Podcast Review: Outside The Cinema

Eventually one listens to enough podcasts that a saturation point is reached!

Outside The Cinema

The Gist

A Boston based podcast, Outside The Cinema has been around for a few years now. The episodes are usually around an hour and forty five minutes in length. The base premise of the show is a discussion of cult movies. The format of each episode is usually a top six segment (a list of six movies based on some sort of subject, idea, or topic), a pair of movie reviews, and the show ends with feedback. The hosts of Outside The Cinema are Bill By Force and Mr. Chris.

Episodes Listened To

#214: Picking Up The Pieces
#215: Death Vengeance, Soul Spa
#216: Pray For Cool Breeze Death

My Thoughts

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with Outside The Cinema (save for my disinterest in the feedback segment and the choice to use an annoying computerized voice to read said feedback), yet it’s not a podcast I will continue listening to. The reason for this is simple, I already listen to too many podcasts that are just like Outside The Cinema. Maybe if I had discovered Outside The Cinema first it would be a podcast I would choose to listen to on a regular basis. But, that’s not the case and when I’m already listening to cult oriented podcasts like The Gentlemen’s Guide To Midnite Cinema, Sordid Cinema, CineAWESOME!, and Silva & Gold it’s becoming increasingly difficult to make room for other cult oriented podcasts.

Outside The Cinema doesn’t supply deep film criticism, but the hosts are a pair of nice guys who do offer interesting thoughts on movies that happen to not be mainstream. That aspect of the podcast attracted me and it’s that aspect that I know will keep a lot of people around after I’ve moved on. There is something to the experience of sharing your time with a pair of guys who clearly have the same love of cinema that I have. That’s why I don’t have anything truly bad to say about Outside The Cinema. It’s a well made podcast with good production values. I like the films that the podcast talks about, and I enjoyed spending the time I did with the hosts (computer enhanced feedback segment aside). All that being said, I only have so much time in my life that I can give to podcasts. With all the podcasts I already listen, and am committed, to I can’t make space for more of the same in the form of Outside The Cinema.

I’m going to unsubscribe from Outside The Cinema. But, I’m not really telling anyone reading to unsubscribe from Outside The Cinema. Depending on when one comes across the podcast and the type of podcast that person is looking for Outside The Cinema may be a keeper for a lot of other people. I’m not sticking with Outside The Cinema, but it’s not out of any sort of malice or disappointment with the podcast as a whole.

The Bottom Line




2 responses to “Podcast Review: Outside The Cinema

  1. Hey Bill, thanks for taking the time to check out and review the show. I esp wanna say thanks for checking out more than one episode. So many podcast reviewers judge a show based on one episode and that’s is just not fair. Although you said you chose to unsubscribe you are more than welcome to come and chat anytime on our FB group. Also recommend checking out some of our year end joint shows with the GGTMC cause I see you are a big fan of theirs.
    Take Care and hope to hear from you in the future.
    Bill By Force
    P.S. We did away with the CPU voice on feedback.

  2. Sorry the podcast didn’t click with me Bill. But, like I said, it wasn’t bad by any means, and maybe with some time away from it a return at a later date will leave me more engrossed than the first time. Either way, keep up the good work, and good luck with the podcast. 🙂

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