The Hollywood Outsider A Film and Television Podcast

A weekly film and television podcast where we discuss specific topics, the latest news, review current movies, interview independent filmmakers, an...
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 commen...
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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 t...
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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 succes...
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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,...
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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 C...
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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 ...
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On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we revisit 2018 as we present the 2019 HO Awards for the best (and worst) we witnessed in film and television over the past year. From the continued explosion of quality content on TV and streaming services, to the implosion of mediocrity scatte...
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A quick update on The Hollywood Outsider in 2019. Please be sure to vote for the 2019 HO Awards at the link: https://www.thehollywoodoutsider.com/vote-winners-2019-ho-awards/   Support The HO at https://www.patreon.com/thehollywoodoutsider  
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The year is ending with a bang, as Aquaman, Mary Poppins Returns, and Bumblebee all hit theaters for the holiday season. One, an enormously charismatic hero with the ability to communicate on a deeper level with every living being while simultaneously saving lives. The other two, Aquaman and Bum...
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As we take the week off, here are four of our most popular topics on our final Best of 2018 compilation: Behind-the-Scenes Hollywood Stories, Pixar Movie Battle Royale, Is Television Getting TOO Serialized, and Let's Puppet Up A Movie. As well as a short collection of outtakes from our January s...
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On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider, we discuss how we find new television shows in a climate where there are 500+ scripted shows across all mediums. Also, Netflix and Disney's pissing contest, the UK is taking up for scarred villains, we recast Die Hard with modern actors, and then wrap u...
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Every year, we love to celebrate the holiday season with our listeners, and there is no better way to do that then with our 5th Annual Holiday Special! It all started with a random idea, as Aaron and Scott were big fans of holiday specials, yet podcasts seemed to skip over the idea completely. T...
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Football has become the American pastime. A team sport that is equal parts sheer brutality and entertainment. Any given Sunday, the country is enthralled by the NFL and its merry band of outlaws, tossing a leather ball back-and-forth on a field playing a kid’s game, and we eat it up. And because...
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The Crimes of Grindelwald is a direct sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, and a prequel to the beloved Harry Potter franchise. The worlds are vastly interconnected and we begin to see their ties more and more as the Beasts world progresses. In follow up to the last, after being re...
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Shocking news hit the world this week as Marvel legend Stan Lee was pronounced dead at 95. A hero to the dreamer in all of us, Stan Lee entertained millions around the world with his amazing creations such as Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, and the list goes on and on. On this episode of The Hollyw...
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On this bonus episode, we discuss Netflix's recent series, The Haunting of Hill House. Just like the show itself, we bounce through the characters of the Crain family and dissect what it is about this show that captured our attention so greatly. Take a listen! Subscribe to The Hollywood Outside...
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This month marks the 25th anniversary of Mrs. Doubtfire. A movie revolving around a divorced dad who was simply not allowed to see his kids whenever he wanted. So in an effort to spend more quality time with them, he dressed up like a nanny and landed a job inside his ex-wife’s house to help rai...
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Television is stuffed with content these days, and the quality supports the excess. But what happens when we as an audience become hooked on a series, and it continues even after the quality and ratings drops? What happens when our favorite TV shows go on too long? This week we dive into this ve...
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Halloween is a special time of year, especially for fans of entertainment. As long as we have it, film and television has supplied audiences with an endless array of boogeymen and women to terrify us into that Halloween spirit. This year, we devote an entire episode to the festivities. From what...
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On this exclusive interview, we sit down with Jim Cummings, the writer-director-star of Thunder Road. Jim's new film follows a police officer who has just lost his mother, and is now forced to come to grips with her legacy, his role in law enforcement, and his own relationship with his daughter....
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