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.
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.