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Podcast #142 - O Captain, My Captain, Rise Up And Hear The Bells    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 15 Aug 2014

- Obituary: Robin Williams
- Obituary: Lauren Bacall
- Best Buy teams up with vendors to launch Ultra HD awareness campaign
- Sony shows off its curved UHD TV
- Amazon halting pre-sales of Disney releases
- Guardians of the Galaxy nets almost $95m domestically on opening weekend
- TMNT gets $65.5m domestically on opening weekend
- J. Michael Straczynski is going to reboot Babylon 5 on the big screen
- Assassin's Creed movies will be faithful to the games, assures Michael Fassbender
- TMNT sequel is already underway
- Michael Bay looking to hand off directing of Transformers franchise
- Star Wars: Episode VII to resume filming
- Batman V. Superman release date moved
- Rumor: Two more LEGO movies get possible release dates
- X-Men: Days of Future Past Extended Cut coming in 2015
- Godzilla sequel set for 2018
- Terminator reboot to be called Terminator: Genisys (no, that's not a misspelling)
- New Conan script has been submitted
- Martin Lawrence confirms Bad Boys 3
- Betty Boop movie is in the works
- Warner/DC gets two writers for competing Aquaman scripts
- New Power Rangers movie gets a release date
- Expendables 3 gets leaked onto the Internet weeks before its release date
- Sony planning a female superhero movie
- Martin Scorsese justifies the continuing use of celluloid film
- First 16mm camera in 30 years to go into production
- Rumor: New Ghostbusters 3 director wants female Ghostbusters
- Monty Python Live is third largest cinema event in the UK
- Ricky Gervais to bring David Brent (The Office) to the big screen
- Regal Cinemas repeatedly shows the wrong Guardians movie
- Clifford The Big Red Dog movie set for April 2016
- Marvel sets up private Guardians screening for disabled Rocket Raccoon co-creator Bill Mantlo
- Love Rocket Raccoon? Donate to Bill Mantlo's heath care costs


Podcast #141 - I'm In A Good Mood, But Shut The Hell Up    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 31 July 2014

- Samsung's new curved 105-inch UHDTV is expensive
- Yamaha releases a new 3D Blu-ray player for a ridiculous price
- Xbox ONE will get 3D Blu-ray support...
- ...and Sony beats them to the punch with 3D Blu-ray playback for PS4
- HBO looking to help cord-cutters with low Internet + HBO deals
- Lucy tops the weekend box office
- Fox is the first studio to reach $1B in domestic ticket sales
- A new agreement with Kodak means that film will still be used in Hollywood
- Trailer: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (red band)
- Trailer: Horns
- Trailer: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
- Quentin Tarantino confirms that The Hateful Eight is on the way
- Warner Bros. to release Dragonriders of Pern series
- Trailer: Interstellar
- Comic-Con First Look: Mad Max: Fury Road
- First Wonder Woman photo revealed
- Godzilla 2 in the works with some familiar enemies
- Sin City 3 already being talked about
- Guardians of the Galaxy 2 gets a release date, new Avengers footage shown
- Marvel locks up five dates for unannounced titles
- Will the new Turtles actually be aliens? Not really...
- Whiners force takedown of TMNT poster in Australia because of exploding skyscraper
- Ben Affleck's Batman suit is revealed (at least partially)
- Mark Hamill's throwaway line adds speculation to the Star Wars: Ep VII storyline
- J.J. Abrams reveals a new Star Wars: Ep VII starfighter...
- ...and Lucasfilm confirms that it's a new X-Wing
- Deadpool test footage with Ryan Reynolds is brilliant
- A Deadpool movie will likely be PG-13, and that's just fine
- Trailer: Hunger Games: Mockingjay teaser
- Casey Jones, Rocksteady, and Bebop will likely be in a TMNT sequel
- Sinister 2 gets a release date
- New stills from Hitman: Agent 47
- Bruce Campbell and Maisie Williams cast in The Last Of Us movie
- Trailer: Fifty Shades of Grey
- Reboot of The Mummy (not the Brandon Frasier kind) finds a director
- Disney dates Pirates of the Caribbean 5 for July 2017
- Sony is bringing Manimal to the big screen. Yes. Manimal.
- Disney is making a live action Dumbo
- IFC will not enforce (at their discretion) the R rating for Boyhood
- Hot Wheels makes a full-size, real Darth Vader Hot Wheels car (and it looks incredible)


Podcast #140 - Nothing In Particular    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 18 July 2014

- Samsung to stop plasma TV production
- 4K TV prices are plummeting fast
- Only 17% of the US is ready for 4K streaming
- Dolby releases more information about Atmos
- Sprint's LivePro mobile projector
- Some Android devices can now mirror to Chromecast
- Netflix isn't mailing discs on Saturday anymore
- Transformers: Extinction is the highest-grossing movie of the year so far
- Christopher Nolan thinks that theaters can still thrive
- Roberto Orci isn't in charge of Star Trek 3 yet
- Hellboy 3 isn't happening
- A look at the visual effects behind Game of Thrones
- Filming begins for Tarzan 3D
- Marvel bringing back classic Star Wars comics in hardcover
- Fantastic Four reboot won't be based on the comics
- Tarantino's The Hateful Eight will start shooting next year
- Enchanted 2 writer hired
- Trailer: Exodus: Gods and Kings
- Trailer: Guardians of the Galaxy
- Help to fund the Simon's Cat movie
- Help to fund Volumes of Blood horror anthology
- Stargate will be rebooted as a trilogy
- Transformers: Age of Extinction special edition Blu-ray is very cool
- Michael Bay on critics: "Let them hate."
- Pacific Rim sequel set for 2017
- Kevin Smith talks about his visit to Star Wars: Ep 7 set
- Latino Review tries to put the many Star Wars: Ep 7 pieces together
- Star Trek 3 will start the five-year mission
- Why the PG-13 rating should be abolished
- Why the PG-13 rating should NOT be abolished
- A 72-minute trailer for a month-long film


Podcast #139 - I'm A Grumpy Gus    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 27 June 2014

- Captain America 2 becomes the highest grossing 2014 movie so far
- Dolby Atmos will be coming to home theaters soon
- Samsung to release a sub-$1000 4K TV soon
- 4K Calculator - maybe 4K is useless to you?
- Panasonic announces a 4K superzoom camera/DSLR for less than $900
- Think video rental stores are dead? Think again.
- RANT: US Supreme Court proves their techo-stupidity, rules against Aereo
- Xbox Live Gold no longer required to use Netflix
- Sony announces the PlayStation Vita TV streaming/game unit for $99
- FCC to look into Netflix issues with Comcast and Verizon
- Harrison Ford breaks his leg on the set of SW: Ep 7
- Rian Johnson hired for SW: Ep 8 and Ep 9
- Chicago will get George Lucas's Museum of Narrative Art
- Next Bourne movie delayed until 2016
- James Gunn verifies that Nathan Fillion will (briefly) in Guardians of the Galaxy
- DreamWerks picks up the rights to Felix the Cat
- First look at the upcoming Popeye and Shaun the Sheep Movie
- Warner is rebooting Scooby-Doo
- This weekend in 1984 was a lot better
- Trailer: Guardians of the Galaxy #2 (UK)
- Teaser: Hunger Games: Mockingjay
- Trailer: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (final)
- James Gunn talks Guardians and 3D
- Predator reboot/remake gets Shane Black
- New Mad Max: Fury Road images
- Rumor: Will Bryan Singer sex allegations delay X-Men: Apocalypse?
- Jerry Bruckheimer hopes to start shooting Pirates 5 in early 2015
- New TMNT trailer isn't horrible
- A look at the new IMAX 3D 4K digital camera
- Over 200 behind-the-scenes and production photos for Alien series
- Trailer: Sin City: A Dame To Kill For #2
- The Titan Zeus TV is the size of a soccer goal and costs over $1.6 million
- Next two Steven Spielberg movies get release dates
- Sigourney Weaver will be in the Avatar sequels, but not as her previous character
- Sony is working on a CGI/live action Sonic the Hedgehog movie
- Alamo Drafthouse bans Google Glass


Podcast #138 - Those Who Hate Physical Media Are Clueless    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 9 June 2014

- Newest X-Men movie grabs over $300m globally on its opening weekend
- Fault In Our Stars dominates with $58m on its opening weekend
- Intel trying to get 4K monitors for less than $400 by year's end
- Yet another wishful thinker wants physical media gone by 2016
- Remastered Ghostbusters returning to theaters for a limited time
- Plot for Pixar's upcoming Inside Out released
- Pixar will be releasing their Renderman software to the public
- Warner and MGM will reboot Stargate
- The Stand will be three-hours long and rated R
- Sequel to My Big Fat Greek Wedding is in the works
- Johnny Depp to make Houdini-Meets-Indiana-Jones kind of movie (seriously)
- Arnold explains how the Terminator "ages"
- Edgar Wright is out as Ant-Man director...
- ...and Rawson Thurber passes...
- ...as does Adam McKay...
- ...but Peyton Reed has taken the director's seat.
- Pictures and spoilers from Star Wars VII set
- J.J. Abrams has fun with response to leaked photos
- Sony in talks for director of Metal Gear Solid
- Scott Derrickson to direct Doctor Strange
- Clueless MPAA fights digital resales, indirectly advocates piracy
- Seth Rogen slams MPAA ratings as "stupid" and "weird"
- Frozen's PG rating proves that MPAA ratings are a failure
- MPAA shuts Sin City 2 poster for excessive nudity
- Josh Trank to direct unnamed Star Wars stand-alone film
- Jupiter Ascending abruptly pushed back to February 2015
- Ferris Bueller house (finally) sells for $1.06m
- Terminator 2 river chase gets remade in Grand Theft Auto Online
- Have some chilled monkey brains from your own Temple of Doom bowl


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