On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we revisit 2019 as we present the 2020 Awards for the best we witnessed in film and television over the past year. From the continued explosion of quality content on TV and streaming services, to the implosion of mediocrity scattered about, to an overload of greatness both at home and in theaters – THESE are the only podcast awards you need to listen to!

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2020 Categories:


• Best Special Effects and/or Stunts

• Favorite Supporting Character

• The Biggest Badass

• Favorite Actor

• Favorite TV Villain

• Best Single Moment

• The Coherence Award - Best Little-Seen TV Series

• Top 5 TV Shows of 2019


• Best Line

• Best Villain

• Best Use of a Worn Out Cliche or Plot

• Best Physical Effect or Stunt

• Best Use of CGI

• Best Supporting Character

• Best Badass

• Favorite Actor

• The Coherence Award – Best Little Seen Film

• Best Specific Moment

• Top 10 Movies of 2019

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What do you want from TV in 2020?

On this episode, we're discussing television in 2020. Specifically, with over 500 scripted TV shows in 2019, what more could we possibly want from the medium over the next several months? Genres? More baking, true crime, cheerleaders, what do we want from TV in 2020? We follow that up with our 15 most anticipated TV shows of 2020, and why they stood out to us.

Also this week: reviews of Bad Boys for Life, Dolittle, News Roundup makes a return, we find the positive aspects to negativity in You Can Do It, a new section titled The HO Teachable Minute, and much more.

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This is our 2020 Movie Release EXTRAVAGANZA!

On this year's episode, we break down the most anticipated releases of the 2020 movie calendar, including ours and listener picks as well. And with the year already in full swing, it’s finally time to look ahead at all of the exciting releases still to come in 2020!

We kick things off with the most anticipated film releases. Titles such as Wonder Woman 84, A Quiet Place 2, Free Guy, Dune, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Tenet, No Time To Die, Top Gun: Maverick, Black Widow, and a whole lot more.

All of those titles are just the tip of the iceberg, as we also review the stunning films 1917 and Just Mercy.

We’re discussing over 35 new movies releasing in 2020 on this episode, so bring a notebook because we’re about to help you plan your entire year in entertainment!

Editor's Note: Scroll to the bottom of The Hollywood Outsider post on this episode for the entire wide release film schedule for 2020.

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As we take the week off, here are three of our most popular topics from last year: Classic Films, Childhood Heroes Brought Back To Life, and the Most Quotable Movies. The HO will return with our 2020 Movie Release Extravaganza on January 15, 2020!

First up, from Episode 361: We discuss the concept of classic films and what defines them for us. We also debate what we miss about these films, and especially what we don’t.

Next, we head to Episode 363: We take a look at those moments when our own childhood heroes are sprung back to life. Not all of these resurgences went as smoothly as we would have hoped, yet that does not take away from the excitement we felt as we all approached opening day or the first time a new episode hit the airwaves. Our favorites, the ones that crushed our dreams, and maybe even one or two that had us questioning our own childhood memories.

Finally, we head to Episode 358: If you’re a fan of entertainment, then odds are you randomly drop movie or TV quotes as breadcrumbs to identify your fellow die-hards.  “I’ll be back”, “Ouch”, “You can’t handle the truth!” – these are just a few of the quotes people use all the time, often without even realizing they’re doing it. For this section, we discuss why it is we do this practice of using established pop-culture language to handle the conversing for us, as well as what our favorite movie quotes are, as well as the movies we most often find ourselves referencing seemingly every day of our lives.

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On this special episode, Aaron discusses the winners of the 2020 Golden Globes, which were announced on Sunday, January 5th, 2020 on NBC. The Golden Globes are prestigious accolades given to honorees for their excellence in television and film, both domestic and internationally, on behalf of the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

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