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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

OV374 - Stranger Things 4, Vol. 1 (Patreon Reviews)

6/30/2022
In this special episode, I am releasing all of my Patreon-Exclusive episode reviews of Stranger Things 4, Vol. 1 on the main feed. Listen to me share the highs and lows of the seven episodes that were released on May 27 in preparation for Vol. 2, which releases on July 1st. To hear my thoughts on Vol. 2, you'll need to sign up to our Patreon at the $2 or higher levels at Patreon.com/ObsessiveViewer. Timestamps Show Start – 00:28 Patreon Reviews - 04:50 Chapter One: The Hellfire...

Duration:03:29:49

OV373 - The Black Phone (2022) & Cha Cha Real Smooth (2022) - Guests: Andy Carr (Odd Trilogies Podcast) & Brent Leuthold (Awake In the Dark)

6/25/2022
In this episode, I welcome my friends Andy Carr (Odd Trilogies Podcast) and Brent Leuthold (AwakeInTheDark.com) back to the show to review Scott Derrickson's The Black Phone and Cooper Raiff's Cha Cha Real Smooth. Timestamps Show Start – 00:28 Introducing Andy and Brent - 01:24 Featured Reviews - 05:45 The Black Phone (2022) Non-Spoiler - 07:40 Spoiler - 45:08 Cha Cha Real Smooth (2022) Non-Spoiler - 1:10:54 Spoiler - 1:24:10 Closing the Ep – 1:49:26 Related Links My...

Duration:01:54:58

OV372 - The Northman (2022) & Jurassic World: Dominion (2022) - Happiness (1998), and Lightyear (2022) - Guest: Sam Watermeier (Midwest Film Journal)

6/17/2022
In this episode, I welcome my friend Sam Watermeier from Midwest Film Journal back to the show to review Robert Eggers' The Northman and Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World Dominion. We also discuss one of Sam's favorite films, Todd Solondz's 1998 film, Happiness and I give a brief review of Pixar's latest, Lightyear. Timestamps Show Start – 00:28 Introducing Sam - 01:04 Featured Reviews - 10:40 The Northman - 11:13 Jurassic Franchise - 26:24 Jurassic World...

Duration:01:44:42

OV371 - Ebert's Great Movies Part 13 - Dr. Strangelove (1964), Persona (1966), and The Godfather (1972)

6/10/2022
In this episode, we continue our journey through Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list with reviews of Dr. Strangelove, Persona, and The Godfather! Timestamps Show Start – 00:28 Joker Sequel News - 02:32 Ebert's Great Movies - 09:30 Dr. Strangelove (1964) - 11:50 Persona (1966) - 38:53 The Godfather (1972) - 1:18:45 Our Picks for Part 14 - 1:54:58 Closing the Ep – 1:58:46 Related Links My 2022 Podcast and Writing Archive ‘Joker’ Sequel A Go; Todd Phillips Posts Script...

Duration:02:04:32

OV370 - Top Gun: Maverick (2022) & Watcher (2022) - Guest: Brent Leuthold (AwakeInTheDark.com)

6/3/2022
In this episode, I welcome my friend Brent from AwakeInTheDark.com onto the show to review Top Gun: Maverick and the new Shudder thriller, Watcher. Timestamps Show Start – 00:40 Introducing Brent - 01:37 Top Gun: Maverick - 09:30 Non-Spoiler - 13:46 Spoiler - 34:30 Watcher - 1:10:02 Non-Spoiler - 1:11:20 Spoiler - 1:21:07 Closing the Ep – 1:34:37 Related Links My 2022 Podcast and Writing Archive Awake In The Dark - Brent's Website Brent's Top Gun: Maverick Review Brent's...

Duration:01:38:13

OV369 - Men (2022) & Our Father (2022) - Avatar: The Way of Water trailer, Ozark, and Better Call Saul

5/20/2022
In this episode, Tiny, Ben, and I discuss the trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water and review the latest Alex Garland film, Men. We also discuss the new Netflix documentary, Our Father. Timestamps Show Start – 00:40 David Cronenberg and Other Topics - 03:18 Avatar: The Way of Water trailer - 14:13 Men - 29:14 Non-Spoiler - 30:28 Spoiler - 49:55 Our Father - 1:05:24 Closing the Ep – 1:24:41 Related Links My 2022 Podcast and Writing Archive My Review of Turning...

Duration:01:27:51

OV368 - Extended Potpourri - Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Euphoria, Language Lessons, The Gilded Age, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, and The Adam Project

5/11/2022
In this extended potpourri episode, Tiny and I discuss a handful of recent movies and shows we've watched. Timestamps Show Start – 00:40 Non-Movie Banter - 02:34 Extended Potpourri - 09:35 Matt: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) - 10:52 Tiny: Euphoria - 23:19 Matt: Language Lessons (2021) - 47:20 Tiny: The Gilded Age - 55:03 Matt: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022) - 1:04:12 Tiny: The Adam Project (2022) - 1:10:11 Tiny: Bridgerton -...

Duration:01:18:08

OV367 - Everything Everywhere All At Once - X, Summer Movie Preview, and OV's New Theme Song

4/21/2022
In this episode, Mike and I review the new film Everything Everywhere All At Once and discuss the upcoming summer movie season and premiere our brand new theme song, A Little Mad Sometimes (Theme from The Obsessive Viewer Podcast) by Mike's band, As Good As It Gets! Timestamps Show Start – 00:41 All About the New Theme Song - 02:07 Summer Movie Preview - 33:22 Everything Everywhere All At Once – 49:20 Non-Spoiler - 51:29 Spoiler - 1:12:54 Mike on X - 1:34:35 Closing the Ep...

Duration:01:41:51

OV366 - Ebert's Great Movies Part 12 - Rebel Without a Cause (1955), The Conversation (1974), and My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

3/25/2022
In this episode, Tiny, Ben, and I continue our journey through Roger Ebert’s Great Movies List. In this installment, we discuss Rebel Without a Cause, The Conversation, and My Neighbor Totoro. Timestamps Show Start – 00:37 Housekeeping/Feedback - 02:20 Ebert’s Great Movies – 14:08 Rebel Without a Cause (1955) – 16:08 The Conversation (1974) – 43:40 My Neighbor Totoro (1988) – 1:05:49 Picks for Part 13 – 1:35:00 Closing the Ep – 1:39:59 Related Links Ebert's Rebel...

Duration:01:48:54

OV365 - The Batman (2022) - Guest: Sam Watermeier (Midwest Film Journal)

3/3/2022
In this episode, I'm joined by my friend Sam Watermeier from Midwest Film Journal to review Matt Reeves' The Batman in a non-spoiler and spoiler discussion! Timestamps Show Start - 00:30 Introducing Sam - 02:02 The Batman History with Batman - 16:42 The Batman (2022) Non-Spoiler - 28:10 The Batman (2022) Spoiler - 57:05 Closing the Ep – 1:58:54 Pre-Recorded Outro – 2:01:42 Related Links Midwest Film Journal MFJ's "Bats on the Brain" Essay Series Sam’s Reviews on...

Duration:01:54:10

OV364 - Ebert's Great Movies Part 11 - Psycho (1960), Goldfinger (1964), and Alien (1979) - Academy Award Nominations, Music Biopics, and Fandom

2/11/2022
In this episode, Tiny, Ben, and I continue our journey through Roger Ebert’s Great Movies List. In this installment, we discuss Hitchcock's Psycho, Connery's 3rd outing as Bond, Goldfinger, and Ridley Scott's Alien. We also discuss the 2022 Academy Award nominations and debate the merits of music biopics and toxic fandom. Timestamps Show Start - 00:35 Ben's Site: The Movie State - 02:45 Academy Award Nominees - 15:35 Michael Jackson Biopic - 25:47 Ebert's Great Movies - 32:12 Psycho...

Duration:02:05:36

OV363 - Scream (2022)

1/20/2022
In this episode, Mike and I gush over the latest installment in one of our favorite franchises of all time. In non-spoiler and spoiler sections, we discuss all things Scream (2022)! Timestamps Show Start - 00:30 Scream History with the Franchise - 09:38 Scream (2022) Non-Spoiler - 28:02 Scream (2022) Spoiler - 54:47 Closing the Ep – 02:07:53 Pre-Recorded Outro – 2:12:12 Related Links My Scream 2 Essay on Midwest Film Journal My Scream (2022) Review My Scream (2022)...

Duration:02:12:38

OV362 - Bonus Ep - The Matrix Resurrections & 2021 OV Stats and Honorable Mentions - Guest: Sam Watermeier (Midwest Film Journal)

1/17/2022
In this episode, I welcome my friend Sam Watermeier (Midwest Film Journal) back to the show to review The Matrix Resurrections! I also share the podcast's and my writing stats for 2021 and countdown my Honorable Mentions. Timestamps Show Start - 00:30 The Matrix History with the Franchise - 09:46 The Matrix Resurrections Non-Spoiler - 23:30 The Matrix Resurrections Spoiler - 38:18 2021 Podcast Stats and Honorable Mentions 2021 Podcast Stats - 1:21:08 2021 Writing Stats -...

Duration:02:35:51

OV361 - 2021 Year in Review – Best Movies of the Year and Viewing Stats

1/12/2022
Happy New Year and welcome to The Obsessive Viewer’s 2021 Year in Review episode! It’s our annual episode where Tiny, Mike, and I share our movie viewing stats for the year and our top ten favorite movies lists. So join us as we reflect on another odd pandemic year and hope for a better year in 2022. Timestamps Show Start - 00:36 Stats and Stat Tracking Letterboxd - 04:18 Thoughts on Our Years – 06:07 Mike’s 2021 Stats – 15:33 Tiny’s 2021 Stats – 23:54 Matt’s 2021 Stats –...

Duration:03:25:17

OV360 - Spider-Man: No Way Home

12/22/2021
In this episode, Fekkes and I catch up and review Spider-Man: No Way Home. I was originally going to double up and pair this with a review of The Matrix Resurrections, but we went long enough to make this it's own standalone episode! Timestamps Show Start - 00:30 Welcome back, Fekkes - 02:15 The Northman Trailer - 12:43 Spider-Man Retrospective - 14:49 Spider-Man: No Way Home (Non-Spoiler) - 35:54 Spider-Man: No Way Home (Spoiler) - 1:02:35 Closing the Ep - 1:32:13 Related...

Duration:01:34:47

OV359 - Extended Potpourri - IFJA Nominations, The Tragedy of Macbeth, American Crime Story: Impeachment, The Green Knight, When They See Us, West Side Story, and Nightmare Alley

12/17/2021
In this episode, Tiny and I discuss the IFJA nominations and the news of a Villeneuve adaptation of Rendezvous with Rama before diving into some Extended Potpourri! We then round out the episode with special post-screening recordings discussing West Side Story and Nightmare Alley. Timestamps Show Start - 00:30 IFJA Nominations - 03:53 Denis Villeneuve News - 10:47 Extended Potpourri - 17:30 Tiny: American Crime Story: Impeachment - 18:00 Matt: The Tragedy of Macbeth - 32:25 Tiny:...

Duration:01:46:59

OV358 - FYC Potpourri - Being the Ricardos, The Card Counter, Spencer, House of Gucci, The Lost Daughter, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Titane, Mandibles, and More

12/10/2021
In this episode, Ben and I discuss several 2021 releases we have watched in preparation for the IFJA end of year awards voting. Timestamps Show Start - 00:31 Ben's New Website - 02:18 FYC Potpourri - 12:41 Matt: Being the Ricardos - 12:51 Ben: The Card Counter - 21:40 Matt: Spencer - 30:14 Ben: House of Gucci - 39:19 Matt: No Man of God - 47:43 Ben: The Lost Daughter - 53:24 Matt: The Eyes of Tammy Faye - 1:00:06 Ben: Titane - 1:10:43 Matt: Petite Maman - 1:18:28 Ben:...

Duration:01:38:01

OV357 - Shocktober 2021 Wrap Up - Hunter Hunter, Paranormal Activity Next of Kin, Antlers, Halloween Kills, Saint Maud, and Scream (2022) Trailer

11/13/2021
In this episode, Mike and I catch up and chat about our Shocktober horror movie viewings for this year. Timestamps Show Start - 00:55 Mike's Expectations for Dune - 05:05 Scream Trailer - 14:30 Shocktober 2021 - 27:20 Pre-Recorded Outro - 1:25:58 Related Links Scream (2022) Trailer Recent Patreon Content $1 Tier 148 - TJ B-Roll - "Poor Little Laptop Angel: A MacBook Story" - The Continuity of Podcasts, Matt's Podcast Workflow, Pizza's Vet Follow-up, and Midnight Mass - Oct 11,...

Duration:01:26:31

OV356 - Dune (2021) - Rust On-Set Tragedy, Dune: Part Two Announced, and Halloween Plans

10/28/2021
In this episode, Tiny, Ben, and I review Denis Villeneuve's highly anticipated adaptation of Dune. We also discuss the tragedy that occurred on the set of Rust, and the announcement of Dune: Part Two. Timestamps Show Start - 00:33 News - 12:02 Dune - 42:56 Non-Spoiler - 45:07 Spoiler - 1:40:56 Closing the Ep - 2:23:24 Patreon Stinger - 2:25:10 Pre-Recorded Outro - 2:26:30 Related Links Matt's Review: Dune (2021) WEarlBrown Twitter Thread ‘Rust’ crew describes on-set gun safety...

Duration:02:29:20

OV355 - The Last Duel (2021) & Mass (2021) - Halloween Kills, HIFF2021 Wrap Up: The French Dispatch, King Richard, The Power of the Dog, and Petite Maman

10/22/2021
In this episode, Ben and I review Ridley Scott's The Last Duel and Fran Kranz's directorial debut, Mass. We also discuss Halloween Kills, this year's Heartland Film Festival and more. Timestamps Show Start - 00:30 The Last Duel - 15:48 Non-Spoiler - 17:24 Spoiler - 37:48 Mass - 50:39 Potpourri - 1:19:15 HIFF2021: The French Dispatch - 1:19:30 HIFF2021: King Richard - 1:26:40 HIFF2021: The Power of the Dog - 1:30:28 HIFF2021: Petite Maman - 1:35:00 Halloween Kills -...

Duration:01:47:10