Fall TV is rapidly approaching and to get YOU ready for it, we break down what’s new, what’s coming back, and what just needs to go away.

On this episode, we discuss our Fall TV preview, Veronica Mars confirmed for a revival, CBS CEO Les Moonves departs after harassment allegations, and are iTunes digital movie purchases really yours to keep?

Also this week: Spoiler-free reviews of Predator and A Simple Favor,  Upcoming Releases for the week of 9/21, and our monthly movie giveaway Patreon winner! Who doesn’t want to win a copy of Avengers: Infinity War or Deadpool 2?

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

  • (0:00 – 18:42)Film and TV Discussion: iTunes digital movie purchases disappearing, CBS CEO Les Moonves out after harassment claims – is Hollywood finally changing?, and Veronica Mars is making a comeback! |
  • (18:43 – 1:30:11) From The Outside In: Fall TV Preview – Most anticipated new shows, Most anticipated returning shows, Shows we loved but are desperately ready to see end, Predictions, and Listener picks
  • (1:30:12 – 1:49:39) Spoiler- free reviews of Predator and A Simple Favor | Upcoming Releases: Fahrenheit 11/9, Life Itself, A House With a Clock In Its Walls, I Think We’re Alone Now, Beyond the Sky, and Private Life
  • (1:49:40 – 2:03:01) Recommendations and Closing Thoughts
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As we take the week off, here are four of our most popular topics from earlier this year (Too Much TV, Marvel, Gender Swapping, and Unsung Franchises), as well as quick recap of Peppermint, Searching, Ozark Season 2 and Jack Ryan.

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Take Two stars Rachel Bilson as Sam Swift, a disgraced actress who is struggling to rebuild her career. Researching a role, she shadows private detective Eddie Valetik (Eddie Cibrian) and eventually finds out that her history as a TV cop might prove beneficial at solving actual crimes. Therefore, in the spirit of The Thin Man and Moonlighting, these two team up to solve crimes every week on ABC.

For our exclusive interview, creators Andrew W. Marlowe and Terri Edda Miller join us to discuss their history in Hollywood, including their initial start in the industry. From there, the conversation shifts to their time on their hit series Castle, the current climate of television storytelling, how they came to create Take Two, and why they love doing shows like this. 

You will not want to miss this enchanting, candid conversation with two stalwart talents, Andrew W. Marlowe and Terri Edda Miller .

Take Two airs Thursday nights at 10PM EST/9PM CST on ABC. 

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The summer movies of 2018 is in the bag, so how was it? Many people have complained that this season has been overrun by sequels and franchise films, was it really that bad, or are moviegoers suffering from too much awesome?

We debate the summer of 2018 at length – where it stood, what was lacking, which franchises were born, the biggest news stories in entertainment, what caught our eye on television, and even our own favorite summer movie experiences. Avengers: Infinity War, Crazy Rich Asians, Deadpool 2, The Meg, Mission: Impossible -Fallout, Ocean's 8, and much more are discussed as we cap the entire episode 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, overall or vs last year
  • What was lacking?
  • Best and worst summer movie experiences
  • Which franchise was born this summer
  • Biggest news story in entertainment
  • Summer TV standouts

HO Award Categories
Most Memorable Scene of the Summer
The Head-Slam-Against-A-Wall Scene (worst or most nonsensical)
Best Action Sequence
Best Use of CGI
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 10

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What is the deal with puppets? Are we running out of human actors? Then why do we enjoy puppets so much?

On this episode, we discuss the world of puppets, if we prefer the humorous or horrific brand, and most importantly: what movies would instantly improve with the addition of puppets?

Also this week: YouTube pulls The Nun ad for being too terrifying, summer movie clichés, reviews of Mile 22 and Netflix’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Movie Innuendo, and more.

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

  • (0:00 – 24:28)Film and TV Discussion: YouTube pulls The Nun ad, summer movie clichés | Movie Innuendo: The Muppets
  • (24:29 – 40:54) Reviews of Mile 22 and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before | Upcoming Releases: The Happytime Murders, A.X.L., Summer of 84, Operation Finale, Kin
  • (40:55 – 1:06:56) From The Outside In: Let’s Puppet Up A Movie!
  • (1:06:57 – 1:09:15) Recommendations and Closing
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When 24 hit the air many years ago, it was an eye-opener in terms of what television could do. For 24 consecutive episodes, this series told one single day’s worth of story. Each episode leading directly into the next, leaving little chance to jump into the show mid-season and have any idea what was going on. It was a novelty, and it was fantastic to watch unfold.

Flash forward to 2018, and it seems like EVERY show is doing this. Unless you’re a slave to CBS, television is dominated by the season-long arc. Some even take it a step further – like Breaking Bad or Walking Dead – and make the entire series one singular story. Has it gotten to be too much, though? Have we finally arrived at the breaking point? This week, our topic is simple: Is television getting TOO serialized?

Also this week: The Oscars add a category for Popular Achievement in Film, a Chicago cemetery has a movie night, Blade turns 20, reviews of The Meg and Crazy Rich Asians, and more.

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Blindspotting, which is in theaters now, follows the friends of Collin and Miles. Collin has only three days to go on his probation, and all he has to do is stay out of trouble. Unfortunately, his best friend Miles is a beacon for it. As Collin and Miles work together as movers, an event causes Collin to miss his mandatory curfew, and puts their friendship to an ultimate test.

Blindspotting was written by Daveed Diggs and Rafel Casal, who star as Collin and Miles, respectively, and the film skillfully highlights numerous factors within friendships, race and income disparity, all set against the backdrop of Oakland. And Michael Yezerski was given the task of meshing it all through an eclectic score covering several genres and styles.

For our exclusive interview, we discuss how Michael came into composing scores for film and TV, what it was like working on this film, and what he hopes to achieve next.

Blindspotting is now playing in theaters nationwide

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SHARK!!!

We’ve all been there, taking a dip in the ocean, relaxing. Then, something brushes our leg, a slithery something. We cannot see below the murky surface, but panic sets in our face, while hundreds of cinematic memories wash over us. Reflections to all of the victims of the greatest natural predator known to man: sharks.  

On this episode, we dive into the deep, discussing what it is about these demons with doll’s eyes that keeps us coming back to the theater for their horrific attacks. Why do we both love and fear the sheer terror that are sharks?

Also this week: Patrick Stewart revisits Star Trek and Picard, MoviePass makes more changes, we debate if Slender Man is wrong to profit off of, reviews of Christopher Robin, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Like Father, and much more.

 

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With Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Ethan Hunt yet again prevails over a mission that makes no logical sense, yet thrills us all. And that is our springboard for this week’s topic: Impossibly Impossible Missions.

Movies often require a suspension of disbelief, and often times, films with a mission at hand – i.e., a plan that benefits the greater good – require you to physically remove your brain from its holster in order to continue. This week, we’re looking at several missions that we believe could never have resulted in success in reality.  

Also this week: 24 reboots again, Star Wars welcomes back its Princess, Hardwick returns, reviews of Netflix’s Extinction, Castle Rock, a debate on the star power of Tom Cruise, and much more.

Join in on the conversation and listen to the latest episode of The Hollywood Outsider. 

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

  • (0:00 – 36:01)Film and TV Discussion: 24 develops a prequel series, Chris Hardwick returns to TV, Carrie Fisher will return for Star Wars: Episode IX and more | Tom Cruise: A Second Take  
  • (36:02 – 1:06:43) Reviews of Castle Rock, Extinction, and Mission: Impossible - Fallout | Upcoming Releases: The Darkest Minds, Christopher Robin, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Night Comes On, On Chesil Beach, Like Father
  • (1:06:44 – 1:41:07) From The Outside In: Impossibly Impossible Missions
  • (1:41:08 – 1:51:22) Recommendations and Closing | Outtakes
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The 2018 San Diego Comic-Con has come to a close, and that means it is time to dive into the biggest news and trailers released at this year’s convention. From DC’s Shazam and Aquaman, to Walking Dead and Doctor Who, to Fantastic Beasts 2 and the Jack Ryan Experience, and so much more – THIS is the podcast for you!

That’s not all, though. We also have reviews of The Equalizer 2, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, and Unfriended: Dark Web. As well as discussing new theatrical and VOD releases, including Mission Impossible: Fallout.

You can find all of the discussed trailers here. And be sure to vote for us at the Podcast Awards!

 

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

  • (0:00 – 37:18)Amanda’s Panel: Fantastic Beasts 2, Rugrats, Legacies, Doctor Who, Godzilla: King of the Monsters  
  • (37:19 – 58:48) Scott’s Panel: Mega-Man, DC Streaming Service, Titans, The Clone Wars, Glass, Nightflyers
  • (58:49 – 1:36:33) Aaron’s Panel: Walking Dead, The Passage, Lego Movie 2, Alita: Battle Angel, DC Films – Aquaman, Wonder Woman 2, Shazam
  • (1:36:34 – 2:03:23) Kyle Nolan – Boots on the Ground Report | net
  • (2:03:24 – 2:36:56) James Gunn fired from Guardians 3, Buffy Rebooted | Reviews: The Equalizer 2, Unfriended: Dark Web, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again | New Releases: Mission Impossible: Fallout, Teen Titans: GO! To The Movies, The Row, Kings, Extinction
  • (2:36:57 – 2:42:48) Recommendations and Closing | Outtakes
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