This week on The Collider Podcast, we've got a bonus episode of the pod discussing the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. We talk about where the Oscar race stands post-fest, the biggest disappointments, the best surprises, the highs and lows, the films we loved the most, and more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're joined by Haleigh Foutch to talk about IT. Since the film has been a massive success, we do go into spoilers, and during our discussion, we talk about why the film works so well, why it's firmly in the horror genre, what the film's success at the box office could mean going forward, what we want to see in Chapter Two, and more. Then, Adam and I go into a spoiler-free discussion of mother!, why it's good that the film exists, how it challenges simple classification, and much more. We then finish up with reader hot takes.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're taking a look back at the 2017 Summer Movie Season. Starting from May and going through August, we look at the films that were hits, those that flopped, the surprise success stories, and the disappointments. We also speculate at what's ahead for various franchises, make a dig on Colin Trevorrow that's now out of date, and more. We finish up with a few new reader hot takes.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're joined by Allison Keene to talk about Game of Thrones, Season 7. We talk about how this season was so different from previous seasons of Game of Thrones, how it feels like the show almost has new showrunners since Weiss and Benioff have departed from the books, what the show is leading up to, its current ethos, where it might go in Season 8, who we don't want to die, who we think will sit on the Iron Throne, and much more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking about Logan Lucky and the films of Steven Soderbergh. We kick off our conversation with a spoiler-free discussion of Logan Lucky, why it works so well, how it compares to the Ocean's movies, why it was a good film for Soderbegh to come out of "retirement" on, and much more. We then dive into Soderbergh's filmography with a lengthy discussion of the Ocean's movies, his diverse filmography, why he's a unique filmmaker, and more. We then finish up with recommendations and a reader hot take.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're doing a mailbag episode! We answer your questions about the Bond franchise, Cinderella Man, clickbait, Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar win, film commentaries, and much more!
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking Detroit and The Dark Tower. We lead off with a discussion of Detroit, its approach to race, its intended audience, its shortcomings, its strengths, and more. We then move on to The Dark Tower, the project's history, the problems of the adaptation, why it should have gone for a more epic scope, and more. We then move on to listener hot takes before closing out with recommendations.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we've hit a milestone. 100 episodes! Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to listen, whether you've only heard a few episodes or if you've been listening since the days we did this podcast when it was called "The Collision." To celebrate, we're talking about our all-time favorite movies and why they've stuck with us for so long. We start off with some honorable mentions before each counting down our Top 5 of all-time.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're joined by TV editor Allison Keene to talk about the first couple episodes of the new season of Game of Thrones. We discuss the show's trajectory, how it's kicked off season 7, where we think it could go from here, how its dealt with its strengths and weaknesses, and much more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking about Dunkirk. We discuss how it feels like the film director Christopher Nolan has been building to his entire career, why it works as an experience more than traditional narrative, the entirety of Nolan's filmography, and much more. We then dig into reader hot takes before moving onto our recommendations.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we lead off by talking about The Big Sick, its Oscar chances, why it's such an effective romantic comedy, and more. Then we move on to a non-spoiler discussion of War for the Planet of the Apes before moving into a more spoiler-filled conversation (don't worry; we provide ample warning before getting into the spoilers). We finish up with our recommendations.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking about Spider-Man: Homecoming. We talk about why the film works so well, how it compares to to other Marvel movies as well as previous Spider-Man movies, why the Vulture is such a great villain, how Spidey might factor into Avengers: Infinity War, and much more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking about Baby Driver and Okja. When it comes to Baby Driver, we talk about the success the film found over the weekend, how it's uniquely Edgar Wright's vision, why it's probably for the best that he didn't direct Ant-Man, and much more. As for Okja, we talk about whether or not Netflix needs to change its distribution model, the bleakness director Bong Joon Ho weaves into traditional narratives, and more. We then finish up with recommendations.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're tackling two topics. First up, we discuss Phil Lord and Christopher Miller being fired from the Han Solo movie, the resulting spin that's surfaced in the fallout, what it means for Star Wars movies going forward, and more. Then we move on to Transformers: The Last Knight, the franchise's declining fortunes, studios relying more heavily on international box office, and more. And we finish up with the return of recommendations!
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking about Variety's hit piece on Tom Cruise blaming him for The Mummy's failures, Cars 3, how Pixar has stagnated in recent years, where it could go from here, The Book of Henry, if it's really as bad as everyone says, Colin Trevorrow's shortcomings as a director, what it means for Star Wars: Episode IX, and more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking about The Mummy. We discuss why the film doesn't come together, its various pitfalls, what it could mean for the Dark Universe going forward, the future of Tom Cruise's career, and more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're joined by editor Haleigh Foutch to talk Wonder Woman. We discuss why the film works so well, how it's a terrific contribution to the superhero genre, why it's so different than previous DCEU movies, the invaluable direction of Patty Jenkins, what the movie means for the DCEU going forward, and much more. We also discuss some hot takes from readers regarding Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking about Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the Pirates franchise, why it's run out of steam, where the new one fails to recreate the magic of Gore Verbinski's trilogy, and more. We also discuss the recent allegation that critics and Rotten Tomatoes are to blame for the poor box office of films like Pirates 5 and Baywatch.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking about Alien: Covenant and the films of Ridley Scott. We talk about the way Alien: Covenant struggles to carry on the legacy of Prometheus while still being an Alien movie, how Scott is one of the most successful journeyman directors of all time, how the Alien franchise has evolved over its lifetime, and much more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. We both come to the defense of Guy Ritchie's beleaguered blockbuster, pointing out that while it doesn't work all of the time, there are flashes of delightful weirdness and moments where he takes some worthwhile chances. We also go through the long history of the project, how it shaped the final film, how Ritchie has developed as a filmmaker, and more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're joined by editor Haleigh Foutch to discuss Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. We discuss why the film works, its unique and compelling villain, the little touches that make it stand apart from other Marvel films, how it focuses more on character and themes rather than a predictable narrative, what its success could teach future Marvel movies, and much more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're diving into the 2017 summer movie season. We kick off our conversation talking about some notable Netflix releases that are coming to a screen near you before running through the blockbusters and indies you need to keep an eye on from May through August of this year. We finish up talking about our most-anticipated films of the summer and which films will be the biggest hits at the box office. We also somehow get to talking about the work of Ron Shelton.
This week on The Collider Podcast, rather than tying up all of our Marvel discussion in to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in a couple weeks, we decide to focus solely on Marvel Studios. We discuss their past success, where they've come up short, how the frequency of their output can diminish the excitement for their films, what the MCU might look like after Avengers 4, the limits of the MCU, and much more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we talk about The Fate of the Furious and the Fast & Furious franchise. We talk about the unusual road the series has taken from crime thriller to international blockbuster, how it needs to change gears and focus more on Hobbs and less on Dom, why critics have sparked to the franchise while shunning other blockbuster series, what the series does right, where it struggles, and more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we go a little inside baseball to talk about the deluge of fake movie news and how you can avoid it. We delve into what motivates sites to post stories they should know are false, basic knowledge about film production you can use to sniff out BS stories, how teaser culture perpetuates a news cycle filled with false stories, and more.