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Podcast #163 - Cheap TVs Are Cheap    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 5 July 2015

- That's definitely not my calling card!
- UHD TVs have broken the $300 mark ($298 as of recording date)
- Westinghouse returns (as a licensed property) with a low-end UHD TV line
- Sony's new Android-powered UHD TVs are really thin
- All Creatures Big And Small free on Google Play (very limited time)
- Google wants film makers to try out their 16-camera Google Jump VR setup
- Back to the Future turns 30 years old
- Will BTTF be remade? Not if Robert Zemeckis has his way
- Northeastern PA drive-in theater expands to second screen
- Paul Feig shows the new Ghostbusters outfits
- Next Star Trek movie will be called Star Trek Beyond
- Trailer: Creed
- Live-action Attack On Titan gets a North American distributor
- GotG sequel officially named Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- Top Gun 2 explores drone warfare and the end of the fighter pilot era
- Trailer: Ant-Man trailer 2
- Seth Gordon exits Uncharted movie
- Ava DuVernay passes on directing Black Panther
- ID sequel officially called Independence Day Resurgence
- Why Will Smith opted out of IDR
- Paul Thomas Anderson to write Robert Downey Jr.'s version of Pinocchio
- Behind the Scenes: Building the Apatosaurus (Jurassic World)
- Teaser: London Has Fallen
- James Horner, composer of countless movies including Titanic and Star Trek II dies at 61
- Tom Holland is the new Spider-Man, and will be in Captain America: Civil War
- Avengers of Oz: Age of Tin Man

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Podcast #162 - Hollywood Is An Old White Men's Club    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 20 June 2015

- NVIDIA Shield Pro (Android TV and gaming console) is now available for $299
- Jurassic World crushes the global box office
- Disney could lose $140M onTomorrowland
- The Empire Strikes Back returns to the top ten in the UK box office
- Dwayne Johnson wants John Carpenter for the Big Trouble remake...
- ...but John Carpenter isn't excited for it
- Batman v. Superman gets a plot synopsis
- Officially, Superman's and Wonder Woman's costumes are very colorful
- ReBoot is being ... rebooted ... with 26 episodes
- Trailer: Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
- Rumor: There are apparently Spider-Man finalists
- Hateful Eight will get a limited 70mm release on Christmas
- Maleficent sequel is on the way
- Luscasfilm creates a new division for virtual reality experiences
- A first look at The Good Dinosaur
- Gambit lands Rupert Wyatt for director
- Trailer: Kung Fu Panda 3
- Trailer: The Peanuts Movie
- Trailer: The Martian
- Christopher Lee dies at 93
- Natalie Portman demands a female director for Ruth Bader Ginsburg film
- Hollywood on alert regarding actors' ethnicities
- Trailer: The Walk
- Star Wars: Ep. 8 will be shot on film
- Arnold Schwarzenegger pranks fans as the Terminator for charity


Podcast #161 - I Love Film, But It's Not A Miracle Drug    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 4 June 2015

- Logitech Harmony can now control the PlayStation 4
- NVIDIA launches the Shield, its Android-powered set-top box
- HBO Now coming to Android in a few months
- Google Jump brings VR moviemaking to the masses
- GoPro is developing its own quadcopters (stop calling them "drones"!!)
- Showtime coming to cord cutters in July
- Use this UHD TV calculator to see if you will benefit from going to UHD
- Ultron crosses the $900M mark for international sales
- Studios sued for recycling film soundtracks too much
- Fox is rebooting League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
- Watching 3D movies might be good for your brain
- I love film, but one cinematographer gives film way too much credit
- The new Spider-Man has not been decided; comes down to six hopefuls
- Disney to adapt Night On Bald Mountain to a full-length, live-action movie
- Jaws returns to theaters for its 40th anniversary
- Disney cancels Tron 3...
- ...but Olivia Wilde doesn't mind
- Ron Perlman still really wants Hellboy III
- Furious 7's James Wan set to direct Aquaman
- WB's film chief denies the long-rumored "no humor" policy
- Help to fight a lethal, childhood disease while taking a chance to win a walk-on role for TMNT 2
- A behind-the-scenes look at the visual effects for Mad Max: Fury Road
- Crowdfunding can now include "investing"
- "The Rock" to star and produce a remake of Big Trouble In Little China
- Lost Star Wars companion to get the full-length treatment
- Eddie Redmayne cast for the Harry Potter prequel
- Pizza Hut offers a "projector in a box"
- You, too, can use a 3D printer to make retractable Wolverine claws
- Kung Fury: an outrageous and amazing throwback to the 1980s


Podcast #160 - All For Equality    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 21 May 2015

- XBox ONE gets an OTA dongle
- Comcast announces UHDTV set-top box
- Ultra HD Blu-ray specification is finalized; devices to be available this year
- EA's Star Wars: Battlefront will support Dolby Atmos
- Hugh Jackman confirms that next Wolverine movie will be his last
- Beverly Hills Cop 4 removed from Paramount's release schedule
- Captain America: Civil War has a synopsis and a huge cast
- Avengers: Infinity War to be shot with new IMAX digital camera
- Aaron-Taylor Johnson talks about Ultron spoilers, extra scenes, and more
- Orson Welles' last movie could be completed via Indiegogo campaign
- Asa Butterfield is the new Spider-Man
- TMNT sequel might bring back Krang
- A Last Starfighter sequel might happen after all
- Simon Pegg criticizes the "dumbing down" of modern movies
- Michael Fassbender talks (slightly) about Assassin's Creed
- Ratchet & Clank movie will be released on April 29, 2016
- A first look at Warcraft's orc, Orgrim
- Sela Ward signs on to be POTUS in Independence Day 2
- Fox to spin off The New Mutants
- Kate Beckinsale returning for Underworld 5
- ACLU wants an investigation on Hollywood's gender bias
- Marvel CEO doesn't believe in female superheroes
- That Star Wars chrome stormtrooper ... is a woman
- Marvel wants Ava DuVernay to direct upcoming MCU movie
- Trailer: Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
- WB to bring back The Fugitive
- David Ayer shows the Suicide Squad assembled
- Trailer: Pixels
- Trailer: Jem and the Holograms
- Ricky Gervais' David Brent character from The Office will get a movie
- A custom 10,000 piece LEGO Millennium Falcon
- Once again, a Marvel movie gets a really bad Chinese translation

The other podcast that I'm on: TGP Nominal
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Podcast #159 - Cluelessness Defined - A Synonym for MPAA    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 2 May 2015

- OLED TVs have broken the $2,500 price barrier
- Age of Ultron brings in $201.2M overseas
- Age of Ultron set to bring in up to $230M during opening weekend
- Furious 7 crosses the $1B mark overseas
- Super Troopers 2 crowdfunding rakes in $4.4M
- Several German theaters boycott Age of Ultron due to unexpected increase in rental fees
- Age of Ultron DVD leak hints at extended edition and alternate ending
- Teaser: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
- What if Man of Steel was in color?
- Tyler Perry to play Baxter Stockman in TMNT 2...
- ...while Laura Linney joins the cast in an unnamed role
- Ang Lee announces that his next movie will be shot in 3D, 4K, and at 120 frames per second
- AMC Theaters announces a Star Wars marathon
- Rumor: Furious 7 director James Wan in talks to direct Robotech
- Vin Diesel announces Fast and Furious 8
- Horror classic Don't Look Now is getting a remake
- Jonathan Frakes confirms that there is no new Star Trek TV series coming
- 70s TV series Good Times to become a movie
- Red-band trailer: Ted 2
- Universal announces the dates for Fifty Shades of Grey sequels
- The LEGO Movie directors are making an animated Spider-Man for Sony
- Universal's monster movies get pushed back
- Star Wars: Rogue One will be a prequel to the original trilogy
- Star Wars Celebration gives speculation that Boba Fett survived in the new canon
- Rumor: The next Star Trek movie will likely be called Star Trek Beyond
- Idris Elba will play an original role in next Star Trek
- Trailer: Fantastic Four
- MPAA launches new WhereToWatch campaign; still hides behind lies and demands for power
- Trailer: Jurassic World
- LEGO Batman movie gets a release date
- The Fast And The Furious stunt car up for auction
- Star Wars BB-8 will soon be a real toy
- A Roman Catholic priest watches the new Star Wars teaser like a kid at Christmas


Podcast #158 - Terminator: Genisys Has Jumped The Shark With Frickin' Lasers    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 17 Apr 2015

- A new, amazing teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is released
- The BB-8 ball droid is real
- The non-original Star Wars series is now available for streaming/download
- Updated Roku 2 and 3 upgrades are now available
- CBS All Access is now available on Roku
- HBO Now arrives, but only on Apple hardware (for now)
- AMC Theaters and Dolby Labs team up to bring you theaters with frickin' lasers
- DTS releases information about DTS:X
- Visio releases a new line of UHD TVs from $599 to $3,999
- Furious 7 continues to dominate global markets
- Wonder Woman gets a new director
- Trailer: Terminator: Genisys
- Trailer: Ant-Man
- Markus and McFeely team up (again) for Infinity War
- The next Spider-Man will still be Peter Parker
- Trailer: Avengers: Age of Ultron (final)
- Olivia Munn confirmed as Psylocke for X-Men Apocalypse
- Did you tweet for Idris Elba to be James Bond? It's your fault that he won't.
- Horror game Five Nights at Freddy's will be a movie
- A script for Incredibles 2 is in the works
- Stephen King's Dark Tower series to get the movie treatment at Sony
- Could Jeff Goldblum return for a role in Jurassic World?

The other podcast that I'm on: TGP Nominal
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- TuneIn Radio


Podcast #157 - I Regret That I Don't Have A Pithy Title For This One    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 5 Apr 2015

- FCC filing shows that new Roku players are forthcoming (Update since show: They're here! More in the next show.)
- Samsung's latest flagship TV to start at $6,500
- That Michael Biehn comment about the next Aliens was actually not his
- Furious 7 has a massive debut weekend at $147 million domestically
- Sony plans not just a Ghostbusters movie but a cinematic universe
- Mission Impossible 5's name is Rogue Nation
- The Russo brothers will direct both Avengers: Infinity War movies
- Atlanta casting call happens to coincide with Captain America 3 filming dates
- Steven Spielberg to direct movie adaptation of 80s geek tribute Ready Player One
- Jason Segel to write and co-direct LEGO movie The Million Brick Race
- Bradley Cooper will make his directorial debut with yet another remake of A Star Is Born
- Lawsuit against AMC Theaters over anti-competitive behaviors will go forth
- Ryan Reynolds shows off his official Deadpool costume...
- ...and continues the fight to make Deadpool an R-rated movie
- Teaser: Spectre
- Tim Burton will direct a live-action Dumbo
- Disney sets a live-action adaptation of Winnie The Pooh...
- ...as well as a live-action Mulan
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer attached to Age Of Ultron
- Trailer: Mad Max: Fury Road
- Release date set for Pride And Prejudice And Zombies
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt to produce and star in Fraggle Rock movie
- Stephen Amell to play Casey Jones in TMNT 2
- The story behind the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie
- Dennis Hopper's final movie reaches its Kickstarter goal
- Super Troopers 2 crushes its Indiegogo goal
- The story behind the restoration of the DeLorean from Back To The Future
- Help to save Film Threat!
- Trailer: Poltergeist (2015)
- Hugh Jackman implies that the next Wolverine will be his last
- Jennifer Lawrence confirms that the next X-Men will be her last
- Adam West and Burt Ward will reprise their Batman and Robin roles for 50th anniversary animation
- You can win a fully-functional replica of the BTTF DeLorean (minus the time travel)
- An incredible replica (with an electric motor) of the Tron light cycle will go for auction
- Watch a 4-year effort to bring the Empire's viewpoint through incredible 80s anime style


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