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My 2014 Best & Worst Movies and Viewing Stats

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January 1st is my favorite day of the year. It’s the day where I take all the “movie watching data” I’ve collected over the last 365 days and put it all into one file. Having started Obsessive Viewer in February 2013, last year was the first year I got to share my stats online. You can read my year in review post from 2013 here. Continue reading

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 52 – Summer Blockbusters, Star Wars Casting, and Spider-Man Review

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OV52 – Summer Blockbusters, Star Wars Casting, and Spider-Man Review

This week the guys usher in the Summer movie season with a discussion about Summer Blockbusters. Mike shares how movies influenced his life-changing summer of 1999. Tiny shares his creepy affection for Will Smith. And Matt pays homage to a couple Spielberg classics before disrespecting them with a defense of Transformers.

For Potpourri, Tiny talks about the latest Star Wars Episode VII news. Mike shares his thoughts on Oculus and Matt shares his disappointment with Transcendence.

BONUS! There’s a special bonus Amazing Spider-Man 2 review after the Potpourri section. It’s spoiler-free, for your listening pleasure! Enjoy. Continue reading

The Month in Movies: January 2014

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  • Total Viewings: 19
  • First Viewings: 12
  • Theater Viewings: 3

So January in 2014 wasn’t nearly as productive as last year in terms of movies watched. To be fair, however, last January was one of the best months I’ve ever had for movie watching; surpassing many a Shocktober, even.

I’m proud of my numbers this month, though. I had a respectable 3 theater outings and a majority of the movies I watched were first viewings. I started 2014 off well. Not only that, I also added a new category to my stats. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 34 – 2013 Year in Review, Top Movies and Viewing Stats

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Here’s the premiere of our third season of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast! We took some time off for the holidays and now we’re back with a look back at the best and worst movies we saw in 2013. Check the show notes for timestamps and a whole year’s worth of Obsessive Viewer blog articles.

As always, check out PodcastLand.com for a very comprehensive collection of podcasts you can listen to. While you’re there, vote for us for Podcast of the Month! It would mean a lot to us.

Don’t forget to rate us and review us on iTunes as well! Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 32 – Christmas on the Screen Part II – Movie Edition (Fall 2013 Finale)

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Merry Christmas (in a handful of days)! Celebrate the holidays with the 2nd season finale of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast! This time we’re talking about our favorite Christmas movies! Stick around for a great potpourri section where we talk about the Interstellar teaser.

As always, I hope you enjoy this episode and I hope you check out PodcastLand.com for a very comprehensive collection of podcasts you can listen to. While you’re there, vote for us for Podcast of the Month! It would mean a lot to us.

Don’t forget to rate us and review us on iTunes as well!

Part 1 (Christmas on TV) can be found here.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 5 – FIRST CONTEST, Memorable Theater Experiences & Why We Love Movies

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Here’s the latest episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast with Matt & Tiny! We recorded this in Tiny’s basement after I had worked all night and he had gotten an hour or two of sleep. So we were both tired and it didn’t help that it took us an hour to set up our new, cheap microphones.

But it was all worth it because I honestly think this is our best episode yet. It’s all about why we love movies as an art form and what it is about the movie theater that we love so much. As the title suggests, this episode also features the announcement for our FIRST EVER CONTEST! I’ve set up a page here, (up at the top) where you can submit your memorable movie theater stories to us. We’ll read the best ones, plug your site/podcast/project/general shout out.

Don’t forget, you can always send us questions, comments, topic suggestions, death threats etc. If there’s a movie or TV show you’d like to hear our take on, we’ll read your message on the podcast and let you know our thoughts.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the episode. Here are links to the two blogs I reference in the episode: Film Hipster & The Cinema Monster

Episode 5 – FIRST CONTEST, Memorable Theater Experiences & Why We Love Movies

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“Tiny and Matt discuss the best and worst of movie theater experiences and breakdown why they love movies. They also announce the FIRST EVER OBSESSIVE VIEWER CONTEST, pay tribute to Indianapolis legend Sammy Terry, lament the latest Community news and discuss the non-adaptation of World War Z! Memorable Theater Experiences: 11:13 Why We Love Movies: (Tiny) – 45:06 & (Matt) – 51:25

Enjoy. Feedback is very welcome and highly encouraged. You can reach me and Tiny on Twitter @ObsessiveViewer and @ObsessiveTiny. You can also find us on Facebook at The Obsessive Viewer. Contact us in the comments here or send us an email using the form below. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 3 – History on the Screen, Cloud Atlas and Breaking Bad

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Here’s episode 2 of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast!

Episode 3 – History on the Screen, Cloud Atlas and Breaking Bad

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“In honor of this week’s July 4th holiday, Tiny and Matt discuss the good, the bad and the inaccurate when it comes to (mostly American) historical movies and television shows. Tiny also champions a potential return to form for the Wachowskis and Matt talks up low budget sci-fi and his rewatch of Breaking Bad.”

Want to skip ahead to our main topic? We discuss History on the Screen 11mins, 43secs into the episode.

Enjoy. Feedback is very welcome and highly encouraged. You can reach me and Tiny on Twitter @ObsessiveViewer and @ObsessiveTiny. You can also find us on Facebook at The Obsessive Viewer. Contact us in the comments here or send us an email using the form below.

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How Jurassic Park Confirmed My Hatred of 3D

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One of my earliest movie-going experiences was seeing Jurassic Park in the theater in 1993. I was just shy of 7 years old when my parents told us we were taking a surprise trip somewhere secret. It was a month after a friend’s parents took me to see Super Mario Bros., so it didn’t take long to figure out where we were going based on the route.

I remember being in awe of the special effects in that first viewing. I think the scene where Timmy is electrocuted traumatized me somewhat. To this day that scene is hard to watch without tense muscles and an increased heart rate. After that first viewing, I became slightly obsessed with dinosaurs. I had a toy T-Rex named Mikey and when winter came around I carved out Jurassic Park in a mound of snow.

There’s a significant spot in my heart reserved for Jurassic Park and the fading memories of my childhood that it was a big part of. So, naturally, I was really excited to see it in the theater again. Unfortunately, in order to do that I was forced to support the never-ending fad of 3D. Continue reading