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
  • Be sure to listen to our Fifty Shades Darker Reactions Podcast
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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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