Media Obscura - Retro and Obscure TV/Movie Reviews

Media Obscura - Retro and Obscure TV/Movie Reviews

A show dedicated to watching, reviewing, and bickering over the entertainment of yesteryear. Whether they're the classics that defined the era, blockbuster failures that fell off the face of the Earth, or features that never made a name for themselves, it's all fair game! New Episodes Every 2-3 weeks! Don’t forget to subscribe to find out when we post! Hosted by video editor/content creator Nicholas Abouhamad alongside Sierra Watson, Raekwon Davis and Michael Capurso. Send your episode recommendations to @themediaobscura on Twitter/Instagram! Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mediaobscura/support

Episodes

October 2, 2023 89 mins

Media Obscura's back and, on this week's episode, we're tackling Wild Wild (ficka) Wild Wild West, the 1999 Will Smith Box Office bomb!


Join Nick, Sierra & Raekwon as they reminisce about this (not so) classic 90s action comedy! It's a film they all grew up with and have some nostalgia for it, so you'll be sure to hear the good, bad and ugly about this cowboy dud.


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Nick and Raekwon (sans Sierra) tackle the 2008-2009 Terminator television series, The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Also, Nick loses his voice doing his Schwarzenegger impression.

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Team Obscura reassembles to watch the 1990 unlicensed Dragon Ball movie, Dragon Ball: Fight Son Goku, Win Son Goku. The film centers around Son Goku's first adventure to collect the seven magical Dragon Balls and features his friends Bulma, Puar, Oolong, Master Roshi, and Yamcha as well as the evil King Pilaf and... Nappa for some reason? Oh yeah, and Nick gets Wu Tai and Wu Tang mixed up. --- Send in a voice message: https://p...
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July 12, 2022 82 mins

Team Obscura checks out the 2001 Brendan Fraser comedy "Monkeybone," directed by Peter Sellick.

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The gang's back and they're looking at the 1965 Russ Meyers exploitation flick "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" on this weeks episode!

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Team Obscura (re)returns after a month long hiatus due to some health/life stuff to cover the 1989 movie Earth Girls Are Easy! The movie is a musical science fiction romantic comedy that was directed by Julien Temple and follows Geena Davis as a bride-to-be as she navigates adultery, the existence of alien life, and other generally rom-com/sci fi things in a highly B-moviefied version of Los Angeles. The film also features Jim Carr...
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April 5, 2022 125 mins

Team Obscura chats about Richard Linklater's seminal 1990 film "Slacker," and spirals off into conversations about Linklater movies in general, education and the value of good conversation. 

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Team Obscura sits down and chats about the 1978 Bruce-ploitation movie "Game of Death," a feature film built off of unused footage from an unfinished Bruce Lee movie. The gang also chats about fake Rob Schneider movies, film twitter, and the world not being the worst someday hopefully maybe please just please.

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February 22, 2022 127 mins

Team Obscura checks out the 1988 Ivan Reitman comedy film, Twins, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito! Also in this episode, the gang talks about nerd culture/the death of mid-budget movies and Nick launches into way too many middling impressions.


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Team Obscura returns for their first [full] episode in over a year to cover the 1998 buddy cop flick, Rush Hour. Also, Nick exposes a strange obsession with the movie's villain, Sang.

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February 1, 2022 20 mins

We're back! Check out this reintroduction to the Media Obscura podcast as we update you about what's been going on for the past year. We'll be back on 2/8 with a brand new episode about Rush Hour!

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November 22, 2020 93 mins

Team Obscura checks out the seminal 1978 superhero movie "Superman." directed by Richard Donner and starring the most iconic of the men of steel, Christopher Reeve! Check out some of our other vintage and strange movie/television discussions at https://themediaobscura.com/

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November 15, 2020 88 mins
Team Obscura (and Jackson) come together to check out the 1987 Joan Jett and Michael J. Fox music drama, Light of Day! Check out some of our other vintage and strange movie/television discussions at https://themediaobscura.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mediaobscura/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mediaobscura/support
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November 8, 2020 107 mins
Team Obscura's back and are checking out the 1988 Fantasy/Adventure film "Willow" on this weeks Media Obscura! Check out some of our other vintage and strange movie/television discussions at https://themediaobscura.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mediaobscura/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mediaobscura/support
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November 1, 2020 103 mins
To celebrate two full years of "Media Obscura," Team Obscura revisits Sam Raimi's 2004 blockbuster classic, Spider-Man 2! Tobey Macquire's Peter Parker is losing his powers and struggling to balance having a personal life with being a superhero. Meanwhile, Mary Jane is set to get married and Harry Osborn laments the loss of his father, the Green Goblin. Check out some of our other vintage and strange movie/television discussions...
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Boo, Nick's body revolting and forcing another rerun. Boo, because it's Halloween. On this weeks Media Obscura, Nick and Raekwon check out a direct-to-video Addams Family movie starring Tim Curry as Gomez Addams! Check out some of our other vintage and strange movie/television discussions at https://themediaobscura.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mediaobscura/message Support this podc...
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October 18, 2020 136 mins
The gang checks out the 1985 action flick "Commando," starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the joke-telling action hero John Matrix! Check out some of our other vintage and strange movie/television discussions at https://themediaobscura.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mediaobscura/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mediaobscura/support
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October 11, 2020 138 mins
On this week's Media Obuscra, Nick and Mike check out the cult classic "The Iron Giant" from 1999! It just so happens to be Mike's favorite movie of all time! Also in this episode: Nick dies from a coughing fit, and the guys talk food/reminisce about before the pandemic. Check out some of our other vintage and strange movie/television discussions at https://themediaobscura.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters....
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October 4, 2020 111 mins
And we're back! Nick and Mike check out 1988's Hong Kong Kung Fu movie "Dragons Forever," starring Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao. It's got action, romance (?) and drug dealing kickboxers wearing guy-liner. It's fun, dudes. Real fun.  Check out some of our other vintage and strange movie/television discussions at https://themediaobscura.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mediaobsc...
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Another week, another re-run. Nick hates being sick. On this weeks re-run, Nick and Mike check out the long-running Japanese animated series, Detective Conan! Check out some of our other vintage and strange movie/television discussions at https://themediaobscura.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mediaobscura/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mediaobsc...
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