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Decade Reviews – Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) – Reviewed 7/9/04 & 12/2/14

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A decade ago, I was a teenager in high school. I had my first job at my local movie theater and used my newfound disposable income to get a Netflix subscription.

Over the summer of 2004, 17/18 year old Matt wrote 21 movie reviews and posted them on IMDb. Recently, I dug up these reviews and decided to revisit each movie and evaluate how my tastes have changed over the last decade.

So for each of these posts, I will write a present-day review and then copy/paste the original review after. Then I’ll compare the two and give a summary at the end. You can find all the reviews herefollow me on Twitter here and check out The Obsessive Viewer Podcast here. Now, lets talk about Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Continue reading

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Everything is Awesome, Except the Script! The Lego Movie Review

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Emmet Brickowoski (Chris Pratt) is an ordinary man struggling to find acceptance and friendship in his normal, everyday life. However, when he stumbles upon a relic that leads mysterious parties to believe he is “the special” one prophesized to save the universe, his life becomes anything but normal.

Led by Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) and a group of “master builders” under the charge of the wise old Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman), Emmet must find a way to live up to the extraordinary high standards set by a prophecy he may or may not be the savior of all while on the run from the evil Lord Business (Will Ferrell) and his henchman Good Copy/Bad Cop (Liam Neeson).

Oh, and everything is made of LEGOs. Continue reading

Anchorman 2 Review: “It is AnchorMAN, Not Anchor-Mediocre Sequel!”

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Sequels are hard. Sequels to beloved comedies are harder. Separate the movies by about a decade and it makes it near impossible to create a worthy follow-up.  Continue reading

Streaming Saturday: Saturday Night Live (1975-Present)

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Last week my PS3 died a hero’s death. In the end, it went out doing what it did best, streaming Netflix so I wouldn’t have to eat my Honey Bunches of Oats in silence. As a result, I streamed Netflix on my laptop set up on a TV tray at the foot of my bed.

With this set up, I found myself watching some things I don’t normally stream, namely some episodes of Saturday Night Live from the middle of the 1990s. When I was a kid, I used to love watching SNL. I hadn’t noticed just how much of SNL was on Netflix.

So for this week’s Streaming Saturday, I decided to do something a little different. Below I’ve compiled a list of all the SNL-related titles available for streaming. It’s worth noting that the decade collections don’t have the full episodes. The musical performances are missing and many episodes have sketches cut out.

Check out the list below and don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @ObsessiveViewer, like the blog on Facebook and check out The Obsessive Viewer Podcast. Continue reading

Trailer Tuesday: Anchorman: The Legend Continues (2013)

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Release Date: December 20th, 2013

Director: Adam McKay

Writers: Will FerrellAdam McKay

Stars: Will FerrellPaul RuddDavid KoechnerSteve Carell Continue reading