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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. Podcast Awards winner for Best TV & Film podcast. 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. Podcast Awards winner for Best TV & Film podcast. Subscribe & listen to a new HO every week!

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Movie Spin-Offs We Need, Forgiving Kevin Spacey, Cannes, IF, and The Strangers

5/22/2024
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, with Furiosa hitting theaters, it's time to look at what we've been robbed of over the years as fans: what are the movie spin-offs we actually NEED?! So many franchises erode into sequel after sequel when there are fantastic characters withering away on the vine just waiting for their chance to shine. They deserve their own spin-off, so why haven't we gotten one yet? There is so much more! We also review IF and The Strangers: Chapter 1, dive into Cannes 2024 and this odd practice of 10 minutes standing ovations, debate if ticket prices should come down, and then finally a hot-button topic: is it time to forgive Kevin Spacey? Listen to this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast and find out! Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 29:27)(29:28 – 40:36)(40:37 – 1:09:31)The Strangers: Chapter 1 and IF(1:09:32 - 1:49:12)Inspired By A True StoryPatreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsiderFacebook Group@BuyPopcornSubscribe on AppleSubscribe on SpotifySubscribe via RSS

Duration:01:49:12

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Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, Lord of the Rings Returns, Streaming Bundles, The Crow Turns 30

5/14/2024
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we are headed back to the land Charlton Heston built. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes takes place generations after the events of "War". This time, a group of civilized primates are viciously attacked, which leaves one of their own - Noa - to set off on a journey to save his clan. The less you know of the story the better, but you can rest assured that director Wes Ball understands the respect the last trilogy carries with it, and this film honors both the heart and depth those films exacted. Humanity versus the lives of all those animals we force to do our bidding, and how the memories of our heroes can even be distorted into a manipulative tactic for dictatorship. All of this and more is on the table as we discuss Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. That's not all though! Entertainment news gets a once over as Lord of the Rings brings both Andy Serkis AND Gollum back, Roger Corman passes away, Disney merges with Max in the weirdest of ways, and Brandon Lee's The Crow celebrates its 30th anniversary. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 27:35)Lords of the RingsThe Crow's(27:36 – 34:05)Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes(34:06 – 56:45)Kingdom of the Planet of the ApesInspired By A True StoryPatreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsiderFacebook Group@BuyPopcornSubscribe on AppleSubscribe on SpotifySubscribe via RSS

Duration:00:54:07

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Binge vs Weekly TV

5/8/2024
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we head back to a debate that has been raging for years, but seems to have rounded a corner back to where we started: which is the best way to watch TV nowadays, binging or weekly? There are sooooo many options, especially in the world of streaming, but do we even still have time for all of this television? Let's dive into a healthy debate as we discuss binge vs weekly TV. That's not all though! Entertainment news like The Rock's recent expose, Riddick gets another chance, a few choice movie ideas moving to production, upcoming attractions such as Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, our review of The Last Stop in Yuma County, and more! Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 22:04)(22:05 – 36:59)The Last Stop in Yuma County(37:00 - 1:16:18)Inspired By A True StoryPatreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsiderFacebook Group@BuyPopcornSubscribe on AppleSubscribe on SpotifySubscribe via RSS

Duration:01:16:18

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Inspired By A True Story - The Strangers and Mississippi Burning

5/1/2024
Inspired By A True Story is our spin-off podcast that dives into the world of true crime, specifically films that were inspired by true events, and detailing those actual crimes that occurred. On this special episode, we are sharing two of our favorite episodes: The Strangers and Mississippi Burning. Take a listen, and if you like what you here, head on over to Inspired By A True Story on your favorite podcast app and his subscribe so you can listen to every episode! (0:00 – 3:03)Opening(3:04 – 1:03:00) Mississippi Burning (1:03:01 - 2:07:35) The Strangers Welcome to Inspired By A True Story, a podcast where every two weeks, our award-winning hosts and film critics discuss the genuine details that have inspired some of the most memorable true crime movies around. Each episode will break down the crime or crimes that inspired a specific film, and then discuss how factual that film is, versus how much is simply Hollywood magic. Email your thoughts on this episode and/or suggestions of films to cover to Inspired@TheHollywoodOutsider.com Listen to all episodes of Inspired By A True Story at https://www.thehollywoodoutsider.com/inspired-by-a-true-story/ Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify RSS Feed Support the podcast and gain early access to episodes of Inspired By A True Story at https://www.patreon.com/thehollywoodoutsider "Southern Gothic" and other music provided by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Duration:02:07:35

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Summer Movie Preview 2024

4/24/2024
What summer movies are you most looking forward to? On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, 2024 has finally arrived at the greatest point of every cinephile’s annual indulgence, the Summer movie season!! This year theaters are trying to kick back into gear with blockbusters like Deadpool and Wolverine, The Fall Guy, Bad Boys: Ride or Die, Inside Out 2, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, IF, Furiosa, Twisters, A Quiet Place: Day One, and also insightful smaller films like The Bikeriders, Hit Man, Trap, I Saw the TV Glow, Babes, and a whole lot more. 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 Summer Movie Preview 2024! We discuss each month in detail and every major and many minor releases. May, June, July, and August all receive their fair due as we elaborate and debate on over 60 titles coming to theaters, as well as those independent and streaming gems to look for. Grab a pen and paper or your favorite app, because this is one episode you will want to take notes on. THIS is our 2024 Summer Movie Preview! *Editor's Note: Release dates were based on the date of the recording, and are subject to change Inspired By A True StoryPatreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsiderFacebook Group@BuyPopcornSubscribe on AppleSubscribe on SpotifySubscribe via RSS

Duration:01:44:49

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John Hughes Movie Battle Royale

4/17/2024
John Hughes is a legendary writer and director in film. Not only have his films connected to multiple generations of audiences, but they remain classics in the hearts of movie fans everywhere. But what is the BEST John Hughes film? On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, it's time to answer that question! Therefore, we took 8 of John Hughes most famous films - including The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, Pretty in Pink - and whittled it down to one winner, the film that will be crowned the greatest of its kind in our John Hughes Movie Battle Royale! That's not all though! With upcoming attractions plus reviews of The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, Civil War, and Fallout, this is an episode packed with a little bit of everything. That's not all though! With upcoming attractions plus reviews of The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, Civil War, and Fallout, this is an episode packed with a little bit of everything. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 1:08:59)(1:09:00 – 1:26:43)The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, Civil War, Fallout(1:26:44 - 1:36:42)Inspired By A True StoryPatreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsiderFacebook Group@BuyPopcornSubscribe on AppleSubscribe on SpotifySubscribe via RSS

Duration:01:36:42

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Impactful TV Character Deaths, Sting, The Long Game, Damaged

4/10/2024
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, it's time for reflection. Specifically, we want to look back at the impact of TV character deaths and why they hit us so hard. We spend so much time with these characters, so when writers take them away from us, it can truly throw a curveball into our lives. But which ones made the harshest impact? That's not all though! AMC Theaters takes it out on their Dune bucket, Tulsa King has a bit of drama all its own, reviews of upcoming movies The Long Game, Damaged, and Sting, and a whole lot more! Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 18:15)(18:16 – 32:29)The Long Game, Damaged, Sting(32:30 - 37:59)(38:00 – 1:29:49)Inspired By A True StoryPatreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsiderFacebook Group@BuyPopcornSubscribe on AppleSubscribe on SpotifySubscribe via RSS

Duration:01:29:48

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Monster and Villain Mashups in TV and Movies, Matrix Turns 25, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

4/3/2024
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, with Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire burning up movie theaters worldwide, we decided to take a look at monster mashups, why we love them, and then go about plotting our own take on films or TV monsters or villains that could make for an exciting versus or team-up movie all on their own. Thanos versus The Emperor? Shelob vs. Blue? How about E.T versus Cooper from Super 8? That's not all though! We also have a debate on when a franchise like Ghostbusters or Terminator should finally end, The Matrix turns 25, our review of Godzilla x Kong, and a whole lot more! Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 21:48)(21:49 – 37:37)Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire(37:38 - 46:42) (46:43 – 1:14:25)(1:14:26 – 1:26:18)The MatrixInspired By A True StoryPatreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsiderFacebook Group@BuyPopcornSubscribe on AppleSubscribe on SpotifySubscribe via RSS

Duration:01:26:17

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Missing Movie Songs, Long Film Credits, Streaming Trends, and Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

3/27/2024
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, before we review Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, we first have to do a bit of catching up. The past two weeks have been heavy on films, with our Oscars recap and deep dive into the SXSW Film & TV Festival, so it's time to get back to fluff. Therefore we discuss random topics such as where have all the movie songs gone, why are film credits so long, concerning streaming trends, which character would you be in The Breakfast Club, who would win between Cobra Kai and Sho Nuff, and a whole lot more. Then it is time to turn to our spoiler-free reviews. First of Liam Neeson's best film in years, In the Land of Saints and Sinners. Then it is time to fire up our proton packs and hit the streets of New York to debate the latest Ghostbusters film, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire. If you need a fun podcast on movies or TV, who ya gonna call? Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 57:43)(57:44 – 1:03:04)In the Land of Saints and Sinners(1:03:05 – 1:20:51)Ghostbusters: Frozen EmpireInspired By A True StoryPatreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsiderFacebook Group@BuyPopcornSubscribe on AppleSubscribe on SpotifySubscribe via RSS

Duration:01:20:51

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The 2024 SXSW Film & TV Festival

3/20/2024
The SXSW Film and TV Festival is one of the largest of its kind in the world. In a typical 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 2024 SXSW Film & TV Festival portion, and even further into the films themselves. Over the course of several days, the 2024 SXSW Film and TV Festival screened numerous features, TV premieres, many from first-time filmmakers (consisting of World Premieres, North American Premieres, and US Premieres), shorts, virtual reality exhibits, AI advancements, and other works. These films were selected from thousands of overall submissions, and – while we can’t see them all – we have a nice sample to share with you of what came out of this stellar lineup of independent and popular films and television series. Over 25 films are on our docket this year, and we review them all (including The Fall Guy, Road House, Wondermind, and Black Box Diaries), as well as snippets from panels and a whole lot more! So sit back and relax. You’re about to experience the SXSW Film and TV Festival from the comfort of your own home. Discover a complete list of all films, TV episodics, or events discussed on this episode HERE. Discussed on this episode of The Hollywood Outsider Movie and TV Podcast: Inspired By A True StoryPatreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsiderFacebook Group@BuyPopcornSubscribe on AppleSubscribe on SpotifySubscribe via RSS

Duration:02:27:34

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Oscars 2024 | The 96th Academy Awards Winners and Wrap-Up

3/11/2024
What did you think of the 96th Annual Academy Awards? For this special Oscars 2024 wrap-up, Aaron and Amanda discuss the events, speeches, and winners of the 96th Annual Academy Awards, including a return of the five returning winners to present to current nominees, and Ryan Gosling's triumphant performance of "I'm Just Ken". All this and more are up for grabs as we recap this year's Oscars! The Academy Awards (“Oscars”) are the most prestigious awards in filmmaking and showcase some of the greatest talent and work in motion pictures for that running year. The nominees and winners are selected by majority vote from members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Ballots are cast by members from within the industry and, in most categories, represent the corresponding branch (ex.: actors nominate actors). Inspired By A True StoryPatreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsiderFacebook Group@BuyPopcornSubscribe on AppleSubscribe on SpotifySubscribe via RSS

Duration:00:48:14

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Scrambled | Interview with Director and Star Leah McKendrick

3/10/2024
Leah McKendrick's new film Scrambled stars McKendrick as Nellie Robinson, a single woman in her 30s who begins to feel like the clock is ticking, and she is running low on romantic prospects. So Nellie decides to freeze her eggs - setting her on an empowering journey to a brave new world where she ultimately discovers "the one" she's looking for might just be herself. Scrambled is funny, sweet, charming, and heartwarming, and McKendrick put everything she had into the film, both in front of and behind the camera. As the screenwriter, director, and star of the film, we discussed all phases of the film in this exclusive interview with the burgeoning star (as well as that I Know What You Did Last Summer requel she is working on). Scrambled is now available on demand, and I really hope all of you take the time to watch it, because this is one of those films I feel like fans will want to share with other fans. As always, we keep the film discussion spoiler-free, so listen and enjoy this interview with Leah McKendrick on her latest film, Scrambled! You can find our previous interview with Leah as mentioned in this interview HERE.

Duration:00:34:47

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Dune: Part Two Review and Loving Films No One Else Does

3/5/2024
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we head back to Arrakis and dive into Dune: Part Two, but first we need to discuss news and our topic of the week. A flip of our last episode, this time we want to discuss when we love a film so much, but no one else seems to get it. It's important to note, we don't mean guilty pleasures. We mean a film you truly believe is great for whatever reason, and the world at large just mostly thinks you're insane. Then we dive into Denis Villeneuve's return to spice up the theatrical experience with Dune: Part Two. First up is our spoiler-free review, and then Tomas Becks joins us to explain why the film is a masterpiece, and how we just don't understand. This is a conversation for every level of Dune fan, so we hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 25:10)(25:11 – 58:38)(58:39 – 1:54:25)Dune: Part TwoInspired By A True StoryPatreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsiderFacebook Group@BuyPopcornSubscribe on AppleSubscribe on SpotifySubscribe via RSS

Duration:01:54:24

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When Everyone Loves a Movie But You, Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender Review, and Dune's Denis Villeneuve Hates Dialogue

2/28/2024
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, our main topic revolves around the struggle that occurs when it seems as though everyone loves a specific movie... but you. What do you do? Do you revisit the films later? Do you adjust your mood and watch it again? Do you question your own taste? We discuss this questions as well as dive into some of the films we have this experience with over the years, as well as a few popular listener choices on the subject. Also on this episode, is our spoiler-free review of Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender. Does this live-action take finally get the essence of the original series right? Finally, Awards shows move to streaming, Fast and Furious comes to an end (finally?), and Denis Villeneuve rattles fans with a savage take on cinema as he states, Frankly, I hate dialogue. Dialogue is for theatre and television. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 21:24)StreamingFast and Furious EndsDenis Villeneuve Hates Dialogue(21:25 – 40:42)Avatar: The Last Airbender(40:43 – 1:31:34)Inspired By A True StoryPatreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsiderFacebook Group@BuyPopcornSubscribe on AppleSubscribe on SpotifySubscribe via RSS

Duration:01:31:34

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Red Right Hand | Interview with Directors Eshom and Ian Nelms

2/25/2024
In Red Right Hand, Cash (Orlando Bloom) is trying to live an honest and quiet life while taking care of his recently windowed brother-in-law and niece, Savannah (Chapel Oaks). Nestled in the rural mountains of Odim county, this tight nit family tends to their family farm while trying to move on from their troubled pasts. Unfortunately, the region’s sadistic kingpin, Big Cat (Andie MacDowell) has other plans and forces Cash back into her services. In order, to protect his family, Cash is forced to complete three jobs which push him and his morality to the very brink. As the journey gets harder, Cash is drawn into a nightmare that blurs the lines between good and evil. We interviewed the Nelms brothers in 2020 for Fatman, and these guys are a pair of our favorites. They make movies we at The Hollywood Outsider enjoy, and Red Right Hand is no exception. It's an entertaining, gritty, family revenge thriller and our hero is not a flawless badass. Orlando Bloom’s Cash is unlike his previous characters, he’s desperate to stay on the right path, but this world just won’t escape him, and Andie MacDowell’s Big Cat is a role we promise you have never seen her in. Red Right Hand is now available on demand or in limited theaters. We keep the film discussion spoiler-free, so listen and enjoy this interview with Eshom and Ian Nelms as they break down their exciting new film, Red Right Hand.

Duration:00:36:32

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Let's Get Controversial! 2024 Edition

2/21/2024
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we decided it was time to return to a topic we haven't done in a few years and let's get controversial! We weigh in on a few of our unpopular opinions or theories in entertainment news. Is Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy overrated? Was 2016's Ghostbusters a better reinvention of the 80s classic than Ghostbusters: Afterlife? When does something count as woke? All of these and more are discussed and probed as The Hollywood Outsider gets controversial. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 1:04:30)Listen to our 2022 Edition of Let's Get Controversial HERE!Inspired By A True StoryPatreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsiderFacebook Group@BuyPopcorn

Duration:01:04:29

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Ordinary Angels, Bob Marley: One Love, and Madame Web Film Reviews

2/20/2024
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we have three film reviews to discuss: Bob Marley: One Love which stars Kingsley Ben-Adir as the iconic Bob Marley and Lashana Lynch as his wife Rita, in a retelling of Marley's assassination attempt and subsequent fleeing of Jamaica, all the way up until his One Love concert; Madame Web, which ventures into the Spider-Verse for a spin-off which stars Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb, a paramedic who survives a near-death experience only to find herself blessed with clairavoyant powers that lead her to protect three young women (Sydney Sweeney, Celeste O'Connor, and Isabela Merced) from the murderous Ezekiel Sims (Tahar Rahim); and lastly, Ordinary Angels, which stars Hilary Swank as Sharon Stevens, a complicated woman who devotes herself to helping Ed Schmitt (Alan Ritchson) raise money to pay for his daughter's liver transplant. (00:00 – 07:25)Bob Marley: One Love (07:26 – 20:36)Madame Web (20:37 – 40:44)Ordinary AngelsInspired By A True StoryPatreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsiderFacebook Group@BuyPopcorn

Duration:00:40:44

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Let's Talk About LOVE in TV and Film, Oscars New Category, Deadpool 3 and Twisters Trailers

2/14/2024
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, our main topic is LOVE in TV and film. For decades, audiences have been laughing and weeping along with our favorite characters on the big and small screen, but why do we connect so much with them? We debate the representation of love on screen, not just romantic but also friendships and familial love. It's an episode full of heart...and laughs. Also, Oscars has a new category, and it's NOT stunts, so we have a lot to say about that. Plus, Super Bowl LVII is over, but the trailers released have only just begun so we dive into many of them such as Twisters, Wicked, and especially Deadpool 3 aka Deadpool and Wolverine! Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 5:41)(5:42 – 31:10)(31:11 – 1:23:56)Inspired By A True StoryPatreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsiderFacebook Group@BuyPopcorn

Duration:01:23:55

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The Resurgence of Cancelled TV Shows, Streaming's New Normal, Argylle, and Out of Darkness

2/7/2024
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we dive into the latest regarding our beloved streaming services. Disney/Hulu now joins the password crackdown. Amazon decides to shove ads into your current plan vs Netflix leaving your plan alone. The resurgence of SUITS has us asking what other old series do we want to see new audiences find, and which could be re-tooled to have new life. Also discussed are thoughts on Tarantino's final movie ever plus we review Out of Darkness and Argylle. (0:00 – 5:28)(5:28 – 27:52)(27:52 – 1:22:18)(1:22:18 – 1:37:25)(1:37:25 - 1:46:12) Inspired By A True StoryPatreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsiderFacebook Group@BuyPopcorn

Duration:01:46:13

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1984 Movie Battle Royale!

1/31/2024
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, it's time for our 1984 Movie Battle Royale! Not only do we discuss what a fantastic year at the theater 1984 was, but we all break it down to what is truly the greatest film to come out of that year. Which one had the most holding power, influence, is beloved the most? Could it be Ghostbusters, The Karate Kid, The Terminator, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Gremlins, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The NeverEnding Story, Beverly Hills Cop, or something else? The answer might ultimately surprise you! Discussed on this episode Inspired By A True StoryPatreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsiderFacebook Group@BuyPopcorn Watch Aaron moderate a Cobra Kai panel with Ralph Macchio and William Zabka as discussed on the episode: https://youtu.be/nWASxKUS3yM

Duration:01:23:12