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! Hosted by video editor/content creator Nicholas Abouhamad and joined by his childhood best friend Michael Capurso, as well as another long time friend and collaborator Raekwon Davis. Send your episode recommendations to @themediaobscura on Twitter/Instagram! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mediaobscura/support

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December 20, 2020 81 min

Nick and Mike sit down and torture themselves with the infamous, terrifying, and genuinely un-cool 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special. It's so bad that they find themselves unable to even comment on the thing... Go figure. Feel free to @ us your episode requests, faithful co-host prompts or just say hey!!! Love the show and wanna contribute to help us make more episodes? Feel free to buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.co...

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With Mike lost in a hall of mirrors, Nick enlists his buddy Raekwon to help him watch the Arnold Schwarzenegger Christmas film "Jingle All The Way." They also imagine a world where the movie spawned an MCU-esque cinematic universe.

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December 6, 2020 117 min

Nick and Mike celebrate 50 episodes of The Media Obscura Podcast by watching Steven Spielberg's critically acclaimed, but often forgotten, gem: The Terminal. 

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November 29, 2020 1 min
Boo, mono. Boo. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mediaobscura/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mediaobscura/support
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November 22, 2020 94 min
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 Reeves! Check out some of our other vintage and strange movie/television discussions at https://themediaobscura.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://ancho...
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November 15, 2020 89 min
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/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mediaobscura/message Support this podcast: https://...
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November 8, 2020 108 min
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/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mediaobscura/message Support this podcast: https...
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November 1, 2020 103 min
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/televisi...
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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/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app...
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October 18, 2020 137 min
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/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mediaobscura/message Support thi...
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October 11, 2020 139 min
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/ --- This episode is sponsored by ...
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October 4, 2020 111 min
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/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest ...
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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/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mediaobscur...
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September 20, 2020 123 min
On this week's Media Obscura, the boyz check out 1994's disappointing sequel, Cyborg Boy II. This one still doesn't have cyborg cops/robocops, still has more kungfu than you'd expect from these movies, and is still very low budget. It's... a time. I wouldn't say it's a good time, but it's a time. Check out some of our other vintage and strange movie/television discussions at https://themediaobscura....
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September 13, 2020 92 min
Scrubs! Nick's out of commission again this week, so we're running with a rerun of one of our favorite episodes! On this weeks episode, Nick and Mike check out the classic medical comedy "Scrubs," starring the likes of Zach Braff, John C McGinley, Sarah Chaulk, Donald Faison, Judy Reyes and Neil Flynn! Check out some of our other vintage and strange movie/television discussions at https://themediaobscura.com/ --- ...
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Team Obscura dives headfirst into a world of (very watered down) roleplaying and wonder when they watch 1982's Dungeons & Dragons/Satanic Panic CBS made for TV movie "Mazes & Monsters," starring Tom Hanks! Check out some of our other vintage and strange movie/television discussions at https://themediaobscura.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.f...
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On this weeks Media Obscura, Nick and Mike celebrate Cobra Kai hitting Netflix by checking out 1984's sports movie hallmark, The Karate Kid!  High schooler Daniel LaRusso is getting bullied by Johnny Lawrence and his karate buddies until he learns self-defense thanks to his new friend, Mr. Miyagi. Oh, and there's a crane kick or two in there somewhere. Check out some of our other vintage and strange movie/television discu...
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August 23, 2020 105 min
Don't let go (of trying to capitalize on the success of others), am I right? On this weeks Media Obscura, the gang checks out 2010s horrid mockbuster, Titanic II!  Who would've thought a triple-threating Van Dyke could do an awful job ripping off one of James Cameron's best films? Especially with a $500,000 budget! Check out some of our other vintage and strange movie/television discussions at https://themediaobscura....
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August 16, 2020 95 min
We're out with another re-run this week (thanks Nick's still lingering case of mono), which is our episode on 2000's "yeah, this is definitely from the turn of the Millenium" kung-fu/comedy movie, Shanghai Noon!  Check out some of our other vintage and strange movie/television discussions at https://themediaobscura.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://a...
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August 9, 2020 112 min
Team Obscura revisits the 1993 cult classic/coming of age movie "Dazed and Confused" on this week's Media Obscura podcast! They also discuss Nick's inability to tell people apart, Mike's refusal to watch movies that give him bad feelings, and how Raekwon has watched over/protected Nick since long before they even had a friendship. Check out some of our other vintage and strange movie/television discussions at h...
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