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Podcast #166 - New Gear, New Job, Same Old Same Old    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 26 Aug 2015

- HBO Now is available on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV stick
- Bram Stoker's Dracula to be released in Dolby Atmos on Blu-Ray
- Léon: The Professional and The Fifth Element to be released in Dolby Atmos on Blu-Ray
- Jurassic World to be released on Oct. 20 with a very cool collector's edition
- Fantastic Four could lead to a $60m writeoff
- "Chaos" on the Fantastic Four set
- Miles Teller and Josh Trank almost came to blows on Fantastic Four set
- New Force Awakens footage
- Star Wars: Rogue One cast members revealed
- First-cut run time for The Force Awakens comes in at 124 minutes
- J.J. Abrams talks about practical effects, Gwendolyne Christie, and more
- Full list of IGN's D23 Expo videos
- The Force Awakens LEGO sets revealed [Images were removed so there's no point in the link -- JB]
- Tom Baker gets an unnamed role in a forthcoming Star Wars project
- Pixar reveals poster for upcoming movie Coco
- Disney unveils Gigantic, a new take on Jack & The Beanstalk
- Orlando Bloom is returning for Dead Men Tell No Tales
- Trailer: TheHateful Eight
- Drone Quadricopter-filmed movies to be shown at the Flying Robot International Film Festival
- Trailer: Victor Frankenstein
- Warner Bros. is working on a new Scooby-Doo movie
- X-Men: Apocalypse is shooting in 3D
- Baywatch movie will be rated R
- Bill Murray will appear in the Ghostbusters reboot
- Guillermo del Toro admits that Hellboy 3 probably won't happen
- Chris Farley as Shrek
- Infamous film The Day The Clown Cried obtained by the Library of Congress
- Winona Ryder confirms that Beetlejuice 2 is happening
- Zorro gets another reboot
- Buffalo Bill's house from Silence of the Lambs is up for sale
- Don't bother going to visit the Goonies house
- Get ready for lots of smears when you convert your TV to a touchscreen
- Help Minas Tirith to become reality (no, this likely won't happen...)
- Bizarre parents have actually named their kids "Anakin"


Podcast #165 - Fetchez La Vache!    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 8 Aug 2015

- Chromecast now streams HBO Now
- The Fantastic Four blame game has started: Josh Trank accuses Fox
- Sony's upcoming movie lineup does not give me the warm fuzzies
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail is returning to theaters
- New Line is going to (again) reboot Nightmare on Elm Street
- Robert Iger downplays the hype and expected success of The Force Awakens
- Ready Player One gets a 2017 release date
- Rumor: Channing Tatum locks down his deal for Gambit
- Spider-Man reboot will not be an origin story
- Red band trailer: Deadpool (finally!)
- The "other" Ghostbusters is happening (for those who can't deal with estrogen in movies)
- Jurassic World 2 gets a 2018 release date
- Horror game Five Nights at Freddy's gets a movie deal and director
- Curated horror movie service Shudder gives a new experience for horror fans
- Average movie ticket prices hit a new high
- Batman v Superman gets after Batman has been around for 20 years
- Why CG Sucks (Except It Doesn't)
- Tom Cruise says that a Top Gun sequel "would be fun"
- An X-Men/Fantastic Four crossover movie is being planned
- Trailer: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
- Trailer: Spectre
- The Disney live-action adaptations continue with Sword in the Stone
- Help charities with a chance to be on the Star Trek Beyond set
- See an amazing 18-foot Millennium Falcon replica
- R2-D2 can help to clean up your desktop as a USB-powered vacuum

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Podcast #164 - San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Wrap-Up    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 24 Jul 2015

- HBO Now is finally available on Amazon and Android devices
- Dolby Atmos and DTS:X arriving in a number over 2015 AVR
- Back To The Future 30th Anniversary trilogy BD coming in October
- What is 10-bit TV?
- Minions crushes box office records with a staggering $395 million global debut
- SDCC 2015: Ron Pearlman really wants Hellboy III
- SDCC 2015: Paul Feig releases a photo of the new Ecto-1...
- SDCC 2015: ...and an unflattering photo of the new Ghostbusters uniform...
- SDCC 2015: ...and a photo with full gear and Ecto-1
- SDCC 2015: Neil Casey is brought on as the Ghostbusters bad guy
- SDCC 2015: Deadpool panel starts with obscenity-filled (but awesome) clip
- SDCC 2015: Ryan Reynolds explains why the Deadpool trailer wasn't released to the public
- SDCC 2015: Warner and Fox have whining sessions about the leaked Deadpool and Suicide Squad footage
- SDCC 2015: WB teases a new Green Lantern movie
- SDCC 2015: Watch an amazing behind-the-scenes video for The Force Awakens
- SDCC 2015: Lucasfilm treats fans to a live Star Wars concert
- SDCC 2015: Zack Snyder defends the Man of Steel ending...
- SDCC 2015: ...because it links directly with the new Batman v Superman trailer
- SDCC 2015: Ben Affleck will direct a solo Batman movie
- SDCC 2015: First look at Suicide Squad
- SDCC 2015: Quentin Tarantino has a Q&A for The Hateful Eight
- SDCC 2015: Sherlock Christmas special will get a theatrical release
- SDCC 2015: Denis Leary explains the idiotic plot point that could have been in Amazing Spider-Man 3
- SDCC 2015: Original Buck Rogers novel Armageddon 2419 coming to the big screen
- SDCC 2015: The Man From U.N.C.L.E. trailer
- SDCC 2015: The Warcraft movie is "pretty much a finished movie"
- SDCC 2015: Warcraft character posters and synopsis revealed
- SDCC 2015: Watch all of the major SDCC panels
- Disney working on live-action Aladdin prequel
- John C. Reilly confirms Wreck-It Ralph 2
- Watch Tom Cruise actually doing the stunt work for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
- Trailer: Fantastic Four
- How a movie projector works
- Rumor: The LEGO Movie directors will work on a Han Solo spinoff movie
- Fantastic Four will not be in 3D
- Iron Giant: Signature Edition is coming to theaters on September 30
- Pacific Rim 2 starts shooting this fall
- Head of Nosferatu director F.W. Murnau has been stolen
- Minions creator explains why they're all male


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

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