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Podcast #203 - The Return of Pan-and-Scan    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 24 Mar 2017

- Sony's new OLED 4K TV starts out at a whopping $5K
- The CIA reaffirms my dislike for Smart TVs that are a bit too smart
- BritBox is a new streaming service for BBC/ITV aficionados
- Netflix explores pan-and-scan for phones
- Beauty and the Beast sets numerous records
- North by Northwest is returning to the big screen
- Spider-Man spinoff Venom to be released in October 2018
- Aquaman pushed back two months to Dec. 2018
- Dwayne Johnson's newest disaster movie will be Towering Inferno redux (sort of)
- Trailer: Despicable Me 3
- The Fly is being remade ... again
- The Matrix is being rebooted
- Trailer: Baby Driver
- Rumor: The Batman script will be written from scratch
- Suicide Squad 2 gets the Legend of Tarzan writer
- Recreating the amazing Ghost in the Shell shelling sequence
- Aquaman is not CGI in those underwater sequences
- Trailer: Wonder Woman
- 1968 Mustang from Bullitt is supposedly found
- Todd McFarlane wants a Stan Lee cameo in Spawn
- MGM is making an Overboard remake (yes, seriously...)
- Jason Momoa to star in Just Cause, based on the video game
- Teaser: Geostorm
- Hollywood seems to have an infatuation with Robin Hood
- Yes, Virginia, there will be an Indiana Jones 5
- Mexico-based Cineopolis wants your kids to annoy you during movies


Podcast #202 - The Oscars Are Still A Sham    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 7 Mar 2017

- The complete Oscars list
- PriceWaterhouse takes the blame for a simple, human mistake (so chill out, guys)
- Brutally Honest Oscar Voter Ballot
- You can download most of the 2017 Best Screenplay nominated screenplays for a limited time
- Japan is getting the first external UHD-BD drive ... and it still has the idiotic Intel requirements
- The original Ghost in the Shell is getting steelbook Blu-ray release
- Rogue One gets official digital, DVD/BD/3DBD release dates, but 3D is only at Target and Best Buy
- Yet more rumors have started of a non-Special Edition Star Wars trilogy release
- Fox and Disney deny that the original trilogy is being released, but there is semi-good news
- Logan brings in almost $90M domestically and breaks several records
- The LEGO Movie sequel will be a musical
- James Mangold says that a black-and-white Logan is on the way
- Chris McKay (The LEGO Batman Movie) will bring a live-action Nightwing movie
- The Great Wall crumbles with a possible $75M loss
- Patrick Stewart is done with playing Professor X...
- ...unless it's for a Deadpool movie
- It's official: Hellboy 3 is dead
- Matt Reeves is the new Batman director
- Just about all new Disney live-action movies including The Last Jedi will have key scenes filmed in IMAX
- Alien: Covenant prologue
- Trailer: Alien: Covenant
- Proceeds from The Promise will go to HIV/AIDS non-profits
- Joonas Suotamo is the new Chewbacca
- Trailer: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- Independent cinemas will show 1984 in anti-Trump protest on 4 April
- Trailer: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
- James Earl Jones will reprise his role of Mufasa in the Lion King remake
- Pixar In A Box
- Josh Gad and others hound Daisy Ridley for Star Wars spoilers


Podcast #201 - Twelve Years In The Making    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 18 Feb 2017

- After 12 years, I've finally finished converting my original Star Wars trilogy laserdiscs
- Vizio has been spying on you through your TV in very nefarious ways
- 210 million Blu-ray discs are expected to be sold in 2017
- Harry Potter films will get UHD and DTS:X treatment for UHD Blu-ray releases
- Canadian company claims that they can get past Netflix's geoblocking
- Niki Caro will direct Disney's live-action Mulan
- Jennifer Connelly will be the villain in James Cameron's Alita: Battle Angel
- John Carpenter is confident that you'll enjoy the Halloween remake
- Kevin Smith is working on a new Jay and Silent Bob movie
- First footage from Avengers: Infinity War from the set
- Guardians of the Galaxy 2 gets a very rare 100 score in test screening
- Official Star Wars web site confirms that there's a link between Rey and Kylo
- There are more than one Jedi in The last Jedi
- Jimmy Vee takes Kenny Baker's place as R2-D2
- Fox might move forward with a Firefly reboot but only if Joss Whedon is on board
- It movie will be rated R with a second movie planned
- New plot details for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 have been revealed
- James Cameron has finished all Avatar sequel scripts
- Rumor: Friday the 13th reboot has been shut down
- Hotel Transylvania 3 bumped up to summer 2018
- Dune remake gets Denis Villeneuve
- Next X-Men movie will be called Supernova, starts filming in Montréal in June
- M. Night Shyamalan teases a Split sequel
- New, disturbing video shows the creation of Logan's X-23
- New Scarface remake moves from Miami to LA and involves a Mexican, not Cuban, immigrant
- New Nashville theater is looking to completely replicate a 1960s drive-in indoors
- Star Wars spoof coming from the Scary Movie team
- Trailer: Fast and Furious 8
- Trailer: Logan
- Trailer: Transformers: The Last Knight
- Trailer: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
- Trailer: Life
- Trailer: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- Trailer: Snatched (Red band)
- Trailer: Ghost in the Shell
- Trailer: Aftermath
- Trailer: LEGO Ninjago
- Black Panther: Behind the Scenes
- Batman v Superman VFX reel
- Rogue One VFX reel
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them VFX reel


Podcast #200 - Sports Bowl Thingy 2017    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 3 Feb 2017

- Watching UHD Blu-rays on your PC has some very idiotic restrictions
- Petition to ask LG to make one more 3D OLED TV for 2018
- La La Land ties the record for more Academy Award nominations
- How do Oscar nominations work?
- Amazon becomes the first streaming service to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar
- Fantastic Beasts crosses $800M globally
- The Wonder Woman villain is Ares
- Tom Hardy says that Mad Max: The Wasteland is still happening
- WB is looking to acquire the rights to Japanese manga Attack on Titan
- Goosebumps sequel is in the works
- The upcoming, animated Spider-Man movie will focus on Miles Morales, not Peter Parker
- Trailer: Power Rangers
- Trailer: Logan
- Hugh Jackman reveals the official Logan synopsis...
- ...and acknowledges that Logan will not be in the same X-Men universe that we know
- Black Panther cast and synopsis revealed
- The official title for Episode 8 is Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- Ben Affleck is no longer directing the solo Batman movie
- Guillermo del Toro is still hoping for Hellboy 3
- Don't expect to ever see Deep Space Nine or Voyager in HD
- Final Trailer: Beauty and the Beast
- Sir Patrick Stewart's next role involves ... poo (you heard that right)
- Rogue One crosses $1B globally
- A Dog's Purpose controversy gets a response from its producer
- Independent investigation says that A Dog's Purpose is cleared of wrongdoing
- The LEGO Batman movie behind-the-scenes (sort of)
- David Ayer expresses regret over Suicide Squad
- Every Which Way But Loose is getting a remake
- Universal dates animated sequels to Minions, The Secret Life of Pets, and Sing
- Chevrolet makes a full-sized LEGO Batmobile


Podcast #199 - CES 2017 Round-up - Goodbye, 3D TV    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 14 Jan 2017

- HDMI 2.1 announced - 3+ times faster than HDMI 2.0
- Optoma shows $2,800 DLP 2D/3D projector
- LG shows its first UHD BD player
- Sony announces its from UHD BD player
- Samsung shows a new UHD BD player and soundbar
- Creative (remember them?) reveals a gorgeous but expensive soundbar
- Panasonic releases new UHD BD players and the first HDR OLED TV
- NVIDIA releases its newest Shield TV with Google Assistant
- DISH announces AirTV for streaming and OTA
- Sengled hides speakers in LED light bulbs
- Axiim announces an expensive, wireless home theater system
- Sony shows off an amazing (but super-expensive) short-throw UHD projector
- LG shows its first compact laser projector
- Polaroid (yes, Polaroid) shows off UHD TVs with Chromecast
- Sony unveils really thin OLED Bravia UHD TVs
- Sharp (Hisense) announces a new 75" flagship for the US market
- Hisense shows a number of UHD, Roku, and HD TVs
- TCL unveils 25 new Roku UHD TVs with Dolby Vision HDR
- Philips shows three different series of UHD TVs
- Hisense shows a monster 98" TV with 7,680 x 4,320 resolution
- LG's W-Series OLED is about as thick as a piece of box cardboard
- Amazon announces a line of budget TVs
- Samsung briefly shows a new TV that looks just like a picture frame
- 3D TV is dead - the manufacturers, Hollywood, and even the theaters are to blame: my postmortem
- Disney crosses $3B at the global box office
- Deadpool is the most torrented movie of 2016
- Ridley Scott turns down superhero films and doesn't think highly of modern cinema
- Fox plans for a VR experience with Alien: Covenant"
- Trailer: CHiPs
- Internet meme Slender Man is coming to theaters
- Carrie Fisher's ashes are kept in a giant Prozac pill
- Disney and Lucasfilm meeting to decide what will happen with Leia
- Lucasfilm announces that there are no plans to recreate Leia digitally
- That 4K remaster of Star Wars is the Special Edition, not the original
- LA will get the George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
- Teaser: Cult of Chucky
- Trailer: Baywatch
- Trailer: Fifty Shades Darker
- Red-band trailer: Raw
- Trailer: Cars 3
- Doctor Strange will be in Thor Ragnarock
- 1:1 Jurassic Park velociraptor bust
- Klingon Bird-of-Prey using 25,000 LEGO bricks


Podcast #198 - Good Riddance, 2016    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 2 Jan 2017

- Our Star Wars princess and general, Carrie Fisher, has died at 60
- Hollywood legend and historian Debbie Reynolds dies at 84
- Disney legacy movies are going exclusively to Hulu
- Rogue One continues to dominate the box office
- Rogue One hits $653M worldwide
- The 2016 North American box office hits a new record at $11.4B
- A list of the biggest box office bombs of 2016
- Angry movie critics strike again: China blames overly-harsh critics for bad box office year
- Ben Affleck might not be directing the next Batman movie after all
- Debbie Reynolds was instrumental in helping to save Hollywood history
- Bad Moms Christmas is greenlit
- Does Disney have a 4K remastered print of the original Star Wars? Possibly.
- Kevin Costner is looking to bring out a 10-hour western (over multiple movies, of course)
- Red band trailer: Alien: Covenant
- VidAngel shuts down, will go into alternate, family-friendly content
- No, Deadpool will not be in Logan
- Trailer: The Emoji Movie


Podcast #197 - Rogue One Hype    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 21 Dec 2016

- My review of Rogue One (hint: yes, it's as good as you've been hearing)
- Yes, widescreen.org will be updated. No, I'm not sure what it will look like yet.
- Oppo will release their first UHD BD player
- Other studios might finally be using Disney's approach to streaming content
- Rogue One dominates Thursday with $29M opening...
- ...and continues to crush the competition for the weekend
- Disney crosses $7B in global ticket sales
- Felicity Jones has the contractual option to be in another Star Wars film. Commence speculation!
- Adam Driver thinks that Star Wars VIII shouldn't have any trailers
- No, Star Wars VIII will not be subtitled Forces of Destiny because that name sucks
- Trailer: Despicable Me 3
- Trailer: Dunkirk
- Tim Miller's reveal of why he left Deadpool leaves more questions than answers
- Movie censorship group VidAngel told to knock it off
- A behind-the-scenes look at Kobo and the Two Strings
- Teaser: Blade Runner 2049
- That time when Ryan Gosling got punched by Indiana Jones
- Sadly, David Ayer is back to direct Gotham City Sirens
- Patrick Wilson will play the villain in Aquaman
- Trailer: John Wick 2
- Trailer: The LEGO Batman Movie
- The National Film Registry adds its entries for 2016
- Video store will be made and filled with 14,000 Jerry Maguire VHS tapes


Podcast #196 - DVDs to the Troops    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 11 Dec 2016

- Netflix finally lets you download some of their content for offline viewing
- AT&T launches DirecTV Now for cable cutter
- Google Play is now offering UltraHD movies
- PowerDVD will let you view UHD Blu-rays on your PC
- DVDs To The Troops
- Disney sets industry records for domestic box office
- The remake of Stargate isn't happening after all
- Apparently, George Lucas really liked Rogue One
- No, there will not be a Rogue One sequel because there already is
- 7 minutes of Dunkirk will premiere before select 70mm showings of Rogue One
- Billie Dee Williams will be returning to voice Harvey Dent in The LEGO Batman Movie
- Alien: Covenant teaser poster arrives
- Not even the actors knew about the chest bursting scene when filming Alien
- Legendary actor Kirk Douglas turns 100
- Fast 8 is now The Fate of the Furious
- Trailer: Fifty Shades Darker
- Trailer: Spider-Man: Homecoming
- Trailer: The Mummy
- Teaser: Transformers: The Last Knight
- Teaser: Baywatch
- Trailer: War for the Planet of the Apes
- Teaser: Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
- Trailer: Assassin's Creed
- Aquaman release date set to October 2018
- Todd McFarlane wants a new Spawn movie to be more for the horror than action crowd
- Figure out the timelines for several major franchises
- Sega's Altered Beasts, Shinobi, Streets of Rage and others to be make for TV and film
- Ultra-widescreen version of Terrence Malick's Voyage of Time in select IMAX theaters
- Neo-Nazis boycott Star Wars spin-offs because racist idiots are still idiots
- How laserdiscs (including DVDs and Blu-rays) work


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