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Podcast #281 - Opening Up
Airdate: 30 May 2021

- NYC theaters open up with some odd restrictions
- California to reopen on June 15 with some specifics
- UK and French box offices opens with positive results
- Hollywood puts copyright over human lives by not reading thoroughly
- Sony looks to add movies to PlayStation Plus rotation
- As predicted, HBO Max offers cheaper $10-with-ads subscription
- Walmart is readying a really cheap 4K Android TV box
- CES returning to Las Vegas in January
- Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory is getting an Ultra HD release
- Physical disc and streaming sales save Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
- AT&T to merge WarnerMedia with Discovery Inc.
- Hollywood cheers the fact that AT&T is leaving
- MGM is sold to Amazon for $8.45B
- MGM purchase is expected to boost Amazon Prime
- Bond franchise will remain theatrical even after Amazon purchase of MGM
- Major theater chains remove need for masks if you are fully vaccinated
- Spider-Man spin-off Kraven the Hunter gets Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the lead
- Dwayne Johnson to voice Krypto in DC League of Super-Pets
- F9 pushed ahead for UK release
- Rumor: Henry Cavill to star in Highlander reboot
- WB is remaking The Hunter
- Idris Elba thriller Beast is set for August 2022
- Jungle Cruise hitting theaters and Disney+ this summer
- Shang-Chi and Free Guy getting theatrical releases this summer
- Marvel confirms release dates for several movies and teases Fantastic Hour
- Sony Pictures is not for sale according to its CEO
- J.J. Abrams admits that he should have had a plan
- Hannah John-Kamen to star in Red Sonja remake
- Borderlands adds Gina Gershon, Cheyenne Jackson, and others to cast
- Called it. This year's Oscars were the least watched ever..
- Chloé Zhao is the first woman of color to win Best Director Oscar
- A Q&A with Scarecrow Video
- Crazy Star Wars $150K collectable includes movie kyber crystal

Also Mentioned:
- The annual Garbage Pod Eurovision discussion with a special guest!


Podcast #280 - Semblance of Normality
Airdate: 26 Apr 2021

- Regal Cinemas to partially reopen
- TCL Chinese Theater reopens
- Arclight Cinemas and Pacific Theaters closes permanently
- Black Widow is simultaneously releasing in theaters and Disney Plus
- Top Gun: Maverick and Mission: Impossible 7 get new release dates
- Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origin moves up to summer
- Hotel Transylvania: Transformania moves up
- The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard moves earlier in the summer
- Cruella goes to a simultaneous release; Luca will not come to theaters
- SDCC is back on as a physical convention on the dumbest dates possible...
- ...and gets a lot of criticism for is
- Sony films will go to Disney Plus and Hulu after showing on Netflix
- Google Play Movies & TV is disappearing from Roku and certain smart TVs
- LG's rollable OLED TV is stupid expensive
- You actually can buy a brand new DVD/VCR recorders
- Godzilla vs Kong is the best launch since the pandemic started
- Theaters promote first-ever "cinema week"
- Rumor: Captain America 4 is in the works
- Warner Bros movies will have an exclusive Regal Theater window in 2022
- Predator screenwriters are trying to get the rights back from Disney
- Downton Abbey 2 arriving in December 2021
- Teaser: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
- Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots movie in the works
- Hybrid CGI/animation ThunderCats movie is in the works
- The Last Starfighter sequel concept art sizzle reel
- Knives Out sequels are all going to Netflix
- Rumor: New Transformers movie is in the works and will NOT be a part of Michael Bay's universe
- Death on the Nile pushed back 2022
- A modern-day version Mozart's The Magic Flute is underway in Europe
- PlayStation hit Ghost of Tsushima is getting a movie adaptation
- Black Adam comes to theaters in July 2022
- Pierce Brosnan joins the Black Adam cast
- Mads Mikkelsen joins Indiana Jones 5
- Helen Mirren will play the villain Hespera in Shazam sequel
- Lucy Liu also joins the Shazam sequel cast
- Boy George biopic Karma Chameleon to start shooting in the summer
- Beloved studio Laika will start to produce live-action movies
- John Woo to produce unreleased Chinese superhero movie based on story by Stan Lee
- New Star Trek movie confirmed for 2023
- Amazing Wolfwalkers art book
- Ludicrously-priced MicroLED TV is stored in the floor
- Woman charged with felony embezzlement for Sabrina the Teenage Witch VHS rental


Podcast #279 - Such A Square
Airdate: 26 March 2021

- The Snyder Cut of Justice League is NOT in widescreen
- Star Trek: Prodigy now will be on Paramount+ first
- Paramount+ will be $5 with ads or $10 without
- Comcast temporarily drops unethical data caps for 12 states until 2022
- L.A. moviegoers applaud as theaters open
- Peter Rabbit 2 moves up to May
- In The Heights moves up one week
- San Diego Comic-Con will be online-only for 2021
- F9 and Minions: The Rise of Gru shift release dates
- A Quiet Place Part II moves up to Memorial Day
- Fry's Electronics closes shuts down after 36 years
- Cinefex ceases publishing after 40 years
- Disney strong arms theaters for shorter windows, blaming consumers
- All four Indiana Jones movies are coming to Ultra HD Blu-ray
- Avatar takes the top box office spot again
- Cinemark won't play Raya due to Disney forcing unfair terms
- Alamo Drafthouse files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
- Avatar: The Last Airbender expands with new theatrical releases
- District 10 in the works
- Superman reboot in the works
- Edgar Wright to direct a new The Running Man adaptation
- The Batman has finished primary filming
- Paul W.S. Anderson to tackle In The Lost Lands adaptation
- Pepe Le Pew will not be in the Space Jam sequel
- Hugh Grant and Sophia Lillis join the Dungeons & Dragons movie
- Kalinda Vasquez to write an original Star Trek movie
- Contribute to the Star Trek: Voyager documentary
- Michael B. Jordan will direct Creed III
- Universal sets release dates for Puss In Boots sequel and The Bad Guys
- Venom 2 moves to September
- Kenneth Branagh to direct Bee Gees biopic
- Paramount to release Bob Marley biopic
- An adopted cat begs her mom to watch movies every day
- In a spiteful move, YouTuber puts Tenet onto Game Boy Advance cartridges


Podcast #278 - More of the Same
Airdate: 22 Feb 2021

- Americans now spend $47 per month on streaming
- The streaming price wars are on ... sort of
- The "big game" killed CBS All Access
- E3 will be online-only
- WonderCon will be online-only
- Sundance saw a 2.7x bigger audience by going to streaming
- Wonder Woman 1984 will have a 3D Blu-ray release
- Rumor: Spy Kids is going to be rebooted
- Paramount is going to reboot The King & I
- Chloe Zhao will make Dracula a futuristic western
- Paramount is remaking Face/Off
- Paramount is trying to remake Breakfast at Tiffany's
- WB to remake The Wizard of Oz
- Trailer: Old
- Trailer: Raya and the Last Dragon
- Trailer: Nobody
- Trailer: F9
- Trailer: Godzilla vs. Kong
- Trailer: Mortal Kombat
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will release on April 8, 2022
- The King's Man moves to August
- Marry Me moves to Feb. 2022
- Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Uncharted dates get pushed out
- No Time To Die pushed to October
- Malignant will be released on Sept. 10
- Rumble is pushed to Feb 2022
- Elvis biopic pushed to June 2022
- Disney is committed to Black Widow theatrical release
- Kevin Hart joins the Borderlands movie...
- ... as does Jamie Lee Curtis (!!!) ...
- ... and Jack Black
- Obituary: Christopher Plummer dies at 91
- Rumor: Multiple iterations of Buck Rogers might be coming
- Broadway hit Come From Away is coming to the big screen
- Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen to be released in Sept
- Rumor: Jon M. Chu will now helm Wicked
- Get the screenplay for Pixar's Soul
- Misha Green to write and direct Tomb Raider sequel
- Fortnite creator Epic Games goes to the big screen with Gilgamesh
- Peggy Lee biopic in the works with Michelle Williams
- Rian Johnson's Star Wars trilogy is apparently still in the works
- Paddington is getting a second sequel
- We'll never make that movie again: An oral history of The Emperor's New Groove


Podcast #277 - 2021 CES Roundup
Airdate: 21 Jan 2021

- CES: LG brightens their 2021 OLED TV lineup
- CES: LG Display shows their smallest OLED panels yet
- CES: TV manufacturer Konka to start selling in the US
- CES: New TCL 6-series will be 8K .... because of course
- CES: Samsung's The Frame TV gets slimmer
- CES: LG's bendable Cinematic Sound OLED screen is targeted to gamers
- CES: LG Display shows off their new transparent OLED screen
- CES: Samsung shows their new Neo QLED and Micro-LED lineup
- CES: Panasonic's flagship OLED TV gets more speakers but no U.S. arrival
- CES: LG's 2021 Smart TVs will support Stadia and GeForce Now out of the box
- CES: Sony's new 2021 TV lineup
- CES: Sony's press release of "Cognitive Intelligence" is laughable market-speak
- CES: Hisense shows their new short-throw, laser TV
- CES: ViewSonic launches a budget 4K projector
- CES: Samsung teases a huge Dolby Atmos soundbar
- CES: TCL releases Roku TV ready wireless soundbars
- CES: Denon shows the Home Sound Bar 550
- CES: Cowin's $80 soundbar splits in two for easy surround
- CES: All of Samsung's 2021 TV removes will be solar powered
- CES: Sony promises UHD Blu-ray quality streaming for new Bravia TVs
- CES: Sony announces AirSpeak, a quadcopter to support video creators
- The Marksman takes the #1 spot in the domestic box office
- Wonder Woman 3 is already being fast-tracked
- Godzilla Vs Kong is pushed ahead a few months
- Rumor: No Time to Die to be pushed to a later date (now confirmed)
- Morbius pushed to autumn
- Sopranos prequel is pushed to autumn
- Deadpool 3 will be part of the MCU and will remain rated R
- Willy Wonka prequel set for 2023
- WB sets three movies for 2023 including Furiosa
- Rumor: Loki exec to write Kevin Feige's Star Wars movie
- Paramount acquires Spamalot from Fox
- Rumor: Chris Evans might be returning as Captain America...
- ...or maybe not
- Family Video, the last video store chain in the US, is shutting down
- Please support DoBlu and my good friend Matt
- Mondo is teaming with DC to release multiple vinyl soundtracks including Superman: The Movie
- Richard Donner is working on Lethal Weapon 5
- South Philadelphia continues the Free Blockbuster idea

Also mentioned:
- Please visit DoBlu (disable your ad blocker to show support)


Podcast #276 - End of the Year
Airdate: 30 Dec 2020

- Second stimulus bill allocates funds for smaller theatrical venues
- London goes into a harsher lockdown, including re-closure of theaters
- German theaters shut until mid-January
- Cineworld hopes to open Regal chain in early 2021
- WB to release all 2021 movies day-and-date in theaters and on HBO Max...
- ...and AMC is furious
- Christopher Nolan also slams WB's streaming plans
- Patty Jenkins thinks WB's move might not be a temporary as they claim
- Discovery+ adds to already packed streaming options
- Comcast shows how evil they are (again) by reactivating data caps
- Yes, there are changes to the LOTR 4K Blu-rays, but not as bad as you think
- Monster Hunter takes in $2.2M over Christmas
- Captain Obvious: Domestic 2020 box office hits a 20-year low
- Pixar is making a Buzz Lightyear "prequel"?
- A new Fantastic Four movie is coming from the MCU
- Marvel will not recast Chadwick Bozeman's role as T'Challa
- Patty Jenkins to direct Rogue Squadron
- Raya and the Last Dragon going to Disney+ and theaters
- Free Guy, Thor 4, and other get shifted release dates
- Peyton Reed is back to direct the third Ant-Man
- Harrison Ford will return for fifth Indiana Jones movie
- Chris Pine to star in Dungeons & Dragons movie
- New Green Hornet movie gets a writer
- Tom & Jerry, Mortal Kombat, and others get new released schedules
- Obituary: Jeremy Bulloch, the original Boba Fett actor, dies at 75
- Obituary: David Prowse, the original Darth Vader actor, dies at 85
- New behind-the-scenes for The Empire Strikes Back
- Rumor: Alfred Molina returning as Doctor Octopus
- Rumor: Molyneux sisters to write Deadpool 3
- Rumor: Oscar Isaac to star in Metal Gear Solid movie
- Seven more Kingsman movies are planned
- Peter Dinklage to star in Toxic Avenger reboot
- Live/CGI lybrid Pink Panther is in the works
- Chris Columbus has a Gremlins 3 script ready and wants practical effects


Podcast #275 - It's Almost Over
Airdate: 27 Nov 2020

- Tenet helps the private theater rental business
- Tenet comes to disc and streaming in December
- AMC launches its own theater rental program
- CinemaCon 2021 moved back
- England goes into a second lockdown
- Regal Cinemas reopen in New York but not NYC
- If you have a TCL Android TV, update the software now
- T-Mobile enters the streaming hardware/app business
- Quibi service is ended
- Expensive Vizio soundbar has rotating speakers
- Tower Records returns online
- Amazon admits that you don't "own" Amazon Prime videos
- Human stupidity (COVID-19) causes 700 theaters to shutter overnight
- Wonder Woman 1984 is getting day-and-date theatrical and HBO Max release
- Obituary: Sean Connery dies at 90
- Free Guy and Death on the Nile pulled from calendar
- The Uncharted movie has completed filming
- 1990 TMNT screenwriter wants another sequel in that universe
- Live-action Assassin's Creed series coming to Netflix
- James Gunn was given "full freedom to kill anyone" in The Suicide Squad
- Scorpion King reboot in the works
- Kinberg to write and produce Battlestar Galactica movie
- Johnny Depp removed from Fantastic Beasts franchise
- Fantastic Beasts 3 pushed to July 2022
- Short Circuit remake in the works
- New Predator movie in the works
- Angel Has Fallen sequel in the works
- Legally Blonde 3 pushed to 2022
- Candyman pushed to August 2021
- Ghostbusters: Afterlife pushed to summer 2021
- Rumor: Black Panther sequel to start shooting in July
- Wicked loses its director
- Vintage Star Wars toys get £250,000 at auction


Podcast #274 - Still Alive
Airdate: 18 Oct 2020

- Amazon adds new streaming hardware
- Roku adds new hardware and 90-day access to Apple TV+
- Google rebrands Android TV to Google TV
- Microsoft announces XBox Series S and Series X
- PlayStation 5 launches Nov 12 with two editions
- HBO Max to launch an ad-supported tier
- CBS All Access to be called Paramount+
- Movies Anywhere adds ability to share titles with others
- Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Blu-ray set releases on Dec 1.
- Robin Williams Popeye is coming to Blu-ray for the first time
- San Francisco theatres can open up again on one really weird condition
- TCM Classic Film Festival cancels live 2021 live event
- LA Comic Con will go on at LA Convention Center with safety measures
- The Batman officially delayed until 2022
- The King's Man moves to 2021
- Black Widow, West Side Story, Eternals all push release dates
- No Time To Die delayed until 2021
- Cineworld closing theaters due to No Time To Die delay
- Obituary: Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43
- Jamie Foxx returns as Electro in Spider-Man 3
- Benedict Cumberbatch returns as Doctor Strange in Spider-Man 3
- Pixar's Soul skips theaters and goes to Disney+
- Space Mountain movie in the works
- The Lion King sequel (prequel?) announced
- Zack Snyder planning new Justice League shoot
- LotR and Hobbit trilogies will be released in 4K UHD
- Monster Hunter movie gets an official synopsis
- Sega is developing a live-action Yakuza movie
- Don Bluth launches new studio for hand-drawn animation
- Rumor: Coming 2 America is skipping theaters and going to Amazon
- Rumor: Buck Rogers movie in the works
- Rumor: Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield to reprise roles in Spider-Man 3
- Mad Max spinoff Furiosa in the works at Warner
- Paramount is reissuing third Godfather movies with new edit and title
- Ghostbusters indie theater marketing video
- China released a live-action Mulan that is worth seeing (and not spending $30)
- See 68mm 30fps films from the 1890s that look gorgeous


Podcast #273 - Rambling On
Airdate: 17 Aug 2020

Warning: I rambled on in the intro to this episode WAY too much....

- Interview with Carl, the brother-in-law of Mark Taylor (my TGP Nominal co-host) regarding COVID-19
- My Warframe weapon props were highlighted at TennoCon 2020

- Rumor: Disney will no longer offer catalog UHD 4K discs
- Mulan going to Disney+ with limited theatrical showings
- Netflix is letting people increase or decrease playback speed
- Plex launches free live TV channels
- You still can't get HBO Max on Amazon streaming devices
- Pixar unveils new title Luca
- Rumor: Tom Cruise lands a $200M deal to film a movie in space
- Tenet will open overseas in late August, US over Labor Day
- No, Tenet is not skipping to streaming
- Germany calls for less distancing for theaters to survive
- You can now rent out an Alamo Drafthouse with 40 movies
- The last Blockbuster becomes an Airbnb for local residents
- Physical CES 20201 cancelled, will be all-streaming
- Rumor: Tom Hanks is still after Geppetto in live-action Pinocchio
- Constantine got an R rating for a really stupid reason
- Spider-Man sequel delayed until December 2021
- Rumor: Noah Hawley's Star Trek put on hold
- Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek would have been a remake of TOS episode A Piece of the Action
- Nickelodeon announced the logo and release date to Star Trek: Prodigy
- The new Mutants is still coming to theaters
- Knight Rider is coming to the big screen
- Detective Pikachu director handling Beyond Good & Evil for Netflix
- John Wick 4 and 5 will film back-to-back
- Dirty Dancing is getting a sequel
- Scream sequel gets Courtney Cox
- Nia DaCosta to direct Captain Marvel 2
- Grease prequel get a director
- Top Gun: Maverick and A Quiet Place Part II delayed to 2021
- Without Remorse might skip theaters and go to Amazon
- Blazing Samurai (animated version of Blazing Saddles) get funding
- Sonic 2 gets April 8 2022 release date
- Paramount Consent Decrees are being sunsetted in 2022
- Obituary: Wilford Brimley dies at 85
- Obituary: Olivia De Haviland dies at 104
- UK drive-ins expand to 40
- Zack Snyder says Superman will reach his "pinnacle" in Justice League
- Special effects vignette for Ghostbusters
- VFX behind-the-scenes for MCU movies
- Watch It Again: Arnold Schwarzenegger pranks people as the Terminator


Podcast #272 - The Losses Continue
Airdate: 21 Jul 2020

- Obituary: Grant Imahara (Mythbusters and White Rabbit Project) dies at 49
- Obituary: Ian Holm (Lord of the Rings, Chariots of Fire) dies at 88
- Obituary: Joel Schumacher (The Lost Boys, St. Elmo's Fire, Batman and Robin) dies at 80
- Obituary: Comedy legend Carl Reiner dies at 98
- Obituary: Legendary composer Ennio Morricone dies at 91
- California shuts down all restaurants and movie theaters ... again
- Hong Kong Disneyland and movie theaters close again
- UK will not require facemasks in theaters
- Judge allows New Jersey to keep movie theaters closed
- Cineworld and Regal looking to open July 31
- AMC looking to open on July 30
- Mulan pushed due to COVID-19 surge
- Tenet and Wonder Woman dates get shifted
- Without Remorse pushed to 2021
- Bill and Ted 3 pushed to August
- Cinemark will now require face masks
- The Forever Purge now set for July 2021
- Monster Hunter moved to 2021
- The UK is getting drive-ins .... sort of
- Create your own outdoor theater
- Halloween sequels moved
- YouTube TV is quite expensive now at $64.99
- Vizio's first OLED TVs are coming to the US this fall
- Uncharted finally begins shooting
- Just Cause franchise is getting a movie
- TMNT is getting a CG movie reboot
- Rumor: Margot Robbie to star in a new Pirates of the Caribbean movie
- Twister reboot in the works
- Fletch reboot in the works
- PBS series Wishbone is getting a movie
- Rumor: Michael Keaton in talks to return as Batman
- Behind the scenes of filming The Hobbit in 3D
- Walmart launches virtual summer camp and drive-in theaters
- Dynamo Dream VFX breakdown is amazing to watch
- College student's VFX video catched Bob Iger's attention
- AI robot cast in lead role
- Hollywood makes a fan-film of The Princess Bride


Podcast #271 - A Reminder
Airdate: 19 June 2020

- California production started as of June 12
- California gave green light to open theaters on June 12
- Most California theaters did not open even with the okay
- AMC hopes to be fully opened in July...
- ...as does Cineworld/Regal
- Marcus Theaters opened June 19
- Most movie theaters won't be to full capacity until 2022
- UK posts COVID-19 production guidelines
- Australia sets COVID-safe production guidelines
- CEDIA Expo 2020 has been cancelled
- SDCC will stream for free
- Tenet moved to July 31
- Wonder Woman 1984 pushed to October
- Matrix 4 moves to 2022
- Paramount releasing 40th anniversary Airplane! UHD BD on July 21
- TCL releases new Android TV sets in the US
- Google's new TV dongle looks like a mix of Android TV and Chromecast
- The "Snyder Cut" of Justice League is coming to HBO Max
- Avatar 2 production has restarted in New Zealand
- Scott Derrickson set to direct Labyrinth sequel
- Trailer: Bill and Ted 3: Face the Music
- Christopher Nolan crashed a real 747 for Tenet
- It's official - Cate Blanchett is in Borderlands
- Rumor: Sonic sequel in the works
- Privileged fools demand a 4-hour Revenge of the Sith cut
- The "Movie Memphis Belle" to stop flying [update: but stays in Geneseo, NY]
- New Fiddler on the Roof is in the works
- Pandemic-themed thriller to film during the pandemic
- Netflix buys the Egyptian Theater
- Universal is remaking Wolfman
- Rumor: Henry Cavill hasn't hung up Superman's cape just yet
- Access the assets for new animation Coffee Run
- Jurassic World: Dominium to restart production in July
- Cinemark to reopen all U.S. theaters by July 17
- Cineworld confirms July re-opening of all movie theaters
- AMC to reopen most locations on July 15 without requiring masks...
- ...and then quickly backtracks and requires masks
- Regal Cinemas also now requiring face masks
- Alamo Drafthouse requires face masks


Podcast #270 - Starting Up Again
Airdate: 24 May 2020

- Moviegoers will return to theaters if safety guidelines are in place
- New York State reopens, including drive-ins
- European cinemas target June or July for reopening
- UK set to re-open cinemas on July 4
- Italy looks to re-open cinemas on June 15
- Hong Kong cinemas have re-opened
- Australia wants to reopen cinemas with Tenet
- Germany hopes to reopen cinemas in July
- Ireland is looking to open cinemas starting August 10
- San Antonio theater reopens early to 3,000 customers
- UK government allows TV & film shoots again with safety plans
- New Zealand allows productions to restart with safety protocols
- Film Florida releases recommendations for movie and TV sets
- CineEurope 2020 cancelled
- San Diego Comic-Con@Home announced
- Fantasia Film Fest goes online behind geofences
- Rumor: Streaming films are eligible for Oscars, sound categories are merged
- Disney denies moviegoers Hamilton, which now goes to Disney+
- Rumor: The original Jango Fett returns to play Boba Fett
- Flash Gordon is getting a brand new 4K remaster from original prints
- Taika Waititi will direct and co-write new Star Wars feature film
- Theater owners lash out at Universal for Trolls World Tour
- AMC tells Universal that it won't license their movies
- Cineworld CEO attacks Universal over Trolls World Tour
- New Now You See Me sequel in the works
- Rumor: Genndy Tartakovsky's Popeye is still planned
- The New Mutants set for August 28 theatrical release
- Rumor: Amazon might be looking to acquire AMC
- Rumor: Cate Blanchett in talks to play Lilith in Borderlands (now official)
- Rumor: Tom Cruise looking to partner with SpaceX to shoot in space
- Rumor: Steven King's Revival to hit the big screen
- Rumor: The long-awaited Spy vs. Spy movie might be happening
- MCU producer has moved over to start Dungeons & Dragons franchise
- Stereoscopic 3D 65mm frames from Star Wars 3D test released
- Stallone says that Demolition Man 2 is in the works
- New Transformers movie set for 2022
- Sony's Spider-Man universe name is uniquely horrible
- New G.I. Joe in the works
- New Space Jam movie is called Space Jam: A New Legacy
- Disney's next cartoon-to-live-action movie will be Hercules
- David Sandberg releases another horror short filmed in his house, Not Alone In Here
- How David Sandberg made Not Alone In Here


Podcast #269 - For The Heroes
Airdate: 30 Apr 2020

- Georgia announces that theaters can open again
- Texas is reopening theaters
- Cinemark looking to reopen by July 1
- Alamo Drafthouse is not opening up yet
- AMC won't reopen until new movies are available
- Most theaters won't be able to open early despite lifting of restrictions
- Drive-In theaters help to make up for some of the demand
- Venice Film Festival is still set to proceed
- Comic-Con 2020 is cancelled
- The Tribeca film festival will still go on ... via YouTube
- Soul is pushed to November
- In The Heights moves to June 2021
- Scoob! will go straight to VOD
- Spider-Man sequel pushed to November 2021
- Paramount pushes the release date of several movies
- Tom Clancy's Without Remorse pushed to later in autumn
- Warner Bros. pushes several movies including The Batman to later dates
- Universal shifts the dates for several movies
- Box office revenue will be down 40% in best case scenario
- The Roku Channel arrives in the UK
- Peacock arrives for Comcast subscribers
- HBO Max to launch on May 27
- HBO Max is currently offered to AT&T customers
- Broadway On Demand to launch in May
- Fandango is going to buy Vudu from Walmart
- The Rise of Skywalker arrives on Disney+ two months early
- Disney is at it again with idiotic censorship on Disney+
- California is not reopening theaters any time soon
- LG launches its 2020 NanoCell TV lineup
- Sony to release six classics in a new UHD limited edition set
- Paramount opens the vault for new line of classic Blu-rays
- Warner releasing early Batman films on UHD BD
- Jaws is coming to UHD BD on June 2 for its 45th anniversary
- First season of Harley Quinn is coming to DVD
- Hellraiser reboot gets a new writer and director
- Stephen King's Salem's Lot will hit the big screen for the first time
- Sam Raimi confirms that he's directing Doctor Strange sequel
- Classic video game Myst will bring its universe to TV and theaters
- James Gunn says GotG Vol 3 and The Suicide Squad won't be delayed
- Future LEGO movies will now come from Universal, not Warner
- Lionsgate already has the Hunger Games prequel
- Venom: Let There Be Carnage delayed to 2021
- Make your own horror film in your own home
- Roger Corman wants to you make a short film [Contest is over -- JB]
- Space Sharks are coming to Thor 4
- James Gunn has no plans for a fourth GotG movie
- Rumor: Mulan sequel already in development
- How the Empire Strikes Back Slave 1 matte painting was done


Podcast #268 - To A Cause
Airdate: 3 Apr 2020

- If you can, help me to provide face shields to our front-line medical heroes
- After a few theaters opened, China shut them down again
- Cinemas in Australia and New Zealand forced to close
- French cinema body gets right to collapse release window
- For whatever strange reason European cinema owners want to maintain theatrical windows during crisis
- Cannes Film Festival venue opens doors to homeless
- CineEurope pushed to August
- TCM makes its classic film festival available via streaming
- CBS All Access is free for one month
- Americans willing to pay $6 for a theatrical movie-on-demand rental, not $20
- Robert the Bruce docudrama goes direct to streaming on April 24
- Rumor: The Lovebirds skips the theater and goes straight to Netflix
- HBO allows free streaming of small catalog of series and movies
- SXSW Film Festival will show for free through Amazon Prime
- Samsung Display will end all LCD production by the end of the year
- Sony delays Ghostbusters, Morbius, and more
- Warner delays In The Heights, Scoob!, and more
- Baz Luhrmann's Elvis biopic is suspended
- Universal delays Rise of Gru, Sing 2, and more
- Top Gun: Maverick pushed to Christmas
- Onward is already released on streaming
- Ben Affleck's The Way Back is released to streaming
- Sonic the Hedgehog released early to streaming
- Wonder Woman 1984 is still going to theaters, not streaming
- New Wonder Woman 1984 poster revealed
- Rumor: Are Black Widow and Mulan going to go directly to streaming?
- Moviegoers likely to return to theaters, but most will wait
- The Batman production has shut down for now
- The original TMNT movies is 30 years old
- Summer Olympics postponed to 2021
- Drive-Ins are still open and continue to post best ticket sales
- Indiana Jones 5 delayed until 2022
- Candyman moves to September
- Ant-Man 3 gets Rick & Morty writer
- Doctor Strange sequel still set to film in June
- The Mandalorian casts Michael Beihn
- Ryan Reynolds in talkes for live-action adaptation of Dragon's Lair
- Song of the South 35mm restoration available
- Hobbs & Shaw 2 is being developed
- The Cancelled STAR WARS Episode 9 Animated


Podcast #267 - Going Viral
Airdate: 20 Mar 2020

- Global film industry faces $5B losses due to COVID-19
- No Time To Die pushed back to autumn
- MGM will take a $30M hit moving No Time To Die
- Mulan pushed back to undetermined date
- Peter Rabbit 2 pushed to August
- The Last Duel production is put on hiatus
- The Beijing International Film Festival is postponed
- SXSW is cancelled
- Multiple countries close cinemas
- Sony closes three European offices temporarily
- Mission Impossible VII production is halted
- CinemaCon is cancelled
- Cannes will be cancelled if the situation "doesn't improve"
- Regal initially claims no "material impact" on admissions
- AMC to reduce theater capacity to 50%
- Americans are split as to whether or not cinemas should stay open
- E3 2020 cancelled
- The Batman production is put on hold
- France closes all cinemas
- Movie theaters in multiple states are closed
- New York mayor closes city's movie theaters
- L.A. mayor orders closure of theaters
- Disney+ will be on Sky under new deal
- Rumor: NBCUniversal in talks to acquire Vudu
- LG's 2020 4K and 8K OLED TVs are coming in March
- WB double-blind study shows most consumers can't tell the difference between 8K and 4K
- Weekend box office plunges to 22-year low
- Bad Boys For Life crosses $400M globally
- Update: Regal cinemas now closing all theaters until further notice
- Update: AMC Theaters now closing all US locations
- Alamo Drafthouse shuts down temporarily
- NBCUniversal will make movies available on demand immediately
- Peter Jackson's Beatles documentary tentatively set for August
- Rumor: New Dracula in the works as Universal reboots its monster franchises
- Rumor: James Wan is developing a new monster movie
- The new Batmobile is a 1970s throwback
- Scream reboot gets new directors
- Top Gun: Maverick set for theaters a few days sooner
- Antonio Banderas joins Uncharted
- Rumor: James Mangold will direct Indiana Jones 5
- New Jurassic World will be called Jurassic World: Dominion
- Creed 3 gets a new writer
- Rumor: Chris Evans in talks for Little Shop of Horrors remake
- Black Widow pulled from May 1 release date
- Netflix urged to drop all European streams to 480p


Podcast #266 - 90 Seconds of Fame
Airdate: 24 Feb 2020

- I got 90 seconds of fame for Warframe (Skip to 00:45:49)
- MovieSpree (Does anyone use this?)
- Redbox launches free and ad-supported TV service
- You can still buy DVDs and Blu-rays from places that are not Amazon
- Sonic dominates in its $70M opening
- 2020 Oscar winners
- Parasite is the first foreign film to win Best Picture
- Cats segment during the Oscars irks VFX artists
- Academy Museum of Motion Pictures opens in December 2020
- The Rhythm Section could lose $30M or more
- Birds of Prey has a disappointing $33M opening
- Little Women tops $100M domestically
- Rumor: X-Men character Rogue to be the baddie in Captain Marvel 2
- Rumor: Sam Raimi in talks to direct Doctor Strange 2
- Uncharted to start filming in a few weeks
- Chaos Walking finally gets a release date
- The Hunt for deplorables is back on
- Knives Out sequel is greenlit
- Bullitt Mustang sold for a record $3.4M at auction
- Stanley Kubrick exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image
- Obituary: Kirk Douglas dies at 103
- Lethal Weapon 5 moves forward
- Hamilton stage performance comes to theaters with original cast
- Eli Roth to direct Borderlands
- Rumor: Aladdin sequel in the works
- Rumor: Rick Moranis returns to movies for Shrunk
- Trailer: Minions: The Rise of Gru
- Universal to make a new monster musical Monster Mash
- Knives Out cinematographer wants to end the "film vs digital" debate
- The Mandalorian eschews green screen for gigantic LED walls
- Using AI to upscale 1896 film to 60 fps, 4K quality


Podcast #265 - Dolittle Did Little
Airdate: 2 Feb 2020

- Philips unveils new OLED and LCD TVs for Europe
- Sharp has new OLED TVs on the way
- Roku is coming to Brazil
- Apple will launch The Banker theatrically
- NBCU unveils Peacock launch date and prices
- Disney+ will come to Europe a week sooner
- Pre-order 3D Rarities II on (yes) 3D Blu-ray
- Rise of Skywalker unsurprisingly crosses the $1 billion mark
- Dolittle becomes the first major bomb of 2020
- Bad Boys 4 is already in the works
- China shuts down 70,000 theaters because of the coronavirus outbreak
- Rumor: Captain Marvel 2 is in the works
- Parasite will get a black-and-white release
- Kung-Fu TV series to get a movie remake
- Universal and WB join to save discs
- Disney drops the Fox name from studios
- Trailer: Guns Akimbo
- First-ever Harry Potter flagship store to open in New York
- Pixar releases latest version of RenderMan
- Studio Ghibli comes to Netflix - unless you're in the US, Canada, or Japan
- Obituary: Terry Jones
- Don't Breathe sequel gets a director
- James Bond "can be any color, but he is male"
- Rumor: Taika Waititi approached to make a Star Wars movie
- Robert Zemeckis to write and direct a live-action Pinocchio
- Captain Marvel writers to tackle a Bambi remake
- Disney movies to be adapted by Secret Cinema
- Alamo Drafthouse season pass is now available in Austin
- It's over - MoviePass and Helios & Matheson file for liquidation
- The Batman starts production
- New Transformers movies in the works
- Anaconda remake in the works
- Downton Abbey creator planning to write sequel
- Oscar Isaac to star and produce The Great Machine
- Gigi Saul Guerrero to direct 10-31
- Rumpr: Matilda the Musical coming to the big screen, but only in the UK
- Baby Yoda can be yours, but he won't be cheap
- Toy Story 3 In Real Life
- Meteorologist shows her love for Star Trek


Podcast #264 - CES 2020 and the Attack of the 8K TVs
Airdate: 14 Jan 2020

- Vizio's 2020 lineup includes their first-ever OLED
- TiVo introduces the new Stream 4K with Android TV
- LG's roll-up TV will hide when not in use, comes to North America this year
- LG's 2020 OLEDs include a 48-inch size
- TCL's new 6-series could bring OLED quality at Mini-LED price
- Sony's 2020 lineup includes OLD and 8K LED TVs
- Samsung shows off their (almost) bezel-free 8K TV
- Samsung Smart TVs will include a privacy app, but it's still your responsibility
- Roku TV adds a new "Roku TV Ready" program and international expansion
- Amazon Fire TV soundbars will get Dolby Atmos, HDMI switching, and more
- Panasonic shows off their new light-sensitive HDR TVs
- LG TV switches between curved and flat
- Samsung's Sero TV is coming to North America
- NVIDIA shows their new (pointless) 360 Hz monitors
- Alienware's concept UFO is a PC in a Nintendo Switch format
- Samsung's Odyssey G9 is a curved, 49-inch monster
- Acer is launching a monster 55-inch Predator monitor
- 2019 global box office revenue tops $42.5B
- Bong Joon-Ho asks people not to let subtitles be "a barrier"
- Joker gets the most movie Oscar nominations, but Netflix gets the most overall
- Rise of Skywalker soundtrack earns John Williams a record-breaking Oscar nomination
- Disney's global box office tops $13 billion
- Frozen 2 becomes the highest-grossing animated film ever
- Ford v Ferrari tops $200 million globally
- Jumanji: The Next Level tops $550 million globally
- Rumor: Next Star Wars films might be set in the High Republic era
- Sir Ian McKellen publishes his blog from when we was filming the LotR trilogy
- WB signs a deal for AI to help with greenlighing movies
- US consumers topping off streaming spending at $30 per month
- Disney Plus quietly makes movies disappear
- Scott Derrickson leaves Doctor Strange sequel citing "creative differences"
- Fox is open to a Firefly revival ... if it can be reinvented "for today"
- Billie Eilish will write and sing No Time To Die title track
- Trailier: The New Mutants
- Rumor: Hulk rights might have been reverted to Marvel from Universal
- Knives Out sequel already in the works
- Global digital game spending trounces movies at record $109 billion


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