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The Hollywood Outsider

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The Hollywood Outsider is a weekly entertainment podcast where we discuss specific topics in film and TV, review current movies, interview independent filmmakers, and put our own spin on movies and television. Winner at the 2017 Podcast Awards for Best TV & Film. Subscribe & listen to a new HO every week!

The Hollywood Outsider is a weekly entertainment podcast where we discuss specific topics in film and TV, review current movies, interview independent filmmakers, and put our own spin on movies and television. Winner at the 2017 Podcast Awards for Best TV & Film. Subscribe & listen to a new HO every week!

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The Hollywood Outsider is a weekly entertainment podcast where we discuss specific topics in film and TV, review current movies, interview independent filmmakers, and put our own spin on movies and television. Winner at the 2017 Podcast Awards for Best TV & Film. Subscribe & listen to a new HO every week!

Twitter:

@H_Outsider

Language:

English


Episodes

Murder Mysteries, Marvel Movie Stars, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, and Netflix's Wednesday

11/29/2022
In recent years, directors Rian Johnson and Kenneth Branagh have revived the murder mystery format in a huge way with their respective franchises beginning with Knives Out and Murder on the Orient Express, respectively. We have discussed how much we all love murder mysteries on the podcast, but WHY do we love them so much? What is it about these puzzle games of murder that drive audiences back for repeat viewings, long after they have already deduced who the culprit is? We'll find out this...

Duration:01:41:22

Recasting Film and TV Actors and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Spoilercast

11/15/2022
The world is abuzz with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, as director Ryan Coogler was faced with a difficult question after beloved star Chadwick Boseman suddenly passed away: recast or move forward? On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we discuss recasting film and television characters throughout the years, and when is the right or wrong time to do so. Or is it ever truly ok to recast a beloved character? Also this week, we discover an actor's gem through focusing on several...

Duration:01:34:57

Is Politics Ruining Entertainment

11/8/2022
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we're talking about politics, and if the excessive and combative nature of the political landscape these days is ruining entertainment. Do you feel there is too much political ideology injected in today's entertainment? Do you remember when no one even discussed politics, where it was a taboo subject? Can you separate politics from your entertainment, or are politics ruining entertainment? We discuss it all on this rare episode where we let...

Duration:01:23:39

Holiday Movie Preview 2022

11/2/2022
What movies are you most excited for this holiday season? It’s time for our Holiday Movie Preview 2022! Every major theatrical and streaming release for the remainder of the year is on tap as we debate the best and worst of the upcoming season. From Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to Avatar: The Way of Water, and everything in between! Curious what's worth watching this holiday season? Then don't miss this episode of The Hollywood Outsider...

Duration:01:23:25

House of the Dragon Season 1 Spoilercast

10/25/2022
As Game of Thrones show runners breathe fire into their first spin-off in House of the Dragon, we’re here to discuss all of the comings and goings in the realm during this first season. On this special episode, we take the major happenings over the 20 year period from the show, and discuss what we loved or loathed about our favorite heroes and villains in the Seven Kingdoms. Unlike many podcasts, we will not be breaking things down chronologically. Instead, we take on each primary character...

Duration:01:35:35

Black Adam Spoiler Review and The Flash Trailer

10/24/2022
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider, it's time to smell what The Rock is cooking up in the DCEU as Black Adam finally hit theaters, and critics and audiences are split down the middle on The Rock's interpretation of the fabled DC Universe villain. We discuss every aspect of the film, including that magnificent cameo. Also, Zack Parkerson of The Gaming Outsider stops by to discuss The Flash trailer, as he was part of a focus group on the trailer and has enormous insight into what we...

Duration:00:45:07

The Perfect Antihero and Halloween Ends

10/19/2022
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we're talking about the perfect antihero, what makes one our favorite, and whether we have too many or too little of these characters in entertainment. Antiheroes seem to be the fan-favorites, so what is it about them that we love or connect to so much? Also this week, we discuss Harrison Ford's entrance into the MCU, Amazon bringing NFL to their streaming platform and their Lord of the Rings hit, and good ole' Martin Scorsese complains...

Duration:01:43:54

The Horror Sequel Movie Battle Royale!

10/12/2022
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, our Movie Battle Royale returns! If you have never listened before, we take eight finalists from any genre - this time it is horror sequels - and whittle them down until we come to one absolute winner, crowning that film as the greatest to ever exist in its respective genre! There are some fantastic films to choose from here as well, such as: Aliens, Hellraiser 2, Blade 2, Evil Dead 2, Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, Doctor Sleep,...

Duration:01:35:07

Obscure Halloween Movies, Physical vs Digital, Smile, and Blonde

10/5/2022
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, it is time to prep for All Hallows' Eve as we take to our own respective graveyards and dig up obscure Halloween movies. Trick r Treat has taken off in recent years, and there are many little unspoken gems like this one to get us all hyped up for the best movie season of the year for horror fans! Take a listen, and rest assured to walk away with at least a few new Halloween gems to watch this season of the witch. Also this week, we discuss...

Fall TV Preview 2022

9/26/2022
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 2022, 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...

Duration:01:31:25

Episode 500

9/20/2022
This is Episode 500 of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, where Aaron Peterson, John Davenport, Amanda Sink, and Troy Heinritz are joined by former hosts Scott Clark and Brian Williams to celebrate 500 episodes of our podcast. Strap in, this is a wild one. Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsiderFacebook Group

Duration:02:46:27

Disney's D23 Expo, Kevin Smith's Clerks III, Cobra Kai S5

9/12/2022
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we dive into the reveals of Disney's own Comic-Con with their D23 Expo. Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Pixar, and - of course - a ton of Marvel has been unveiled for all the world to see, and we debate the biggest news that sprung from a weekend of Disney love. Also this episode, our spoiler-free review of Cobra Kai Season 5, and then it's time to discuss one of our favorite filmmakers and personalities: Kevin Smith. With Smith bringing Clerks...

Duration:01:37:14

Psychological Horror vs Gore, The Art of the Movie Trailer, TV Doctor Battle Royale

8/31/2022
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...

Duration:02:14:02

Streaming Beats Cable, Movie Duos, and House of the Dragon Spoiler Review

8/23/2022
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...

Duration:01:55:45

Beasts and Predators in Entertainment

8/17/2022
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....

Duration:01:43:04

1994 - A Year in Movies and Television

8/10/2022
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....

Duration:01:28:04

The Franchise Effect, Batgirl Crashes and Bodies Bodies Bodies Review

8/3/2022
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...

Duration:01:22:35

Comic-Con 2022 and NOPE Spoiler Review

7/26/2022
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, the San Diego Comic-Con - long a staple of the best in geek news and fandom - has returned to a live event for the first time in years. Because there was so much excitement, each of our hosts broke their favorite news bites into their own panels which we discuss and ponder, including the sweeping announcements of Marvel's Phase 5 and 6 plans. Also, stopping by from NoReruns.net, Kyle Nolan returns to discuss his live antics on the ground at...

Duration:02:10:33

Why is Hollywood Afraid of Aliens?

7/20/2022
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, with NOPE hitting theaters, we wanted to discuss why Hollywood has this obsession with making aliens terrifying? What is the reasoning behind it? Are we all truly that terrified of an alien invasion? That we would be body snatched? We debate this as well as share what kind of movie or TV aliens terrify us or make us smile the most. Also on this episode, our spoiler-free reviews of The Gray Man and Persuasion, discuss Netflix's recent loss...

Duration:01:39:24

Changing the Tone in Movies or TV and Thor: Love and Thunder

7/12/2022
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, with Thor: Love and Thunder blowing up theaters, we decided to take a look at movies or TV that changed their tone. For example, a show like The X-Files regularly altered its tone from comedy to sci-fi to horror with relative ease, while movies rebooted into completely new genres with films like 21 Jump Street and Baywatch. Changing the tone of a property is nothing new, but it does beg the question: is it worth the risk? Also on this...

Duration:01:25:56