The Bachelors stars JK Simmons as Bill, a calculus teacher who is still reeling from the death of his beloved wife, and mother to their son Wes (Josh Wiggins). The film opens with Bill at his son’s bedside, explaining they need to make a change. So they pick up their life and move to Los Angeles where they begin anew at a private school run by Bill’s old friend, Paul (Kevin Dunn).

Bill and Wes both welcome new women into their lives in the form of Julie Delpy’s French teacher, Carine, and a damaged recluse in Odeya Rush's Lacy. Bill struggles to move on with his life, while Wes desperately wants to live again, and both women play a part in waking them each up to letting go of the past and embracing the moment.

The Bachelors is a very sweet film that takes a look at what happens when two people lose the most important person in their lives. It’s about grief, love, loss, and life.

For this exclusive interview, writer and director Kurt Voelker stops by to discuss his latest film, why the topic spoke to him, keeping grief grounded, and how he came into the stellar cast that makes up his film. 

The Bachelors is now available On Demand and in select theaters. 

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Haze is director David Burkman’s take on fraternity and sorority hazing. Shortly after another pledge has died while being hazed, we follow Nick, a new pledge who takes us through this journey of humiliation, debauchery, and occasionally brotherhood. We also follow Mimi, Nick’s best friend who pledges to the affiliate sorority so she can be closer to Nick. Unlike Nick, this doesn’t mean as much to Mimi, it’s simply a way to keep them together. 

The film follows both of them as they engage in numerous obstacles, parties, and even crimes, all while forgetting to handle their studies, and ultimately leads up to Hell Week. Also, Nick’s brother Pete is trying to bust the fraternity doing anything that will bring them down. 

For our exclusive interview, writer and Director David Burkman dropped by to break down his new film and why college hazing was such a personal story to tell. We discuss making the film, as well as how realistic many of these hazing rituals actually are. Don't miss Haze, which is now available on VOD and in selected theaters, nor this interview with David Burkman.

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Fan theories have been around forever. When you’re watching your favorite TV series or movie, and you’re left with an unanswered question, where does your mind wander? To solutions, of course! This week, we discuss some of our favorite fan theories over the years, and even a few we are thankful never materialized.

Also on this week’s podcast: Marvel plots a Hulk trilogy in mysterious ways, a Settlers of Catan movie is underway, reviews of Happy Death Day, The Babysitter, Haze, upcoming releases, recommendations, and after our normal show, we discuss the fallout of the Harvey Weinstein accounts.

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

  • (0:00 – 19:29) Movie and TV Discussion: Marvel is working up to a Hulk trilogy, Sony is putting together a Settlers of Catan movie, and more
  • (19:30 – 1:04:11) From The Outside In Topic: Favorite Fan Theories
  • (1:04:12 – 1:49:58) What’s This Movie | Reviews of Happy Death Day, The Babysitter, Haze | New Releases: Geostorm, Only the Brave, The Snowman, and Boo 2: A Madea Halloween | VOD Releases: Leatherface, Let Her Out, Jungle, Creep 2
  • (1:24:19 – 1:41:29) What’s Too Far | Recommendations | Closing
  • (1:41:30 – 2:08:28) The Harvey Weinstein Effect
  • Listen to Aaron’s interview with Never Here director Camille Thoman, and M.F.A. writer Leah McKendrick and director Natalia Leite
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In Never HereMireille Enos stars as Miranda Fall, an installation artist who follows, photographs and documents total strangers for her respective pieces. Late one night after a show, her married lover Paul (Sam Shepard in his final role) witnesses a crime outside Miranda’s apartment. She then agrees to cover Paul’s witnessing of the crime as Miranda takes his place. After she partakes in a lineup - where she obviously cannot pick the offender - Miranda follows one of the curious men from the lineup and a new art project begins. As she comes to believe someone is stalking her, she ascertains that it could just be the man she believes to have committed the original crime, or is her own voyeurism finally getting the best of her?

Never Here is a film that wears it's shade of Hitchcock meshed with the more creative aspects of artistic expression proudly on its sleeve. It is very much a thriller, while at the same time serving as a thinking piece on voyeurism and many of our own beliefs that no one's privacy remains secret in this day and age.

Aaron sits down with the writer and director of Never Here, Camille Thoman. Camille has a unique canvas to showcase her film, as the basic construct is that of a thriller, yet there is much more at play here as it bleeds into feelings of paranoia and perhaps even shades of our own voyeuristic guilt. Camille elaborates on this blending of genres, why Mireille was the perfect choice for Miranda, and working with Sam on his final film.

Never Here releases in theaters October 20th, 2017.  Enjoy this exclusive interview with writer and director, Camille Thoman.

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What REALLY scares you? Not moments in TV or film, but actual and specific elements in entertainment that get us each and every time. This week, we discuss the things that unnerve or terrify us. Apparitions, pulled finger nails, bugs, and many other horrific items are about to be revealed.

Also on this week’s podcast: Harvey Weinstein becomes a scandal, Statham and Rock spin-off and out of Fast and the Furious, reviews of M.F.A., Better Watch Out, Blade Runner 2049, The Mountain Between Us, upcoming releases, recommendations, and much more.

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Crying while watching a movie can be a horrendously embarrassing experience, or it can be a cathartic release. It’s the most vulnerable moment we have as viewers, to let our guard down and expose what hits us right in the heart.

On this week’s podcast, the guys turn the show over to Amanda, Angela, Amy and Courtney for a week as they dive into what brings us to tears in the theater. Happy tears, sad tears, all the tears will be debated as our quartet lead you down the greatest tearjerker moments in film. It’s our podcast, and we can cry if we want to.

Also on this week’s podcast: which film genres do we wish we were into, movies or TV shows you no longer admire, does violence in TV or film reflect society, are we done with Sherlock Holmes, upcoming releases including Blade Runner 2049, The Mountain Between Us, Movie Innuendo, recommendations, and much more.

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What makes a great TV villain? Many believe it is the depths of evil one can go, while others believe it is how shrewdly a character can maneuver within the fabric of society, bending a weaker man’s will to their own.

On this week’s show, we debate who is the greatest villain on television over the last ten years, and many of our selections might just surprise you. Could Joffrey rule them all? Is Boyd Crowder just sly enough to eek out a victory? Ben Linus seems like a sure winner. But can you ever truly count out Rowan Pope? Find out on this week’s podcast, as we arrive at one ultimate winner for the Modern TV Villain Battle Royale!

Also on this week’s podcast: Tomb Raider finally showcases a trailer, Linda Hamilton returns to Terminator, release dates for John Wick and IT sequels, review of Friend Request, upcoming releases including American Made, Flatliners, and Till Death Do Us Part, recommendations, and much more.

After our normal show, we head back to Matthew Vaughn’s hyper-stylized take on spy flicks with Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Does the sequel cash in on the potential from the first film? Was Julianne Moore the right choice for Poppy? Is Eggsy evolving or is Harry weighing him down? We have different opinions on this one, so don’t miss the discussion.

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As the head of the makeup department, Anthony Pepe’s job is to bring all the crazy blood, deformity and loss of limbs to life that you see on television each and every week. Starting out wanting to be an animator for the likes of Walt Disney Animation Studio, on a whim he attended makeup school in Florida and found his passion in the ability to transform the human appearance. 

NBC's The Blacklist returns to TV September 27th, and we've got a special treat for you! Take a listen as Aaron is joined by his Blacklist Exposed co-host, Troy Heinritz, to talk with Anthony Pepe, the Special Makeup Effects head for The Blacklist! Anthony discusses his work as an artist, as well as some of the other films he's worked on (including Spider-Man and Hunger Games). He also shares how the Visual Effects team partners with him to leverage new and exciting to concepts to blend the use of the computer with the art of the practical. This and much more on this interview any fan of film or television should find fascinating. 

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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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Music gives a movie rhythm.  From the beats of a score to hum of the drum, music sets a movie in motion.

On this week’s show, we debate the greatest original title songs in film history. These were songs written specifically for their respective film, and sharing their name as well. What is the greatest title song? Ghostbusters, perhaps? How about Beauty and the Beast? Everyone loves Purple Rain. And never count out Against All Odds.

There are hundreds of movie title songs, but this week, we will put the set list to the test as we determine which one is the greatest in film history – THIS is the Original Title Song Movie Battle Royale!

Also on this week’s podcast: IMAX shows 3D the door, another button-pushing show is coming to HBO in Confederate, reviews of Ozark, Cut Shoot Kill and The Emoji Movie, and much more!

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

  • (0:00 – 28:31) Movie and TV News: IMAX is moving away from 3D, the creators of Game of Thrones go for alternate history with Confederate, James Bond returns in 2019
  • (28:32 – 1:18:04) From The Outside In Topic: The Original Title Song Movie Battle Royale | Listener comments
  • (1:18:05 – 1:43:52) What’s This Movie? | Reviews of Ozark, Cut Shoot Kill, and The Emoji Movie | New Releases: The Dark Tower, Kidnap, Detroit | VOD Releases: Cut Shoot Kill, 68 Kill, Icarus, The Transfiguration | Actor Swap
  • (1:43:53 – 1:58:52) Recommendations and Outrage | Closing
  • Don’t miss our Dunkirk and War for the Planet of the Apes Reactions Podcast!
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Serena Brooks, an ambitious young actress, signs on as the star of a horror film with a crew of backwoods filmmakers that have worked together for years. When the cast starts disappearing, Serena has to become her character if she wants to survive. Cut Shoot Kill releases on VOD August 8, 2017

Aaron sits down with writer-director Michael Walker to talk about his latest film, and why he wanted to tell this story. Michael also elaborates on the struggles of independent filmmaking, assembling his cast, and the visionaries he has enjoyed throughout the years.

An insightful interview with a filmmaker on the rise, don’t miss this discussion with Cut Shoot Kill director, Michael Walker. Find more info at PangoFilms.com

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The 2017 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 Justice League and Aquaman, to Stranger Things and Bright, to Ready Player One and The Blade Runner Experience, and finally to Marvel’s The Defenders and Avengers: Infinity War – THIS is the podcast for you!

That’s not all, though. We also have reviews of Atomic Blonde, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Girls Trip, and Sukiyaki Western Django. As well as discussing upcoming theater and VOD releases, before finally reflecting on our 6th anniversary as a podcast. 

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

  • (0:00 – 7:02) Opening | PodcastAwards.com
  • (07:03 – 25:47) Scott’s Panel – Ready Player One, Westworld Season 2, The Blade Runner Experience
  • (25:48 – 1:02:14) John’s Panel – DC Movies (Justice League, The Flash, Aquaman, Wonder Woman 2), DC TV (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Flash), Stranger Things Season 2
  • (1:02:15 – 1:22:22) Aaron’s Panel – Psych, Marvel Movies (Avengers: Infinity War, Thor: Ragnorok, Black Panther, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Captain Marvel), Spawn, Jigsaw
  • (1:22:23 – 1:44:09) Brian’s Panel – Marvel TV (Inhumans, Defenders, Punisher), Bright, Orville, Star Trek: Discovery
  •  (1:44:10 – 2:05:30) What’s This Movie? | Spoiler-Free Reviews of Atomic Blonde, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Sukiyaki Western Django, and Girls Trip  | New Releases and VOD
  • (2:05:31 – 2:39:43) Recommendations | Closing | Thoughts on our 6th Anniversary
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For this special episode, Aaron and Scott sat down with community members Scott and Emily Calgaro to discuss Christopher Nolan's latest film, Dunkirk. A noted history buff, Scott Calgaro elaborates on many of the events in the film as we each discuss our likes and dislikes of the choices Nolan made to bring his vision to the screen. From dog-fighting to capsizing, everything is on deck as dive deep into Dunkirk. 

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To pay respects to Mr. Romero, we will pay homage to the genre he created, the zombie film. Romero wasn’t the first director to take on the undead in this form, but he was the one who popularized it by setting his horde against the backdrop of societal and systemic issues plaguing us at that time. We discuss the evolution of the zombie craze, its oversaturation, and why it seems to have stuck along far longer than anyone expected.

Also on this week’s podcast: Doctor Who gets a gender swap, Aaron reviews The Big Sick, John takes a look at new releases Dunkirk, Valerian, and Girls Trip, Scott offers a new What’s This Movie and VOD release dates, and Stump the HO makes a triumphant return!

After our normal episode, stick around as we discuss our thoughts on the Game of Thrones Season 7 premiere!

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War for the Planet of the Apes has arrived! Caesar, relegated to hiding from humans, takes the war to the man responsible for his personal tragedy, The Colonel. As Caesar begins to understand the weight of this war, he also begins to see a path to salvation for them all. 

For this special episode, we dive into the final film in the Caesar trilogy of the Apes saga. We discuss the themes and plot devices in the film, where the trilogy ends up, and the once again stellar performance of Andy Serkis. 

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We are deep into the heart of the Summer movie season, and there is no better time than now to dive into those clichés that drive us all nuts.

When we discuss clichés on this episode, that’s both good and bad. Sometimes a cliché can be a positive – things we love and cause a visceral reaction of joy. Other times, well, they’re Batman and Robin. Take a listen to our favorites on both side of that fence, and let us know any we missed in the comments.

Also this week, we debate if R-rated comedies are dying, discuss some significant anniversaries, offer our takes on better endings for favorite television shows, and much more.

After our normal episode, enjoy our Spider-Man: Homecoming reactions and spoilercast, as we try to spin our web-heads around Marvel and Sony’s team-up on everyone’s favorite wall-crawler.

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The Sabbatical follows James Pittman (James Whittingham), a professor who is forced to produce a photography book on his year off - publish or perish, as they say. With his wife (a charming Bernadette Mullen) busy working on a project of her own and his best friend submerged in family life, he makes fast friends with a carefree artist named Lucy (Laura Abramson). We follow James as he struggles to keep up with a much younger friend, and a mid-life crisis of sorts sets in.

The Sabbatical is a quirky character comedy that has a snarky, curmudgeon leading us through his crisis as he glides along with Lucy's free-spirit lifestyle. It’s a witty and charming ride as you grow to appreciate both characters as they learn a bit more about each other, and James about his own place in the world. 

Director Brian Stockton sat down with us to discuss his latest work, and and the unique take he and his fellow filmmakers took to bring The Sabbatical to life. We also discuss his journey in Hollywood, why a mid life crisis is the story he wanted to tell, touring his film in festivals, and much more. You can find more information at TheSabbaticalMovie.com

The Sabbatical is an engaging coming-of-age tale of a man well past his prime. Don't miss our exclusive interview with director, Brian Stockton.

The Sabbatical releases on VOD July 13, 2017. Find more info on the film at TheSabbaticalMovie.com 

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Game of Thrones has concluded Season 6 on HBO, and we are here yet again to break down this season in all of its glory. The story is hurtling towards an end game as numerous pieces are all now in play, so what did we ultimately think of how the board was set this past season?

The night is dark and full of spoilers on this special bonus episode of The Hollywood Outsider, as our 4 hosts discuss Season 6 of George R. R. Martin’s adaptation as a whole. What worked brilliantly, what didn’t, as well as predictions on who we believe will ultimately win this game. From a Three-Eyed Raven to Westeros to Meereen to Winterfell and The Battle of the Bastards, these are the many faced gods of podcast recaps you’re looking for.

Drink and know things while you listen to the latest episode of The Hollywood Outsider and subscribe below.

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12 Feet Deep follows Bree and Jonna – sisters with a complicated past – as they meet up at a local indoor pool. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the cover is closed with the sisters inside, trapped until the pool opens again the following morning. Forced to contend with the elements, as well as a custodian with a grudge, the sisters fight together in order to survive a brutal night of possible tragedy.

As Bree and Jonna, Nora-Jane Noone and Alexandra Park carry the weight of this story while navigating a limited opportunity for any physicality in their performances. As the night grows seemingly exponentially longer for the pair, they each elaborate on their respective characterizations in subtly astute ways. A tiny inflection here, a nod to past indiscretions there, each of these descriptive choices combine to form a relationship the audience comes to believe in. After Clara (Diane Farr) enters the picture as a potential linchpin to the duo’s escape, Bree and Jonna finally begin to understand the fundamental strength lying within their relationship.

With 12 Feet Deep, co-writer and director, Matt Eskandari, sought to craft a film that takes a simplistic premise and explores the nuances of the human psyche as it faces certain death. The film is a taut thriller that benefits from both its skilled leads, as well as Matt’s rigid direction. For our interview, Matt discusses where the idea for the film emerged, casting the leads and Tobin Bell, as well as how he managed to create such an entertaining movie despite the obvious challenges of filming primarily in a covered pool.

12 Feet Deep is a harrowing tale from a director with a sharp eye for tension. Take a listen to our exclusive interview with director, Matt Eskandari.

12 Feet Deep is now available on VOD. Find out more at Facebook 

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Summer is the time of love, and nothing says love like an overprice celebration of romance. So, this week, we take a stab at Cupid with a look at the greatest weddings in the history of either television or film. Not only do discuss the best, we take a look also at the worst love has ever offered our fictional lovebirds. 

Also this week, we discuss the shocking Star Wars news of Han Solo replacing directors, Accountant gets a sequel, Andy Serkis deserves an Oscar, and even another installment of Movie Innuendo. We close out the episode with our review of Glow and our thoughts on Transformers: The Last Knight.

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In Beauty Mark, Angie is a woman marked by the cruel twists of life. A single mother with a limited education and a long history of bad decisions, Angie struggles to find the right path for her son. Adding to this dilemma is her live-in mother,  a boorish woman with her own track record of irresponsibility. Upon learning that their home is being condemned, Angie sets off on a desperate mission to find a suitable place to live before her family is cast out into the street. When every corner leads to rejection, she fixates her sights on settling the debt with the one person she feels owes her: the man who sexually abused her as a child.

Beauty Mark is an honest depiction of the toll sexual abuse can have on personal judgment. It delivers a protagonist whose plight might seem detestable to some, yet through the raw and unflinching performance of Auden Thornton as Angie, we witness a character whose pain and plight begins to resonate with each of us. Complemented by remarkable supporting performances from Catherine Curtin and Jeff Kober, Beauty Mark is a tragically beautiful tale of the damaged hearts left in the wake of abuse.

For this exclusive interview, writer-director Harris Doran discusses both his journey to Hollywood, as well as the road to Beauty Mark. He elaborates on why the topic of sexual abuse and the need to craft a narrative that spoke a brutal truth was so important in the making of his film. And why Auden Thornton was the perfect choice to bring his powerful tale to light.

A haunting story centered around an uncomfortable topic and filled with memorable performances, don’t miss our exclusive interview with Beauty Mark director, Harris Doran.

Currently playing at the LA Film Festival, you can find more info about Beauty Mark on Facebook or Twitter

 

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Ripped tells the story of two best friends, stoners, who stumble across some of the best kush available on the market. Actually, it’s not “available”, so much as earned. The hook for this particular brand of cannabis is that the CIA somehow harvested it out of somewhere in Area 51. That’s right, this is some top-secret alien weed.

As Harris and Reeves pass out in 1986, they awake 30 years later in the aged forms of Russell Peters and Faizon Love. Life has moved on, and the two friends are forced to confront their missed time by adapting to the leap in technology, opportunities that passed them by, and kicking off their own future. After reuniting with Harris’ long-lost ex (Alex Meneses), the guys decide to reinvest in their favorite pastime and open a restaurant that only serves chili…infused with pot.

For our interview, Ripped director Brad Epstein opens up about his decision to leave the studio exec lifestyle in his own past, and concentrate on his future as a filmmaker. As a producer on films like About a Boy and Dan in Real Life, Brad took a chance with his own career by pursuing Ripped and the world of independent cinema. We also discuss his reasoning for beginning this era of his career with a buddy pot comedy, casting Peters and Love, and where he wants to venture next.

A comedy about best friends coming to terms with the past, and a whole lotta ganja, take a listen to our exclusive interview with Ripped director, Brad Epstein.

Ripped is now available in limited theaters and on VOD. Find out more at RippedMovie.com

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Grab the helmets and strap on the armor, it’s time for our latest Movie Battle Royale!

This round, we’re looking at historical period pieces. What’s that mean? Well, it means different things to every voice, but we’re looking at it as any film involving historical events or people.

Our combatants vary from Amadeus to Dances with Wolves to Tombstone to unsinkable Titanic. With several more vying for the title, which film will be crowned the greatest period piece in the known HO universe? Listen in and find out!

Also this week, we debate The Conjuring’s growing universe, review Baby Driver, 47 Meters Down and 12 Feet Deep, discuss the impending retirement of Daniel Day-Lewis, and much more.

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Miles tells the story of a young man named Miles who is looking for a way out of his small town. His original plans for a college bound escape are thwarted when his dad suddenly passes away, and Miles and his mother learn that his father had squandered his college fund on a fling. Desperate for a scholarship, Miles signs up for the only sport he’s any good at, volleyball. Of course, with a school that only has a girls volleyball team, this means Miles will need to buck the system and play anyway.

Miles stars Tim Boardman, Molly Shannon, Missi Pyle and Paul Reiser, and is a sweet tale of a kid just trying to leave small town life behind him. 

For our exclusive interview, we talk to director Nathan Adloff about leaving his own small town, the journey to get his film made, rounding up his cast, and much more.

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Random Tropical Paradise, which is now available on Digital HD, stars Bryan Greenburg and Brooks Wheelan as Harry and Bowie, best friends who find themselves destined for a vacation after Harry finds his bride cheating on him…on their wedding day. They set off on a Bromie-Moon and use the reservations at a tropical paradise to loosen up and have a little fun. Along the way, they meet up with drug dealers, criminal heavyweights, and of course, beautiful ladies.

For our exclusive interview, we discuss his journey to Hollywood, getting Random Tropical Paradise made, and how he landed Joe Pantoliano. It’s an entertaining interview and the film is now available on VOD.

https://www.randomtropicalparadise.com/

 

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Fathers on television are often the stern provider who always lends an ear, right before he smacks your reality with a hard and fast life lesson. Throughout the history of the medium, we could always count on our TV dads to guide us through any and every scenario that might arise, good and bad.

For this episode, we discuss not just what makes a great TV dad, no we dig a little deeper. Instead we look at what father-child relationships affected us the most. Some of the choices may surprise you, as we learn about the vast differences lying within our TV favorites.

We also discuss Universal’s launch of their Dark Universe with The Mummy, Megan Leavey, It Comes at Night, try out a new game called Let’s Fill In A Plot Hole, and much more.

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Shimmer Lake twists the conventional wisdom of storytelling on its ear by allowing the events of a small-town crime to unfold in reverse order. Working from Friday back to Tuesday, director Oren Uziel constructs a story of despair as a local Sheriff, Zeke Sikes (Benjamin Walker), works to bring to justice three criminals who robbed the local bank. Learning that one of them may just be his brother Andy (Rainn Wilson), Zeke sets off on a trail of lies and murder. With a host of suspects, twists, and revelations, how will this path ultimately lead back to Shimmer Lake?

After graduating with a BA in Drama from Duke University and an MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama, Adam Saunders set his sights on a career in Hollywood. As the pursuit of his craft intensified, Adam found he also had a knack for both developing and producing projects. Often the unsung hero of film, a producer fields many behind-the-scenes responsibilities that directly contribute to our favorite films, from lining up capital and casting commitments to finalizing distribution deals.

As the CEO of Footprint Features, Adam produced Shimmer Lake and explains why this was “one the best scripts I’ve ever read”. He also elaborates on the complexities of shooting a film in reverse order, assembling the all-star cast, and how their deal with Netflix ultimately came to fruition.

Footprint Features has several exciting projects lined up, not the least of which is the newly released Shimmer Lake. Don’t miss this exclusive interview with producer, Adam Saunders.

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For decades, strong female characters have continued to grow in popular culture. Heroines have graced the silver screen from Ellen Ripley to Katniss Everdeen to the just released Wonder Woman. Likewise, television has held its own legion of women in the forms of the Bionic Woman, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Sydney Bristow. Heroism lies in everyone, but this week we’re only discussing the ladies.

On this week’s podcast, we discuss what it takes to be a hero. Is it selflessness, bravery, or just an epic level of ass-kickery? We also offer up our individual picks for the top 3 heroic female characters in TV and film.

Also this week: reviews of Wonder Woman, The Wedding Invitation, and War Machine. We also offer another installment of HO Court as we look into recent litigation regarding a lawsuit claiming the recent Alamo Drafthouse “Women’s Only” screenings is discrimination.

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The Wedding Invitation follows best friends Lucy (Rainy Kerwin), Ryann (Camille Guaty), and Nectar (Christina Ulloa) as they navigate the waters of single life, each looking for a date after a last-minute invitation to the wedding of a lifetime. Lucy is a woman who has just lost her job, her boyfriend and is forced back into the dating scene at the worst time. Ryann is the bold friend overfilled with confidence, yet is still terrified of asking out the one guy she has her eye on. Nectar never seems to be in need of attention, yet everyone she spends time with is obviously the wrong match for her. The three friends endure ups-and-downs and Lucy guides us through the worst time in her life as she searches for that one special guy to whisk her off to this most exclusive wedding, and she might have found him in a charming guitar teacher.

Lighthearted and fun, The Wedding Invitation is a charming romantic comedy. For this exclusive interview, writer-director-star, Rainy Kerwin discusses the path her film has traveled to finally arrive as her feature film debut. She elaborates on what prompted her to craft this story of sisterhood and women making the first move, and why the actors were such a fit for Rainy's passion project.

An engaging interview with a new voice in comedy, take a listen to our interview with director and star, Rainy Kerwin.

The Wedding Invitation releases digitally On Demand June 6, 2017

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For this special episode of The Hollywood Outsider, we gathered listeners and fans together and had an in-depth discussion on DC's latest, Wonder Woman. 

Numerous voices with different takes on DC's Universe thus far weigh in on how they fared with finally bringing Princess Diana to the silver screen. How did Gal Gadot handle the Lasso of Truth? Was Patty Jenkins the right fit as director? How charming can Chris Pine actually be? Find out the answer to this and many other lingering questions as we dive into DC's Wonder Woman!

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  • Wonder Woman - The wait is over, how was it? 
  • Gal Gadot's performance as Princess Diana
  • Chris Pine as Steve Trevor
  • A rundown of all major plot points
  • Favorite and least favorite moments
  • Where we stand with the current slate of films in the DC Universe
  • What we want to see from Justice League
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We might have taken the week off here at The Hollywood Outsider, but that does not mean we do not have quality podcast entertainment to offer!

In additions to our reviews of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Baywatch, we selected three of our most popular topics so far this year and combined them into on mammoth episode.

We begin with binge-worthy TV shows, then a bit of necessary Oscar changes, and finally we discuss how television has changed since we were children. 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 on one episode!

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Be Afraid follows John and Heather Chambers (Brian Krause, Jaimi Paige), shortly after relocating to a small town in Pennsylvania. After he initially seems to experience sleep paralysis, John begins to discover that his home is being targeted by ominous beings lurking in the shadows, seemingly led by a nefarious figure known only as The Hat Man. Fearing for his family's safety, John dives into a complex history of mysterious local disappearances which may lead to a secret this town never wants revealed.

Drew Gabreski's latest film, Be Afraid, carries with it an intriguing concept revolving around the deep history and lore of "shadow people". This phenomenon - which revolves around those unique moments when we catch a flicker of movement in the corner of our eye only to discover nothing is present - continues to grow around the world. Skeptics believe these "shadows" are mere flights of an overactive imagination, while more open-minded intellectuals theorize they could be anything from ghosts to interdimensional beings to even time travelers.

Whatever they are, as he discusses in our exclusive interview, Drew was directly affected by visions of a so-called "Hat Man" as a child. These memories prompted him to work with screenwriter Gerald Nott on a shared vision of how a story in this world could be brought to life on film. Drew elaborates on those experiences, as well as the journey the film took from the initial stages at After Dark to its current release on VOD.

An intriguing interview with a new talent on-the-rise, take a listen to our interview with director, Drew Gabreski.

Be Afraid releases digitally and On Demand June 1, 2017.

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The Last Man Club – now available on VOD – follows four military veterans on one last hurrah as they reach the twilight years of their lives. “Eagle” is a man destined for a retirement facility when he receives a letter asking for help from one of his old WWII crew. Setting off to gather his old comrades, Eagle picks up a mysterious young woman in Romy (Kate French), one with a checkered past. Together, they forge a bond and embark on a road trip of memories where they each learn much about life, duty, and even honor.

Bo Brinkman has been working in Hollywood for decades. Launching his career as an actor in such films as Gettysburg, Bo has transitioned his artistry behind the camera, preferring to work on personal projects. The Last Man Club has been a film that Bo has been attempting to make in one way or another for decades, and finally his dream has arrived. For our exclusive interview, Bo discusses his time on Gettysburg, the journey the film has taken to get to this point, as well as why this film is such a personal tale for him to tell.

Take a listen to a wonderful conversation with the writer and director of The Last Man Club, Bo Brinkman. The film is available now on your favorite VOD outlets.

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Every year we look at the latest and greatest in summer releases, and then debate what is the best or the worst in film and television for the season. But what if we held all of the power? What if WE could decide a perfect summer blockbuster, or the ideal summer television series?

This week, we take a dive into the well of creativity as we decipher all that we love and loathe in summer entertainment by crafting our perfect summer movie and TV series. Nothing is off-limits and all ideas are accepted, it’s time to build our own future.

Also this week: reviews of Alien: Covenant and Kill Switch, The Home Theater Experience, and our first edition of HO Court weighs in on if an Austin, TX man should be awarded the price of a movie ticket.

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Alien Covenant hits this weekend. Pirates the weekend after. Spider-Man, Transformers and on and on. So this week, we’re going to discuss what franchises don’t need a reboot, they don’t need new blood, they just need to be put down and retired.

We focus on franchises we both love and hate. Nobody is safe with us at the wheel!

We also discuss Memorial Day Weekend movie experiences, reviews of Snatched and King Arthur, our HO Game of the Week and more!

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

  • (0:00 – 24:07) Movie and TV News: Diane Lane’s DC gaffe and DC reshoots, NBC Cancels Timeless wait! No they didn't, Zac Efron to play Ted Bundy, and more
  • (24:08 – 55:02) From The Outside In Topic: What Movie Franchises need to be put down | Listener comments
  • (55:03 – 1:18:37) What’s This Movie? | Reviews of Snatched, Amazon Prime’s Bosch Season 3, King Arthur, and Netflix Original Handsom : a Netflix Mystery Movie | Say it like it is | Bad Memorial Day Weekend Movies
  • (1:18:38 – 1:24:05) Recommendations and Outrage | Closing
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Television shows, unlike podcasts, typically cannot run all year long. Therefore, at the end of every season, we are graced with what’s known as the “Season Finale”, that last episode that is supposed to both complete the current year, while also teasing next year’s storyline.

Sometimes these season finales work, often times they leave us throwing darts at our TV sets. So this week, we decided to break down what makes for a great season finale, as well as what our all-time favorite for a season ender is.

We also discuss our most annoying TV clichés, what college movie parties we wish we were invited to, and even some movie news.  

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As we pick up with Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy in Vol. 2, The Sovereign – an uptight race of golden dipped genetic perfection – have commissioned them to defend a platform from ill-intended creatures. In true Guardians fashion, the recently-formed family of mercenaries manages to simultaneously save the day and piss off those they are protecting. After fleeing impending doom, the team comes across Peter’s dad, Ego, who holds to key to Star-Lord's heritage, a mystery that tantalized us at the end of the first film. From this point, Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket, Groot, and Drax are forced to once again save the universe, this time with some new and unlikely teammates in the form of Yondu and Nebula.

Take a listen to this special episode of The Hollywood Outsider as we fly deep into the heart of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and all the secrets contained within. Major plot points as discussed, post-credit stingers are explained, and by the end of this podcast you will clearly know where we stand with group of charming a-holes. 

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

  • The Theater Experience
  • The tone of Guardians - did it go too dark?
  • A rundown of all major plot points and the post-credits stingers
  • Favorite and least favorite plot points and moments
  • Performances - who resonated the most or was underserved 
  • Thoughts on the soundtrack for this second go-round
  • What we want to see from Marvel's next Guardians of the Galaxy
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Ya know who always gets the shaft when we’re talking about movie heroes? Sidekicks. That’s right, those rough-and-tumble heroes and heroines who might not have the title of the film, but they help save the world just the same. Through their own toughness, nobility, sometimes even flippant disdain for protocol, these are the ones who keep our heroes honest.

With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 finally hitting theaters, we felt now is the perfect time for our latest Movie Battle Royale! So we dive into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and debate who is ultimately the greatest sidekick to compliment the heroes of the MCU. Black Widow? Vision? Rocket Raccoon? Eight sidekicks enter our ring this week, and only one will emerge as the Greatest Sidekick EVER!

Later on in the show, we also discuss our personal picks for movies this summer. From Most Anticipated Overall to Most Anticipated Disappointment, these are our the films we’re most excited and terrified for.

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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. 
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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
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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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Aliens come in all shapes and sizes. Some are cute, cuddly and love Reese’s Pieces. Others drool acid, want nothing more than to destroy humanity and frankly, they ain’t got time to bleed.  Ack, ack, ack.

Our latest Movie Battle Royale centers on the latter, the most dangerous aliens EVER in film. Eight specific species enter our ring, but only one can emerge the most deadly in film history. Who will the winner be? There’s only one way to find out.

Not only do we settle the alien debate once and for all, we also review several new films (including Life and Power Rangers), discuss the career of Jim Carrey, and a lot of exciting news in the world of film.

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  • (0:00 – 38:08) Movie and TV News: Premium video on demand is much closer, princesses prepare to avenge, Escape From New York finds a director, and much more
  • (38:09 – 1:21:45) From The Outside In Topic: The Most Dangerous Aliens Movie Battle Royale  | Listener comments
  • (1:21:46 – 1:58:49) What’s This Movie? | Spoiler-Free Reviews of Power Rangers, CHIPS, Life and Here Alone | | April Upcoming Releases | Where did Jim Carrey’s career go wrong?
  • (1:58:50 – 2:36:05) Emails | Closing
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The South By Southwest Festival is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Every year, thousands of fans arrive in Downtown Austin, TX to partake in a couple of weeks of great music, technology, and film. For this special episode of The Hollywood Outsider, we take you deep into the heart of the film festival portion, and even deeper into the films themselves.

There are well over 100 films, documentaries, and shorts at SXSW and - while we can't see them all - we have a nice sample of what came out of this year's stellar lineup of independent films. Over 20 movies are on the docket this year, and we review them all...with more than a few surprises.

So sit back and relax. You're about to experience South by Southwest from the comfort of your own chair.

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Walking Out David, 14, city mouse of a kid, travels to rural Montana for his annual hunting trip with Cal, 40, his lonely, estranged “off-the-grid” father. As they ascend deep into the woods, Cal teaches David about predators and prey, fathers and sons, the past and the increasingly complicated present. An encounter with a bear cub results in serious injuries to both David and Cal. After futile attempts to hike out together, David resolves to carry his father on his back to safety while simultaneously healing his broken spirit. "Walking Out" is an intimate epic, a relentlessly primal, fiercely rawboned tale of connection, survival and the true path to manhood.
The Transfiguration An official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Michael O’Shea’s debut feature “The Transfiguration” follows troubled teen Milo who hides behind his fascination with vampire lore. When he meets the equally alienated Sophie, the two form a bond that begins to challenge Milo’s dark obsession, blurring his fantasy into reality. A chilling portrait of violence, “The Transfiguration” is an atmospheric thriller set against the grit of New York City.
This Is Your Death Today’s audience has become infatuated with watching others degrade themselves on national television. They crave a wild argument, a bloody fight, or a publicized scandal. It has become the ultimate source of entertainment. But when the boundaries seem like they can’t be pushed any further, game-show host Adam Rogers steps in to break down the wall by hosting a new game show where contestants end their lives for a chance to win money. Adam will only be satisfied if his reality show is number one in the ratings, and he’ll stop at nothing to make sure he gets there, even if it means letting go of his humanity.
Small Town Crime Ex-cop Mike Kendall (John Hawkes) discovers the body of a young woman and, in an act of self-redemption, becomes hellbent on finding the killer. While his un-couth and quirky detective style helps break open the case, his dogged determination unwittingly puts his sister (Octavia Spencer) and best friend (Anthony Anderson) in danger. Additional cast members include Robert Forster, Clifton Collins, Jr., Michael Vartan, James Lafferty, Daniel Sunjata, Caity Lotz, Jeremy Ratchford, Don Harvey, Stefanie Scott and Dale Dickey.
Win It All Jake Johnson stars as small time gambler Eddie Garrett, who agrees to watch a duffel bag for an acquaintance who is heading to prison. When he discovers cash in the bag, he’s unable to resist the temptation and winds up deeply in debt. When the prison release is shortened, Eddie suddenly has a small window of time to win all the money back.
Going to Brazil Four childhood friends are reunited at a wedding in Rio. But when they accidentally kill a young man during a party that gets out of hand, they are forced to flee the city in a crazy adventure that takes them from the favelas to the posh embassies, from the beaches to the rainforest, and is filled with caipirinhas, guns and bikinis.
Hounds of Love In suburban Perth during the mid 1980s, people are unaware that women are disappearing at the hands of serial killers John and Evelyn White. After an innocent lapse in judgment, Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted by the disturbed couple. With her murder imminent, Vicki realizes she must find a way to drive a wedge between Evelyn and John if she is to survive. Hounds of Love is an exercise in expertly-crafted tension, offering a bold, challenging debut from writer/director Ben Young.
Prevenge A pitch black, wryly British comedy from the mind of Alice Lowe, "Prevenge" follows Ruth, a pregnant woman on a killing spree that’s as funny as it is vicious. It's her misanthropic unborn baby dictating Ruth's actions, holding society responsible for the absence of a father. The child speaks to Ruth from the womb, coaching her to lure and ultimately kill her unsuspecting victims. Struggling with her conscience, loneliness, and a strange strain of prepartum madness, Ruth must ultimately choose between redemption and destruction at the moment of motherhood. "Prevenge" marks the directorial debut from Lowe, who is a triple threat, writing, directing, and acting in the film during her own pregnancy.
Goran Goran lives a simple life surrounded by his friends and family in the snow-covered Croatian highlands. This carefree existence is put to an end when his wife announces she is expecting a child. Whereas they have every reason to celebrate, the good news will unleash the fiery personalities of the highlanders, leading to a darkly comic twist of events. The white winter will soon turn red.
Colossal Gloria is an out-of-work party girl who, after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.
Fits & Starts David Warwik is a struggling writer who has been toiling away at the same novel for years. His wife Jennifer is a hot young literary figure, who has just released a new masterpiece. When her publisher invites the couple to an artists' salon at his home in Connecticut, the pair embark on a twisted journey, and David must face his demons and try to “not be weird” among the waspy salon guests and competitive art set in attendance. He encounters a dentist with publishing aspirations, a book critic full of condescending advice, a fellow writer who may know his wife a little too well, an old “friend," and a high powered bipolar literary agent who just might be able to help him...for a price.
Like Me After posting a video of herself robbing a convenience store, Kiya amasses a huge social media following. A reckless loner, she seeks some form of genuine human connection. Through her travels, she encounters a drifter, an Internet troll and a paint huffing outsider who are all pulled into her circle of chaos, junk food, and drugs. In a world of fabricated personalities, Kiya is intent on exposing something gutturally truthful about humanity, but ultimately, she must confront herself.
Dara Ju Seyi, a 24-year-old Nigerian-American, works on Wall Street. Desperate to succeed because of his outsider status—due to class and race—he commits a crime, insider trading, which brings his entire world crashing down on him. Seyi’s troubled circumstances force him finally to confront his tumultuous relationship with his ailing father, his romantic relationship with his privileged white girlfriend, and his racial and immigrant backgrounds—with nothing less at stake for him than his soul.
M. F. A. An art student struggling with creativity is violently raped by a fellow classmate. After attempting the traditional routes to cope with her trauma, she impulsively confronts her attacker - a decision that has deadly repercussions. Her world is turned upside down as a chilling reality is uncovered: she is one of many silenced sexual assault survivors on campus. A vigilante is born- retribution is the inspiration she's been waiting for.
A Critically Endangered Species The story of the final weeks leading up to the disappearance (and presumable death) of Maya Dardel, an internationally respected poet and novelist who lived, until 2016, in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. Maya announces on National Public Radio that she is going to end her life and that young male writers may compete to become executor of her estate. The man who wins will inherit Maya’s home, land, books, unpublished manuscripts, and be expected to protect and promote her posthumous reputation.
Most Beautiful Island "Most Beautiful Island" is a psychological thriller examining the plight of undocumented female immigrants hoping to make a life in New York. Shot on Super 16 with an intimate, voyeuristic sensibility, "Most Beautiful Island" chronicles one harrowing day in the life of Luciana, a young immigrant woman struggling to make ends meet while striving to escape her past. As Luciana's day unfolds, she is whisked, physically and emotionally, through a series of troublesome, unforeseeable extremes. Before her day is done, she inadvertently finds herself a central participant in a cruel game. Lives are placed at risk, while psyches are twisted and broken for the perverse entertainment of a privileged few.
The Ballad of Lefty Brown Lefty Brown is a 63 year old sidekick. Loyal, crotchety and rarely taken seriously, he’s ridden with Western legend Eddie Johnson for his entire adult life. Now Johnson has been appointed Senator of Montana, and despite the objections of his spirited wife Laura, he plans to leave Lefty in charge of his ranch. But when a rustler kills Johnson, Lefty is forced from his partner’s shadow. Devastated by guilt, he sets out on a journey that will reunite him with old friends US Marshall Tom Harrah and Governor James Bierce as he confronts the ugly realities of frontier justice.
Us and Them With it’s raw energy and stream of consciousness plot, "Us and Them" is a backlash against the drone of British period dramas. Danny is an ordinary working class kid who is tired of the rough deal he faces. His plan? To start a revolution by streaming attacks against the one percent on the web. His goal? To terrify the elite into bringing about change. Writer/director Joe Martin taps into his blue collar roots to capture the zeitgeist of outsider politics that have gripped the western world. In "Us and Them" he lays bare the inequality and anger that wrong footed the media and led to the shock events of Brexit and Trump’s victory.
Atomic Blonde The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.
Baby Driver A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.
Free Fire Bold, breathless and wickedly fun, "Free Fire" is an electrifying action comedy about an arms deal that goes spectacularly and explosively wrong. Acclaimed filmmaker Ben Wheatley (Kill List, High Rise) propels the audience head-on into quite possibly the most epic shootout ever seen on film as he crafts a spectacular parody –– and biting critique –– of the insanity of gun violence. Everyone’s got a gun, and absolutely no one is in control. Packed with witty one-liners, flamboyant characters and remarkable feats of cinematic gunplay, Free Fire is a full-throttle action extravaganza that keeps things fresh and fun with Wheatley’s alternately buoyant and savage sense of humor.
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In 1991, Disney introduced a tale as old as time to the world in the form of the animated classic, Beauty and the Beast. 26 years later, they're at it again as they return to their recent successes with live-action remakes. Emma Watson stars as Belle and Dan Stevens stars as the Beast in this modern spin on the timeless story. 

Be our guest for this special episode of our podcast, as we discuss what we loved about this latest interpretation, as well as what simply did not work. The computer imagery, production, additional music and score - everything is on the table.

As Marvel has also released their latest Defenders-related series, we also discuss Iron Fist. From the negative critical reaction to where it's all leading, and is this even a series worth investing in? 

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While many of us watch movies to avoid the need for actual reading, there’s a cornucopia of films out there that we have to watch with subtitles to understand what’s going on with the plot. We welcome special guest, Shawn Fuller (from "The Horribly Awkward Podcast") to discuss our willingness, or lack thereof, to sit through a movie where we have to pay attention to those pesky words at the bottom of the screen. We even share in some of our favorite non-English speaking movies.

We’re also still talking about Batman, despite the fact that we’re a long ways away from filming, as well as the theatrical release of an upcoming Netflix movie from the director of “Snowpiercer”. Also, are you confused about the possibility of a sequel to “Gladiator”? We sure are, but that doesn’t stop us from talking about that crazy idea from Ridley Scott. And speaking of sequels, we’re finally getting the follow-up to “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, but we’re unsure how we feel about the casting possibilities.

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:

  • (0:00 – 32:22) Movie and TV News: More Batman, "Okja'" theatrical release, "Gladiator" sequel, "The Girl in the Spider's Web" (Sequel to "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"), and much more
  • (32:23 – 1:03:39) From The Outside In Topic: How We Feel About Subtitles  | Listener comments
  • (1:03:40 – 1:27:09) What’s This Movie? | Spoiler-Free Review of Kong: Skull Island  | VOD Releases | Name That Sequel
  • (1:27:10 – 1:42:25) Recommendations and Outrage | Emails | Closing
  • Be sure to listen to our Fifty Shades Darker Reactions Podcast
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For far too long, our favorite television universes have roamed around, searching for answers. So what if we gave them a bit of a hand? What if we dropped a prominent movie character into a TV universe to settle the chaos or fix the problem? How would we do that, exactly? Lend us your ears, because you’re about to find out!

We also discuss the Beloit Film Fest and what is has to offer, Tron and Overboard reboots, and tackle some community questions. What to know what movies shame us the most? How about the grossest thing we’ve ever witnessed at the theater? And how did we end up with Miles Teller: Movie Assassin?!

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17 years. 9 movies. Logan is Hugh Jackman’s swan song as Marvel’s Wolverine, wrapping up almost two decades of visceral attacks, berserker rage and witty asides. The X-Men films for never be the same, as its most famous character and actor is now taking a much needed rest.

In 2029, an aging Logan is ready to die. Adamantium is poisoning his body, his best friend, Charles Xavier, is losing his mind, and life is much more desperate than ever conceived. Until a familiar young girl needs Logan’s help.

Take a listen to our latest Reactions Podcast as we discuss the final film of Hugh Jackman’s X-Men career. What we loved about James Mangold's Logan, what we didn’t, and what we think of Jackman in this iconic role.

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

  • The Deadpool 2 Teaser
  • The Tone of Logan
  • Performances – From Hugh to Patrick Steward to Dafne Keen
  • The R rating – Was the language and gore necessary?
  • The revelations of James Howlett
  • Hugh Jackman as the Wolverine over the past 17 years
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The 2017 Oscars are officially in the past, so what did we think of this year’s Main Event? How about that Best Picture snafu? Could the ceremony be improved, maybe even overhauled?

We discuss all of the above, the winners of the 2017 Academy Awards, and even who we thought deserved the golden guy.

Fear not, there is more than just Oscars on this week’s episode. We also discuss what you should be most excited for in terms of March’s new releases, plus reviews of Get Out, Logan and The Handmaiden.

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

  • (0:00 – 56:21) March Releases, including Logan, Kong: Skull Island, CHiPS and Life | February Box Office Recap | Spoiler Free Reviews of Get Out, The Handmaiden, Logan
  • (56:22 – 2:16:15) Oscars 2017 – Our thoughts on this year’s Academy Awards, who won and who should have won, thoughts on how to improve the ceremony, and more
  • (2:16:16 – 2:24:21) Our Tribute to Bill Paxton
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Tami Stronach has been immortalized as the Childlike Empress from the 1984 film, The NeverEnding Story. For this exclusive interview, Aaron and Scott speak to Tami about her iconic film, and what she plans on doing next. 

Find more about Tami at http://www.papercanoecompany.com/ or on Twitter @neverendingTami

 

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Remember the first time you sat down to watch a television show, maybe it was a recommendation or just random chance, and then six hours later you were still fixated on that TV set, refusing to turn it off? What a great feeling that is, to know that you’ve spent countless hours of your life just staring at the TV like it was an achievement of some kind.

This week, we’re discussing binge worthy TV shows. Those favorites of ours and our listeners that entertained us so much we forgot bathroom breaks and family gatherings just to finish a show out. This has been a requested topic for some time, so let’s get into it!

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:

  • (0:00 – 28:14) Movie and TV News: The Lion King and Predator remakes are under way, Mel Gibson could direct Suicide Squad 2, JJ Abrams and Stephen King collaborate on Castle Rock for Hulu, and much more
  • (28:14 – 1:07:22) From The Outside In Topic: The Most Binge Worthy TV Shows  | Listener comments
  • (1:07:23 – 1:52:27) What’s This Movie? | Spoiler-Free Reviews of Fist Fight, The Great Wall, Dying Laughing and How To Marry A Millionaire | VOD Releases | Where did Brendan Fraser go wrong?
  • (1:52:28 – 2:11:33) Recommendations | Emails | Closing | Outtakes
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Television has killed more beloved characters than most world wars, yet we continue to watch and admire the sheer brutality. But not every character death is a punch to the gut. Occasionally, it becomes a moment of celebration and joy.

This week, we’re discussing TV character deaths we cheered for. Those beloved characters that either deserved every second of pain they received, or they just annoyed us so much we had to see them go. It’s time to celebrate death!

Also, stay after our regular episode as we have a spoiler-filled discussion on John Wick: Chapter Two.

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:

  • (0:00 – 32:18) Movie and TV News: Matt Reeves is now directing The Batman, Shailene Woodley leaves Divergent, new writers for Halloween, and much more
  • (32:19 – 59:23) From The Outside In Topic: TV Deaths That Made Us Cheer  | Listener comments
  • (59:24 – 1:34:14) What’s This Movie? | Spoiler-Free Reviews of John Wick: Chapter 2, LEGO Batman and a retro review of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones  | Blu-Ray and VOD Releases | Say It Like It Is | Recommendations and Outrage
  • (1:34:15 – 2:02:31) Emails | Closing | John Wick 2 Spoiler Discussion
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While billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) is forced to deal with the envy of the many women who came before her, including a stalker with violent tendencies and the very woman who first taught Christian his dominate ways, Elena Lincoln (Kim Basinger).

Even though we are not the target demographic, for this special Reactions Podcast, Aaron, Scott and John decided to descend into Christian’s Red Room and see what it is about this series that drives audiences wild. THIS is our very adult-oriented look at Fifty Shades Darker. 

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:

  • Our spoiler-free reviews of Fifty Shades Darker
  • Our thoughts on the characters and performances of the film, including Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele
  • Is the relationship between Christian and Anastasia a healthy one?
  • What is it about this series that drives audiences wild?
  • Our thoughts on the many sex scenes, bondage, and other physical aspects of the film
  • How we would like to see the series concluded
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Throughout film history, there have been thousands of movie couples. From action to comedy to drama and back again, every genre has its share of romance and joining of two characters. But which one is the absolute greatest movie couple of all time? We’re about to determine this on our latest Movie Battle Royale!

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:

  • (0:00 – 24:28) Movie and TV News: John Wick may get a prequel TV series, Sony and Paramount struggle, Kevin Feige offers a Marvel update, and much more
  • (24:27 – 1:31:58) From The Outside In Topic: The Romantic Movie Couple Battle Royale  | Listener topic comments
  • (1:31:59 – 2:00:52) What’s This Movie? | Spoiler-Free Reviews of Rings, Santa Clarita Diet, Bornless Ones, Dirk Gently  | VOD Releases | Movie Innuendo
  • (2:00:53 – 2:14:04) Recommendations and Outrage | Closing | Outtakes
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Directed by Thomas Zellen, Beyond The Edge stars Sean Maher as Dr. Abe Anderson, a scientist recruited for a long mission into space with Casper Van Dien accompanying him as Lt. Colonel Harold Richards. Their mission is simple, take a ship propelled by theoretical physics to the far edge of the universe…and see what’s out there.

As Abe and Richards each deal with depression and isolation during their decade-plus mission, when they finally reach the edge, their perceptions and realities of the universe are challenged.

Many of you know Sean Maher as Simon Tam from Firefly and Serenity, Sean has had an extensive career in Hollywood. He left New York for L.A. when he landed the lead role in the Fox series, Ryan Caulfield: Year One. That lead to many parts in shows like Party of Five, The Playboy Club and many more. Lately, he’s also been voicing the character of Nightwing in several DC animated films.

For this interview, Sean stopped by to discuss his career and specifically this latest film, Beyond the Edge (formally known as ISRA 88), which arrives on video on demand from Screen Media Films on February 7th. The film is a very existential look at these two characters, but primarily Maher’s Abe Anderson, and leaves you with a quite a bit to debate as you reach the conclusion.

Take a listen to our exclusive interview with Sean Maher. 

 

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We all talk about it every time we head to the theater. Each time a villain comes up against our hero and they have nowhere to turn, we turn to our friends with us and yell exactly what we think our leading man or woman should do.

Well, this week, we’re going to save some lives. Together, we have put together a list of some of the most iconic movie villains (including Darth Vader, Jason, Predator and more), and each of us has crafted our own specific way to defeat these horrendous baddies. Who is the most effective host when dealing with the worst of the worst? Lend us your ears and decide for yourself!

  • (0:00 – 28:56) Movie and TV News: Ben Affleck is no longer directing Batman, Stranger Things’ Millie Bobbie Brown takes on Godzilla, favorite Super Bowl commercials, and much more
  • (28:57 – 1:13:58) From The Outside In Topic: How To Defeat An Iconic Movie Villain  | Listener topic comments
  • (1:13:59 – 1:56:02) What’s This Movie? | Spoiler-Free Reviews of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and a retro review of A Nightmare Before Christmas  | February Upcoming Releases | Wayne’s World celebrates its 25th Anniversary
  • (1:56:03 – 2:16:01) Recommendations and Outrage | Closing | Outtakes
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Oscar season is officially upon us, and we’re already making some early guesses at to who is going to walk home with the coveted statues. There’s quite a bit of overlap amongst the major categories, but also some genuine surprise; are any of these nominees locked in for the win in your book?

For this episode of The HO, we discuss what makes a truly great or memorable piece of stunt work as well as share some of our favorite moments of daring action in film over the years.

Double-check those safety nets, secure those harnesses, and whatever you do, don’t look down. You’re in for the thrill of a lifetime.

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:

  • (0:00 – 32:55) Movie and TV News: 2017 Oscar nominations, the return of “The Lawnmower Man” in VR, and casting/location updates for “Jurassic World 2”
  • (32:56 – 54:22) From The Outside In Topic: When Perfect Movies Go Wrong  | Listener topic comments
  • (54:23 – 1:18:15) What’s This Movie? | Spoiler-Free Reviews of Split and xXx: Return of Xander Cage  | Upcoming Blu-Ray/VOD Releases | Recasting the Classics
  • (1:18:56 – 1:33:29) Closing | Split Spoiler Discussion
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What happens when a movie seemingly has everything? A perfect story, director, cast – everything lines up just right. Then it releases, and it’s a flaming dumpster fire. How could something so right go so horribly wrong?

This week, we discuss our perfect movies gone wrong. Those films that just failed after so much promise, as well as listener picks for movies they think failed them.

We also cover several recent releases including Patriots Day, The Crash, Get the Girl, and A Series of Unfortunate Events.

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:

  • (0:00 – 18:59) Movie and TV News: Leia will not be digitized, Dumbo threatens Bad Boys 2, Anna Kendrick is getting set for a modern Santa Claus, and much more
  • (19:00 – 55:51) From The Outside In Topic: When Perfect Movies Go Wrong  | Listener topic comments
  • (55:52 – 1:28:34) What’s This Movie? | Spoiler-Free Reviews of The Crash, Patriots Day, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and Get the Girl  | Upcoming Releases | Reel Movie Titles
  • (1:28:35 – 1:53:17) Recommendations and Outrage | Emails | Closing
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Aaron sits down with Eric England, director of Contracted, the upcoming Huntsville with Sophie Turner and this new film, Get the Girl.

Releasing on January 27th in theaters and On Demand, Justin Dobies stars as Clarence, a wealthy young man who is in love with a local bartender named Alexandra, played by Elizabeth Whitson.

Unfortunately, Elizabeth is oblivious to Clarence. Desperate to win her affections, Clarence decides to do what any rational man would do and hire Noah Segan’s Patrick to kidnap Elizabeth, so Clarence can save her and be her hero. When Elizabeth shows that she’s no damsel in distress and ends up killing one of the kidnappers, things just keep getting darker.

Eric discusses his journey to Hollywood, his love of Fincher and Hitchcock, as well as why this film felt like a story he needed to tell. Enjoy our interview with Get the Girl director, Eric England. 

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Director Aram Rappaport sits down with Aaron to discuss his new film, The Crash, starring Frank Grillo and Minnie Driver. From concept to execution, this is intriguing interview with an up-and-coming director. 

The Crash, now on Video On Demand, stars Frank Grillo as Guy Clifton, a very intelligent man who manipulated the US financial system for his own gain, only to get busted and is now facing serious jail time. When the US government realizes there is an impending breach by cyber-terrorists that could crash the system, they agree to bring in Guy and his team of hackers and programmers to thwart the attack before it ruins America. The film also stars Minnie Driver as his business savvy wife, dealing with both her husband’s possible prison sentence as well as her daughter’s serious medical affliction.

The one very distinct difference between The Crash and other thrillers in this genre is that Guy Clifton is no hero, he’s selfish, and has manipulated his way to the top. And the only people he seems to respect are his family, who also end up wearing the burden of his sins.

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2017 is off to the races and we’re already behind on all of the great movies we want to watch. As our podcast kicks off its new year, what are some of our most anticipated movies and television shows coming in 2017?

For this episode of The HO, we discuss the most anticipated films according to audiences (such as Justice League, Star Wars Episode VIII, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and Beauty and the Beast), the movies we’re personally interested in, new TV shows we can’t wait to watch, and even a few bold predictions for how the year in film and television will ultimately pan out.

The lineup for 2017 looks to be a great one, so grab a calendar, because we’re about to help you navigate the next 12 months of entertainment. 

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:

  • (0:00 – 1:11:04) 2017 Film Releases: Top 10 audience anticipated movies
  • (1:11:05 – 2:13:50) What’s This Movie | Our movie picks for must-see, listener picks, what looks to be the worst film of the year, bold predictions
  • (2:13:51 – 2:45:14) 2017 Television Releases: Our most anticipated, listener picks, what shows we expect to soar and collapse, bold predictions | Spoiler-Free Reviews of Hidden Figures and A Monster Calls  | 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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We discuss this past year in movies and television as we present the 2017 HO Awards for the best and worst we saw in film and television this past year. 

Follow along with the show as we discuss the following categories:

TV 

What show that no one is talking about do you think is the next MUST SEE show?

Favorite Television Lead

Biggest Television Badass

What show, love it or not, needs to die?

Top 3 TV Shows 

Listener Top 3 TV Shows

 

In Memoriam

Which celebrity death hit you the hardest?

  

Movies

Movie Franchise That Needs To Retire

BEST and WORST Movie Theater Experience

Worst Movie

Best Line

Best Use of a worn out movie cliché or plot

The Best Physical Effect or Stunt

Best Use of CGI

Worst stunt or CGI

Favorite Lead Actor/Actress

Worst Actor

Best Badass

The Coherence Award – Best Film No One Is Talking About

The Best and Worst Trailer

Top 5 Films of 2016

 

Listener Picks:

Favorite Actor/Actress

Best Film

Favorite Movie

 

HO Movie of the Year

  

Hollywood Outsider Podcast 

Best HOst Recommendation of 2016

Worst HOst Recommendation of 2016

Favorite episode of The Hollywood Outsider of 2016

 

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2016 is all wrapped up, and to celebrate a new year, here is our compilation of the most popular Battle Royale topics of the year: Horror Movie Villains, Comic Book Origins Story, and TV Pilot.

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:

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As we head into another holiday season, take a listen as we share some of our more popular topics of the last few months in this compilation for The Best of The Hollywood Outsider 2016: Volume 3

For this edition, we discuss if a movie can actually alter your life, what really scares us in movies and TV, actors and our obsession with them, and remakes of films we desperately need. It’s a great compilation and hope you enjoy it!

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:

  • (0:00 – 36:10) Can a movie change your life? – Episode 244
  • (36:11 – 1:05:00) Scariest movie and TV moments – Episode 249
  • (1:05:01 – 1:33:24) What actors mean to us – Episode 246
  • (1:33:25 – 2:23:48) Movie remakes we deserve – Episode 251
  • 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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Rogue One has finally landed! The latest Star Wars film invaded theaters worldwide, and now it is time to discuss the franchise’s first spin-off.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story follows a new character in Jyn Erso, as a rebellious daughter of an Imperial employee who might have the access necessary to deliver a winning solution for the Alliance. With her assembled band of rogue warriors, Jyn attempts to take on the Empire and Darth Vader himself as they infiltrate and attempt to smuggle out the plans to the dreaded Death Star.

For our latest reactions podcast, Aaron, Scott and John discuss the film in detail. From the new characters, to returning favorites, to a few questionable CGI choices. Every aspect of Rogue One is up for discussion, and we have some love and complaint with this first foray into the expanded universe of a galaxy far, far away.

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:

  • Our individual reviews of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Where the film lands in comparison to the Star Wars Saga films
  • How Rogue One connects to A New Hope
  • Thoughts on new and returning characters, including Darth Vader
  • Issues with the film’s narrative choices and character CGI recreations
  • Favorite moments and lines
  • Where we want to see Star Wars go from here
  • 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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Every year, we love to celebrate the holiday season with our listeners, and there is no better way to do that then with our 3rd Annual Holiday Special!

It all started with a random idea, as Aaron and Scott were big fans of holiday specials, and podcasts seemed to skip over the idea completely. We decided we can do whatever we want here at The Hollywood Outsider, so let’s create our own tradition and the annual special was born.

Every year we do a little something different, and this year we are incorporating one of our most popular topics – The Movie Battle Royale! We’ve all debated what IS a Christmas movie and what is not, but what is - ultimately - the GREATEST CHRISTMAS MOVIE EVERY MADE? By the end of this episode, with a little help from our special guest Amy, it will finally be decided.

That’s not all, oh no. After our debate, the Christmas joy kicks in as we get a little personal and share our personal memories of the holiday season. Favorite movies, TV specials, moments, and even desserts – everything is covered this year!

With a special opening from John, a little whimsy from Aaron, and of course the annual Christmas Poem from Scott – 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:

  • What is the greatest Christmas movie ever?
  • Movies and TV specials to kick off Christmas right
  • Best and Worst Christmas movie memories
  • What do we want for Christmas and the best present we’ve given someone else
  • The perfect Christmas celebration
  • Scott’s Christmas Poem
  • Our Annual Christmas Carol
  • (0:00 –9:12) Opening | Introductions
  • (09:13 – 1:17:12) Christmas Movie Battle Royale! | Listener Top 3
  • (1:17:13 – 2:37:46) Our Third Annual Holiday Special
  • 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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First up, what are some of our favorite guilty pleasures? You know, those movies so bad they’re almost embarrassing to admit to the public that you love? The ones we watch under the cloak of shame and forever neglect to mention in gatherings for worry of street cred being revoked, THOSE movies.

Moving on, we debate bad movie titles and what makes the worst of the worst. Is it nothing more than just a poor choice of words, or is there a deeper problem with the titles studios sometimes choose?

Lastly, after reviews of new films like SING and Pet, we discuss in detail Season 1 of Westworld. Now that HBO’s newest juggernaut has completed its first round, what do we think of this latest science fiction opus, and are we excited for another round?

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:

  • (0:00 – 19:11) Movie and TV News: Disney is replacing Epcot’s mascot, Netflix does offline, Amy Schumer takes on Barbie, and much more
  • (19:12 – 1:03:11) From The Outside In Topic: Guilty pleasures and the worst movie titles  | Listener topic comments
  • (1:03:12 – 1:35:05) What’s This Movie? | Spoiler-Free Reviews of SING, Alleycats, and Pet  | Awkward movie titles
  • (1:35:06 – 2:14:30) Westworld Season One Reactions | Be sure to listen to the Beyond Westworld Podcast
  • 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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Category:general -- posted at: 8:02pm PDT
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Listen to our exclusive interview with Alleycats director, Ian Bonhote, as Aaron discusses his Ian's film from conception to distribution.

Danni is a former bicycle messenger who returns home to find her brother, Chris, mixed up in a blackmail scandal with British parliament. When tragedy strikes, Danni is forced to dig deeper into the mystery before everything culminates into an ending centered around an Alleycats race.

Alleycats is now available on VOD.  

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We’re all fans of something. It could be a television series, a classic film, or even a celebrated filmmaker. We’ve also all been in the position to question that fandom when behind-the-scenes drama rises up.

Our topic this week is what does it take to lose us as fans? What issues are so important to us that it would cause us to stop watching a TV series or a movie, or even stop following an actor or filmmaker we love?

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:

  • (0:00 – 20:08) Movie and TV News: Star Wars is ditching its opening crawl, Book and Mrs. Brady pass away, Alien Covenant switches a release date, and much more
  • (20:09 – 1:05:49) From The Outside In Topic: What does it take to lose us as fans?  | Listener topic comments
  • (1:05:50 – 1:39:31) What’s This Movie? | Spoiler-Free Reviews of Moana, Moonlight and Bad Santa 2  | New Releases including Incarnate, La La Land and Office Christmas Party | Scott’s Harry Potter Series Review
  • (1:39:32 – 1:56:57) Recommendations and outrage | Closing | Outtakes
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As the holiday season approaches, it is time for another collection of some of our post popular topics of 2016. Take a listen as we discuss the worst casting in movies, unnecessary movie sequels, the movie soundtrack of our lives, and what is the very BEST year in movies. We cap this special episode off by taking time to offer our own very special thanks.   

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

  • (0:00 – 5:39) Opening
  • (5:40 – 31:29) Worst Casting in Movies – Episode 231
  • (31:30 – 1:05:45) Most Unnecessary Movie Sequels – Episode 241
  • (1:05:46 – 1:50:32) Movie Soundtrack of Our Lives – Episode 228
  • (1:50:33 – 2:06:14) Best Year in Movies – Episode 237
  • (2:06:15 – 2:27:50) We Give Thanks
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has finally arrived around the globe, and now we have a dedicated podcast episode to dive deep in J.K. Rowling's latest adventure. What we love, what we didn't, and everything in between.

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Every year, we learn something from film and television. Maybe a movie teaches us something about society, or perhaps a TV show illustrates an entertainment we didn’t know existed, or maybe we just learned you can make an F-bomb dropping superhero and people will pay out their bum for it.

Our topic this week is what we learned from movies and television in 2016. Both hilarious and serious, it’s time to drop a knowledge grenade on the internet and hopefully you’ll learn something new as well.

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

  • (0:00 – 20:59) Movie and TV News: Westworld gets a delayed season 2, Inhumans is shelved as a film but lands on ABC as a TV series, and much more
  • (21:00 – 51:51) From The Outside In Topic: Things we learned from movies and television this year  | Listener topic comments
  • (51:52 – 1:37:49) What’s This Movie? | Spoiler-Free Reviews of Arrival, True Memoirs of an International Assassin  | Most anticipated holiday releases | Significant Anniversary – Star Trek: First Contact
  • (1:37:50 – 1:47:52) Recommendations and outrage | Closing | Outtakes
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Remakes are everywhere, and generally they are done horribly wrong or blandly. We even started a podcast specifically to address that in Remake This Movie RIGHT, where we remade our favorites in the mold of a film fans would like. Unfortunately, Hollywood doesn’t think that way. They want by-the-numbers retreads and name recognition. Everything is a brand now, if it’s identifiable, it could sell. If not as a movie, as a TV show. And nothing is sacred.

Well this week, we are going to discuss some of our choices for what should get a remake. Not necessarily based on name, but on concepts or possibilities. If you could remake a film that maybe didn’t come together as strong as it could have been, or perhaps was a bit ahead of its time, what movie would you choose?

After our normal episode, we discuss our reactions to Marvel’s latest superhero launch, as Benedict Cumberbatch dons the cloak of Doctor Strange. Magic has finally landed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and this is our take on every aspect of our expanded galaxy.

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

  • (0:00 – 22:23) Movie and TV News: Tarantino retires, a remake for American Werewolf in London becomes a family legacy, Big Bang Theory gets a prequel, and much more
  • (22:24 – 1:03:11) From The Outside In Topic: What Movies Deserve A Remake  | Listener topic comments
  • (1:03:12 – 1:32:53) What’s This Movie? | Spoiler-Free Reviews of Hacksaw Ridge and Anatomy of Monsters  | New Releases: The Arrival, Almost Christmas and Shut In | Recommendations and Emails
  • (1:32:54 – 2:16:44) Marvel’s Doctor Strange Reactions Discussion
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As the real world closes in on yet another President, we decided now was the time to take a hard look at film and television and vote on our picks for the greatest President in history.

What makes a great President? Is it the strength to do what others won’t? Is nobility in the face of adversity? Or perhaps it’s simply putting the needs of the country ahead of yourself. We dive into our own political needs in entertainment as our listeners vote for the Greatest of All-Time.

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:

  • (0:00 – 21:10) Movie and TV News: The Flash loses its 2nd director, Rambo is getting a reboot without Sylvester Stallone, and much more
  • (21:11 – 47:56) From The Outside In Topic: Voting for the greatest President in film and television  | Listener topic comments
  • (47:57 – 1:27:36) What’s This Movie? | Spoiler-Free Reviews of Fear, Inc., StalkHer and The Charnel House  | New Releases: Doctor Strange, Loving, Hacksaw Ridge and Trolls | Harry Potter’s Legacy
  • (1:27:37 – 1:43:08) Recommendations and Outrage | Closing | Outtakes
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Listen to our exclusive interview with StalkHer director and star, John Jarratt, as we discuss the film, his friendship with Mel Gibson, and the future of Wolf Creek. StalkHer is now available on VOD. 

Jack is pushed past the brink of his stalking obsession when he decides to break into Emily's home to take what he wants by force. However, his plans for her pain and his pleasure come unhinged when he wakes up to find himself bleeding and bound to a chair in her kitchen. For one night Jack and Emily engage in a twisted and thrilling courtship of the sexes that leads one to wonder which one of them will survive the night.

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Listen to our exclusive interview with Fear, Inc. director Vincent Masciale and writer Luke Barnett. Fear, Inc. is now available on VOD. 

Fear, Inc. follows a company of degenerates who can be hired for a premium to bring your greatest fears to life. But when horror junkie Joe Foster's customized scare seemingly begins, he and his friends must decide if this company is there to scare them or make them pawns in their own sick game.

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Listen to our exclusive interview with The Charnel House star, Callum Blue. The Charnel House is available on VOD November 4th.

After talented architect, Alex Reaves, achieves the impossible - transforming the long- abandoned Fairmont Meat Company slaughterhouse into the ultramodern high-tech Lofts - his family and tenants are faced with a deadly secret that's patiently spent the past 30 years within the aged brick building.

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What are your scariest movie or TV moments? Not the most frightening film or show as a whole, but those specific scenes that sent the hairs on the back of your neck straight into the air? Or perhaps you were watching when something horrifying occurred that hit you square in the pit of your stomach.

These moments of dread are what we are discussing on this Halloween edition of The HO podcast. What scares us and especially those little slivers of time where a film or TV show went above and beyond in the terror department.

Be sure to stay after our normal show for our take on this week’s Walking Dead Season 7 Premiere.

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Hating a movie can be a past time for some, but what happens when that movie hate turns around? Brian Williams returns to the HO to discuss this topic in depth with Scott and John, as well as what it takes for us to hate a movie to begin with.

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:

  • (0:00 – 24:01) Movie and TV News: Wolverine 3 gets a villain, Leo takes on Captain Planet, Big Trouble in Little China vs. John Carpenter and much more
  • (24:02 – 59:25) From The Outside In Topic: Movies we hated but grew to love  | Listener topic comments
  • (59:26 – 1:13:32) What’s This Movie? | Box Office | New Releases: Jack Reacher, BOO! A Madea Halloween, Keeping Up with the Joneses, Ouija: Origin of Evil  | Stump the HO
  • (1:13:33 – 1:34:36) Recommendations and Outrage | Closing | Outtakes
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Justin Macumber sits down with Aaron and Scott to discuss his recent absence and says goodbye as a regular host of The Hollywood Outsider. 

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Everyone has their favorite, even those who are not truly fans of the genre, but who is ultimately the greatest horror villain in cinematic history? Are Freddy and Jason too jokey? Are Michael Myers and Jaws too dated? Is Samara from The Ring real competition? Is Norman Bates even really a horror villain?

All of your favorites are on the chopping block as our most popular topic returns just in time for Halloween. Are you ready to rumble? This is HOrror Movie Villain Battle Royale!

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Actors and celebrities are ingrained in all of us as the faces of the entertainment we love, but what do they truly mean to us? This week, we discuss how actors affect the movies we watch or the TV we tune in for, as well as what they truly mean to us as fans.  

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:

  • (0:00 – 21:35) Pirates of the Caribbean returns with a sinister new look, film piracy hits a new high, Murder on the Orient Express locks up a stellar cast
  • (21:36 – 55:36) From The Outside In Topic: What actors mean to us  | Listener topic comments
  • (55:37 – 1:32:12) What’s This Movie? | Spoiler-Free Reviews of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Westworld, Luke Cage and Masterminds  | Box Office | New Releases: The Girl on the Train, Birth of a Nation and Middle School  | Blu-Ray and VOD Releases
  • (1:32:13 – 1:44:21) Recommendations and Outrage | Closing | Outtakes
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Director Marty Langford joins Aaron to discuss his new film, Doomed! The Untold Story of The Fantastic Four. From the creation of the idea to the struggles of release, Marty discusses each twist in finally bringing his documentary on Roger Corman's legendary version of The Fantastic Four to VOD in an in-depth exclusive interview. 

Watch DOOMED! The Untold Story of The Fantastic Four on VOD October 11th, 2016.

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Every year we hear the news about yet another film genre that is no longer relevant, or that is being revived by some exciting new film that took a tired genre in an interesting way. Is it even possible for a genre to die out completely?

This week, we discuss the possibilities of genres being snuffed out over the course of history, as well as what ours and our listeners have deemed the genres that need to be put out to pasture.

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

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Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett) seeks out seven outlaws led by Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt to save them. As they prepare the town for the inevitable showdown, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for much more than money.

Listen to our latest reactions podcast as David and Amanda join Aaron to discuss the remake of a cinematic classic. Does this new Magnificent Seven reinvigorate the western genre? How do all of the actors fare? Most importantly, is a sequel to this ridiculously fun action film even possible?

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Can a movie ever truly change your life?

Movie buffs and TV fans discuss it all the time, how entertainment has affected them. But has it ever really changed our lives? Can a film alter a long-standing opinion or stout opinion on a topic? This week, we dive head-first into this subject and determine if lives can be changed, or if we are all just kidding ourselves.

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

  • (0:00 – 27:37) China is bringing censorship back to Hollywood, Spawn is making a return, Johnny Depp is taking on Tupac, and much more
  • (27:38 – 1:09:04) From The Outside In Topic: Can a movie change your life?  | Listener topic comments
  • (1:09:05 – 1:37:25) What’s This Movie? | Spoiler-Free Reviews of Blair Witch, Arq and Doomed: The Untold Story of The Fantastic Four  | Box Office | New Releases: The Magnificent Seven and Storks  | Blu-Ray and VOD Releases | Significant Anniversary: Crocodile Dundee
  • (1:37:26 – 1:58:27) Recommendations | Closing | Outtakes
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