Great movie plots gone wrong: those films with such a fantastic concept flawed execution

On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we're talking about great movie plots that went wrong. These are ones we thought were great in concept, but the execution - whether it be in production or performances - made us a sad panda. We're looking at you,  Star Wars prequels, X-Men: The Last Stand,  and Lady in the Water to name a few. We discuss our favorite examples of a wasted opportunity, before debating several listener choices.

Also on this episode: spoiler-free reviews of Cherry, I Care A Lot, and The Vigil, and upcoming releases. And of course, we close out the episode with our weekly streaming recommendation - this week from VOD - before Troy Heinritz from The Blacklist Exposed joins us to discuss the recent rerelease of the Lord of the Rings trilogy in IMAX.

Discussed on this episode

  • (0:00 – 16:50) Opening | News Roundup
  • (16:51 – 36:53) Reviews: Cherry, I Care A Lot, and The Vigil
  • (36:54 – 1:10:57) From The Outside In: Great Movie Plots Gone Wrong
  • (1:10:58 – 1:20:19) Upcoming Releases | Recommendations
  • (1:20:20 – 1:38:21) Lord of the Rings IMAX Rerelease
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In this episode of WandaVision AfterHO, we are discussing "Breaking the Fourth Wall" where Monica plots her return, Wanda navigates unsettling complications, and Vision forms a new alliance.

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Where do you stand on "cancel culture" in entertainment? Is it holding celebrities accountable or are we too quick to jump?

On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we're talking about the daily news section called "cancel culture" and whether entertainment has a cancel culture or image problem. To define cancel culture, cancel culture (or call-out culture) is a modern form of ostracism in which someone is thrust out of social or professional circles - either online on social media, in the real world, or both. Those who are subject to this ostracism are said to be "canceled." Cancel culture refers to the popular practice of withdrawing support for (canceling) public figures and companies after they have done or said something considered objectionable or offensive. Cancel culture is generally discussed as being performed on social media in the form of group shaming. For those at the receiving end of cancel culture, the consequences can lead to loss of reputation and income that can be hard to recover from. Gina Carano, Joss Whedon, Armie Hammer, Kevin Spacey and many more are discussed as we debate whether or not Hollywood, in fact, has a cancel culture problem. 

Also on this episode: spoiler-free reviews of Silk Road, Tentacles, Judas and the Black Messiah, and To All the Boys: Always and Forever, and upcoming releases. Lastly, our "CANCEL IT!" segment has returned - fitting for this episode - where each host offers an old cliché in movies or TV that REALLY needs to be canceled (in a fun way). 

Discussed on this episode

  • (0:00 – 11:40) Opening | News Roundup
  • (11:41 – 32:19) Reviews: Silk Road, Tentacles, Judas and the Black Messiah, and To All the Boys: Always & Forever
  • (32:20 – 1:16:54) From The Outside In: Does Entertainment Have a Cancel Culture or Image Problem?
  • (1:16:55 – 1:28:56) Upcoming Releases | Recommendations | CANCEL IT!
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On this episode of WandaVision AfterHO, we are discussing episode 6 "All-New Halloween Spooktacular", when disturbances on Halloween separate Wanda from Vision, who looks into anomalous activity in Westview. 

The theories we present are based on Marvel comics connections we identify, outside of just Scarlet Witch and The Vision, as we know this will connect to Doctor Strange. Each week, we will dissect the true possibilities. Patreon supporters will receive early access at https://www.patreon.com/thehollywoodoutsider

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What Defunct TV Shows Would You Like to See Make a Return as Movie Reboot?

On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we're talking about those older television shows that are completely off-air and that we believe deserve a movie reboot. We’ve all seen this done a bazillion times – Baywatch, Spencer Confidential, countless others – what is it about long dead TV shows that make feature films so appealing to reboot them?

Also on this episode: spoiler-free reviews of Clarice (series), Sator, and Greenland - including another giveaway! Lastly, our "What Would've Happened" segment, where one host posits the scenario of "What would've happened if John Doe never turned himself in?", and the other hosts offer their theory on what how that would have changed the course of the film.

Discussed on this episode

  • (0:00 – 14:35) Opening | News Roundup
  • (14:36 – 37:45) Reviews: Clarice (series), Sator, and Greenland Giveaway!
  • (37:46 – 1:17:35) From The Outside In: Defunct TV Shows That Deserve A Movie Reboot
  • (1:17:36 – 1:27:32) Upcoming Releases | Recommendations | What Would've Happened 
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On this episode of WandaVision AfterHO, we are discussing episode 5 where Wanda and Vision are struggling to grapple being new parents, the twins find new powers, S.W.O.R.D. attempts to reach Wanda in Westview, and Vision begins to question his reality. 

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What films did you love at Sundance 2021? Or do you spend most of your time re-watching movies you love?

On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we're talking about our favorite Sundance 2021 films (including Land) and the process as a whole with a virtual festival. We talk about a handful of those films that sat most with us before we jump into our From the Outside In topic about re-watching movies. With as much new content as there is these days, when and why would anyone turn back to content that came out years ago?

Also on this episode: spoiler-free reviews of The Reckoning, The Little Things, and Land. Also, our "I Can't Believe We Thought That Was Cool" segment, where one host mentions a favorite film from their youth that now contains material that makes them very uncomfortable or is hilarious in hindsight. All this and much more on this week's episode!

Discussed on this episode

  • (0:00 – 16:40) Opening | News Roundup
  • (16:41 – 41:29) Reviews: The Reckoning, The Little Things, and Land
  • (41:30 – 1:03:25) Sundance 2021
  • (1:03:26 – 1:19:27) From The Outside In: Who Re-watches Movies?
  • (1:19:28 – 1:33:26) Upcoming Releases | Recommendations | I Can't Believe We Thought This Was Cool
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In this episode of WandaVision AfterHO, we are discussing episode 4 "We Interrupt This Program" where Monica Rambeau, tasked with a special assignment regarding sentient weapons, goes missing. Finally, we have some answers (if you've been theorizing along with us, some of that has come to fruition) and, of course, new questions. How could this tie back to Inhumans? Fantastic Four? What do the hexagons mean? All that and more!

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What is with Our Fascination with Serial Killers?

On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we're talking about our fascination with serial killers. True crime has exploded over the last few years between podcasts, Netflix series and documentaries, and films, but the societal obsession has always been there. What is it that makes us all so intrigued? Do we have a different response to fictional killers than we do to documentaries on real killers? 

Also on this episode: spoiler-free reviews of The Night and Supernova, and our new monthly segment: Classic Corner. This is where we discuss a movie that is 30+ years old and collectively determine if it still holds up and if it deserves the title of "classic". For this episode, our Classic Corner is on Midnight Run - the 1988 film starring Robert De Niro as he hunts down his biggest bounty score. All this and much more on this week's episode!

Discussed on this episode

  • (0:00 – 21:01) Opening | Godzilla vs. Kong Trailer | News Roundup
  • (21:02 – 35:12) Reviews: The Night and Supernova
  • (35:13 – 1:10:49) From The Outside In: Our Fascination with Serial Killers
  • (1:10:50 – 1:17:02) Upcoming Releases | Recommendations
  • (1:17:03 – 1:31:06) Classic Corner: Midnight Run
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In this episode of WandaVision AfterHO, we are discussing episode 3 "Now In Color" where Wanda's pregnancy fritzes her powers as she and Vision prepare for an accelerated delivery. Joined by an international guest, we discuss the implications of Geraldine's boot out of false-reality, the potential connection to Secret War(s) in the MCU, and how grateful we are that pregnancy and labor doesn't happen this quick.

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On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we're breaking down everything that's getting us excited in both film and television with our 2021 Movie and TV Release Extravaganza!  Now, you probably recognize a bunch of them, but that's because 2020 was damned, so anything that was postponed to 2021 we included. However, we also talk about all the NEW stuff in film and television with the premiere date, network, and a brief synopsis. Strap on your boots, we're taking a walk into the future!

Also on this episode: spoiler-free reviews of Outside the Wire and One Night in Miami, and more!

Discussed on this episode

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On this episode of our WandaVision AfterHO, we discuss the debut of Marvel's new series and its first two episodes on Disney Plus, Scarlet Witch and Vision's reemergence, comic connections, the 50s and 60s sitcom devices, and where we think this is all headed.

Each week, we are going to come back to this special after show to talk all about Marvel's WandaVision, one episode at a time. We talk about what the HEX is going on, The Vision for the future of WandaVision, and also, the MCU, and break down the theories stemming from the comics and fans. 

Patreon supporters will receive early access at Patreon.com/TheHollywoodOutsider

 

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On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we revisit 2020 as we present the 2021 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 (Mandalorian, Ozark, The Boys, Schitt's Creek), to the implosion of mediocrity scattered about, to an overload of film greatness (Tenet, Promising Young Woman, The Trial of the Chicago 7) both at home and in theaters (though this year home theaters became an absolute must-have) – THESE are the only podcast awards you need to listen to!

* Be wary of potential mild spoilers for 2020 films and TV series

Discussed on this episode

  • (0:00 – 12:59) Opening
  • (13:00 – 48:56) Television Awards
  • (48:57 – 1:23:55) Film Awards
  • (1:23:56 – 1:28:19) Listener Top 10 | HO Streaming Network, TV Series, and Movie of the Year
  • (1:28:20 – 1:35:15) HO Teachable Moments of 2020
  • Email topic suggestions or episode reactions to feedback@thehollywoodoutsider.com
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Categories:

TV

• Best Special Effects and/or Stunts

• Favorite Supporting Character

• Favorite Villain or Badass

• Favorite Actor

• Best Specific Moment

• The Coherence Award – Best Little-Seen TV Series

• Top 5 TV Shows of 2020

Movies

• Delayed Release That Impacted You the Most

• Best Use of a Worn Out Cliche or Plot

• Best Physical Effect or Stunt

• Best Use of CGI

• Best Villain or Badass

• Best Supporting Character

• Favorite Actor

• The Coherence Award – Best Little Seen Film

• Best Specific Moment

• Top 10 Movies of 2020

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Cobra Kai is back at the dojo kicking off season 3 following the “karate riots” at the end of the last season. Immediately, we get to observe the effects of the fight on Sam, who is basically now mortal enemies with Tory, and is suffering from PTSD. Daniel and Johnny are also in emotional turmoil, as they struggle with guilt, anger, and accountability for the fight. Kreese rebuilds Cobra Kai in his own image, poisoning his students in the process. While Robby is running from law enforcement for the kick to Miguel, a horribly injured Miguel fights for his life in the ICU.
 
Consequences abound this season, Daniel makes a visit to his past via Okinawa, Johnny faces his own struggles with his son Robby and Miguel's injuries, and loyalties are tested throughout the season with both the younger and older characters of the show. This is our detailed and thorough examination of all the happenings of Netflix's Cobra Kai Season 3, good or bad.
 
***Audio courtesy of Netflix, Cobra Kai Season 3 official trailer
 
Also, here is the Cobra Kai panel Aaron moderated that is discussed in the episode.
 
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