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!
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, 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 Question, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Marvel’s Hero Project, The Imagineering Story, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, and Spark Shorts.
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.
In this episode, Tiny and I review Ad Astra. We also discuss some controversies surrounding Joker, the Shane Gillis/SNL fiasco, Beautiful Boy, Stephanie Wittels-Wachs’ heartbreaking memoir about her brother, Parks & Rec writer Harris Wittels.
In this episode, Fekkes and I review It: Chapter Two. We also debate the merits of single entry franchise storytelling in the era of peak TV/storytelling, Disney+ trailers, Apple TV+, and the “Streaming Wars.”
In this bonus episode, Tiny and I review Rapid Response, a documentary about the origin and evolution of motorsport medical science. It’s an interesting documentary currently in theaters that we both recommend.
In this week’s episode, I welcome Patreon supporter, returning guest, and new contributor Ben Sears back to the podcast. We review Toy Story 4 and A24’s The Farewell. We also talk about several upcoming movies and both of our histories working in movie theaters.
In this week’s episode, Kyrsten and I record on-location from her apartment to review Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Kyrsten also briefly shares her thoughts on Trump: An American Dream and I try to explain one of Stephen King’s most controversial scenes. Then, in a separate recording, Tiny and I discuss Good Boys (non-spoiler), the recent news regarding The Matrix 4, and this week’s news regarding Disney, Sony, and Spider-Man.
Recorded July 23, 23019: In preparation for Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, Fekkes and I are embarking upon a 3-part Quentin Tarantino retrospective leading up to the new film’s release. In this installment, Fekkes and I share our thoughts on Inglourious Basterds (2009), Django Unchained (2012), and The Hateful Eight (2015).
Recorded July 3, 2019: In preparation for Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, Fekkes and I are embarking upon a 3-part Quentin Tarantino retrospective leading up to the new film’s release. In this installment, Fekkes and I share our thoughts on Kill Bill Vol 1 (2003), Kill Bill Vol 2 (2004), and Death Proof (2007).
Recorded April 3, 2019: In preparation for Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, Fekkes and I are embarking upon a 3-part Quentin Tarantino retrospective leading up to the new film’s release. In this installment, Fekkes and I share our thoughts on Reservoir Dogs (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994),and Jackie Brown (1997).
In this laid back, extended conversation episode, Mike and I cover a wide range of topics including his son’s first movie theater experience, the ridiculous Twitter meltdown of @RareHorror, life in the streaming era, and more. We also review the new Child’s Play and briefly discuss Tenebrae and Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
This week, Kyrsten and I review Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, Booksmart and Blumhouse’s new thriller, Ma. We also discuss The Twilight Zone’s toxic masculinity episode, Not All Men and continue our TV Show Swap: LOSTPoint project by discussing season 1, episodes 8 & 9 of LOST (Confidence Man & Solitary) and Flashpoint (Never Kissed a Girl & Planets Aligned).