This week on the The Collider Podcast, we're discussing A Wrinkle in Time. We talk about the film's strengths, its weaknesses, how those weaknesses shouldn't cause people to skip the film entirely, what it means to have a movie with a young African-American woman directed by an African-American woman, and much more. We finish up with a new installment of Recently Watched.
This week on the The Collider Podcast, we've got a packed show. We start off with a post-mortem on last Sunday's Oscars where we discuss the winners and the ceremony. Then we move on to predicting what 2018 movies might show up at the 2019 Oscars. We then move on to answering from reader questions that came in via Twitter. Then we finish up with a reader hot take and Recently Watched.
This week on a bonus episode of The Collider Podcast, we're going all in on our predictions for the 90th Annual Academy Awards. We run through every single category starting with the shorts, moving through the special categories, then technical categories, then performances, and finally Best Director and Best Picture. We discuss why this year is so difficult to predict, why it might not be a good night for Dunkirk, why Roger Deakins may finally win an Oscar, and much more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking about Annihilation. The first half of the episode is spoiler-free as we give our general thoughts about the movie, why Paramount dumped it, if the film could have been a hit like Arrival, what this release strategy means for future sci-fi movies, and more. Then in the second half we shift into spoiler talk by digging into the ending, the symbolism, and much more. We finish up with a new edition of Recently Watched.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking about Black Panther. We talk about the film's various strengths, the rich themes woven into the story, the meteoric rise of director Ryan Coogler, the incredible villain, how it compares to other Marvel movies (there are more than a few insults lobbed at Doctor Strange), how Marvel movies changed after the dissolution of the story group, what Black Panther means for the future of the MCU and for blockbusters in general, and more. We finish up with a new installment of Recently Watched.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking about the films of Guillermo del Toro and Paul Thomas Anderson now that their latest movies, The Shape of Water and Phantom Thread, respectively, are in wide release. The first half of the show is devoted to the films of del Toro and how he has struggled and persevered as an artist both in his indie films and working within the Hollywood system. Then we move on to Anderson and discuss how radically his artistry has changed over the course of two decades and the bizarre strain of humor running through most of his filmography.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we kick things off by talking about the new Solo trailer, how it looks, our reservations about the upcoming sequel, and more. Then we dive into the trailers that were shown during the Super Bowl, why the one for Mission: Impossible - Fallout was the best, why Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom looks terrible, and more. Then we move into some spoilery territory by discussing The Cloverfield Paradox, what its release means for distribution, how it fits into the larger Cloverfield franchise, and more. Finally, we finish up with reader hot takes and Recently Watched.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're covering two topics. First up, we look back at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, talk about how it was kind of a mediocre year for the fest, some of the standout movies, the disappointments, and more. Then we move on to talking about the Oscar nominations, the snubs, the surprises, and the state of the race. We finish up with a reader hot take regarding Lucky Number Slevin which leads us to just start talking about Josh Hartnett's career.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're looking ahead at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. We briefly discuss how Sundance compares to other film festivals before we each run down our most-anticipated movies of this year's fest. We finish up with a new installment of "Recently Watched."
On a bonus episode of The Collider Podcast, we're looking ahead at the movies of 2018. This is a massive episode where we go through the entire calendar looking at all the wide release movies along with a few indies and films that still don't have a release date. We finish up by noting our most-anticipated movie of the year as well as our prediction for which movie will be #1 at the box office. As a side note, we recorded this on Wednesday, and on Thursday, Fox jumbled up their release calendar.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're looking at the best films of 2017. We run through our various Top 10 lists, why we selected various movies, and comment on each other's choices. Then we move on to reader hot takes before closing out with our new segment, "Recently Watched", which is a bit different from recommendations. Before, we felt constrained to talk about something we would recommend, and now we're free to just comment on new things we've seen or stuff we've re-watched.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're joined by Allison Keene to talk about the year in television. There were about 450 scripted TV shows, and we only scratch the surface by talking about our Top 5 shows of the year, shows that disappointed us, shows that surprised us, the difficulty of settling on shows and having them become part of the zeitgeist, what we're looking forward to in 2018, and much more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're joined by Haleigh Foutch to talk about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. During our conversation, we praise all the ways writer-director Rian Johnson handled his installment, how the movie functions as a rebuttal of fandom's requests, where the movie comes up a bit short, what it means for Episode 9, and much more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking about the Golden Globes nominations and the overall state of the Oscar race. We look at the hopefuls that are likely DOA, the frontrunners, the frontrunners who have fallen back, make a very premature guess at the year's Best Picture winner, and much more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're looking at the evolution the superhero genre. We talk about the films that moved the genre forward, why those films were so different from what had come before, how the genre is developing and diversifying, and much more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking about the best comedies of the 21st century. Inspired by our list running down the 35 best comedies of the century so far, we discuss how comedy changed from the late 90s to the early 2000s, the impact of Judd Apatow and Adam McKay, how the genre has opened up to be more inclusive, and much more.
On this bonus episode of The Collider Podcast, we're joined by editor Haleigh Foutch to talk about the onslaught of stories regarding sexual harassment and sexual assault in Hollywood. This is obviously a much heavier topic than we're used to discussing, but it's also the biggest story about the entertainment industry and arguably American culture this year, so we do our best to try and explore it. We talk about the dam on allegations breaking with Harvey Weinstein, the bravery of those speaking out against horrible men, if Hollywood is undergoing a permanent change or if only a few bad apples are being thrown out to make way for new bad apples, and much more. It's a tough discussion, but it's one that's absolutely worthy having.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're joined by editor Haleigh Foutch to talk Justice League. During our spoiler-filled conversation, we discuss where the film went wrong, how it tries to mash-up the competing strengths of directors Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon, why Steppenwolf is such a lousy villain, how Warner Bros. has botched the DCEU, what the studio can do to find a better superhero strategy, and much more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're looking at how business shapes art through the lens of three news stories from the past week: Lucasfilm hiring Rian Johnson to develop a new Star Wars trilogy, the on-again, off-again talks of Disney possibly buying 21st Century Fox, and Sony reshooting Kevin Spacey's scenes in All the Money in the World. We finish up with recommendations.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking Thor: Ragnarok. We discuss how it compares to previous Thor movies, the film's villain, the lack of LGBTQ characters in superhero movies, what Ragnarok means for the MCU both in terms of plot and production, and much more. We finish up with reader hot takes and recommendations.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking Stranger Things and fair warning: there are spoilers if you're not caught up through both seasons. During our discussion, we give our thoughts on the first season, go into the strengths and weaknesses of the new season, the controversial 7th episode, the goals of the series, its influences, where we think the third season could go, and much more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking about The Snowman, Geostorm, and what makes a bad movie. We discuss why these movies failed, the difficulty of getting a movie made let alone a good movie, the challenge films face during production, where movies go astray, how opinions can change over time, why there's no formula for a bad film, and much more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking about Blade Runner 2049 as well as a couple of new trailers. With Blade Runner 2049, we go deep into spoilers, so don't tune in unless you've seen the movie. Then we move on to talking about the trailers for Justice League and Star Wars: The Last Jedi before moving on to recommendations.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we lead things off talking about American Made. We discuss the film's strengths and weaknesses, how it fits into Tom Cruise's career, the unique cinematography, and much more. Then, with Rick and Morty having wrapped up its third season this past Sunday, we dive into the excellent series. We talk about how the show made a giant leap forward in its third season, the best episodes, the season finale, and more. Finally, we finish up with some listener questions.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we lead off with an improptu discussion of last year's Assassin Creed movie before moving into a discussion of Kingsman: The Golden Circle and branching out into a larger conversation about director Matthew Vaughn's career. We then move on to the shifting shape of the DC Extended Universe before closing out with a discussion of J.J. Abrams taking the reins of Star Wars: Episode IX.