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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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    Let's Talk About Movie and TV Ratings

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 107:13

    On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we decided to dive a little deeper into the history of movie and TV ratings. Where did they come from, who uses them in modern times, why do they use them? We especially take a look at if we should possibly reevaluate how reliable and seemingly flexibly inconsistent ratings tend to be. It's an in-depth and enlightening discussion on how society looks at movie and TV ratings.  Also on this episode, our Movie Manners topic returns to look at theater distractions, viewers watched over 4 trillion minutes of TV during the 21-22 season, TV's Bloody Friday strikes again, Star Wars gains another series, and much more! Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 34:34) Opening | Movie and TV News Discussion - The Dark Universe Anniversary, Star Wars, 4 Trillion Minutes of TV Watched, TV's Bloody Friday (34:35 – 43:37) Recommendations (43:38 – 1:40:51) From the Outside In: Movie and TV Ratings (1:40:52 - 1:47:12) Movie Manners | Closing 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

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Spoiler Review

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 89:39

    On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we discuss every single aspect - spoilers and all - of the biggest movie of the year thus far, Marvel's Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness!  Following the events of the Disney+ series WandaVision and Spider-Man: No Way Home where Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) cast a forbidden spell that opened the doorway to the multiverse, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness finds Strange protecting a young girl from unseen forces, including alternate versions of himself, whose threat to humanity is too great for the combined forces of Strange, Wong (Benedict Wong), and Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). WARNING: This is wholly a horror film, especially for the MCU.  Marvel's Multiverse opens up even further, and fan service takes a collect call direct from Kevin Feige's and Marvel's seemingly infinite options of potential cameos.  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

    Annoying TV Tropes and the Ozark Series Finale Spoiler Discussion

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 128:52

    On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we discuss annoying TV Tropes. Those little things in modern TV shows that just get under your skin. Maybe it's people never saying goodbye as they hang up, maybe it's something else. Maybe it's production related, maybe it's story related. What are your most annoying TV tropes? Also on this episode, Fast X deals with a little Vin Diva drama as they replace Justin Lin, TNT and TBS cease scripted television, our spoiler-free review of Bosch Legacy and much more. Then, after our normal show, Scott Clark from The Gaming Outsider drops by to discuss Netflix's Ozark series finale. The Byrdes and Langmores have clashed with the FBI and the cartel, but how does it feel now that all of the dust has settled and the series has reached its conclusion? Strap in, as we're about to break down the hellaciousness of it all in this spoiler filled discussion on all things Ozark.  Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 18:42) Opening | Fast X Director Replaced, TNT and TBS Eliminates Scripted Television, FOX Cancels Fall Upfronts (18:43 – 1:05:06) From the Outside In: Annoying TV Tropes (1:05:07 – 1:14:09) Reviews: Bosch: Legacy | Recommendations (1:14:10 - 2:08:58) Ozark: Series Finale 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

    Summer Movie Preview 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 93:35

    What summer movies are you most looking forward to? On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, 2022 has finally arrived at the greatest point of every cinephile's annual indulgence, the Summer movie season! This year we are finally back with blockbusters like Top Gun: Maverick, Thor: Love and Thunder, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, NOPE, and Bullet Train, and also insightful smaller films like Men, Happening, and Bodies Bodies Bodies.  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 2022 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 to theaters, as well as those independent and streaming gems to look for. Before finally revealing the Listener Top 10 Most Anticipated Films of Summer 2022. Grab a pen and paper or your favorite app, because this is one episode you will want to take notes on. THIS is our 2022 Summer Movie Preview! Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 13:30) Summer Movie Preview 2022 (13:31 – 1:33:34) Summer Movie Preview 2022 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

    Revenge Movies and Fans Who Prejudge Entertainment

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 94:37

    On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we debate a dish best served cold: REVENGE! Why do we love this concept of avenging the wrongs of the world through violence, especially when we claim to be such a civilized society? We discuss the myriad of revenge films, what our personal favorites are, and dive into the specifics of why so many fans just love to watch another human be treated to a delicious helping of primal justice.  Also on this episode, we are discussing Netflix axing password sharing and adding an ad-supported tier, Warner Brothers Discovery overhauling DC (and new wrinkles with Ezra Miller and Flash), fans who prejudge entertainment, review of Fantastic Beasts 3, and more. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 27:47) Netflix Axes Password Sharing | Warner Brothers Discovery Overhauls DC  (27:48 – 45:45) Fans Prejudging Entertainment (45:46 – 1:02:20) Reviews: Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore | Recommendations (1:02:21 - 1:30:26) From the Outside In: Revenge Movies and Why We Love Them (1:30:27 – 1:34:36) Closing | TV Mash-Up 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!

    Movie and TV Heroes Who Aren't Very Heroic

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 96:01

    On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we take a look at the world of movie and TV heroes. But instead of daring acts of valor, we discuss those heroes who truly aren't very heroic. We're not talking anti-heroes either. Maybe these alleged good guys didn't actually save anyone, or maybe they caused more damage than the villain, or maybe they were constantly bailed out by their friends at Hogwarts. Luke Skywalker, Frodo, Glenda the Good Witch, Rose, and the names keep coming. Whatever the case, we taking a sharp look at whether many of these protagonists deserve the title of "hero". Also on this episode, we are discussing why we need so many thumbs for Netflix, how far deepfake technology has come, reviews of DUAL, All the Old Knives and Ambulance, and much more. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 25:19) Netflix Updates Ratings | The Death of Network TV | Deepfake Technology Expands (25:20 – 42:43) Reviews: Dual, Ambulance, All the Old Knives | Recommendations (42:44 - 1:21:35) From the Outside In: Movie and TV Heroes Who Aren't Heroic (1:21:36 – 1:36:00) Do We Prefer Short Ass Movies? | Closing | 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!

    Journey Through the Multiverse and Bruce Willis Retires

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 110:08

    On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we're taking a journey through the multiverse. Specifically, the concept of multiverses as a storytelling device. While many might think this starts and ends with Marvel's recent slate of films including Spider-Man: No Way Home, in fact, multiverses have been around for decades in various forms. As this backdrop of storytelling explodes in popularity, we take a look at it and discuss if it has a long-term future in modern filmmaking.  Also on this week's episode, we discuss Bruce Willis' recent decision to retire from acting to focus on his personal health. We discuss his iconic career, his evolution from TV star to movie star, and what his roles have meant to us. We follow this discussion with an interview from director Matt Eskandari who has worked with Willis recently. As well as reviews of Everything Everywhere All at Once and Morbius, and the latest on the slap heard round the world between Will Smith and Chris Rock.  Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 12:04) Opening | Sherlock Holmes 3 | The Crow Remake  (12:05 – 49:00) Bruce Willis Retires | Director Matt Eskandari on Bruce Willis (49:01 – 1:07:44) Reviews: Morbius, Everything Everywhere All at Once | Recommendations (1:07:45 - 1:31:59) From the Outside In: A Journey Through the Multiverse (1:32:00 – 1:50:07) Closing | Will Smith and Chris Rock Redux 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 2022 | The 94th Academy Awards Winners and Wrap-Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 76:43

    What did you think of the 94th Annual Academy Awards? For this special Oscars 2022 wrap-up, Aaron and Troy discuss the events, speeches, and winners of the 94th Annual Academy Awards, including the slap heard round the world between Will Smith and Chris Rock. 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).

    SXSW 2022 | The Films of South by Southwest

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 180:30

    The South by Southwest Festival is one of the largest of its kind in the world. In a typical 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 SXSW 2022, the heart of the South by Southwest film festival portion, and even further into the films themselves.  Over the course of several days, the 2022 SXSW Film Festival screened 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 25 films are on our docket this year, and we review them all, as well as snippets from panels, an interview with Tony Hawk, and much more! So sit back and relax. You're about to experience South by Southwest from the comfort of your own home. For the complete list of titles discussed on this episode, visit https://www.thehollywoodoutsider.com/sxsw-2022-episode-481/  

    Cliffhangers, Reviving Characters From the Dead, Unlikeable Yet Loveable Characters, and Weird Casting Choices

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 115:41

    On this compilation episode, we discuss bringing characters back from the dead, cliffhangers in movies, unlikeable yet loveable characters, and weird casting choices. On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we're talking about several topics, the first of which is 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 after a short discussion on cliffhangers in movies, we move on to ROYYYYY KEEENNNNNNNT! The world has become enamored with Ted Lasso's Roy Kent as have we, and this has inspired us to discuss unlikeable yet loveable TV characters. Perhaps it's only in your eyes or maybe the writing or performance evolved into a character with a deeper understanding. Either way, our topic this week revolves around these fascinating characters on television who ultimately turned your frown upside down. Then we move on to 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. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 36:53) Bringing Characters Back from the Dead (36:54 – 49:48) Cliffhangers in Movies (49:49 – 1:20:26) Unlikeable Yet Loveable Characters (1:20:27 - 1:55:45) Weird Casting Choices 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 Batman Spoiler Review and Vigilantes: Why We Love Them

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 97:09

    On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, it's time to discuss DC's latest reboot, The Batman! With echoes in tone of films like Klute, The French Connection, Seven, and Zodiac, The Batman stars Robert Battinson – sorry, Pattinson – as billionaire Bruce Wayne. You might have heard that his parents died when he was a child, and his whole life has been consumed with grief and anger over their loss, causing him to don a cape and cowl and torture criminals on the streets as The Batman. The Batman begins in Year 2 of his crusade and shades of The Long Halloween take root as the mayor is murdered on Halloween. The Batman has been beating low level thugs and now a series of murders are riddled with clues left specifically for him. Who is this masked man murdering all of these elitist “white priviledged assholes”? Well, it's the Riddler, and he's a creepy unknown who wants Bruce on his side for some reason, and now The Batman must team up with Commissioner Gordon to track him down before he kills again. And also, uncover the secret as to why… We end the podcast by revisiting a conversation on vigilantes, and why we love them. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 23:56) The Batman - Overall Thoughts | Matt Reeves' Direction | Michael Giacchino's Score (23:57 – 55:33) Characters - Batman, Catwoman, Commissioner Gordon, Penguin, Falcone, Alfred, and The Riddler (55:34 - 1:05:30) Highlights | Final Thoughts (1:05:31 – 1:37:08) Vigilantes: Why We Love Them 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!

    "Hollywood, Let's Just Stop..."

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 81:12

    On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we change course and dedicate the episode a simple topic: "Hollywood, let's just stop..." Insert your own conclusion to that statement. For instance, "Hollywood, Let's just stop remaking every property you can think of", etc. It could be cliches, story points, actors, ideas, awards, whatever. What do YOU think Hollywood and entertainment should just STOP doing? 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!

    Why Can't Video Game Movies Get It Right?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 113:38

    On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we revisit a topic that simply fails to change much, video game movies. It's been decades since Hollywood began cranking out video game adaptations, but unlike other mediums, movies cannot seem to find that sweet spot that appeals to both gamers and film fans alike. It's rare that Hollywood even approaches a good movie with these properties. So this episode we discuss this struggle, and answer the most important question: why can't video game movies get it right?! Also this week: movie and TV news including a discussion on the evolution of binge watching and coming back to weekly releases, intellectual properties taking over content, as well as spoiler-free reviews of Uncharted and Dog.  Then we are joined by the Executive Director of the Beloit International Film Festival to discuss the event, which runs from Feb 25 - Mar 6, 2022. All this and more on this week's all-new episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 35:13) Opening | Movie and TV News Discussion: Is Binge Watching Dying and IP Everywhere (35:14 – 55:39) Reviews: Dog and Uncharted | Recommendations (55:40 - 1:26:40) From the Outside In Topic: Why Can't Video Game Movies Get It Right? (1:26:41 – 1:34:42) How Do You Survive Batman? (1:34:43 – 1:53:37) Interview with Greg Gerard of the Beloit International Film Festival, also known as BIFF 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 Episode Where We Admit We Were Wrong

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 114:59

    On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we decided we would come together as a unified group and do the one thing that no one else on the planet seems willing to do anymore: we're going to admit we were WRONG! You know how it is these days, every conversation you have online or with friends on your movie or TV show of choice always ends up with people treating their opinions as facts, and no one seems capable of admitting they might just be incorrect. So on this episode, we each dive into our own treasure chest of opinions over the years and admit a few things we were definitely wrong about. Also this week: movie and TV news including MoviePass attempting a comeback and Marvel's Netflix shows leaving the service, Entertainment Weekly and the death of print media, as well as spoiler-free reviews of Death on the Nile and Kimi.  All this and more on this week's all-new episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast. Submit your votes for our 2022 Oscars Contest here! Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 27:29) Opening | Movie and TV News Discussion (27:30 – 41:59) Review: Kimi and Death on the Nile  | Recommendations (42:00 - 1:39:40) From the Outside In Topic: We Admit We Were Wrong (1:39:41 – 1:54:57) Entertainment Weekly and the Death of Print Media| Closing | 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!

    Ridiculous Yet Entertaining Movie Plots and 2022 Oscar Nominations

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 84:28

    On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we'll be discussing 2022 Oscar nominations, our spoiler-free review of Moonfall, and our main topic this week is ridiculous movie plots that still entertain us.  Also this week: movie and TV news including Reacher getting renewed for a second season, Scream 6 is on the way, the upcoming episode of The Masked Singer which prompted two celebs to walk offstage and refuse to engage, and our "What Would've Happened" game, where Troy messes with our brain. All this and more on this week's all-new episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast.    Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 40:32) Opening | Movie and TV News Discussion | 2022 Oscar Nominations (40:32 – 55:55) Review: Moonfall  | Recommendations (55:55 - 1:17:07) From the Outside In Topic: Ridiculous Yet Entertaining Movie Plots (1:17:07 – 1:24:32) What Would've Happened| Closing 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!

    Impactful TV Episodes and the Responsibility of Art

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 115:13

    On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we are discussing impactful TV episodes, those specific shows that affected us directly. Beginning with a pair of twisted tales from The Twilight Zone, through Buffy the Vampire Slayer's addressing of death in The Body, the tragedy of M.A.S.H., the mistake of fan-service in Moonlighting, to the mind-blowing finale of The Leftovers; there is a lot to discuss. What is it about television that can cause us to delve deep into our souls for a bit of retrospection? And why is it so rare?  Also this week: our spoiler-free review of Last Looks and The Woman in the Window Across the Street from the Girl in the Window, movie and TV news including Jason Momoa joining Fast 10 and the Halo trailer, and D.A.R.E. comes after Euphoria, prompting a debate on what is the responsibility of art? All this and more on this week's all-new episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 34:50) Opening | Movie and TV News Discussion | The Responsibility of Art (34:51 – 51:04) Reviews: Last Looks and The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window  | Recommendations (51:05 - 1:46:35) From the Outside In Topic: Impactful TV Episodes (1:46:36 – 1:55:12) Guess The Review | Closing 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!

    Reacher | Alan Ritchson Interview and Season 1 Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 34:09

    Jack Reacher is a retired military investigator who simply wants to now live his life however he sees fit. But after a murder is pinned on him and things somehow get even more personal, Reacher sets off for justice by using the little details that matter to find those responsible and – if possible – burn them all to the ground. He's a man who never bluffs, never quits, and he never backs down. On this episode, REACHER star Alan Ritchson sits down with Aaron from The Hollywood Outsider to discuss bringing Lee Child's iconic character of Jack Reacher to the streaming masses with this new series, available on Prime Video beginning February 4th. Alan Ritchson is an actor, writer, and director who you might know from his roles in Blood Drive, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, not to mention his beloved roles as Thad in Blue Mountain State or Hawk in Titans. In this interview, we discuss Alan's take on the role, what Reacher means to fans, how genuine those insane fights scenes are, which Reacher book he would love to see made for a future season, and a lot more. Enjoy this interview with Alan Ritchson, and be sure to stay tuned after the interview as we deliver our spoiler-free review of REACHER: Season 1, which begins streaming February 4th on Prime Video. Scroll down for the video interview. 

    The Future of Movies and Television

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 92:00

    On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, it's time to discuss the future of movies and television. So much has changed over the past few years, from how we consume content to what kind of content we consume. But what does that mean for the future of film and TV, where do we go from here? Holograms? 4DX screenings? More streaming channels, less cable? It's a lengthy discussion on a myriad of ideas in entertainment. What do YOU think is the future? Also this week: our spoiler-free review of HBO Max's The Fallout, movie and TV news including fans suing for misleading trailers, Paramount moving Mission Impossible 7 and citing the pandemic, A Christmas Story gets a sequel, plus our latest game: Guess The Review. All this and more on this week's all-new episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast.

    The 2022 Movie and TV Release Extravaganza!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 111:18

    What Films and TV Shows Are You Most Looking Forward to in 2022? On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we're breaking down everything that's getting us excited in both film and television with our 2022 Movie and TV Release Extravaganza!  The past couple of years have abused our hearts with postponements galore, but now we actually have difficulty narrowing down our list. We talk about all the NEW content in film and television with the premiere date, network, and a brief synopsis, AND our favorites returning. Strap on your boots, we're taking a walk into the future! Also on this episode: spoiler-free reviews of Scream and Ozark season 4: part 1! Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 49:44) Opening | Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2022 (49:45 – 1:07:20) Reviews: Scream and Ozark season 4: part 1  (1:07:21 – 1:51:17) From The Outside In: Most Anticipated Movies of 2022 Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content, by visiting Patreon.com/TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!

    The 2022 Hollywood Outsider Awards for Film and Television

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 131:08

    On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider, we are breaking down our award winners for both film and television. If you haven't listened to our HO Awards before, we do ours a bit different, for example our "actor" category covers all genders, we do not separate it. For TV, cable and streaming all count, it just has to have had a new season in 2021. For movies, VOD and streaming all count. If you want to follow along, the categories are below, so let us know what your picks are on social media. Each of us will award our winners in each category, and at the end, we'll combine ours with listener picks to determine what was the HO TV series and movie of 2021! Before we go, we will each leave you with our 2021 HO Teachable Minute. * Be wary of potential mild spoilers for 2021 films and TV series Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 25:51) Opening | Best TV or Film Experience | Personal News Item (25:52 – 1:16:14) Television Awards (1:16:15 – 2:03:13) Film Awards (2:03:14 – 2:11:08) Listener Top 10 | HO TV Series, and Movie of the Year | 2021 Teachable Minute Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content, by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link! TV Award Categories Best Special Effects and/or Stunts on TV Best Villain or Badass Best Supporting Actor Best Actor Best Specific Moment on TV The Coherence Award: Little-seen or discussed TV series that just completely won you over and you hope more people find it in the new year. Named after the late Justin Macumber. Most Disappointing TV Series Best TV Flashback The Top 10 Movie Award Categories Best Use of a Worn-Out Movie Cliché or Plot Best Physical Effects or Stunts Best Use of CGI in Film Best Villain or Badass Best Supporting Actor Best Actor Best Specific Moment in Film The Coherence Award: Little-seen or discussed film that just completely won you over and you hope more people find it in the new year. Named after the late Justin Macumber. Most Disappointing Film Best Movie Flashback The Top 10

    Cobra Kai Season 4 Spoilercast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 68:17

    Cobra Kai is back at the dojo kicking off season 4 following the union at the end of the last season. Immediately, Daniel and Johnny struggle with molding their distinct fighting styles with each other, causing a ripple effect that runs through the season. John Kreese rebuilds Cobra Kai in his own image, bringing in his old war buddy, Terry Silver, to help mentor the students. Elsewhere, Danny's kids, Sam and Anthony, are dangerously teetering on becoming bullies themselves, Robby utilizes all of his teachings to help Cobra Kai as well as mentor Kenny Payne, Hawk embarks on a path of redemption, and much more. Consequences abound again this season, and loyalties are tested throughout the season with both the younger and older characters of the show. This is our detailed and thorough examination of all the happenings of Netflix's Cobra Kai Season 4, good and bad. Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content, by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!

    Introducing: The Hollywood Outsider Presents: Bad Movie Night

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 2:31

    Introducing The Hollywood Outsider Presents: Bad Movie Night, where hosts past and present from The Hollywood Outsider podcast unite monthly to discuss a film that critics or audiences have deemed a "bad" movie to give them another look. There's no such thing as a bad movie, just movies that aren't good enough for you! Subscribe to RSS: https://hobadmovienight.libsyn.com/rss Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-hollywood-outsider-presents-bad-movie-night/id1600986727 Spotify: https://hobadmovienight.libsyn.com/spotify Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9ob2JhZG1vdmllbmlnaHQubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M To subscribe or for more info on The Hollywood Outsider visit https://www.thehollywoodoutsider.com/ Access to ALL Bad Movie Night episodes: https://www.patreon.com/thehollywoodoutsider Follow the show on Facebook or Twitter: @BuyPopcorn Facebook and Instagram are @thehollywoodoutsider The Hollywood Outsider Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hollywoodoutsider

    Spider-Man: No Way Home Spoiler Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 92:14

    On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we discuss every single aspect - spoilers and all - of the biggest movie of the entire year, Spider-Man: No Way Home!  Tom Holland returns for the conclusion of his trilogy which began with Spider-Man: Homecoming as director Jon Watts pulls out all of the stops. Peter Parker's choices, returning villains, navigating potential franchise missteps, the strange choices of Doctor Strange, stellar surprise casting, and enough heart-filled Marvel nostalgia to power a DeLorean. Nothing is out of bounds on our latest spoilercast.  Following the events of Far from Home, where Mysterio outed Peter's true identity on his deathbed, his life is becoming straight-up chaos. His identity upends everyone's life that he cares about: Aunt May, Ned, MJ, Happy. Peter (Tom Holland) gets the questionable idea of reaching out to Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and asking him to throw down a little spell that forces the world to just forget about ole Spidey's identity and needless to say, things do NOT go as planned. Marvel's Multiverse opens up, and fan service takes a collect call direct from Kevin Feige's cinematic prison. Also, the true Peter Parker finally emerges. 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!

    Goodbye 2021 and Lord of the Rings Turns 20

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 107:48

    On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we're discussing the 20th anniversary of the beloved cinematic nerd achievement Lord of the Rings, the beginning of one of the ballsiest choices Hollywood has ever made: filming a fantasy trilogy, all at once, when fantasy like this was not popular at all. And make no mistake, you can thank this series for Game of Thrones, Wheel of Time, Witcher, and numerous other fantasy shows getting greenlit. It showed there was an audience for it as long as you did it right. Also this week: we say goodbye to 2021 by discussing Kevin Feige and Disney's inconsistency on whether the Netflix Marvel shows are connected to the MCU, the disaster that is known as entertainment journalism, and podcasting officially becoming mainstream by showing up in film & television, as well as Movie Innuendo returns for a Christmas edition. Also announced on this episode, The Hollywood Outsider presents... Bad Movie Night! Coming to your podcast feed on December 20, 2021 from the vault. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 38:44) Opening | Lord of the Rings: 20th Anniversary (38:45 – 1:34:27) Goodbye 2021  (1:34:28 - 1:47:47) 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!

    Scream 25th Anniversary Special

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 76:54

    What's your favorite scary movie? For millions, it's Wes Craven's SCREAM! Take a listen to this special episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast as we discuss the 25th anniversary of this classic, and our thoughts on the upcoming 2022 film. On December 20, 1996, director Wes Craven re-invented the slasher-horror genre with this funny, clever and scary film that spawned a legacy of its own. After a series of mysterious deaths, an offbeat group of scary movie fans become the target of a masked killer. As the body count begins, it's clear that the rules must be followed, and everyone's a suspect. Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Matthew Lillard, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich, and Drew Barrymore star in this original film that launched a franchise and, in many ways, saved horror. Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content, by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!

    The 2021 Holiday Special | A Hollywood Outsider Christmas

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 110:48

    Every year, we love to celebrate the holiday season with our listeners, and there is no better way to do that than with our annual Holiday Special! It all started with a random idea, we were big fans of holiday specials, yet podcasts seemed to skip over the idea completely. Therefore, we decided we can do whatever we want here at The Hollywood Outsider, so let's create our own tradition and the Annual Holiday Special was born! Every year we do a little something different, so this year we're celebrating by looking back at previous holiday specials and assembling some of the best moments from every host - Aaron, John, Amanda, Brian, Scott, and Justin - for the most fantastic holiday special ever! Debating what constitutes a Christmas movie - including a little Die Hard - and specials we love, building a perfect holiday movie, Christmas cliches we love, and so much more. That's not all, oh no. The Christmas spirit kicks into overdrive as we open up and share our personal memories of the holiday season, stories that remind us of Christmas. And no holiday special would be complete without a visit from the big man himself, so get ready for as much St. Nick as legally allowed as Santa Claus drops by the studio to tell us just how naughty or nice we are, all throughout the episode! With a special game from Amanda, Santa in his sleigh, Scott's annual Christmas Poem, and a lot of fun for everyone – This is the one podcast you don't want to miss this holiday season! Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to bonus content, including Patreon exclusive podcast content, by visiting Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!

    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/

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