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.
Happy 2019 and welcome to The Obsessive Viewer’s2018 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!
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 Tiny and I review the new Steven Soderbergh redneck heist movie Logan Lucky. We also discuss the latest Castle Rock casting news, Black Mirror’s teaser trailer, the Netflix show Atypical, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Mike also calls in with his mini-review of Annabelle Creation! Continue reading →
Recorded 2/7/17 – This week, Tiny and I chose random titles from each other’s queues. For Tiny, I chose Victoria and Tiny chose In the Loop for me. We discuss the movies and also receive another Pine Tree Perfume check-in from Mike, who shares his disdain for The Bye Bye Man. And, for Potpourri, we talk about The Abyss, Hidden Figures, The People v. OJ Simpson, and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Continue reading →
This week, Matt and Tiny review the random titles streaming on their Netflix Queues (assigned in OV163). Tiny discusses his feelings toward ESPN’s 30 for 30 doc, The Prince of Pennsylvania, while Matt fills a gap with a first-ish viewing of Wayne’s World and the heartbreaking and heartwarming documentary Autism in Love. Then, Mike’s call-in segment gets an official title and theme music as he calls in his thoughts on The Huntsman: Winter’s War. Finally, for potpourri, Tiny reviews Adam McKay’s The Big Short, and Matt shares his thoughts on Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book and season 2 of Netflix original series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Continue reading →
This week Tiny and I discuss a rundown of some recent movie news and trailers before we share some of our favorite TV show “one season wonders”, those television series that never found their audience and ended up cancelled after one season. Shows discussed include Firefly, Freaks and Geeks, Studio 60, Andy Richter Controls the Universe and more. We also get a call-in from Mike with his review of The Jungle Book! Continue reading →
The guys reflect on the first year of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast. They share NEVER BEFORE HEARD behind the scenes stories about the making of the podcast and the trials and tribulations the trio faced in the first year.
How was Matt able to buy all the equipment at once? Want to hear about how Matt got dumped in the middle of recording? How did Mike join the show? What did we do when Tiny’s audio messed up in one episode? Secrets will be revealed, questions will be answered!
Recorded live from our booth at Indy PopCon! Here’s our final Indy PopCon 2014 episode. It’s filled with the favorite movies and TV shows of all the people who came and talked to us at our booth. We met and got to talk to so many awesome people at the convention that we had to give all the con attendees their own episode.
We also took some time at the top of the episode to talk about how we felt about the convention and recounted our favorite moments from the weekend.
Recorded live from our booth at Indy PopCon! We had some down time at Indy PopCon on Sunday. The crowds were dying down and people were hustling to buy things last minute from vendors. So we decided to record an extended potpourri episode.
Topics covered in this episode include our discussion about X-Men: Days of Future Past, Jon Favreau’s Chef, Adore and A.C.O.D. We also go into a healthy tangent about Interstellar’s tagline and what it might imply about the movie.
Recorded live from our booth at Indy PopCon! This episode features all of our interviews with Podcasters, Vendors and YouTubers at the convention. We are incredibly grateful to have had the chance to meet so many amazing and creative people. All of their links are in these notes. Please check them out!
Also in this episode, we kickoff our Summer project for the podcast! Summer of Sandler begins here with a review of Adam Sandler’s latest movie, Blended. From here, we’ll go back chronologically and examine Adam Sandler’s entire career. For now, enjoy our interviews and our Blended review.
Recorded live on the Sam Ash Podcaster Stage at the first ever Indy PopCon in Indianapolis, Indiana, the guys conducted a hysterical interview with Chick McGee of Bob & Tom and the Off the Air Podcast.
Before that in this episode, the guys took to the convention floor and got some quick interviews with cosplayers Jessica LG and Raychul Moore, actress Esme Bianco (Ros from Game of Thrones), actor/kick-ass DJ Kristian Nairn (Hodor from Game of Thrones), Survivor contestant/former IN gubernatorial candidate/philanthropist Rupert Boneham and Indianapolis Colt Pat McAfee!
In this episode, the guys examine the genre of (mostly teen) party movies that take place over one night. Matt has formulated a theory about these movies and how they reflect life as a teen in the decade the movie depicts. 6 movies are covered, depicting 6 decades.
Also in the episode, Mike disliked Godzilla. Tiny recommends a documentary about polygamist Mormons. And Matt gets under Mike’s skin with a proclamation about Star Wars before declaring his love for romcom That Awkward Moment.
In anticipation of the local (to Matt and Tiny) running of the Indianapolis 500, the guys take a look at the vast cinema showroom of Car Movies.
In the episode, Tiny offers up Days of Thunder, Christine and Ronin for discussion. Mike talks about his feelings toward Drive, the Fast & Furious franchise and Talladega Nights. Finally, Matt shares his feelings toward Vanishing Point, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Love the Beast and The Dukes of Hazzard.
I can't remember the last time I was so invested in 2/3s of a movie only to find myself struggling so hard to hold my interest in its final act. But such is the life of the audience member of an M. Night Shyamalan movie. As harsh as it may sound, there's no denying that Shyamalan is one divisive and mercurial filmmaker. The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable […]
Split holds up very well. I was concerned that my fondness for it was based solely on the ending. Fortunately, I was invested in the story and really stunned by McAvoy's performance. He was incredible. My full review can be found on ObsessiveViewer.com.
David's arc through the movie and how it impacts his home life shows Night's growth as a storyteller when compared to the troubled marriage subplot of The Sixth Sense. In that movie, Bruce Willis' character is coming to terms with himself and his relationship in a different way. The problem is that the subplot was 100 percent pigeonholed by th […]
The Upside is a pretty middle of the road comedy that's fairly inoffensive, if unimaginative in its execution. It's a remake of the 2011 French film The Intouchables. It premiered at TIFF in 2017 and finally got a wide theatrical release now in 2019. I haven't seen The Intouchables, so I can't compare the two. But The Upside is hard to na […]
I went into Free Solo wondering what could possibly possess a person to climb anything without ropes or harnesses. It is a lifestyle that I am so far away from, I simply can't fathom it. And right off the bat, the documentary addresses this question in the form of an interview that Free Solo's subject, Alex Honnold, was in on television. His ration […]