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Apes Franchise Review: Part I – Planet of the Apes (1968)


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Next week, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will be released. Much like what I did with X-Men: Days of Future Past, I decided I would prepare for Dawn by reviewing every movie in the Apes franchise thus far. Unlike X-Men, however, Planet of the Apes is a franchise I’ve never seen before. At all. So I think it’ll be interesting to see how my feelings toward these movies and this franchise evolves throughout my viewing.

You can find an index of my Apes reviews here and check out The Obsessive Viewer Podcast here. Now, without further adieu, here’s my review of 1968’s Planet of the Apes.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 50 – Religion in Movies, Godzilla Footage, The Raid 2 and Sorkin’s Apology



OV50 – Religion in Movies, Godzilla Footage, The Raid 2 and Sorkin’s Apology

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.

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Review/Rant: God’s Not Dead – The Most Offensive Movie I’ve Ever Seen


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One of the best things about movies is their ability to create conversation amongst an audience of strangers. Movies that specifically tackle deep philosophical issues should inspire debate and conversation. I went into God’s Not Dead with the hope that it would have at least a frame of something, anything at all thought provoking. After all, this is a movie that at its core is about one of humanity’s most polarizing debates.

Unfortunately, God’s Not Dead amounts to an over the top piece of religious propaganda that will only appeal to people sucked into its message before they bought their ticket. In the process of actively avoiding subtext while delivering its propaganda, God’s Not Dead managed to become the most offensive movie I’ve ever seen.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 38 – Into the Vaut II – Halloween, Se7en and Saving Private Ryan

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Here’s the latest episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast! We return to our Vault to enter 3 movies that we feel deserve a piece of absolute preservation.

There are some important announcements in this episode. First, of course, we refer to the new book site The Obsessive Book Nerd. And Tiny teases a new podcasting endeavor.

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