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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!






The 2021 Movie and TV Release Extravaganza

On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we're breaking down everything that's getting us excited in both film and television with our 2021 Movie and TV Release Extravaganza! Now, you probably recognize a bunch of them, but that's because 2020 was damned, so anything that was postponed to 2021 we included. However, we also talk about all the NEW stuff in film and television with the premiere date, network, and a brief synopsis. Strap on your boots, we're taking a walk into the...


WandaVision AfterHO - Episode 1 and 2

On this episode of our WandaVision AfterHO, we discuss the debut of Marvel's new series and its first two episodes on Disney Plus, Scarlet Witch and Vision's reemergence, comic connections, the 50s and 60s sitcom devices, and where we think this is all headed. Each week, we are going to come back to this special after show to talk all about Marvel's WandaVision, one episode at a time. We talk about what the HEX is going on, The Vision for the future of WandaVision, and also, the MCU, and...


The 2021 Hollywood Outsider Awards for Film and Television

On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we revisit 2020 as we present the 2021 Awards for the best we witnessed in film and television over the past year. From the continued explosion of quality content on TV and streaming services (Mandalorian, Ozark, The Boys, Schitt's Creek), to the implosion of mediocrity scattered about, to an overload of film greatness (Tenet, Promising Young Woman, The Trial of the Chicago 7) both at home and in theaters (though this year home theaters...


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Cobra Kai Season 3 Spoilercast

Cobra Kai is back at the dojo kicking off season 3 following the “karate riots” at the end of the last season. Immediately, we get to observe the effects of the fight on Sam, who is basically now mortal enemies with Tory, and is suffering from PTSD. Daniel and Johnny are also in emotional turmoil, as they struggle with guilt, anger, and accountability for the fight. Kreese rebuilds Cobra Kai in his own image, poisoning his students in the process. While Robby is running from law enforcement...


Wonder Woman 1984, Soul, and Promising Young Woman

What did you think of Wonder Woman 1984? On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we dive head first into the pastel-colored waters of the 80s with an in-depth discussion on DC's return to the world of Gal Gadot's Diana Prince, Wonder Woman 1984. This time, Diana is forced to grapple with the power of wish fulfillment as she tangles with Kristen Wiig's Barbara Minerva / Cheetah and Pedro Pascal's Maxwell Lord. From the 80s fashion to bombastic homages to malls and Raiders of the...


TENET Review and Spoilercast | Hunter Hunter Review

In TENET, The Protagonist (John David Washington) is an agent who takes a cyanide capsule – which turns out to be a ruse – after an operation goes south, rather than turn on his government, which wins him favor with a secret organization in need of such fierce loyalty. This is where The Protagonist learns about inversion; the ability to essentially rewind time and possibly save the world from destroying itself in the past, or from the future to the past, or is the past the future? The...


The 2020 Holiday Special | A Hollywood Outsider Christmas

It’s the 2020 HOliday Special! Every year, we love to celebrate the holiday season with our listeners, and there is no better way to do that than with our 7th Annual Holiday Special! It all started with a random idea, we were big fans of holiday specials, yet podcasts seemed to skip over the idea completely. Therefore, we decided we can do whatever we want here at The Hollywood Outsider, so let’s create our own tradition and the Annual Holiday Special was born! Every year we do a little...


Warner Brothers, HBO Max, and the Future of Movie Theaters

What do you think is the future of movie theaters? Originally, HBO Max made a deal with a handful of theater chains to simultaneously release Wonder Woman 1984 in theaters and on HBO Max the same day and date. Both parties agreed to it, because of the circumstances of theaters currently during the Covid-19 crisis. Last week, Warner Brothers dropped the further news that they will be debuting ALL of their 2021 releases – Matrix 4, Conjuring 3, Godzilla vs. Kong, In the Heights, and more – on...


Ian and Eshom Nelms | Fatman

FATMAN, newly available on demand, is a modern, gritty, almost realistic take on the Santa Claus legend, starring Mel Gibson and Marianne Jean-Babtiste as Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. While Santa - aka Fatman - deals with shrinking sales due to a noticeable lack of NICE in the world, little Billy (Chance Hurstfield) is obsessed with getting everything he wants. When Santa gives Billy a lump of coal because he’s been extremely naughty this year, Billy decides to hire Walton Goggins’ contract...


Typecast Actors Who Took A Chance, Fatman, The Hillbilly Elegy, Buddy Games

Who are your favorite typecast actors that took a chance? This week, we talk about our favorite typecast actors that branched outside their norm. A typecast actor is one who becomes strongly identified with a specific character, one or more particular roles, or characters having the same traits or coming from the same social or ethnic groups. For example, if you think of Jason Statham's acting career, you'd probably think of him as the straight-faced action-movie killer. However, he took a...


Childhood TV Memories and Being Thankful in 2020, Happiest Season, Dreamland, Freaky

What are some of your favorite childhood TV memories? This week, we talk about some of our most memorable or impactful childhood TV memories, meaning those moments that you still reflect on even still many years later. Many of us enjoyed morning cartoons, some of us remember when MTV actually had music videos, and the many different experiences of watching with our families and alone. Also this week: spoiler-free review of Freaky, Happiest Season, Dreamland, a news roundup including...


How TV and Movie Habits Have Changed in 2020, Let Him Go, Listener Questions

How have your TV and movie watching habits changed over the course of 2020? This week, we look back at 2020 and how our normal TV and movie viewing habits have altered throughout the year. No movie theaters, increased streaming availability, an endless supply of new content: what are we doing different now that we will continue to do in the future? Also this week: spoiler-free review of Let Him Go, a news roundup including Johnny Depp's shocking departure from Fantastic Beasts 3 and...


Presidents in Entertainment and Sean Connery

Who is your favorite President in movies or TV? On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we first take a look back at the legacy of Sir Thomas Sean Connery. Born on August 25,1930, Connery began acting in the '50s before he first launched to fame as James Bond in Dr. No. He went on to break away from Bond in films like Marnie and Robin and Marian, and then did a lot of ensembles and supporting roles in the 70s and 80s including The Untouchables (which is won an Oscar for),...


John Maggio | HBO's The Perfect Weapon (2020)

Director John Maggio discusses his career and the timeliness of his latest film, The Perfect Weapon, centered around the growing use of cyberterrorism as the preferred warfare of the modern age. Maggio elaborates on many of the themes included in the film, such as the expansion of 5G and "Perception Hacks", as well as the challenges in bringing this riveting film to life. This is a fascinating interview every person needs to hear. Based on a best-selling book by New York Times national...


Sleepaway Camp (1983) | A Hollywood Outsider Movie Commentary

After a horrible boating accident kills her family, shy, sullen Angela moves in with her eccentric Aunt Martha and protective cousin Ricky. One summer, Martha sends the kids to Camp Arawak. Soon after their arrival, bizarre, increasingly-violent accidents claim the lives of various campers. Who is the twisted individual behind these murders? The disclosure of the murderer's identity is one of the most shocking climaxes in the history of American cinema...and you're going to hear our...


Borat 2 and Spell

On this episode, our news roundup leads into spoiler-free reviews of new films Borat 2 and Spell. Discussed on this episode Borat 2 and TheHollywoodOutsiderFacebook Group Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!


A Happy, Happy Halloween Episode | 2020 Edition

Happy, Happy Halloween, Halloween, Halloween... Welcome tooooooooo The Hollywood Outsider Halloween special! On this episode, we've assembled some of our favorite discussions on horror films and anything related to Halloween! First we build a perfect horror movie, then dive into a bit of history on women in horror before director Darren Lynn Bousman discusses his favorite SAW traps, which leads perfectly into the most iconic villains in horror. To cap everything off, we have a little fun by...


80s Family Movie Battle Royale

Which 80s family movie do you consider the best of all time? In this episode, we're determining which '80s family movie is the best, why we love them, and defending them with our last dying breath. Okay, maybe not that serious, but we are taking them into battle. Joined by our special Patreon guest who bought her way onto the show (yes, that is indeed a perk), Kristina Flores, the four of us each have two movies we bring to the ring and knock 'em down until we land on just one. Titles like...


Classic Movie Monsters, Bad TV Couples, and a Perfect Summer Soundtrack

Here are three of our most popular topics from earlier this year: Bad TV Couples, Classic Movie Monsters, and the Perfect Summer Soundtrack. First up, from Episode 384: we’re discussing bad TV couples. Anyone who loves television has a favorite couple, or even several favorites. But have you ever loved a show and two characters getting together just ruined it for you? Are there shows where you just dread any potential romantic couplings – like it just doesn’t belong? We will be discussing...