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Join hosts Matt, Tiny, and Mike as they talk about their love of movies and television. Each episode covers a specific topic (be it genre, trope, movie or show) and then ends with a "Potpourri" section where the hosts discuss what they've been watching lately or are looking forward to watching in the future. Past topics include Nickelodeon in the 90s, Notable Movie Theater Experiences, TV One Season Wonders, TV Dads, War Movies, Car Movies, and Teen Coming of Age Movies. The hosts also do occasional retrospective episodes that have covered the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, the career of Adam Sandler, and the entire Halloween film franchise, to name a few. The podcast also features occasional interview episodes and live recorded episodes from Indianapolis conventions like Indy PopCon, and Starbase Indy. The podcast also hosts a live event every October in Indianapolis celebrating the horror genre and local filmmakers called Shocktober in Irvington.

Join hosts Matt, Tiny, and Mike as they talk about their love of movies and television. Each episode covers a specific topic (be it genre, trope, movie or show) and then ends with a "Potpourri" section where the hosts discuss what they've been watching lately or are looking forward to watching in the future. Past topics include Nickelodeon in the 90s, Notable Movie Theater Experiences, TV One Season Wonders, TV Dads, War Movies, Car Movies, and Teen Coming of Age Movies. The hosts also do occasional retrospective episodes that have covered the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, the career of Adam Sandler, and the entire Halloween film franchise, to name a few. The podcast also features occasional interview episodes and live recorded episodes from Indianapolis conventions like Indy PopCon, and Starbase Indy. The podcast also hosts a live event every October in Indianapolis celebrating the horror genre and local filmmakers called Shocktober in Irvington.

Location:

Indianapolis, IN

Description:

Join hosts Matt, Tiny, and Mike as they talk about their love of movies and television. Each episode covers a specific topic (be it genre, trope, movie or show) and then ends with a "Potpourri" section where the hosts discuss what they've been watching lately or are looking forward to watching in the future. Past topics include Nickelodeon in the 90s, Notable Movie Theater Experiences, TV One Season Wonders, TV Dads, War Movies, Car Movies, and Teen Coming of Age Movies. The hosts also do occasional retrospective episodes that have covered the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, the career of Adam Sandler, and the entire Halloween film franchise, to name a few. The podcast also features occasional interview episodes and live recorded episodes from Indianapolis conventions like Indy PopCon, and Starbase Indy. The podcast also hosts a live event every October in Indianapolis celebrating the horror genre and local filmmakers called Shocktober in Irvington.

Language:

English


Episodes

OV344 - Extended Potpourri - Mike's Kickstarter, Nomadland, Nobody, Together Together, Venom 2 Trailer, Spiral: From the Book of Saw, The Conjuring 3

5/14/2021
In this episode, Mike and I catch up and share stories about returning to the theater post vaccine, as well as our thoughts on Nomadland, and Together Together. We also discuss trailers for Spiral: From the Book of Saw, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, and Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Timestamps 00:3512:34 Extended Potpourri - 30:12 31:0837:5744:11ET49:5854:10Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) - 1:05:18The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)1:16:35Together Together...

Duration:01:45:20

OV343 - Ebert's Great Movies Part 8 - The Circus (1928), The Searchers (1956), and Paths of Glory (1957) - The Last Dance, Small Axe, and Indy Film Fest 2021: Welcome to Monterey (2021), and Comedy Shorts Block

5/5/2021
In this episode, Ben, Tiny, and I continue our series reviewing the films from Roger Ebert’s Great Movies list. In this edition, we cover Charlie Chaplin’s The Circus, John Ford’s The Searchers, and Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory. Timestamps 00:4304:0013:33 Roger Ebert’s Great Movies - 18:25 The Circus (1928) 22:30The Searchers (1956)50:29Paths of Glory (1957)1:23:56 Selections for Part 91:50:16 Potpourri - 1:54:40 The Last Dance1:55:01Small Axe2:04:27Indy Film Fest: Welcome to...

Duration:02:19:15

OV342 - Bonus Ep - Mortal Kombat (2021)

4/24/2021
In this “parking lot special” bonus episode, Tiny and I record our immediate thoughts on the new Mortal Kombat movie moments after seeing it together in the theater after a stretch of 491 days of not seeing a movie in the theater together. Timestamps 00:4101:39 Mortal Kombat (2021) - 05:00 Mortal Kombat05:5810:2815:57 26:20PatreonClip27:2529:52 Related Links Indy Film Fest 2021 Buy an Obsessive Viewer MaskHelp Support the PodcastArchive: Ben SearsArchive: Matt HurtOfficial OV Merch:Ben...

Duration:00:32:42

OV341 - Q: Into the Storm (2021) - Shang-Chi Trailer, Voyagers, Infinite Train, Invincible, Promising Young Woman, and Matt Returns to the Theater

4/21/2021
In this episode, Tiny, Ben, and I review Q: Into the Storm. We also discuss the new Shang-Chi trailer, my return to the movie theater, and round out the episode with a potpourri section in which we talk about Voyagers, Promising Young Woman, Infinite Train, and Invincible. Timestamps 00:3505:00Shang-Chi09:28Black Widow13:1219:3026:25 Q: Into the Storm 29:441:07:57 Potpourri Voyagers (2021)1:34:10Promising Young Woman (2020)1:42:55Infinite Train1:51:04Invincible1:55:30...

Duration:02:04:15

OV340 - Godzilla vs Kong (2021) & Shiva Baby (2021) - The Father (2020), The Little Things (2021), and Superstore

4/7/2021
In this episode, Tiny, Ben, and I review Shiva Baby and Godzilla vs Kong. We also discuss the big Knives Out sequel news and round out the episode with a potpourri section in which we talk about The Father, The Little Things, and Superstore. Timestamps 00:35Knives Out05:05 Shiva Baby (Non-Spoiler)14:46 Godzilla vs Kong 39:3448:451:20:45 Potpourri The Father (2020)1:41:32The Little Things (2021)1:47:07Superstore1:53:06 1:57:20PatreonClip1:59:092:00:00 Related Links Matt's Appearance on...

Duration:02:02:52

OV339 - Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021)

3/29/2021
In this episode, Fekkes and I discuss the highly anticipated and controversial Snyder Cut of Justice League. Timestamps 00:2806:54 Zack Snyder’s Justice League 19:3431:351:02:45 1:46:30Patreon Clip1:48:401:49:58 Related Links Ben’s Review of The Snyder Cut Ezra Miller Appears to Choke Woman in Video- Variety Everything Zack Snyder has said about the story for his Justice League 2 and 3- Polygon A billboard you might have missed in ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ has a double meaning for...

Duration:01:52:49

OV338 - Oscars 2021 Nominee Rundown

3/23/2021
In this episode, Ben and I discuss this year’s Academy Award nominees. We also celebrate Ben’s recent acceptance into the IFJA. Timestamps 00:2801:23- 11:05 Academy Award Nominees 15:4520:0722:182:02:00 2:08:152:10:52 Related Links Oscars 2021 Nominees ListBuy an Obsessive Viewer MaskHelp Support the PodcastArchive: Ben SearsArchive: Matt HurtOfficial OV Merch:Ben Sears Photography Obsessive ViewerFacebook@ObsessiveViewer@ObsessiveTiny@IAmMikeWhite@nerdster330@burger_lurkerObsessive...

Duration:02:13:43

OV337 - The Last Blockbuster (2020) + South Park Pandemic & Vaccination Specials - Allen & Farrow, The Great North, The Mandalorian, Snyder Cut Reviews, and WandaVision

3/16/2021
In this episode, Fekkes and I review the new documentary The Last Blockbuster and discuss the two South Park specials. Timestamps 00:2901:0006:11 Reviews South Park Specials17:48The Last Blockbuster (2020)31:38Gina Carano & The Mandalorian1:06:27 1:17:411:19:49 Related Links Buy an Obsessive Viewer MaskHelp Support the PodcastArchive: Ben SearsArchive: Matt HurtOfficial OV Merch:Ben Sears Photography Obsessive...

Duration:01:22:43

OV336 - WandaVision - Guest: Dustin Mattingly of As Good As It Gets

3/12/2021
In this episode, Mike and I welcome Mike’s band mate, and creative life partner, Dustin Mattingly onto the show to discuss the new MCU show on Disney+, WandaVision. This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 116 - OV B-Roll - “Sitcoms We Want to Live In” - Mike Gets Vaccinated, Girl Meets World, Taxi, and Afterlife TV - Mar 11, 2021 Timestamps 00:3201:0006:56As Good As it Gets12:47 WandaVision - 16:39 17:37Spoiler Review -47:181:15:38 1:23:30"Sitcoms We Want to Live...

Duration:01:34:32

OV335 - Ebert's Great Movies Part 7 - Ikiru (1952) and Cléo from 5 to 7 (1962) - Lisey's Story on AppleTV+, Malcolm & Marie (2021), The Outsider, and Grown Ups 2 (2013)

2/26/2021
In this episode, Ben and I continue our series reviewing the films from Roger Ebert’s Great Movies list. In this edition, we cover Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru, and Agnes Varda’s Cléo from 5 to 7. This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 113 - OV B-Roll - “Ben v Fireworks” - The Twilight Zone, Oscar Nominee Predictions, and Streaming Service Hypothetical - Feb 23, 2021 Timestamps 00:4302:47 Ebert’s Great Movies - 09:35 Ikiru (1952)11:3941:02Cléo from 5 to 7 (1962)50:15...

Duration:01:47:17

OV334 - 2021 Golden Globe Nominees + Interview with The Swerve filmmaker Dean Kapsalis

2/12/2021
OV334 - 2021 Golden Globe Nominees + Interview with The Swerve filmmaker Dean Kapsalis Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts StitcherDirect Download Link In this episode, Ben and I share our thoughts on the 2021 Golden Globe nominations and chat with Dean Kapsalis, whose cerebral character-driven psychological thriller The Swerve is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime Video. This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 109 - OV B-Roll - “Teasing Out the Taffy” - Top 5...

Duration:01:42:54

OV333 - Ebert's Great Movies Part 6 - Yojimbo (1961) and Le Samourai (1967) - Tenet (2020), Dazed and Confused (1993), Alex Garland's Men, and Master of None Season 3 Announced

1/31/2021
In this episode, Ben and I continue our journey through Roger Ebert’s Great Movies list with reviews of Akira Kurosawa’s Yojimbo (1961) and Jean-Pierre Melville’s Le Samourai (1967). We also discuss Tenet, Dazed and Confused, the latest news regarding Master of None season 3, and more. This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 108 - OV B-Roll - “Julanuary 19th” - Last Movie of the Trump Administration, Pet Sematary and The Dead Zone, Books About Filmmakers - Jan 19,...

Duration:01:53:03

OV332 - 2020 Year in Review – Best Movies of the Year and Viewing Stats

1/24/2021
OV332 - 2020 Year in Review – Best Movies of the Year and Viewing Stats Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts StitcherDirect Download Link 2020 is finally over and we’re here with The Obsessive Viewer’s 2020 Year in Review episode! It’s our annual episode where Tiny, Mike, and myself share our movie viewing stats for the year and our top ten favorite movies lists. So join us as we bid adieu to the shit storm that was 2020 and hope for a better 2021. This week’s stinger comes from our...

Duration:03:09:34

OV331 - Ebert's Great Movies Part 5 - JFK (1991) & Mulholland Drive (2001) - Elliot Page, Warner Bros Movies on HBOMax

12/5/2020
OV331 - Ebert's Great Movies Part 5 - JFK (1991) & Mulholland Drive (2001) - Elliot Page, Warner Bros Movies on HBOMax Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts StitcherDirect Download Link In this episode, Ben and I continue our journey through Roger Ebert’s Great Movies list with reviews of Oliver Stone’s JFK (1991) and David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive (2001). We also discuss the recent Elliot Page news and the surprising news regarding Warner Bros and HBOMax. This week’s stinger comes from our...

Duration:02:19:47

OV330 - Love and Monsters (2020) - Songbird trailer, I Think You Should Leave, Aunty Donna, The Return of LOSTPoint

11/18/2020
OV330 - Love and Monsters (2020) - Songbird trailer, I Think You Should Leave, Aunty Donna, The Return of LOSTPoint Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts StitcherDirect Download Link In this episode, Kyrsten and I review the new monster-pocalypse Dylan O’Brien film, Love and Monsters! We also catch up on some things we’ve been watching, discuss the potential tastelessness of the upcoming COVID-themed thriller, Songbird, and finally return to our LOSTPoint series where we watch episodes of LOST and...

Duration:01:52:12

OV329 - The Friday the 13th Franchise (1980-2009)

11/13/2020
OV329 - The Friday the 13th Franchise (1980-2009) Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts StitcherDirect Download Link In honor of Mike’s birthday coinciding with Friday the 13th, he and I cracked open the new Scream Factory Friday the 13th blu-ray collection and shared our thoughts on the franchise title by title. This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 098 - OV B-Roll - “The Erosion of Truth” - Liberal Patreon Tiers, Mike’s Band’s Patreon, The Haunting of Bly Manor - Nov...

Duration:02:39:26

OV328 - Ebert's Great Movies Part 4: Rear Window (1954) & Vertigo (1958) - Heartland Film Fest Hitchcock Night, Awards Season 2020, Picture Character, Sophie Jones, and The Outside Story

11/11/2020
OV328 - Ebert's Great Movies Part 4: Rear Window (1954) & Vertigo (1958) - Heartland Film Fest Hitchcock Night, Awards Season 2020, Picture Character, Sophie Jones, and The Outside Story Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts StitcherDirect Download Link In this episode, Ben and I continue our journey through Roger Ebert’s Great Movies list with a special Heartland Film Festival edition of our review series. We discuss two Hitchcock films on the list that were part of Heartland’s lineup of special...

Duration:01:33:28

OV327 - HIFF2020: 76 Days (2020), In Case of Emergency (2020), Belly of the Beast (2020), and When My Time Comes (2020)

11/2/2020
OV327 - HIFF2020: 76 Days (2020), In Case of Emergency (2020), Belly of the Beast (2020), and When My Time Comes (2020) Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts StitcherDirect Download Link Recorded October 15, 2020: In this episode, Tiny and I review some of the stuff we watched at the 29th Annual Heartland Film Festival! We covered the documentaries 76 Days, In Case of Emergency, Belly of the Beast, and When My Time Comes. We also touch on The Comey Rule, All In: The Fight for Democracy and...

Duration:01:17:52

OV326 - Ebert's Great Movies Part 3: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) & 8 1/2 (1963) - Heartland Film Festival 2020 Preview, and Extended Patreon Clip (Feels Good Man & Possessor)

10/3/2020
OV326 - Ebert's Great Movies Part 3: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) & 8 1/2 (1963) - Heartland Film Festival 2020 Preview, and Extended Patreon Clip (Feels Good Man & Possessor) Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts StitcherDirect Download Link Recorded September 22, 2020: In the latest installment of our Ebert’s Great Movies Review Series, our newly promoted recurring co-host Ben Sears joins me to discuss the classic horror/German Expressionist film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (2020) and the...

Duration:01:33:29

OV325 - The Social Dilemma (2020) & The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020) - RIP Chadwick Boseman, The Batman, Dune, The Great Hack, The Social Network

9/20/2020
OV325 - The Social Dilemma (2020) & The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020) - RIP Chadwick Boseman, The Batman, Dune, The Great Hack, The Social Network Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts StitcherDirect Download Link In this episode, Tiny and I review the newly released documentary The Social Dilemma and McG’s sequel The Babysitter: Killer Queen. We also discuss Chadwick Boseman’s tragic passing and his legacy, COVID-19 check-ins, The Batman and Dune trailers and more. This week’s stinger comes...

Duration:02:08:46