It’s not often where we lose an artist who legitimately created an entire genre. Yet, that’s exactly what happened this past week when we learned the creator of Night of the Living Dead, George A. Romero, passed away.
To pay respects to Mr. Romero, we will pay homage to the genre he created, the zombie film. Romero wasn’t the first director to take on the undead in this form, but he was the one who popularized it by setting his horde against the backdrop of societal and systemic issues plaguing us at that time. We discuss the evolution of the zombie craze, its oversaturation, and why it seems to have stuck along far longer than anyone expected.
Also on this week’s podcast: Doctor Who gets a gender swap, Aaron reviews The Big Sick, John takes a look at new releases Dunkirk, Valerian, and Girls Trip, Scott offers a new What’s This Movie and VOD release dates, and Stump the HO makes a triumphant return!
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Discussed on this episode of The Hollywood Outsider Movie and TV Podcast:
- (0:00 – 23:09) Movie and TV News: PodcastAwards.com announcement, Doctor Who casts Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor, D23 unveils Disney’s latest plans
- (23:10 – 1:01:41) From The Outside In Topic: Zombies and the Legacy of George A. Romero | Listener comments
- (1:01:42 – 1:20:31) What’s This Movie? | Review of The Big Sick | New Releases: Dunkirk, Girls Trip and Valerian | VOD Releases: The Gracefield Incident, Returning Citizen, The Persian Connection | Stump the HO
- (1:20:32 – 1:32:03) Recommendations and Outrage | Closing
- (1:32:04 – 1:57:39) Game of Thrones Season 7 Premiere Reactions
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