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.
Matt and Adam talk about the 'Mission: Impossible' film franchise, go through every entry, talk about the strengths and weaknesses of each one, why the latest, 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation', might be the best yet, Rebecca Ferguson's breakthrough performance, the ending, and much more.
Matt and Adam talk about Judd Apatow's Trainwreck, the film’s strengths and weaknesses, the interplay between Apatow and writer/star Amy Schumer, what this means for their careers, and much more. As usual, we finish up with our recommendations.
Matt and Adam discuss their frustrations with Marvel's 'Ant-Man', how the movie may have been irreparably damaged the moment Marvel decided to continue without Edgar Wright, the problem with Wasp, what 'Ant-Man' means for the MCU going forward, and much more.
Matt and Adam look back at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con. During our conversation, we discuss the conflation of movies and marketing, leaked footage, fandom, the stress of Hall H, what makes a good panel, and much more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, Matt and Adam discuss 'Inside Out' and delve into Pixar. We discuss why 'Inside Out' is such a marvelous film, how the movie developed, the chances it takes, and where it fits into Pixar’s oeuvre. We also talk about Pixar, where the studio has been, where it’s headed, if the original braintrust will return the studio to greatness, and much more.
Matt, Adam, and Perri talk about Jurassic World. During our conversation, we discuss why the film was such a success, it's myriad of shortcomings, if Jurassic Park even works as a franchise, how the movie could have been better, it's treatment of women, and much more. If you liked the movie, this episode will likely make you angry. If you didn't like the movie or had strong reservations about it, commiserate with us!
Matt, Adam, Dave, and Allison break down Game of Thrones: Season 5. We go through every plotline this season, talk about the strengths and weaknesses, look at the overall tone, the controversies, speculate on characters’ futures, and why Season 6 will be a make-or-break year for the show’s quality going forward.
Matt and Adam talk about Paul Feig’s Spy. We talk about why Feig and star Melissa McCarthy are such an outstanding team, how the movie compares to McCarthy’s previous movies, her talent, why we’re excited for Feig’s Ghostbusters, and more. We also talk about Entourage, and why it’s awful.
This week on The Collider Podcast, Matt and Adam talk about the films of writer-director Cameron Crowe. We go through and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of all of Crowe's features--'Say Anything', 'Singles', 'Jerry Maguire', 'Almost Famous', 'Vanilla Sky', 'Elizabethtown', 'We Bought a Zoo', and 'Aloha'--as well as his breakthrough screenwriting work for 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High'. Over the course of our talk, we try to figure out what defines a Cameron Crowe film and why the quality of his work has declined over his past several films.
This week on The Collider Podcast, Matt and Adam talk about Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland. While Matt didn’t much care for the movie, Adam enjoyed parts of it, and they discuss the film’s goals, its themes, how Bird and co-writer Damon Lindelof tried to handle the movie in post-production, and much more. They also discuss how this movie relates to filmmakers' past work and their careers going forward.
Matt, Adam, and Perri talk about ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’. Although we briefly touch on ‘Pitch Perfect 2's box office success, our primary conversation focuses on ‘Mad Max’, specifically addressing the few criticisms we could find because otherwise it would be a completely one-sided conversation even though we agree that ‘Fury Road’ is fantastic. As always, we finish up with our recommendations.
This week on The Collider Podcast, Matt and Adam talk about Alex Garland’s excellent sci-fi film, "Ex Machina". The conversation includes why the film works so well, the myriad of themes it raises, how Garland effectively draws in the audience, the tremendous performances, how the picture has become a hit at the box office, and much more. As always, we finish up with our recommendations.
Matt and Adam have a long, in-depth discussion about the Marvel Cinematic Universe and its latest movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron. We go through every Marvel movie, talk about how the universe has developed over time, its strengths and weaknesses, what the future holds for the MCU, and much more. As always, we finish up with our recommendations.
This week on The Collider Podcast, Adam and I look ahead at the 2015 summer movie season. It should be noted that this episode pretty much only covers wide releases, although we’ll be doing another episode in the future that look at the summer indies. However, the big summer movies gave us more than enough to talk about as we touch on Avengers: Age of Ultron, Jurassic World, Inside Out, and many more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, Adam and I talk about the weekend’s big trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Fantastic Four. We discuss why the execution of the trailers worked or didn’t work, how the trailers were received by fan, what it might mean for the plots of these films, and more. We also discussed the exciting new details that were revealed for Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One. As always, we finish up with our recommendations.
The Collision has been re-launched as The Collider Podcast. It’s still the flavor of the Collision you know and love, but with the great taste of iTunes updating with the latest episode.
On the debut episode of The Collider Podcast, Matt, Adam, and Allison discuss the first seasons of Better Call Saul and The Last Man on Earth, returning series Game of Thrones and Mad Men, and new Netflix series Daredevil, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Bloodline. And like we did with The Collision, we’ll always finish up with our recommendations for more movies and TV shows you should check out.