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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.






Game of Thrones Season 8 and Complete Series Wrap-up

As Game of Thrones has completed its official journey through HBO's adaptation of George R. R. Martin's classic novels, A Song of Ice and Fire, it is time for us to venture back and discuss the final season of one of the most celebrated series in television history. On this special episode, we discuss the major happenings over the course of this final season, and debate what we loved or loathed about our favorite heroes and villains - and heroes that became villains - as they struggled to...


How The Summer Movie Experience Has Changed Over The Years

Summer at the movies. All of us that are entertainment fans love this time of year. The biggest movies, full of spectacle and big-screen excitement, always seem to land right here. Though times have changed and summer keeps getting bigger, that does not always mean it's getting better. So this week, we take a look back at how the summer movie experience has changed over the years. More than just reflection, we are going to break down our discussion by decade: the 80s, 90s, and early...


The Most Unappreciated Supporting Characters On Television

All of our favorite television shows have supporting actors we get behind: Jesse on Breaking Bad, Tyrion on Game of Thrones, Norm on Cheers, George Costanza on Seinfeld. Whenever you discuss the shows you love with friends, these are the supporting characters that will always float to the top of conversation. But what about the other supporting characters? Those that don't often find themselves on Best Of lists? On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we discuss the most...


Avengers: Endgame Spoilercast

This week, Tony Stark, Captain America, and the rest of the team take on Thanos for one last shot to save half of humanity. On our special spoilercast, we look at the highs and lows of the final chapter in this portion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, stone by stone. And say goodbye to a few favorites. Read our full review and more at


Summer Movie Preview 2019

2019 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...


Can TV Series Finales Ever Live Up To Our Expectations and Game of Thrones Season 8 Premiere Discussion

Lost, Breaking Bad, Battlestar Galactica, Dexter, Friends, etc. Hit shows have to eventually come to an end, and typically when they do, our expectations are high. We have endured this journey for years, and because of that, we each have a conclusion somewhere in the back of our minds. But when we finally reach that last episode, and anticipation has overtaken our own internal logic, how many TV shows actually end perfectly? On this episode, we take a look at audience expectations on TV...


Back Fork | Interview with Josh Stewart

Set in West Virginia, Back Fork takes a brutal look at the opioid crisis affecting millions of people every day. Josh Stewart stars as Waylon and A.J. Cook portrays Nida, a married couple dealing with an overwhelming family tragedy. When coping proves impossible, pills find their way into Waylon's life to dull the pain. When he finds himself in a place he never thought possible, Waylon is forced to face his inner demons or surrender to his addiction forever. You’ve seen Josh Stewart in...


The Stephen King Movie Battle Royale

On this week's episode, we take a look at the movie adaptations of arguably the greatest horror author in history, Stephen King. For several decades now, both readers and audiences have been terrified by the works of Stephen King, in all forms of entertainment. As with anything, not all of his adaptations click, and occasionally the results are scarier than the source material. But those that do, have become classic films that have horrified generations. Because we love King, we left it...


Game of Thrones Season 7 Recap

As Game of Thrones sets sail for their final season, we have arrived to wrap up the past as we discuss all of the comings and goings in Westeros during Season 7. On this special episode, we take the major happenings over the past 7 episodes 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 territory as we inch toward The Great War that has...


Television Crossover Ideas and Jordan Peele's 'US' Spoilercast

On this week's episode, we take a look at that weirdly connective phenomena which is known as the "TV crossover". Networks have utilized these for years as examples as to how to sell their television shows to people who might not be watching them: Mulder and Scully went to COPS, Angela Lansbury headed to Magnum P.I., and the CW combines an entire DC universe once a year. These events can often be nothing more than publicity stunts, but often times they create something beautiful. And we're...


SXSW 2019 | The Films of South by Southwest

The South by Southwest Festival is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Every 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 film festival portion, and even further into the films themselves. Over the course of nine days, the 2019 SXSW Film Festival screened over 130 features, many from...


Let's Fix A Superhero Movie And Captain Marvel Spoilercast

On this week's episode, we take a look a several superhero movies that we feel didn't quite work. Was it a moment, or an entire script that broke that respective film? Whatever it was, can it be fixed? From there, we offer a few minor tweaks that possibly could have saved a franchise or too. That's right, we're going to fix a superhero movie! At the end of our show, we then wade into the waters of Marvel's latest attempt at launching another hero: Captain Marvel! Brie Larson stars as...


Politically Incorrect Comedies And The Beloit International Film Festival

Did you grow up on films like Airplane, Blazing Saddles, or There's Something About Mary? Films that often made light of race, gender, sex, handicaps, and all other manners of things that shouldn't be mocked? If you're like us, you remember laughing at things that you knew, deep in your soul, were horrible to make light of. Yet, at the same time, these inappropriate outbursts of comedic inspiration broke down even the strongest composures, and even occasionally sparked a conversation that...


The Oscars Movie Battle Royale: Best Picture 2000s Edition

For our first Movie Battle Royale of 2019, we decided to climb aboard the Oscar train and look at some of the Best Picture winners of decades past. If you took a single decade, and looked at all 10 winners, which film would stand the test of time to be crowned the greatest film of that respective decade? So this week, we’re discussing the Best Picture winners of the 2000s. A decade ripe with classics, but only 10 verified winners of The Academy Award’s top prize. Previous guest Scott...


Building A Perfect Found Footage Film

Found footage is a subgenre in which all or a substantial part of the film is presented as if it were discovered film or video recordings. The events on screen are typically seen through the camera of one or more of the characters involved, often accompanied by their real-time, off-camera commentary. The footage may be presented as if it were "raw" and complete or as if it had been edited into a narrative by those who "found" it. While it wasn’t the first, The Blair Witch Project is the...


Shipping Our Favorite Characters In Movies And TV

Shipping, initially derived from the word relationship, is the desire by fans for two or more fictional characters (in film, literature, television etc.) to be in a romantic relationship. The actual term "shipping" saw its origin around 1995 by fans of the TV show The X-Files, who believed the two main characters, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, should be or were engaged in a romantic relationship. They called themselves "relationshippers," at first; then R'shipper, 'shipper, and finally just...


TV Spin-Offs We Need, The Batman Returns, And LEGO Innuendo

Television spin-offs are everywhere. Once a TV show garners success, an executive somewhere is trying to figure out a way to borrow a few of those characters, toss them into another setting, and see if they can duplicate those numbers. Often times, it crashes and burns. But there are many success stories along the way, including The Jeffersons, Young Sheldon, Benson, and Frasier. There have also been a few film characters spun off into their own successful shows, recently Cobra Kai...


Cult Films | How Does A Movie Become One And What It Means

On this week's episode, we discuss the world of cult films. Specifically, what defines a movie as a "cult" film? Is it a fluke, or perhaps the right material at the right time? Do popular films ever reach cult status? Why do films like Rocky Horror Picture Show and The Room carry on for decades, while thousands of other films disappear never to be heard from again? We tackle this, as well as what cult films defined us personally as Bill Fulkerson (director of Survival of the Film Freaks)...


2019 Most Anticipated Television Shows, Oscar Nominations, and GLASS Spoilercast

On this week's episode, we dive into our 2019 Television EXTRAVAGANZA! We break down the most anticipated new TV shows of 2019, as well as our returning favorites. We kick things off with the most anticipated TV releases. Titles such as The Passage, I Am the Night, Good Omens, Watchmen, Deadly Class, The Umbrella Academy, and a whole lot more. Troy Heinritz of The Blacklist Exposed joins us to All of those titles are just the tip of the iceberg, as we also discuss Oscar nominations, our...


The 2019 Movie Release Extravaganza!

One of our most popular podcasts each year is our Movie Release EXTRAVAGANZA! On this year's episode, we break down the most anticipated movie releases of the entire year. And with 2019 in full swing, it’s finally time to look ahead at all of the exciting releases still to come in 2019! We kick things off with the most anticipated film releases. Titles such as Star Wars: Episode IX, Toy Story 4, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, IT: Chapter Two, John Wick: Chapter 3, Once Upon a Time in...