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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 312 – cOVid-19 Film Festival Day 6 (Mike’s Picks) – The Head Hunter, Little Monsters, Horror Noire, and Freaks

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OV312 – cOVid-19 Film Festival Day 6 (Mike’s Picks) – The Head Hunter, Little Monsters, Horror Noire, and Freaks

In the midst of a global pandemic and stay at home orders all over the country, I am coping by watching movies and podcasting about them as if they were part of a Film Festival. Here is my coverage of cOVid-19 Film Festival day 6: Programmed by Mike White. For the spotlight review, Mike calls in to talk about Freaks with me in a mostly non-spoiler review.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive Vlog: COVID-19: Vlog 2 – TV Shows in Quarantine & I Can’t Grow a Beard – March 30, 2020

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 311 – cOVid-19 Film Festival Days 4 & 5 (Amazon Prime Weekend) – Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, Never Surrender, Thunder Road, and HBO’s Watchmen

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OV311 – cOVid-19 Film Festival Days 4 & 5 (Amazon Prime Weekend) – Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, Never Surrender, Thunder Road, and HBO’s Watchmen

COVID-19 is sweeping the nation. So, naturally, I am coping by watching movies and podcasting about them as if they were part of a Film Festival. Here is my coverage of day 4 & 5: Amazon Prime Weekend. For the spotlight review, Tiny calls in to talk about HBO’s Watchmen with me in a non-spoiler and spoiler section.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 310 – cOVid-19 Film Festival Opening Night and Day 1 – Crawl, The Year of Spectacular Men, Outbreak, The Edge of Seventeen, and Contagion

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OV310 – cOVid-19 Film Festival Opening Night and Day 1 – Crawl, The Year of Spectacular Men, Outbreak, The Edge of Seventeen, and Contagion

COVID-19 is sweeping the nation. So, naturally, I am coping by watching movies and podcasting about them as if they were part of a Film Festival Here is day 1.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive Vlog: COVID-19 Vlog 1 – Crawl (2019) & Theaters Close – March 17, 2020

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 309 – Extended Potpourri – Coronavirus/COVID-19, Devs, Dave, Kan Kan Cinema, The Warrant, The Way Back, The Outsider, Mythic Quest, McMillions (Guest: Ben Sears)

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OV309 – Extended Potpourri – Coronavirus/COVID-19, Devs, Dave, Kan Kan Cinema, The Warrant, The Way Back, The Outsider, Mythic Quest, McMillions (Guest: Ben Sears)

This week, frequent guest and OV contributor Ben Sears joins Tiny and me to discuss several topics in an Extended Potpourri episode. Topics include: Devs, Dave, The Outsider, McMillions, The Way Back, Mythic Quest, The Warrant, Fail Safe, and more.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 060 – OV B-Roll – “How to Wash Your Hands” – Second Run Theaters, The Simpsons, Replacing Actors, and Upcoming Movies – March 11, 2020

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 308 – Post-Oscars 2020 & Extended Potpourri – The Witcher, Gretel and Hansel, Terminator: Dark Fate, Downhill, Fantasy Island, Mike Birbiglia’s The New One, and Zombieland Double Tap

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OV308 – Post-Oscars 2020 & Extended Potpourri – The Witcher, Gretel and Hansel, Terminator: Dark Fate, Downhill, Fantasy Island, Mike Birbiglia’s The New One, and Zombieland Double Tap

This week, Tiny and I reflect on this year’s Oscar ceremony, which we were both pleased with. We then discuss several topics in an Extended Potpourri segment. Topics include: The Witcher, Gretel and Hansel, Terminator: Dark Fate, Downhill, Fantasy Island, and Mike Birbiglia’s The New One, and Zombieland: Double Tap.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 059 – OV B-Roll – “Look at this Graph” – Website Plans, Universal Monsters, Fantasy TV or Movie Adaptations, Dune and the Burden of Reading – February 18, 2020

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 307 – Oscars 2020 Nominee Rundown (Guest: Ben Sears)

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OV307 – Oscars 2020 Nominee Rundown (Guest: Ben Sears)

This week, Ben joins me to rundown the 2020 Oscar Nominees! We also commiserate on Joker’s success, Star Wars’ whatever, and some of the snubs from this year’s Academy Awards.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 057 – OV B-Roll – “AARP Movies for Grown Ups” – For Sama, Letterboxd Conversations, Bradley Cooper on Netflix – January 23, 2020

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 306 – 2019 Year in Review – Best Movies of the Year and Viewing Stats

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OV306 – 2019 Year in Review – Best Movies of the Year and Viewing Stats

 

Happy 2020 and welcome to The Obsessive Viewer’s 2019 Year in Review episode! It’s our annual episode where Tiny, Mike, and myself share our movie viewing stats for the year, our top ten favorite movies list, and otherwise just nerd out about our year in movies and life! So buckle in and prepare yourself for the episode we always looking forward to and enjoy!

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 305 – Cats (Non-Spoiler) & Parasite – Don’t Think Twice, Acting in Independent Films, and Improv Comedy (Featuring: Kyrsten Lyster)

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OV305 – Cats (Non-Spoiler) & Parasite – Don’t Think Twice, Acting in Independent Films, and Improv Comedy (Featuring: Kyrsten Lyster)

 

Merry Christmas! In this episode, Kyrsten and I review Tom Hooper’s abysmal adaptation of Cats in a non-spoiler review. Then we cover Bong Joon-ho’s incredible Parasite in a full review. We also discuss Mike Birbiglia’s 2016 film Don’t Think Twice and have our usual nonsense.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 056 – OV B-Roll – “Please Don’t Tweet Me” – Kyrsten’s 30th Birthday, Ninja Disappeared, Comedic Ignorance, and Cat Fostering – December 21, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 304 – IFJA 2019 Award Winners & Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Non-Spoiler) – Guest: Evan Dossey from MidwestFilmJournal.com

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OV304 – IFJA 2019 Award Winners & Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Non-Spoiler) – Guest: Evan Dossey from MidwestFilmJournal.com

In this week’s episode, Evan Dossey from MidwestFilmJournal.com and the IFJA joins me to talk about the Indiana Film Journalists Association award winners for 2019. We also touch on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, my disconnect with the franchise, and its connection to The Last Jedi.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 055 – OV B-Roll – “Status of Our Top Ten Lists” – Ben Fell Asleep in Knives Out, Screener Season, Frozen 2, and Plans for the Rest of the Year – December 10, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 303 – The Report & Marriage Story – Dickinson, Servant, Truth Be Told, Unbelievable, and Little Women (Guest: Ben Sears)

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OV303 – The Report & Marriage Story – Dickinson, Servant, Truth Be Told, Unbelievable, and Little Women (Guest: Ben Sears)

 

In this week’s episode, we welcome back our friend and OV contributor Ben Sears to help Tiny and I with double Adam Driver review of Amazon Studios’ The Report and Netflix’s Marriage Story. We also lightly touch on the Golden Globe nominations and the trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Then, in Potpourri, we talk about Little Women, Netflix’s Unbelievable, Dickinson, Servant, and Truth Be Told.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 055 – OV B-Roll – “Status of Our Top Ten Lists” – Ben Fell Asleep in Knives Out, Screener Season, Frozen 2, and Plans for the Rest of the Year – December 10, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 302 – Knives Out – HIFF2019 Final Red Carpet Recordings: Greener Grass, Samir, House of Champions, International Falls, Last Year at the Crossing, The Garden Left Behind, and Moonlight Sonata (Featuring: Kyrsten Lyster)

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OV302 – Knives Out – HIFF2019 Final Red Carpet Recordings: Greener Grass, Samir, House of Champions, International Falls, Last Year at the Crossing, The Garden Left Behind, and Moonlight Sonata (Featuring: Kyrsten Lyster)

Happy Thanksgiving (to those of you in the US)! In this special double parking lot special episode, Kyrsten and I have a laid-back non-spoiler review of Knives Out and then Tiny and I go into a spoiler review of the film! Then, to close out the episode, we have the remaining Red Carpet recordings from last month’s Heartland International Film Festival!

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 054 – OV B-Roll – “What is Pepperoni?!” – Family Guy, Movies We’re Excited About, Tiny’s Work Trip to Louisville – November 13, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 301 – Extended Potpourri – Disney+ Launch, The Boys, Brittany Runs a Marathon, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Joker, El Camino, Tag, Shameless, We Shall Not Die Now, Standing Up Falling Down, Always in Season, and Summer Night

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OV301 – Extended Potpourri – Disney+ Launch, The Boys, Brittany Runs a Marathon, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Joker, El Camino, Tag, Shameless, We Shall Not Die Now, Standing Up Falling Down, Always in Season, and Summer Night

This week, Tiny and I catch up on what we’ve watched lately with an Extended Potpourri episode. In it, we discuss Disney+, The Boys, Brittany Runs a Marathon, Joker, El Camino, and much more.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 054 – OV B-Roll – “What is Pepperoni?!” – Family Guy, Movies We’re Excited About, Tiny’s Work Trip to Louisville – November 13, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 300 – Lady and the Tramp (2019) – Disney Plus Preview: Encore!, Forky Asks a Question, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Marvel’s Hero Project, The Imagineering Story, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, Spark Shorts

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OV300 – Lady and the Tramp (2019) – Disney Plus Preview: Encore!, Forky Asks a Question, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Marvel’s Hero Project, The Imagineering Story, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, Spark Shorts

This week, I fly solo for the 300th (holy crap!) episode of the podcast! In this special episode, I share my spoiler-free thoughts on the Disney Plus exclusive Lady and the Tramp remake. I also share my thoughts on several Disney Plus exclusive shows launching with the service on Nov 12th. Series reviewed include: Encore!, Forky Asks a QuestionHigh School Musical: The Musical: The SeriesMarvel’s Hero ProjectThe Imagineering StoryThe World According to Jeff Goldblum, and Spark Shorts.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 052 – OV B-Roll – “Ben’s HIFF2019 Thoughts” – AppleTV+, Movies To Catch Up On, and Pizza is Pretty – November 4, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 299 – The Lighthouse – For All Mankind, Dickinson, See, The Morning Show, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, In Fabric, Marriage Story, Just Mercy, and Netflix’s The King (Guest: Ben Sears)

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OV299 – The Lighthouse – For All Mankind, Dickinson, See, The Morning Show, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, In Fabric, Marriage Story, Just Mercy, and Netflix’s The King (Guest: Ben Sears)

This week, I welcome back our contributor Ben Sears to the podcast to review Robert Eggers’ incredible film, The Lighthouse. We also discuss some news regarding David Benioff and DB Weiss, the Game of Thrones prequel announcement, and more. For Potpourri, Ben shares his thoughts on AppleTV+ original series See, Dickinson, For All Mankind, The Morning Show, and the service itself. Then I share my thoughts on the Special Presentation screenings I attended at HIFF2019.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 052 – OV B-Roll – “Ben’s HIFF2019 Thoughts” – AppleTV+, Movies To Catch Up On, and Pizza is Pretty – November 4, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 298 – HIFF2019: Part II – Award Winners – Press Junket Interviews: House of Champions, Man Camp, Syndrome K, Moonlight Sonata, Ernie & Joe, We Shall Not Die Now, Standing Up Falling Down, Samir, and Going Attractions

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OV298 – HIFF2019: Part II – Award Winners – Press Junket Interviews: House of Champions, Man Camp, Syndrome K, Moonlight Sonata, Ernie & Joe, We Shall Not Die Now, Standing Up Falling Down, Samir, and Going Attractions

 

In part 2 of our coverage of the 28th Heartland Film Festival, I share the award winners from this year’s festival and I interview several filmmakers at the HIFF press junket!

This week’s stinger comes from my Patreon-exclusive Vlogs: HIFF2019 Vlog 3 – Always in Season (2019), Jump Shot, Whelm, Screening Mishaps – October 12, 2019

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