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Podcast #148 - I Really Hate Reality TV    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 21 Nov 2014

Show notes forthcoming...


Podcast #147 - Let The Season-Change Illnesses Begin    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 5 Nov 2014

- Google Play comes to Roku with a free movie
- FCC pushes to make Internet TV services accessible to channels
- Amazon launches Fire TV stick
- MPAA and NATO officially make Google Glass (and similar) unwelcome in theaters
- The movies that disappeared from Netflix (US) on 1 Nov...
- ...and the movies that are becoming available
- Updated list of movies coming to and going away from Netflix (US)
- Cinematographer Reed Morano wants "smooth motion" in TVs to be turned off by default
- LG will be exiting the plasma TV market by the end of the year
- Ouija and Nightcrawler top the Halloween weekend box office
- Marvel makes major announcements for Phase 3 superhero movies
- Chadwick Boseman cast as Black Panther
- Rumor: Benedict Cumberbatch to play Doctor Strange
- Special look at Avengers: Age of Ultron
- Infographic on the upcoming superhero movies through 2020
- Robert Downey, Jr. and Mark Ruffalo talk about Avengers: Age of Ultron
- Alamo Drafthouse CEO thiks theaters should still support 35mm
- A new Pee-Wee Herman movie is in the works
- Rumor: First Wonder Woman movie is to be a 1920s period piece
- Trailer: Furious 7
- Michael Bay to direct a movie about Benghazi attacks -- what could possibly go wrong?
- Hunger Games: Mockingjay looking at $150m domestic opening
- Halloween 3 in the works
- Public study thinks people become less sensitive to violence and sex in movies
- Peter Jackson talks about the battle in Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies
- The Hobbit has so far cost upwards of $745 million to make
- The Gunfighter
- The Chinese translations for Guardians of the Galaxy are bad... really bad
- Guardians soundtrack to be released on (get ready) cassette


Podcast #146 - One For The Cordcutters    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 18 Oct 2014

- HBO will be launching a standalone online service next year
- CBS launches a $5.99/month subscription streaming service
- Sony sets a price for Web TV, and it's not a good price
- Sony's PlayStation TV has launched
- Netflix has no plans to support PlayStation TV
- Google launches the Nexus Player streaming and gaming box
- Plex has been released for Xbox 360 and Xbox One
- Redbox Instant has shut down - and no one cares
- Netflix charging extra for 4K/UHD content for new customers
- Interview with Nicholas Routheir about 3D
- Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition coming to disc on November 4
- Warner Bros. announced a whole bunch of DC movies, LEGO, and Harry Potter spinoffs
- Zach Snyder confirmed to direct Justice League
- Captain America 3 will trigger the Civil War storyline
- George Clooney apologizes for Batman & Robin
- Cast for Angry Birds movie announced
- Little House On The Prairie (yes, you read that right) gets a director
- Jeff Goldblum hint at an Independence Day sequel
- 35mm film lover quits in response to action by new theater owner Quentin Tarantino...
- ...but she releases a really well-done documentary about the theater
- Warwick Davis confirms that he's on for Star Wars Episode VII
- New trailer: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
- Is Jena Malone playing a female Robin in Batman v Superman?
- Interstellar includes the Oculus Rift Experience in LA and DC
- New Fraggle Rock movie with Labyrinth and Dark Crystal sequels?
- Amazing Firefly fan film: The Verse
- The Empire Strikes Back Uncut


Podcast #145 - Budgetary Constraints 2: The Day The Check Bounced    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 4 Oct 2014

- Vizio starts offering their own UHD TV line
- Sony teams with Viacom to offer streaming TV on PlayStation systems
- There's a "strong possibility" that Showtime will be availbable without a cable subscription
- No Sh*t, Sherlock: Amazon will warn viewers of racism in Tom and Jerry
- Netflix gets four new exclusive Adam Sandler movies
- The Equalizer nabs the top weekend spot
- Fox announces a release date for the Maze Runner sequel
- William Shatner might return to Star Trek "if it is meaningful"
- Anthony Daniels will don the C-3PO suit again for Episode VII
- Oscar Isaacs confirms that hundreds of stormtroopers will be "real"
- Jeremy Renner isn't interested in a standalone Hawkeye movie
- Trailer: Blackhat
- X-Men: Days of Future Past re-release to be on home video with deleted Rogue segments
- Interstellar will clock in at 169 minutes
- Taken 3 coming to theaters
- Interview with Kevin Pike about the opening sequence to Back To The Future
- Bryan Singer will helm X-Men: Apocalypse
- Cinematographer panel with Geoff Boyle, Bill Bennett, and Rodney Charters
- French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard uses some truly imaginative 3D techniques
- Genndy Tartakovsky shows test footage for upcoming Popeye movie
- Olympus Has Fallen sequel loses its director
- Crouching Tiger sequel to hit Netflix and IMAX...
- ...but Regal Entertainment and Cinemark are not happy about that
- Rumor: Robert Downey, Jr. might play Leonardo da Vinci in Assassins Creed
- Margot Robbie in talks for live-action Ghost In The Shell
- Bill Murray gives his choices for female Ghostbusters
- Expendables 3 torrent downloaders are getting copyright infringement notices
- Magic Mike XXL is in production
- Super Troopers 2 will happen and will use Kickstarter
- New Jersey woman sues Disney for $250m claiming that Frozen stole her life story -- yes, seriously


Podcast #144 - Budgetary Constraints    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 18 Sept 2014

- LG will soon end manufacturing plasma displays
- Samsung announces UHD expansion with partners
- Multi-layer, UHD-compatible Blu-rays to be available by end of 2015
- Samsung shows off their bendable 105-inch TV
- A listener thinks people can't appreciate receivers that they can't afford; I tell him what an arrogant ass he is and how he's wrong
- I came up with a pointless but fun way to watch 3D movies on a VR headset
- Tivo announces the Mega - a rack-mountable, 24-terabyte monstrosity
- Amazon Prime Video quietly comes to non-Kindle Android devices
- HBO is "seriously considering" offering HBO Go without a cable subscription
- America's first 4DX theater is a hit, and the receipts prove that
- Guardians crosses $600m globally
- What caused Hollywood's miserable summer?
- LOTR trilogy to play with a full 250-piece orchestra
- Bond 24 production start date confirmed
- The Rock confirms that he's in Shazam as Black Adam
- For whatever reason, a CHiPS movie is on the way
- Deadpool movie is confirmed!!
- No plans for Iron Man 4
- Doctor Strage set for 2016 release
- Paramount reveals the dates for Terminator sequels
- Chris Evans denies that he's handing over Captain America's shield
- Andrew Garfield blames Sony for failure of Amazing Spider-Man 2
- Zack Snyder releases the first real picture of the new Batmobile
- Ben Affleck says he's angry enough to be the perfect Batman
- Marvel releases the full Avengers: Age of Ultron synopsis
- Stallone wants to make Rambo: Last Blood
- Top Gun 2 gets a new writer
- Jack Huston gets the role of Ben-Hur in the new remake
- Tom Hiddleston to star in King Kong sequel Skull Island
- Tarantino's The Hateful Eight to have biggest 70mm distribution in 20 years
- Legendary, YouTube, and Guillermo del Toro look for the newest generation of horror filmmakers


Podcast #143 - Dust In The Wind...And Everywhere Else    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 28 Aug 2014

- LG announces two OLED UHD TVs
- Tivo releases a "Roamio OTA" model for cord cutters with an antenna
- TCL and Hisense launch Roku TVs
- Marantz to ship its first Dolby Atmos receiver in December
- Atlantic Technology unveils is Dolby Atmos speakers
- Sony PlayStation TV coming on 14 Oct (NA) and 14 Nov (Europe)
- Lucy passes the $200m mark globally
- Guardians of the Galaxy passes $500m globally
- Expendables 3 tanks with less than $20 on its opening weekend
- Chloe Moretz says there will be no Kick-Ass 3, blames piracy
- Rumor: Unaltered version of Star Wars trilogy to be released on Blu-ray
- Next Star Wars will have more practical effects and less CGI
- The complete list of Star Wars changes
- Leaked photos of new Stormtrooper helmets
- Sigourney Weaver passes on The Expendabelles
- The original Saw is returning to theaters for Halloween
- The three-screen Cinerama format returns with a new name for The Maze Runner
- Chris Evans will reportedly pass the shield in Captain America 3
- Underworld reboot in the works
- Benedict Cumberbatch joins Warner's Jungle Book
- Ridley Scott calls the Blade Runner sequel script "damn good"
- Ant-Man begins production
- Chinese theaters test on-screen text messages during movies
- A new Looney Tunes movie is in the works
- Has DC/Warner Bros. implemented a "no jokes" policy on its movies?
- How To Train Your Dragon 2 crosses the $500m mark globally
- Kevin Smith and Johnny Depp team up for ... Yoga Hosers??
- Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright are making another movie
- Marvel chief confirms two new heroes ... sort of
- Olympus Has Fallen gets a sequel and a director
- The new Fantastic Four reboot looks way too green
- Final Resident Evil delayed at the last minute
- Journey To The Center Of The Earth 3 & 4 get writers and Dwayne Johnson
- Stallone is getting ready for Rambo V (no, I'm not kidding)


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