In this episode, I talk some more about Star Wars: The Last Jedi with the brothers Fekkes! Robert and first time guest Peter shed some light on their feelings toward Rian Johnson’s entry in the Star Wars franchise and then go on to discuss Coco, Valerian, the new Jumanji movie and more.
This week, like every other podcast on the Internet, Tiny and I share our thoughts on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, We begin with a spoiler-free review and then continue with a spoiler-heavy discussion of the movie at the end of the episode. Music in this episode comes from John Williams’ score for The Force Awakens. Continue reading →
In preparation for The Force Awakens this week, we set out to discuss the entire Star Wars saga. What we ended up with was a 2.5 hour discussion about the saga and why I (Matt) can’t seem to connect with it. This is Part 2 of that recording.
In preparation for The Force Awakens this week, we set out to discuss the entire Star Wars saga. What we ended up with was a 2.5 hour discussion about the saga and why I (Matt) can’t seem to connect with it. This is Part 1 of that recording.
Set in Earth’s future, young Ender Wiggin is trained and groomed to become the leader of Earth’s military attack against the alien “Buggers.” Ender is put through a series of tests that include several intense battles in zero gravity rooms. Ender’s final test is to display his tactical genius in a simulation against the Buggers, but is it really just a game? Writer’s note: Ender’s Game has been published in several different editions with more covers than I can count. The picture above is the version of the cover of the Ender’s Game book that I read. Continue reading →
Zombies are by far my favorite movie monster. There’s nothing about zombies that scares me, per se. I would actually go so far as to say that they’re fairly low on the list of scariest movie monsters. But zombie movies, to me, are never really about the monsters. Zombies bring out the monsters that live within us and within the people we encounter every day. Continue reading →
I am really late with this but, alas, here is my breakdown of the movies I watched in September.
I had 11 viewings last month and was fully prepared to go on the defensive. I was going to talk about how the TV season really destroyed my chance of watching many movies, not to mention the additional time I put into getting the podcast out every week.
Then I looked through my records and, as it turns out, September 2013 was my best September on record. It’s not saying much considering it’s only 11 viewings. But I’m pleased. Read on for my analysis of the month. Continue reading →
OBSESSIVE NOTE: Last weekend The Obsessive Viewer Podcast team met in Evansville, Indiana for one of our own’s Bachelor Party. The Bachelor Party included a private screening of the original Star Wars trilogy. It was a great experience and I asked Mike and Tiny to write up their thoughts on the weekend. Read our thoughts below and be sure to follow Mike and Tiny on Twitter at @IAmMikeWhite and @ObsessiveTiny.
Captain Marvel is a blast. Brie Larson is fantastic and her dry wit and delivery really gives Carol a unique style. I appreciate that the movie didn't lean into the fish out of water humor that the original Thor did. Instead, the fun is directly tied to the plot and mythos of the Kree and Skrull war and the MCU itself. The de-aging CGI has come such a l […]
I loved this documentary. I didn't know the format of the documentary or how it was made going into it. Discovering in the theater that it was a retelling of the Apollo 11 mission completely comprised of footage with no talking heads or narration, was a very pleasant surprise. Seeing the mission play out as it did through actual restored footage in IMAX […]
Enjoyed Alita a lot more than I thought I would. The world building is really solid and the setpieces are very well done and thrilling. There is a ton of expository dialogue that drags the movie down a bit, but it's not too bad.