November 16, 2014, 4:00 pm
Posted by: Heather

moviebobMovieBob will be calling into Desert Bus at 6pm 7:15pm PST on Sunday, November 16th.

Writer, film reviewer and host of Escape to the Movies, The Big Picture, and MovieBob: Intermission on The Escapist. He has a love for early 80’s and 90’s video games and ripping apart bad movies. A focus of his is to give analysis of gaming culture and the industry in a style that is similar to a college-lit-class style know as “close reading”, also using overlaid imagery to support his points.

Along with his work on the Escapist, Bob also hosts The Adventures of Game OverThinker, a comedic series that combines video game news and commentary. Blurring the lines between reality and video games, OverThinker is a story driven analysis of gaming culture. This series led to the creation of Overbytes on ScrewAttack, with more of a focus on culture and tropes.

Bob has also written a book titled “Super Mario Bros. 3: Brick-by-Brick“, in which he deconstructs the game in the form of a “novelized Let’s Play” while analyzing the cultural significance and history of the Mario Bros. franchise.

He is also very active on his blog and twitter.

Have a question for MovieBob? Leave them in the comments below!


11 Comments on “Guest Call-in: Bob “MovieBob” Chipman”

  1. 1. As a film critic, what do you feel is the most important thing that a film needs to accomplish? If a movie is (obviously) flawed, can it survive if it nails something important?

    2. How can you tell when the influence of a single person comes across in a movie? How can you tell when something about a movie works/doesn’t work because of an actor, director, writer, etc.?

    By Arthur - November 16th, 2014 4:15 pm
  2. What is the funniest/oddest tradition in your family?

    As is the Tradition.

    By Chris - November 16th, 2014 4:30 pm
  3. Do you think there will ever be a truly successful movie based on a video game?

    By pariah164 - November 16th, 2014 5:18 pm
  4. Have you seen The Wizard of Speed and Time? Thoughts?

    When (if ever) do you think the Avengers “Bubble” or whatever it is will either burst or just hit critical mass and will stop being as omni-present as it currently is?

    What is your favorite kind of cheese?

    By Zac - November 16th, 2014 5:57 pm
  5. What, for you, was the biggest surprise of the Marvel Phase 3 announcements?

    By lunik1 - November 16th, 2014 6:24 pm
  6. Now that you’re an author, tell us: what are some of your favorite books/writers?

    By AMVP - November 16th, 2014 6:58 pm
  7. Not a question. I just wanted to say that I received your book yesterday and read it and loved it. :-)

    By Admiral Memo - November 16th, 2014 7:17 pm
  8. dear dr bob,

    if the escapist were to give you another show, what would you want it to be, maybe tv show reviews? also what is your current favorite show on television?

    By riokusolana - November 16th, 2014 7:20 pm
  9. Favourite jaeger and kaiju in Pacific Rim ?

    By Fake Busey - November 16th, 2014 7:30 pm
  10. Dear Dr Bob, what’s your opinion on Power Rangers, and the upcoming new Power Rangers movie?

    By SomeLameStuff - November 16th, 2014 7:33 pm
  11. What is your opinion on Jupiter Ascending?

    By Q.Ophiuca - November 16th, 2014 7:35 pm
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