This week Matt and Tiny discuss TV shows they never finished. Specifically, they discuss what pushed them away and what would bring them back. They also talk about the latest Halloween news, Christopher Nolan’s next movie, and a big announcement from Netflix in their news segment. For Potpourri, Matt reviews Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and Goosebumps, while Tiny shares his thoughts about the latest Star Trek Beyond trailer. Continue reading →
This week Matt, Tiny, and Mike discuss the latest DC Films news, Cary Fukunaga’s potential Napoleon HBO miniseries, and the Tetris movie trilogy. For their main topic, they discuss some of their favorite movies centered on music and/or musicians. Included in the discussion are This is Spinal Tap, Airheads, High Fidelity, Almost Famous, 8 Mile, and Walk the Line. For their Potpourri section, the guys discuss Hush, The Gunman, and Green Room. Continue reading →
This week Matt, Tiny, and Mike share their thoughts on Captain America: Civil War and end up gushing over it for an extended period of time. For potpourri, Mike dips his toes in DC’s animated features with Son of Batman, Tiny talks about a solar energy documentary called Catching the Sun, and Matt closes out the podcast with his thoughts on rediscovering his love of The Simpsons. Continue reading →
So, for the first time in Obsessive Viewer history, my podcast cohosts and I are putting ourselves through a Summer Box Office Challenge. The inaugural Summer B.O. Challenge was covered extensively in yesterday’s podcast episode (OV166 – Summer Box Office Challenge 2016). But, in case you’re not the podcast type, I decided to throw our selections into a blog post for the website.
Here you’ll find a breakdown of the rules, the stakes, and the scoring method that will be used when the results are tallied in September. You’ll also find our selections. Don’t be afraid to let us know how utterly wrong you think we are. Continue reading →
Mike returns to the podcast for our first ever Summer Box Office Challenge. We’ve each chosen our predictions for the top ten Summer 2016 domestic box office results. We’ve also guessed (likely wildly inaccurately) what the domestic gross will be for each movie in the top ten by Labor Day weekend, and we’ve also guessed highest and lowest opening weekend numbers as well as the highest and lowest Rotten Tomatoes score in the top ten.
All of this will be graded on a point system at the end of summer. The winner will get to choose a movie (with no limitations or restrictions) for the other hosts to watch and review on a future episode of the podcast. Continue reading →
Part of my low rating may be due to having just finished re-reading the novella before watching this for the first time. King is very hard to adapt and Apt Pupil makes a solid effort. Some things are streamlined, some dropped entirely. The finished product is just okay, though. I very rarely connected with Brad Renfro's performance. It seems like the ma […]
Solid enough. Its based on King's collection of 5 interconnected stories and I think stripping the book of all but 2 of the stories was probably the right thing to do. However, it loses quite a bit of the collection's deeper meaning and themes in the translation. It's still a solid enough coming of age story and Anton Yelchin gave an amazing p […]