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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.






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 - 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...


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,...


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...


Pixar Movie Battle Royale | Ep 315

In 1995, Pixar released their first feature-length film, the computer animated classic Toy Story. Soon after, A Bug’s Life and Toy Story 2 released in quick succession, with titles continuing to drop annually. The studio revolutionized animation for the modern generation, and in 2006 was purchased by the previous dominator in this arena: Disney. Over the past 20-plus years, Pixar has racked up billions in box office receipts, and even more in memories for movie fans. This week, four of...


The Yellow Birds | Interview with Director Alexandre Moors

Yellow Birds stars Alden Ahrenreich and Tye Sheridan as Brandon Bartle and Daniel Murphy, two young men whose bond is strengthened by their tour overseas in Iraq. But as often happens in war, tragedy strikes, and we then watch as Bartle leads us to the pieces of a looming mystery as to what exactly happened overseas. The film also stars Jennifer Anniston and Toni Collette. For this interview, Aaron sits down with director Alexandre Moors to discuss getting his film made, how he ended up...


Who Doesn't Love A Heist Movie?! | Ep 314

Who doesn’t love a heist?! Over the course of entertainment, one thing has been universally proven to be an absolute certainty: people wanna steal stuff! Ok, we know we shouldn’t, and most of respect the law and our personal freedom enough to never try. But movies and television afford us the opportunity to live vicariously through these outlaws as they proceed to get rich fast and easy. This week, we dive into heist movies and why we love them. We also discuss why it is no one seems to...


Hunting ISIS | Interview with Director Sebastiano Tomada and Producer Christopher Leggett

Hunting ISIS follows a group of veteran and civilian volunteers who smuggle themselves into Syria and Iraq to fight against ISIS alongside local militias. Through the eyes of American fighters embedded with the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria, and medics supporting a coalition of local forces in Iraq, Hunting ISIS follows these men as they begin the difficult push to retake ISIS’ capital cities. New episodes air Tuesdays at 10PM Eastern on the History Channel. What is most interesting about...


Franchises That Never Happened And Deadpool 2 Spoilercast | Ep 313

Have you ever been so excited for a film, you can just about taste the franchise potential? Maybe you left the theater giddier than you expected, or heard word on the internet that there would definitely be more of the world you fell in love with…only to never have it materialize? Our topic this week is Franchises That Never Happened. Shawn Fuller from Horribly Awkward joins us to discuss those films that seemed destined for sequels or continuations of some sort, only to fail to live up...


Surviving In A Dystopian Universe | Ep 312

Dystopian Relating to or denoting an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one. On this week's podcast, we discuss how we would survive in a dystopian universe. What would your plan be? Are there any films that present this scenario in a completely plausible way? We also take a look at this genre in detail, as in: why do so many people enjoy films about the collapse of society as we know it? Also this week:...


The Evolution of Television Families | Ep 311

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are both here, so what better time to discuss the evolution of television families? We all remember watching various families on our favorite TV shows, but why did we connect with some over others? What was it about this obviously fictional yet familial bond that, often times, felt more real than our own? This week, we discuss how our beloved TV families have evolved over the years, from safe sitcom messages of the moment, to modern-day issues where it seems...


Building A Marvel Cinematic Universe and Avengers: Infinity War | Ep 310

With the largest opening in history, everyone is talking about Avengers: Infinity War. So we thought, as we celebrate 10 years in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, let’s go back to the beginning and look at how we got here. This week, we discuss all of the films BEFORE Infinity War. We begin with Iron Man, and how Marvel gambled on a risky talent by the name of Robert Downey, Jr. While he is beloved worldwide for his portrayal of Tony Stark, as well as many other projects, he was very much...


Summer Movie Preview 2018

2018 has finally arrived at the greatest point of every cinemaphile’s annual indulgence, the Summer Movie Season! 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 latest episode: the Summer Movie Preview! We discuss each month in detail; every major release, as well as our picks of the smaller independent titles. May, June, July, and August all receive their...