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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

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

Stranger Things Season 4 | Volumes 1 and 2

7/6/2022
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, it is time to dive headfirst into the Upside Down to decipher everything we just witnessed in Stranger Things Season 4 Volumes 1 and 2. Did the kids have a sound plan, or did they wage into battle recklessly? Should they have waited another few days to call on Eleven? Hopper and Joyce are reunited, but what is the deal with this Russia storyline? Did Eddie buy them enough time? All of this and more as we dive into our favorite aspects of...

Duration:01:06:06

Vote For The Hollywood Outsider In The 2022 Podcast Awards!

7/5/2022
Please vote for The Hollywood Outsider at PodcastAwards.com! The Podcast Awards award the best in podcasting, and the finalists are determined by YOU, the listeners. Therefore, here we are, asking for your support. Before July 31st, you may cast your vote for us, if you would, and we would be eternally grateful. Visit PodcastAwards.com, complete the brief setup, check the podcasts you are voting for - The Hollywood Outsider can be found in the following categories: ENTERTAINMENT and...

Duration:00:03:19

Timeless Movies, Iconic TV Episodes, and Villain Team-Up Battle Royale

6/29/2022
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we debate timeless movies, iconic TV episodes, and debate villain team-ups in a Battle Royale! Our Movie Battle Royale takes on a new form as each host forms a Suicide Squad of their own, 4 villains teaming up to defeat Thanos. Which combination wins the battle? Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park. These are some of the first films you think of when you debate movies that have stood up to the trials of time. On this segment, we...

Duration:01:47:58

Let's Get Controversial

6/21/2022
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we decided it was time to get a bit controversial and weigh in on a few of our unpopular opinions or theories in entertainment news. Is Wes Anderson vastly overrated? Should Star Wars have ended with Return of the Jedi? Is E.T. really an allegory for something deeper, perhaps a love story? All of these and more are discussed and probed as The Hollywood Outsider gets controversial. Also on this episode, we review Only Murders in the Building...

Duration:01:29:05

Favorite Commercials and Jurassic World Dominion Spoiler Review

6/14/2022
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, before we review Jurassic World Dominion, we reflect on a bit of lost history: commercials. Remember those? These little nuggets of cinema used to tell us what to buy and consume, and since streaming has taken over, we barely pay them any attention at all. What were your favorite commercials? Also on this episode, we review The Boys Season 3 and Hustle, discuss if a Joker sequel with Lady Gaga will actually be a musical, Squid Game gets a...

Duration:01:34:00

Emotional Impact of a TV Series Cancellation and 2022 ATX TV Festival Coverage

6/8/2022
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, with the recent cancellation of over 40 shows, we are discussing the emotional impact of a series not given a proper ending. Is it even fair to expect studios to deliver an ending to a show no one is watching? Are we, as fans, too entitled when it comes to a canceled series? Also on this episode, we discuss the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp trial, a freakin' popcorn shortage, Neve Campbell's Scream 6 announcement, and Kyle Nolan from...

Duration:01:20:21

80s Movie Soundtracks, Top Gun: Maverick, and Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 1

5/31/2022
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, with Top Gun: Maverick taking over movie theaters worldwide, we decided to look back at the original for inspiration and devote our topic for the week to 80s movie soundtracks! Top Gun, Dirty Dancing, Purple Rain, The Blues Brothers, the list goes on and on and on. What was your favorite soundtrack from the 80s era? Also on this episode, we dive deep into Top Gun: Maverick with our spoiler review, as well as Stranger Things Season 4 Volume...

Duration:02:00:38

Is The Movie Star Era Coming To An End?

5/25/2022
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, with Tom Cruise jetting the skies again in Top Gun: Maverick, we decided it was a grand time to revisit the concept of the movie star: what defines the term, and if the movie star era effectually coming to an end. Stars like Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Tom Hanks, The Rock, Denzel Washington, etc. have reigned for decades, but times have changed. In a mass content world, can they still exist? Also on this episode, Movie Innuendo returns, our film...

Duration:01:24:20

Let's Talk About Movie and TV Ratings

5/18/2022
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we decided to dive a little deeper into the history of movie and TV ratings. Where did they come from, who uses them in modern times, why do they use them? We especially take a look at if we should possibly reevaluate how reliable and seemingly flexibly inconsistent ratings tend to be. It's an in-depth and enlightening discussion on how society looks at movie and TV ratings. Also on this episode, our Movie Manners topic returns to look at...

Duration:01:47:11

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Spoiler Review

5/6/2022
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we discuss every single aspect - spoilers and all - of the biggest movie of the year thus far, Marvel's Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness! Following the events of the Disney+ series WandaVision and Spider-Man: No Way Home where Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) cast a forbidden spell that opened the doorway to the multiverse, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness finds Strange protecting a young girl from unseen...

Duration:01:29:44

Annoying TV Tropes and the Ozark Series Finale Spoiler Discussion

5/4/2022
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we discuss annoying TV Tropes. Those little things in modern TV shows that just get under your skin. Maybe it's people never saying goodbye as they hang up, maybe it's something else. Maybe it’s production related, maybe it’s story related. What are your most annoying TV tropes? Also on this episode, Fast X deals with a little Vin Diva drama as they replace Justin Lin, TNT and TBS cease scripted television, our spoiler-free review of Bosch...

Duration:02:08:52

Summer Movie Preview 2022

4/27/2022
What summer movies are you most looking forward to? On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, 2022 has finally arrived at the greatest point of every cinephile’s annual indulgence, the Summer movie season! This year we are finally back with blockbusters like Top Gun: Maverick, Thor: Love and Thunder, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, NOPE, and Bullet Train, and also insightful smaller films like Men, Happening, and Bodies Bodies Bodies. But with so many films coming out...

Duration:01:32:13

Revenge Movies and Fans Who Prejudge Entertainment

4/20/2022
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we debate a dish best served cold: REVENGE! Why do we love this concept of avenging the wrongs of the world through violence, especially when we claim to be such a civilized society? We discuss the myriad of revenge films, what our personal favorites are, and dive into the specifics of why so many fans just love to watch another human be treated to a delicious helping of primal justice. Also on this episode, we are discussing Netflix axing...

Duration:01:34:32

Movie and TV Heroes Who Aren't Very Heroic

4/13/2022
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we take a look at the world of movie and TV heroes. But instead of daring acts of valor, we discuss those heroes who truly aren't very heroic. We're not talking anti-heroes either. Maybe these alleged good guys didn't actually save anyone, or maybe they caused more damage than the villain, or maybe they were constantly bailed out by their friends at Hogwarts. Luke Skywalker, Frodo, Glenda the Good Witch, Rose, and the names keep coming....

Duration:01:35:57

Journey Through the Multiverse and Bruce Willis Retires

4/6/2022
On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we're taking a journey through the multiverse. Specifically, the concept of multiverses as a storytelling device. While many might think this starts and ends with Marvel's recent slate of films including Spider-Man: No Way Home, in fact, multiverses have been around for decades in various forms. As this backdrop of storytelling explodes in popularity, we take a look at it and discuss if it has a long-term future in modern filmmaking. Also...

Duration:01:50:04