On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we debate psychological horror vs gore, the art of the movie trailer, and then finish it off with our TV doctor Battle Royale!

First up, we debate which is scarier: psychological horror or gore? When you think of TV or movie scenes that terrify you, what stands out as the most horrifying? Is it a casual conversation by Hannibal to Clarice that raises the hair on the back of your neck, or is a flesh wound more jarring to you as an audience member? It’s a dissection of the mind and body this week.

Then we discuss the art of the movie trailer. All of us have preferences when it comes to movie trailers, but there’s no denying that when they are done right, they sell tickets and create the ultimate hype and intrigue. We discuss what makes them good, bad, and examples of our favorites.

Then we conclude as we are celebrate our fictional medical heroes by talking about our favorite TV doctors in one of our most beloved podcast segments: the Battle Royale. Joined by an actual physician, our guest Stan helps us break down which of our 8 finalists deserves to be crowned the greatest television doctor of all-time!

Discussed on this episode

    • (0:00 – 29:02) Psychological Horror vs Gore
    • (29:03 – 1:20:56) The Art of the Movie Trailer
    • (1:20:57 – 2:14:03) TV Doctor Battle Royale
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Category:general -- posted at: 2:22am PST

On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we discuss a myriad of topics as our 500th episode was delayed due to unexpected events. MoviePass begins a relaunch, with a plan seemingly lacking on details, Regal Cinemas wrestles with the possibility of filing for Chapter 11, and Summer comes to a close. Then we move to streaming's recent conquest over cable, and answer Patreon listener questions in regards to our favorite movie buddy duos, our favorite movie theater experiences, and the best coaches in entertainment. 

After these topics, we dive into our spoiler review of the Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon! Does it live up to the hype, was it worth the return to Westeros? All of this and much more on the latest episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast. 

Discussed on this episode

    • (0:00 – 22:43) Opening | Movie and TV News: MoviePass returns, Regal Cinemas struggle, Summer movies come to an end
    • (47:19 – 1:18:35) From the Outside In: Streaming Beats Cable, Movie Duos, Favorite Movie Theater Experiences, Coaches in Entertainment
    • (1:18:36 – 1:55:49) House of the Dragon Spoiler Review
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Category:general -- posted at: 7:25am PST

On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, The Academy FINALLY apologized for the horrific treatment of Sacheen Littlefeather, Ezra Miller makes his public statement, Walmart and Paramount Global are teaming up to include the Paramount+ streaming service as part of the retailing giant’s Walmart+ membership program starting in September, the first Warner Brothers Discovery project has been announced (and just, what?), and our topic of the week: Beasts and Predators in Entertainment. We discuss the ones that worked for us, terrified us, fell short, stories of being traumatized by these creatures, and some of our listeners' thoughts.

Also on this episode, our reviews of Spin Me Round (featured at SXSW 2022), Day Shift, and weekly recommendations, all before we tackle our game of the week: How Do You Survive? Beasts and Predators edition. Let's get on with the show!

Discussed on this episode

    • (0:00 – 28:58) Opening | Movie and TV News: Ezra Miller goes to therapy, Paramount+ teams up with Wal-Mart+, and more.
    • (28:59 – 47:18) Spoiler Free Reviews: Spin Me Round, Day Shift | Recent Recommendations
    • (47:19 – 1:29:22) From the Outside In: Beasts and Predators in Entertainment
    • (1:29:23 – 1:43:08) Closing | How Do You Survive?
    • Don't forget to share your thoughts, feedback, memories, or stories on The Hollywood Outsider, as we approach episode 500 next week!
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Category:general -- posted at: 5:26am PST

Was 1994 one of the greatest years in movies?

On this special episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we take a look back at the year 1994 in movies and TV. With special Breaking News segments, it’s a pretty crazy fun episode that looks at one of the greatest years in film history. Take a listen and let us know in the comments…is it THE greatest year?

Was 1994 the greatest year in movies?

Almost three decades ago, an absolutely hella fly year in entertainment took hold in 1994. Classics like The Lion King, The Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump, Interview with the Vampire, True Lies, The Ref, Speed, and others hit theaters. Not to be outdone, Friends, Seinfeld, and ER took over our television sets. It was a prime time for entertainment.

Much has changed since then, but what is even more interesting is how much remains the same. For this special episode, we’re not only going to look back at the year in film and television – complete with Breaking News segments direct from the year itself – we are going to settle the longstanding debate on if 1994 truly IS the greatest year in movie history! With the magic of technology and time travel, we hope you enjoy yet another in our annual series of Hollywood Outsider Time Capsule podcasts.

Welcome back to 1994!

Discussed on this episode

    • (0:00 – 10:09) Opening | Discovery and HBO Max Update
    • (10:10 – 1:23:45) 1994 - A Year in Movies and Television
    • (1:23:46 – 1:28:05) Game: Nailed It! | Closing | Outtakes
    • Listen to our previous Time Capsule episodes for 19871988, 1997, and 1999.
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Category:general -- posted at: 12:22am PST

On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, Variety released a study about the effect franchises have on streaming by studying the search history of users on Roku devices. This led us to ask the question about our preparation for watching a franchise whether to revisit them or to prepare for an upcoming new release. We also discuss the late Nichelle Nichols, Will Smith's Apology message, and the disaster that is currently the state of DC over at Warner Brothers Discovery including cancelling the $90 million Batgirl.

Also on this episode, our review of Bodies Bodies Bodies. Aaron and Amanda dive into what could very well be a surprise hit for the end of the summer movie season.

Discussed on this episode

    • (0:00 – 42:42) Opening | Nichelle Nichols | News
    • (42:42 – 54:59) Bodies Bodies Bodies Review | Recent Recommendations
    • (54:59 – 1:19:53) Topic: Franchises and the effects on streaming
    • (1:19:53 – 1:22:38) Closing | Check out TikTok
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Category:general -- posted at: 3:42am PST

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