Do You Love Classic Movie Monsters?

On this episode, we're discussing those movie monster classics such as Mummy (1932), Frankenstein, Wolf Man, Dracula, Invisible Man, Creature of the Black Lagoon, etc. These classic horror movies are the beginning drivers for what we know horror movies and horror characters to be today and their visionary masters still reside in the horror hall of fame. We decided - with the upcoming release of The Invisible Man - we need to discuss these classic monsters: how they scared us, our favorites, why we love them despite being less of a razzle-dazzle than horror movies now, and what we would bring back if we could.

Also this week: spoiler-free reviews of The Call of the Wild, Blood on Her Name, Just One More Kiss, and Hunters, a delightful surprise in the form of an Eric Roberts interview, upcoming releases, The HO Teachable Minute, and much more.

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On this episode, we're discussing CGI characters, from our first memory of them to our top favorites, joined by guest HO, Troy Heinritz from The Blacklist Exposed. While CGI characters are computer generated, so many of them have had a substantial impact on us, sometimes for inspiration and other times emotionally. Characters like Caesar from Rise, Dawn, and War of the Planet of the Apes, and Rocket and Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy, for example, have so much charisma, personality, and complexity that they connect on a deeper level with us. We figure with the expansion of CGI use and the recent release(s), that now is better than ever to discuss these effects we remember for years to come.

Also this week: spoiler-free reviews of Sonic the Hedgehog and Fantasy Island, upcoming releases, What's This Movie?, The HO Teachable Minute, and much more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:55pm PDT

What are the most dreadful TV couples?

On this episode, we're discussing bad TV couples. Anyone who loves television has a favorite couple, or even several favorites. But have you ever loved a show and two characters getting together just ruined it for you? Are there shows where you just dread any potential romantic couplings - like it just doesn't belong? We will be discussing all of this and giving our top 3 worst TV couples we've experienced.

Also this week: reviews of Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey and Netflix's Locke and Key, upcoming releases, News Roundup is here to stay, John tackles The HO Teachable Minute, and much more.

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Direct download: HO384_Bad_TV_Couples.mp3
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For this special Oscars 2020 wrap-up, Aaron and Amanda discuss the events, speeches, and winners of the 92nd Annual Academy Awards. Find more information at

The Academy Awards are the most prestigious awards in filmmaking and showcase some of the greatest talent and work in motion pictures for that running year. The nominees and winners are selected by majority vote from members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Ballots are cast by members from within the industry and, in most categories, represent the corresponding branch.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:15pm PDT

What is the best film from all of the Academy Award 'Best Picture' nominees from 2010-2019?

Oscar season is very real and hits full effect in January/February when the nominations go live and awards are presented, but what about those 'snubs'? Movies that should've but didn't, or maybe you agree with the Oscar contenders!

We're selecting the best of the best, as defined by the Academy, for this week's episode of The Hollywood Outsider, as we return to one of our favorite segments. We will decide, once-and-for-all, what the is the BEST! Could it be 12 Years a Slave, or possibly 2019's Parasite? Will the War Rig of Mad Max: Fury Road out-run Beasts of the Southern Wild? Can Hacksaw Ridge make it to the end without a single shot? Is Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle) better than Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)? Find out the winner with our Movie Battle Royale: Oscars 2010s Edition!

Also this week: a news roundup, upcoming releases, HO Teachable Minute, and much more.

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  • (0:00 – 20:43) Opening | News Roundup 
  • (20:44 – 27:59) Make The Case | Upcoming Releases
  • (28:00 – 1:18:39) From The Outside In: Movie Battle Royale - Oscars 2010s Edition
  • (1:18:40 – 1:26:45) Recommendations | The HO Teachable Minute | Closing
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Direct download: HO383_Oscars_2010s_MBR.mp3
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