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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: 13 Dec 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


Podcast #195 - Stupid People Doing Stupid Things    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 23 Nov 2016

- There actually is an extended cut of Suicide Squad and it's coming to disc
- Ultra HD Blu-ray sales top 1 million, surpassing expectations
- Ciaran Hinds will play Steppenwolf in Justice League
- Disney crosses $6B at the global box office
- Back to the Future joke is now spoiled, but Bob Gale is okay with that
- A Furby -- yes, a Furby -- movie is in the works
- Spirited Away is returning to theaters
- Do you love Escape from New York? You can now own the watch!
- Queen movie in the works again with Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury
- Idiotic lawsuit about smoking in non-rated-R movies is over -- Hollywood wins
- Emilia Clarke joins the Han Solo movie
- Rogue One will likely not have the normal opening scrawl
- David Leitch will direct Deadpool 2
- A Wrinkle In Time will hit theaters in April 2018
- Starship Troopers reboot is in the works
- Trailer: Wonder Woman
- Trailer: Kong: Skull Island
- Trailer: La La Land
- Trailer: Trainspotting 2
- Trailer: Ghost in the Shell
- Trailer: Valerian and the City of the Thousand Planets
- Trailer: Life
- Trailer: Rogue One (international)
- The Dark Tower is postponed
- New Star Trek series could contain nudity and swearing {facepalm}
- Star Wars Episode 9 will be filmed on 65mm film
- George Takei's Allegiance will be shown in theaters for one night only
- The future of the X-Men franchise is now uncertain
- Mortal Kombat is getting rebooted
- Harley Quinn/Birds of Prey movie gets a screenwriter
- Escape Plan is getting a sequel
- James Cameron wants glasses-free 3D and 120fps frame rate
- Johnny Depp to play bad guy Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts 2
- Disney is working on a live-action Snow White ... and no one is surprised
- Tim Miller will now direct a live-action/CG Sonic the Hedgehog movie


Podcast #194 - Another Late-Night Recording (And It Shows)    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 29 Oct 2016

- The Xbox One S will get a free Dolby Atmos upgrade soon
- LeEco to launch their TV and steaming services lines in North America
- Study: UHD and HDR to be majority of TVs sold by 2020
- NVIDIA rolls out Shield upgrade with DTS:X
- Willy Wonka prequel in the works at WB
- Donald Glover will be a young Lando Calrissian in Han Solo spinoff
- Tim Miller leaves Deadpool 2 due to creative differences
- Incredibles 2 and Toy Story 4 swap release dates
- Shawn Levy on board to direct the frequently-stalled Uncharted movie
- Assassin's Creed will be released worldwide on December 21
- World of Assassin's Creed behind-the-scenes
- If you live in the Atlanta area, you might qualify to be an extra in Black Panther
- A Spider-Man sequel is already in the works, but more crossovers are iffy
- Disney is making a new, musical Oliver Twist
- James Gunn is not directing a new Tron movie
- Help the Smithsonian to conserve Dorothy's ruby slippers
- Godzilla 2 finds new writers
- Peter Jackson will produce young adult sci-fi books Mortal Engines
- James Wan promises that Aquaman will have "swashbuckling action"
- Trailer: Logan
- Shaun the Sheep sequel in the works
- Super Troopers 2 editing has started
- Rumor: God Particle is the next movie in the Cloverfield universe
- Rambo reboot is in the works
- Hidden Figures will get an Oscar-qualifying limited release
- Teaser: Guardians of the Galaxy 2
- A guy with a "lack of artistic talent" makes Blade Runner in Microsoft Paint and it's brilliant


Podcast #193 - Leaving On A Jet Plane    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 15 Oct 2016

- Netflix goes down and people can't handle it
- Hitachi to release UHD Roku TVs
- FilmStruck to launch with TCM and Criterion releases
- Google formally announces the Chromecast Ultra
- Suicide Squad will get an extended release after all
- Affleck announces new Batman movie as The Batman ... but we knew that
- Trailer: Rogue One
- Live action Mulan will not have "white guy saves the day" syndrome
- Mulan get a Nov 2018 release date
- David Prowse will no longer attend international fan conventions
- Last Wolverine movie will be simply called Logan
- Assassin's Creed given a running time of 140 minutes
- Universal purchases option for Gear of War movie
- Wallace & Gromit creators releases teaser for Early Man
- Logan villain will be Donald Pierce
- What happened to Poe Dameron on Jakku? Play LEGO Star Wars: TFA to find out
- Finding Dory crosses $1B worldwide
- Ocean's 8 to be released in summer 2018
- Blade Runner 2049 is the sequel's name
- Teaser: John Wick 2
- Teaser: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
- Justice League sizzle reel
- New click-bait controversy about Power Rangers (use an ad blocker before clicking)
- Wonder Woman director says the movie takes after Richard Donner's Superman
- Trailer: Underworld: Blood Wars
- Trailer: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
- Trailer: The Great Wall
- John Wick 3 is already in the works
- STX plans a spinoff of Bad Moms called Bad Dads
- Guy Ritchie is in negotiations for live-action Aladdin
- Russian photographer makes an amazing animation from early 1900s American photos


Podcast #192 - Not A Pumpkin-Flavored Podcast    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 2 Oct 2016

- Rumor: Chromecast Ultra will be announced in a few days
- Amazon announces a new Fire TV stick
- Roku refreshes their entire player line
- Xiaomi Android TV box shows up early
- OPPO will release their first Ultra HD BD player
- Sony discs will start to support Auro-3D
- Sully crosses $100M in the US
- Idiocracy fittingly comes back to theaters on Oct. 5
- Young Frankenstein gets a one-day showing on Oct 4
- John Wick 2 teaser poster is released
- John Wick 2 director promises twice as much action
- Trailer: Hacksaw Ridge
- TW cheif admits there's "room for improvement in DC Comics movies (duh!)
- Trailer: The Red Turtle
- Pacific Rim 2 starts shooting in November
- Depp, Ridley, Dench and more board the Orient Express...
- Teaser: Smurfs: The Lost Village
- Rumor: Mad Max: The Wasteland to begin shooting w/ backstory on Furiosa
- Justin Lin is driving the Hot Wheels movie
- Original E.T. poster artwork to go on auction
- Red band trailer: Bad Santa 2
- Trailer: Passengers
- Ghost in the Shell footage is released
- Karen Gillan responds to Jumanji outfit backlash
- The Lion King is being remade by Jon Favreau
- Fruit Ninja movie is coming
- Scorsese's Silence gets a limited release in December
- Trailer: Fences
- Paramount expects to lose $115M on a movie that isn't even out yet


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