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Podcast #228 - Still Under Warranty
Airdate: 20 Apr 2018

- FTC tells hardware makers to knock it off with the "Warranty Void" stickers
- Vizio will add Dolby Atmos to its soundbars
- A trade war with China might make some TVs more expensive
- Black Panther passes Titanic as #3 title of all time domestically
- Ready Player One reaches over $470M globally
- Diego Boneta joins the Terminator reboot cast...
- ...as does Columbian actress Natalia Reyes...
- ...and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Gabriel Luna
- Academy Award-winning director Miloš Forman dies at 86
- Hulu joins Spotify to offer a new bundle
- MoviePass joins with iHeartRadio for their own bundle
- James McAvoy and Bill Hader to star in It: Chapter Two
- Labyrinth returns to theaters for three days only
- Trailer: Ocean's 8
- John Ridley to write and direct The American Way
- Steven Spielberg will produce Blackhawk for DC
- Cathy Yan is in talks to direct Birds of Prey
- Grand Theft Auto V is the most financially successful media property of all time
- Trailer: Solo: A Star Wars Story
- F. Gary Gray will direct M.A.S.K., based on the '80s Kenner toys
- Trailer: Johnny English Strikes Again
- Long-awaited trailer: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
- Final Trailer: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
- Trailer: The Equalizer 2
- Toy Story 4 release date set for June 21, 2019
- Batgirl still on with Bumblebee writer
- Final trailer: Deadpool 2
- AMC will open Saudi Arabia's first theater after 35-year ban
- Saudi Arabias first post-ban movie will be Black Panther
- How We Killed The Green Screen
- Trailer: Unbelievable!!!!
- Fan makes a TIE fighter big enough to ride in

Podcast #227 - Boston Bound
Airdate: 3 Apr 2018

- CDs and vinyl are popular again
- Monty Python TV series and movies are coming to Netflix
- Some Philips UHD BD players get Dolby Vision firmware updates
- New TCL UHD HDR TVs arriving May 1st
- Ready Player One dominates the weekend with $53M
- Black Panther becomes the highest grossing superhero film
- The Greatest Showman crosses the $400M mark globally
- The Last Jedi is 2017's most profitable movie
- The list of biggest bombs of 2017 is not very surprising
- Oppo Digital decides to shut its doors
- Cannes Artistic Director explains why Netflix was banned from competition
- Colin Trevorrow will direct Jurassic World 3
- Grease returns to theaters for its 40th anniversary
- Captain Marvel has started production in LA
- Rumor: The Spice Girls might have greenlit an animated movie
- The stop motion animation behind Isle of Dogs
- Tiffany Haddish joins the case of LEGO Movie 2
- Multiple Star Trek 4 scripts are in development
- Jonathan Frakes doubts that Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek will be made
- Trailer: The Spy Who Dumped Me
- MoviePass drops the subscription price again
- Trailer: Deadpool 2
- Ant-Man and the Wasp will not be a rom-com
- Trailer: Tag
- Indiana Jones 5 will start filming in April 2019
- Peter Jackson is still directing Tintin sequel
- Tessa Thompson joins the cast of Men In Black spinoff
- The Last Jedi blooper reel looks to be painful

Podcast #226 - Oscars Shmoscars
Airdate: 17 Mar 2018

- The Oscars love Water and Billboards
- The Matrix is being released on UHD BD with a new 4K scan
- Samsung's new UHD TV is invisible ... sort of
- Black Panther crosses $1 billion globally
- Ready, Player One had a glitch at SXSW but it still rated well
- Denis Villeneuve is planning to make at least two Dune movies
- Patty Jenkins confirms that Kristen Wigg will be Cheetah
- Rumor: Spawn reboot might start filming in May
- New Joker movie sounds a lot like The Killing Joke
- Mackenzie Davis joins the Terminator reboot
- Bob Iger rules out a rebrand for Fox Searchlight
- Prequel movie to Sopranos is in the works
- The UK will get a copy of MoviePass called CPass
- Avengers: Infinity War bumped up a week sooner
- Rampage moves up a week in response
- Rumor: Logan's Run reboot gets Hunger Games writer
- Zack Snyder throws some shade at Superman's mustache removal failure
- Teaser: Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald
- Captain Marvel will be an homage to 90s action movies
- Trailer: The Grinch
- Live-action Mulan pushed back to 2020
- Danny Boyle confirms that he's directing Bond 25
- Ava Duvernay will direct Jack Kirby's The New Gods for WB/DC
- Final trailer: Avengers: Infinity War
- Advanced ticket sales for Infinity War dominate previous sales
- Teaser: Christopher Robin
- The Weinstein Company will undergo bankruptcy after all
- Trailer: Sorry To Bother You
- Someone put a Jason Voorhees statue in a Minnesota lake
- The Emoji Movie dominates the 38th Annual Razzies

Podcast #225 - Never Enough Monty Python
Airdate: 26 Feb 2018

- Sony releases prices for their TVs from CES
- Hisense's retro UHD TV has actual, working knobs
- Smart TVs continue to be security risks
- No naughty shows on Disney's streaming service (no surprise there)
- MoviePass cuts its price again and adds a Fandor subscription
- Circuit City launch delayed
- The Last Jedi will have 14 deleted scenes, 3D not available in the US
- Federal judge declares that Disney misused its copyrights
- Black Panther takes in $241.96M in its first 4-day weekend...
- ...while it sets additional records in its second weekend...
- ...and setting records in 33 80 AMC theaters
- Don't play Fifty Shades Freed when people expect Black Panther
- Ryan Coogler writes a letter of gratitude for Black Panther reception
- Jumanji breaks $900M globally
- Weinstein Co. talks collapse; will pursue bankruptcy
- Joss Whedon is no longer on the Batgirl project
- Mowgli and Robin Hood get PG-13 ratings
- Aquaman gets a test screen already; reportedly does well
- Jurassic World 3 already in the works
- Transformers will be rebooted after Bumblebee movie
- Michael Fassbender signs onto the Kung Fury movie...
- ...as does Arnold Schwarzenegger
- Jumanji sequel is (not surprisingly) in the works already
- Chris Hemsworth is done as Thor after Avengers 4 ... most likely
- Trailer: Incredibles 2
- Chris Columbus attached to Five Nights at Freddy's
- Game of Thrones creators will write new non-Skywalker Star Wars films
- Milla Jovovich to kick ass and take names in Hummingbird
- Sonic the Hedgehog coming to theaters on 15 Nov 2019
- The Force of Sound, a documentary on The Last Jedi audio

Podcast #224 - Dingly Dells and Wimbley Woos
Airdate: 10 Feb 2018

- Plex gives you a VR theater (if you have a Daydream compatible phone)
- ISPs will lose "safe harbor" status if they don't meaningfully crack down on uploaders
- YouTube TV app comes to Roku devices and TVs
- Redbox accuses Disney of cutthroat and anti-competitive tactics
- RED (yes, the camera company) will ship the Hydrogen One smartphone later this year
- Another media outlet agrees: you should keep buying Blu-rays and DVDs
- Justice League 3D Blu-ray announced
- Rumor: WB is planning a 50th anniversary UHD release of 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Is that 4K movie real or fake?
- Why are Ultra HD Blu-rays often sourced from 2K files?
- Darkest Hour breaks the $100M mark globally
- F. Gary Gray in talks to direct Men In Black spinoff
- Shigeru Miyamoto is co-producing a Mario movie
- Michael K. Williams and Esai Morales to co-star in Superfly remake
- Mike Flannigan will direct The Shining sequel
- A new movie is coming based on theWed Wabbit kids' books
- Rumor: Cloverfield 4 is already finished
- Chewbacca is the reason why the Expanded Universe was scrapped
- First look at Brie Larson as Captain Marvel
- MoviePass war against AMC escalates
- Donnie Yen confirms that Sleeping Dogs movie adaptation is progressing
- Screencraft Film Fund for $10-30K to adapt your screenplay
- Bad Boys sequel get director pair
- An Egyptian sphinx was found in California ... sort of
- Trailer: Pacific Rim Uprising
- Trailer: The Cured
- Trailer: Mama Mia! Here We Go Again
- Trailer: Ant-Man and the Wasp
- Teaser: Venom
- Trailer: Hereditary
- Trailer: Unsane (filmed entirely on iPhone)
- Trailer: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
- Trailer:Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan
- Teaser: Solo: A Star Wars Story
- Trailer: Annihilation
- Trailer: Mission: Impossible Fallout
- Trailer: Deadpool 2
- Watch a $500 PC and artificial intelligence match expensive VFX
- Mission: Impossible Fallout behind-the-scenes helicopter stunt work

Podcast #223 - Jiffy GIFs
Airdate: 27 Jan 2018

- Convert your three-years-behind-in-updates T-Mobile Cell Spot to Asus RT-AC68U
- Anker's portable cinema-in-a-can is actually impressive
- New 8K glasses-free 3DTV at CES
- Justice League is coming to Blu-ray (UPDATE: 3D version for US now available for pre-order!)
- If you want the only extra deleted scene for Justice League, you have to buy from Walmart
- Coco coming to Blu-ray in February (3D versions announced for Europe)
- FilmStruck will go internationally over the next two years
- Thor: Ragnarok accidentally released for streaming a month early
- Jumanji is approaching $800 million globally
- A really bad summer makes US movie ticket sales drop 6%
- MoviePass no longer accepted in several AMC locations
- MoviePass creates a subsidiary to co-acquire films with distributors
- Redbox accuses Disney of copyright misuse to protect its upcoming streaming service
- The Shape of Water leads the Oscar nominations
- Get Out makes Oscar history
- Rian Johnson responds to two Last Jedi controversies
- Danny McBride is Crocodile Dundee's son
- Danny McBride is not Crocodile Dundee's son
- John Cena wants to be Duke Nukem
- Trailer: Tomb Raider
- Red band trailer: Super Troopers 2
- Rumor: Paramount might be trying to sell Cloverfield sequel to Netflix
- Trailer: A Wrinkle in Time
- Disney is working on a remake of Oliver!
- Flash movie to be directed by Spider-Man: Homecoming screenwriters
- John Wick 3 director and returning characters announced
- Steven Spielberg is remaking West Side Story
- Warner Animations makes a deal for several Dr. Seuss movies
- 38th annual Razzie nominations announced

Podcast #222 - Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo
Airdate: 14 Jan 2018

- HDR 10+ specification announced
- CES: NVIDIA announces a TV for PC gamers
- CES: HTC reveals a new 3K Vive Pro VR headset
- CES: Samsung's The Wall is an amazing 146-inch monster
- CES: LG shows the first 88-inch 8K OLED display
- CES: Sony releases a new local dimming LCD TV
- CES: Sony's A8F OLED TV turns the screen into the speaker
- CES: Westinghouse introduces its UHD Android TV line
- CES: Hisense shows its new Android TVs with Google Assistant
- CES: LG Display's new OLED can roll up
- CES: MirraViz Multiview screen allows for different content to different viewers on the same screen
- CES: Circuit City announces a relaunch
- CES: Panasonic shows their new 2018 Ultra HD Blu-ray players
- CES: Razer unveils "Project Linda": a phone-powered laptop
- CES: Moviphone looks good and can project movies as well
- If you want Thor: Ragnarok in 3D, you'll have to buy the disc from the UK
- The Last Jedi gains the #12 spot on the all-time global box office list
- The Last Jedi dropped in 92% of Chinese screens in its second week
- It breaks $700M globally
- Golden Globes winners list
- Black Panther takes the record for fastest pre-sales at Fandango
- Hulu now at 17 million US subscribers
- MoviePass grows 50% in less than 30 days to 1.5M subscribers
- Kodak releases an app to find out what local movies are being played on film
- Gore Verbinski leaves the Gambit movie
- Fox moves release dates for X-Men,Deadpool 2, and others
- Rumor: Black Widow movie is finally gaining momentum
- Warner Bros. gets a shake-up and loses the committee for DC
- WB/DC confirm that Shazam! will be released on April 5, 2019
- Trailer: Red Sparrow
- The Dark Crystal returns to theaters in February
- Leonardo DiCaprio will star in Tarantino's Manson movie
- Gag reel: Thor: Ragnarok with Taika

Podcast #221 - The Abuse Begins
Airdate: 07 Jan 2018

- Northeastern US ISP threatens customers if they're suspected of file sharing
- Netflix joins Inernet Association's effort tosave Net Neutrality
- New York looking at prohibiting Net Neutrality violators from bidding on contracts
- CBS joins Amazon Channel ... but adds some commercials
- Roku adding Voice Assistant to TCL and Funai TVs
- Circuit City to come back at CES
- FCC Chairman Ajit Pai cancels CES appearance
- ViewSonic announces an UltraHD projector for $1499
- LG's first UHD projector gives 150-inch screen
- Worldwide box office hit $39.92B in 2017
- The Last Jedi crosses $1.2B globally
- The Criterion Collection releases The Breakfast Club
- No, John Williams is not writing the score for Solo
- Teaser: Mortal Engines
- Teaser: Wreck-It Ralph 2
- Ridley Scott thinks Alien franchise should be as big as Star Wars
- Trailer: Slender Man
- The Wonder Woman sequel will be "totally different"
- DC Movies gets a new president
- Trailer: The Public
- Untitled Cloverfield movie pushes (again) to April
- Trailer: Death Wish
- Sale of Weinstein Company is close
- Animaniacs coming to Hulu with two new seasons
- Harry Potter museum is coming to New York
- Led by Guardians soundtrack, US cassette sales increase by 35%
- Luke vs Kylo in 16-bit

Podcast #220 - Ending The Year With ... An Apology
Airdate: 30 Dec 2017

- I crossed a line and got called out on it ... and rightfully so
- Disney pushes for an injunction against Redbox
- AACS 2.0 supposedly broken, Russian company releases DeUHD to rip UHD Blu-rays
- The Last Jedi takes second place in domestic box office gross for 2017
- Star Wars franchise sells $4 billion globally at the box office
- Rumor: Disney is already writing off Solo as a box office bomb...
- Rumor: ...or are they? Cinelinx editor-in-chief hears otherwise.
- Mark Hamill is not happy with role in The Last Jedi saying "He's not my Luke Skywalker"...
- ...and then apologizes for making his gripes public.
- AMC alerts audiences to intentional, creative choice that apparently garnered complaints
- All episodes of Star Trek Continues are now available on bittorrent
- Coco breaks the $500M mark globally
- Denis Villeneuve says that he'll never release the inital 4-hour Blade Runner 2049 cut
- AMC is considering different seating prices within the same theater
- Teaser: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
- Trailer: Early Man
- Trailer: Overboard
- Trailer: Thoroughbreds
- Teaser: Smallfoot
- Trailer: Mary Magdalene
- Trailer: The 15:17 To Paris
- Jurassic World will be a trilogy
- Alamo Drafthouse is bringing video rentals back

Podcast #219 - The Hero For December
Airdate: 23 Dec 2017

- I'm the hero for December (at least for one person)
- Disney is attempting to purchase 21st Centory Fox for at least $54B
- Fox executives try to calm the worry in their own ranks
- Kingsman creator is not keen on the Disney-Fox deal
- Congress members call for anti-trust hearings in Disney-Fox merger
- Writers Guild isn't happy about Disney-Fox merger
- Everyone should be afraid of the Disney-Fox deal
- FCC votes 3-2 along party lines to repeal Net Neutrality rules
- Comcast changes their web site to remove promises of not having "fast lanes"
- Net Neutrality Violations: A Brief History
- YouTube TV is now available in 35 more markets
- Redbox launches digital rentals and purchased without Disney
- MoviePass has more than 1 million subscribers
- Amazon blinks and starts selling Apple TV and Chromecast again
- The Last Jedi easily crosses $500M globally
- Coco crosses $400M globally
- Justice League is the highest-grossing "bomb" ever
- Universal Pictures crosses $5B globally for 2017
- Warner crosses $2B at the domestic box office thanks to Wonder Woman and It
- UK theater chain Cineworld is buying Regal for $3.6B
- Warner shakes up DC leadership after Justice League underperforms
- Trailer: Ready Player One
- Trailer: Maze Runner: The Death Cure
- Disney crosses $6B globally
- Rumor: Kenobi anthology film could start filming in 2019
- Saudi Arabia lifts 35-year-old cinema ban
- Ryan Reynolds to play Pikachu (yes, seriously)
- 48 Hours remake in the works
- Bryan Singer kicked off Fox lot after caring for ailing mother
- Trailer: Ocean's 8
- Additional director backs up Peter Jackson on Weinstein blacklist claim against Sorvino and Judd
- Ridley Scott explains how Christopher Plummer was brought in for All The Money In The World
- 2017's list of movies for the National Film Registry

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