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.
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.