Mon, 22 November 2021
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we discuss the concept of fan service. HBO Max is bringing back Mel and Danny for Lethal Weapon 5, rebooting Under Siege, Ghostbusters: Afterlife basically echoes the plot of the first one, Blade Runner and Aliens are both coming back with new TV series, Spider-Man: No Way Home is bringing back characters from other franchises, and Star Wars has been steeped in serving fans for the past decade. So when is it TOO MUCH fan service, and when do they hit it just right?
Also this week: we return to Movie Manners with our thoughts on kids in theaters, reviews of The Wheel of Time, Tick, Tick... BOOM, and Psych 3: This Is Gus. Then we launch into a lengthy, spoiler-laden discussion on the recent nostalgia explosion that is Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
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Mon, 15 November 2021
Twenty years later and it feels like there couldn't have possibly been a time when Harry Potter didn't exist.
The books, the core films, the spin-offs, the actors, the score, the endless consumerism - there is hardly anything the Potter-verse hasn't touched in some way or another. More than anything, though, the impact on the lives of children and adults alike. The youths who read the books and could fantasize about receiving their own letter; the children who were the same age as the characters and actors and literally grew up together; and the adults and parents who watched their children and their children's children grow up and explore the world of magic.
Regardless if you adore or couldn't care less of the franchise, it's impossible to deny that it is truly remarkable.
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we discuss all things Harry Potter, including the books' translation to film, the impeccable casting for the films, our preferred Dumbledore, how/if J.K. Rowling's recent controversy has impacted our enjoyment, and acknowledgment that it's our (Americans) fault we can't have anything nice.
Wed, 10 November 2021
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we discuss the concept of movie stingers, those post-credits scenes so many Marvel films love to throw at us these days. A stinger is typically short clip that appears after all or some of the closing credits have rolled and sometimes a movie has seemingly ended. But is this trend getting a bit tired? Or has it become a movie necessity? Also, AfterCredits.com is a great tool for determining which films have stingers attached, per Troy's recommendation in this episode.
Also this week: our news round-up touches on the loss of Dean Stockwell and Disney's IMAX-enhanced Marvel films for Disney+, reviews of The Feast and Clerk, and then a lengthy discussion on Marvel's latest blockbuster, Eternals.
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Wed, 3 November 2021
Every holiday season, we discuss those family-filled, festive films and what we like or loathe about them. Not all can be as perfect as Die Hard, after all. And every year, Hollywood doesn’t listen. But what if we held the power? The power to make you believe in the magic of Christmas (or a non-denominational winter holiday)? It’s time to put up or shut up, because on this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we are each going to build our own perfect holiday movie! And yes, these stories are copyrighted.
Also this week: we discuss the Boondock Saints III news, spoiler-free reviews of Violet, Ida Red, Last Night in Soho, The Beta Test, Antlers, upcoming releases including the Eternals, and movie/tv recommendations from the hosts.
Direct download: HO464_Building_a_perfect_holiday_movie.mp3
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