Fall TV is finally here!  

We all love television, and fall is still the most popular time of year for new shows to release, giving us new obsessions to ponder for several months, as well as more than a few bombs to forget.

On this week’s podcast, Kyle Nolan from NoReruns.net joins us to break down this fall’s influx of new and returning shows. Law and Order, Lethal Weapon, Mindhunter, The Punisher, Ghosted, and Young Sheldon are just a few of the many TV shows we profile on this latest extended episode.

Also on this week’s podcast: Jamie Lee Curtis returns to Halloween, Liam Neeson retires from action films, Fatal Attraction and The Princess Bride turn 30, reviews of Mother, and the vitriol associated with it, as well as American Vandal, upcoming releases, VOD releases, recommendations, and much more.

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We all have those special places in our hearts for things we love. Puppies, beaches, clowns. And then Hollywood comes along and tosses Cujo, Jaws, and Pennywise into the mix, forever ruining these bastions of joy! This week, we discuss when entertainment ruins our happy place.   

Also on this week’s podcast: Star Wars gets a few more shakeups, Disney drops Netflix, Wonder Woman locks up Patty Jenkins, reviews of The Show, Little Evil, and The Orville, recommendations, and much more.

After our normal show, we turn our voices to Derry, Maine, as The Losers Club takes on Pennywise the Dancing Clown in Stephen King’s adaptation of IT. Does IT live up to the hype? Has faith been restored in the movie theater? Find out as we debate red balloons, the direction of the film, and the performances that everyone is talking about.

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Summer Movies of 2017 is officially in the bag, so how was it? Many people have complained that this was one of the weaker summers in memory, was it really that bad, or are moviegoers suffering from too much awesome?

We debate 2017 at length – where it stood, what was lacking, which franchises were born and which need to be put out to pasture, what caught our eye on television, and even our own favorite summer movie experiences. We then cap it all off with our annual Summer Movie HO Awards!

Discussed on this episode of The Hollywood Outsider Movie and TV Podcast:

  • Where does this summer end up for you, overall or vs last year?
  • What was lacking?
  • Best and worst summer movie experiences this year?
  • Which franchise was born for you, AND which one needs to either die or go through an overhaul?
  • Did anything stand out for you on TV this summer?

HO Award Categories
Most Memorable Scene of the Summer
The Head-Slam-Against-A-Wall Scene (worst or most nonsensical)
Best Action Sequence
The Darwin Award | Most Idiotic or Annoying Character
Best Supporting Character
Biggest Badass
Mr. Summer: Most Engaging Actor of the Summer
Ms. Summer: Most Engaging Actress of the Summer
Most Disappointing Film
Worst Summer Film
Top 5 Summer Movies
Listener Top 5

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As Game of Thrones sets sail for their final season, we have arrived to wrap up the past as we discuss all of the comings and goings in Westeros during Season 7. On this special episode, we take the major happenings over the past 7 episodes and discuss what we loved or loathed about our favorite heroes and villains in the Seven Kingdoms.

Unlike many podcasts, we will not be breaking things down chronologically. Instead, we take on each territory as we inch toward The Great War that has been prophesized for years. From Dragonstone to the Citadel, From the Twins to winter finally hitting King’s Landing, from Winterfell to the destruction of The Wall – it’s all wrapped up in this exciting series recap.

Jon, Dany, Cersei, Jamie, Euron, Tyrion, Sansa, Arya, even The Hound! The gang’s all here, and we’re ready to tackle this season in the most cutthroat way possible. Take a listen to our Game of Thrones Season 7 Recap and Reactions Podcast!

Discussed on this episode of The Hollywood Outsider Movie and TV Podcast:

  • Each territory covered on the series, and the happenings of the characters within each
  • The show has greatly sped up travel time, did it affect your enjoyment?
  • The special effects this past season as situations amp up
  • Is the show maintaining its strength now that the showrunners, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are in full command and George R. R. Martin's work remains unfinished?
  • Best and least favorite moments
  • Wants, needs, and predictions for Game of Thrones to come
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We have all been victims of bad advice from time to time, but movies and television are supposed to be where advice gets it right. They have time, money, and talent to toss out some of the greatest life-changing mantras in history, and we have come to expect greatness.

Unfortunately, that’s simply not the way entertainment works. So this week, we are taking a look at the worst advice in the film and television. Perhaps it was a little nugget of insight that was simply misguided, or maybe it was completely moronic. Regardless, these are the vocal tidbits that caused us to slam our heads against the screen in disbelief.

Also on this week’s podcast: Game of Thrones and HBO need to plug a leak, AMC wants to take on MoviePass, Deadpool 2 loses a stunt person, the New York Post questions if millennials appreciate classics, reviews of The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Logan Luck, Wind River, and much more!

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Back in 2014, Scott had the opportunity to interview the director of a documentary called Video Games: The Movie. Jeremy Snead's latest project has gone quite a bit further with an eight-part documentary series called, Unlocked: The World of Games Revealed. The format for Unlocked offers an original format, following Hollywood celebrities who dive deep into the video game industry. Jeremy agreed to again meet with Scott to chat about games as well as his work on the new series.

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Two decades ago, one of the greatest years in television and film occurred. Classics like Titanic, Men in Black, Liar Liar, L.A. Confidential and many others graced theaters. Seinfeld, The X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, South Park, and Friends took over our television sets. It was a prime time for entertainment.

For this special episode, we’re not only going to look back at the year, we are GOING back to 1997. With the magic of technology and time travel, this podcast is being presented to you directly from our HO Time Capsule vault to discuss and entire year in film and television.

THIS is 1997.

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Discussed on this episode of The Hollywood Outsider Movie and TV Podcast:

  • (0:00 – 18:28) Opening | 1997 Hot Topics - Cuba Gooding, Jr, Crocodile Hunter, Tiger Woods, and Titanic take over the conversation
  • (18:29 – 32:29) Movie and TV News – Buffy the Vampire Slayer comes to TV, George Clooney bottoms out with Batman and Robin, South Park begins, Seinfeld ends, and ticket prices skyrocket
  • (32:30 – 1:22:17) From the Outside In – The Best and Worst in Film and Television in 1997
  • (1:22:18 – 1:31:27) What’s This Movie | In Memoriam | HO Game
  • (1:31:28 – 1:38:34) Recommendations | 1997 Events | Closing
  • Don’t miss our Dark Tower, Dunkirk and War for the Planet of the Apes spoilercasts!
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M.F.A. follows Francesca Eastwood’s Noelle, a shy college art student. Attending a campus party, Noelle is raped by a suitor and her life is irrevocably altered. Finding no solace within the school or her friends, she confronts her attacker with tragic results. Noelle is horrified, yet there is something of a tangible relief in knowing that justice has effectively been served. As she summons an emerging strength within, Noelle follows a new path as an avenger of sorts. A vigilante who can punish those who have so casually destroyed lives like hers, all while a detective (Clifton Collins Jr.) nips at her heels.

M.F.A. is screenwriter and producer Leah McKendrick's first feature film, as she continues her quest to build her resume with personal projects. For this exclusive interview, Aaron sits down with Leah to discuss her path to Hollywood as an actress, struggles within the industry, and creating her own opportunities in Hollywood. The conversation then turns to M.F.A. and why this film was such a personal story for Leah, the journey to get the film made, and what she hopes her thoughtful revenge story can accomplish on the topic of rape and sexual assault debates. 

You can find more on Leah and her work at LeahMcKendrick.com and the film itself at MFAMovie.com. Look for the film to release this October.

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Television has given us countless hours of drama, intrigue, and a whole lot of wonder. But sometimes, shows either leave us too soon, or they fail to address some of our biggest concerns.

This week, we take a look at those plot holes we’ve been left to ponder ourselves, rather than have them wrapped up in a neat little bow. What TV shows still haunt us as we are forced to accept we will never have true closure? These are the greatest unsolved mysteries in television.

Also on this week’s podcast: Miami Vice and The Karate Kid hop onto the nostalgia train, studios vow to fight Rotten Tomatoes, reviews of Kidnap, The Dark Tower, The Sinner, and much more!

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For this special episode, Aaron and Scott sat down with community members and die-hard fans Dustin Baker and Troy Heinritz to discuss the film adaptation of Stephen King's magnum opus, The Dark Tower. We take a deep dive into the long-awaited cinematic adaptation starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, and discuss our thoughts on the film both as casual and devoted fans. Stick around until the end, as Dustin recounts his IGN sponsored trip to the exciting New York premiere of the film!

  • Discussed on this episode of The Hollywood Outsider Podcast:

    • The Dark Tower has met its fair share of critics, does it deserve such heated debate?
    • Nikolaj Arcel and his choices with both story adaptation and direction
    • The book influences and relevance, for both die-hard and casual fans. 
    • Favorite and least favorite moments
    • The casting of Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey
    • Dustin recounts his attendance at the New York premiere of the film.
    • Be sure to read Dustin Baker's review on the film HERE
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