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.