Three decades ago, one of the greatest years in television and film occurred. Classics like Lethal Weapon, Predator, Dirty Dancing and Good Morning, Vietnam graced theaters. The Cosby Show, Cheers, Golden Girls and Murder, She Wrote 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 1987. With the magic of technology and time travel, this podcast is being presented to you directly from our HO Time Capsule vault. THIS is 1987.     

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If The Fast and the Furious series has taught us anything, it’s that film buffs love some mindless action.

On this episode of our podcast, we discuss some of our favorite insane action sequences, those scenes that test the very limits of physics and common sense. Whether it be sports cars bringing down a jumbo jet, of John McClane taking one down with a lighter, it’s time to examine just how crazy we like our wanton destruction.

After the normal show, we dive into our reactions on the latest adventures of Dominic Toretto and family in The Fate of the Furious.   

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13 Reasons Why is the new Netflix series based on Jay Asher’s book revolving around Hannah Baker, a teenager who commits suicide. Unlike so many suicides where we never know the whys, Hannah left behind tapes where she detailed the 13 reasons, and those responsible, for her taking her own life. The series follows Clay Jensen, who receives the box of tapes and proceeds to listen to them, one episode at a time, trying to piece together what happened.

We will be going into spoilers for this episode, so please come back to us if you have not already completed the show.

We discuss the themes the show presents and why think the series is resonating with so many people.

Thirteen Thoughts on 13 Reasons Why

  1. Let’s talk about this concept, a suicide where we learn the reasons why through audio tapes left behind by the deceased
  2. Differences between the book and the series
  3. Hannah Baker downward spiral and Kathryn Langford’s portrayal | Is it wrong to legitimately miss a fictional character?
  4. Was it right for her to assign blame in this way, did all of these characters deserve this?
  5. Clay Jenson and Dylan Minnette’s portrayal
  6. He seemed to be on a crusade for justice, while these tapes crushed him emotionally. Was that fair or too much for Hannah to put this on him?
  7. Where the hell did Tony keep coming from, does he ever actually attend class?
  8. Remaining standouts from the characters / cast
  9. Do you feel like it accurately captured mental health issues such as depression and suicide appropriately, some people feel very strongly both ways?
  10. Rumors, cyber shaming and bullying, rape. This was a lot for one person to endure, was it a fair representation of the modern teenage existence?
  11. If this were real, and I feel like so many people are treating it like it is, what could Hannah Baker have done differently? Would one person make a difference like her tapes implies?
  12. How the season ends / loose threads

13. Do you want another season, if so, how would you want to see it?

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Cardinal X director Angie Wang drops by to discuss her new film, how it relates to her personal experience selling ecstasy in the early 80s, and why she felt bringing this story to light was an important step in her career.

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Jumping the shark is a term that has been around for decades. Originating in the fifth season premiere of Happy Days, where the character of Fonzie water skis and literally jumps over a shark, the term has come to define that moment of ludicrous insanity where a TV show takes a turn it can never recover from.

For this episode, we take a look at when some of our favorite television shows made that turn. Some might surprise you, while others you will see coming a mile away. It’s a fun discussion on a topic that never seems to go out of style.  

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In Ascent to Hell, Azura Skye stars as Kate Carpenter, a realtor attempting to sell an abandoned factory for a tidy commission. A local fashion designer decides it would be beneficial to take over the property, and organizes a walkthrough for her and her entire team. Unfortunately for everyone, this factory also hides the souls of hundreds of dead workers, trapped in the building since a horrific fire in the early 1900's. Now, it's up to Kate to find a way out before their souls are added to the damned.

Ascent to Hell is director Dena Hysell's first foray into horror after a long journey to bring her film to release. In our exclusive interview, Dena discusses the difficulties in producing independent films, why this was a story she wanted to tell, how she believes genre in cinema can expand the reach of a variety of societal issues, and much more. Enjoy an enlightening conversation with an entertaining filmmaker, Dena Hysell.

You can find more on Dena on Twitter @denanicole or at rumpusroomproductions.com

Find Ascent to Hell on iTunes, YouTube, Amazon, Vimeo, Vudu and most other digital platforms. 
Also available on DVD or Blu-Ray  

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Television is nothing like it used to be.

Many of us remember the days of rabbit ears, three channels, and the American Anthem sign-off every night at midnight. Maybe we grew up with All in the Family, Good Times, Miami Vice, Family Ties, Cheers, Friends, The X-Files, or Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Whatever time period you are from, do you remember what TV was like back then?

On this week’s episode, we look back at the television of our childhood, as well as how we do TV now. From 3 channels and limited options, to just too much TV to even contemplate, we are cracking open Pandora’s Box and peeking inside. This is a dose of nostalgia you won’t want to miss!

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

  • (0:00 – 24:05) Movie and TV News: Stephen King and Joe Hill join forces, Joss Whedon takes on Batgirl, Stallone returns with breaking news, and much more
  • (24:06 – 1:24:14) From The Outside In Topic: How television has changed for us since childhood  | Listener comments
  • (1:24:15 – 1:57:15) What’s This Movie? | Spoiler-Free Reviews of 13 Reasons Why, Colossal and Ghost in the Shell | VOD Releases | Emails | Closing
  • (1:57:16 – 2:36:42) Walking Dead Season Finale Reactions
  • Be sure to listen to our interviews with Natalia Leite of M.F.A. and Rod Blackhurst of Here Alone
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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 director Natalia Leite's follow-up to her debut feature, Bare. Written by Leah McKendrick, M.F.A. is a psychological thriller by structure, while offering a palette with which Leite and her team can explore deeper themes of campus sexual assault, the PTSD victims often succumb to after their trauma, advocacy, and even the discrepancies of consent. Francesca Eastwood maneuvers the many facets of Noelle with breathless ease and determination, and by the film's conclusion, the audience is spurred into discussion.

For our exclusive interview with Natalia, we discuss a wide array of topics. Beginning with her first realization that filmmaking was in her future, we lead into the more complicated aspects of Natalia's film, sexual assault treated as a plot device in modern film, production woes, and what she hopes to accomplish once M.F.A. reaches distribution.

You can find more on Natalia and her work at NataliaLeite.com and the film itself at MFAMovie.com

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Here Alone follows Ann (Lucy Walters), a young woman forced into solace as society has been nearly wiped out due to an unforeseen plague. With a risk of infection surrounding her, Ann cements her position deep in the woods, cutting herself off from human contact. After a chance encounter with an injured man, Chris (Adam David Thompson) and his companion Olivia (Gina Piersanti), Ann must decide if she will remain in hiding, or if fate will force her hand.

In the Tribeca Audience Award winning Here Alone, director Rod Blackhurst downplays post-apocalyptic horror and instead focuses on characters. Specifically the choices a person will make when all reason has seemingly vanished from sight. For our exclusive interview, Rod discusses his previous work on the Amanda Knox documentary, harsh production elements endured throughout, identifying Lucy Walters as the perfect Ann, and why this was a story he needed to tell. Don’t miss this engaging interview with a director on-the-rise!

Here Alone arrives in theaters and on VOD March 31, 2017

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