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.