Category Archives: Recurring Co-Hosts

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

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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

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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 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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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 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 295 – It: Chapter Two – Disney+ & Apple TV+, The Rise of Skywalker, The Mandalorian, and Star Wars Storytelling (Featuring: Robert Fekkes)

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OV295 – It: Chapter Two – Disney+ & Apple TV+, The Rise of Skywalker, The Mandalorian, and Star Wars Storytelling (Featuring: Robert Fekkes)

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.”

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 048 – OV B-Roll – “Ve(ry)nice, Italy” – Getting Even, Fekkes’ LEGO Rebuild Status, Afternoon Beers, and Farming Simulations – September 18, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 292 – Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – Good Boys (Non-Spoiler), The Matrix 4 News, and Sony v Disney: Spider-Man and the MCU (Featuring: Kyrsten Lyster)

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OV292 – Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – Good Boys (Non-Spoiler), The Matrix 4 News, and Sony v Disney: Spider-Man and the MCU (Featuring: Kyrsten Lyster)

 

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.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 043 – OV B-Roll – “On-Location!” – Sleep Apnea?!, Anthropomorphizing Animals, Mortality, and Half-Assed Hypotheticals – August 11, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 291 – Extended Potpourri – Spider-Man: Far From Home, Stuber, Blockers, Buzzfeed Unsolved: Supernatural, Cats Trailer, and LOSTPoint (Featuring: Kyrsten Lyster)

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OV291 – Extended Potpourri – Spider-Man: Far From Home, Stuber, Blockers, Buzzfeed Unsolved: Supernatural, Cats Trailer, and LOSTPoint (Featuring: Kyrsten Lyster)

In this week’s episode, Kyrsten and I spend way too much time talking about our cats before diving into reviews of Spider-Man: Far From Home, Stuber, and Blockers. We round out the episode with a conversation about Buzzfeed Unsolved: Supernatural and the latest installment of our LOSTPoint series reviewing LOST and Flashpoint.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 042 – OV B-Roll – “Fundaes with Matt & Kyrsten” – Conversations with Characters, Shipping LOSTPoint Characters, Cats, and Politics – August 3, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 290 – Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood – Regal Unlimited, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, ACS: Impeachment Announced, and Tenet Teaser (Featuring: Robert Fekkes)

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OV290 – Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood – Regal Unlimited, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, ACS: Impeachment Announced, and Tenet Teaser (Featuring: Robert Fekkes)

This week, Fekkes and I review Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. We also briefly talk about Regal Unlimited, Hobbs & Shaw, and more.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 041 – OV B-Roll – “LEGO Devastation” – Mental Health Talk, Our Tarantino LEGO Wish Lists, Friends/Pottery Barn, Stranger Things 3 – August 7, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 289 – Quentin Tarantino Retrospective: Chapter Three – Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, and The Hateful Eight (Featuring: Robert Fekkes)

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OV289 – Quentin Tarantino Retrospective: Chapter Three – Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, and The Hateful Eight (Featuring: Robert Fekkes)

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).

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 039 – OV B-Roll – “Desert Island Filmography” – Game of Thrones & Star Wars, Knives Out Trailer, The Art of Self Defense, and MCU: Phase 4 – July 23, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 288 – Quentin Tarantino Retrospective: Chapter Two – Kill Bill Vol 1, Kill Bill Vol 2, and Death Proof (Featuring: Robert Fekkes)

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OV288 – Quentin Tarantino Retrospective: Chapter Two – Kill Bill Vol 1, Kill Bill Vol 2, and Death Proof (Featuring: Robert Fekkes)

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).

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 038 – OV B-Roll – “Fantasy Movie and TV Projects” – Fekkes’ Travel Bucket List, Lady Gaga Concert, and The Walking Dead Comics – July 3, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 287 – Quentin Tarantino Retrospective: Chapter One – Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, and Jackie Brown (Featuring: Robert Fekkes)

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OV287 – Quentin Tarantino Retrospective: Chapter One – Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, and Jackie Brown (Featuring: Robert Fekkes)

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).

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