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.
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.
Everything about this movie feels phoned in. Sinbad is fun but it really feels like large swathes of the script is just "have Sinbad improv exasperation" instead of trying anything interesting. Every narrative beat is painfully obvious, even for a kid-friendly Disney movie.
Freaks owes a big debt to Firestarter but it's at least more original outside of its homage than Stranger Things was/is (and I like Stranger Things a lot).Very wise to deliver the world building through the perspective of Chloe. Good storytelling and impressive effects work.
Very cool low budget atmosphere piece. It's all tone and mood and it's done to good effect. Set design, cinematography, locations, makeup and costuming all work together to make some really striking visuals.
Thorough documentary that shares the African American perspective on the horror genre and charts the involvement of African Americans in the genre itself. Excellent panel for the talking heads. The documentary covers its subject from a place of love and handles it with the necessary care and importance.Enjoyed it.
Blown away by Jim Cummings' performance. The nuances to the character and the raw grief and emotional crisis of the story is so well-realized that I'm nearly at a loss for words. This is a movie that lives in a state of chaotic empathy and brings you into its world in such an immersive way that it's almost overwhelming.Spectacular movie.