This week on The Collision, we talk about the realness of superhero movies, the worlds they present, the verisimilitude to our own, the limits of relating to characters and their setting, making “gritty” synonymous with “reality”, and more. We also take apart the lazy and confused Kick-Ass 2. As always, we finish up with our recommendations.
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Adam’s Recommendation: Blankman
Matt’s Recommendation: Batman: The Movie
Sofia Coppola directed the Netflix special, which will also star George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Jason Schwartzman, and more.
He also talks about potential plans for Blu-ray and theatrical re-releases for 'The Iron Giant'.
He also reveals one very important thing director Andrew Niccol learned to do since they made 'Gattaca' together.
The 'Game of Thrones' cast and Coldplay got together to create a 12-minute sketch to raise money for Red Nose Day.
Justin Kurzel’s adaptation takes place in 11th century Scotland and stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.
Eli Roth's latest film stars Keanu Reeves as a good guy who does a bad thing...and pays for it dearly.
'The Impossible' helmer J.A. Bayona will direct the sequel from a script by Steven Knight with Brad Pitt returning in the lead role.
Disney will not stop until every single one of its animated classics has a live-action reboot.
They also talk about memorable moments from filming and what they liked about the script.
The first season of 'Daredevil' comes to a close as Matt Murdock earns his horns!