Collider is a film website and YouTube channel founded by Steve Weintraub in July 2005 and February 2007. It was purchased in January 2015 by Complex. In 2012, Weintraub was nominated for a Press Award by the International Cinematographers Guild for his work at Collider.com.
Collider focuses on entertainment news, analysis, and commentary. As of July 2017[update], Collider's YouTube channel had 361,400 subscribers and over 297,800,000 cumulative views. Extensions of the channel include Movie Talk, TV Talk, Heroes, Nightmares, Jedi Council, Movie Trivia Schmoedown, Behind the Scenes & Bloopers, and Collider News. The panels are hosted by a wide assortment of commentors including Jon Schnepp, Kristian Harloff, Mark Ellis, John Rocha, Rachel Cushing, Jeremy Jahns, Perri Nemiroff, Ashley Mova, Sinead De Vries, Natasha Martinez, Wendy Lee, Clarke Wolfe, Josh Macuga, Mark Reilly, Ken Napzok, and Dennis Tzeng. Collider's website staff of writers include Adam Chitwood, Senior Editors Matt Goldberg (Film) and Allison Keene (TV), Haleigh Foutch, Dave Trumbore, Brian Formo and Aubrey Page. The website is primarily news, features, sketches and criticism.
|Movie Talk||Mark Ellis (except on Fridays, hosted by Dennis Tzeng)||Monday–Friday|
|TV Talk||Josh Macuga||Monday–Friday|
|Collider News||Ken Napzok||Monday–Friday|
|Movie Trivia Schmoedown||Kristian Harloff & Mark Ellis/Ken Napzok||Tuesday/Friday|
|Jedi Council||Kristian Harloff||Thursday|
|Best Movies on Netflix Right Now||Halleta Alemu||Friday|
|Behind the Scenes & Bloopers||Perri Nemiroff||Saturday|
|Nightmares(on hiatus)||Clarke Wolfe||Wednesday(Monthly)|
Different members of the panel share their perspective on any given topic, including film reviews and industry news. Movie Talk is time shared with celebrity interviews. Each episode is typically an hour in length. Mondays' episode covers the weekend box office gross and speculation on future ratings. A segment called "Buy or Sell" happens around the halfway point in each episode, where the panel discusses whether they see certain topics or announcements as favorable. An additional option has begun to reoccur during "Buy or Sell" which is "Lease" (a panelist decides that the current topic is too close to call, a 50/50 if you will) in addition to the options "Buy" or "Sell". Each episode covers eight different topics in each podcast, and the show typically ends with questions from a live audience through a Twitter chatroom. Mailbag is a separate segment where the panel discusses fan mail, questions, and insight provided by viewers.
Heroes follows a similar format to Movie Talk. The difference is that the news coverage is strictly on comic book film news and is hosted by Jon Schnepp. Regular panelists include Hot Toys enthusiast Robert Meyer Burnett and Amy Dallen from Geek and Sundry. Episodes often revolve around the Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC Extended Universe and the marketing and advertising strategies of both franchises. The show also talks about comics-based TV series such as Arrow and The Flash on The CW or the MCU on Netflix. The advertising practices and marketing themes of different corporations are addressed, and predictions are made regarding the future of each studio.
Introduced in March 2016 as a reboot of the 2014/2015 version, the Movie Trivia Schmoedown is a game show hosted by Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis where famous Collider or other YouTube cinema-related personalities engage in a film trivia competition. The show has a heavy professional wrestling influence in terms of storylines and gimmicks, although the competition itself is legitimate. There are currently four divisions: the singles, teams, InnerGeekdom (DC, DC Extended Universe, Harry Potter, Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Trek, Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings questions only) and Star Wars-only. Dan Murrell is the current singles champion, The Patriots (Jeff Sneider and JTE) are the teams champions, Hector Navarro is the InnerGeekdom champion, and Ken Napzok is the Star Wars champion. As of 2017, the traditional format sees the two parties (individuals or teams of two members) engage in a three round match – in the first round, they have to write down on a white board the answers to eight questions of different categories, getting a point for every correct answer (with the possibility of a bonus ninth question should they get all eight correct); in the second round, they spin a wheel which will randomly land on a single category (they may spin a second time if the first spin isn't of their liking, but it's the only retry they get), and have to answer up to four (or six, if teams) questions in that category, receiving two points for a correct answer, and the added option of multiple choice which cuts down a correct answer to only one point; and the third round sees the choosing of three numbers from 1–25 at random, all of them containing a category that they have to answer a question from, with each being worth two, three and five points respectively in that order. Additionally, championship matches feature two extra rounds – the waging round, where the competitors can wage from zero up to five of their earned points at that time, and answer a question from another wheel-spun category, getting an additional amount of points (the amount being the same number they waged) if they get it correct, and losing those same points if they fail; and the speed round, in which the competitors must hit the buzzer before their opponent and answer the given question correctly, also with the added risk of losing a point if they answer incorrectly. In any case, whoever has the most accumulated points at the end of the final round wins. If one of the parties has an over ten-point lead before the final round over their opponent(s), they will win by knockout. If the competitor does make it to the final round but cannot enough of the three questions to get a lead over their opponent, they lose by TKO. There is also a challenge rule, where the competitor can challenge the decision made by the judges, getting the challenge back if his was accepted, and losing it if refused; and the JTE rule, where the competitor(s) may ask for the hosts to repeat a given question, although they can only ask for the repeat three times per match.
Hosted by Ken Napzok, these videos are typically short segments ranging from one to two minutes in length. These short videos discuss changes with company executives, celebrity controversy, or filming and production issues on set. These short pieces are uploaded shortly after breaking news. Each short ends as the host asks the viewers their opinion on the story and encourages fans to post comments for further discussion on the next episode of the Movie Talk panels.
Collider Crash Course videos cover a variety of topics that are designed to enlighten viewers. The segments vary in length and are hosted by an alternating group of staff.
Collider Behind the Scenes & Bloopers videos, which feature Perri Nemiroff hosting, offer viewers a look behind the scenes of the other shows, as well as interviewing staff on a variety of topics. The bloopers are compiled by Earl.
Collider Unboxed videos show the staff's obsession with toy collectibles and the new opening of a toy for the offices.
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