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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 37 – Worst. Episodes. Ever., The Fifth Estate and Nebraska

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Here’s the latest ep of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast! Thankfully our equipment held together for this recording session! So we’re back to decent sound quality!

This week we discussed some of our least favorite episodes from some of our favorite shows. It was a really good discussion and there’s even a good Lost tangent in there for good measure. Hope you enjoy.

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The Month in Movies: December 2013

THE WAY, WAY BACK

I closed out 2013 with a December that consisted of 20 viewings. Of those 20 viewings, only 8 were “first viewings” and 3 were trips to the theater. It was a pretty mellow way to close out the year. It was actually the opposite of 2012’s stats, where I watched any and every thing that I could.

Stay tuned to the blog and podcast for a rundown of not only my year in movies but also Mike and Tiny’s year. For now, here’s my rundown of the highs and lows of December 2013. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 30 – A Nerdy Conversation with IndyPopCon’s Chase Kahlo

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Here’s the latest ep of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast! I’m really excited about this episode. This week we had an in-studio guest for the first time since our friend Greg helped us kick off the podcast in June! Our guest was Chase Kahlo, one of the guys behind Indy PopCon (the brand new pop culture convention coming to Indianapolis in May 2014).

We had so much fun recording with Chase and we’ll probably have him back as the convention nears. And when I say he’s our first “in-studio” guest, I mean he’s our first guest in the makeshift studio I converted my brother’s sunroom into and use to record in while he’s at work. But all the same, it’s a great episode and I hope you like it. Continue reading

Trailer Tuesday: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) [Obsessive Friends: Tiny]

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Release Date: December 13th, 2013

Director: Peter Jackson

Writers: Fran WalshPhilippa BoyensPeter JacksonGuillermo del Toro & J.R.R. Tolkien (novel “The Hobbit”)

Stars: Martin FreemanIan McKellenRichard Armitage & Benedict Cumberbatch

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We’re Movie Fans, Damn It! Three ‘Into Darkness’ Reviews by Non-Trekkies [Obsessive Friends: Mike & Tiny]

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My friends Mike and Tiny saw Star Trek Into Darkness last weekend and couldn’t stop raving about it. Mike is a tough critic, especially when it comes to big tent-pole movies. Tiny and I usually see eye to eye on most movies. So after hearing their praise, I had to see the movie for myself.  Before I bought my ticket, an idea struck me. I decided my friends and I should write individual reviews of the movie for this blog. So that’s what we did.

As far as expectations were concerned, the three of us really liked J.J. Abrams’ reboot/sequel hybrid. So we each went “into Darkness” somewhere between “excited” and “extremely excited.” Below you will find all three of our takes on the movie, the fan reactions and Benedict Cumberbatch’s performance. Enjoy and, as always, don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and like the blog on Facebook. Continue reading