, and debate the merits of Zack Snyder’s style and overall career. This episode also includes a special clip from Mike giving his immediate thoughts on the movie. For Potpourri, we talk about the Ghostbusters trailer, Zootopia, and the Mustang documentary A Faster Horse. Continue reading