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THE COLLISION: Episode 177 – 2015 Preview

1/5/2015
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This week on The Collision, we look ahead at 2015. We go month-by-month to talk about the films we're excited for from Jupiter Ascending to Star Wars: The Force Awakens to The Hateful Eight to Midnight Special and many more, and some of our picks may surprise you (one of them has the words "Hot Tub Time Machine" in the title). We also point out some 2015 releases you should keep on your radar because we dug the films when we saw them last year at TIFF. Also, as we note in this episode,...

Duration: 01:31:07


THE COLLISION: Episode 114 – EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS and Ridley Scott

12/16/2014
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This week on The Collision, we discuss Exodus: Gods and Kings. We talk about the film's lack of personality, how it deals with the story's religious aspects, the priorities and filmography of director Ridley Scott, our feelings about his work going forward, and much more. As always, we finish up with our recommendations. Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous episode ("The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1"), click here to add the podcast to...

Duration: 00:45:46


THE COLLISION: Episode 112 – BIRDMAN and FOXCATCHER

11/18/2014
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This week on The Collision, we look back the new indie releases Birdman and Foxcatcher. We talk about the films' strengths and weaknesses, how they relate to their respective directors' bodies of work, where they fit into the awards race, and much more. As always, we finish up with our recommendations. Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous episode ("Interstellar and the Films of Christopher Nolan"), click here to add the podcast to your RSS,...

Duration: 00:48:56


THE COLLISION: Episode 111 – The Films of Christopher Nolan and INTERSTELLA

11/10/2014
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This week on The Collision, we look back at the films of Christopher Nolan and his newest movie, Interstellar. We discuss his themes, style, tropes, excesses, and where his career might be going. We also look at the strengths and weaknesses of Interstellar, and how it fits into both Nolan's filmography and the larger blockbuster landscape. As always, we finish up with our recommendations. Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous episode...

Duration: 01:09:56


THE COLLISION: Episode 110 – Explaining Oscar Prognostication; NIGHTCRAWLER

11/3/2014
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This week on The Collision, we break down the specifics of Oscar prognostication to explain how films that haven't been released can still be in the race, where the 2014 awards race currently stands, growing and declining buzz on particular films, Mark Harris' recent "X and Y" Oscar article, and more. We also discuss Dan Gilroy's excellent new film, Nightcrawler. As always, we finish up with our recommendations. Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the...

Duration: 00:54:54


THE COLLISION: Episode 109 – Marvel Phase Three and Facing off against Warn

10/29/2014
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This week on The Collision, we talk about the massive announcement regarding Marvel Phase Three. We look at what the plan implies, what was left behind (poor Ant-Man), how enthusiasm for the future makes us forget the present (Avengers: Age of Ultron looked like an afterthought after the Phase Three announcement and that movie hasn't even come out yet), the inevitable clash with Warner Bros./DC, marketing to fans, and more. As always, we finish up with our recommendations. Click here to...

Duration: 01:04:16


THE COLLISION: Episode 108 – World War II Films and FURY

10/23/2014
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This week on The Collision, we talk about World War II films and David Ayer's new picture, Fury. Our discussion of World War II movies explores the various sub-genres, the difficulty of balancing revereance with entertainment, depicting war honestly, the development of the genre over time, how it compares to movies depicting other American wars, and more. As always, we finish up with our recommendations. Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous...

Duration: 00:57:32


THE COLLISION: Episode 107 – GHOSTBUSTERS 3, Cinematic Universes, and Rober

10/14/2014
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This week on The Collision, we talk about the past week's biggest news stories including the announcement that Ghostbuster 3 will be a reboot featuring a female lead cast; cinematic universes including Universal Monsters, Robin Hood, and Marvel; and the future of Robert Downey Jr's career following the painfully self-indulgent The Judge, and if these kinds of flops will drive the actor back into his Iron Man suit. [Note: We recorded this podcast before last night's Captain America 3 news...

Duration: 00:49:14


THE COLLISION: Episode 106 – David Fincher and GONE GIRL

10/6/2014
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This week on The Collision, we're joined by Perri and Evan to talk about David Fincher and Gone Girl. During this spoiler-heavy episode, we discuss why the movie works so well, how it compares to Fincher's other movies, his development as a director, how the film differs from the book, and much more. As always, we finish up with our recommendations. Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous episode ("The Boxtrolls and Laika"), click here to add...

Duration: 01:21:04


THE COLLISION: Episode 105 – THE BOXTROLLS and Laika

9/29/2014
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This week on The Collision, we talk about Laika's newest film, The Boxtrolls. We discuss what makes the movie unique, its strengths and weaknesses, why Sir Ben Kingsley is great, and more. We also take a look at Laika, and how they've differentiated themselves from other animation studios beyond using stop-motion animation as opposed to CGI. As always, we finish up with our recommendations. Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous episode ("The...

Duration: 00:37:03


THE COLLISION: Episode 104 – THE MAZE RUNNER

9/23/2014
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This week on The Collision, Perri and I talk about this past weekend's big hit, The Maze Runner. We talk about why it works as a movie, how it differs from the book, how greater fidelity to the source material might have improved the film, how the picture fits into the larger YA movie landscape, and more. As always, we finish up with recommendations. Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous episode ("The Good, the Bad, and the Oscar-Worthy of...

Duration: 00:52:24


THE COLLISION: Episode 103 – The Good, the Bad, and the Oscar Worthy of TIF

9/18/2014
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This week on The Collision, we look back at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. We talk about the films we liked, the movies that surprised us, the ones that disappointed us, and the ones that have now entered the Oscar race. This week, we had many recommendations because we saw so many movies we enjoyed this year at TIFF, so that's why there's nothing after the jump this week. Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous episode ("TIFF...

Duration: 00:53:10


THE COLLISION: Episode 102 – TIFF 2014 Preview

8/25/2014
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This week on The Collision, we look ahead to this year's Toronto International Film Festival. We break down how TIFF compares to the year's other major film festivals, its role in awards season, the films we're looking forward to, and more. As always, we finish up with our recommendations. Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous episode ("Robin Williams"), click here to add the podcast to your RSS, and click here to find us on iTunes. To keep...

Duration: 00:53:41


THE COLLISION: Episode 101 – Robin Williams

8/18/2014
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This week on The Collision, Perri joins us to talk about the life, work, and sad passing of Robin Williams. During our conversation, we talk about how Williams' films personally touched our lives, why he was so memorable, his unique talents, his legacy, and much more. As always, we finish up with our recommendations. Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous episode ("Why We Love Talking about Movies"), click here to add the podcast to your RSS,...

Duration: 01:04:06


THE COLLISION: Episode 100 – Why We Love Talking about Movies

8/13/2014
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This week on The Collision, we have reached our 100th episode. To commemorate the milestone, we get to the most basic aspect of this podcast: why we love talking about movies. During our conversation, we explore how discussion enriches our understanding of movies, the means of expressing differing viewpoints, controversial opinions, dealing with hype, our favorite films, and so much more. It feels incredibly rewarding to have come this far, and I think this is one of the best episodes...

Duration: 01:12:23


THE COLLISION: Episode 99 – GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and the Lack of Female-

8/5/2014
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This week on The Collision, we talk about Guardians of the Galaxy, but we also spend a large portion of the show talking about the lack of female-led superhero movies. The time for these pictures is long past due, and we break down the ridiculous arguments against making these films. As always, we finish up with our recommendations. Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous episode ("Comic-Con 2014 Preview"), click here to add the podcast to your...

Duration: 00:57:59


THE COLLISION: Episode 98 – Comic-Con 2014 Preview

7/22/2014
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This week on The Collision, we look ahead to the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con. We discuss how an underwhelming lineup in 2014 relates to the overwhelming blockbusters of 2015, the positives and negatives of the Con, how it looks like it's continuing to transition from movies to television, why fans love Comic-Con, and much more. As always, we finish up with our recommendations. Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous episode ("The Planet of the Apes...

Duration: 00:49:35


THE COLLISION: Episode 97 – The PLANET OF THE APES Franchise

7/15/2014
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This week on The Collision, we look back at all of the Planet of the Apes movies. We talk about the flexibility of the series, its core themes, the best and weakest films in the franchise, and much more. All of this leads up to our discussion of the latest entry in the series, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. As always, we finish up with our recommendations. [Note: at one point I say there will be spoilers, but then we quickly decided that this should be a spoiler-free podcast. There are no...

Duration: 00:57:54


THE COLLISION: Episode 96 – Looking Back and Looking Ahead for 2014

7/6/2014
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This week on The Collision, we take advantage of being at the midway point in 2014, and take a look back at the year's hits and misses thus far, and then look ahead at what's to come. Since there are a lot of films to cover, this a special, extended edition that runs about 90 minutes. As always, we finish up with our recommendations. Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous episode ("Transformers: Age of Extinction and Michael Bay"), click here to...

Duration: 01:24:51


THE COLLISION: Episode 95 – TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION and Michael Bay

6/29/2014
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This week on The Collision, we're joined by freelance film critic Curt Holman to talk about Transformers: Age of Extinction. We talk about the film's huge box office, critical reaction versus general reaction, why the franchise continues, how it fits into the blockbuster landscape, the directing style and filmography of Michael Bay, and much more. As always, we finish up with our recommendations. Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous episode...

Duration: 00:59:02

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