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The Month in Movies: April 2014

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April was a surprisingly disappointing month. Maybe this is becoming the norm for me? I can’t account for why I’ve watched so few movies or why I feel like I should shoot for a minimum of 30 a month, apparently. Luckily I managed to spend considerably less money than usual. So that’s something.

  • Total Viewings: 16
  • First Viewings: 8
  • Theater Viewings: 3
  • Money Spent on Movies/TV: $63.47 

Click here for a chronological list of the movies I watched in April.

Below you’ll find a breakdown of my money spent in April on movie and TV related expenses. Continue reading

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X-Men Franchise Review Part V – X-Men: First Class (2011)

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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 swept up in the fervor surrounding it that first go around.

Now that I’ve seen it again, this time properly and within the context of the franchise as a whole, I freaking loved it! I rescind my remark from my X2 review wherein I said I “have a hard time choosing between X2 and First Class when choosing which title is my favorite of the X-Men franchise.”  After a second viewing of First Class, it is unequivocally my favorite movie of the franchise thus far.  Continue reading

X-Men Franchise Review Part II – X2: X-Men United (2003)

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As of this writing out of the X-Men franchise’s 6 movies, I haven’t seen The Wolverine or X-Men Origins. Of the remaining 4 movies, however, I have a hard time choosing between X2 and First Class when choosing which title is my favorite of the franchise.

X2: X-Men United was a marked improvement over the first movie in nearly every category. The special effects are much better and the story feels more personal (at least to Wolverine) and less like a comic book super villain plot.

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X-Men Franchise Review Part I – X-Men (2000)

You know what happens when an Obsessive Viewer watches X-Men? The same thing that happens to everyone else…uh, he watches X-Men.

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This review (and all subsequent X-Men reviews) comes from someone who isn’t terribly familiar with the greater X-Men comic book mythology. My knowledge of X-Men prior to the first movie was gleaned from a few viewings of a cartoon in the 90s and hours of arguing with friends over who we’d play as before the street lights came on and our parents called us home for dinner.

Having said that, here are my thoughts on 2000’s X-Men. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 42 – Sketch Comedy and New Media with Hoi Polloi Entertainment

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Here’s the latest episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast. We had a chat with our friends from Hoi Polloi Entertainment (Follow them on Twitter @HoiPolloiVids) about comedy, their process and the what’s ahead for their troupe. Check out the episode and watch some of their videos below!

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3/14 – Episode 42 – Sketch Comedy and New Media with Hoi Polloi Entertainment

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Mike’s Trailer Spotlight: Guardians of the Galaxy

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Release Date: August 1, 2014

Director: James Gunn

Written By: James Gunn (screenplay), Nicole Perlman, James Gunn, (story), Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (comic book)

I love the new trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy, and according to Yahoo’s The Wrap, so does the rest of the internet:

“After debuting Tuesday on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” the footage for the upcoming outer space adventure attracted 88,000 mentions across Twitter, Facebook and various blogs in a 12-hour period between 11 p.m. EST until 11 a.m. EST.  By way of contrast, in the first 24 hours following their trailer debuts, “Man of Steel” attracted 75,000 social mentions, and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ inspired 96,000 mentions — and those were released at a reasonable hour.” Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 35 – Pixar Movies, Lone Survivor and The Bling Ring

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This week we’re releasing a very special episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast! Not only is this the first episode Tiny, Mike and myself recorded together in person, we also had our friend Rob on the show! Rob is young father, so we picked his brain on his perspective of the Pixar movies and how they are affecting his daughter’s early childhood. I hope you guys like it!

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OV’s 2013 Holiday Buying Guide – The Best Blu-Rays & DVDs for Every Obsessive Viewer

Well, the holiday season is upon us and the time to get your Christmas shopping done is rapidly dwindling. There’s a little over a week left until Christmas and if you are hard pressed to find the obsessive viewer in your life a Christmas gift this year, look no further.

Below you’ll find a list of some of the best Blu-Rays and DVDs you can get that will keep your loved one happy and busy into the new year.

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Mike’s Trailer Tuesday: X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

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Release Date: May 23, 2014

Director: Bryan Singer

Written By: Simon Kinberg (screenplay and story), Matthew Vaughn (story) & Jane Goldman (story)

This summer the two studios which own rights to Marvel characters and aren’t named Marvel will duke it out at the box office. Sony will release the hotly anticipated (and lately scrutinized) Amazing Spider-Man 2. Without a major Marvel studios release, the only competition for Amazing 2 will be Bryan Singer’s return to the helm of the X-Men franchise in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Early excitement would indicate DoFP is the more likely to win the superhero box office battle this summer.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 7 – Man of Steel, Batman vs. Superman & Marvel vs. DC

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This week’s episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast has just been posted. This week Tiny and I welcome back my friend Mike to discuss Man of Steel, Avengers: The Age of Ultron and the struggling Marvel-ization of the DC canon. Continue reading