We are taking the week off to prep for next week's The Hollywood Outsider Awards, but that does NOT mean you will not receive something to ring in your new ears! For this extended bonus episode of our show, we look back on four of our most popular topics from this past year.

We kick things off with our Marvel Sidekicks Movie Battle Royale from episode 270. Everyone has their favorite hero from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but what about those underserved heroes BEHIND the heroes? Listener Reece joins in and by the end of our debate, we will have crowned our own champion.

Then we turn to television, as we discuss who maintained the strongest father-child relationships on television from episode 275. It's a heartfelt discussion with plenty of laughter, as Aaron's SMIRK podcast co-hosts join him to debate which TV dads have done the best job of creating a bond with their brood.

Our most popular episode of this past year, was also our most controversial as we hopped into a Delorean and headed back to 1987 to discuss our favorite movies and TV from that era.

And finally, we close out with SONG! What is the greatest original movie title song of all time? Could it be Ghostbusters? Or Purple Rain? You're about to find out as long-time listener Tammy joins in to help us crown a lyrical champion in another smashing Movie Battle Royale!

If you are new to the show, this is a highlight reel of what listeners enjoyed earlier in the year. And if you are a long-time listener, enjoy four of your favorite topics all in one episode! And be sure to come back next week, for our 2018 HO Awards!

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

 

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On the CBS series, Elyes Gabel stars as Walter O’Brien, a genius leader of a team of brilliant misfits who function as the country’s last line of defense against high-tech threats. As Team Scorpion, these members of Homeland Security’s think tank solve the nation’s crises, as well as try to fit in. With a great cast including Katharine McPhee and Robert Patrick, Scorpion currently airs on Mondays at 10pm Eastern.

For this episode, we are talking to the founder of Scorpion Computer Services, and the executive producer and inspiration for the CBS television series, Scorpion, Walter O’Brien.

Walter has led a pretty exciting life, and during our interview we talk about much of it. He discusses his past as a hacker, how Scorpion Computer Services came to be, creating a television legacy that also functions as a recruiting tool, he answers a few listener questions, and of course, where he goes from here.

If you want to hire Walter and his think tank, head to ScorpionComputerServices.com or ConciergeUp.com to find out more.

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Characters on television often fit squarely into the box of hero or villain. Over the past decade, numerous former villains have evolved and even redeemed the past deeds, redeeming themselves to many viewers. But are they truly redeemable? Or are we just blinded by our fandom? As we wrap up The HO for 2017, this is our closing discussion.

Also on this week’s podcast: The Fox and Disney merger is a go, so what does that all mean, everyone is screaming about spoiler, so we settle what a spoiler actually is, reviews of The Greatest Showman and Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool, new releases, and our hearts do go on as we discuss a very special significant anniversary!

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

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As the iconic title crawl tells us, The First Order is back on top despite the destruction of Starkiller Base in The Force Awakens. They’re now attempting to eradicate any remnant of The Resistance to gain full control of the galaxy. Rey attempts to convince a calloused, crotchety Luke Skywalker to help aid in the fight, and Poe fights under the command of Leia. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren suffers from his injuries sustained the last time he squared off against Rey. He’s also under the thumb of the mysterious Snoke, who treats him more like a whipped dog than an apprentice. With this setup, Episode VII: The Last Jedi begins!

On this episode, we dive into the biggest film of the year, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. There have been many ravings and frustrations over the latest saga in the Star Wars universe, and we are not shying away from any of them. Rey’s journey, Kylo’s plan, Luke’s arc, and what it all means for returning favorites like Poe and Finn.

Nothing is off limits as we discuss what we loved AND loathed about this latest adventure in a galaxy far, far away. Also joining us, are a few fans with their mini-reviews to showcase a wide range of disruptions in the force.

This is one podcast no Star Wars fan should miss!

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

  • Rian Johnson’s take on the middle entry in the latest Star Wars saga
  • Each major character and their arc: Rey, Kylo, Finn, Leia, Luke, and more
  • Fan reactions and if they are justified
  • Best and least favorite moments
  • Where should the franchise go from here?
  • Read Scott’s review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi HERE
  • Listen to our Star Wars: The Force Awakens or Rogue One podcasts
  • Email us your thoughts on the episode or suggest a topic to feedback@thehollywoodoutsider.com
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As DC has struggled on the big screen, they have exceled on television. What you might not know, is that there were numerous attempts at a DC TV universe before Arrow and The Flash. So why didn’t those work? On this week’s podcast, we’re going to dive into this conundrum.

Later, Attorney Gordon Firemark of Entertainment Law Update stops by to discuss the rash of harassment claims upending Hollywood as of late. He takes us through the moral clauses of studio contracts, repercussions for accusers, and what should happen if an entertainer was falsely accused on an indiscretion. You will not want to miss this.

Also on this week’s podcast: Quentin Tarantino wants an R-rated Star Trek, DC Films shakes things up again, spoiler-free reviews of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and The Disaster Artist, and this episode would not be complete without our Psych the Movie Reactions and Review!

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

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Over 30 years ago, Peter Turner published a memoir on his relationship with screen icon, Gloria Grahame, titled "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool". Unlike most celebrity tales, this was not one rife with scandal or despair. This was a story about love, regret, and kinship. Over 30 years later, Peter's story has finally arrived on the silver screen. 

Annette Bening stars as Gloria Grahame, an aging acting icon who learns she is ailing. Rather than suffering alone, she calls on her former love, Peter (Jamie Bell), and requests to stay with him and his family. After taking her in, Peter begins to reflect upon the love they had before, pondering where it all went wrong. And more importantly, where do Gloria and Peter go from here?

For this exclusive interview, Aaron sits down with the director of "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", Paul McGuigan. He discusses a myriad of topics including why this story felt like one he needed to tell, working with Annette Bening and Jamie Bell, and what it was like having the inspiration for the story readily available. Also, Aaron talks with Peter Turner himself, to get behind the movie magic and discover the love behind the story, and what it is like seeing your own life on the screen. 

Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool releases on 12/29 in LA and NY, and the film itself is a beautiful celebration of life and love. And to compliment this tale, enjoy these two interviews with the wonderfully engaging talents of Paul McGuigan and Peter Turner. 

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Every year, we love to celebrate the holiday season with our listeners, and there is no better way to do that then with our 4th Annual Holiday Special!

It all started with a random idea, as Aaron and Scott 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 are Building A Perfect Christmas Movie! We all know what we love or loathe in Christmas flicks, so what would make our nice list for perfection? You’re about to find out.

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, as well as stories that remind us of Christmas. And no Holiday Special would be complete without a visit from the big man himself, so get ready as Santa Claus drops by the studio to read a few HO listener letters and reply directly.

With a special game from John, a little whimsy from Aaron, Scott’s annual Christmas Poem, and a lot of fun from everyone – This is the one podcast you don’t want to miss this holiday season!

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

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

  • Building a perfect Christmas movie
  • Letters For Santa
  • Christmas movie memories
  • What do we want for Christmas, both selfishly and selflessly
  • Thoughts on Christmas decorations, traditions, and even cookies
  • Scott’s Christmas Poem
  • Our Annual Christmas Carol
  • (0:00 – 17:05)Opening | Introductions | Letters For Santa
  • (17:06 – 43:18)Building A Perfect Christmas Movie
  • (43:19 – 1:23:44)Christmas Memories and Ideas | Scott’s Annual Christmas Poem
  • (1:23:45 – 1:56:03)Christmas Cheer | Annual Christmas Carol | Closing
  • Email us your thoughts on the episode, answer our ‘What’s This Movie?’, or suggest a topic to feedback@thehollywoodoutsider.com or leave us a message at 818-814-6246.
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A young woman, who never knew her parents, discovers that she resembles an age-progressed photo in a "Missing Child" listing. After she meets the man who could be her father, her journey takes an unexpected turn. She uncovers secrets and lies in an attempt to find closure to her own disturbing past. 

For our exclusive interview, writer, director and one of the stars, Luke Sabis, joins us to discuss his new film, Missing Child, which is now available on Amazon, DVD, or Blu-Ray. Find more info at http://missingchild-movie.com/

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Nicolas Cage is one of the most elusive actors of our time. At times revered, at others unappreciated, he is often an artist near impossible to pigeonhole. As his extensive career spans decades, we decided to dive deep into this actor’s history and discuss the greatest roles in an enigmatic portfolio of performances.

And what better way to do that, than with a Hollywood Outsider Movie Battle Royale! Our hosts once again invite a guest to discuss our 8 favorite Nic Cage performances, and ultimately decide on the Cagiest Cage role in movie history! Get ready for a Nic Cage Match! 

Also on this week’s podcast: reviews of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Punisher, and Raw, net neutrality, The Raid’s Gareth Evans heads to TV with Gangs of London, VOD releases, and Aaron discusses his recent visit to the set of NBC’s The Blacklist!

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

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We might have taken the week off here from our 2017 Podcast Awards winning show, The Hollywood Outsider, but that does not mean we do not have quality entertainment to offer!

As you traverse the country, hunt for something to deafen family members, or just to ease the chaos of shopping; we have selected three of our most popular topics from earlier this year and combined them into on mammoth episode.

We kick things off with a quick review of Wonder and Radius, followed by those moments when our favorite TV shows jumped the shark. Next up, we discuss what it takes to craft a great season finale. And finally we arrive at the most heroic female characters in film and television.

If you are new to the show, here is a highlight reel of what listeners enjoyed earlier in the year. And if you are a long-time listener, enjoy three of your favorite topics all in one episode!

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