Tiny had a really impressive movie watching year in 2014 and to commemorate it, he wrote a massive blog post about it. Here it is in all its glory. Of course, be sure to follow Tiny on Twitter @ObsessiveTiny and check out his side project podcast: The Secular Perspective.
– Matt (@ObsessiveViewer)
Posted in Movies, Obsessive Friends, Tiny, Year in Movies
Tagged Blue Ruin, I Frankenstein, Interstellar, Nightcrawler, The Dark Knight, the monuments men, Tiny, Year in Review
Listen to us discuss our favorite and least favorite movies from 2013 on The Obsessive Viewer Podcast
I watched a few movies in 2013. 320 to be exact! Yeah! I’m happy with that. (Matt is a dick for beating me by 5!). It was a really good movie-watching year for me. This blog and podcast that Matt, Mike and I do is about movies and TV, but for me, the greater of the two is movies. A lot of the TV I watch is escapism. It’s fun to dive into shows and get lost in their worlds. TV is sort of an outlet for me. However, watching a movie is more like a calling. I feel at peace. Not to say I never escape into a movie, but I treat it more like a relationship.
So I’m almost always more excited about the film side of our little endeavor here. Ironically some of my favorite episodes of ours are the TV ones, but I feel like I have a better knack for analyzing, critiquing and enjoying films. So I inevitably lean towards that side of our podcast and blog, and I’m excited to break down my 2013 Year in Movies publicly. Continue reading
Posted in 2013, Movies, Obsessive Friends, Tiny
Tagged 12 Years a Slave, 2013, Best movies of 2013, Blue Valentine, Brad Pitt, Derek Cianfrance, Halloween 3, Jack Reacher, Lee Child, Max Brooks, Movie Tracking, Movies, Obsessive Friends, Oskar Schindler, Schindler's List, Season of the Witch, Statistics, Stats, Steve McQueen, The Place Beyond The Pines, Tiny, Tom Cruise, World War Z, Worst Movies of 2013
Posted in Movies, Netflix, Obsessive Friends, Streaming Saturday, Tiny
Tagged Adam Scott, Alex Frost, Brittany snow, I Love You, J.K. Simmons, Juno, Man, Nicholas Sparks, oz, Parks and Recreation, Sid and Nancy, Step Brothers, The Music Never Stopped, The Notebook, The Vicious Kind
My friends and I have been dedicating the month of October to the horror genre and calling it Shocktober for several years now. I started this blog in February and from the start I was excited about sharing my Shocktober experience with anyone and everyone.
I have been saying for a while that this year has to make up for last year’s abysmal performance. I had it in my mind that I barely watched anything last year. As it turns out, I was 27 movies last year. Not all of them were Shocktober movies, but I had been working under the assumption that I had maybe 10 or 11 viewings total last year.
It’s all for the best because this year was the second best Shocktober I’ve ever had. While I didn’t beat my record of 57 viewings in 2011, I did come close with a very respectable 52 viewings. I’m also proud to say that only 3 of those viewings weren’t Shocktober movies. Continue reading
Posted in Mike White, Monthly Roundup, Movies, Obsessive Friends, Shocktober, Shocktober 2013, Tiny
Tagged 1978, Alfonso Cuarón, all hallow's eve, Apollo 18, blu-ray, Gravity, Halloween, Halloween 3, Halloween 35th Anniversary, House at the End of the Street, Indianapolis, Indie Lounge, Jason X, jennifer lawrence, John Carpenter, Keystone Art, Max Brooks, Michael Dougherty, Michael Myers, Mike, Month in Movies, Monthly Roundup, Netflix, Obsessive Friends, Satan's Little Helper, Season of the Witch, Shocktober, Shocktober 2013, The American Scream, The Awakening, The Collector, The Loved Ones, The Thing, theater, Tiny, trick r Treat, World War Z
Posted in Horror, Obsessive Friends, Shocktober, Shocktober 2013, Tiny
Tagged 2001: A Space Odyssey, Avatar, Bonnie and Clyde, Charles Hallahan, Chewbacca, Dreamcatcher, Frank Darabont, Halloween, Halloween 3, Halloween 4, House of 1, house of 1000 corpses, Hustle and Flow, It, John Carpenter, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, King Kong, Lord of the Rings, Marcia Gay Harden, Michael Myers, Movies, Obsessive Friends, Peter Jackson, rob zombie, Salem's lot, Secret Window, Shocktober, Stephen King, the devil's rejects, The Frighteners, The Mist, The Thing, The Tommyknockers, Tiny, Toby Jones
“Saw V” watched on 10/7
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Tagged Amber Heard, Amnesia, Carey Elwes, Costas Mandylor, Danielle Panabaker, Dominic West, Friday the 13th, Halloween, Halloween III: The Season of the Witch, House at the End of the Street, Imelda Staunton, jennifer lawrence, John Carpenter, Ke$ha, Laura-Leigh, Lyndsy Fonseca, Mamie Gummer, Mika Boorem, Multiple Personality Disorder, Rebecca hall, saw 3d, Saw V, Saw VI, Scott Gordon-Patterson, Sean Patrick Flanery, Shocktober, The Awakening, The Ward
[OBSESSIVE NOTE] Check out Tiny’s latest batch of Shocktober reviews! For more Shocktober-related content, check out the official Shocktober page of the site. And don’t forget to check out Tiny on The Obsessive Viewer Podcast.
– Matt (@ObsessiveViewer)
Posted in Shocktober, Shocktober 2013, Tiny
Tagged All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, Amber Heard, Donald Pleasance, Donnie Wahlberg, ethan hawke, Halloween II, Hard Candy, Horror, house of 1000 corpses, Insidious, James Wan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jigsaw, John Carpenter, Leigh Wannell, Lena Headey, Lionsgate, Michael Myers, Movies, Patrick Wilson, Poltergeist, Rick Rosenthal, rob zombie, Rose Byrne, saw, Saw II, Saw III, Saw IV, Scream, Sheri Moon Zombie, Shocktober, the devil's rejects, the purge, Tobin Bell, Twisted Pictures, Walton Goggins, watchmen
OBSESSIVE NOTE: In honor of Shocktober here on the blog, I asked my friends and podcast co-hosts to write about their experiences with this sacred tradition. Tiny’s approach was to collect his thoughts on the movies he watches this month and release them in groups. Here is the first installment of Tiny’s Shocktober Musings.
– Matt (The Obsessive Viewer) Continue reading
Posted in Shocktober 2013, Tiny, Uncategorized
Tagged Halloween, John Carpenter, Obsessive Friends, rob zombie, Shocktober, Slasher movies, The Collector, The Lords of Salem, Tiny
Posted in Movies, Tiny, Trailer Tuesday, Uncategorized
Tagged Benedict Cumberbatch, Desolation of Smaug, Fran Walsh, Guillermo del Toro, Ian McKellen, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, Martin Freeman, movie, Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Richard Armitage, The Hobbit, Trailer Tuesday
OBSESSIVE NOTE: Last weekend The Obsessive Viewer Podcast team met in Evansville, Indiana for one of our own’s Bachelor Party. The Bachelor Party included a private screening of the original Star Wars trilogy. It was a great experience and I asked Mike and Tiny to write up their thoughts on the weekend. Read our thoughts below and be sure to follow Mike and Tiny on Twitter at @IAmMikeWhite and @ObsessiveTiny.
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Posted in Mike White, Movies, Obsessive Friends, Theater, Tiny
Tagged A New Hope, Bachelor Party, Chicago Bears, Corydon Indiana, Edward Hopper, Evansville, George Lucas, Indiana, movie theater, Nighthawks, Podcast, Return of the Jedi, Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Trilogy
There’s something surprisingly endearing about watching the beautiful Brit Marling take a bite out of a half-eaten apple she just pulled out of the trash. I found myself pondering these strange occurrences throughout The East. I’m guessing most of the audience felt the same way, and I’m also guessing the filmmakers are happy about that. I’m not sure I’ve ever really seen a movie like The East; which I mean in the most complimentary of ways. Continue reading
Posted in Movies, Obsessive Friends, Tiny, Uncategorized
Tagged Alexander Skarsgard, Another Earth, Brit Marling, Ellen Page, movie, movie reviews, Movies, Obsessive Friends, The East, Tiny
OBSESSIVE NOTE: Tiny and I are huge fans of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series. When I came up with the idea for a Stephen King Week on the blog, I remembered all of the conversations he and I have had over the years about how The Dark Tower should be adapted. Seriously, several full days of our lives have been spent discussing King’s magnum opus.
So I asked him to write his ideas down for the blog. What I got was a massive and intricately detailed manifesto about his vision for the series we love so much. So, in honor of Dark Tower Day today, here is how Tiny would adapt the series. You can read mine here: Ka is a Wheel – How I Would Adapt The Dark Tower
Much like Roland of Gilead, The Tower has affected my mind. I should say, Roland was plagued, consumed, held prisoner by The Tower. There was no aspect of his existence that The Tower did not corrupt. All I did was read his story. Now I think about him every day. His journey, his torment, his world, his friends, his enemies, his love, his suffering. From Roland’s first days in Mid-World to the final chapter of his journey he is put through a gauntlet of hardships. The emotional distress alone would crush most people, but Roland perseveres. There is, arguably, no other character in all of literature more tragic. Continue reading
Posted in Adaptations, Obsessive Friends, Stephen King Week, Television, Tiny
Tagged Aaron Paul, Alexander Skarsgard, Asa Butterfield, Dominic West, James Remar, Jessy Schram, Josh Holloway, Kerry Washington, Logan Lerman, Marshall Allman, Michael Chiklis, Stephen King, Stephen King Week, The Dark Tower, Vincent D'Onofrio, William Sadler
My friends Mike and Tiny saw Star Trek Into Darkness last weekend and couldn’t stop raving about it. Mike is a tough critic, especially when it comes to big tent-pole movies. Tiny and I usually see eye to eye on most movies. So after hearing their praise, I had to see the movie for myself. Before I bought my ticket, an idea struck me. I decided my friends and I should write individual reviews of the movie for this blog. So that’s what we did.
As far as expectations were concerned, the three of us really liked J.J. Abrams’ reboot/sequel hybrid. So we each went “into Darkness” somewhere between “excited” and “extremely excited.” Below you will find all three of our takes on the movie, the fan reactions and Benedict Cumberbatch’s performance. Enjoy and, as always, don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and like the blog on Facebook. Continue reading
Posted in Mike White, Movies, Obsessive Friends, Tiny
Tagged Alex Kurtzman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Damon Lindelof, Gene Roddenberry, J.J. Abrams, Mike, Obsessive Friends, Roberto Orci, Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Summer 2013, Tiny