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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 218 – The Dark Tower – Review 2 of 2 with Spoilers (Guest: Robert Fekkes with a special appearance by Mike White)

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OV218 – The Dark Tower – Review 2 of 2 with Spoilers (Guest: Robert Fekkes with a special appearance by Mike White)

At long last, The Dark Tower was finally released in theaters. Tiny and I saw it together and then I saw it with our friend Tony Troxell from Geeking in Indiana. In this episode I talk to frequent guest Robert Fekkes about the movie and got Mike to submit a Pine Tree Perfume segment reviewing it as well! (Note: Our review with Tony Troxell can be found in the previous episode.) Continue reading

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 217 – The Dark Tower – Review 1 of 2 (Guest: Tony Troxell from Geeking in Indiana)

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OV217 – The Dark Tower – Review 1 of 2 (Guest: Tony Troxell from Geeking in Indiana)

At long last, The Dark Tower was finally released in theaters. Tiny and I saw it together and then I saw it with our friend Tony Troxell from Geeking in Indiana. So we invited Tony on the show to review the movie with us. Not only that, but I also talked to frequent guest Robert Fekkes about the movie and got Mike to submit a Pine Tree Perfume segment. (Note: The Fekkes review and Mike’s Pine Tree Perfume can be found in the next episode.) Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 208 – Bonus Ep – The Dark Tower (2017) Official Trailer Discussion and Castle Rock B-Roll

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OV208 – Bonus Ep – The Dark Tower (2017) Official Trailer Discussion and Castle Rock B-Roll

In this bonus episode, we palaver about the first official trailer for Nikolaj Arcel’s adaptation of Stephen King’s magnum opus, The Dark Tower. As longtime fans of Stephen King and The Dark Tower series, Tiny and I take to celebrating the fact that this beloved series is finally making the jump to film. We also talk about the Internet’s reaction to the trailer, Easter eggs, and our expectations for the film. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 187 – Detective Movies – Blair Witch, The Night Of, Bosch season 1, and Green Room

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OV187 – Detective Movies – Blair Witch, The Night Of, Bosch season 1, and Green Room

This week, Matt and Tiny discuss the latest Dark Tower TV news before sharing some of their favorite Detective Movies. Then, for potpourri, they share their thoughts on Bosch season 1, HBO’s limited series The Night Of, Adam Wingard’s Blair Witch, and Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 39 – TV and Tangents with Tank, OV Archives

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Here’s the latest episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast! I’m fighting either the flu of food poisoning to get this to you guys. Mike and Tiny couldn’t record this week, so I had a nice solo chat with Tank, the cohost of one of my favorite movie podcasts, about TV and the entertainment industry.

Then I grabbed some never-before-released clips from the OV Archives to

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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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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 35 – Pixar Movies, Lone Survivor and The Bling Ring

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This week we’re releasing a very special episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast! Not only is this the first episode Tiny, Mike and myself recorded together in person, we also had our friend Rob on the show! Rob is young father, so we picked his brain on his perspective of the Pixar movies and how they are affecting his daughter’s early childhood. I hope you guys like it!

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 30 – A Nerdy Conversation with IndyPopCon’s Chase Kahlo

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Here’s the latest ep of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast! I’m really excited about this episode. This week we had an in-studio guest for the first time since our friend Greg helped us kick off the podcast in June! Our guest was Chase Kahlo, one of the guys behind Indy PopCon (the brand new pop culture convention coming to Indianapolis in May 2014).

We had so much fun recording with Chase and we’ll probably have him back as the convention nears. And when I say he’s our first “in-studio” guest, I mean he’s our first guest in the makeshift studio I converted my brother’s sunroom into and use to record in while he’s at work. But all the same, it’s a great episode and I hope you like it. Continue reading

The Path of The Beam – Adapting The Dark Tower for the Screen [Obsessive Friends: Tiny]

OBSESSIVE NOTE: Tiny and I are huge fans of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series. When I came up with the idea for a Stephen King Week on the blog, I remembered all of the conversations he and I have had over the years about how The Dark Tower should be adapted. Seriously, several full days of our lives have been spent discussing King’s magnum opus.

So I asked him to write his ideas down for the blog. What I got was a massive and intricately detailed manifesto about his vision for the series we love so much. So, in honor of Dark Tower Day today, here is how Tiny would adapt the series. You can read mine here: Ka is a Wheel – How I Would Adapt The Dark Tower

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Much like Roland of Gilead, The Tower has affected my mind. I should say, Roland was plagued, consumed, held prisoner by The Tower.  There was no aspect of his existence that The Tower did not corrupt. All I did was read his story. Now I think about him every day.  His journey, his torment, his world, his friends, his enemies, his love, his suffering. From Roland’s first days in Mid-World to the final chapter of his journey he is put through a gauntlet of hardships. The emotional distress alone would crush most people, but Roland perseveres. There is, arguably, no other character in all of literature more tragic. Continue reading

Ka is a Wheel – How I Would Adapt The Dark Tower

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I’ve kept a detailed outline of how I would adapt Stephen King’s magnum opus, The Dark Tower, since I started reading the second book. Around the time I finished the third book, I started day dreaming about what kind of Dark Tower tattoo I would get. I have no interest in getting a tattoo. But there’s something about this particular Stephen King work that speaks to me on a deeper level than anything else he’s written.

For those unfamiliar with The Dark Tower, it’s a multi-book fantasy/western/horror hybrid about Roland Deschain, the last gunslinger remaining in a world that’s “moved on.” He’s a tortured soul who’s consumed by a quest to reach a mythical “Dark Tower” that stands as the nexus of time and space. It connects all of existence and it’s in danger. Roland must journey to the Tower to save his world and all others.

When I read something, my mind instinctively works out how it would fit on the screen (be it large or small). I’m a purest when it comes to adapting things. Maybe it’s because I enjoy writing and, on a subconscious level, I feel like things need to stay as is when being converted to a different format. Regardless, I often have a clear image of what I want to see in an adaptation.

The Dark Tower is no different. Continue reading