For this special end of year episode, we offer our 5 most popular topics of 2015: Car chases, bad movie theater experiences, technology vs the man, our horror movie survival guide, and the best British films. This is the Best of The Hollywood Outsider 2015!

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens has finally arrived and the galaxy has exploded with excitement! Well over a decade has passed since we have been treated with a new Star Wars film, so of course we each have our own expectations for J.J. Abrams' new take on George Lucas' science-fiction opus. 

What did we love about the new film? Was there too much nostalgia? Do we like the new direction J.J. and company have taken, or were we expecting something else? May the force be with us as we discuss the film at length - including our thoughts on the new cast of characters Kylo Ren, Rey, Finn, and of course BB-8! It's all here in our special, dedicated episode to the most anticipated film of the year - Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

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

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens - A spoiler-heavy discussion of the new film, including all of the new and returning characters, plot lines, surprises, and even our thoughts on the crowds in attendance on opening night. A very fun and insightful episode for any Star Wars fan. 
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Our topic this week: What have we learned from movies and television this year?

As we close the books on 2015, what have we learned? Are franchises declining? Are special effect peaking? Will Miles Teller or Jai Courtney ever ‘happen’? All of this and more on this episode as we discuss this past year and the trends we loved and hated about it. Here endeth the lesson.

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

  • (0:00 – 35:49) Movie and TV News: A G.I. Joe shared universe, Kiefer Sutherland returns to TV, with Netflix and Hulu do we even need cable anymore, and much more | Trailer discussion on Star Trek: Beyond, Independence Day: Resurgence, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, X-Men Apocalypse, and The Legend of Tarzan
  • (35:50 – 1:14:50) From The Outside In Topic: What have   | Listener topic comments
  • (1:114:51 – 1:40:29) What’s This Movie? | Upcoming Attractions Concussion, Daddy’s Home, Joy, Point Break, and The Hateful Eight | VOD and Blu-Ray Releases | Recasting the Classics – Heat
  • (1:40:30 – 1:53:30) Emails | Closing | Outtakes
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Tis the season...for the 2nd Annual Christmas Special! Last year we gave our best at a Christmas special, and the response from those of you listening was a resounding 'DO IT AGAIN', so here we are to do it again! Aaron, Justin, Brian and Scott sit down for a tasty helping of nog, stoke the fire, and discuss Christmas films, specials, and even talk a little about their own personal Christmas traditions. A fun, sweet, and oddly deep episode of The Hollywood Outsider.

Discussed on this special Christmas-themed, super-sized episode of The Hollywood Outsider Movie and TV Podcast:

  • What constitutes a Christmas film?
  • What film starts off your Christmas season?
  • Let's craft our own perfect Christmas movie
  • What are your favorite films or TV specials we have to watch each year?
  • What is missing from Christmas these days?
  • A special poem performed live
  • Our personal traditions and stories from Christmases past
  • Listener suggested topics
  • Much, much more!
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Our topic this week: When is it time to admit our favorite films don’t hold up, and we are just blinded by nostalgia? SO many of our favorite films are having pinnacle anniversaries, but are they really as good as we remember them? Or are we all just wearing rose-colored glasses? We discuss this, as well as some of our favorites that both do and do not stand the test of time.

Stay after the normal episode as discuss The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 and the series as a whole, now that it has wrapped up.

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Our topic this week revolves around dead or tired film franchises. Creed is hitting theaters, and it takes the son of a major character, as well as Rocky himself, and reinvigorates a franchise. If we could reinvent one, using any secondary or unseen character we wanted, how would we do it?  

Stay after the normal episode as we take a moment to give our thanks.

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Aaron sits down with the director of the new horror-comedy, The Funhouse Massacre, Andy Palmer. They discuss the making of the film, practical vs. digital effects, hiring veterans like Jere Burns and Robert Englund, and much more. 

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This week we look at our most anticipated upcoming films from the holiday season. Yes, there is more coming out besides Star Wars and The Hateful Eight, so we discuss what other films we’re excited for. Also, with The Hunger Games coming to an end, we discuss why this series has been such a huge success and if they should continue the series in another form.

Stay after the normal episode for our Spectre reaction discussion.

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

  • (0:00 – 35:27) Movie and TV News: Activision is taking Call of Duty to theaters, Bong Joon-Ho is working with Netflix, genre television fails with networks, and much more | Trailers for Warcraft and London Has Fallen
  • (35:28 – 1:13:21) From The Outside In Topic: The Hunger Games comes to an end | What movies are we most looking forward to this holiday season? | Listener topic comments
  • (1:13:22 – 1:28:41) What’s This Movie? | Reviews of Peanuts, Kilo Two Bravo, and Spectre | Box Office | Upcoming Attractions  | VOD and Blu-Ray Releases
  • (1:28:42 – 2:06:10) Emails | Closing | Spectre Reaction Discussion
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Aaron sits down with Kilo Two Bravo director, Paul Katis. They discuss the making of the film, the harrowing story behind it, and what it is like to craft a film based on such a tragically true story. 

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With Spectre hitting theaters, we decided to take a look at James Bond and other spy films. Why do we love these movies about government superheroes so much? Is it the charm? Is it the gadgets? The license to do whatever you want whenever you want? We discuss this, as well as determine who our favorite all-time spies are. So join in on our conversation and listen to the latest episode of The Hollywood Outsider

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