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The Collider Podcast

Collider.com's editors Matt Goldberg and Adam Chitwood discuss the latest movies, TV series, news, and various topics related to the entertainment business. The show is full of wit, warmth, learning, love, and laughter. It's good family fun except for all the swearing.
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Jun 2, 2016

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.

May 25, 2016

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.

May 19, 2016

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 shakeupBlack Panther castingGodzilla 2 losing director Gareth Edwards, and Adam's visit to the set of Assassin's Creed.

May 10, 2016

This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking Captain America: Civil War.  We discuss the film's strengths, weaknesses, how it fits into the larger scheme of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, how it relates to other 2016 superhero movies (bonus points if you guess how long it takes us to mention Batman v Superman), and much more.

May 5, 2016

This week on The Collider Podcast, we're joined by TV editor Allison Keene because we are all about TV this week.  On this episode, we discuss (in this order):  American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, Fargo, American Horror Story, FX comedies, Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, Veep, Girls, Vinyl, The Night Manager, Better Call Saul, Preacher, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, the Punisher spinoff series, The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, and Containment.  We also finish up with our recommendations.

Apr 21, 2016

This week on The Collider Podcast, we talk about Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book, its stunning technological achievement, Disney's success with turning their animated movies into live-action films, if these incidents can become a trend for the studio with more live-action adaptations on the way, and more.  We also dig into the mailbag to answer some of your questions.

Apr 7, 2016

This week on The Collider Podcast, we dig into the mailbag to answer some questions, all of which pertain to the future of the DC Extended Universe.  During over conversation, we look at the fallout from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the Suicide Squad reshoots, what the future might hold for Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, and more.  As usual, we finish up with our recommendations.

Mar 29, 2016

This week on The Collider Podcast, we're joined by Haleigh Foutch to talk about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. During our spoiler-filled discussion, we talk about the film's strengths and weaknesses, the plotlines that don't make sense, how it relates to other films in the DC Extended Universe, how it relates to director Zack Snyder's other films, Snyder's seeming disdain for Superman, why we're still looking forward to future DCEU movies, and much more.

Mar 23, 2016

This week on The Collider Podcast, we talk about the films of Zack Snyder--Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, Sucker Punch, and Man of Steel (our conversation on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be next week).  Look at his strengths and weaknesses as a director, break down each movie, talk more about Owls of Ga'Hoole than any person other than the ones who actually made it, and more.

Mar 16, 2016

This week on The Collider Podcast, we talk about 10 Cloverfield Lane and yesterday's news that Disney is moving ahead with Indiana Jones 5 with Steven Spielberg directing and Harrison Ford starring.  With Cloverfield Lane, we talk about the project's development, the plot's twists and turns, when it means to be a "Cloverfield" movie, the work of producer J.J. Abrams and more.  When it comes to Indy 5, we discuss whether a new movie is a good idea, if it could redeem the franchise, Spielberg's blockbuster streak, and more.  And as usual, we finish up with our recommendations.

Mar 1, 2016

This week on The Collider Podcast, we talk about the winners of the 88th Academy Awards.  We speculate about why voters voted the way they did, what kind of awards season it was, the level of uncertainty in the Best Picture race, and much more.  We also get to our first mailbag and answer questions like "What makes a picture 'thin?'" and "What makes a movie great?"  Finally, we finish up with our recommendations.

Feb 25, 2016

This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking about the 88th Academy Awards.  We go through all 24 categories and give our predictions, talk about which ones are the close races, which ones are the locks, how to win your Oscar pool, the constant competition between Mad Max: Fury Road and The Revenant throughout the night, and more.

Feb 21, 2016

This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking about Deadpool and The Witch.  When it comes to Deadpool, we talk about the film's success, our thoughts on the movie's strengths and weaknesses, the wrong lessons other studios could take from the film, and more.  As for The Witch, we just discuss why it's so great, why horror means different things to different people, and more.  And finally, we've got the returns of recommendations!

Listen to the latest episode of The Collider Podcast below; click here for last week’s episode ("Hail, Caesar! and the Films of the Coen Brothers"); and click here to find us on iTunes. And if you like the podcast, please leaves a positive review on iTunes. We’ll think you’re a terrific person!

Finally, we're starting up a mailbag segment, so if you have any questions for us, drop us a line at thecolliderpodcast@gmail.com.  Just as a heads up, next week we'll be talking Oscars, so if you have any questions pertaining to this year's Academy Awards, we might have some answers for you.

Feb 10, 2016

This week on our second of two new episodes for The Collider Podcast, we talk about Hail, Caesar! and the films of the Coen Brothers.  We talk about the reaction to Hail, Caesar!, how the TV spots were misleading, the Coens' esoteric sense of humor, their unique place in American cinema, the diversity of genres in their filmography, the tone of their movies, our favorite and least-favorite, and more.

Feb 10, 2016

This week on our first of two new episodes for The Collider Podcast, we talk about the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.  We talk about our favorite films like Manchester by the Sea and Sing Street, the films we disliked such as Yoga Hosers, the impact of The Birth of a Nation, Sundance culture, how Sundance films might play out in the year ahead, acquisitions and distributors, and more.

Jan 21, 2016

This week on The Collider Podcast, we talk about the 2016 Oscar nominations and the films of Michael Bay.  When it comes to the Oscars, we talk about the controversial lack of non-white nominees, the surprise nominations, the snubs, if the Academy will be making any changes, the films we're rooting for, and more.  As for Bay, we look at filmography, talk about his newest film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, the politics of his movies, his limitations as a filmmaker, and more.

Jan 12, 2016

This week on The Collider Podcast, we've got a supersized episode previewing the upcoming year in movies.  We don't have time to touch on every single film, but we manage to hit pretty much every major release coming our way in 2016.  We also reveal our most-anticipated film of the year, explain why our most-anticipated list wasn't "baiting" anyone, give our predictions for what will be the highest-grossing film of 2016, and more.

Jan 6, 2016

This week on The Collider Podcast, we've got a couple of neo-westerns for you.  First up, we talk about The Hateful Eight (our discussion does go into spoilers, so don't listen until you've seen the film), how it compares to Quentin Tarantino's past work, how he's grown as a director, what we want to see him do next, and much more about his filmography.  We then move onto The Revenant, our issues with the film (Adam thought it was interesting; Matt did not care for it), cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, and much more.

Dec 29, 2015

This week on The Collider Podcast, Adam and Matt look back at the year in film.  We look at the highs and lows of 2015, from the blockbusters to the indies, and it's a fun, free-flowing conversation that still somehow, inevitably, takes Matt back to trashing on Schindler's List.  We have no idea how that's become a running thing in the podcast, so we'll have to address that in 2016, but for now, we cover a lot of ground when it comes to films released in the past year, so be sure to give this episode a listen.

Dec 22, 2015

This week on The Collider Podcast, we're joined by Haleigh and Perri for an extended episode talking all about Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  We talk about what we liked about the film, what we disliked, how it calls back to the original trilogy, what Abrams brought to the table, playing the expectations game, favorite characters, and much more.  We also look ahead to Star Wars: Episode VIII and even squeeze in a little Star Wars: Rogue One talk.

Dec 16, 2015

This week on The Collider Podcast, Matt and Adam break down the 2015 Oscar race.  We look at the films whose Oscar campaigns have flopped (hello, 'Black Mass'), examine whose doing well in the major and minor categories, do an impression of Canadian Harvey Weinstein, and much more.

Nov 30, 2015

This week on The Collider Podcast, we're making up for a our two-week hiatus by talking about 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2' and 'Creed'. When it comes to 'The Hunger Games', we look over what made this a unique series, a game-changer in franchise films when it comes to female leads, why 'Part 2' is a fascinating film despite its flaws, and more. When it comes to 'Creed', we talk about the Rocky franchise, the many strengths of Ryan Coogler's spinoff/sequel, and then go on a bit of a tangent where we lament WB's awards strategy for the film (or lack thereof).

Nov 19, 2015

This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking about film criticism.  Looking over the comments in our iTunes reviews, we noticed the recurring theme of "too harsh", which leads Adam and Matt into a discussion about what it means to review a film, how to review a film honestly, the position of film criticism in the modern media landscape, how to be a better critic, how opinions change over time, and much more.

Also, we still want your feedback! What would you like to hear us talk about aside from the latest movie news or release of the week? Sound off in the comments section. Finally, if you like the podcast, please take a couple minutes to give us a good review in iTunes Podcasts. It's a small thing that can make a big difference.

Nov 12, 2015

This week on The Collider Podcast, we look at the newest James Bond film, Spectre.  We talk about the film's flaws, why it doesn't hold up next to Skyfall, the problem with Bond, the franchise's strengths and weaknesses, what they'll need to do going forward, and more.  Also, recommendations are back!

Nov 5, 2015

This week, we look at Danny Boyle's 'Steve Jobs'.  Much like the film, we've decided to break it down into three parts--we discuss the film itself, we discuss why it flopped at the box office, and we consider its Oscar prospects, which ends up leading to a discussion about which studios have the strongest films remaining for the rest of 2015. 

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