Category Archives: Recurring Co-Hosts

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 267 – Bonus Ep – Escape Room, Mike’s 400th Movie Night, and Random Thoughts on Film Criticism

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OV267 – Bonus Ep – Escape Room, Mike’s 400th Movie Night, and Random Thoughts on Film Criticism

In this bonus episode, Mike and I review the new horror/thriller movie, Escape Room. We also talk about Mike’s latest milestone in his long-running Movie Night tradition, amateur film criticism, and then we end the episode with a bunch of tangents.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 013 – OV B-Roll – Mike’s DVD Trunk, Buying Physical vs Digital, The Current Era of Video Renting, and “Mike Watched Adult Movies as a Kid” – Jan 5, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 266 – 2018 Year in Review – Best and Worst Movies of the Year and Viewing Stats

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OV266 – 2018 Year in Review – Best and Worst Movies of the Year and Viewing Stats

Happy 2019 and welcome to The Obsessive Viewer’s 2018 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 264 – Bonus Ep – Aquaman, The American Meme, and Kevin Spacey’s Let Me Be Frank (Featuring Robert Fekkes)

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OV264 – Bonus Ep – Aquaman, The American Meme, and Kevin Spacey’s Let Me Be Frank (Featuring Robert Fekkes)

In this bonus episode, Fekkes and I review the new DCEU movie, Aquaman, determine it’s place within the DCEU, and discuss the future of DC movies. We also talk about the insanely bizarre Kevin Spacey YouTube video, “Let Me Be Frank” that was posted on Christmas Eve, discuss Star Wars Episode IX news, and I share my thoughts on the Netflix doc The American Meme.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 011 – OV B-Roll – Fekkes’ Collection, Favorite Bonus Features on Blu-Ray/DVD, DJ Matty Fresh on the 1s and 2s, and “Should We Abandon Our Physical Media?” – Dec 26, 2018

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 263 – Welcome to Marwen – Bohemian Rhapsody, Blindspotting, Movie Theater Etiquette, and TV Show Swap: LOSTPoint (Featuring Kyrsten Lyster)

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OV263 – Welcome to Marwen – Bohemian Rhapsody, Blindspotting, Movie Theater Etiquette, and TV Show Swap: LOSTPoint (Featuring Kyrsten Lyster)

This week, Kyrsten and I review the new Robert Zemeckis movie, Welcome to Marwen and then we offer mini-reviews of Bohemian Rhapsody, and Blindspotting. I also share a harrowing theater experience. We also check in with each other on our TV show swap segment LOSTPoint. In this week’s segment, we discuss Flashpoint (S01E02-03 – First in Line & The Element of Surprise) and LOST (S01E02-03 – Pilot Part 2 & Tabula Rosa).

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording:010 – OV B-Roll – Kyrsten’s Presence, Family Christmas Traditions, Favorite Christmas Gifts, and “What Christmas Movie Would We Program for 24 Hours on Christmas Day?” – Dec 22, 2018

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 262 – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – The Mule, Cam, Cheap Thrills, Silent Night Deadly Night, and Mandy (Patreon Selection)

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OV262 – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – The Mule, Cam, Cheap Thrills, Silent Night Deadly Night, and Mandy (Patreon Selection)

This week, Mike and I review Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Mandy (as a special Patreon Review). We also discuss A-List and Letterboxd (as per usual), and Mike’s Ten Years of Shock list. For potpourri, we rapid-fire talk Creed II, Hereditary, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, Cam, Silent Night Deadly Night, The Mule, and Cheap Thrills.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 009 – OV B-Roll – Mike’s Process, The Favourite Isn’t Really On Our Radar, Ralph Breaks the Internet, The Christmas Chronicles, yes and “Matt Has Little to No Improv Skills” – Dec 17, 2018

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 260 – Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Creed II, Instant Family, Finders Keepers, The Lion King trailer, and Facebook Live Police Chases (Featuring Robert Fekkes)

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OV260 – Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Creed II, Instant Family, Finders Keepers, The Lion King trailer, and Facebook Live Police Chases (Featuring Robert Fekkes)

This week, Fekkes and I go in depth with our review of the latest Wizarding World movie, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. In Potpourri, we talk about the documentary Finders Keepers, Creed II, and Instant Family.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 259 – Movie Theater Potpourri – Widows, Overlord, A Star is Born, First Man, Detective Pikachu trailer, Dear David movie, and Help Name Our New TV Swap Segment (Featuring Kyrsten Lyster)

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OV259 – Movie Theater Potpourri – Widows, Overlord, A Star is Born, First Man, Detective Pikachu trailer, Dear David movie, and Help Name Our New TV Swap Segment (Featuring Kyrsten Lyster)

This week, Kyrsten and I discuss the movies we’ve watched recently in the theater. Movies we discuss include Widows, Overlord, A Star is Born, and First Man. We also began our TV show swap project tentatively titled “Matt Introduces Kyrsten to the Best TV Show and Kyrsten Shows Matt a TV Show.” In this week’s segment, we watch and discuss Flashpoint (S01E01 – Scorpio) and Lost (S01E01 – Pilot Part 1).

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 256 – Bad Times at the El Royale – The Oath, The Haunting of Hill House, and The Old Man and the Gun (Guest: Robert Fekkes)

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OV256 – Bad Times at the El Royale – The Oath, The Haunting of Hill House, and The Old Man and the Gun (Guest: Robert Fekkes)

This week, Fekkes and I review the new Drew Goddard movie, Bad Times at the El Royale. We also discuss movie theater food and etiquette, and talk about The Oath, The Haunting of Hill House, and The Old Man & the Gun.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 254 – HIFF2018: Part IV – Care to Laugh Review and Filmmaker Interviews: Emanuel, Live the Stream, Bullitt County, Howard, On Her Shoulders, Alone in the Game, Thunder Road, Bathtubs Over Broadway, Radium Girls, and Tre Maison Dasan

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OV254 – HIFF2018: Part IV – Care to Laugh Review and Filmmaker Interviews: Emanuel, Live the Stream, Bullitt County, Howard, On Her Shoulders, Alone in the Game, Thunder Road, Bathtubs Over Broadway, Radium Girls, and Tre Maison Dasan

In part 4 of our coverage of the 27th Heartland Film Festival, I review the closing night film Care to Laugh, interview the filmmakers, and then Kyrsten and I interview several filmmakers who have films screening at this year’s festival on the awards night red carpet!

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 252 – HIFF2018: Part II – Crime + Punishment Review and Filmmaker Interviews: A Thousand Miles Behind, Fiddlin’, Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, River Runs Red, Seeing is Believing, The Samuel Project, The Turn Out, Time Well Spent, and Wake.

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OV252 – HIFF2018: Part II – Crime + Punishment Review and Filmmaker Interviews: A Thousand Miles Behind, Fiddlin’, Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, River Runs Red, Seeing is Believing, The Samuel Project, The Turn Out, Time Well Spent, and Wake.

In part 2 of our coverage of the 27th Heartland Film Festival, Kyrsten and I review the sobering documentary Crime + Punishment, and I interview several filmmakers who have films screening at this year’s festival!

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 251 – HIFF2018: Part I – The Bikes of Wrath Review and Filmmaker Interviews: Amy & Sophia, Grateful, Hiroshima Carp Theater, Nathan’s Kingdom, Palace, Phil’s Camino, Saints Rest, and Spare Room

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OV251 – HIFF2018: Part I – The Bikes of Wrath Review and Filmmaker Interviews: Amy & Sophia, Grateful, Hiroshima Carp Theater, Nathan’s Kingdom, Palace, Phil’s Camino, Saints Rest, and Spare Room

In part 1 of our coverage of the 27th Heartland Film Festival, Kyrsten and I review the uplifting documentary The Bikes of Wrath, and I interview several filmmakers who have films screening at this year’s festival!

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 249 – Extended Potpourri – A Simple Favor, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Columbus, Searching, The Meg, Nathan for You, Teen Wolf, and The Twilight Zone (Guest: Kyrsten Lyster)

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OV249 – Extended Potpourri – A Simple Favor, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Columbus, Searching, The Meg, Nathan for You, Teen Wolf, and The Twilight Zone (Guest: Kyrsten Lyster)

This week, Kyrsten joins me for an Extended Potpourri in which we discuss A Simple Favor, The Spy Who Dumped Me, The Meg, Searching, and Columbus. We also talk about Nathan for You and we made each other watch an episode of The Twilight Zone and Teen Wolf, respectively.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 248 – Vanilla Sky (Patreon Selection) – The Happytime Murders, AI: Artificial Intelligence, Guardians Vol 3 on Hold, and more (Guest: Robert Fekkes)

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OV248 – Vanilla Sky (Patreon Selection) – The Happytime Murders, AI: Artificial Intelligence, Guardians Vol 3 on Hold, and more (Guest: Robert Fekkes)

This week, I am joined by Fekkes to review Vanilla Sky for one of our patreon supporters! We also talk about 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Happytime Murders, the latest news about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and more.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 246 – Movie Theater Potpourri – BlacKkKlansman, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Eighth Grade, Sorry to Bother You, Incredibles 2, and Isle of Dogs (Guest: Kyrsten Lyster)

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OV246 – Movie Theater Potpourri – BlacKkKlansman, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Eighth Grade, Sorry to Bother You, Incredibles 2, and Isle of Dogs (Guest: Kyrsten Lyster)

 

Kyrsten returns to the podcast to discuss several movies we’ve seen in the theater together recently. We also talk briefly about Robin Williams, a major OV milestone, and our cringe years.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 244 – Skyscraper – James Gunn Fired From Guardians 3, Toxic Fandom, and Die Hard is an Action Movie (Guest: Kyrsten Lyster)

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OV244 – Skyscraper – James Gunn Fired From Guardians 3, Toxic Fandom, and Die Hard is an Action Movie (Guest: Kyrsten Lyster)

Back by popular demand, my friend Kyrsten returns to the podcast to review The Rock’s summer blockbuster Skyscraper. We also discuss recent news regarding James Gunn, and have a conversation about toxic fandom.

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