This week, Tiny and I welcome special guest Ben Sears to the show! Ben is a patreon supporter who is known for his photography, going to elementary school (for a time) with Tiny, and paying us to be a guest on the podcast! In this special episode, we rundown this year’s Oscar nominees! Enjoy.
Premise: A legendary American war veteran is recruited to hunt a mythical creature.
I was pleasantly surprised by The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot. I haven’t seen the trailer but the title, premise, and poster all feel like the movie is supposed to be a cheesy, ultra-violent genre movie. What the movie actually is is far from that. Instead, The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot is a melancholic study of a man who has closed himself off from the world as he deals with what he did in the war. Continue reading →
Premise: Harry Crumb is a bumbling and inept private investigator who is hired to solve the kidnapping of a young heiress which he’s not expected to solve because his employer is the mastermind behind the kidnapping.
I grew up watching and enjoying a lot of John Candy’s work. Uncle Buck, Brewster’s Millions, The Great Outdoors, and Cool Runnings were all on heavy rotation in my house growing up. Who’s Harry Crumb?, however, is a movie I never saw. Now that I’ve seen it, (and although I didn’t necessarily “hate” it) I would have been okay having never seen it. Continue reading →
Premise: Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel’s regime.
Immediately after The Great Dictator ended, I rewound the movie and rewatched the five minute speech at the end again. Now, while sitting in the afterglow of my first viewing of the film, I am really hard-pressed to think of any movie moments that are as emotionally affecting, timeless in their relevance, and as intensely powerful as that speech was. I am not being the least bit hyperbolic when I say that with one viewing, I’m confident in saying The Great Dictator is a true masterpiece.
This week, Tiny and I review the Hulu and Netflix documentaries FYRE and Fyre Fraud. But first, we discuss the news regarding the latest Bryan Singer allegations. Later, in Potpourri, we talk about the documentary series QB1, RBG movie On the Basis of Sex, and briefly touch on Tiny’s rewatch of The Shield.
Universal Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection (Blu-ray Set Challenge) OV List Challenge 2019 – Roger Ebert’s “Great Movies” Starting to work on a project for the website/podcast for October of this year. As such, my full review of Dracula (1931) will post on ObsessiveViewer.com on October 1st. So it's still a ways away. For now, I'll say that thi […]
Obsessive Viewer: 20 Director Challenge - Round 1 - 4/20 Jimmy Stewart's performance is spectacular in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. That's a given, I'm sure, considering how iconic he and this movie are. But when the film reaches the end of his filibuster Stewart's delivery, his mannerisms, and the emotion through every line of dialogue […]
Obsessive Viewer: 20 Director Challenge - Round 1 - 3/20 I was pretty much completely unaware of this movie before I started making my 20 Director Challenge list. It's a sci-fi action/thriller from 1995 involving Y2K (in the movie it's just referred to as 2K), conspiracy, and a black market that deals in discs of POV footage and feelings recorded t […]
2019 Weekly Comedy Challenge: 6/52 - (Week 6: A W.C. Fields comedy) OV List Challenge 2019 - Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" To be completely honest, the main reason I was excited to watch The Bank Dick was because one of my favorite sitcoms while I was growing up (Wings) paid homage to it in an episode with the same name in which Brian (Steven W […]