Title: Joker [Wikipedia] [IMDb]

Director: Todd Phillips

Producers: Todd PhillipsBradley CooperEmma Tillinger Koskoff

Writers: Todd Phillips, Scott Silver

Stars: Joaquin PhoenixRobert De NiroZazie BeetzFrances Conroy

Release date: October 4, 2019 (US)

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SHOWNOTES: Collateral Cinema is here to bring you content while you're quarantining! We finally dive deep into the 2019 film Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix in the titular role of Batman's classic arch-nemesis! This film has profoundly impacted audiences with its subversive portrayal of the character and true-to-life depiction of mental illness. We don't want to say more here, but you can hear Beau's, Robert's, and Ash's full thoughts on the episode, and with the movie being out of theaters for some time now, we have the opportunity to delve into everything Joker has to offer without concern for spoilers!

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On this episode of Collateral Cinema Director's Cut, we dive into the world of Charles Band's legendary horror movie company Full Moon Features, and we also review a movie that was supposed to release at the now-cancelled South by Southwest (SXSW) 2020: the documentary on the life and times of biologist and counterculture icon Stewart Brand titled We Are As Gods. Listen now, and stay tuned for a new episode of Collateral Cinema, as we celebrate the 4/20 holiday season with Harold & Kumar go to White Castle!

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Title: Sonic the Hedgehog [Wikipedia] [IMDb]

Director: Jeff Fowler

Producers: Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher, Toru Nakahara, Takeshi Ito

Writers: Pat CaseyJosh MillerSega (original video game)

Stars: James MarsdenBen SchwartzTika SumpterJim Carrey

Release date: February 14, 2020 (US)

Collateral Cinema Movie Podcast teams up with Collateral Gaming Video Game Podcast for a special At The Movies episode on a movie adaptation of a video game! We review Sonic the Hedgehog, a film currently at the forefront of a video game movie revolution—is it as good as critics and audiences are raving about? Does it embody Sega's beloved franchise in tone? Beau and Ash delve into these questions and give our thoughts on this popular take on the speedy blue hedgehog!

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Title: The Room: The Game [Wikipedia] [IGDb]

Developer: Newgrounds

Publisher: Newgrounds

Designer: Tom Fulp (programmer)

Release date: September 3, 2010

SHOWNOTES: Oh hai, Collateral Gaming (and Collateral Cinema) listeners, and Happy Holidays! This Christmas Day, we collaborate with our co-hosts from Collateral Cinema Movie Podcast to bring you the gift of Tommy Wiseau's The Room—or at least Newgrounds' retro-style flash game adaptation of it! We discuss how this game exists as a love letter to the film and the fandom, the interesting point-and-click adventure gameplay, the use of protagonist Johnny's perspective exclusively, and the various sidequests and Easter eggs that expand the universe of The Room! Have a happy season, whatever you celebrate, and stay tuned for Collateral Gaming's and Collateral Cinema's content in the New Year!

Collateral Gaming and Collateral Cinema are on Apple Podcasts, Chill Lover Radio, and wherever else you get your podcasts. Also, find us on Patreon, where you'll be able to find exclusive commentaries on our favorite games and movies!

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Welcome to the first episode of Collateral Cinema Director's Cut! We're doing things a little different on this special companion show to the main Collateral Cinema episodes, where hosts Beau and Robert take a more topical approach to our standard format, and focus on Top 5/10 lists, deep dives into specific movie eras and franchises, as well as reviews for movies that we might miss on the main show, and also some indie movie reviews here and there! So join us, as we talk about our top five favorite moments from the annals of horror, and we give a Random Movie Review for the outrageously cheesy Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers!

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Title: Spawn [Wikipedia] [IMDb]

Director: Mark A.Z. Dippé

Producer: Clint Goldman

Writers: Alan B. McElroy (screenplay/story), Mark A.Z. Dippé (story), Todd McFarlane (original comics)

Stars: John LeguizamoMichael Jai WhiteMartin SheenTheresa RandleNicol WilliamsonD. B. Sweeney

Release date: August 1, 1997

PODCAST SHOUTOUT: KolbyToldMe (@kolbytoldme)

SHOWNOTES: Returning guest Chazz Raab from the Trial by Error Variety Show discusses with us the 1997 superhero film based on the comic by Todd McFarlane: Spawn! Starring Michael Jai White as the eponymous protagonist, John Leguizamo in a combination comic relief–villain role, and Nicol Williamson in his final film role, this movie is characterized by its darker plot, retroactively underwhelming visual effects, and distinction of being the first film to feature a black actor in a major comic book superhero role. We reveal our thoughts on these points and more in this fun episode!

Collateral Cinema is on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyChill Lover Radio, and wherever else you get your podcasts. Also, find us on Patreon; we have exclusive full-length commentaries on our favorite movies and plan more to come!

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TRIGGER WARNING: Disturbing sexual and violent content

Title: Visitor Q (ビジターQ, Bijitā Kyū) [Wikipedia] [IMDb]

Director: Takashi Miike

Producers: Reiko ArakawaSeiichiro KobayashiSusumu Nakajima

Writer: Itaru Era

Stars: Kenichi EndōShungicu UchidaKazushi Watanabe

Release date: March 17, 2001

PODCAST SHOUTOUT: Sardonicast (@sardonicast)

SHOWNOTES: It's that time of year again! Collateral Cinema is celebrating our anniversary with another Takashi Miike film: Visitor Q! This black comedy features a number of disturbing taboos while showcasing the benefits of digital video, in a realistic documentary-style juxtaposed with surrealist bizarre events. Beau, Ash, and Dakota discuss Miike's approach to social commentary through shock value—comparing and contrasting the direction of this title with other Takashi Miike movies we've featured on the podcast—and ultimately just how fucked up this film is! Just listen. You'll know what we mean.

Collateral Cinema is on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyChill Lover Radio, and wherever else you get your podcasts. Also, find us on Patreon; we have exclusive full-length commentaries on our favorite movies and plan more to come!

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Title: Gone in 60 Seconds [Wikipedia] [IMDb]

Director: H. B. Halicki

Producer: H. B. Halicki

Writer: H. B. Halicki

Stars: H. B. Halicki, Eleanor, Marion Busia, Jerry Daugirda, James McIntyre, George Cole, Ronald Halicki, Markos Kotsikos

Release date: July 28, 1974 (US)

PODCAST SHOUTOUT: The Christie Gee Podcast (@misschristiegee)

SHOWNOTES: Welcome back, Collateral Cinema fans! Our resident "car guy" Robert Ortegon has picked out another influential film of the "car chase" genre: the 1974 original Gone in 60 Seconds, directed, produced, and written by H. B. Halicki! Beau, Ash, and Dakota join Robert in discussing this independent action movie well known for the 93 destroyed cars during the filming of its record-holding 40-minute car chase scene, as well as the 2000 remake it inspired (starring Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie). We talk the direction of Halicki—a car lover with no prior experience in filmmaking, the cinematography, the use of actual car wrecks and real bystanders during filming, and of course, the cars (including famous Ford Mustang "Eleanor"). We even compare and contrast this title with its remake and other car movies at length! If you enjoy Collateral Cinema, stay tuned for our "Miikeversary"—that's right, folks; we'll be focusing on Takashi Miike's Visitor Q in time for our third anniversary!

Collateral Cinema is on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyChill Lover Radio, and wherever else you get your podcasts. Also, find us on Patreon; we have exclusive full-length commentaries on our favorite movies and plan more to come!

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Title: The Fifth Element (Le Cinquième Élément) [Wikipedia] [IMDb]

Director: Luc Besson

Producer: Patrice Ledoux

Writers: Luc Besson (screenplay/story), Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay)

Stars: Bruce WillisGary OldmanIan HolmChris TuckerMilla Jovovich

Release date: May 7, 1997

PODCAST SHOUTOUT: Mike, Mike, and Oscar (@MMandOscar)

SHOWNOTES: Aziz! Lights! Collateral Cinema delves into another cult classic: the 1997 French sci-fi action film from Luc Besson—The Fifth Element! For the first time on the show, we have both the Maddox bros. and the Chancellor bros. teaming up to deliver our thoughts on a phenomenal favorite, including the deep lore and rich mythology built into this story Besson started writing at 16, the memorable caricature performances, and the elaborate science fiction sets. Grab your multipass and strap in for the ride!

Collateral Cinema is on Apple Podcasts, Chill Lover Radio, and wherever else you get your podcasts. Also, find us on Patreon; we have exclusive full-length commentaries on our favorite movies and plan more to come!

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Title: Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker [Wikipedia] [IMDb]

Director: J. J. Abrams

Producers: Kathleen KennedyJ. J. AbramsMichelle Rejwan

Writers: J. J. Abrams (screenplay/story), Chris Terrio (screenplay/story), Derek Connolly (story), Colin Trevorrow (story)

Stars: Carrie FisherMark HamillAdam DriverDaisy RidleyJohn BoyegaOscar IsaacAnthony DanielsNaomi AckieDomhnall GleesonRichard E. GrantLupita Nyong'oKeri RussellJoonas SuotamoKelly Marie TranIan McDiarmidBilly Dee Williams

Release date: December 20, 2019 (US)

Collateral Cinema is kicking the New Year off with another At the Movies episode on the divisive final entry of the Star Wars sequel trilogy and the Skywalker Saga—Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker! J. J. Abrams once again takes the helm at the conclusion of Disney's Star Wars films, boldly wrapping up every numbered episode of the saga as a whole. Given the controversy surrounding Rian Johnson's story decisions in The Last Jedi, how does Abrams' direction here make or break the sequel movies as a whole? How does this part of the Star Wars canon fare amongst the pop culture legacy? Beau, Robert, and Ash reveal our answers to these questions and more regarding Episode IX in this special episode of Collateral Cinema Movie Podcast!

Collateral Cinema is on Apple Podcasts, Chill Lover Radio, and wherever else you get your podcasts. Also, find us on Patreon; we have exclusive full-length commentaries on our favorite movies and plan more to come!

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