67 episodes

Enter the swinging doors of the Hollywood Saloon, kick up your spurs and get drunk with knowledge as Andy and John spin tales from the cinema trails. So strap on the six shooters and get ready for a showdown as the good, bad and the ugly of filmmaking is given the campfire treatment, where outlaw commentary rules the town. Tune in each week as the Saloon opens it s doors and examines what happend Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.

The Hollywood Saloon Andy Siems / John Jansen

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 31 Ratings

Enter the swinging doors of the Hollywood Saloon, kick up your spurs and get drunk with knowledge as Andy and John spin tales from the cinema trails. So strap on the six shooters and get ready for a showdown as the good, bad and the ugly of filmmaking is given the campfire treatment, where outlaw commentary rules the town. Tune in each week as the Saloon opens it s doors and examines what happend Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.

    The NEED for SPEED

    The NEED for SPEED

    A discussion of the 2008 film SPEED RACER and the animated show.

    • 2 hrs 28 min
    Saloon Shots 23 - Who the Hell is TinTin ?

    Saloon Shots 23 - Who the Hell is TinTin ?

    From a far away land comes a new name in adventure...and it has nothing to do with a dog and everything to do with Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson. Taking pages from the classic series and translating them to the screen with the latest in digital technology, THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN has been designed as a blockbuster from the first frame. But for who? With American audiences in the dark and foreign markets getting the film two months early, the roll out for TinTin is writing a new chapter in Hollywood's pursuit of foreign coin. Join Andy and John as they track the latest trend in movie making and search for the secret of domestic bliss.

    • 39 min
    Super Summer 2011 vol.1 - THOR

    Super Summer 2011 vol.1 - THOR

    He was brave, loyal and reckless - the future king, but the fate of the gods held a different path for Thor Odinson. Seeking great glory and deep pockets Marvel Studios calls on the Mighty Thor as it's next multi-million dollar big screen hero taping British Shakespearean Veteran Kenneth Branagh to guide the thunder to audiences around the globe. Leading off the Super Summer 2011 - 5 Volume episode, John and Andy reach deep in to Odin's vault seeking to wield another artifact to complete the Avengers puzzle.

    • 2 hrs 25 min
    Saloon Shots 22 - Dark Gripe Rising

    Saloon Shots 22 - Dark Gripe Rising

    Gotham City. Same bat time. Same bat gripe. With each new breaking story from the next chapter in the Dark Knight Saga comes a wave of critical disposition to rival Batman's greatest gallery of villains. The cloud of creation and confusion create a thunderstorm of opinions that now take root in the vast empty spaces of the internet opinion blog-o-sphere. Going where they have gone before, Andy and John return to the Gotham streets and examine the fears, frustrations and fantasies of Bruce Wayne's greatest opponents...his fans.

    • 55 min
    Never Happened

    Never Happened

    More than once upon a time in Hollywood, the passion of making a movie and the realities of production have failed to come in sync, leaving behind only the dreams and whispers of a film that Never Happened. Joining this illustrious club of rejects, John and Andy dig into the vault of old and new movies that failed to make it to the starting line...while also debating the merits of many that did. From a lost Kubrick epic to one more adventure with Snake, Harry, Axel and Max, the Saloon kicks open the attic to sneak a glimpse into the great WHAT IF.

    • 3 hrs 11 min
    FACE-OFF : the social network

    FACE-OFF : the social network

    From deep inside the binary code of inspiration and innovation, Mark Zuckerberg and friends teamed together to expand the idea of social networking on the Internet. A few years and Facebook later, it has over 500 million members and continues to grow. Where did it all begin? Why are there multiple lawsuits? Is Zuckerberg really an a*****e? Taking a deep look into the origin story of one the the web's most popular and successful pages, join John and Andy as they hit the "like" button and dive into the details of the latest film from writer Aaron Sorkin and director David Fincher.

    • 2 hrs 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Mr Poutine ,

Movie/film podcasting's finest hour

Ok, the first thing to know about The Hollywood Saloon is that it is not a regular podcast. Andy and John make a new show when they feel like it. For that reason the show never feels stale or like it was a chore to record. On the contrary, it is always a pleasure to listen to, whether A and J are discussing the nearly-happened Napoleonic work of Kubrick or indulging in some fanboy memories of Rocky. They have a huge knowledge of cinema and a great sense of humour. They have strong opinions (better duck messers Bay and Ratner!) but these only help to make the show more enjoyable. Would love to see these two get their own tv show ala Ebert. Keep going guys - your effforts are worth it!

Sivahongkong ,

Brilliant podcast

An excellent movie podcast that's different to just about every other movie podcast on the net. Rather than simply focussing on a single movie each episode, Andy and John centre on a central thesis or idea that they can riff on for hours at a time. Whether its reoccurring themes like apocalypse hollywood, or an exhaustive examination of bond movies, the Hollywood saloon always seems to be more about movie analysis than movie reviews, and as a result I always feel enlightened and informed as well as being entertained when listening to their shows. Like the great directors they reference and admire, the Hollywood saloon creators have managed to make something that will endure and that can be enjoyed over and over again. I'm looking forward to hearing more great episodes, but am happy waiting and listening to the great old ones till you guys are ready. Thanks for Hollywood saloon guys.

Pipsharp ,

The near perfect podcast.

I've been a listener for a couple of years now, first when I was living in NYC and now I'm back home in London. I love it, what other medium allows for the wonderful in depth look at a given subject.
It's expanded My enjoyent of films I already loved and introduced me to movies that have changed my life.\
Keep on keeping on.

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