Franchise Fatigue
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

September 7, 2021

We are joined by Chad Hopkins from The Cinescope Podcast to talk about the fifth entry in the Harry Potter series. David Yates' first installment is a tight, confident and consistently entertaining film that marks an important transition for the series into a singular directorial vision. 

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

August 24, 2021

We are joined by Ryan Wall for our discussion of Mike Newell's controversial 4th chapter of the Harry Potter series. 

While it is a favorite to some, its not a movie any of us particularly enjoy. 

The Bad Batch Ep. 16: Kamino Lost Review

The Bad Batch Ep. 16: Kamino Lost Review

August 15, 2021

Gabe, Ryan, Drew and Michael gather for a massive roundtable review of the the Season 1 finale!

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMXE2zvp4XA

 

The RAW Quiz Show...
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3DmPvglq5wddlae0VKwB5w
A Certain Point of View Podcast...
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-certain-point-of-view-a-star-wars-podcast/id1489983696
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

August 10, 2021

Gabe and James discuss Alfonso Cuaron's incredible addition to the series. A truly beloved film that deserves every ounce of praise its received. 

The Bad Batch Ep. 15: Return to Kamino Review

The Bad Batch Ep. 15: Return to Kamino Review

August 8, 2021

Gabe and Drew talk about the heartbreaking penultimate episode of The Bad Batch. This show continues to impress. 

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TdWDT_U_SE

The Bad Batch Ep. 14: War Mantle Review

The Bad Batch Ep. 14: War Mantle Review

August 2, 2021

Gabe and Drew discuss the excellent latest episode of The Bad Batch. The show briefly hit a rough patch, but this episode sets it back on course!

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Vd1h4_4-NA

The Bad Batch Ep. 13: Infested Review

The Bad Batch Ep. 13: Infested Review

July 25, 2021

Gabe and James discuss the latest episode of the Bad Batch. This week the show returns to its traditional episodic mission format with somewhat mixed results.

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsA1_EsC4VA

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

July 21, 2021

Gabe and James explore one of the more underrated entries into the series. Chamber of Secrets takes everything great about the first film and improves on it with a tight and confident mystery yarn.

The Bad Batch Ep. 12: Rescue On Ryloth

The Bad Batch Ep. 12: Rescue On Ryloth

July 18, 2021

Gabe and Drew discuss the 2nd part of the Ryloth arc. These last two episodes have been a major departure for the series. With varying degrees of success for our hosts. 

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEsvvovXTg4

The Bad Batch Ep. 11: Devil’s Deal

The Bad Batch Ep. 11: Devil’s Deal

July 12, 2021

Gabe is joined once again by Michael Hoover from the A Certain Point of View Podcast to talk about the latest and mostly Bad Batch free episode, Devil's Deal.

You can watch the video version of this review on the Outer Rim YouTube channel...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC6S5TKdkgk

 

Check out the A Certain Point of View podcast!!

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-certain-point-of-view-a-star-wars-podcast/id1489983696

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

July 5, 2021

This week we start a series that Gabe has been dying to get to ever since the podcast started. The Sorcerer's Stone gets this series off to a very solid start and lays an excellent foundation for one of the biggest franchises of all time 

The Bad Batch Ep. 10: Common Ground

The Bad Batch Ep. 10: Common Ground

July 5, 2021

This week Gabe is joined by Ryan Wall to talk about episode 10 of The Bad Batch.

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qSUJ-_pobU

The Bad Batch Ep. 9: Bounty Lost

The Bad Batch Ep. 9: Bounty Lost

June 27, 2021

Gabe and James talk about yet another fantastic episode of The Bad Batch!

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92vPsTAtieY

WandaVision Pt. 2

WandaVision Pt. 2

June 23, 2021

We are joined by Drew Dodgen from The Cel Cast to talk about the final five episodes of WandaVision. 

 

You can listen to The Cel Cast here...

https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/the-cel-cast-thecelcast-WNPYAS2tQHn/

The Bad Batch Ep. 8: Reunion

The Bad Batch Ep. 8: Reunion

June 21, 2021

Gabe and Drew are back to talk about the awesome new episode of The Bad Batch, Reunion. This show just keeps getting better!

 

You can watch the video version of this review on The Outer Rim's YouTube channel...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee0m6eLHkDs

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.

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