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This week we’re giving you a special 2-part episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast! For this episode, we each chose a movie we haven’t seen yet but the other two have. Mike chose 2001: A Space Odyssey, Tiny chose A Nightmare on Elm Street and I picked The Karate Kid.
In part one, we tell why we haven’t seen our gap movies and share our expectations for when we see it.
Part two was recorded 3 weeks later and includes our reviews of our gap movies. We hope you like it.
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Tagged 2001: A Space Odyssey, a nightmare on Elm Street, Arthur C. Clarke, Gap Movies, hal9000, John G. Avildsen, Movies, Podcast, Ralph Macchio, Stanley Kubrick, The Karate Kid, The Obsessive Viewer Podcast, Wes Craven
Here’s episode 2 of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast!
Episode 3 – History on the Screen, Cloud Atlas and Breaking Bad
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“In honor of this week’s July 4th holiday, Tiny and Matt discuss the good, the bad and the inaccurate when it comes to (mostly American) historical movies and television shows. Tiny also champions a potential return to form for the Wachowskis and Matt talks up low budget sci-fi and his rewatch of Breaking Bad.”
Want to skip ahead to our main topic? We discuss History on the Screen 11mins, 43secs into the episode.
Enjoy. Feedback is very welcome and highly encouraged. You can reach me and Tiny on Twitter @ObsessiveViewer and @ObsessiveTiny. You can also find us on Facebook at The Obsessive Viewer. Contact us in the comments here or send us an email using the form below.
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Tagged 17 Again, 2001: A Space Odyssey, 24, 28 Days Later, Aaron Paul, Abraham Lincoln, Alfonso Cuarón, Andrew Jackson, Andy Wachowski, Angels and Airwaves, Band of Brothers, Betsy Brandt, Bill Murray, biopics, blu-ray, Boardwalk Empire, Bobby Cannavale, Boston Legal, Breaking Bad, Brendan Gleeson, Brotherhood, Bryan Cranston, Cloud Atlas, Damien Lewis, Daniel Day Lewis, David Morse, David Schwimmer, Deadwood, Denis Leary, Dennis Quaid, District 9, Doona Bae, Edmund Morris, Elysium, entertainment, Eric Bana, filmmaking, films, Frank Langella, Friends, Frost/Nixon, Game Change, Game of Thrones, George Clooney, George R.R. Martin, Gravity, HBO, Heath Ledger, Hyde Park on the Hudson, James Badge Dale, James Bond, James McAvoy, James Spader, Jason Isaacs, Jaws, Jeffrey Wright, JFK, John Adams, John Oliver, Jon Meacham, Jon Stewart, Jon Voight, Joseph Mazzello, Julianne Moore, jurassic park, Kevin Spacey, Lana Wachowski, Laura Linney, les miserables, liberal arts, lincoln, Love, Matt Damon, Mel Gibson, Michael Bay, Michael Cudlitz, Michael Sheen, miniseries, Moon, Movies, Munich, National Treasure, National Treasure Book of Secrets, Neil Blomkamp, Netflix, Nicholas Cage, Nicholas Sparks, Nick Offerman, Oliver Stone, P.T. Anderson, Parkland, Parks and Recreation, Paul Giamatti, Pearl Harbor, Recount, Ron Howard, ron livingston, Sally Field, Sam Rockwell, Sandra Bullock, Saving Private Ryan, Secretary, Showtime, Source Code, Speed Racer, Stanley Kubrick, Stephen Dillane, Stephen King, steven spielberg, Television, The American Film Company, The Black List, The Conspirator, The Daily Show, The Lucky One, The Pacific, The Paperboy, The Patriot, The Special Relationship, Tom DeLong, Tom Hanks, Tom Hooper, Tom Wilkinson, Tony Kushner, tv, Wachowskis, William Fichtner, Woody Harrelson, Zac Efron, Zefron
I had a pretty good June as far as movie-watching is concerned. I didn’t break any records (2008 – 25 viewings) but I did triple my numbers from last year’s paltry 6 viewings. I made good progress in my Bond set and managed some memorable theater viewings. All in all not a bad month. You can see the full chronological list of my June viewings here. Continue reading
Posted in Monthly Roundup, Movies, Theater
Tagged And Now A Word From Our Sponsor, Art Theater, Barbara Bach, Birthday, Broken Lizard, Bruce Greenwood, Callum Blue, Craig Robinson, Documentary, Drew Barrymore, Everybody's Fine, Indianapolis, James Bond, James Franco, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, June, Kate Beckinsale, Keystone Art, Michael Cera, Monthly Roundup, movie theater, Movies, Olivia Munn, Parker Posey, Parks and Recreation, Paul Schneider, Pulp Fiction, quentin tarantino, robert de niro, Roger Moore, Room 237, Sam Rockwell, Seth Rogen, Stanley Kubrick, streaming saturday, The Babymakers, The Shining, The Spy Who Loved Me, This is the End
Did Stanley Kubrick film the moon landing and leave clues of the conspiracy sprinkled throughout The Shining? Is The Shining a deeper metaphor for the genocide of the Native Americans? Is it possible to retain credibility when your documentary features an interviewee’s kid interrupting the interview?
These are all questions raised and then haphazardly discarded in the nearly unwatchable conspiracy documentary Room 237. Continue reading
Today has been a big day for The Obsessive Viewer. First the podcast and now I’m introducing a new series of posts.
Adaptations & Remakes will be an ongoing feature where I take a movie or a book and compare it to its remake or adaptation (or sometimes, as you’ll see here, both). Each post will follow the same basic format. I’ll start by talking about the general plot then move onto the original work. Then, before I discuss the remake, I’ll share my thoughts on how I would adapt and/or remake it.
This being Stephen King Week, I would be remiss not to make The Shining my first Remakes & Adaptations subject. Stephen King’s terrifying novel about a family at the mercy of a haunted hotel spawned a horror movie classic and a miniseries King himself wrote. It’s a trifecta of terror and you can read my analysis of below.
And don’t forget, you can follow me on Twitter and like The Obsessive Viewer on Facebook. Continue reading
Posted in Adaptations, Adaptations & Remakes, Mini-Series, Movies, Remakes, Television
Tagged 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Adaptations, Courtland Mead, Dr. Strangelove, Jack Nicholson, Jake Lloyd, Melvin Van Peebles, Mick Garris, Misery, Rebecca De Mornay, Remakes, Scatman Crothers, Stanley Kubrick, Stephen King, Stephen King Week, Steven Weber, The Stand, Wings
Today I’m kicking off what I’m calling “Stephen King Week” here at the Obsessive Viewer blog. Each day this week I’ll be posting something Stephen King related as I eagerly count the days until the series premiere of Under the Dome.
We’re now seven days away from “Dome Day” and it’s got me reflecting on why I enjoy Stephen King so much. Admittedly, he has a bit of an issue with ending his stories. I won’t dispute that for a moment. I’m okay with it, though. I don’t believe an ending should make or break a story. When I finished The Dark Tower series, I didn’t obsess over the last 50 pages. I sat back and marveled at the 13 month, 3,946 page long journey I had just completed.
It’s why I love television. You can follow a series like a long novel and, if it’s handled properly, your reward will be years of character development and a mental, emotional bond with entirely fictional characters. That’s precisely why I am looking forward to Under the Dome‘s TV adaptation. I have that special twinge of caution that comes with the anticipation of any new series, sure. But for the most part, I’m very excited about it. Continue reading
Posted in Horror, Movies, News & Conjecture, Stephen King Week, Television, Under the Dome
Tagged 11/22/63, Frank Darabont, Mick Garris, Stanley Kubrick, Stephen King, Stephen King Week, The Dark Tower, The Stand, Under the Dome
I’m a little late but here’s a breakdown of my movie watching habits for February.
Total Viewings: 30
First Viewings: 15
Theater Viewings: 2
Posted in Monthly Roundup, Movies
Tagged 2001: A Space Odyssey, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, academy Awards, Anna camp, Anna kendrick, beasts of the southern wild, bring it on, Brittany snow, clueless, Daniel Craig, Dredd, Ewan McGregor, February, film, films, flight, James Bond, Judy dench, Karl urban, Moonrise Kingdom, movie theater, Movies, Naomi Watts, oscars, Pitch Perfect, rebel Wilson, Rushmore, Skyfall, Stanley Kubrick, the impossible, the life Aquatic, the royal Tenenbaums, theater, Wes Anderson, zero dark thirty
Posted in Movies, Theater
Tagged 2001, 2001: A Space Odyssey, art museum, Arthur C. Clarke, cinema, film, hal9000, IMA, Indianapolis, movie theater, Movies, sci-fi, Stanley Kubrick, theaters