In part 4 of our coverage of the 27th Heartland Film Festival, I review the closing night film Care to Laugh, interview the filmmakers, and then Kyrsten and I interview several filmmakers who have films screening at this year’s festival on the awards night red carpet!
Recorded Live at Indy PopCon 2017 – This year at Indy PopCon, Tiny and I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Justin Purvis, the creator of a highly addictive and fun card game based around movie knowledge aptly named MovieBuff! We had a blast playing the game and talking with Justin and really hope you enjoy the episode. For more info on MovieBuff, check out MovieBuffGame.com and follow them on Facebook. Continue reading →
Recorded 2/21/17 – In this special episode of the podcast, we welcome back Tony Troxell along with the creators of the incredibly fun movie pitching party game Buy the Rights! We talk about the creation of the game, the joys of Kickstarter, and we play the game on the show! Continue reading →
Recorded November 27th, 2016 – We were invited back once again to Starbase Indy for another panel! This year, Mike George (from Starbase Indy) was on-hand once again to lead this year’s panel. This year we talked about Development Hell with some examples of movie sequels and passion projects that never got off the ground. Continue reading →
Indy PopCon 2016 has come and gone and we were there, once again, all three days! This year was a lot of fun and once again we met a ton of really cool people and got to meet up with our old Con friends as well.
This is the second of two PopCon episodes. In this episode, we reflect on 2016’s PopCon and share the recordings we created at the booth at this year’s convention. This year we asked people: If you could remake, reboot, or revive any movie, show or franchise, what would it be and why? Continue reading →
In this special episode of the podcast, Tiny and I chat with Michael Goldburg and Dave Chan, the men behind comedy/horror short film What’s Eating Dad?, which will be the opening short for our Shocktober in Irvington event on October 16th. In the episode, the guys tell us about the Film Festival circuit, behind the scenes info about the short, and their upcoming con-man comedy feature Sure-Fire. Continue reading →
In a special episode of the podcast, Matt chats with Kate Chaplin. Kate is a filmmaker who just wrapped filming on Wig’d Out here in Indianapolis. She’s also the host of Kate’s Take, a great podcast where she discusses how films have influenced her life. For Potpourri, Matt and Kate discuss LOST. Stay tuned after the outro to the episode for a LOST spoiler discussion segment. Continue reading →
Coming at you a little early in the week, here’s the latest episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast! This is a very special episode of the show as we broke down the Oscar nominees with the help of friends from 7 other podcasts! Timestamps and links can of course be found below and in the show notes/lyrics page of the episode on your mp3 player.
I am very proud of how this episode turned out and I want to thank all the awesome shows who helped us out with it!
I remember feeling a fascinating sense of schadenfreude when the controversy over Fyre Festival happened. I was browsing social media and Reddit reading about what a bunch of rich people were going through in the Bahamas. So when Netflix released their documentary (and Hulu as well, but I'll watch that next), I was looking forward to a potential skeweri […]
2019 Weekly Comedy Challenge: 2/52 - (Week 2: A comedy starring Mabel Normand.) Over 100 years old, Tillie's Punctured Romance was the first feature length comedy ever made. It was also Charlie Chaplin's first feature length film and it was the last time he would be directed by someone other than himself. For its milestones, Tillie's Punctured […]
r/LetterboxdOfficial Film Club - 005 - New Year, Fresh Start Every time I watch The Truman Show, I'm fascinated by the concept of the movie, impressed by the comedy, and awestruck at how ahead of its time it was. The concept of The Truman Show, where a man's entire life is a reality TV show unbeknownst to him, is such a meaty premise for the movie. […]
Watched for my Horror Movie Homework Assigned by @IAmMikeWhite list. The first thing that struck me about The House of the Devil was how much it felt like an 80s horror movie. I was aware that it was set in the 80s and assumed it would have some throwback nostalgia in it. However, I wasn't prepared for just how steeped in the 80s aesthetic the movie was […]
I can't remember the last time I was so invested in 2/3s of a movie only to find myself struggling so hard to hold my interest in its final act. But such is the life of the audience member of an M. Night Shyamalan movie. As harsh as it may sound, there's no denying that Shyamalan is one divisive and mercurial filmmaker. The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable […]
Split holds up very well. I was concerned that my fondness for it was based solely on the ending. Fortunately, I was invested in the story and really stunned by McAvoy's performance. He was incredible. My full review can be found on ObsessiveViewer.com.