With the pseudo-Star Wars of Moonraker in the Aston Martin rear view, 007 returns to his roots with the classic James Bond film (and podcast namesake), For Your Eyes Only.Read More
Mountain Devil, a faux-documentary (mockumentary? pseudo-found footage film?) about the Sasquatch scourge of rural Pennsylvania faces off against the (not so) classic shot-on-video haunted house tale, Evan Straw.Read More
Howdy Cowboys! Steve and Colin are making their way through Cowboy Bebop, breaking down each episode in honor of the show's 20th anniversary. This week, they discuss the return of Faye Valentine, Spike's oddly shaped head, The Rolling Stones and more!
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one podcast to dissolve their brains, they go to the local multiplex and subject themselves to Ernest Cline and Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One. What you are about to hear is an unedited document of the OV Crew's cinematic suffering as they wallow in a shallow pool of pop culture refuse. Listen closely. Don't make the same mistakes we've made.
Howdy Cowboys! Steve and Colin kick off their brand new Cowboy Bebop podcast by discussing the show’s troubled production history, Shinichiro Watanabe's cinematic influences, and the gruesome effects of Bloody Eye! Keep those ears open and tune back next week for Stray Dog Strut!
It's Valentines Day and there's no greater declaration of love in 2018 than sitting down and watching a Woody Allen romantic comedy with your significant other. Or maybe not. Anyway, Rom C'mon is making its triumphant return by picking up where the last episode left off: Annie Hall. This time, Jake is on the sidelines while resident OV power couple Shawn and Sophie take a close look at the film and how Allen portrays women.
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Not a traditional Bond film but not quite a complete spin-off, the original 1967 Casino Royale was a baffling comedic ensemble film that failed to impress critics. How does it stack up today? Jake and Jack investigate with special guest Shawn Glinis.Read More
In the latest podcast series to be spun off from the regular OpVac cast, Jack Eason joins OV's resident James Bond expert, Jake Tropila, as they dive into the world of all things 007. Their mission: watch and discuss every James Bond film ever made, once a month, every month, until the release of Bond 25 in 2019. In their inaugural episode, they share their history with the franchise, their overall thoughts on the series, and review Dr. No, the first Bond film ever made. It's For Your Ears Only, baby!Read More
Optimism Vaccine is hip! with it! Tapped into the Zeitgeist! We saw Arrival; the cerebral sci-fi critical darling of 2016 starring Amy Adams. Not to be confused with that 90s movie where fat Charlie Sheen listens to SPACE RADIO. We also talk about piss theaters, the latest zero percenter on rotten tomatoes and swap tales of drunk people puking and fighting during movies.Read More
Jake and Jack introduce Shawn to the weird world of early David Cronenberg horror films. Shivers! Scanners! The Brood! That armpit vagina vampire one about rabies... or something! We cover it all.Read More