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Podcast #218 - They're Out Fox Hunting
Airdate: 10 Dec 2017

- Toshiba sells its TV and visual units to ... Hisense
- Non-shocker of the year: Disney sues Redbox for selling DVD codes
- Vudu adds HDR10 to select titles and devices
- Philips releases their first Roku UHD TV for $350
- MoviePass offers an annual subscription plan for less than $8 per month
- Cinemark offers their own movie membership
- The Christopher Nolan collection will be released in Ultra HD
- Rumor: Comcat and Verizon are rumored to be after Fox
- Rumor: Sony is also interested in Fox
- Rumor: Disney is getting more assertive in trying to get Fox assets
- Paramount is launching a virtual reality movie theater
- Harry Potter UHD Blu-ray boxset has been released
- The most rented Redbox titles are ... not impressive
- Justice League tops $500M globally
- WB tops $5B globally, led by Wonder Woman
- Disney also crosses the $5B global mark, led by Thor: Ragnarock
- Teaser: Deadpool's Wet on Wet
- https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/behind-screen/widescreen-format-gains-steam-70mm-orient-express-1058739
- 21-minute Olaf's Frozen Adventure removed from Coco after viewer complaints
- The Last Jedi has a running time of 2 hours 30 minutes
- Death on the Nile confirmed on the success of Orient Express
- Trailer: Rampage
- Teaser: Incredibles 2
- Trailer: A Wrinkle In Time
- Danny Elfman hates when reboots use different theme music
- Weinstein Company bidder promises female leadership majority
- The new Hellboy reboot will arrive in January 2019
- Michael Peña thriller Extinction pulled without explanation
- Live action Mulan puts Chinese actress Liu Yifei in the lead
- Trailer: Avengers: Infinity War
- Trailer: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
- Rumor: Quentin Tarantino apparently wants to direct an R-rated Star Trek
- Patrick Stewart would return as Picard for a Tarantino Star Trek

Podcast #217 - To The Lone Star State
Airdate: 16 Nov 2017

- Hulu is now available on the Nintendo Switch
- Logitech is going to intentionally brick all Harmony Link devices...
- ...however, due to the expected backlash, all Link owners will get a free Logitech Hub
- Thor: Regnarock races past the $500M global box office mark...
- ...and gets $650M globally in just a few weeks
- Justice League is expected to have a global opening weekend of $325M
- Wonder Woman is the highest grossing superhero origin film (until inflation comes in)
- Rian Johnson will create a new Star Wars trilogy
- Disney's draconian terms for The Last Jedi might keep it out of smaller, mom-and-pop theaters
- A Star Wars live-action series is coming to Disney's streaming channel
- Lewis C.K.'s I Love You, Daddy is as good as dead
- Christopher Plummer will replace Kevin Spacey in All The Money In The World
- Universal's monster universe might have imploded
- Kevin Feige talks about ending the current MCU after 22 movies
- New Spider-Man spinoff Morbius is in the works
- Rumor: Mario Bros. might come back to the big screen (Sorry. Wall Sreet Journal paywall...)
- Hulu is bringing game franchise Hitman from the John Wick director
- Amazon paid a stupid amount of money to gain access to Middle-Earth
- Wonder Woman 2 bumped up to November 2019
- Rumor: 21st Century Fox is looking to sell most of its assets to Disney
- Schwarzenegger says that the new Terminator movie will "fix the series"
- Millennium will produce a new Red Sonja movie
- That Hugh Hefner film is dead
- Kathryn Bigelow's Detroit will get a very limited run on December 1
- Blake Lively to star in a new espionage thriller from Bond producers
- Shazam! will star Zachary Levi

Podcast #216 - Interview With A Critic
Airdate: 4 Nov 2017

- I finally give you my interview with a critic about critics!
- Regal plans to launch an augmented reality program
- Broadway HD streaming service links with Amazon and lowers its price
- Netflix releases an Android app (and DVD helps to keep it afloat??)
- Redbox will start selling a limited number of digital movie codes
- Thor: Ragnarock dominates the weekend
- Geostorm completely fails with a #10M opening
- Amityville: The Awakening earns $742 -- no, that's not a typo
- Trailer: 12 Strong
- The 15:17 To Paris will be released in February
- James Gunn tells Marvel and DC fans to knock it off
- 140 pictures show models for the original Star Wars trilogy
- The Han Solo movie will be called Solo: A Star Wars Story...
- Rumor: ...and it supposedly will be made mostly of reshoots
- Rumor: Top Gun 2 will feature Goose's son
- The Addams Family is getting a CG remake
- Dora The Explorer movie is in the works with Michael Bay's production company
- Regal Cinemas might start to charge less for lower-demand movies
- 17,272 movie collection is up for sale on eBay
- Stranger Things gets a VHS release ... sort of

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- DoBlu.com (be nice and disable ad blockers, please)
- Matt Paprocki's Patreon

Podcast #215 - Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes
Airdate: 14 Oct 2017

- The NEW Widescreen.org is ready! (Obviously! You're here.)
- MPAA makes unsubstantiated claim that 6% of North American household have piracy software
- Good riddance, Ultraviolet! Hello, Movies Anywhere!
- Netflix price hike incoming
- Roku announces five new streaming units and new operating system
- Big Hollywood names hate the "liquid diarhhea" of motion smoothing
- It crosses $500M in the global box office
- It sequel set for September 2019
- Fast and Furious spjn-off set for July 2019
- Death Wish reboot is pushed to March
- New Terminator sequel will ignore the last three "bad dream" films
- Tim Miller is producing a Sonic the Hedgehog live/CGI movie
- Universal puts the brakes on Bride of Frankenstein
- DC will "deemphasize" a cinematic universe to focus on individual movies
- Hugh Hefner: Hollywood preservationist
- Weta is now offering a monthly goodie box
- Trailer: Porto (one of Anton Yelchin's last movies)
- Trailer: Wonder Wheel
- Trailer: Justice League
- Trailer: Pacific Rim Uprising
- Trailer: Paddington 2
- Trailer: Replicas
- Trailer: Maze Runner: The Death Cure
- Trailer: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- Disney stops production on Gigantic
- New Halloween is a direct sequel to the original, brings back Jamie Lee Curtis
- Lionsgate is handling the Flight of the Navigator reboot
- 30th anniversary theatrical re-release of Predator
- Clifford the Big Red Dog live/CG hybrid coming
- Behind-the-Scenes: Thor: Ragnarock
- Men In Black spinoff set for 2019
- James Cameron doubles down on Wonder Woman criticism...
- ...and the original Wonder Woman tells him to stop it.
- The classic Williams Superman theme will return for Justice League...sort of
- VFX Breakdown: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- Die Hard becomes an illustrated holiday book

Podcast #214 - The Change Is Inevitable
Airdate: 29 Sep 2017

- Hisense to deliver new Roku TVs
- CEDIA: Hisense shows off a 100-inch laser TV
- CEDIA: Sony shows a true 4K w/ HDR projector
- CEDIA: Screen Innovations shows a TV screen that can adjust its aspect ratio
- A primer on HDBaseT (HDMI over Ethernet)
- Superman 3-hour version (as shown on ABC) will be released through Warner Archives
- It dominates its opening weekend
- It sequel is already in the works
- mother! joins the rare (and unwanted) F CinemaScore club
- Apple's new Apple TV does 4K streaming with a big benefit
- Jamie Lee Curtis returns to Halloween
- J.J. Abrams replaces Trevorrow on Episode IX
- Trevorrow's ego might have been his Star Wars undoing
- Linda Hamilton returns to Terminator franchise
- It's official: Patty Jenkins will handle Wonder Woman sequel
- 47 Meters Down gets a sequel
- Despicable Me 3 crosses the $1B mark worldwide
- Gavin O'Connor will direct Suicide Squad 2
- Trailer: Tomb Raider
- Drew Goddard will direct X-Force, an X-Men/Deadpool offshoot
- 22 photos behind The Last Jedi
- Trailer: Breathe
- Orion Pictures returns
- Matthew Vaughn wants to reboot Fantastic Four as an apology
- Warner Bros. will take another shot at Akira with Taika Waititi
- MoviePass might still make money at $10/month
- Classic posters found under carpets fetch £72,000

- Photos of my remodeled studio

Podcast #213 - The Angry White Dude
Airdate: 9 Sep 2017

- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 35th anniversary theatrical showing
- The Hitman's Bodyguard leads a very poor Labor Day weekend
- Colin Trevarrow is no longer directing Star Wars Episode IX
- Warner is planning a female-led Lord of the Flies...
- ...which completely misses the point of Lord of the Flies
- Spider-Man: Homecoming writers will do the sequel as well
- Paul Bettany joins the Han Solo movie during reshoots
- Yet another Robin Hood movie is due in 2018
- Trailer: Killing Gunther
- Trailer (red band): Super Troopers 2
- Wonder Woman crosses $800M globally
- James Cameron disses Wonder Woman but the Internet will have none of that
- Sheena is getting a reboot
- Dolph Lundgren really is returning to the ring in Creed 2
- WB and DC are working on another Joker origin story...
- ...while simultaneously talking about a Joker ∧ Harley Quinn love story
- Matt Reeves, director of The Batman, says that it's not part of the DCEU...
- ...and then quickly backtracks.
- An amazing amount of Hollywood props is up for auction
- VidAngel streaming service is handed another loss
- Some in Hollywood are looking to launch a $30 movie rental service
- Disney will remove all properties from Netflix to launch their own streaming service
- Hulu adds Live TV to Xbox 360
- LEGO will release an $800, 7,541-piece Millennium Falcon
- Local police stations fear the red balloons in clever, unofficial IT promotions

Podcast #212 - Cheez Whiz Or Bust
Airdate: 25 Aug 2017

- Girls Trip crossed $100M domestically
- NY Pubic Library and Brooklyn Public Library users get Criterion Collection access
- Spice World is getting a 20th anniversary release in the UK
- Despicable Me is the top-grossing animated sfranchise
- Bumblebee spinoff will be in theaters in December 2018
- Spider-Man spinoff Silver and Black will arrive in Feb. 2109
- Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off film is in the works
- Fox working on a License To Drive remake
- Daniel Craig confirms that he's returning as Bond on last time
- MoviePass drops their monthly price and AMC has a fit about it
- Terminator 2 is returning in 3D at AMC
- Creed sequel will apparently involve Drago
- Lawsuit regarding James Bond box set is allowed to continue
- Get Out is the most profitable movie of the year (so far)
- A new Transformers animated movie is in development - with an important catch
- Shazam! director promises that it will be light-hearted
- Super Troopers 2 has finished post-production
- Star Wars IX gets a new writer
- John Boyega says that Carrie Fisher gets an "amazing" send-off
- Wonder Woman streaming and physical release dates revealed
- Study finds that expletive-filled movies turn people off
- No, 3D is not done but it's golden age might be
- Disney will pull its movies from Netflix and will launch its own service
- Thor: Ragnarock running time currently at 110 minutes
- "He's a friend from work" came from a very special source
- Music Video: Guardians' Inferno

Podcast #211 - SDCC and D23 Wrap-Ups
Airdate: 30 Jul 2017

- Guardians of the Galaxy Ultra HD & BD specs revealed
- E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 35th Anniversary Limited Edition announced
- Google Play movies are now available in HDR
- Christopher Nolan is working on 4K remasters of the Dark Knight trilogy
- Dunkirk gets the widest 70mm release in 25 years
- Lawrence of Arabia is getting a 70mm remaster
- The largest IMAX cinema opens in South Korea
- Valerian loses over $130M but it's not as bad as it might seem
- Comic-Con: Thor: Ragnarok story details
- Comic-Con: Infinity War footage information
- Comic-Con: Black Panther footage information
- Comic-Con: Captain Marvel will be in the 1990s and Nick Fury will have both eyes
- Comic-Con: Michelle Pfeiffer and Lawrence Fishburne get roles in Ant-Man and the Wasp
- Comic-Con: Warner confirms new movies including Flashpoint and Wonder Woman II
- Comic-Con: Ben Affleck flatly denies that he is being replaced as Batman
- Comic-Con: Blade Runner 2049 footage
- Comic-Con: Pacific Rim 2 teaser
- Comic-Con: Justice League sneak peek
- Comic-Con: The LEGO NINJAGO Movie
- Comic-Con: Ready Player One
- D23: A Wrinkle In Time
- D23: Dumbo cast confirmed
- D23: Incredibles 2 and Toy Story 4 details
- D23: The Disney princesses unite in Ralph Breaks the Internet
- D23: Whoopi Goldberg wants Disney to release Song of the South
- Wrath of Khan to be shown theatrically in September
- Close Encounters will (likely) be getting a re-release
- Mark Ruffalo says that Universal won't let a standalone Hulk movie happen
- Behind the Scenes: The Last Jedi
- Jon Watts is in talks to help Spider-Man Homecoming sequel
- Lionsgate is looking to make a John Wick universe with Ballerina
- Warner is remaking Body Snatchers again
- Cosplayer brings Ludo to life

Podcast #210 - A Yo-Yo Week
Airdate: 5 Jul 2017

- Wonder Woman breaks the $700M mark
- Wonder Woman has become the highest-grossing movie of the DCEU domestically
- Interactive moviemaking technology will be unveiled
- Samsung's "The Frame" TV is now available
- Rather than make content available globally, studios decide to form (yet another) anti-piracy group
- The Mummy will lose almost $100M
- Jurassic World sequel will be called Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
- Why the Han Solo directors were fired
- Ron Howard steps in for Han Solo movie
- Trailer: Terminator 2: 3D
- Eighth Saw movie will be called Jigsaw
- Top Gun: Maverick set for 2019 with a new director
- Daniel Day-Lewis retires from acting
- No surprise: lots of drugs found in Carrie Fisher's system
- Cinematic Universes are not good for those who don't follow franchises
- The Dark Tower is actually a sequel
- Trailer: Annabelle: Creation
- That viral Toy Story origin tale is BS
- Infinity War will feature more than 30 characters in just one scene
- SFX: War for the Planet of the Apes
- The Book of Life is getting a sequel
- Deadpool 2 production has started
- Schumacher is still apologizing for Batman & Robin

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