Anna, Elsa,and Olaf search out the origins of Elsa's magical powers by journeying to an enchanted land in Frozen 2. Hardened writer Lloyd Vogel is assigned to profile Tom Hanks' Mr. Rogers for an article on heroes, and Lloyd learns about forgiveness along the way in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. And Daniel Craig leads an astounding ensemble cast in Rian Johnson's clever mystery, Knives Out. All three films are reviewed, spoiler-free, on this latest episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:47am PDT

What movies are you most excited for this holiday season?

On this special episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, it’s our Holiday Movie Preview 2019! Every wide release for the remainder of the year is on tap as we debate the best and worst of the upcoming season. From Knives Out, 21 Bridges, and Frozen 2, to Jumanji: The Next Level, Cats, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and everything in between! Not only theatrical, but we also offer several streaming originals you won’t want to miss in the overstuffed holiday season.

Also, Disney Plus has finally arrived! With new original series such as The Mandalorian, Encore, and The World According to Jeff Goldblum; and original films such as Lady and the Tramp and Noelle, as well as a catalog ranging from Disney Classics to Star Wars to Marvel to Pixar and so much more - the biggest bullet in the streaming war has officially been fired. We also review Last Christmas and QT8: The First Eight, as well as our news roundup, and more!

If you want to write a service person this holiday season as Amanda discussed in this episode, please send your letters to:
Attn: Amanda Sink
PO Box 178
Roscoe, IL 61073

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:15am PDT

Do you feel our nostalgia for classics causes us to be TOO respectful of these films?

On this week's podcast, instead of a typical topic of the week, we field several intriguing listener questions and topics. From the aforementioned debate on if we're too nostalgic to where the film business is headed after 2019, movies to describe our dream lives, why some franchises get stale and others do not, to what is the funniest nude scene in film. There's a lot here to cover, and it's a lot of fun.

Also this week: reviews of Doctor Sleep, His Dark Materials, Terminator: Dark Fate (along with the future of the franchise), and much more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:28pm PDT