Franchise Fatigue
WandaVision Pt.1

WandaVision Pt.1

June 8, 2021

Gabe and James talk about the first four episodes of the smash-hit MCU show WandaVision. A daring and original miniseries that captured the world's imagination and once again asserted Disney's dominance in the Pop Culture landscape. 

 

The Bad Batch Ep. 6: Decommissioned

The Bad Batch Ep. 6: Decommissioned

June 6, 2021

This week Gabe is joined by Michael Hoover from the A Certain Point of View podcast to talk about the latest excellent episode of The Bad Batch.

 

You can watch the video of this review at The Outer Rim YouTube channel...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TNRe7rPy5U

 

The Bad Batch Ep. 5: Rampage

The Bad Batch Ep. 5: Rampage

May 31, 2021

This week Gabe is joined by Drew to discuss the latest episode of The Bad Batch, Rampage.

 

You can watch the video version of this review at The Outer Rim YouTube Channel...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EA9zOci7H0

The Mandalorian Season 2, Pt. 2

The Mandalorian Season 2, Pt. 2

May 25, 2021

We wrap up our discussion of Season 2 of The Mandalorian with our review of the final four episodes. The first half was good, but this half is great!

The Bad Batch Ep. 4: Cornered

The Bad Batch Ep. 4: Cornered

May 23, 2021

This week Gabe is joined by Ryan Wall from the RAW Quiz Show to discuss the latest episode of The Bad Batch, Cornered.

 

You can watch the video version on The Outer Rim channel...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtVW8Upm54E

The Bad Batch Ep. 3: Replacements

The Bad Batch Ep. 3: Replacements

May 16, 2021

Gabe and James talk about the 3rd episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch!

 

You can watch the video of this review here...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYwo2pDJlkA

The Bad Batch Ep. 2: Cut and Run

The Bad Batch Ep. 2: Cut and Run

May 10, 2021

Gabe and Drew talk about the second episode of The Bad Batch, Cut and Run. 

The Bad Batch Ep. 1: Aftermath

The Bad Batch Ep. 1: Aftermath

May 6, 2021

Gabe reviews the first episode of the latest Star Wars animated series, The Bad Batch. 

 

Check out the video review at The Outer Rim YouTube channel...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4H2VOG9QO0

The Mandalorian Season 2, Pt. 1

The Mandalorian Season 2, Pt. 1

May 5, 2021

With the Terminator series behind us, we head back to a galaxy far, far away to catch up on the second season of The Mandalorian.

In this episode we talk about the first four Chapters of Season 2. 

Another excellent season of Star Wars television that might even improve on the first one. 

Terminator: Dark Fate

Terminator: Dark Fate

April 19, 2021

This week we wrap up our exploration of the Terminator series with Tim Miller's Dark Fate. While its the best film in the series since Judgement Day, does that mean its actually a great addition, or is it damning with faint praise?

Terminator: Genesys

Terminator: Genesys

March 23, 2021

Gabe and James try and make sense of Alan Taylor's to reboot the series. Genesys is a messy and bland film that fails to capture what's great about the series at nearly every point. 

Terminator: Salvation

Terminator: Salvation

March 9, 2021

We head into the future war to talk about McG's addition to the series. While Salvation brings impressive visuals and excellent action, it suffers in the substance department. 

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

February 22, 2021

Gabe and James discuss about the third Terminator film. A definite step down for the series, despite a few stand-out elements. 

Top 10 Films of 2020

Top 10 Films of 2020

February 9, 2021

Gabe and James take a quick break from the Terminator series to talk about the films of 2020. A rather disappointing year for movies. But there are still some wonderful gems that are well worth celebrating. 

Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Terminator 2: Judgement Day

January 19, 2021

Gabe and James talk about one of the greatest action films of all time. Quite possibly James Cameron's magnum opus, Judgement Day is every bit as entertaining and mind-blowing today as the day it was released. 

The Terminator

The Terminator

December 30, 2020

We start a new franchise with James Cameron's ground-breaking Sci-Fi action thriller, The Terminator. While its sequel tends to dominate the conversation, this tight, brutal low-budget actioner still delivers on every level today.

Jason Bourne

Jason Bourne

December 10, 2020

We wrap up our journey through the Bourne series with the highly anticipated and equally disappointing return of Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass to the franchise. 

The Bourne Legacy

The Bourne Legacy

November 23, 2020

Gabe and James record in person to discuss the ill-fated attempt to spin off the Bourne series with Jeremy Renner. 

A film that is not without its qualities, The Bourne Legacy nonetheless fails to capture what made previous entries so unique and exciting. 

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

November 11, 2020

James made Gabe watch one of his favorite horror films. 

The Exorcist

The Exorcist

November 3, 2020

Gabe and James get together in person to talk about one of the greatest horror films of all time.
And as usual for our show, the October horror reviews are going up in November!

The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne Ultimatum

October 20, 2020

This week we talk about the original finale for the Bourne Trilogy. The Bourne Ultimatum is an exhilarating action film that takes everything we love about the series and brings it to the next level. 

The Bourne Supremacy

The Bourne Supremacy

October 8, 2020

In this episode we are again joined by our friend Sam Dodson to talk about Paul Greengrass' introduction to mainstream audiences with the 2nd chapter of the Bourne saga. The Bourne Supremacy is a focused and relentless thriller that has kept its edge over the years, despite constant bad imitations of its signature style. 

The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Identity

September 24, 2020

This week we begin exploring one of the most influential action franchise of the 2000s.
Doug Liman's The Bourne Identity is a fantastic thriller that added a whole new level of realism and intensity to the genre. 

Men in Black: International

Men in Black: International

September 8, 2020

With James back, we finally finish playing catch up with franchise installments released while we were in the MCU with the already forgotten Men in Black: International.

A film who's troubled production is far more interesting than anything that happens in it. Which is a tragedy considering its two fantastic lead actors. 

The Hire: The Escape

The Hire: The Escape

August 31, 2020

This week we wrap up The Hire series with Neill Blomkamp's installment, The Escape.
Its not the best of them, but its a lot of fun, featuring a very scary Jon Bernthal. 

 

You can watch The Escape on YouTube...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcbfH_bBJzo

The Hire: Beat The Devil

The Hire: Beat The Devil

August 27, 2020

Here we talk about Tony Scott's absolutely wild installment featuring James Brown and a wonderful Gary Oldman as The Devil. 
It's nuts. 

You can watch Beat The Devil on YouTube...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2Bv5hzuwvU

The Hire: Ticker

The Hire: Ticker

August 23, 2020

This week James makes his triumphant return to the show! We discuss Joe Carnahan's excellent installment, Ticker. And James gives us his thoughts on all the previous shorts. 

 

You can watch Ticker on YouTube...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnqrKcfxYF8

The Hire: Hostage

The Hire: Hostage

August 15, 2020

In this minisode Gabe talks about John Woo's fantastic entry into the Hire series, Hostage.

You can watch Hostage on YouTube...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HONrBK8litA

The Hire: Powder Keg

The Hire: Powder Keg

August 10, 2020

Gabe talks about Alejandro González Iñárritu's dark, gritty installment into The Hire series, Powder Keg.

You can watch Powder Keg on YouTube...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyxgBdJMsR0

 

The Hire: Star

The Hire: Star

August 3, 2020

Gabe talks about Guy Ritchie's installment in the Hire series, Star. 

 

You can watch "Star" on YouTube...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeDoJsUUDHc

The Hire: The Follow

The Hire: The Follow

July 28, 2020

Gabe talks about Wong Kar Wai's moody, contemplative installment to the car commercial series that barely features any cars. 

 

Watch The Follow on YouTube...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SpYNgWi5Do

The Hire: Chosen

The Hire: Chosen

July 22, 2020

In this minisode Gabe continues his solo drive through BMW's The Hire series with Ang Lee's chapter, Chosen. 

A graceful, beautifully crafted short, this one might just be the best in the whole series.

The Hire: Ambush

The Hire: Ambush

July 17, 2020

With James on a brief hiatus, Gabe goes solo to talk about The Hire series of shorts that BMW produced in the early 2000s.

In this minisode he talks about the first of bunch, Ambush

 

You can watch Ambush here...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-3iw1GoTZA&list=PLdToG5JtC8ONuk43jF2qpCk6V12-Iad5D&index=2

Star Wars Resistance Season 2, Pt. 2

Star Wars Resistance Season 2, Pt. 2

July 2, 2020

This week we finally catch up with Star Wars with the final 10 episodes of Resistance Season 2.

After a somewhat rocky first half of the season, the show finds its stride and delivers many of its best episodes yet in its final run.

Star Wars Resistance Season 2, Pt. 1

Star Wars Resistance Season 2, Pt. 1

June 17, 2020

This week we head back to The Colossus to talk about the 2nd season of Star Wars Resistance. A show that didn't make much of an impact, but is still a very enjoyable addition to a Galaxy Far, Far Away.

Knives Out

Knives Out

June 10, 2020

This week we take a quick Detour between Star Wars TV shows  to talk about Rian Johnson's fabulous 2019 mystery caper, Knives Out.

A perfect film brimming with creativity, wit and wonderful characters. Johnson has once again proven himself to be one of the most exciting filmmakers working today.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7

May 30, 2020

This week we explore the epic and long-awaited ending to one of the greatest pieces of Star Wars storytelling ever made.
Like the show that came before, not all of the episodes were amazing. But we still got several of the best episodes this show has ever had, and finally a deeply satisfying conclusion to the beloved show.

The Rise of Skywalker Rewrite

The Rise of Skywalker Rewrite

May 21, 2020

We're doing something very different from usual this week. Here Gabe and James will each be taking a shot at "fixing" The Rise of Skywalker. We've spent the last couple weeks coming up with story treatments that we hope fix a lot of the issues in the film, as well as make it fit better alongside the previous two films in the Sequel Trilogy.

They're probably both terrible, but it was a lot of fun!

Star Wars Ep. 9: The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars Ep. 9: The Rise of Skywalker

May 16, 2020

This week we finally dive into the monumental conclusion to the Sequel Trilogy and the Skywalker Saga. A massive, ambitious and baffling film that's equal parts disappointing and thrilling.

In one of our longest episodes on a single film, we explore this film from every angle. Hashing out what didn't work, but also reveling in all the thing it did get right as well.

Its complicated.

The Mandalorian Season 1, Pt. 2

The Mandalorian Season 1, Pt. 2

April 30, 2020

This week we talk about the second half of The Mandalorian's first season. Four episodes that are just as good, if not better than the previous ones.

The Mandalorian Season 1 Pt. 1

The Mandalorian Season 1 Pt. 1

April 23, 2020

This week we go back to a Galaxy Far, Far Away with the first half of our two-parter on season 1 of The Mandalorian.

The first live-action TV show in the Star Wars universe, Jon Favreau's love letter to the Western genre was somehow able to unite the entire fandom in its praise.

Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit

April 16, 2020

This week we are introducing a new series with Franchise Detours. Wherein in between series we will talk about any film we please. Starting this week with Taika Waititi's beautiful 2019 film, Jojo Rabbit.

Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4

March 27, 2020

This week we wrap up the Toy Story franchise once again with the latest installment, Toy Story 4.

A sequel deemed by many to be unnecessary, it still manages to bring the emotional heft and wit we all expect from the series.

Toy Story That Time Forgot

Toy Story That Time Forgot

March 15, 2020

Toy Story of Terror was fun, but this right here is the real deal. This TV Special is a total blast of wacky Toy Story fun from beginning to end.

Toy Story of Terror!

Toy Story of Terror!

March 12, 2020

With the MCU finally behind us, we're taking a few weeks to catch up on some series that have put out chapters over the last 6 months. Starting with the Toy Story series and the TV specials Pixar put out shortly after Toy Story 3.

In this minisode we discuss Toy Story of Terror, Pixar's send-up of the horror genre starring everyone's favorite toys!

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home

March 6, 2020

This week we complete our epic journey through the films of the MCU with Spider-Man: Far From Home.

With this movie we have yet another fun and charming chapter for the character. It may not fully reach its potential, but its a good time nonetheless.

Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame

February 22, 2020

This week we dive into the epic culmination of the first 10 years of the MCU with Avengers: Endgame!

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel

February 5, 2020

This week we explore the MCU's first female-led movie with Captain Marvel. A film that inspired massive controversies before its release, that were only matched by its runaway financial success. 

Was it worthy of either? Not really.

Favorite Films of 2019

Favorite Films of 2019

January 29, 2020

This week we take yet another short break from the MCU to talk about the films of 2019.

Ant-Man and The Wasp

Ant-Man and The Wasp

January 22, 2020

Back to the MCU this week, we move from the grim depression of Infinity War, back to the low-key, delightful quirkiness of the Ant-Man series!

 

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