In this bonus episode, Mike and I review the new horror/thriller movie, Escape Room. We also talk about Mike’s latest milestone in his long-running Movie Night tradition, amateur film criticism, and then we end the episode with a bunch of tangents.
This week, Mike and I chat about a bunch of things including AMC A-List, Letterboxd, The Artcraft Theatre in Franklin Indiana, seeing 2001: A Space Odyssey in IMAX, my method for compiling my top 100 favorite movies list, and we eventually do a couple rounds of Letterboxd Potpourri.
In this special on-location episode, I discussed Pirates of the Caribbean 5 (#Privates) with former full-time host, Mike White! We review Pirates, talk about Johnny Depp, Power Rangers ads, and The Dark Tower trailer some more. Continue reading →
Sorry for the technical issues in this episode! We’re working on it.
Mike’s on Spring Break and decided to drop by for an Extended Potpourri! We rant about Fuller House, talk about my strange emotional viewing of Locke, talk about some early 2016 horror movies, some comedies from last year and this year and more! Continue reading →
Recorded live from our booth at Indy PopCon! Here’s our final Indy PopCon 2014 episode. It’s filled with the favorite movies and TV shows of all the people who came and talked to us at our booth. We met and got to talk to so many awesome people at the convention that we had to give all the con attendees their own episode.
We also took some time at the top of the episode to talk about how we felt about the convention and recounted our favorite moments from the weekend.
Recorded live from our booth at Indy PopCon! We had some down time at Indy PopCon on Sunday. The crowds were dying down and people were hustling to buy things last minute from vendors. So we decided to record an extended potpourri episode.
Topics covered in this episode include our discussion about X-Men: Days of Future Past, Jon Favreau’s Chef, Adore and A.C.O.D. We also go into a healthy tangent about Interstellar’s tagline and what it might imply about the movie.
Recorded live from our booth at Indy PopCon! This episode features all of our interviews with Podcasters, Vendors and YouTubers at the convention. We are incredibly grateful to have had the chance to meet so many amazing and creative people. All of their links are in these notes. Please check them out!
Also in this episode, we kickoff our Summer project for the podcast! Summer of Sandler begins here with a review of Adam Sandler’s latest movie, Blended. From here, we’ll go back chronologically and examine Adam Sandler’s entire career. For now, enjoy our interviews and our Blended review.
Recorded live on the Sam Ash Podcaster Stage at the first ever Indy PopCon in Indianapolis, Indiana, the guys conducted a hysterical interview with Chick McGee of Bob & Tom and the Off the Air Podcast.
Before that in this episode, the guys took to the convention floor and got some quick interviews with cosplayers Jessica LG and Raychul Moore, actress Esme Bianco (Ros from Game of Thrones), actor/kick-ass DJ Kristian Nairn (Hodor from Game of Thrones), Survivor contestant/former IN gubernatorial candidate/philanthropist Rupert Boneham and Indianapolis Colt Pat McAfee!
In this episode, the guys examine the genre of (mostly teen) party movies that take place over one night. Matt has formulated a theory about these movies and how they reflect life as a teen in the decade the movie depicts. 6 movies are covered, depicting 6 decades.
Also in the episode, Mike disliked Godzilla. Tiny recommends a documentary about polygamist Mormons. And Matt gets under Mike’s skin with a proclamation about Star Wars before declaring his love for romcom That Awkward Moment.
In anticipation of the local (to Matt and Tiny) running of the Indianapolis 500, the guys take a look at the vast cinema showroom of Car Movies.
In the episode, Tiny offers up Days of Thunder, Christine and Ronin for discussion. Mike talks about his feelings toward Drive, the Fast & Furious franchise and Talladega Nights. Finally, Matt shares his feelings toward Vanishing Point, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Love the Beast and The Dukes of Hazzard.
This week the guys dig deep to share their most nostalgic television titles. Matt awkwardly shares his affection for the CHiPs theme music, while Mike and Tiny share their love of All That and Goosebumps, respectively.
For Potpourri, Mike breaks the good news that Halloween 3 is in the works. Tiny implores Matt to indulge his love of rom-coms and watch I Give it a Year. Matt gives high praise to Scott Aukerman and Comedy Bang Bang (both the show and the podcast).
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 →
This episode was recorded March 25th. The guys share some of their Guilty Pleasure TV shows. Shows discussed include a bevy of “reality” series as well as the likes of pro wrestling, Prison Break and Glee.
For Potpourri, the guys talk about Need For Speed, Oblivion, the trailer for God’s Not Dead, Kill Your Darlings and more.
There’s also a surprise appearance by Mike’s brother Kevin in a “deleted scene” from OV43, the Guilty Pleasure Movies episode.
For our 50th episode we took a look at religion’s role in cinema. We covered God on Trial, The Passion of the Christ, Rosemary’s Baby, Ben-Hur, The Mist and several more movies. Not to mention, we also discussed recent religious releases Noah, God’s Not Dead and Heaven is For Real.
For this week’s Potpourri section, we debated the merit in watching leaked Godzilla footage, analyzed Aaron Sorkin’s apology for The Newsroom and, finally, we discussed the failures of The Raid 2.
Thank you for downloading our 50th episode! We’ve got some great stuff planned for our next 50. And the 50 after that.
Universal Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection (Blu-ray Set Challenge) OV List Challenge 2019 – Roger Ebert’s “Great Movies” Starting to work on a project for the website/podcast for October of this year. As such, my full review of Dracula (1931) will post on ObsessiveViewer.com on October 1st. So it's still a ways away. For now, I'll say that thi […]
Obsessive Viewer: 20 Director Challenge - Round 1 - 4/20 Jimmy Stewart's performance is spectacular in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. That's a given, I'm sure, considering how iconic he and this movie are. But when the film reaches the end of his filibuster Stewart's delivery, his mannerisms, and the emotion through every line of dialogue […]
Obsessive Viewer: 20 Director Challenge - Round 1 - 3/20 I was pretty much completely unaware of this movie before I started making my 20 Director Challenge list. It's a sci-fi action/thriller from 1995 involving Y2K (in the movie it's just referred to as 2K), conspiracy, and a black market that deals in discs of POV footage and feelings recorded t […]
2019 Weekly Comedy Challenge: 6/52 - (Week 6: A W.C. Fields comedy) OV List Challenge 2019 - Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" To be completely honest, the main reason I was excited to watch The Bank Dick was because one of my favorite sitcoms while I was growing up (Wings) paid homage to it in an episode with the same name in which Brian (Steven W […]