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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 298 – HIFF2019: Part II – Award Winners – Press Junket Interviews: House of Champions, Man Camp, Syndrome K, Moonlight Sonata, Ernie & Joe, We Shall Not Die Now, Standing Up Falling Down, Samir, and Going Attractions

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OV298 – HIFF2019: Part II – Award Winners – Press Junket Interviews: House of Champions, Man Camp, Syndrome K, Moonlight Sonata, Ernie & Joe, We Shall Not Die Now, Standing Up Falling Down, Samir, and Going Attractions

 

In part 2 of our coverage of the 28th Heartland Film Festival, I share the award winners from this year’s festival and I interview several filmmakers at the HIFF press junket!

This week’s stinger comes from my Patreon-exclusive Vlogs: HIFF2019 Vlog 3 – Always in Season (2019), Jump Shot, Whelm, Screening Mishaps – October 12, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 297 – HIFF2019: Part I – Whelm – Filmmaker and Special Guest Interviews: Brendan Fraser, A New Christmas, Philophobia, Barefoot: The Mark Baumer Story, My Beautiful Stutter, Foster Boy, and More

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OV297 – HIFF2019: Part I – Whelm – Filmmaker and Special Guest Interviews: Brendan Fraser, A New Christmas, Philophobia, Barefoot: The Mark Baumer Story, My Beautiful Stutter, Foster Boy, and More

In part 1 of our coverage of the 28th Heartland Film Festival, I review the 100% Indiana epic thriller, Whelm, and I interview several filmmakers and guests on the HIFF red carpets, including a quick chat with Brendan Fraser!

This week’s stinger comes from my Patreon-exclusive Vlogs: HIFF2019 Vlog 1 – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019), Red Carpet & More – October 10, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 296 – Ad Astra – Shane Gillis v SNL, Joker and Aurora, Beautiful Boy, and Everything is Horrible and Wonderful (Harris Wittels Memoir)

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OV296 – Ad Astra – Shane Gillis v SNL, Joker and Aurora, Beautiful Boy, and Everything is Horrible and Wonderful (Harris Wittels Memoir)

In this episode, Tiny and I review Ad Astra. We also discuss some controversies surrounding Joker, the Shane Gillis/SNL fiasco, Beautiful Boy, Stephanie Wittels-Wachs’ heartbreaking memoir about her brother, Parks & Rec writer Harris Wittels.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 049 – OV B-Roll – “Patre-onnn a Tangent” – Movies That Made Us Cry, The Office, Comedy Bang Bang, Heaven’s Gate Cult, and Tiny’s Confessionals – September 24, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 295 – It: Chapter Two – Disney+ & Apple TV+, The Rise of Skywalker, The Mandalorian, and Star Wars Storytelling (Featuring: Robert Fekkes)

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OV295 – It: Chapter Two – Disney+ & Apple TV+, The Rise of Skywalker, The Mandalorian, and Star Wars Storytelling (Featuring: Robert Fekkes)

In this episode, Fekkes and I review It: Chapter Two. We also debate the merits of single entry franchise storytelling in the era of peak TV/storytelling, Disney+ trailers, Apple TV+, and the “Streaming Wars.”

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 048 – OV B-Roll – “Ve(ry)nice, Italy” – Getting Even, Fekkes’ LEGO Rebuild Status, Afternoon Beers, and Farming Simulations – September 18, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 294 – Bonus Ep – Rapid Response (2019)

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OV294 – Bonus Ep – Rapid Response (2019)

In this bonus episode, Tiny and I review Rapid Response, a documentary about the origin and evolution of motorsport medical science. It’s an interesting documentary currently in theaters that we both recommend.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 046 – OV B-Roll – “Holler West 6” – Youth Group, Tiny’s Bank Info and First Movie Obsession, Meniscus Tears, and Dog Trophies – September 10, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 293 – Toy Story 4 & The Farewell – AMC A-List v Regal Unlimited, Upcoming Movies: Joker, Jojo Rabbit, Motherless Brooklyn, Cats (Guest: Ben Sears)

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OV293 – Toy Story 4 & The Farewell – AMC A-List v Regal Unlimited, Upcoming Movies: Joker, Jojo Rabbit, Motherless Brooklyn, Cats (Guest: Ben Sears)

In this week’s episode, I welcome Patreon supporter, returning guest, and new contributor Ben Sears back to the podcast. We review Toy Story 4 and A24’s The Farewell. We also talk about several upcoming movies and both of our histories working in movie theaters.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 045 – OV B-Roll – “First Movie Obsessions” – The Fanatic, The Parent Trap, La Bamba, and Indie Movies – September 3, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 292 – Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – Good Boys (Non-Spoiler), The Matrix 4 News, and Sony v Disney: Spider-Man and the MCU (Featuring: Kyrsten Lyster)

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OV292 – Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – Good Boys (Non-Spoiler), The Matrix 4 News, and Sony v Disney: Spider-Man and the MCU (Featuring: Kyrsten Lyster)

 

In this week’s episode, Kyrsten and I record on-location from her apartment to review Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Kyrsten also briefly shares her thoughts on Trump: An American Dream and I try to explain one of Stephen King’s most controversial scenes. Then, in a separate recording, Tiny and I discuss Good Boys (non-spoiler), the recent news regarding The Matrix 4, and this week’s news regarding Disney, Sony, and Spider-Man.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 043 – OV B-Roll – “On-Location!” – Sleep Apnea?!, Anthropomorphizing Animals, Mortality, and Half-Assed Hypotheticals – August 11, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 291 – Extended Potpourri – Spider-Man: Far From Home, Stuber, Blockers, Buzzfeed Unsolved: Supernatural, Cats Trailer, and LOSTPoint (Featuring: Kyrsten Lyster)

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OV291 – Extended Potpourri – Spider-Man: Far From Home, Stuber, Blockers, Buzzfeed Unsolved: Supernatural, Cats Trailer, and LOSTPoint (Featuring: Kyrsten Lyster)

In this week’s episode, Kyrsten and I spend way too much time talking about our cats before diving into reviews of Spider-Man: Far From Home, Stuber, and Blockers. We round out the episode with a conversation about Buzzfeed Unsolved: Supernatural and the latest installment of our LOSTPoint series reviewing LOST and Flashpoint.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 042 – OV B-Roll – “Fundaes with Matt & Kyrsten” – Conversations with Characters, Shipping LOSTPoint Characters, Cats, and Politics – August 3, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 290 – Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood – Regal Unlimited, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, ACS: Impeachment Announced, and Tenet Teaser (Featuring: Robert Fekkes)

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OV290 – Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood – Regal Unlimited, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, ACS: Impeachment Announced, and Tenet Teaser (Featuring: Robert Fekkes)

This week, Fekkes and I review Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. We also briefly talk about Regal Unlimited, Hobbs & Shaw, and more.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 041 – OV B-Roll – “LEGO Devastation” – Mental Health Talk, Our Tarantino LEGO Wish Lists, Friends/Pottery Barn, Stranger Things 3 – August 7, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 289 – Quentin Tarantino Retrospective: Chapter Three – Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, and The Hateful Eight (Featuring: Robert Fekkes)

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OV289 – Quentin Tarantino Retrospective: Chapter Three – Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, and The Hateful Eight (Featuring: Robert Fekkes)

Recorded July 23, 23019: In preparation for Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, Fekkes and I are embarking upon a 3-part Quentin Tarantino retrospective leading up to the new film’s release. In this installment, Fekkes and I share our thoughts on Inglourious Basterds (2009), Django Unchained (2012), and The Hateful Eight (2015).

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 039 – OV B-Roll – “Desert Island Filmography” – Game of Thrones & Star Wars, Knives Out Trailer, The Art of Self Defense, and MCU: Phase 4 – July 23, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 288 – Quentin Tarantino Retrospective: Chapter Two – Kill Bill Vol 1, Kill Bill Vol 2, and Death Proof (Featuring: Robert Fekkes)

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OV288 – Quentin Tarantino Retrospective: Chapter Two – Kill Bill Vol 1, Kill Bill Vol 2, and Death Proof (Featuring: Robert Fekkes)

Recorded July 3, 2019: In preparation for Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, Fekkes and I are embarking upon a 3-part Quentin Tarantino retrospective leading up to the new film’s release. In this installment, Fekkes and I share our thoughts on Kill Bill Vol 1 (2003), Kill Bill Vol 2 (2004), and Death Proof (2007).

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 038 – OV B-Roll – “Fantasy Movie and TV Projects” – Fekkes’ Travel Bucket List, Lady Gaga Concert, and The Walking Dead Comics – July 3, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 287 – Quentin Tarantino Retrospective: Chapter One – Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, and Jackie Brown (Featuring: Robert Fekkes)

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OV287 – Quentin Tarantino Retrospective: Chapter One – Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, and Jackie Brown (Featuring: Robert Fekkes)

Recorded April 3, 2019: In preparation for Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, Fekkes and I are embarking upon a 3-part Quentin Tarantino retrospective leading up to the new film’s release. In this installment, Fekkes and I share our thoughts on Reservoir Dogs (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), and Jackie Brown (1997).

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 286 – Franchise Fatigue and Extended Conversation – Child’s Play (2019), Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Tenebrae (1981), and Mike’s Son’s First Theater Experience (Featuring: Mike White)

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OV286 – Franchise Fatigue and Extended Conversation – Child’s Play (2019), Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Tenebrae (1981), and Mike’s Son’s First Theater Experience (Featuring: Mike White)

In this laid back, extended conversation episode, Mike and I cover a wide range of topics including his son’s first movie theater experience, the ridiculous Twitter meltdown of @RareHorror, life in the streaming era, and more. We also review the new Child’s Play and briefly discuss Tenebrae and Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 036 – OV B-Roll – “List Anxiety vs Spoiler Culture” – Half-Asleep Alexa Story, 6 Years of Podcasting, and Digital vs Physical Tease – July 2, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 285 – HBO’s Chernobyl – Dark Phoenix, Bodyguard, Fargo, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and The X-Files

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OV285 – HBO’s Chernobyl – Dark Phoenix, Bodyguard, Fargo, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and The X-Files

This week, Tiny and I share our thoughts on the incredible HBO miniseries, Chernobyl. After a brief non-spoiler review, we dive into what we loved and were horrified by in Craig Mazin’s miniseries. Then, for potpourri, we talk about Dark Phoenix, Bodyguard, Fargo, and I lament the amount of balls I keep juggling

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 034 – OV B-Roll – “Now, I Can Fix ‘Er” – Catreon, Drippy Air Conditioner, Popcorn at the Movies, Rocketman Expectations, and The Twilight Zone – June 11, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 284 – Booksmart & Ma – Onward teaser, The Twilight Zone, and TV Show Swap: LOSTPoint (Featuring: Kyrsten Lyster)

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OV284 – Booksmart & Ma – Onward teaser, The Twilight Zone, and TV Show Swap: LOSTPoint (Featuring: Kyrsten Lyster)

This week, Kyrsten and I review Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, Booksmart and Blumhouse’s new thriller, Ma. We also discuss The Twilight Zone’s toxic masculinity episode, Not All Men and continue our TV Show Swap: LOSTPoint project by discussing season 1, episodes 8 & 9 of LOST (Confidence Man & Solitary) and Flashpoint (Never Kissed a Girl & Planets Aligned).

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 032 – OV B-Roll – “Fuck the Snail” – Patreon Shop Talk, Root Beer Floats, Twilight Zone Hypotheticals, and a Scary Snail-ario – June 1, 2019

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