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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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Aug 9, 2016

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.

Aug 2, 2016

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.

Jul 29, 2016

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.

Jul 26, 2016

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.

Jul 15, 2016

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.

Jul 8, 2016

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.

Jul 1, 2016

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.

Jun 15, 2016

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.

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.

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