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A weekly Movie and TV podcast where we discuss the latest news, review current films, look at upcoming releases and put our own comedic spin on movies and television.

A weekly Movie and TV podcast where we discuss the latest news, review current films, look at upcoming releases and put our own comedic spin on movies and television.
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A weekly Movie and TV podcast where we discuss the latest news, review current films, look at upcoming releases and put our own comedic spin on movies and television.






Villains That Deserve A Franchise And Venom Spoilercast | Ep 329

Villains. Cinema is stocked to the brink with great villains, as well as mediocre and even ridiculous ones. Some of these are so iconic, we spend countless hours contemplating further adventures with these foes, perhaps even plotting them against heroes in other universes. On this episode, with Venom conquering the box office, we decided to look at other villains that could benefit from a solo film or franchise. Surely there are more than just Eddie Brock’s alter ego? Also this week:...


Recasting Original Actors and A Star Is Born | 328

Over the past several months, we’ve talked a lot about we’ve talked a lot about FOX’s Lethal Weapon replacing Clayne Crawford’s Riggs with Seann William Scott’s Cole. They aren’t the exact same character, but in this instance they might as well be, as both occupy the position of co-lead in a buddy-cop relationship. So, in the spirit of replacing original actors, we thought it was a great time to discuss if maybe, sometimes, it’s actually not so bad after all. Cinema’s history books are...


Interview with Producer Roxanne Avent - CEO of Hidden Empire Film Group

On this exclusive interview, Aaron sits down with Roxanne Avent, CEO of Hidden Empire Film Group. So far this year, she’s produced Traffik with Paula Patton, The Intruder with Dennis Quaid, Meagan Good and Michael Ealy, Meet the Blacks 2 with Mike Epps, and is currently in the midst of shooting Fatale starring 2 time Oscar winner Hilary Swank, as well as several TV projects, including The Thrill with Snoop Dogg. We discuss how Roxanne came into the business, building HEFG's diverse brand,...


Movie Battle Royale - Most Horrific Serial Killers | 327

Serial killers have terrorized film since its inception. The idea of an unknown stranger, hiding in the dark, plotting an innocent character’s demise – it’s one of the most terrifying concepts in cinema. Yet, at the same time, audiences are fascinated with this despicable hunters of humans. For our latest Movie Battle Royale, we take 8 of the most sadistic serial killers on film, and determine whom is the most horrific of all-time! Hannibal Lecter, John Doe, Billy and Stu, Martin Vanger,...


Fall TV Preview 2018 | 326

Fall TV is rapidly approaching and to get YOU ready for it, we break down what’s new, what’s coming back, and what just needs to go away. On this episode, we discuss our Fall TV preview, Veronica Mars confirmed for a revival, CBS CEO Les Moonves departs after harassment allegations, and are iTunes digital movie purchases really yours to keep? Also this week: Spoiler-free reviews of Predator and A Simple Favor, Upcoming Releases for the week of 9/21, and our monthly movie giveaway Patreon...


Too Much TV, Marvel, Gender Swapping, and Unsung Franchises | The Best of HO 2018 Vol 2

As we take the week off, here are four of our most popular topics from earlier this year (Too Much TV, Marvel, Gender Swapping, and Unsung Franchises), as well as quick recap of Peppermint, Searching, Ozark Season 2 and Jack Ryan. Discussed on this episode of The Hollywood Outsider Movie and TV Podcast: (0:00 – 33:29)Episode 308: Too Much TV(33:30 – 1:36:50)Episode 310: Building Marvel(1:36:51 – 2:01:42)Episode 312: Trailers and Gender Swapping in Film(2:01:43 – 2:21:54)Episode 313:...


Take Two | Interview with Creators Terri Edda Miller and Andrew W. Marlowe

Take Two stars Rachel Bilson as Sam Swift, a disgraced actress who is struggling to rebuild her career. Researching a role, she shadows private detective Eddie Valetik (Eddie Cibrian) and eventually finds out that her history as a TV cop might prove beneficial at solving actual crimes. Therefore, in the spirit of The Thin Man and Moonlighting, these two team up to solve crimes every week on ABC. For our exclusive interview, creators Andrew W. Marlowe and Terri Edda Miller join us to discuss...


2018 Summer Movie Awards | 325

The summer movies of 2018 is in the bag, so how was it? Many people have complained that this season has been overrun by sequels and franchise films, was it really that bad, or are moviegoers suffering from too much awesome? We debate the summer of 2018 at length – where it stood, what was lacking, which franchises were born, the biggest news stories in entertainment, what caught our eye on television, and even our own favorite summer movie experiences. Avengers: Infinity War, Crazy Rich...


Let's Puppet Up A Movie! | 324

What is the deal with puppets? Are we running out of human actors? Then why do we enjoy puppets so much? On this episode, we discuss the world of puppets, if we prefer the humorous or horrific brand, and most importantly: what movies would instantly improve with the addition of puppets? Also this week: YouTube pulls The Nun ad for being too terrifying, summer movie clichés, reviews of Mile 22 and Netflix’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Movie Innuendo, and more. Discussed on this...


Is Television Getting TOO Serialized? | 323

When 24 hit the air many years ago, it was an eye-opener in terms of what television could do. For 24 consecutive episodes, this series told one single day’s worth of story. Each episode leading directly into the next, leaving little chance to jump into the show mid-season and have any idea what was going on. It was a novelty, and it was fantastic to watch unfold. Flash forward to 2018, and it seems like EVERY show is doing this. Unless you’re a slave to CBS, television is dominated by the...


Blindspotting | Interview with Composer Michael Yezerski

Blindspotting, which is in theaters now, follows the friends of Collin and Miles. Collin has only three days to go on his probation, and all he has to do is stay out of trouble. Unfortunately, his best friend Miles is a beacon for it. As Collin and Miles work together as movers, an event causes Collin to miss his mandatory curfew, and puts their friendship to an ultimate test. Blindspotting was written by Daveed Diggs and Rafel Casal, who star as Collin and Miles, respectively, and the film...


SHARKS! Why We Love And Fear Cinema's Greatest Natural Predator | 322

SHARK!!! We’ve all been there, taking a dip in the ocean, relaxing. Then, something brushes our leg, a slithery something. We cannot see below the murky surface, but panic sets in our face, while hundreds of cinematic memories wash over us. Reflections to all of the victims of the greatest natural predator known to man: sharks. On this episode, we dive into the deep, discussing what it is about these demons with doll’s eyes that keeps us coming back to the theater for their horrific...


Impossibly Impossible Missions | 321

With Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Ethan Hunt yet again prevails over a mission that makes no logical sense, yet thrills us all. And that is our springboard for this week’s topic: Impossibly Impossible Missions. Movies often require a suspension of disbelief, and often times, films with a mission at hand – i.e., a plan that benefits the greater good – require you to physically remove your brain from its holster in order to continue. This week, we’re looking at several missions that we...


San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Wrap-Up | 320

The 2018 San Diego Comic-Con has come to a close, and that means it is time to dive into the biggest news and trailers released at this year’s convention. From DC’s Shazam and Aquaman, to Walking Dead and Doctor Who, to Fantastic Beasts 2 and the Jack Ryan Experience, and so much more – THIS is the podcast for you! That’s not all, though. We also have reviews of The Equalizer 2, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, and Unfriended: Dark Web. As well as discussing new theatrical and VOD releases,...


Vigilantes in Film and TV - Are They Justified? | 319

A vigilante is any person who takes the law into their own hands to avenge a crime. When you mention the word, a few names immediately pop into mind: Batman, The Bride, Paul Kersey, The Equalizer. Film vaults are stock full of men and women who have been wronged for one reason or another, and chose to journey outside of the law to avenge those wrongs. Yet in the scheme of things, the facts are simple: these people are criminals. This week, we discuss what it is about vigilantes that excite...


Weird or Intriguing Character Choices PLUS Ant-Man and the Wasp Spoilercast | Ep 318

The corridors of film and television are filled with choices made for a character that seem either odd or possibly even bold. Who would have thought Heath Ledger's reptilian approach to the Joker would work? Can you believe Disney approved a drunken buffoon as their lead pirate? This week, we explore some of the weirdest or most intriguing character choices in film and television. Those ones that stood out to us as notable. Also this week: Our reviews of Won't You Be My Neighbor and...


Best of The Hollywood Outsider Podcast 2018: Volume 1

As we take the week off, here are three of our most popular topics from earlier this year, as well as our review of The First Purge AND major Top Gun 2 news. Also, visit and vote for The HO in People's Choice and TV/Film! First up, from Episode 301, it's the most emotional relationships on television. We discuss some of those relationships in TV that either broke or healed our aching hearts. Perhaps they filled our cups with joy, or maybe their angst flowed over into our...


Dark River | Interview with Director Clio Barnard

Dark River stars Ruth Wilson as Alice, a woman who departed her family ranch in North Yorkshire many years ago. After earning a living as a contracted sheep-shearer, Alice returns home 15 years later upon hearing of the death of her father, Richard (Sean Bean). Her intention is not to mourn, but to claim the family land from her brother Joe (Mark Stanley). Refuting her assertion on the grounds that she abandoned her rights by leaving, Joe and Alice begin a tale of siblings separated by...


Favorite Behind the Scenes Hollywood Stories | Ep 317

Hollywood has been inundated with scandal and sadness for the last long while, therefore this episode, we’re bringing forth the joy! We are going to share some of our favorite stories we’ve found revolving around Hollywood. Possibly a celebrity doing something for a child, a fascinating story behind a production, or a celebrity's personal triumph. This is about sharing some favorite Hollywood behind-the-scenes stories! Also this week: Our review of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, MoviePass...


True Crime (with Kevin Flynn) | Ep 316

If you remember back in the 80s and 90s, television began the trend of discussing “True Crime” events through dramatizations on shows like Unsolved Mysteries or as docuseries such as Cops. There have always been shows devoted to investigative reporting, yet it seems as though this was the moment when the genre of “True Crime” truly began to percolate. The genre continued to explode, arriving at our current moment with juggernaut docuseries such as Making a Murderer and Evil Genius, and also...