On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we're discussing some of the weird casting choices to come out of Hollywood - the good and the bad - like a 30 year old playing teenager Evan Hansen, Tom Cruise playing the 6' 5" Jack Reacher, Gary Oldman playing a dwarf in Tiptoes, or Miles Teller playing pretty much anyone. Weird is a relative term, and we debate these odd choices, for better and worse. 

Also this week: we dissect the daunting lawsuit from Marvel to its creators as a means of retaining the rights to Avengers characters from copyright termination, discussion on Netflix's TUDUM event, movie & tv news, upcoming releases including Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Black as Night, and spoiler-free reviews of Coming Home in the Dark, Witch Hunt, and Flanagan's new Netflix series Midnight Mass, and Troy posits a "What Would've Happened" scenario for the group.

Discussed on this episode

  • (0:00 – 38:26) Opening | Movie & TV Discussion: Marvel Sues Its Creators, Netflix's TUDUM Event
  • (38:27 – 1:14:40) From the Outside In: Weird Casting Choices
  • (1:14:41 - 1:22:52 ) Upcoming Releases | Recommendations | What Would've Happened
  • (1:22:53 - 1:57:11 ) Spoiler-free Reviews - Midnight Mass, Witch Hunt, Coming Home in the Dark | Outtakes
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Direct download: HO459_Weird_Casting_Choices.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:03am PDT

What did you think of the 73rd Annual Emmy Awards?

For this special Emmys 2021 wrap-up, Aaron and Amanda discuss the events, speeches, and winners of the 73rd Annual Emmy Awards. 

The Emmy Awards recognize excellence within various areas of television and emerging media. They are administered by three sister organizations, which focus on various sectors of television and broadband programming:

  • Television Academy (primetime)
  • National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (daytime, sports, news and documentary)
  • International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (international)
Direct download: HO458_Emmys_2021.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:47pm PDT

Want to know what new TV shows to watch this Fall?

On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, it’s time for our Fall TV preview 2021, including our most anticipated new and returning shows on the Fall television schedule. TV has evolved so much, and there are so many options, it becomes overwhelming every year to know what we should be spending our time on. Therefore we rolled up our sleeves, jumped in the water, and pulled out some of the best – and worst – that television has to offer this season. Hawkeye, The Book of Boba Fett, The Witcher, The Wheel of Time, Dexter, Foundation, Y: The Last Man, and so many more shows are discussed and dissected on our annual plunge into the biggest season for television.

Also this week: Norm Macdonald passes away, reviews of Malignant, Small Engine Repair, Kate, and much more.

Discussed on this episode

Direct download: HO457_Fall_TV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:54am PDT

What were your favorite moments in entertainment from this past summer?

On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we are presenting our 2021 Summer Entertainment Awards and each category is for EITHER movies or TV. It’s our pick for the BEST in entertainment for the categories from May 1st through Labor Day weekend. The winners can be from any tv series (regardless of season) or movie, but had to be a new movie or aired that new episode between those dates.

Also on this episode, we discuss - with FULL SPOILERS - Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

Discussed on this episode

Direct download: HO456_Summer_Awards_Shang_Chi.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:17am PDT

On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we talk exclusively about the Fantasia International Film Festival. What the festival is, how it works, and especially, what movies we saw that you should keep an eye out for.  

The Fantasia International Film Festival is one of the largest international film festivals dedicated to genre films and is celebrating its 25th year in 2021. The festival is located in Montreal, Canada, and in a mostly digital format for movie-lovers and critics from August 5-25, 2021, including screenings, premieres, panels, and workshops. The festival took a heightened focus on Japanese cinema this year “in celebration of the key role that Japan’s culture has played across Fantasia’s history”.

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

Direct download: HO455_Fantasia_Fest_2021.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:57am PDT