On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, it’s been a bit of a week the past week with several TV icons lost, Richard Simmons, Dr. Ruth, Shannen Doherty, Shelly Duvall. Therefore, we thought it apropos to tweak a previous topic and discuss those beloved childhood icons - people that truly impacted us in our youth - and unpack why their eventual deaths hit us so hard. 

Also on this episode, Alec Baldwin's case is dismissed, Michael Bay gets Barbaric, our review of Longlegs, we debate if cult classics can still exist, and so much more!

Click here to listen to our recent episode on the impact of celebrity deaths that was referenced on this episode.

Discussed on this episode

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On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, every website these days is desperate for clicks and therefore constantly pounds the drum that movie theaters are dead or dying. But if you break down the facts, is that actually true? Turns out, there is a lot more to this story than what is being reported, so our topic this week revolves around the truth: no, movie theaters aren't dead!

Also on this episode, we discuss Gladiator 2, Horizon getting pulled from the schedule, A Fistful of Dollars remake, a Devil Wears Prada sequel, Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F, and much more!

Click here to listen to our recent episode on why fans struggle with positivity that was referenced on this episode.

Discussed on this episode

  • (0:00 – 20:41) Opening | Entertainment News: Two Horizons are pulled from the schedule, The Devil Wears Prada sequel, A Fistful of Dollars remake
  • (20:42 - 45:00) Recent Recommendations: Presumed Innocent, Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F, The Acolyte, Dark Matter, Trigger Warning, Evil
  • (45:01 - 1:20:29) From the Outside In: No, Movie Theaters Aren't Dead
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Please vote for The Hollywood Outsider at PodcastAwards.com!

The Podcast Awards award the best in podcasting, and the finalists are determined by YOU, the listeners. Therefore, here we are, asking for your support. Before July 31st, you may cast your vote for us, if you would, and we would be eternally grateful.

Visit PodcastAwards.com, complete the brief setup, check the podcasts you are voting for - The Hollywood Outsider can be found in the following categories: TV and Film and People's Choice, and Inspired By A True Story can be found in True Crime - and then complete the short voting ballot (be sure to elect that you will vote as part of the finalist voting committee if you choose), click submit, check your email for a verification reply (this is done to protect the legitimacy of the voting process), and that's it!

Thank you all for your time and support, we can't tell you how much it means to all of us.

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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!

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On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, it was time to take a trip down the rabbit hole that is animation and decipher why does it seem that animated films or TV shows seem to be so good at parenting, or at the very least is extremely appealing to kids when other forms of entertainment do not? Is it simply pretty pictures, or is it because of the world of animation contained within? Overall, what is it with animated parenting and why do kids love cartoons so much?

Also on this episode, we discuss the ramifications of Sony - a film studio - buying the Alamo Drafthouse theater chain, as well as streaming grows and so do cancellations. Plus, reviews of Brats, Thelma, For Prophet, and Inside Out 2!

Discussed on this episode

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On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we decided to dive into those little annoyances that take us out of a movie or TV series. Things like an open flame in space, or horror movies where no one does the most logical thing, or romances that are spawned from affairs. What are your most annoying nitpicks or cliches?

Furthermore, we discuss big entertainment news like Man on Fire getting the TV treatment, Practical Magic gets a sequel with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman both returning, and reviews of Bad Behavior, Bad Boys: Ride or Die and Hit Man

Discussed on this episode

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On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we decided it was time to discuss the constant negativity surrounding entertainment these days. Media sites and fandom in general seems to have become less of a positive thing and more likely incites others to clash and fight over every differing opinion. However, it wasn't so long ago that our differences made us relatable and brought us together. So what happened? Why can't fans be more positive? 

Of course, that's not all as we also debate an insane comparison from Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos using Barbie and Oppenheimer as reference points, Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery gets a fantastic cast, and more.

Discussed on this episode

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What are the most debated series finales on TV?

LOST, Dexter, How I Met Your Mother, Game of Thrones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Sopranos, Seinfeld, and The Shield. Each of these shows have one thing in common and it’s not just people dying. They each created a massive divide among fans, and also between fans and creators, when their series finally ended. So we decided to head into the past and revisit some of these finales, and exclude any extension of these series that might now exist, and discuss if they are truly that bad? Let's debate the TV's most controversial series finales!

Editor's Note: This is specifically for TV shows that had an intended series finale rather than an abrupt, forced conclusion to the show.

Discussed on this episode

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On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, with Furiosa hitting theaters, it's time to look at what we've been robbed of over the years as fans: what are the movie spin-offs we actually NEED?! So many franchises erode into sequel after sequel when there are fantastic characters withering away on the vine just waiting for their chance to shine. They deserve their own spin-off, so why haven't we gotten one yet?

There is so much more! We also review IF and The Strangers: Chapter 1, dive into Cannes 2024 and this odd practice of 10 minutes standing ovations, debate if ticket prices should come down, and then finally a hot-button topic: is it time to forgive Kevin Spacey? Listen to this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast and find out!

Discussed on this episode

  • (0:00 – 29:27) Opening | Entertainment News: Should Ticket Prices Come Down, Cannes 2024, Are Standing Ovations Ridiculous
  • (29:28 – 40:36) Forgiving Kevin Spacey
  • (40:37 – 1:09:31) Review: The Strangers: Chapter 1 and IF
  • (1:09:32 - 1:49:12) From the Outside In: Movie Spin-Offs We Need
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On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we are headed back to the land Charlton Heston built. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes takes place generations after the events of "War". This time, a group of civilized primates are viciously attacked, which leaves one of their own - Noa - to set off on a journey to save his clan. The less you know of the story the better, but you can rest assured that director Wes Ball understands the respect the last trilogy carries with it, and this film honors both the heart and depth those films exacted. Humanity versus the lives of all those animals we force to do our bidding, and how the memories of our heroes can even be distorted into a manipulative tactic for dictatorship. All of this and more is on the table as we discuss Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.

That's not all though! Entertainment news gets a once over as Lord of the Rings brings both Andy Serkis AND Gollum back, Roger Corman passes away, Disney merges with Max in the weirdest of ways, and Brandon Lee's The Crow celebrates its 30th anniversary. 

Discussed on this episode

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On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we head back to a debate that has been raging for years, but seems to have rounded a corner back to where we started: which is the best way to watch TV nowadays, binging or weekly? There are sooooo many options, especially in the world of streaming, but do we even still have time for all of this television? Let's dive into a healthy debate as we discuss binge vs weekly TV.

That's not all though! Entertainment news like The Rock's recent expose, Riddick gets another chance, a few choice movie ideas moving to production, upcoming attractions such as Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, our review of The Last Stop in Yuma County, and more!

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Inspired By A True Story is our spin-off podcast that dives into the world of true crime, specifically films that were inspired by true events, and detailing those actual crimes that occurred. On this special episode, we are sharing two of our favorite episodes: The Strangers and Mississippi Burning. Take a listen, and if you like what you here, head on over to Inspired By A True Story on your favorite podcast app and his subscribe so you can listen to every episode!

  • (0:00 – 3:03) Opening
  • (3:04 – 1:03:00) Mississippi Burning  
  • (1:03:01 - 2:07:35) The Strangers

Welcome to Inspired By A True Story, a podcast where every two weeks, our award-winning hosts and film critics discuss the genuine details that have inspired some of the most memorable true crime movies around. Each episode will break down the crime or crimes that inspired a specific film, and then discuss how factual that film is, versus how much is simply Hollywood magic.

Email your thoughts on this episode and/or suggestions of films to cover to Inspired@TheHollywoodOutsider.com

Listen to all episodes of Inspired By A True Story at https://www.thehollywoodoutsider.com/inspired-by-a-true-story/

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What summer movies are you most looking forward to?

On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, 2024 has finally arrived at the greatest point of every cinephile’s annual indulgence, the Summer movie season!! This year theaters are trying to kick back into gear with blockbusters like Deadpool and Wolverine, The Fall Guy, Bad Boys: Ride or Die, Inside Out 2, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, IF, Furiosa, Twisters, A Quiet Place: Day One, and also insightful smaller films like The Bikeriders, Hit Man, Trap, I Saw the TV Glow, Babes, and a whole lot more.  But with so many films coming out at this time, how is any self-respecting fan supposed to know what to see when there are so many options available? We’re here to help with our Summer Movie Preview 2024!

We discuss each month in detail and every major and many minor releases. May, June, July, and August all receive their fair due as we elaborate and debate on over 60 titles coming to theaters, as well as those independent and streaming gems to look for. 

Grab a pen and paper or your favorite app, because this is one episode you will want to take notes on. THIS is our 2024 Summer Movie Preview!

*Editor's Note: Release dates were based on the date of the recording, and are subject to change

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John Hughes is a legendary writer and director in film. Not only have his films connected to multiple generations of audiences, but they remain classics in the hearts of movie fans everywhere. But what is the BEST John Hughes film? On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, it's time to answer that question! Therefore, we took 8 of John Hughes most famous films - including The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, Pretty in Pink - and whittled it down to one winner, the film that will be crowned the greatest of its kind in our John Hughes Movie Battle Royale!

That's not all though! With upcoming attractions plus reviews of The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, Civil War, and Fallout, this is an episode packed with a little bit of everything. 

That's not all though! With upcoming attractions plus reviews of The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, Civil War, and Fallout, this is an episode packed with a little bit of everything. 

Discussed on this episode

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On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, it's time for reflection. Specifically, we want to look back at the impact of TV character deaths and why they hit us so hard. We spend so much time with these characters, so when writers take them away from us, it can truly throw a curveball into our lives. But which ones made the harshest impact? 

That's not all though! AMC Theaters takes it out on their Dune bucket, Tulsa King has a bit of drama all its own, reviews of upcoming movies The Long Game, Damaged, and Sting, and a whole lot more!

Discussed on this episode

  • (0:00 – 18:15) Opening | Movie and TV News Discussion: Tulsa King Drama, Dune Bucket, Matrix and Bridget Jones' Diary Return
  • (18:16 – 32:29) Reviews: The Long Game, Damaged, Sting
  • (32:30 - 37:59) Upcoming Releases
  • (38:00 – 1:29:49) From The Outside In: Impactful TV Character Deaths
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On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, with Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire burning up movie theaters worldwide, we decided to take a look at monster mashups, why we love them, and then go about plotting our own take on films or TV monsters or villains that could make for an exciting versus or team-up movie all on their own. Thanos versus The Emperor? Shelob vs. Blue? How about E.T versus Cooper from Super 8? 

That's not all though! We also have a debate on when a franchise like Ghostbusters or Terminator should finally end, The Matrix turns 25, our review of Godzilla x Kong, and a whole lot more!

Discussed on this episode

  • (0:00 – 21:48) Opening | Movie and TV News Discussion
  • (21:49 – 37:37) Review: Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire
  • (37:38 - 46:42) Upcoming Releases
  • (46:43 – 1:14:25) From The Outside In: Monster and Villain Mashups in Movies and TV
  • (1:14:26 – 1:26:18) The Matrix Turns 25
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On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, before we review Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, we first have to do a bit of catching up. The past two weeks have been heavy on films, with our Oscars recap and deep dive into the SXSW Film & TV Festival, so it's time to get back to fluff. Therefore we discuss random topics such as where have all the movie songs gone, why are film credits so long, concerning streaming trends, which character would you be in The Breakfast Club, who would win between Cobra Kai and Sho Nuff, and a whole lot more. 

Then it is time to turn to our spoiler-free reviews. First of Liam Neeson's best film in years, In the Land of Saints and Sinners. Then it is time to fire up our proton packs and hit the streets of New York to debate the latest Ghostbusters film, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire. If you need a fun podcast on movies or TV, who ya gonna call? 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:21am PDT

The SXSW Film and TV Festival is one of the largest of its kind in the world. In a typical year, thousands of fans arrive in downtown Austin, TX to partake in a couple of weeks of great music, technology, and film. For this special episode of The Hollywood Outsider, we take you along for our annual deep dive into the heart of the 2024 SXSW Film & TV Festival portion, and even further into the films themselves.

Over the course of several days, the 2024 SXSW Film and TV Festival screened numerous features, TV premieres, many from first-time filmmakers (consisting of World Premieres, North American Premieres, and US Premieres), shorts, virtual reality exhibits, AI advancements, and other works. These films were selected from thousands of overall submissions, and – while we can’t see them all – we have a nice sample to share with you of what came out of this stellar lineup of independent and popular films and television series. Over 25 films are on our docket this year, and we review them all (including The Fall Guy, Road House, Wondermind, and Black Box Diaries), as well as snippets from panels and a whole lot more!

So sit back and relax. You’re about to experience the SXSW Film and TV Festival from the comfort of your own home. 

Discover a complete list of all films, TV episodics, or events discussed on this episode HERE.

Discussed on this episode of The Hollywood Outsider Movie and TV Podcast:

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What did you think of the 96th Annual Academy Awards?

For this special Oscars 2024 wrap-up, Aaron and Amanda discuss the events, speeches, and winners of the 96th Annual Academy Awards, including a return of the five returning winners to present to current nominees, and Ryan Gosling's triumphant performance of "I'm Just Ken". All this and more are up for grabs as we recap this year's Oscars!

The Academy Awards (“Oscars”) are the most prestigious awards in filmmaking and showcase some of the greatest talent and work in motion pictures for that running year. The nominees and winners are selected by majority vote from members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Ballots are cast by members from within the industry and, in most categories, represent the corresponding branch (ex.: actors nominate actors).

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Leah McKendrick's new film Scrambled stars McKendrick as Nellie Robinson, a single woman in her 30s who begins to feel like the clock is ticking, and she is running low on romantic prospects. So Nellie decides to freeze her eggs - setting her on an empowering journey to a brave new world where she ultimately discovers "the one" she's looking for might just be herself.

Scrambled is funny, sweet, charming, and heartwarming, and McKendrick put everything she had into the film, both in front of and behind the camera. As the screenwriter, director, and star of the film, we discussed all phases of the film in this exclusive interview with the burgeoning star (as well as that I Know What You Did Last Summer requel she is working on). Scrambled is now available on demand, and I really hope all of you take the time to watch it, because this is one of those films I feel like fans will want to share with other fans.

As always, we keep the film discussion spoiler-free, so listen and enjoy this interview with Leah McKendrick on her latest film, Scrambled!

You can find our previous interview with Leah as mentioned in this interview HERE.

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On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we head back to Arrakis and dive into Dune: Part Two, but first we need to discuss news and our topic of the week. A flip of our last episode, this time we want to discuss when we love a film so much, but no one else seems to get it. It's important to note, we don't mean guilty pleasures. We mean a film you truly believe is great for whatever reason, and the world at large just mostly thinks you're insane. 

Then we dive into Denis Villeneuve's return to spice up the theatrical experience with Dune: Part Two. First up is our spoiler-free review, and then Tomas Becks joins us to explain why the film is a masterpiece, and how we just don't understand. This is a conversation for every level of Dune fan, so we hope you enjoy it as much as we did. 

Discussed on this episode

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On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, our main topic revolves around the struggle that occurs when it seems as though everyone loves a specific movie... but you. What do you do? Do you revisit the films later? Do you adjust your mood and watch it again? Do you question your own taste? We discuss this questions as well as dive into some of the films we have this experience with over the years, as well as a few popular listener choices on the subject.

Also on this episode, is our spoiler-free review of Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender. Does this live-action take finally get the essence of the original series right? Finally, Awards shows move to streaming, Fast and Furious comes to an end (finally?), and Denis Villeneuve rattles fans with a savage take on cinema as he states, Frankly, I hate dialogue. Dialogue is for theatre and television.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:54am PDT

In Red Right Hand, Cash (Orlando Bloom) is trying to live an honest and quiet life while taking care of his recently windowed brother-in-law and niece, Savannah (Chapel Oaks). Nestled in the rural mountains of Odim county, this tight nit family tends to their family farm while trying to move on from their troubled pasts. Unfortunately, the region’s sadistic kingpin, Big Cat (Andie MacDowell) has other plans and forces Cash back into her services. In order, to protect his family, Cash is forced to complete three jobs which push him and his morality to the very brink. As the journey gets harder, Cash is drawn into a nightmare that blurs the lines between good and evil.

We interviewed the Nelms brothers in 2020 for Fatman, and these guys are a pair of our favorites. They make movies we at The Hollywood Outsider enjoy, and Red Right Hand is no exception. It's an entertaining, gritty, family revenge thriller and our hero is not a flawless badass. Orlando Bloom’s Cash is unlike his previous characters, he’s desperate to stay on the right path, but this world just won’t escape him, and Andie MacDowell’s Big Cat is a role we promise you have never seen her in. Red Right Hand is now available on demand or in limited theaters.

We keep the film discussion spoiler-free, so listen and enjoy this interview with Eshom and Ian Nelms as they break down their exciting new film, Red Right Hand.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:44am PDT

On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we decided it was time to return to a topic we haven't done in a few years and let's get controversial! We weigh in on a few of our unpopular opinions or theories in entertainment news. Is Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy overrated? Was 2016's Ghostbusters a better reinvention of the 80s classic than Ghostbusters: Afterlife? When does something count as woke? All of these and more are discussed and probed as The Hollywood Outsider gets controversial.

Discussed on this episode

  • (0:00 – 1:04:30) Let's Get Controversial! 2024 Edition
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Category:general -- posted at: 3:44am PDT

On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we have three film reviews to discuss: Bob Marley: One Love  which stars Kingsley Ben-Adir as the iconic Bob Marley and Lashana Lynch as his wife Rita, in a retelling of Marley's assassination attempt and subsequent fleeing of Jamaica, all the way up until his One Love concert; Madame Web, which ventures into the Spider-Verse for a spin-off which stars Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb, a paramedic who survives a near-death experience only to find herself blessed with clairavoyant powers that lead her to protect three young women (Sydney Sweeney, Celeste O'Connor, and Isabela Merced) from the murderous Ezekiel Sims (Tahar Rahim); and lastly, Ordinary Angels, which stars Hilary Swank as Sharon Stevens, a complicated woman who devotes herself to helping Ed Schmitt (Alan Ritchson) raise money to pay for his daughter's liver transplant.

  • (00:00 – 07:25) Opening | Bob Marley: One Love Review
  • (07:26 – 20:36) Madame Web Review
  • (20:37 – 40:44) Ordinary Angels Review
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Category:general -- posted at: 9:01am PDT

On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, our main topic is LOVE in TV and film. For decades, audiences have been laughing and weeping along with our favorite characters on the big and small screen, but why do we connect so much with them? We debate the representation of love on screen, not just romantic but also friendships and familial love. It's an episode full of heart...and laughs. 

Also, Oscars has a new category, and it's NOT stunts, so we have a lot to say about that. Plus, Super Bowl LVII is over, but the trailers released have only just begun so we dive into many of them such as Twisters, Wicked, and especially Deadpool 3 aka Deadpool and Wolverine!

Discussed on this episode

  • (0:00 – 5:41) Intro
  • (5:42 – 31:10) Oscars New Category, WB Axes Coyote vs. Acme, Super Bowl LVII Trailers 
  • (31:11 – 1:23:56) From The Outside In: Let's Talk About Love in TV and Film
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Category:general -- posted at: 4:29am PDT

On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we dive into the latest regarding our beloved streaming services. Disney/Hulu now joins the password crackdown. Amazon decides to shove ads into your current plan vs Netflix leaving your plan alone. The resurgence of SUITS has us asking what other old series do we want to see new audiences find, and which could be re-tooled to have new life.  Also discussed are thoughts on Tarantino's final movie ever plus we review Out of Darkness and Argylle.  

  • (0:00 – 5:28) Intro and Discussion 
  • (5:28 – 27:52) State of Streaming: Passwords and Ad Changes
  • (27:52 – 1:22:18) From The Outside In: Resurgence of Cancelled TV Shows
  • (1:22:18 – 1:37:25) Reviews: Out of Darkness and Argylle
  • (1:37:25 - 1:46:12) Closing and Open Mic
  • Listen to our new podcast, Inspired By A True Story, now available in your favorite podcast feed!
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Direct download: HO561_Resurgence_of_TV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, it's time for our 1984 Movie Battle Royale! Not only do we discuss what a fantastic year at the theater 1984 was, but we all break it down to what is truly the greatest film to come out of that year. Which one had the most holding power, influence, is beloved the most? Could it be Ghostbusters, The Karate Kid, The Terminator, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Gremlins, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The NeverEnding Story, Beverly Hills Cop, or something else? The answer might ultimately surprise you!

Discussed on this episode

Watch Aaron moderate a Cobra Kai panel with Ralph Macchio and William Zabka as discussed on the episode: https://youtu.be/nWASxKUS3yM

 

Direct download: HO560_1984_MBR.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:14am PDT

On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we have several reviews to discuss: Griselda, Masters of the Air, Masters of the Universe: Revolution, Poor Things, and Zorro.

  • (00:00 – 8:46) Road House Trailer | Poor Things Review
  • (8:47 – 19:03) Masters of the Air, Masters of the Universe: Revolution, Zorro Reviews
  • (19:04 – 26:00) Griselda Review
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Direct download: Griselda_Masters_of_the_Air.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we are kicking things off with a breakdown and discussion on the 2024 Oscar nominations, from what should win to what was obviously “snubbed” in all of the major categories. Was Barbie treated fairly? Will Oppenheimer sweep? Is Godzilla Minus One going to beat blockbusters for that Visual Effects Oscar? It's time to dive in! The 96th Academy Awards will air Sunday, March 10, 2024 on ABC.

See the full list of Oscar nominees at  https://www.thehollywoodoutsider.com/96th-academy-awards-559/

What are your biggest Oscar snubs and surprises for 2024?

Direct download: HO559_2024_Oscar_Nominations.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:34pm PDT

On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we have three reviews to discuss: I.S.S., Ariana DeBose faces a looming existential crisis aboard the International Space Station, Cult Killer pits Alice Eve against a serial killer, and Netflix's American Nightmare, which focuses on an insane story of a woman kidnapped in the middle of the night. 

  • (00:00 – 11:26) Opening | I.S.S. Review
  • (11:27– 14:05) Cult Killer Review
  • (14:06 – 21:23) American Nightmare Review
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I.S.S.: Tensions flare in the near future aboard the International Space Station as a conflict breaks out on Earth. Reeling, the U.S. and Russian astronauts receive orders from the ground: take control of the station by any means necessary.

Cult Killer: A private eye is murdered, his protégé is given the case and forms an unlikely alliance with the murderer. 

American Nightmare: After a harrowing home invasion and kidnapping in 2015, a couple is accused of staging the ordeal when the woman reappears in this true-crime docuseries.

Direct download: I.S.S._Cult_Killer_American_Nightmare.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:22am PDT

What movie releases are you most looking forward to in 2024?

On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we're breaking down everything that's getting us excited in film with our 2024 Movie Preview Extravaganza!  We talk about all the big movies coming to theaters and streaming this year with their respective release date and a brief synopsis. Blockbusters such as Deadpool 3, Inside Out 2, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, Furiosa, Twisters, smaller films such as Mickey 17, Civil War, Challengers, Drive-Away Dolls, and so many more. Last year was full of highlights, but 2024 is looking even more exciting. Let's take a walk into the future!

Direct download: HO558_2024_Movies_Extravaganza.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:16am PDT

What did you think of the 75th Annual Emmy Awards?

For this special Emmys 2024 wrap-up episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, Aaron discusses the events, speeches, and winners of the 75th Annual Emmy Awards.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:03pm PDT

On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider, we are breaking down our 2024 awards for both film and television. If you haven’t listened to our HO Awards before, we do ours a bit different, for example our "actor" category covers all genders, we do not separate it. For TV, network, cable, and streaming all count, it just has to have had at least 3 new episodes in 2023. For movies, theatrical, VOD, and streaming all count.

If you want to follow along, the categories are below, so let us know what your picks are on our social media channels. Each of us will award our winners in each category, and at the end, we’ll combine ours with listener picks to determine what was the HO TV series and Movie of the Year!

Take a listen to the 2024 HO Awards for TV and Film!

Be wary of potential mild spoilers for 2023 films and TV series

Discussed on this episode

  • (0:00 – 10:40) Opening
  • (10:41 – 1:14:07) Television Awards
  • (1:14:08 – 2:27:18) Film Awards
  • (2:27:19– 2:30:30) HO TV Series and HO Movie of the Year
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    TV Award Categories

    • Best Special Effects and/or Stunts on TV
    • Best Villain or Badass
    • Best Supporting Actor
    • Best Actor
    • Best Specific Moment on TV
    • The Justin Macumber Award: Little-seen or discussed TV series that just completely won you over and you hope more people find it in the new year. Named after the late Justin Macumber.
    • Biggest Surprise
    • The Top 10

    Movie Award Categories

    • Best Use of a Worn-Out Movie Cliché or Plot
    • Best Physical Effects or Stunts
    • Best Use of CGI in Film
    • Best Villain or Badass
    • Best Supporting Actor
    • Best Actor
    • Best Specific Moment in Film
    • The Justin Macumber Award: Little-seen or discussed film that just completely won you over and you hope more people find it in the new year. Named after the late Justin Macumber.
    • Biggest Surprise
    • The Top 10
Direct download: HO557_HO_Awards_2024.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:10am PDT

On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we have four distinct topics to dive into as we revisit our most popular conversations of 2023: Movie Theater Memories, Audiences Struggle With Change, Dream Movie and TV Pairings, and Movie Sequels We Didn't Need.

Direct download: HO_2024_Best_of.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

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