This week on The Collider Podcast, we look back at 2016. In the first half of this super-sized episode, we talk about the various blockbusters, why so many of them failed to connect, films that should have done better, and more. In the second half of the show, we run through our Top 10 lists.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we return to the 2016 Oscar race. Last time we talked about the Oscars, there were still some potential contenders that hadn't screened for guilds or critics. Now everything has been seen at least by some groups, so we provide the current status on Live by Night, Silence, Gold, The Founder, and others. We also look at the SAG nominations, try to figure out who is a lock so far in their respective categories, examine some of the smaller categories like Best Song, and more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're joined by Allison Keene and Haleigh Foutch for a 90-minute episode talking all about the first season of HBO's Westworld. During our discussion, we talk about what worked and what didn't in the first season, the strengths and weaknesses of the various storylines and twists, the various themes the season explored, our expectations for season two, how the show can improve upon what its built so far, and much more. Also, in case you missed it, here's our episode where we talk about the first four episodes of Westworld.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we talk about Disney Animation's newest film, Moana, we talk about how the studio has entered a third Golden Age in the past several years, how it can avoid the pitfalls of producing too many sequels, the classic 90s Disney animated films, and much more.
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As for our discussion, we talk about how Fantastic Beasts builds on the Wizarding world, David Yates' direction, how the film compares to Harry Potter, the decision to cast Johnny Depp as Grindelwald, where the sequels will go, and much more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we talk about the latest film to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Strange. We discuss the film's strengths and weaknesses, how Adam has come to peace with the Marvel movies, why Stephen Strange isn't the same kind of protagonist as Tony Stark, and more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're looking at the current state of the 2016 Oscar race (although I'm open to the argument that this is the 2017 Oscar race even though the ceremony next year will be for films released this year). We go through the major categories--Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Picture--and also look ahead at the possible contenders that haven't been released yet.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're joined by Allison Keene and Haleigh Foutch to talk about Westworld. While we'll be doing another podcast on Westworld once the first season wraps up, we wanted to chime in with our thoughts on where the show is going, what it's doing right, what it's doing wrong, how it's a commentary on other HBO dramas, how the show could go off the rails, how it can hold onto its audience despite the inevitable twists, and much more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we look at The Accountant and the career trajectory of star Ben Affleck. We follow Affleck's ascent, why he was usually so miscast, his downward slide with a string of flops, how he revitalized his career by directing and taking supporting roles, and his return to the A-list. We also touch on the terrible taste in literature I had during my middle school years.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we look back at the films of Tim Burton. We start back at Pee-Wee's Big Adventure and go through his latest, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. We discuss Burton's strengths, his weaknesses, his stagnation, and more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we look at The Magnificent Seven remake and Hell or High Water. We discuss Antonie Fuqua's films, the diversity (or lack thereof) in Denzel Washington's characters, westerns, neo-westerns, the scarcity of the western genre in the present day, and more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we look back at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. We discuss our favorite films, what films look like they've gotten a bump in the Oscar race, the unexpected surprised, and the disappointments.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we look back at the abysmal summer of movies we just experienced. We try to break down why there weren't just bad movies, but when there were good movies, why did no one go see them? We point out some of our favorite films of this summer, look at some disheartening trends, look ahead to summer 2017, and more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking about Sausage Party and Pete's Dragon. With Sausage Party, we discuss the film's religious subtext, if it succeeds at being funny, what it could mean for future R-rated animated features, and more. When it comes to Pete's Dragon, we rave about David Lowery's direction, how it's not a typical family film, Disney's winning streak of remaking their past movies, and more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're joined by @HaleighFoutch to talk about Suicide Squad. We talk about the film's strength, its weakness, the production, how the story could have been improved, Harley Quinn, the Joker, why Warner Bros. is struggling with its DC movies, and more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we talk about Jason Bourne, explain why it doesn't work as well as past Bourne films, look at the history of the Bourne franchise, the franchise's impact on the action genre, and we take an odd detour exploring the terrible movies of 2002.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we talk about Star Trek Beyond. We compare it to J.J. Abrams' films, discuss its strengths and weaknesses, what director Justin Lin brings to the table, how it fits into the overall Trek franchise, Star Trek Discovery, where the Trek films go from here, and more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we talk about Paul Feig's Ghostbusters. We discuss why the film is a success, how it compares to the previous Ghostbusters movies, why its mere existence has evoked such passionate reactions, and more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we look ahead to Comic-Con. We discuss how and why this is the first time we won't be attending in years, how we plan to cover the popular convention, how Comic-Con has changed over the years, what this year might hold, and more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we finish up our two-part episode on the films of Steven Spielberg. We discuss A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Minority Report, Catch Me If You Can, The Terminal, War of the Worlds, Munich, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Adventures of Tintin, War Horse, Lincoln, Bridge of Spies and The BFG. We also look ahead to Ready Player One, The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, and Indiana Jones 5 before discussing Spielberg's legacy.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're delve into part 1 of our two-part episode on the films of Steven Spielberg. We discuss Duel, The Sugarland Express, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 1941, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, The Color Purple, Empire of the Sun, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Always, Hook, Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Amistad, and Saving Private Ryan. It's a big episode.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we talk about Duncan Jones's Warcraft. We talk about the film's strengths and weakness, its stunning visuals and effects, its frustrating story and characters, and much more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we talk about Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse. We discuss the film's many flaws, how it compares to the other X-Men movies, how it came up short of expectations, what Adam learned when he visited the set last year, and much more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking about Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and The Nice Guys. We discuss comedy sequels, while Neighbors 2 is the rare comedy sequel that works, what it takes for comedy sequel to work, the noir influences of The Nice Guys, the work of director/co-writer Shane Black, and much more. As usual, we finish up with our recommendations.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we talk about some recent news stories including Shane Black gender-swapping the Iron Man 3 villain at the studio's request, fans still being upset over an all-female Ghostbusters, DC's proposed Harley Quinn movie, the DC management shakeup, Black Panther casting, Godzilla 2 losing director Gareth Edwards, and Adam's visit to the set of Assassin's Creed.