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Podcast #182 - Boston Bound    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 13 Dec 2015

- Amazon Prime streaming is now available as a monthly subscription
- The Wrath of Khan: Director's Cut is coming to Blu-ray in June
- Roku's new streaming stick is the most powerful device of its kind out there but still can't do UHD
- Amazon's BvS collectors packs are not cheap - choose Batman or Superman
- Batman v Superman crosses the $800M mark globally, critics are still angry that people are buying tickets
- Disney's The Jungle Book rakes in almost $315M globally
- Jurassic World 2 get a director
- Tim Millar really wants a Spider-Man/Deadpool crossover movie
- J.J. Abrams makes a revelation about Rey's parents....
- ...and then backpedals
- A new Star Wars: Force for Change campaign
- Batman: The Killing Joke does indeed get its R rating
- A (long) chat with BvS editor David Brenner
- James Cameron announced four Avatar sequels
- Deadpool 2 is moving forward ... to no one's surprise
- Rumor: New Star Trek TV series will be set between The Undiscovered Country and The Next Generation
- AMC Entertainment's CEO might consider allowing texting in some theaters
- Another Charlie's Angels reboot is in the works
- Men In Black + Jump Street = MIB23
- New Spider-Man movie will be titled Spider-Man Homecoming
- Teaser: Doctor Strange
- Alamo Drafthouse is bringing the original Special Edition Star Wars trilogy to theaters
- Blade Runner sequel bumped up to October 2017
- Three's Company movie is in the work (yes, I feel like throwing up, too)
- Charlize Theron will be Fast 8's villain
- Visit one of the last Blockbuster stores
- Teaser: Rogue One
- Warner moves Wonder Woman up a few weeks and announces other dates
- Speedy Gonzales movie is in development
- Richard Donner talks about Superman: The Movie
- Starman remake in the works
- The Sphero BB-8 now reacts when watching The Force Awakens
- Someone built a full-size AT-ST for no reason than he could


Podcast #181 - The Critics Are Furious Because You Didn't Listen    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 2 Apr 2016

- Yes, I liked Batman v Superman
- New $50 home movie service targets those who don't go to theaters
- J.J. Abrams supports The Screening Room
- An old warning about Criterion Collection Blu-rays from 2009 and 2010
- Sony debuts an Ultra HD movie service
- Rumor: Redbox is planning a new streaming service - again.
- Fox will release an Ultimate Edition Blu-ray of The Iron Giant
- Batman v Superman dominates its opening weekend...
- ...and continues to set records during the beginning of the week...
- ...and crosses $530M globally by Wednesday
- Gal Gadot talks about Wonder Woman
- Zack Snyder talks about deleted scenes in the R-rated BvS "Ultimate Cut"
- Warner announces pricey collector's editions of BvS
- Henry Cavill says that fan response means more than the reviews
- Behind-the-scenes look at the women of Wonder Woman
- Explore the Batcave in Google Street View and Google Cardboard
- Suicide Squad to keep targeting PG-13 rating
- Harrison Ford is auctioning off his Force Awakens jacket for charity
- J.J. Abrams doesn't want people watching The Force Awakens on phones
- Star Wars: Empire of Dreams documentary
- Deadpool officially becomes the highest-grossing R-rated movie
- Movie theaters start restricting kids under 6 years old for R movies after 6 PM
- Animation software used by Studio Ghibli and Futurama is now free
- All issues of Starlog magazine are now available for free
- Gas station from Texas Chainsaw Massacre to be made into a horror-based restaurant
- Massive convertible from The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is up for auction
- Trailer: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
- Teaser: The LEGO Batman Movie
- Trailer: Warcraft: The Beginning
- Trailer: Ben-Hur
- Rumor: Paul McCartney joins Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No tales
- Parody: Obama receives classified briefing on Krull reboot
- NC man gets arrested because he didn't return a VHS tape in 2001


Podcast #180 - F--- The Haters    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 18 Mar 2016

- Fandango launches FandangoNOW streaming service
- The Force Awakens is coming to streaming on April 1 and disc on April 4
- Deadpool comes to disc (including UltraHD!) in May
- The Criterion Collection is coming to the UK
- Batman v Superman "Ultimate Edition" discs will be rated R
- Ford and Spielberg will return for a fifth Indiana Jones movie
- Disney says that they won't make R-rated Marvel movies
- Trailer: Captain America: Civil War (trailer 2)
- Captain America: Civil War will have a running time of 146 minutes
- The Captain America: Civil War main fight scene is 15 minutes long and filmed in IMAX
- New Captain America: Civil War behind-the-scenes photos
- Even Peter Mayhew's original script says that Greedo wasn't going to shoot first
- J.J. Abrams admits that Leia ignoring Chewbacca at the end of The Force Awakens was a mistake
- Zack Snyder says that "there's no winning anymore for Superman"
- Justice League adds J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon
- A quick review of BvS claims that "Wonder Woman is fearsome"
- Regal's BvS Ultimate Ticket has sold out
- The Dark Tower nabs its two leads and is finally headed to production
- Tim Burton confirms Beetlejuice 2 UPDATE: Nope, not happening.
- Shohreh Aghdashloo is added to Star Trek Beyond cast, reshoots underway
- J.K. Rowling confirms that Fantastic Beasts will be a trilogy series
- The Absolutely Fabulous movie will be in theaters on July 1 (UK) and July 22 (US)
- Trailer: X-Men: Apocalypse
- Support indie filmmaking by donating to Volumes of Blood
- Death Wish is being remade with Bruce Willis
- Video game series Thief will get a movie
- Sony is riviving a Venom spinoff
- Tom Hiddleston would love to play James Bond
- Trailer: Ghostbusters
- Paul Feig defends Leslie Jones from harassers: "F**k the haters. Grow up and leave my cast alone."
- Trailer: The Legend of Tarzan
- David Hasselhoff confirms that he's onboard the Baywatch movie
- Darth Maul: Apprentice fan film is worth your time


Podcast #179 - Oscars Shmoscars    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 2 Mar 2016

- Fandango buys Rotten Tomatoes and Flixter
- Sony's first new movie for Ultra HD Blu-ray will be Concussion
- Samsung will eliminate 3D from their TVs (their own fault) and LG will reduce the number
- Deadpool breaks the $600m international mark
- Gods of Egypt becomes the first big-budget bomb of 2016
- A list of the 2016 Academy Award winners
- The Hollywood Reporter's Brutally Honest Oscar Voter Ballots show that Hollywood is rife with politics
- Oscar voters should "watch the f**king movies"
- The Academy sues the company that distributes those Oscars gift bags
- The 2016 Razzies are awarded
- The cover artwork and extra for The Force Awakens discs are revealed
- Wolverine 3 will target an R rating
- The next Predator movie will be a sequel called The Predator
- Fox pulls Gambit from 2016 and announces two new mystery Marvel movies announced
- Sequel to San Andreas is in the works
- Blade Runner sequel will be released in January 2018
- Battlestar Galactica movie is now under development
- A new, fan-restored version of the original Star Wars is now available
- A John Williams Star Wars tribute is set for the Boston Pops
- Judging for the Star Wars Fan Film Awards 2016 are set to start in April
- Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ferris Bueller in Chicago this May
- Steven S. DeKnight is set to direct Pacific Rim 2
- Rumor (yet not unsubstantiated): Daniel Craig has called it quits to Bond
- Inside Deadpool's amazing effects
- Josh Brolin hated Jonah Hex, too
- Class-action lawsuit filed demanding that cigarettes must be restricted to R-rated movies


Podcast #178 - The Search for BoShek    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 14 Feb 2016

- Samsung's Ultra HD Blu-ray player is now for sale
- Deadpool crushes Thursday R-rated box office sales...
- ...and continues to set Friday and weekend records
- The Deadpool sequel is already in the works
- One user counts how many f-bombs were dropped in Deadpool
- Deadpool will not have a director's cut, says the director
- The Force Awakens crosses $2B globally
- Star Wars: Episode IX will be shot on film
- One Star Wars fan debunks a "40 Unforgivable Plot Holes" list
- Lionsgate claims that TFA stole $80-100M from Mockingjay 2
- This year's Oscars gift bag proves once again how out of touch the Hollywood elite are
- Noomi Rapace will not be returning for Alien: Covenant, meaning a true Prometheus sequel is unlikely
- Hugh Jackman gives a Wolverine 3 script update
- Arnold Schwarzenegger talks about the next Conan movie
- Transformers 6 will be a Bumblebee spinoff
- Trailer: Independence Day: Resurgence
- Trailer: X-Men Apocalypse
- Trailer: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
- Trailer: Captain America: Civil War
- Trailer: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (final)
- Guardians of the Galaxy 2 begins production
- Star Wars: Episode VIII has started filming
- The mystery behind the actor who portrayed BoShek has been solved
- Sonic the Hedgehog is getting a live action/CG movie
- Michael Fassbender claims that Assassin's Creed is like The Matrix
- Spielberg wisely moves Ready Player One to a new release date
- Jonás Cuarón will write and direct a new Zorro movie
- Bryan Singer will direct a new 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
- Release dates are set for the next Fast & Furious trilogy
- Trailer: Kubo and the Two Strings
- Starship size comparison


Podcast #177 - February Is Deadpool Month    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 1 Feb 2016

- RCA is releasing UHD Android TVs
- Sony is releasing an ultra-short throw projector
- Cult classic Labyrinth is reported to be getting a reboot...
- ...except that the writer vehemently denies that it's a reboot
- Star Wars: Episode VIII pushed back until December 2017
- Disney and the toy companies were completely wrong about Rey
- VFX breakdown of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- Conversation with Lucasfilm VFX supervisors
- Conversation with The Force Awakens on-set VFX supervisors
- More on the VFX for The Force Awakens
- That instant bread wasn't CGI but rather a practical effect
- Abu Dhabi creates a giant Starkiller base
- How actors are nominated for the Oscars
- Academy board endorses changes to increase diversity
- Gwendolyn Christie will be in the next Star Wars movie
- The Force Awakens might be released on Blu-ray in April
- VFX breakdown for The Martian
- Popeye reboot gets T.J. Fixman as its writer
- Jerry Bruckheimer is still pushing for Top Gun 2
- The Mummy remake is pushed back to June 9, 2017
- Star Trek gets a 50th anniversary convention in New York City
- Blade Runner 2 will start filming in July
- A tribute to 70mm projection of The Hateful Eight
- WB makes Wonder Woman and Justice League Part One release dates
- A first look at Wonder Woman
- Trailer: Suicide Squad
- Jumanji and Spider-Man dates get shifted
- Spider-Man will be released in IMAX 3D
- The new Fast and Furious will be called Fast 8
- Fast 8 filming will create the largest explosion in Iceland
- Flash Gordon reboot gets a new screenwriter
- Bruce Willis will have more than endcap scenes in Die Hard: Year One
- Not surprisingly, Deadpool will not be shown in China
- 10 Cloverfield Lane will be a "blood relative" of Cloverfield
- Ridley Scott is going for "a pretty hard R" for Alien: Convenant
- Assassin's Creed wraps up filming
- Quentin Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson love talking about 70mm film
- The DeLorean DMC-12 will be built again as a replica starting in 2017


Podcast #176 - Knock It Off, 2016!    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 18 Jan 2016

- Obituary: David Bowie, age 69
- Obituary: Alan Rickman, age 69
- High Dynamic Range was the main home theater topic at CES
- UltraHD alliance announces new logo for HDR-compliant UHD TVs
- LG shows their HDR-enabled OLED UHD TVs
- Sharp ad new parent company Hisense announce 47 new TV models
- Roku expands to more UHD TVs
- Samsung's UHD BD player will cost $499 but can be preordered for $399
- Sony will start to include Dolby Atmos on some UHD BD titles
- Shout! Factory announces its first UHD BD lineup
- Samsung's new SUHD TV lineup has ridiculously thin bezels
- Sony shows its own UHC HDR TVs that are also ridiculously thin
- DTS announces new hardware that will support DTS:X
- Philips adds HDR to their UHD lineup and also announce their UHD BD player at $399
- Kodak announces the first new Super 8 film camera since 1982
- Polaroid announces unlocked smartphones and UHD TVs
- TCL's new X1 implements Dolby Vision HDR
- LG and Samsung show off new 8K TVs
- Take your theater experience with you on a wearable theater system
- Akamai says that 15% of the world's broadband is ready for 4K streaming
- Netflix launched in 130 more countries
- Android-based TVs can get hit by a side-loaded Trojan
- The Force Awakens breaks Chinese debut record
- When adjusted for inflation, Gone With The Wind is still #1
- Hateful Eight 70mm roadshow breaks several theater records
- The Oscar nomination list is very white
- The Golden Globes prove that they're a sham by giving The Martian the Best Musical or Comedy award
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid coming to theaters for one showing on 20 Jan
- Colin Trevorrow talks about Rey's lineage
- Deadpool officially gets its R rating
- Ryan Coogler will direct Black Panther
- Sylvester Stallone will no longer play Rambo
- Michael Bay will direct Transformers 5
- Zach Snyder talks about Batman v Superman trailer plot complains
- Jesse Eisenberg talks about his portrayal as Lex Luthor
- Jamie Foxx lands the role of Little John in Robin Hood: Origins
- Del Toro says that Pacific Rim 2 is "still going"


Podcast #175 - A Very Star Wars Podcast    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 5 Jan 2016

- TFA breaks Christmas weekend records with $149M (domestic)...
- ...and New Year's Day at $34M (domestic)...
- ...and over $1.5B (global)
- The Force Awakens broke 32 records within one week of opening
- The Revenant and Hateful Eight do very well in their limited releases
- Domestic box office breaks the $11B record
- Globally, box office revenue hits a record $38B
- Hateful Eight pirates apologize then claim that they helped sales
- Fan-made modern trailer: The Empire Strikes Back
- The original Star Wars trilogy matte paintings are still amazing
- A dedicated fan spends a year to build a 7,500-piece LEGO Millennium Falcon
- Warner will support Ultra HD Blu-ray at launch
- Get a small look at the new Batcave for Batman v Superman
- Video and photos from the set of Wonder Woman
- Marvel releases new Doctor Strange images
- Mads Mikkelsen gets to be the as-yet-unnamed baddie in Doctor Strange
- Christopher Nolan's next movie will be based on the evacuation of Dunkirk during WWII
- Win a chance to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier in IMAX
- Rob Zombie is not happy with the MPAA's rating for his new crowdfunded movie 31
- Red-band trailer: Deadpool
- Green-band trailer: Deadpool
- The top most-pirated movies of 2015


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