You’ve listened to the show, but who are these clowns? What drives them? Who are they, deep, deep in the recesses of the human soul. More importantly, why should we care what they have to say each and every week? Wonder no more.
When we began The Hollywood Outsider in 2011, not many podcasts focused on the BIG PICTURE in film and television. Instead, it was generally cemented around discussing or mocking one specific movie, typically with a heavy-handed dash of elitism. We wanted more than that and, as a critic myself, I needed more than that. Therefore, The Hollywood Outsider was born in an attempt to discuss a myriad of topics, while also serving as a forum for the ‘Average Joe’ – those film buffs who can appreciate Taxi Driver just as much as they can Transformers – to listen and laugh without an ounce of pretentiousness. I try to approach each film on its own merits, and through the eyes the filmmakers intended.
Enjoy yourself. Be unique. Most importantly, ‘Buy Popcorn’.
I’m often referred to as the ‘Everyman’ of the group, as I was raised to escape not through film or TV, but through video games, therefore I approach the podcast and reviews just as I perceive most of you do. A Host on The Hollywood Outsider since 2011, I have also recently begun a podcast dedicated to my favorite hobby, gaming. It can be found at www.TheGamingOutsider.com
Movies and television have always been a big source of inspiration and escape in my life. As an awkward kid a lot of my days were spent drawing and watching whatever could take me on a great adventure on my TV. I graduated from Ringling School of Art and Design in 2003 with my degree in Illustration, and was able to participate in the production of a film providing initial concept and character designs. Though my focus in illustration is different today I still look to movies for inspiration and escape. When I look at movies I also pay as much attention to the visual elements in the story as I do the actors on screen. A good movie uses every tool to tell its story.
You can always find my artwork at http://rjohn-draws.deviantart.com/
Brian Williams – Retired
My interest in movies started as a kid during the explosion of iconic movies being released in the 70’s. The 80’s only nurtured that love, followed by the 90’s which saw my interest really kick off with the likes of Shawshank Redemption, Goodfellas, and anything Quentin Tarantino touched. Somewhere along the line, I’ve acquired a love for the classics such as Casablanca and foreign films like Yojimbo and Das Boot. Having worked in the U.S. Coast Guard and Merchant Marines, I acquired a monster movie collection as I would buy movies to take underway to have something to watch. This led to me being the ‘go to guy’ for anything cinema within my circle of friends and family.
This opportunity to record my ramblings about movies is a pleasure and I am humbled that you take time out of your day to listen to our silly opinions.
Justin Macumber – Retired
Born and raised an Army brat, I’ve spent many years living in different states, My greatest allies were books, and now I’ve been given an opportunity to add my own stories to the shelves. In addition to books, I was raised on movies and video games across every imaginable genre and style, and the stories I write reflect that. You can find my novels and short stories at Amazon and at my website www.justinmacumber.com.