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.

Discussed on this episode

  • (0:00 – 35:39) From the Outside In: When Is It Too Much Fan Service?
  • (35:40 – 43:02) Movie Manners: Kids in Theaters
  • (43:03 - 1:01:06) Reviews: The Wheel of Time, Tick, Tick...BOOM, Psych 3: This Is Gus
  • (1:01:07 - 1:32:19) Ghostbusters: Afterlife Spoilercast
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Direct download: HO467_Ghostbusters_Fan_Service.mp3
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