Indy PopCon 2016 has come and gone and we were there, once again, all three days! This year was a lot of fun and once again we met a ton of really cool people and got to meet up with our old Con friends as well.
This is the first of two PopCon episodes. In this episode, we interviewed Geary Culver on the convention’s podcaster stage about the art of riffing movies and the history and bright future of Cinemacide.com. We also have a brief potpourri section recorded at the booth on Day 3 and pay tribute to Anton Yelchin. Continue reading →
Filmmakers Michael Goldburg and Dave Chan return to the podcast to talk about their new crowdfunding campaign for their first feature film, SURE-FIRE. Long-time listeners will remember Michael and Dave from OV131and if you made it to last year’s Shocktober in Irvington, you saw their short film What’s Eating Dad?If you haven’t had a chance to see that, you should really check out the incentives the guys have lined up for their crowdfunding campaign!
Recorded November 29th, 2015 – Once again, we were invited to Starbase Indy for a summer movie preview panel! Mike George (from Starbase Indy) was on-hand to discuss a few of the big tent-pole releases next summer, reflect on this year’s box office performance, and get our take on what summer 2016 has in store. Continue reading →
In part 2 of our Heartland Film Fest episode, Tiny asks me about the rest of the movies I watched at the festival. This episode also includes interviews with Kurt Nettleton (Your Catfish Friend), Michael Klein (Romeo is Bleeding), Michael Covino (Keep in Touch), and Luis Javier M. Henaine (Happy Times). There are also red carpet interviews with James Sadwith, Sara Elizabeth Timmins, Stefania Owen, and Alex Wolff from Coming Through the Rye. Continue reading →
In part 1 of our Heartland Film Fest episode, Tiny and I recount our experiences at the festival. I also go into detail about the best films I saw out of the 21 features and 23 shorts I watched during Heartland’s 10-day run. This episode also includes interviews with filmmakers Patricia Riggen (The 33), David Manougian (The Big Lonely), Heather Jack (Let’s Not Panic), and Ian & Eshom Nelms (Waffle Street). Continue reading →
In this special live episode of The Obsessive Viewer, the guys host the second annual Shocktober in Irvington, a one-night event screening of horror short films from local filmmakers benefitting the Irvington Historical Society.
We had a really great turnout this year and we already can’t wait for Shocktober 3: Season of the Mike. Continue reading →
In this special episode of the podcast, Tiny and I chat with Michael Goldburg and Dave Chan, the men behind comedy/horror short film What’s Eating Dad?, which will be the opening short for our Shocktober in Irvington event on October 16th. In the episode, the guys tell us about the Film Festival circuit, behind the scenes info about the short, and their upcoming con-man comedy feature Sure-Fire. Continue reading →
For this special episode of the podcast, Matt talks to Allison Burnett, the writer and director of Ask Me Anything, an indie drama about a girl who blogs about her sex life in her one-year deferment from college after high school. Allison is also the author of Undiscovered Gyrl (the novel Ask Me Anything is based on), its sequel Another Girl among other things. Continue reading →
In a special episode of the podcast, Matt chats with Kate Chaplin. Kate is a filmmaker who just wrapped filming on Wig’d Out here in Indianapolis. She’s also the host of Kate’s Take, a great podcast where she discusses how films have influenced her life. For Potpourri, Matt and Kate discuss LOST. Stay tuned after the outro to the episode for a LOST spoiler discussion segment. Continue reading →
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In this special episode of the podcast, I (Matt) premiere my solo side-project podcast: Anthology. In this pilot episode, I introduce the concept for the podcast, its origin, and give some background on The Twilight Zone and my feelings about the show. I also review and analyze The Twilight Zone’s first two episodes: Where is Everbody? & One for the Angels.
Indy PopCon has come to an end and we have a ton of recorded content for your enjoyment. In this third and final PopCon 2015 episode, Tiny and I reflect on this year’s convention, how Markiplier stole Matt’s thunder, and finally answer the question we asked everyone. After our talk, you’ll find all of the interviews we conducted at our booth with people attending the convention.
We asked PopCon visitors this year what fictional character they would want to be or fictional universe they would want to be in. We got some fantastic responses. Enjoy! Continue reading →
Indy PopCon has come to an end and we have a ton of recorded content for your enjoyment. In this second episode, we interviewed John Graham from FIGID Press and INDYpendent Show. He does a lot of great work to foster creativity in the Indianapolis area. The interview took place on Saturday, June 27th, 2015 at 12:00pm.
After the interview, you’ll find all of the interviews we conducted at our booth with people with podcasts, YouTube channels, books, and anything else to promote. We asked PopCon visitors this year what fictional character they would want to be or fictional universe they would want to be in. We got some fantastic responses. Continue reading →
In this episode, Matt sits down (sans Mike and Tiny) with Matt Quiett from Nerd’s Domain for a chat about podcasting, movies and TV. They talk at length about taking their podcasts to conventions, the merits of Google Chromecast, their fandom of FX’s The Shield, Justified, Deadwood and a lot more.
Coming at you a little early in the week, here’s the latest episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast! This is a very special episode of the show as we broke down the Oscar nominees with the help of friends from 7 other podcasts! Timestamps and links can of course be found below and in the show notes/lyrics page of the episode on your mp3 player.
I am very proud of how this episode turned out and I want to thank all the awesome shows who helped us out with it!
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 […]