This week on The Collider Podcast, we've got a bit of a grab bag. First up, we talk about Adam's surprisingly positive reaction to Power Rangers; we then move on to Matt's thoughts on how Life could have been better; then we talk about Sony's plans for an R-rated Venom movie; and finally we move to the Justice League trailer before evaluating where the various studios are with their superhero properties.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking about the new live-action version of Beauty and the Beast. We discuss how it compares to the original movie, Bill Condon's direction, where it improves upon the original and where it falls short, and what the future holds for Disney's live-action adaptations of its other animated movies (get ready for a heated discussion over Mulan's popularity!).
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're joined by TV editor Allison Keene to dive into some of the most interesting shows on television right now. During our conversation, we talk about Legion, Girls, The Americans, Homeland, The Last Man on Earth, The Good Place, the state of late night television, Hap and Leonard, and Review.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're covering three topics. We start off with the bonkers Oscars ceremony, how the prognosticators got so much wrong, why Marisa Tomei's Oscar win was finally validated, why Moonlight's win matters, why La La Land losing Best Picture may be good for the film in the long run, and more. We then move on to Get Out, why the film is so powerful, how it's an unusual film for Blumhouse, the brilliant casting, and more. We wrap up with Logan, and at the 46-minute mark, we get into spoilers. We talk about why it's a strong conclusion for the character, how it's unique among superhero films, what other films in the genre can learn from Logan, and more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we run through every Oscar category and give our predictions on what will win. While the Best Picture race is pretty much sown up at this point, there are plenty of other categories that are close calls, and we walk you through our thoughts on who's destined to pick up a statue on Sunday. If you need some help filling out your predictions for your Oscar pool, you'll want to take a listen.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking about every theatrically released Batman movie since 1966's Batman: The Movie. We kick off talking about The LEGO Batman Movie (spoilers for those who haven't seen it yet) and then run through Batman: The Movie, Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and speculate on how Justice League might involve an outer space wall that Mexico will pay for.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're answering your questions. We talk about the most influential TV series, movies stuck in development hell that we'd like to see finally get made, who's on the "Mount Rushmore of Directors", why Vinyl failed, categorizing "major and minor" work from a director, and much more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we look back at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, talk about our favorite films that played, and what kind of year it was compared to past Sundances. We also talk about Split (we do delve into spoilers on Split, so if you haven't seen it yet, check it out and then come back and listen to this podcast), talk about M. Night Shyamalan's career, make an unexpected defense of The Village, and more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're covering two topics. In the first half of the show, we look ahead to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. We talk about why Sundance is such a special festival and we each go through our five most-anticipated films playing at this year's fest. After that, we move on to talk about Martin Scorsese's Silence, how the film is being misunderstood, its struggle to find an audience, why Scorsese is such an impressive director, and more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking about La La Land. Without mentioning spoilers, we talk about our reaction to the film, the audience reaction when it played at TIFF last year, the backlash to the film's success in the awards race, the backlash to the backlash, why the film is so appealing, and much more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we look ahead at the major films of 2017. It's a super-sized episode as we run though all of the major releases, give our predictions for what will be the biggest films of the year, talk about our most-anticipated features, and much more. Just as a side-note, since this episode was already running long, we didn't dig too much into indie features coming out in 2017, but we will certainly discuss those in a future episode.
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.