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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Direct download: HO423_Serial_Killers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:15am PDT

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.

Direct download: WandaVision_Episode_3_Now_In_Color.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:08am PDT

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

Direct download: HO422_2021_Movie_TV_Releases.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:35am PDT

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


Direct download: WandaVision_1_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:24am PDT

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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• 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


• 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

Direct download: HO421_2021_HO_Awards.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:36pm PDT

An irreverent weekly podcast where we put our own spin on all things film & TV related. Critically acclaimed, The Hollywood Outsider has been nominated for numerous awards, including winning for the nationally recognized Podcast Awards in the category of TV & Film.
A new episode releases every week and is available at our site, www.TheHollywoodOutsider.com, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you find your favorite podcasts. 
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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

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.
Direct download: HO420_Cobra_Kai_S3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:51am PDT