Category Archives: Movie Episode

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 330 – Love and Monsters (2020) – Songbird trailer, I Think You Should Leave, Aunty Donna, The Return of LOSTPoint

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OV330 – Love and Monsters (2020) – Songbird trailer, I Think You Should Leave, Aunty Donna, The Return of LOSTPoint

In this episode, Kyrsten and I review the new monster-pocalypse Dylan O’Brien film, Love and Monsters! We also catch up on some things we’ve been watching, discuss the potential tastelessness of the upcoming COVID-themed thriller, Songbird, and finally return to our LOSTPoint series where we watch episodes of LOST and the Canadian police show Flashpoint.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 099 – OV B-Roll – “Matt’s Ice Cream & Hot Chocolate Buffet and Kitty Emporium” – Trump’s Ghost Campaign, Restaurants in 2020, Hard Candy, and True Crime Podcasts – Nov 15, 2020

Runtime: 1:52:12

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 329 – The Friday the 13th Franchise (1980-2009)

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OV329 – The Friday the 13th Franchise (1980-2009)

In honor of Mike’s birthday coinciding with Friday the 13th, he and I cracked open the new Scream Factory Friday the 13th blu-ray collection and shared our thoughts on the franchise title by title.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 098 – OV B-Roll – “The Erosion of Truth” – Liberal Patreon Tiers, Mike’s Band’s Patreon, The Haunting of Bly Manor – Nov 9, 2020

Runtime: 2:39:27

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 328 – Ebert’s Great Movies Part 4: Rear Window (1954) & Vertigo (1958) – Heartland Film Fest Hitchcock Night, Awards Season 2020, Picture Character, Sophie Jones, and The Outside Story

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OV328 – Ebert’s Great Movies Part 4: Rear Window (1954) & Vertigo (1958) – Heartland Film Fest Hitchcock Night, Awards Season 2020, Picture Character, Sophie Jones, and The Outside Story

In this episode, Ben and I continue our journey through Roger Ebert’s Great Movies list with a special Heartland Film Festival edition of our review series. We discuss two Hitchcock films on the list that were part of Heartland’s lineup of special drive-in screenings. First, we review 1954’s Rear Window and then follow it with 1958’s Vertigo.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 096 – OV B-Roll – “Carving Out Time to B Positive” – Criterion Shopping, Patreon Restructuring, Time (2020), B Positive, TV Homes – Nov 10, 2020

Runtime: 1:33:29

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 327 – HIFF2020: 76 Days (2020), In Case of Emergency (2020), Belly of the Beast (2020), and When My Time Comes (2020)

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OV327 – HIFF2020: 76 Days (2020), In Case of Emergency (2020), Belly of the Beast (2020), and When My Time Comes (2020)

Recorded October 15, 2020: In this episode, Tiny and I review some of the stuff we watched at the 29th Annual Heartland Film Festival! We covered the documentaries 76 Days, In Case of Emergency, Belly of the Beast, and When My Time Comes. We also touch on The Comey Rule, All In: The Fight for Democracy, and more.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 095 – OV B-Roll – “I Real Good Kitty” – Friday the 13th, Kyle Rittenhouse, Gun Rights, Trick ‘r Treat, Halloween(x3), Apostle, and Drive in Movies – Oct 15, 2020

Runtime: 1:17:52

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 326 – Ebert’s Great Movies Part 3: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) & 8 1/2 (1963) – Heartland Film Festival 2020 Preview, and Extended Patreon Clip (Feels Good Man & Possessor)

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OV326 – Ebert’s Great Movies Part 3: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) & 8 1/2 (1963) – Heartland Film Festival 2020 Preview, and Extended Patreon Clip (Feels Good Man & Possessor)

Recorded September 22, 2020: In the latest installment of our Ebert’s Great Movies Review Series, our newly promoted recurring co-host Ben Sears joins me to discuss the classic horror/German Expressionist film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (2020) and the Frederico Fellini film 8 ½ (1963) from Ebert’s “Great Movies” list. We also chat about the upcoming Heartland Film Festival.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 092 – OV B-Roll – “Whole Foods Hot Chocolate and Oatmilk” – Class Action Park (2020), Possessor (2020), HIFF2020 Screenings, Ted Lasso, and Hoops – Sept 22, 2020

Runtime: 1:33:29

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 325 – The Social Dilemma (2020) & The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020) – RIP Chadwick Boseman, The Batman, Dune, The Great Hack, The Social Network

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OV325 – The Social Dilemma (2020) & The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020) – RIP Chadwick Boseman, The Batman, Dune, The Great Hack, The Social Network

In this episode, Tiny and I review the newly released documentary The Social Dilemma and McG’s sequel The Babysitter: Killer Queen. We also discuss Chadwick Boseman’s tragic passing and his legacy, COVID-19 check-ins, The Batman and Dune trailers and more.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 091 – OV B-Roll – “Contactless Delivery” – Da 5 Bloods, The Boys Season 2, Sorkin – Sept 16, 2020

Runtime: 2:08:45

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 324 – Desert One (2020) & Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump (2020) – AMC Has Reopened, Will We See Tenet?, The Stand CBS All-Access Release Date

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OV324 – Desert One (2020) & Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump (2020) – AMC Has Reopened, Will We See Tenet?, The Stand CBS All-Access Release Date

In this episode, Tiny and I review the newly released documentaries Desert One and Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump. We also discuss AMC Theaters’ reopening, Tenet’s upcoming release, and The Stand CBS All-Access release date announcement. Note: This episode was recorded before news broke of Chadwick Boseman’s tragic passing. We will cover it in the next episode.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 090 – OV B-Roll – “A Croc of Bullshit” – Pitchstorm Card Game, Buy Our Masks, Tiny Buys a New Car, Vote Biden, Black Lives Matter, Save the USA, Training Like We Fight – Aug 26, 2020

Runtime: 1:35:45

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 323 – Ebert’s Great Movies Part 2: Tokyo Story (1953) & Network (1976) – Indy Film Fest 2020 Preview, Ben’s Happy Valley Essays, and Yes God Yes – Guest: Ben Sears

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OV323 – Ebert’s Great Movies Part 2: Tokyo Story (1953) & Network (1976) – Indy Film Fest 2020 Preview, Ben’s Happy Valley Essays, and Yes God Yes – Guest: Ben Sears

In the latest installment of our Ebert’s Great Movies Review Series, our contributor and friend Ben Sears joins me to discuss the Yasujirō Ozu masterpiece Tokyo Story (1953) and Sidney Lumet’s prescient satire Network (1976) from Ebert’s “Great Movies” list. We also chat about Indy Film Fest, currently underway virtually, Ben’s thoughts on Yes, God, Yes and more.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 088 – OV B-Roll – “A Lot of WAP Going On” – Dirty Harry, Project Power, Boys State, Scorsese Film Fest, and Skyline Chili – Aug 12, 2020

Runtime: 1:47:19

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 322 – Palm Springs (2020) & The Old Guard (2020) – Fekkes’ COVID Experience, Mulan and the Rise of PVOD, The Green Mile, and Bowfinger

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OV322 – Palm Springs (2020) & The Old Guard (2020) – Fekkes’ COVID Experience, Mulan and the Rise of PVOD, The Green Mile, and Bowfinger

This week, Fekkes makes his return to the podcast for a review of Palm Springs and The Old Guard. We also discuss Fekkes’ experience having COVID-19, Disney’s decision regarding Mulan and the future of cinemas and round out the episode with some Potpourri.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 087 – OV B-Roll – “#FekkesStrong” – Movies in 2020, The New Mutants, Joker Theory, IMAX, and Drive-Ins – Aug 6, 2020

Runtime: 1:47:51

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 320 – Relic (2020) and The Rental (2020) – Mike’s Post-Surgery Viewing, Friday the 13th Blu-Ray Announcement, and Horror Conventions in a Pandemic

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OV320 – Relic (2020) and The Rental (2020) – Mike’s Post-Surgery Viewing, Friday the 13th Blu-Ray Announcement, and Horror Conventions in a Pandemic

This week, Mike joins me to review IFC Midnight’s new releases Relic and The Rental. We also chat about Mike’s recovery from nose surgery, the newly announced Scream Factory Friday the 13th Blu-ray collection, and the ill-advised Days of the Dead convention.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 085 – OV B-Roll – “The Other Other C Word” – Internet Arguments, Spanish Love Songs, Ignorance, Complicity, and Aliens – July 15, 2020

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 319 – Roger Ebert’s Great Movies Part 1: Duck Soup (1933) and After Hours (1985) – The Painter and the Thief, 13 Reasons Why, and Sunshine – Guest: Ben Sears

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OV319 – Roger Ebert’s Great Movies Part 1: Duck Soup (1933) and After Hours (1985) – The Painter and the Thief, 13 Reasons Why, and Sunshine – Guest: Ben Sears

In our inaugural Ebert’s Great Movies Review Series episode, our contributor and friend Ben Sears joins me to discuss the Marx Brothers’ Duck Soup (1933) and Martin Scorsese’s After Hours (1985) from Ebert’s “Great Movies” list. For Potpourri, we discuss the documentary The Painter and the Thief and the first handful of episodes from 13 Reasons Why’s final season.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 084 – OV B-Roll – “Money Movers and Channel Selectors” – A Pizza Cameo, School vs Prison, 365 Days of Tom Hanks, Weird School Movies, and Saved by the Bell – July 13, 2020

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 318 – The Vast of Night & The King of Staten Island – Da 5 Bloods, The Wrong Missy, and AMC Theaters’ Reopening Plans – Guest: Ben Sears

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OV318 – The Vast of Night & The King of Staten Island – Da 5 Bloods, The Wrong Missy, and AMC Theaters’ Reopening Plans – Guest: Ben Sears

This week, our contributor and friend Ben joins me to review the retro sci-fi film, The Vast of Night and the new Judd Apatow film The King of Staten Island. We also talk about drive-in movies and AMC’s plans to reopen. For Potpourri, we discuss the Netflix films Da 5 Bloods and The Wrong Missy.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 074 – OV B-Roll – “Matt & Ben’s Three-Way” – Streaming Downloads, HBOMax Offerings, Another Movie and Meal Hypothetical – June 18, 2020

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 317 – Becky (2020) & Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street – Schitt’s Creek, Kim’s Convenience, and Scott Pilgrim

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OV317 – Becky (2020) & Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street – Schitt’s Creek, Kim’s Convenience, and Scott Pilgrim

This week, Mike joins me to review the new thriller on VOD, Becky and the Shudder exclusive documentary Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 070 – OV B-Roll – “Goopy Lovefest” – Behind the Podcast Curtains, Dream Me-Time Double Features, That 70’s Show, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist – June 11, 2020

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 316 – cOVid-19 Film Festival Day 74 (Netflix Spotlight) – The Lovebirds and Community Seasons 2-5

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OV316 – cOVid-19 Film Festival Day 74 (Netflix Spotlight) – The Lovebirds and Community Seasons 2-5

In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Kyrsten joins me to talk about Community Seasons 2-5 and for a feature review of The Lovebirds, both are currently available to stream on Netflix.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 068 – OV B-Roll – “Front Ponytails” – Avatar: The Last Airbender, Encino Man Meets Captain Planet, Space Force, and Tenet – May 29, 2020

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 315 – cOVid-19 Film Festival Day 39 (cOVid Potpourri) – Middleditch & Schwartz, Mike Birbiglia’s The New One, John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch, Community, and Richard Jewell

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OV315 – cOVid-19 Film Festival Day 39 (cOVid Potpourri) – Middleditch & Schwartz, Mike Birbiglia’s The New One, John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch, Community, and Richard Jewell

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. In this episode, Kyrsten joins me as we review 2019’s Richard Jewell and the brilliant Middleditch & Schwartz improv specials on Netflix. We then chat about a bunch of other comedy streaming selections.

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