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The Hollywood Outsider is a weekly entertainment podcast where we discuss specific topics in film and TV, review current movies, interview independent filmmakers, and put our own spin on movies and television. Winner at the 2017 Podcast Awards for Best TV & Film. Subscribe & listen to a new HO every week!

The Hollywood Outsider


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    Favorite Actors, Movie Moods, Pixar vs Disney, and Entertainment Journalism

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 110:32

    On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, each HOst brings a topic to the table for discussion. Disney Animation vs Pixar, which genres of film we're drawn to depending on our mood, "journalism" in entertainment these days, and each of our all-time favorite actors. Also this week: we discuss the science behind Thanos' infamous snap, Spider-Man trilogy confirmation with Tom Holland; spoiler-free reviews of Silent Night, 8-Bit Christmas, House of Gucci, and Agnes; upcoming releases and recent recommendations; and our Reel Movie Title game, where each host picks a movie and gives it a title reflective of what the movie is REALLY. Have you been contemplating subscribing to our Patreon for exclusive bonus content and voting rights? Now's the time! From now until next Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CDT, you can get 30% off our Patreon subscriptions for most tiers when you elect for an annual subscription! Already a supporter? We love you too! Just change your tier selection and you get in on the discounts too. www.patreon.com/TheHollywoodOutsider   Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 08:20) Opening | Movie News Discussion (08:21 – 34:54) From the Outside In Part 1: Pixar vs. Disney, Movie Moods (34:55 - 1:01:27) Spoiler-free Reviews: Silent Night, 8-Bit Christmas, House of Gucci, and Agnes (1:01:28 – 1:28:07) From the Outside In Part 2: Entertainment "Journalism", Favorite Actors (1:28:08 - 1:42:59) Upcoming Releases | Recommendations (1:43:00 - 1:50:31) Reel Movie Title Game | Outtakes Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like our Bad Movie Night by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!

    Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Too Much Fan Service, Wheel of Time, Tick, Tick...Boom, and Psych 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 92:20

    On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we discuss the concept of fan service. HBO Max is bringing back Mel and Danny for Lethal Weapon 5, rebooting Under Siege, Ghostbusters: Afterlife basically echoes the plot of the first one, Blade Runner and Aliens are both coming back with new TV series, Spider-Man: No Way Home is bringing back characters from other franchises, and Star Wars has been steeped in serving fans for the past decade. So when is it TOO MUCH fan service, and when do they hit it just right?  Also this week: we return to Movie Manners with our thoughts on kids in theaters, reviews of The Wheel of Time, Tick, Tick... BOOM, and Psych 3: This Is Gus. Then we launch into a lengthy, spoiler-laden discussion on the recent nostalgia explosion that is Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 35:39) From the Outside In: When Is It Too Much Fan Service? (35:40 – 43:02) Movie Manners: Kids in Theaters (43:03 - 1:01:06) Reviews: The Wheel of Time, Tick, Tick...BOOM, Psych 3: This Is Gus (1:01:07 - 1:32:19) Ghostbusters: Afterlife Spoilercast Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like our Bad Movie Night by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's (Philosopher's) Stone: Celebrating 20 Years

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 63:00


    Twenty years later and it feels like there couldn't have possibly been a time when Harry Potter didn't exist. The books, the core films, the spin-offs, the actors, the score, the endless consumerism - there is hardly anything the Potter-verse hasn't touched in some way or another. More than anything, though, the impact on the lives of children and adults alike. The youths who read the books and could fantasize about receiving their own letter; the children who were the same age as the characters and actors and literally grew up together; and the adults and parents who watched their children and their children's children grow up and explore the world of magic. Regardless if you adore or couldn't care less of the franchise, it's impossible to deny that it is truly remarkable. On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we discuss all things Harry Potter, including the books' translation to film, the impeccable casting for the films, our preferred Dumbledore, how/if J.K. Rowling's recent controversy has impacted our enjoyment, and acknowledgment that it's our (Americans) fault we can't have anything nice.


    Eternals and Post-Credits Stingers

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 110:35

    On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we discuss the concept of movie stingers, those post-credits scenes so many Marvel films love to throw at us these days. A stinger is typically short clip that appears after all or some of the closing credits have rolled and sometimes a movie has seemingly ended. But is this trend getting a bit tired? Or has it become a movie necessity? Also, AfterCredits.com is a great tool for determining which films have stingers attached, per Troy's recommendation in this episode. Also this week: our news round-up touches on the loss of Dean Stockwell and Disney's IMAX-enhanced Marvel films for Disney+, reviews of The Feast and Clerk, and then a lengthy discussion on Marvel's latest blockbuster, Eternals. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 17:56) Opening | Movie & TV News (17:57 – 43:32) From the Outside In: Post-Credits Scenes aka Stingers (43:33 - 1:10:52) Upcoming Releases and Recommendations | Reviews: The Feast and Clerk (1:10:53 - 1:50:34) Marvel's Eternals Spoilercast Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like our Bad Movie Night by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!

    Building a Perfect Holiday Movie, Violet, Ida Red, Last Night in Soho

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 97:43

    Every holiday season, we discuss those family-filled, festive films and what we like or loathe about them. Not all can be as perfect as Die Hard, after all. And every year, Hollywood doesn't listen. But what if we held the power? The power to make you believe in the magic of Christmas (or a non-denominational winter holiday)? It's time to put up or shut up, because on this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we are each going to build our own perfect holiday movie! And yes, these stories are copyrighted. Also this week: we discuss the Boondock Saints III news, spoiler-free reviews of Violet, Ida Red, Last Night in Soho, Antlers, upcoming releases including the Eternals and Jim Cummings' latest film, The Beta Test, and movie/tv recommendations from the hosts. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 18:11) Opening | Movie & TV News (18:12 – 44:02) Spoiler-Free Reviews: Violet, Ida Red, Last Night in Soho, Antlers (44:03 - 1:27:03) From the Outside In: Building a Perfect Holiday Movie (1:27:04 - 1:37:45) Upcoming Releases | Recommendations  Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like our Bad Movie Night by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!

    Dune, Cliffhangers in Movies, Rust Tragedy, and Netflix's Dave Chappelle Walkout

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 68:31

    On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, Dune and the concept of cliffhangers in film. Denis Villeneuve's Dune is truly only half of the story as the film builds right up to an understated cliffhanger, therefore the majority of this film is setting up the characters and the story for what's to come. Villeneuve has a plethora of talent to pluck from, as there is not an actor present not bringing their A-game to the occasionally confounding vernacular inherent to this world. Visually stunning, but is it a great film? Take a listen as we dissect the overall film, as well as debate the concept of ending your film on a bonafide cliffhanger. Also this week: we discuss the recent walkout in response to Dave Chappelle's Netflix special, The Closer, and the absolute tragedy that took place on the set of the independent film, RUST, where a senseless accident claimed the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 7:42) Opening | Sequels and Remakes since the 90s (7:43 – 31:51) Rust Tragedy | Netflix's Dave Chappelle Walkout (31:52 - 54:34) Dune Review (54:35 - 1:08:30) From the Outside In: Cliffhangers in Movies Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like our Bad Movie Night by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!

    A Happy Happy Halloween Episode - 2021 Edition | Plus Halloween Kills

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 123:43

    Happy, Happy Halloween, Halloween, Halloween... Welcome tooooooooo The Hollywood Outsider Halloween special! On this episode, we've assembled some of our favorite discussions on horror films and anything related to Halloween! First we discuss when movies have forced us to face our personal fears, then dive into a bit of history on 1978's Halloween with a segment from our interview with the original Michael Myers, Tony Moran. What a perfect segue to our spoiler-free review of October's favorite boogeyman in Halloween Kills! Next up, a throwback to our roots with a segment from many years ago called the Horror Movie Survival Guide, where we discuss all of the Dos and Don'ts in horror movies . To cap everything off, we have a little fun by sharing our thoughts on psychological horror vs. gore: what scares us, as well as what is a complete turnoff in the genre. Enjoy our 2021 Edition of The Hollywood Outsider: A Happy, Happy Halloween! Discussed on this episode (04:53 – 25:59) Opening | When Movies Force Us To Face Our Fears (26:00 – 40:20) Tony Moran - 1978's Halloween's Michael Myers (40:21 – 1:03:02) Halloween Kills Review (1:03:03 – 1:32:09) Horror Movie Survival Guide (1:32:10 – 2:03:42) Psychological Horror vs. Gore Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like our full discussion of Halloween Kills, by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!

    James Bond Battle Royale and No Time To Die Spoilercast

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 122:11


    On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we have devoted our entire show to one man: Bond, James Bond. From Dr. No through No Time To Die, we debate who of the original James Bonds has worn the tux the best. Sean Connery or Daniel Craig are easy favorites, but what about Pierce Brosnan, Roger Moore, George Lazenby, and Timothy Dalton? Where is their love? And don't forget about David Niven. We discuss each iteration of this classic character in detail, as well as our appreciation for what each of them brought to the role. But we are not stopping there! Our Movie Battle Royale returns as we whittle down 8 wonderful choices for the role of James Bond to determine who should be the next 007! Maybe Idris Elba or Richard Madden? Perhaps Tom Hardy or James McAvoy? You'll have to listen to find out who is ultimately determined to be the next great James Bond! As we wrap-up our show, we finally dive into Daniel Craig's last foray as the greatest spy to ever live in No Time To Die. There is much to discuss on his latest film, and we can't wait to share our thoughts on Craig's concluding chapter. Discussed on this episode (0:00 - 56:47) James Bond Actors Through The Years (56:48 - 1:30:50) James Bond Battle Royale (1:30:51 - 2:02:10) No Time To Die Spoilercast Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like our Bad Movie Night by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!


    Actors Playing Dual Roles, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, South of Heaven

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 122:02


    On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we're discussing actors who have played multiple roles in the same property. Whether it be twins or just multiple parts ala Mike Meyers, Eddie Murphy or Tom Hardy, actors playing dual roles in films has been a Hollywood staple for decades. We discuss our best examples of an actor playing multiple parts that worked fantastically, and the worst examples of it, where it painfully did not work. Also this week: we discuss the revival of movie theatres, Scarlett Johansson's win over Disney, upcoming releases including Daniel Craig's No Time to Die, The Manor, Detention, and American Insurrection; spoiler-free reviews of South of Heaven and Venom: Let There Be Carnage before getting spoiler-y; and the return of our "How Do You Survive?" game, horror edition. Discussed on this episode (0:00 –24:15 ) Opening | Scarlett Johansson Settles Her Landmark Lawsuit | Movie Theaters Return to Prominence  (24:16 – 59:06) From the Outside In: Actors Playing Dual Roles (59:07 - 1:24:34) Upcoming Releases | Recommendations | How Do You Survive? (1:24:35 - 2:02:01) Reviews: South of Heaven, Venom: Let There Be Carnage Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like our Bad Movie Night by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!


    Weird Casting Choices, Midnight Mass, Marvel Sues Its Creators

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 117:12

    On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we're discussing some of the weird casting choices to come out of Hollywood - the good and the bad - like a 30 year old playing teenager Evan Hansen, Tom Cruise playing the 6' 5" Jack Reacher, Gary Oldman playing a dwarf in Tiptoes, or Miles Teller playing pretty much anyone. Weird is a relative term, and we debate these odd choices, for better and worse.  Also this week: we dissect the daunting lawsuit from Marvel to its creators as a means of retaining the rights to Avengers characters from copyright termination, discussion on Netflix's TUDUM event, movie & tv news, upcoming releases including Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Black as Night, and spoiler-free reviews of Coming Home in the Dark, Witch Hunt, and Flanagan's new Netflix series Midnight Mass, and Troy posits a "What Would've Happened" scenario for the group. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 38:26) Opening | Movie & TV Discussion: Marvel Sues Its Creators, Netflix's TUDUM Event (38:27 – 1:14:40) From the Outside In: Weird Casting Choices (1:14:41 - 1:22:52 ) Upcoming Releases | Recommendations | What Would've Happened (1:22:53 - 1:57:11 ) Spoiler-free Reviews - Midnight Mass, Witch Hunt, Coming Home in the Dark | Outtakes Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like our Bad Movie Night by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!

    Emmys 2021 | The 73rd Annual Emmy Award Winners and Wrap-Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 51:38

    What did you think of the 73rd Annual Emmy Awards? For this special Emmys 2021 wrap-up, Aaron and Amanda discuss the events, speeches, and winners of the 73rd Annual Emmy Awards.  The Emmy Awards recognize excellence within various areas of television and emerging media. They are administered by three sister organizations, which focus on various sectors of television and broadband programming: Television Academy (primetime) National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (daytime, sports, news and documentary) International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (international)

    Fall TV Preview 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 104:12

    Want to know what new TV shows to watch this Fall? On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, it's time for our Fall TV preview 2021, including our most anticipated new and returning shows on the Fall television schedule. TV has evolved so much, and there are so many options, it becomes overwhelming every year to know what we should be spending our time on. Therefore we rolled up our sleeves, jumped in the water, and pulled out some of the best – and worst – that television has to offer this season. Hawkeye, The Book of Boba Fett, The Witcher, The Wheel of Time, Dexter, Foundation, Y: The Last Man, and so many more shows are discussed and dissected on our annual plunge into the biggest season for television. Also this week: Norm Macdonald passes away, reviews of Malignant, Small Engine Repair, Kate, and much more. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 1:16:08) Opening | Fall TV Preview (1:16:09 – 1:44:11) Reviews: Kate, Small Engine Repair, Malignant Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like our Bad Movie Night by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!

    Summer Entertainment Awards | Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Spoilercast

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 104:08

    What were your favorite moments in entertainment from this past summer? On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we are presenting our 2021 Summer Entertainment Awards and each category is for EITHER movies or TV. It's our pick for the BEST in entertainment for the categories from May 1st through Labor Day weekend. The winners can be from any tv series (regardless of season) or movie, but had to be a new movie or aired that new episode between those dates. Also on this episode, we discuss - with FULL SPOILERS - Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 1:19:30) Summer Entertainment Awards (1:19:31 – 1:44:07) Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Spoilercast Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like our Bad Movie Night by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!

    Fantasia International Film Festival 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 81:40

    On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we talk exclusively about the Fantasia International Film Festival. What the festival is, how it works, and especially, what movies we saw that you should keep an eye out for.   The Fantasia International Film Festival is one of the largest international film festivals dedicated to genre films and is celebrating its 25th year in 2021. The festival is located in Montreal, Canada, and in a mostly digital format for movie-lovers and critics from August 5-25, 2021, including screenings, premieres, panels, and workshops. The festival took a heightened focus on Japanese cinema this year “in celebration of the key role that Japan's culture has played across Fantasia's history”. So sit back and relax. You're about to experience Fantasia International Film Festival from the comfort of your own home.

    Fall Movies and Unlikeable Yet Loveable TV Characters

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 103:21

    What unlikeable TV characters do you ultimately find quite loveable? On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, the world has become enamored with Ted Lasso's Roy Kent and this has inspired us to discuss unlikeable TV characters which grew to become quite loveable. Perhaps it's only in your eyes or maybe the writing or performance evolved into a character with a deeper understanding.  Also on this episode, we discuss our most anticipated movies coming this Fall, Stand By Me turns 35 and we ruminate on if this film is the perfect representation of childhood friendship, and spoiler-free reviews of No Man of God, Sweet Girl, and Reminiscence.  Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 34:15) Fall Movie Preview (34:16 – 1:04:33) From the Outside In: Unlikeable Yet Loveable TV Characters (1:04:34 – 1:10:04) Recommendations | Stand By Me at 35: Is this the best representation of friendship on screen? (1:10:05 – 1:43:19) Reviews: No Man of God, Sweet Girl, Reminiscence Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like our Bad Movie Night by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!

    Actors Who Have Made a Comeback, Field of Dreams, and Hotel Transylvania 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 73:18

    The Comeback Kids! On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we discuss our favorite actors or directors who, at some point, were thought to have no career but came back to reprise their fame. We'll also mention ones that we WISH would get their comeback. Also on this episode, our news roundup includes LuLaRich docuseries about the LuLaRoe pyramid scheme, Hotel Transylvania 4 is skipping theaters and going straight to Amazon Prime Video globally after $100 million deal with Sony, and Field of Dreams getting a series adaptation; a spoiler-free review of Demonic, upcoming releases, and our What's This Movie? segment

    Villain Team-Up Battle Royale, Marvel's What If, and The Suicide Squad

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 115:17

    What villains would you team up for a battle royale to defeat Thanos? On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, our latest Movie Battle Royale takes on a new form as each host forms a Suicide Squad of their own, 4 villains teaming up to defeat Thanos. Which combination wins the battle? Listen in to find out. Also on this episode, our news roundup includes AMC and Warner Bros. agreeing to shorten the theatrical window, theaters considering mandating vaccinations for entrance, and 14 South Park movies and a series renewal through season 30; spoiler-free review of What If...?, upcoming releases, and our Movie Manners segment. Then after our normal show we dive into James Gunn's Suicide Squad. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 27:59) Film & TV News Roundup: AMC and Warner Bros. agreeing to shorten the theatrical window, theaters considering mandating vaccinations for entrance, and 14 South Park movies and a series renewal through season 30 (28:00 – 34:32) Spoiler-free Review: What If...? (34:33 – 1:04:07) From the Outside In: Villain Teams Battle Royale (1:04:08 – 1:15:22) Upcoming Releases | Recommendations | Movie Manners (1:15:23 – 1:55:17) The Suicide Squad Spoilercast Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like our Bad Movie Night by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!

    10 Years of The Hollywood Outsider

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 138:36


    On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider, we reunite all six past and present living podcast hosts - Aaron Peterson, Scott Clark, Brian Williams, John Davenport, Amanda Sink, Troy Heinritz, while honoring our long lost friend and former HOst, Justin Macumber - to celebrate 10 years of this insane podcast. Unlike previous reunion episodes, we are not going to sit around and reminisce. This year, we're just going to have some fun, look back at the decade as a whole, and enjoy the journey. To every listener, friend, and family member who has supported what was once just a crazy hobby, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We love you immensely. 


    Jungle Cruise, The Green Knight, and Stillwater

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 37:09


    On this condensed episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we review Jungle Cruise, The Green Knight, and Stillwater, as well as discuss the filmmakers of Stillwater centering their film around Amanda Knox's story without her actual involvement.  Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 11:37) Opening | The Green Knight (11:38 – 26:51) Stillwater (26:52 - 37:08) Jungle Cruise Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like our Bad Movie Night by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!


    Sidekicks, Comic-Con 2021, Old, Snake Eyes, Ride the Eagle

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 77:43

    Who is your favorite film or TV sidekick? On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, our main topic discusses what makes for a great sidekick, our favorite sidekicks in entertainment, and debate when they qualify for their own spin-off. Some you can only handle in small doses, but who wouldn't want a Rocket Raccoon spin-off flick? Also on this episode, our news roundup includes Universal buying the rights to The Exorcist for $400 million and Comic-Con 2021, spoiler-free reviews of M. Night Shyamalan's Old, Snake Eyes, and Ride the Eagle, A Quiet Place 2 giveaway, upcoming releases, and one of our favorite games on the show: movie innuendo. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 15:54) Film & TV News Roundup | Comic-Con 2021 (15:55 – 43:52) Spoiler-free Reviews: Old, Snake Eyes, and Ride the Eagle | A Quiet Place 2 giveaway (43:53 – 1:06:29) From the Outside In: Sidekicks (1:06:30 – 1:17:42) Upcoming Releases | Recommendations | Movie Innuendo Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like our Bad Movie Night by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!

    Psychological Horror vs Gore, Space Jam 2, Fear Street Trilogy, Gunpowder Milkshake, Drones in Movies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 98:44

    On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we debate which is scarier: psychological horror or gore? When you think of TV or movie scenes that terrify you, what stands out as the most horrifying? Is it a casual conversation by Hannibal to Clarice that raises the hair on the back of your neck, or is a flesh wound more jarring to you as an audience member? It's a dissection of the mind and body this week. Also on this episode, our news roundup includes discussions on Netflix's move into game streaming and the Walking Dead lawsuit, spoiler-free reviews of Space Jam 2, Gunpowder Milkshake, and the Fear Street Trilogy, as well as the use of drones in filmmaking these days.

    Nicholas Simon | Indochina Productions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 40:03


    On this episode, Aaron sits down for an interview with Nicholas Simon, the founder and Managing Partner of Indochina Productions. His company has worked on such projects as Da 5 Bloods, Extraction, Kong Skull Island, Avengers Infinity War and Avengers Endgame. During their discussion, they discuss line producing, filming on location, the Beloit International Film Festival, and much more. Nicholas Simon via IndochinaProductions.com: After graduating from Columbia University, Nicholas Simon re-located to Vietnam to pursue a career in journalism. Through networking and serendipity, Nicholas found himself producing Matt Dillon's City of Ghosts and Act of Valor in Thailand and Cambodia.  Through his passion for storytelling and entrepreneurship, Nicholas founded Indochina Productions and now serves as a hands-on Executive Producer connecting international filmmakers throughout our South East Asian territories.


    Black Widow And Bringing Characters Back From The Dead

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 124:09

    How do you feel when TV shows or movies bring back characters from the dead? On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, before we debate Marvel's Black Widow, we discuss ratings being reevaluated decades after release in Britain, then dive into this week's topic of bringing characters back from the dead. And we mean actually, truly, verified dead characters on a TV series or a movie that later comes back from the dead. Is this cliche? Is it a copout? Does this concept EVER work without lowering the stakes in whatever the property is?  Then we hop into Marvel's latest superhero opus of Black Widow, which brings back Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff before her eventual death in Avengers: Endgame as she takes on a maniacal villain in the form of Ray Winstone's Dreykov. Throughout the film we learn more about Natasha's past, what happened in Budapest, and more about her estranged family including Yelena (Florence Pugh), Alexei (David Harbour), and Melina (Rachel Weisz). Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 28:05) Should ratings be reevaluated decades after release (28:06 – 1:04:25) From the Outside In: Bringing Back Dead Characters (1:04:26 – 1:10:40) Upcoming Releases | Recommendations (1:10:41 - 2:04:08) Black Widow Spoiler Discussion Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like our Bad Movie Night by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!

    Great Movie Plots Gone Wrong, Serial Killers, Defunct TV Shows Needing A Movie Reboot, The Tomorrow War

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 121:01

    On this compilation episode, we discuss great movie plots gone wrong, our fascination with serial killers, defunct TV shows in need of a movie reboot, and Amazon Prime's The Tomorrow War. First up are those defunct TV shows that are completely off-air and that we believe deserve a movie reboot. We've all seen this done a bazillion times – Baywatch, Spencer Confidential, countless others – what is it about long dead television shows that make feature films so appealing to reboot them? After our review of Chris Pratt's The Tomorrow War, we discuss our fascination with serial killers. True crime has exploded over the last few years between podcasts, Netflix series and documentaries, and films, but the societal obsession has always been there. What is it that makes us all so intrigued? Do we have a different response to fictional killers than we do to documentaries on real killers? Finally, we debate great movie plots that went wrong. These are ones we thought were great in concept, but the execution – whether it be in production or performances – made us a sad panda. We're looking at you,  Star Wars prequels, X-Men: The Last Stand,  and Lady in the Water to name a few. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 39:35) Defunct TV Shows Needing A Movie Reboot (39:36 – 55:43) The Tomorrow War Review (55:44 – 1:30:35) Our Fascination With Serial Killers (1:30:36 - 2:01:00) Great Movie Plots Gone Wrong Troy Heinritz can also be heard on The Blacklist Exposed Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like our Bad Movie Night by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!

    Vote For The Hollywood Outsider In The 2021 Podcast Awards!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 3:19

    Please vote for The Hollywood Outsider at PodcastAwards.com! The Podcast Awards award the best in podcasting, and the finalists are determined by YOU, the listeners. Therefore, here we are, asking for your support. Before July 31st, you may cast your vote for us, if you would, and we would be eternally grateful. Visit PodcastAwards.com, complete the brief setup, check the podcasts you are voting for - The Hollywood Outsider can be found in the following categories: People's Choice and TV & Film - and complete the short voting form (you can even choose to potentially take part of the finalist voting committee), click submit, check your email for a possible verification reply (this is done to protect the legitimacy of the voting process), and that's it! Also, please don't forget affiliated shows such as The Blacklist Exposed in Entertainment, and Packers Fan Podcast in Sports & Recreation! Thank you all for your time and support, we can't tell you how much it means to all of us. https://www.thehollywoodoutsider.com/vote-2021-podcast-awards/

    F9: A Fast and Furious Sagacast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 84:16

    Remember all of those times we joked about the Fast and Furious franchise needing to do only one thing, head into space? Well, for the 9th film and director Justin Lin's return to the franchise, they finally did just that. Dom, Letty, Mia, Roman, Tej, Ramsey, and even Han are back for more insane car stunts that defy the law of physics and even gravity in F9: The Fast Saga! Listen as we dissect and discuss the latest film in the seemingly never-ending Fast and Furious franchise. This latest installment finds Dom and his loved ones facing the dilemma of whether that means all family or just the family you've chosen. F9 finds the core “family” group – Dom (Vin Diesel), Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), Mia (Jordana Brewster), Roman (Tyrese Gibson), Tej (Ludacris), Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel), and more – back together once again to battle imminent worldwide danger in the form of Dom's estranged younger brother, Jakob (John Cena).

    Timeless Movies, Werewolves Within, Luca, and Netflix Plus Steven Spielberg

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 90:38

    What movies have stood up to the test of time?  Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park. These are some of the first films you think of when you debate movies that have stood up to the trials of time. On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we are discussing timeless movies. Those films that still hold up decades later, against modern effects and scrutiny. These aren't based on greatness or classic status, these are decided on by their ability to almost look and feel the same to you now as they did when you first saw them.  Also on this episode, we reflect on the recent news that Steven Spielberg and Amblin Pictures have signed a deal with Netflix, spoiler-free reviews of Werewolves Within and Luca, upcoming releases, our weekly streaming recommendation, and a new revolving segment: I Know It's Weird, But It Bugs Me. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 16:33) Netflix adds Steven Spielberg and Amblin Pictures (16:34 – 35:44) Spoiler-free Reviews: Werewolves Within and Luca (35:45 – 1:17:46) From the Outside In: Timeless Movies (1:17:47 - 1:30:37) Upcoming Releases | Recommendations | I Know It's Weird, But It Bugs Me Troy Heinritz can also be heard on The Blacklist Exposed Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like our Bad Movie Night by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!

    Reality TV, The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, and Infinite

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 85:55

    Amazing Race, Judge Judy, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Survivor, The Great British Bake Off - all of these reality tv shows have garnered wild popularity. Yet, reality TV tends to be a love it or hate it endeavor. On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we are diving into the various pockets of this genre of television, talking about what we like, dislike, and how it was a saving grace in the days of the writers strike.  Also on this episode, spoiler-free reviews of The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard and Infinite, news roundup including Megan Boone leaving The Blacklist, upcoming releases, our weekly streaming recommendation, and our HO Teachable Minute. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 21:18) News Round-up (21:19 – 35:06) Spoiler-free Reviews: The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, Infinite (35:07 – 1:13:12) From the Outside In: Reality TV (1:13:13 - 1:25:54) Upcoming Releases | Recommendations | HO Teachable Minute Troy Heinritz can also be heard on The Blacklist Exposed Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like our Bad Movie Night by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!

    Unexpected TV Cancellations, In the Heights, The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 103:39


    Which TV cancellation hit you the hardest? Do you remember a TV show you were such a fan of (Firefly, Prodigal Son, etc.), that when word came that it was cancelled far too early in its run, it affected you on a deeply personal level? On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we are diving into the well of those beloved TV cancellations that took us completely off-guard and harshly impacted us. As well as, why do we still get affected by this random cancellations where there are so many options available? Also on this episode, we take an in-depth look at Lin-Manuel Miranda's latest screen adaptation, the hotly anticipated musical production of Miranda's In the Heights, a celebration of Hispanic culture. As well as a review of The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, upcoming releases, and a brief lesson on Movie Manners. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 15:59) News Round-up  (16:00 – 35:27) In the Heights Review and Discussion (35:28 – 51:11) The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It Review (51:12 – 1:32:26) From the Outside In: Unexpected TV Cancellations (1:32:27 - 1:43:38) Upcoming Releases | Recommendations | Movie Manners: Phones in the Theater Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like our Bad Movie Night by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!


    A Quiet Place Part II and Cruella

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 59:18


    On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we are discussing A Quiet Place Part II and Cruella. A Quiet Place Part 2 in particular has revitalized movie theaters with a monstrous opening weekend, while Cruella showcased Emma Stone as an actress capable of reinventing the most iconic of Disney villains into her own, specific character. Two films with drastically different audiences, yet both more than deserving of your time back in movie theaters.   Troy Heinritz of The Blacklist Exposed podcast joins Aaron to first review Cruella, spoiler free. Emma Stone takes on the mantle of Cruella de Vil, the renowned skinner of puppies and masterful fashion designer gets her own origin story as she seeks a bit of revenge on Emma Thompson's Baroness for...reasons you will have to watch the film for. Does the film live up to the history of the famed animated film?  Then, we shift to Emily Blunt and Cillian Murphy in John Krasinski's return to the Abbott family with A Quiet Place Part II. The film kicks off with a "Day 1" explanation of what occurred when the sound-induced monsters first arrived, from the point-of-view of the Abbott’s, while also serving as a perfunctory introduction of a new character in Emmett (Cillian Murphy). After this brief prologue, the sequel picks up immediately following the events of the first film. First, our spoiler-free thoughts on the film overall. Then we dive into the details on the film, production, cast, and where we want to see this franchise go next. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 17:51) Opening | Cruella Review (17:52 – 59:17) A Quiet Place Part II - Review and Spoilercast Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like our Bad Movie Night by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!


    The Art of the Movie Trailer and Army of the Dead

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 127:57

    What is your favorite movie trailer? On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we're discussing the art of the movie trailer. All of us have preferences when it comes to movie trailers, but there's no denying that when they are done right, they sell tickets and create the ultimate hype and intrigue. We discuss what makes them good, bad, and examples of our favorites. Also on this episode: upcoming releases, weekly streaming recommendation, our weekly game where this time we venture through the scenarios of A Quiet Place and Army of the Dead to determine "How Do You Survive?". Lastly, our in-depth review and spoilercast of Zack Snyder's foray into Netflix territory with Army of the Dead, including a discussion on WHAT WAS KATE THINKING in the final act. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 21:39) News Round-up (21:40 – 1:18:01) From The Outside In: The Art of the Movie Trailer (1:18:02 – 1:32:10) Upcoming Releases | Weekly Streaming Recommendation | How Do You Survive? (1:32:11 - 2:07:56) Army of the Dead review and spoilercast Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like our Bad Movie Night by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!

    Entertainment That Lived Up to the Hype, Spiral, Woman in the Window

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 144:53

    On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we're discussing the movies or shows that were hyped up and lived up to those expectations. Game of Thrones is a great example that bonded such diverse audiences together which grew in viewership from word-of-mouth. For some, getting hyped up for entertainment comes from a personal connection to the media. Also on this episode: upcoming releases, weekly streaming recommendation, our movie innuendo game, and spoiler-free reviews of Spiral, The Woman in the Window, Those Who Wish Me Dead, and Sound of Violence. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 56:33) News Round-up | Reviews: Spiral, The Woman in the Window, Those Who Wish Me Dead, and Sound of Violence (56:34 – 2:07:06) From The Outside In: Entertainment That Lived Up to the Hype (2:07:07 – 2:19:44) Upcoming Releases | Weekly Streaming Recommendation (2:19:45 - 2:24:53) Closing | Movie Innuendo Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like our Bad Movie Night by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!

    Summer Movie Preview 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 84:39

    What summer movies are you most looking forward to? On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, 2021 has finally arrived at the greatest point of every cinephile’s annual indulgence, the Summer movie season! But with so many films coming out at this time, how is any self-respecting fan supposed to know what to see when there are so many options available? We’re here to help with our 2021 Summer Movie Preview! We discuss each month in detail; every major release, as well as our picks of the smaller independent titles. May, June, July, and August all receive their fair due as we elaborate and debate on over 40 titles coming out this summer. We also discuss some independent and streaming gems to look for this year, and reveal the Listener Top 10 Most Anticipated Films of Summer 2021. Grab a pen and paper or your favorite app, because this is one episode you will want to take notes on. THIS is our 2021 Summer Movie Preview!

    The Movies That Made Us Love Movies

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 117:26

    What are the movies that made you love movies? On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we're discussing what movies overwhelmingly sparked our love for film before the age of 18. These films primarily influenced our appreciation for film, meaning these are our personal bedrock for our fandom or even obsession. They could be classics or ones that resonated with us for any given reason. These are the movies that made us love movies Also on this episode: upcoming releases, weekly streaming recommendation, and spoiler-free reviews of Without Remorse and The Mitchell's vs. The Machines Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 18:11) Opening | Reviews: Without Remorse, The Mitchell's vs. The Machines (18:12 – 1:40:09) From The Outside In: Movies That Made Us Love Movies (1:40:10 – 1:57:25) Upcoming Releases | Weekly Streaming Recommendation Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like our Bad Movie Night by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!

    Oscars 2021 | The 93rd Academy Awards Winners and Wrap-Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 75:11

    What did you think of the 93rd Annual Academy Awards? For this special Oscars 2021 wrap-up, Aaron and Amanda discuss the events, speeches, and winners of the 93rd Annual Academy Awards. The Academy Awards (“Oscars”) are the most prestigious awards in filmmaking and showcase some of the greatest talent and work in motion pictures for that running year. The nominees and winners are selected by majority vote from members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Ballots are cast by members from within the industry and, in most categories, represent the corresponding branch (ex.: actors nominate actors).

    Mortal Kombat (2021) | The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2021 79:35

    What did you think of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier or Mortal Kombat? On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we launch into our spoiler-filled reviews of the 2021 reboot of a video game classic, Mortal Kombat, as well as discuss the latest Marvel series from Disney+, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. If you have not seen either, be wary of spoilers.  Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 33:20) Mortal Kombat (2021)  (33:21 – 1:19:34) The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like our Bad Movie Night by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!

    Beautiful Moments in Film, Classic Corner with Rio Bravo, Wildcat

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 85:52

    What do you consider the most beautiful moment in film? On this episode, we are discussing the most beautiful moments in film. Think about moments in movies that have really moved you, impacted you, or affected you in a positive way. Not necessarily beautiful cinematography, but more about the context of the scene or the dialogue which spoke to you in a beautiful way. Also on this episode: Classic Corner returns with a look at the John Wayne film Rio Bravo to determine if it truly is a "Classic", our news roundup including theater owners launching Cinema Week, Mads Mikkelson and Phoebe Waller Bridge have joined Indy 5, and studios and networks experimenting with implementing product placement in classic films, plus a spoiler-free review of Wildcat, our weekly streaming recommendation, and much more. Click HERE to enter our 2021 Oscar Contest Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 19:01) Opening | News Roundup (19:02 – 25:20) Reviews: Wildcat (25:21 – 59:45) From The Outside In: Beautiful Moments in Film (59:46 – 1:06:04) Upcoming Releases | Recommendations (1:06:05 – 1:25:51) Classic Corner: Rio Bravo Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like our Bad Movie Night by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!

    Iconic Television Episodes

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 79:13

    What is the most iconic episode of television? Iconic is typically defined as widely recognized and well-established. Iconic episodes of television though are far and few between, because typically a series can only have one that would be called iconic, and how few episodes of any TV show are actually iconic? On this episode we discuss the very nature of reaching iconic status, as well as what episodes we would define as iconic. Sure, the usual suspects arrive in the form of Lost or Game of Thrones, but a few surprises await as well during an engaging discussion on a topic most of us know far more about than we realize. Also on this episode: our news roundup including a Gundam Netflix adaptation, the closing of the Arclight Theater, and the Oscars giving essential worker waivers to their guests, spoiler-free review of Beast Beast, our weekly streaming recommendation, and much more. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 16:02) Opening | News Roundup (16:03 – 20:15) Reviews: Beast Beast (20:16 – 1:07:46) From The Outside In: Iconic Television Episodes (1:07:47 – 1:19:12) Upcoming Releases | Recommendations Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like our Bad Movie Night by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!

    Godzilla vs Kong Spoilercast

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2021 82:40

    Ancient enemies, together again to have a straight up wrestling match on land and sea, the only cage match we needed to see this year, and the movie that might have just saved movie theaters. So strap in to your HEAVs and get ready to talk about Godzilla vs. Kong, it’s time to save MOTHRA! Find more info at https://www.thehollywoodoutsider.com/ Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like Patreon Exclusive podcast, Bad Movie Night, by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!  

    Lone Wolf Assassin Movies, Invincible, Nobody, Seaspiracy

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 66:39

    Who is your favorite lone wolf assassin in film and why do we love these movies so much? Lone wolf assassin movies a.k.a. movies where one person (man or woman) is either exacting revenge by slaughtering evil doers in fantastic ways, or just does it because they are damn good at it. John Wick is the most tossed about example but really think on this: for examples, the 80s had Commando, Chuck Norris’ An Eye for an Eye, the 70s had Death Wish, also films like The Bourne Identity, Kill Bill, Peppermint, The Punisher, Leon The Professional, Wanted, etc. It’s a genre that has been around for decades, yet seems to always disappear for a year or two until someone – most recently John Wick and Nobody – brings it storming back to popularity. So what is it about someone murdering scores of thugs all on their own that keeps audiences coming back to the fold over and over again? Also on this episode: our news roundup including Death on the Nile is relocated to 2022 and Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard takes on Thundercats, spoiler-free reviews of Nobody and Invincible, our weekly streaming recommendation, and much more. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 14:50) Opening | News Roundup (14:51 – 31:20) Reviews: Nobody and Invincible (31:21 – 55:13) From The Outside In: Lone Wolf Assassin Movies (55:14 – 1:06:38) Upcoming Releases | Recommendations | HO Teachable Minute Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like our recent Bad Movie Night for Batman v Superman, by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!

    SXSW 2021 | The Films of South by Southwest

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 147:46

    The South by Southwest Festival is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Every year, thousands of fans arrive in downtown Austin, TX to partake in a couple of weeks of great music, technology, and film. For this special episode of The Hollywood Outsider, we take you along for our annual deep dive into the heart of the film festival portion, and even further into the films themselves. Over the course of several days, the 2021 SXSW Film Festival screened over numerous features, many from first-time filmmakers (consisting of World Premieres, North American Premieres, and US Premieres), shorts, virtual reality exhibits, title design, and other works. These films were selected from thousands of overall submissions, and – while we can’t see them all – we have a nice sample to share with you of what came out of this stellar lineup of independent films. Over 30 films are on our docket this year, and we review them all. So sit back and relax. You’re about to experience South by Southwest from the comfort of your own home. Find a full list of the films reviewed on this episode here: https://www.thehollywoodoutsider.com/sxsw-2021-films-south-by-southwest/  

    Zack Snyder's Justice League Reactions Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2021 90:32

    With Zack Snyder's Justice League released to the world, what do you think of his vision? Determined to ensure Superman's ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne aligns forces with Diana Prince with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. In HBO Max's Zack Snyder's Justice League, Darkseid arrives, Steppenwolf has a whole new look, Cyborg and Flash both have an actual backstory, and we’ve got over 3 hours of new-to-us material. This is not 2017’s JOSStice League, the infamously Frankenstein'd version of Justice League that director Joss Whedon put together. This is essentially a brand new film, as Zack Snyder had enough material already for two movies on hand. At 4 hours, 3 f-bombs, an R rating stuffed with blood and decapitated heads; we have arrived at a much different destination than we took several years ago. For this episode, we’re discussing one of the most talked about movies of the year: Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman, and the return of Cyborg: The Age of Heroes has arrived! #ForAutumn Discussed on this episode of The Hollywood Outsider Movie and TV Podcast: Overall thoughts on Zack Snyder's Justice League and the changes in tone, plot, and character development Each character’s arc: Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg, Flash, Steppenwolf, Darkseid, and Superman Favorite Moments Listen to our reactions podcast for the original Justice League Read Aaron's review of the original Justice League HERE Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like March's Bad Movie Night for Batman v Superman, by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!

    Oscars 2021 - The 93rd Academy Awards Nominees

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 64:13

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded in 1927 and is the world's preeminent movie-related organization, comprising more than 9,000 accomplished individuals working in cinema. The Academy Awards "recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures". Winners for the 93rd Oscars will be announced during the live, in-person event on April 25, 2021 at 7 p.m. CST.  On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, Aaron and Amanda discuss these Oscar nominations, stand-outs and disappointments, and overall thoughts on the prospective awards show given the tumultuous year of filmmaking.  Find a full list of the Oscar nominees at https://wp.me/p40qTs-4tr  

    TV Doctor Battle Royale, Coming 2 America, Boss Level, Chaos Walking

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 117:06

    Which TV Doctor is the Best? And Doctor Who doesn't count... This month marks the anniversary of what became a national lockdown, a time when our first responders gained a much deserved renewed focus. Doctors in particular were on the front lines helping us all as the crisis took on a fever pitch. On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we are celebrating these medical heroes by talking about our favorite TV medical doctors in one of our most beloved podcast segments: the Battle Royale. Joined by an actual Doctor, our guest Stan helps us break down which of our 8 finalists deserves to be crowned the greatest television doctor of all-time! Also on this episode: spoiler-free reviews of Coming 2 America, Chaos Walking, Raya and the Last Dragon, Moxie, and much more. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 7:49) Opening | News Roundup (7:50 – 39:49) Pixie Giveaway | Reviews: Coming 2 America, Chaos Walking, Raya and the Last Dragon, and Moxie (39:50 – 1:35:09) From The Outside In: TV Doctor Battle Royale (1:35:10 – 1:57:05) Upcoming Releases | Recommendations | Let's See Where This Goes Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like March's Bad Movie Night for Batman v Superman, by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!

    WandaVision AfterHO | Episode 9: The Series Finale

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2021 81:33

    In this episode of WandaVision AfterHO, we're talking about episode 9 "The Series Finale", where the events of WandaVision come to a head, and the destinies of all who took part are determined. Wanda faces a final showdown against the person who has infiltrated her creation, while Monica and Jimmy fight to protect her as the series closes and Wanda's illusions begin to unravel.

    Bad Boys | Bad Movie Night Patreon Sneak Peak

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 46:15

    This is an episode of our Patreon Exclusive podcast, Bad Movie Night, where we discuss a film critics or audiences failed to love, but we felt was not such a bad movie. This episode centers around the Will Smith / Martin Lawrence / Michael Bay opus, Bad Boys! You can support The Hollywood Outsider at https://www.patreon.com/thehollywoodoutsider

    WandaVision AfterHO | Episode 8: Previously On...

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 49:20

    In this episode of WandaVision AfterHO, we're talking about episode 8 "Previously On...", where Wanda embarks on a troubling journey revisiting her past for insight into her present and future.

    Golden Globes 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 25:42

    On this special episode, Aaron discusses the winners of the 2021 Golden Globes, which were announced on Sunday, February 28, 2021 on NBC. The Golden Globes are prestigious accolades given to honorees for their excellence in television and film, both domestic and internationally, on behalf of the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

    Great Movie Plots Gone Wrong, Cherry, The Vigil, I Care A Lot

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 98:22

    Great movie plots gone wrong: those films with such a fantastic concept flawed execution On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we're talking about great movie plots that went wrong. These are ones we thought were great in concept, but the execution - whether it be in production or performances - made us a sad panda. We're looking at you,  Star Wars prequels, X-Men: The Last Stand,  and Lady in the Water to name a few. We discuss our favorite examples of a wasted opportunity, before debating several listener choices. Also on this episode: spoiler-free reviews of Cherry, I Care A Lot, and The Vigil, and upcoming releases. And of course, we close out the episode with our weekly streaming recommendation - this week from VOD - before Troy Heinritz from The Blacklist Exposed joins us to discuss the recent rerelease of the Lord of the Rings trilogy in IMAX. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 16:50) Opening | News Roundup (16:51 – 36:53) Reviews: Cherry, I Care A Lot, and The Vigil (36:54 – 1:10:57) From The Outside In: Great Movie Plots Gone Wrong (1:10:58 – 1:20:19) Upcoming Releases | Recommendations (1:20:20 – 1:38:21) Lord of the Rings IMAX Rerelease Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like February's Bad Movie Night for Basic Instinct, by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!

    WandaVision AfterHO | Episode 7: Breaking the Fourth Wall

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 39:06

    In this episode of WandaVision AfterHO, we are discussing "Breaking the Fourth Wall" where Monica plots her return, Wanda navigates unsettling complications, and Vision forms a new alliance.

    Does Entertainment Have a "Cancel Culture" or Image Problem?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 88:57

    Where do you stand on "cancel culture" in entertainment? Is it holding celebrities accountable or are we too quick to jump? On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we're talking about the daily news section called "cancel culture" and whether entertainment has a cancel culture or image problem. To define cancel culture, cancel culture (or call-out culture) is a modern form of ostracism in which someone is thrust out of social or professional circles - either online on social media, in the real world, or both. Those who are subject to this ostracism are said to be "canceled." Cancel culture refers to the popular practice of withdrawing support for (canceling) public figures and companies after they have done or said something considered objectionable or offensive. Cancel culture is generally discussed as being performed on social media in the form of group shaming. For those at the receiving end of cancel culture, the consequences can lead to loss of reputation and income that can be hard to recover from. Gina Carano, Joss Whedon, Armie Hammer, Kevin Spacey and many more are discussed as we debate whether or not Hollywood, in fact, has a cancel culture problem.  Also on this episode: spoiler-free reviews of Silk Road, Tentacles, Judas and the Black Messiah, and To All the Boys: Always and Forever, and upcoming releases. Lastly, our "CANCEL IT!" segment has returned - fitting for this episode - where each host offers an old cliché in movies or TV that REALLY needs to be canceled (in a fun way).  Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 11:40) Opening | News Roundup (11:41 – 32:19) Reviews: Silk Road, Tentacles, Judas and the Black Messiah, and To All the Boys: Always & Forever (32:20 – 1:16:54) From The Outside In: Does Entertainment Have a Cancel Culture or Image Problem? (1:16:55 – 1:28:56) Upcoming Releases | Recommendations | CANCEL IT! Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content like February's Bad Movie Night for Basic Instinct, by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!

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