It seems like things keep going darker these days, and even Disney animated films like Zootopia are tackling harsh topics like diversity. Meanwhile Star Wars, Marvel and DC pump out numerous films that the entire family goes to where there is constant wanton destruction.

That brings us to our topic – What constitutes a family film in 2016?

When you take the kids, mom, grandma, whomever – What does family film even mean in the modern day? Is it relegated to films of yesterday like Old Yeller, or is it anything the entire family can enjoy, regardless of topic or rating? We dive into this and it spurs a spirited discussion on films in general.

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 – 26:08) Movie and TV News: Late VHS rentals land a guy in the slammer, Hollywood takes on Georgia, Jonah Hill and Emma Stone team up with Netflix, and much more
  • (26:09 – 55:37) From The Outside In Topic: What defines a family film in 2016  | Listener topic comments
  • (55:38 – 1:16:32) What’s This Movie? | Review of Sing Street | New Releases: God’s Not Dead 2 
  • (1:16:33 – 1:34:22) Emails | Closing | Our thoughts on Daredevil Season 2

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