In what could be the biggest review series in the history of Obsessive Viewer, I’m committing myself to reviewing all the movies and shows in Marvel Studios’ Cinematic Universe. You can find an index of my MCU reviews here and check out The Obsessive Viewer Podcast here. Now, here’s my review of 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Jake Gyllenhaal has covered a lot of ground playing some complex characters throughout his career. Jack Twist in Brokeback Mountain, Robert Graysmith in Zodiac, and, of course, the title character in Donnie Darko are all characters that require a few layers in the performance. Lou Bloom is perhaps Gyllenhaal’s most complex character and one of his best performances to date.
In “Men, Women & Children”, director Jason Reitman navigates the waters of human relationships and delivers a poignant and witty film about how we conduct ourselves in “private.” The movie takes the perspective of several teenagers and their parents who all intersect here and there in a Texas town. The movie was adapted from the novel of the same name […]
A decade ago, I was a teenager in high school. I had my first job at my local movie theater and used my newfound disposable income to get a Netflix subscription. Over the summer of 2004, 17/18 year old Matt wrote 21 movie reviews and posted them on IMDb. Recently, I dug up these reviews and decided to revisit each […]
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has been out for a week now and I’m finally getting around to reviewing it. You can find an index of my Apes reviews here and also check out The Obsessive Viewer Podcast here. Now, let’s close out my Franchise Review of Planet of the Apes with one final review…for now.
FIND ALL OF MY X-MEN REVIEWS HERE I had seen X-Men: First Class once before. I was really tired and the disc was damaged so I couldn’t finish it properly until the next day. When I finished it, I felt like it was good. In fact, I thought it was really good. For whatever reason, I didn’t get quite as […]
We are nearing the end of Shocktober 2013. In the run up to the final week, I realized I have a ton of movies I still want to watch. So, with plenty of unused vacation time to spare, I took Monday and Tuesday off from work. Throughout this mini-vacation I’ve created for myself, I’m going to be watching a ton […]