Here’s Mike’s 2014 Best and Worst movies lists. Check back later in the week for a full podcast discussion of this list and my and Tiny’s stats and lists as well. Also, follow Mike on Twitter @IAmMikeWhite and also check out his band (and download their EP for free!) at http://asgoodasitgetsband.bandcamp.com/.
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Listen to us discuss our favorite and least favorite movies from 2013 on The Obsessive Viewer Podcast
We survived the 2012 end of days! It’s really a miracle that we got to see any movies in 2013, right? Let alone 20 movies ABOUT THE APOCALYPSE!
In keeping with the great tradition (check out Matt and Tiny’s posts earlier today), here are my top ten movies of the year. They aren’t necessarily the BEST movies of the year, and that’s intentional. Best of the year list tend to be similar, and have very few surprises. So while you’ll find a few movies on this list that aren’t surprising at all, I like to think that my list has a combination of consensus with the critics and going against the grain. They might not be the best, but these are my Top Ten Favorite Movies of 2013.
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Tagged 2013, About Time, Best movies of 2013, bill nighy, Channing Tatum, Domhnall Gleeson, Fruitvale Station, Gravity, Hugh Jackman, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Joe Swanberg, Mike, Movie Columns, Oblivion, Prisoners, Rawson Marshall Thurber, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Conjuring, the impossible, the way Way Back, This is the End, Tom Cruise, we're the millers, World War Z, You’re Next
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.
Note: Come back Thursday for a special Thursday edition of Trailer Tuesday for the release of the Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer. Continue reading
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My friends and I have been dedicating the month of October to the horror genre and calling it Shocktober for several years now. I started this blog in February and from the start I was excited about sharing my Shocktober experience with anyone and everyone.
I have been saying for a while that this year has to make up for last year’s abysmal performance. I had it in my mind that I barely watched anything last year. As it turns out, I was 27 movies last year. Not all of them were Shocktober movies, but I had been working under the assumption that I had maybe 10 or 11 viewings total last year.
It’s all for the best because this year was the second best Shocktober I’ve ever had. While I didn’t beat my record of 57 viewings in 2011, I did come close with a very respectable 52 viewings. I’m also proud to say that only 3 of those viewings weren’t Shocktober movies. Continue reading
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Tagged Alfonso Cuarón, all hallow's eve, Apollo 18, blu-ray, Gravity, Halloween, Halloween 3, Halloween 35th Anniversary, House at the End of the Street, Indianapolis, Indie Lounge, Jason X, jennifer lawrence, John Carpenter, Keystone Art, Max Brooks, Michael Dougherty, Michael Myers, Mike, Month in Movies, Monthly Roundup, Netflix, Obsessive Friends, Satan's Little Helper, Season of the Witch, Shocktober, Shocktober 2013, The American Scream, The Awakening, The Collector, The Loved Ones, The Thing, theater, Tiny, trick r Treat, World War Z
OBSESSIVE NOTE: Mike is the biggest Horror movie fan I know. His approach to Shocktober this year is more laid back than it has been in years passed. It should be, considering he’s getting married next weekend. Despite his extremely busy schedule, he has agreed to share his Shocktober 2013 experience with all of us. Here is the first installment of Mike’s Shocktober Journal entries. You can find Mike on Twitter @IAmMikeWhite and hear him on The Obsessive Viewer Podcast!
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Tagged Demon, exorcism, Jennifer Carpenter, Laura Linney, Mike, Obsessive Friends, Possession, Shocktober, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Tom Wilkinson
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
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Tagged Alex Kurtzman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Damon Lindelof, Gene Roddenberry, J.J. Abrams, Mike, Obsessive Friends, Roberto Orci, Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Summer 2013, Tiny