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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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Finally, we're starting up a mailbag segment, so if you have any questions for us, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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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!
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.
This week on The Collider Podcast, Matt and Adam look at the past films of Guillermo del Toro and his latest picture, Crimson Peak. During their conversation, they talk about what makes del Toro's films unique, his strongest and weakest movies, his unmade pictures, and much more.
Matt and Adam talk about some of the biggest stories of the past week. Specifically, they discuss Warner Bros. hiring Seth Grahame-Smith to direct the film adaptation of The Flash, what that means for how the studio approaches their superhero properties, director J.J. Abrams’ getting “final cut” on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney perhaps doing minimal amount of press for the movie and what that could mean, Ant-Man and the Wasp, the shuffled schedule for Marvel’s Phase Three, and more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, Adam and Matt talk about The Martian and Sicario. We talk about about how The Martian is a rebound for director Ridley Scott, how it compares to the book, the film's Oscar chances, and more. When it comes to Sicario, we discuss why Matt appreciated the film but didn't love it, why Adam thinks it's one of the year's best movies, and more.
Adam, Perri, and Matt discuss the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. They talk about our favorite films, the ones they hated, how the awards race now stands, thoughts about the Midnight Madness lineup, and more.
Adam and I look ahead to the films of fall 2015, and go through what's remaining for this year in film. We take a look at both the blockbusters like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Spectre as well as the smaller films like Suffragette, Brooklyn, and Macbeth. If it's coming out between now and the end of the year, chances are we at least touch on it in this episode.
Matt and Adam look back at the summer 2015 movie season. They look at the hits, the misses, why some films have remained memorable while others were quickly forgotten, how this summer compares to summer 2014, and a brief look at the summer 2016 films.
Matt and Adamtalk about the news that came out of Disney's annual expo, D23, this weekend. Specifically, we talk about Colin Trevorrow being confirmed to direct ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’, the cast for ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’, the Star Wars’ theme parks, and Orlando Bloom returning to the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise.
Matt and Adam talk about Josh Trank's Fantastic Four, give their thoughts on the film's myriad of problems, the behind-the-scenes fallout, why the filmmakers went with a more "realistic" approach, the diminishing value of superhero franchises, if Fox should move forward with Fantastic Four 2, and much more. As usual, we finish up with our recommendations.