THE COLLISION: Special Edition This Sunday – Matt Takes Reader Questions

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This Sunday on The Collision, we’re trying something new.  Adam and Dave have other commitments, and rather than skip another week, I thought it might be fun to involve readers directly.  I’ll be doing the show solo, and considering the amount of listeners we have (we’re not exactly tearing up iTunes’ podcast chart), I figure I can get around to almost everyone’s questions.

So this an “Ask Me Anything” except on Reddit it would be totally ignored because I’m not famous or have some extraordinary life story.  Preferably, I’d like the questions to be entertainment related, but what the hell.  Leave your questions in the comments section of this article, and I will attempt to answer them on this Sunday’s episode.  You can also tweet your question to me @MattGoldberg.




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  • Matt Silverberg

    Matt-
    Why are you such a pompous douchebag?
    Hope all is well,
    Your biggest fan :)
    email: FUCKMATTGOLDBERG@yahoo.com

    • The Flobbit

      Come on. Be civil. Collider’s doing you a favour; don’t abuse their generosity with such a sad display of your own stupidity.

    • Andrew

      Actually, this is funny. It’s the complete reversals that generate laughs.

  • IMPYEMU

    Matt what are your top 5 favorite movies and if possible your favorite overall movie?

    Same question, but with directors?

    Did you go to college, why did you choose to become a critic, film reporter, etc. Is there something else you’d rather do?

    Okay now if you were a filmmaker Matt, what are a few ideas for movies you might make, they could be either original ideas or adaptations/remakes.

  • Alex Hajna

    I have a couple of questions, if that’s okay.

    -If you could make a movie, where budget is not a factor, what would it be about? Who would you cast? Who would you hire to direct it (if not yourself)? Edit it? Score it? Distribute it?

    -What is your process for critiquing a movie? Do you bring a pen and pad when you go see it? Do you see it more than once before writing your review? What are the top 5 things you look for/judge when you’re critiquing a movie (e.g., story, structure, direction, dialogue, acting, cinematography, etc.)?

    Thanks for doing this, Matt! Looking forward to your answers!

    • Alex Hajna

      To rephrase the very last question, what is most important to you when watching a movie? What are the top 5 things that matter to you most when critiquing a movie? I.e., what makes or breaks the movie for you, usually?

  • Strong Enough

    I have a question

    How in the hell did Alan Arkin get an oscar nom in Argo where he basically played himself when Leo transformed himself completely for Django and never got the nom? After looking at Leo’s fantastic filmography isn’t it only right to call him one of the best actors of this generation? especially after that performance in Django with the skull? would you say he is underrated? or not that good to begin with?

  • Bryan Montgomery

    This is awesome
    Matt I love the Podcast.
    First Question
    What is your all time favorite movie? Or at least the the one you have seen the most or dont mind repeat viewings?
    Secound
    Have you ever, or did you ever consider a career in the film buisness? Or was Journalism always on your radar?
    Final Question
    Im a huge fan of Spider-Man do you think The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will improve on where the first one lacked?
    Thank you im on twitter @Bmonty@24

  • Zach

    You’ve had a lot to say about the new star trek movies. What would you do to turn the franchise around? Besides getting rid of Orci and Kurtzman.

  • NeoGeo12

    Is it time Arnold and Sylvester to pass the torch and basically become small character actors in their movies.

  • Kale

    First off, I’m a fan of The Collision and the site, and I’m excited that you are doing something for is the fans.
    As usual, I would like to ask a ton of questions, but I don’t want to be taking up the comments section, and I don’t want to ask the obvious questions. With that said, I’ll limit it too five or six.

    1. Whatever happened to the Running dialogue product with you, Curt Holman, and Russ?
    2. What audio equipment do you use to record this podcast, and how has the Podcast evolve since the Hunger games podcast?
    3. How did you get involve with collider?
    4. Why don’t Steve appear on the podcasts?
    5. How did Steve and you assemble the collider team, since most of the team is from different parts of the country?
    6. If you have time, can you describe what the daily challenges of running the site are?

    Thanks for doing this! As a dedicated reader of the site, this means a lot to me and the fans that you’re taking the time to listen to the readers and hear their thoughts about the site.

    Thanks
    Kale Smith

  • disqus_OopbUgp6iJ

    talk about the punisher fan film and your thoughts on marvel blocking it from coming out

  • Bryce Forestieri

    Don’t really have a question, but really just to say I really really enjoy the podcast. Keep it up guys! The 3 sensibilities mesh really well for me whether you agree with each other on whatever you’re discussing.

  • MAU, EL SEÑOR VENTANA

    HOLA MATT!
    TAKING SOME TIME FROM WORK OVER HERE ON CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO. (AND YES IT’S A PLACE NOT JUST A DOG) A FEW THINGS:
    WHEN YOU RECORD AUDIO FOR THE PODCAST YOUR VOICE IS ALWAYS VERY HIGH COMPARED TO THE OTHERS, AND SOMETIMES ADAM IS VERY FAR, CAN YOU DO SOMETHING TECHNICALLY TO IMPROVE THIS?

    CAN YOU TELL STEVE THAT SOMETIMES HE HAS SIMILAR PROBLEMS WITH THE AUDIO ON THE INTERVIEWS? MAYBE HE USES A CAMCORDER BUT THERE IS A TON OF NEW AND CHEAP EQUIPMENT THAT CAN HELP AND IS NOT TO HEAVY OR FLASHY.
    I WOULD LOVE THAT YOU GUYS IMPROVE IN SOME TECHNICAL QUALITY IN ALL YOUR CONTENT BECAUSE YOU HAVE A BIGGER REPUTATION NOW IN THIS MOVIE WORLD! WE LIVE ON. I HOPE TO NOT SOUND TO DOUCHY, LOVE YOU GUYS!
    WHEN THE OTHER DUDES RETURN, CAN YOU INCLUDE ON SOME COLLISION TALK ABOUT MARVEL SHUTTING DOWN THE PUNISHER FAN FILM?

    AND THE OTHER DAY I SAW I THINK ON A “BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD” TRAILER A LINE FROM A REVIEW YOU DID, I WAS SO EXCITED! IT WAS LIKE I KNOW THAT GUY! EVEN WHEN IS NOT TRUE BUT I THINK THESE KIND OF FORMATS AND COMMENTARIES BRING CLOSER THE FANS TO THE CREATORS OR PEOPLE THAT YOU VALUE THEIR OPINION. THANKS GUYS. SALUDOS A TODOS LOS DE LA COLISION!

    MAU

    • The Flobbit

      Wow! Stop with the capslocks already.

      • Mau

        Sorry it wasn’t intentional when i noticed i was too close to finish the comment.

  • The Flobbit

    Matt, I have some questions for you:

    1. Where does Collider get it’s news? Does it go around the web refreshing movie websites and then copy/pasting it’s news here?
    2. How does Collider get invited to interview so many stars?
    3. How do you get to watch so many movies as a critic? Do you have some special pass?
    4. Who owns Collider, and when did Collider “come into being”?
    5. How many people do you have working for Collider?

    Thanks.

  • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

    What is with all the snark?

  • James

    Hello.Love the podcast.Keep up the good work.I have a few questions for you
    1.How does the effectiveness of a documentary differ from that of a feature?can we give a documentary a pass for informing us on important subject material and nothing else?
    2.How much should features based on real life events tow a line between reality and fiction?
    3.How much do you view foreign films in America?Film critics,film festival pursuers and regular audiences?
    4.What is the ideal duration of a film (if such a thing exists)?How does length affect storytelling across different storytelling media?
    Thank You.Apologies for the poor english, it is not my native language.
    If other commenters can also answer my questions,you are more than welcome to do so.

  • stylus59

    Questions:
    - most/least favorite genre
    - top 5 films so far this year
    - have you ever had a change of heart in a movie (ie. liking it and disliking it later or vice versa) and if so, what are those movies?
    - do you feel that the movie industry is worse today than before?
    - fellow critic you admire

  • Deans01

    As someone interested in film and journalism this is a cool idea Matt, here’s my Q:

    You and your colleagues often have to interview actors and directors as part of promotion for their films. For the interview to be as informative as possible it helps for you to have seen the film but what if it’s a bad movie or you have many issues with it? Specifically I’d like to know:

    - How does your appreciation for the movie, or lack thereof affect your approach to the interview, (i.e. different questions for movies you like and those you don’t.)

    - How do press junkets work and how do you try get to get an interview spot early on before the actors/directors involved have interview fatigue.

    - Has an actor or director ever called you out for a negative review later on.

    - What was your most awkward interview ever.

    Cheers,

    Deans

  • CT

    Here are a few questions for you Matt:
    1. Name a movie that is considered bad and you enjoy watching.
    2. If you had to watch only 3 movies for the rest of your life, what would those movies be?
    3. Favorite director and the movie you consider to be his worst.
    4. The most entertaining(not best) movie you’ve watched.
    5. Name a stand alone movie that you think deserves a sequel.

  • williamdgarcia

    my Aunty Kate got blue Audi TT Convertible try here……….W­W­W.B­A­M­2­1.C­o­M

  • Jason Michael

    Hi Matt, I just wanted to say I’m a huge fan of ALL your review, and the podcast. I currently review movies for my school paper, and I was wondering if you had any advice. Should I take notes during the picture? Also, what is your perfect movie? Thank you so much.

    • Kale

      I don’t take notes, and I write reviews for my Facebook friends. Then again, I’m not Matt Goldberg.

  • Jorge

    Matt-
    Love the show I listen every week I just have a few questions!!

    1.) If you could remake any movie what would it be?

    2.) With Ant- Man casting the lead soon who do you think will be picked and who would you pick?

    3.) Why is the collider app not native on ios? meaning why not make it available through the app store?

  • Stefan Bonomo

    Hey Matt, I have a question.
    What would you say are the films that you love the most that everyone else hates and vice versa? Thanks and keep up the good work.

  • Dustin

    Do you ever care about what other critics think about a movie? My go-to critics are you and Peter Travers at Rolling Stone, but you guys differ quite often. He gave Captain Phillips a very positive review while you weren’t as enthusiastic. You liked White House Down yet he hated it. You seem like a person who makes up his mind and doesn’t really change his opinion on films or filmmakers; so do you ever consider other’s opinions?

    What are your guilty pleasure movies? Like, really guilty. Mine, for example, would be like the Star Wars prequels (I’m in high school, I grew up with them, sue me.) or Spider-Man 3 (I like Topher Grace, sorry.).
    What are some of your all time favorite films? I also want to know what you think of some of my favorite films (be gentle):
    -Kill Bill (Quentin Tarantino)
    -Scream (Wes Craven)
    -Day of Anger (Tonino Valerii)
    -2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick)
    -Inglorious Basterds (Tarantino)
    -Waiting for Guffman (Christopher Guest)
    Favorite TV shows? Why you hate Walking Dead so much? Favorite music? What is your opinion on this whole Miley Cyrus situation? Do you JT’s new album? Favorite book? Least/Most favorite actor/celebrity?
    WOO! That’s a lot. Thanks.

  • aditya

    Thanks for doing this.
    1. So many films release every year. You’re bound to miss many of them. Could you review those nevertheless when you watch them eventually?
    2. Could you get Steve Frosty on The Collision sometime?
    3. Despite disliking RottenTomatoes, do you find yourself using it to filter out what not to watch from the ton of films that release every year?

    technical issues,

    1. Could you decrease the volume on the Collider animation at the start of all your videos? It gets way too loud. Also, the first sentence or so always gets cropped out.
    2. Also, as someone mentioned earlier, the audio on the podcasts are uneven. When you speak, I have to turn the volume down and then back up when others are speaking.

  • aditya

    Thanks for doing this.
    1. So many films release every year. You’re bound to miss many of them. Could you review those nevertheless when you watch them eventually?
    2. Could you get Steve Frosty on The Collision sometime?
    3. Despite disliking RottenTomatoes, do you find yourself using it to filter out what not to watch from the ton of films that release every year?

    technical issues,

    1. Could you decrease the volume on the Collider animation at the start of all your videos? It gets way too loud. Also, the first sentence or so always gets cropped out.
    2. Also, as someone mentioned earlier, the audio on the podcasts are uneven. When you speak, I have to turn the volume down and then back up when others are speaking.

  • Kale

    Matt,

    I forgot to ask you in my Commmet about Ridley Scott.
    Would you agree that Ridley Scott is not only a journeyman director, but he’s also a hit and miss kind of director?

    Thanks Matt for doing the podcast, and hope that you can answer my questions.

    • Kale

      And if you have more thoughts on Director Ridley Scott, could you please elaborate?

  • Inge

    Hello Matt.. Love your podcast.
    My question is. What do you think will happen to the sequels to Fincher`s The girl with the dragon tattoo? I read that Andrew kevin walker was doing a screenplay polish on it, but nothing has been happening since then. Now that Fincher is shooting gone girl for fox, do you think there is a chance Sony will get another director for it, or is the project somewhat dead. Mara and Craig get asked about from time to time in interviews, but they don`t know anything. Mara seems very keen on making it but will it ever happen do you think?

    Best

    Inge from Norway

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