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Podcast #298 - Quest Successful
Airdate: 8 Nov 2022

- New Doctor Who will be on Disney+
- Netflix ad-supported tier has launched
- Netflix appears to back off theatrical ambitions
- Rumor: Star Wars movie in the works by Damon Lindelof
- One Thousand And One Nights reimagining in the works at Disney
- The Joy Luck Club sequel in the works
- Rumor: Sony is working on a new Barbarella movie
- Dune: Part Two shifts to November 2023
- Amsterdam set to lose $100M
- Obituary: Angela Lansbury, 96
- Obituary: Lenny Lipton, 82
- Obituary: Robbie Coltrane, 72
- House Party remake moves to January
- Rumor: New Naked Gun with Liam Neeson in the works
- Blade paused during search for new director
- Several Marvel movies are delayed
- Henry Caveill returns as Superman
- Trailer: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
- Rumor: Venom 3 gets Kelly Marcel as director
- Rumor: Twisters set to start filming in spring
- New Godzilla coming from Toho
- Harrison Ford enters the Marvel Universe as General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross
- Trailer: Creed III
- Conjuring 4 in the works
- Trailer: Avatar: The Way of Water
- Low-budget Winnie-The-Pooh slasher to get a theatrical release
- Shelley Duvall returns to the screen in The Forest Hills
- The practical flying scenes of Top Gun: Maverick


Podcast #297 - COVID Positive
Airdate: 6 Oct 2022

Please support me in my Quest to Conquer Cancer!

(Sorry about the very late show notes. The past two weeks have been super busy.)
- Epix is renaming itself to MGM+
- Lionsgate streaming to become (you guessed it) Lionsgate+
- Disney clarifies future for Disney+ and Hulu
- Support Abbott and Costello Show, Season 2 restoration
- Star Trek: The Motion Picture is "finally complete"
- James Cameron backs up one of my reasons why 3D failed (again)
- Jurassic World Dominion crosses $1B worldwide
- As suspected, Regal parent Cinemaworld files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
- Blade loses its director
- Next Star Trek movie removed from the schedule
- Trailer: Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever
- Sony picks up the movie rights to Tarzan
- Deadpool 3 arrives in September 2024
- James Earl Jones retires as Darth Vader's voice; signs off on A.I.
- New Cloverfield movie in the works
- Final Destination 6 gets directors
- Russia boycotts 2023 Oscars
- Expect $3 Movie Ticket Day to happen again
- New American Pie movie in the works
- Rumor: Armor Wars goes from Disney+ mini series to theatrical movie
- Constantine sequel set at WB
- FNAF movie gets a director
- New take on Nosferatu in the works
- Sam Raimi to direct remake of Magic
- Beverly Hills Cop originals to reprise their roles
- Secret Babylon 5 project in the works featuring the original cast
- Obituary: Jean-Luc Godard, 91
- Obituary: Henry Silva, 95
- Obituary: Louise Fletcher, 88
- Woody Allen is retiring after his next movie
- Woody Allen is NOT retiring after his next movie
- Magic Mike sequel moves from HBO Max to theatrical release
- Orlando Bloom joins Gran Turismo
- Several new release dates and moves for Sony
- Knives Out sequel will go theatrical to 600 theaters
- Disney sets new release dates and pulls other dates
- Next Planet of the Apes movie is in the works
- Susan Sarandon says Blue Beetle will be in Spanish with subtitles
- Veteran VFX supervisor explains what happened with Scorpion King CGI


Podcast #296 - Back from the Dead
Airdate: 5 Sep 2022

- UHD TVs might get a big price drop soon
- LG touts using the screen as speakers, but it's not a new idea
- $90 million Batgirl movie had been axed and cannot be shown
- Batgirl screenings to be provided to cast and crew
- To avoid residuals, WB Discovery pulls 200 Sesame Street episodes
- In effort to purge $3B in costs, WBD loses $20B in market cap
- Price hikes for Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+
- Reset your Plex password if you haven't already
- Halloween Ends going day-and-date theatrically and on Peacock
- Universal crosses the $3B mark at the international box office
- Top Gun: Maverick crosses $1.4B mark globally
- Patton Oswalt suggests that Eternals 2 is on the way
- Rumor: Rocky spinoff Drago set for MGM
- Max Headroom series reboot in the works at AMC Networks
- WB shifts a number of release dates
- Garfield set for winter 2024
- Joker: Folie À Deux to be released in Fall 2024
- Rumor: Zazie Beetz to return for Joker
- Kung Fu Panda 4 coming in 2024
- Sonic the Hedgehog 3 coming Christmas 2024
- New Saw movie coming in 2023
- Live-action Pac-Man movie is in the works .... seriously
- Rumor: Working Girl reboot in the works
- Stahelski wants Ghosts of Tsushima to be in Japanese with a Japanese cast
- MoviePass returns from the dead
- Obituary: Anne Heche, 53
- Obituary: Wolfgang Petersen, 81
- Obituary: Olivia Newton-John, 73
- Ferris Bueller spinoff in the works ... no, not kidding
- Matt Daemon explains why they really don't make 'em like they used to
- Cineworld considers Chapter 11 Backruptcy (UPDATE: they did it)
- New Fantastic Four movie director in talks
- Star Trek movie loses its director ... to Fantastic Four
- Winnie the Pooh gets gory in public domain
- Ellen Burstyn agrees to return to The Exorcist to help new actors


Podcast #295 - Hailing Frequencies Closed
Airdate: 2 Aug 2022

- Sony is removing access to some purchased movies in Germany and Austria
- Netflix is still testing anti-password sharing
- Netflix will launch advertising tier in 2023
- Deadpool and Logan are the first R-rated movies on Disney+
- TVs are too good now
- Optimal TV viewing distance calculator
- Rise of Gru becomes the first animated pic to cross $300M (domestic) during COVID
- Ben Affleck retruning as Batman for Aquaman sequel
- SDCC: Marvel's Phase 6 includes Avengers: Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars
- SDCC: Danial Cretton to direct Kang Dynasty
- SDCC: Gamora will return in GotG 3
- SDCC: Fantastic Four arriving in fall 2024
- SDCC: Blade to be released in November 2023
- SDCC: Captain America: New World Order to be released in May 2024
- MCU Phase 6 Timeline
- John Wick 4 begins filming
- Sneak Peek: John Wick 4
- Trailer: The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
- Teaser: Wakanda Forever
- Sneak Peek: Black Adam
- Trailer: Shazam: Fury of the Gods
- Julius Onah to direct Captain America 4
- E.T. and Jaws are coming to IMAX, but Jaws is returning in 3D
- Obituary: L.Q. Jones, 94
- Obituary: James Caan, 82
- Obituary: David Warner, 80
- Obituary: Paul Sorvino, 83
- Obituary: Nichelle Nichols, 89
- Rumor: Mortal Kombat sequel moving forward
- Tomb Raider movie rights are up for grabs, sparking a frenzy
- Trailer: Dungeous & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
- Accusations of fake accounts fueled the Justice League Snyder Cut...
- ...but the math doesn't really add up to much
- Sony moves Madame Web to Fall 2023
- Production on Dune: Part 2 has begun
- Lilo & Stitch live-action hybrid finds a director
- Michael Flatley's long-delayed Blackbird gets a trailer and UK release date
- Trailer: Halloween Ends
- Jamie Lee Curtis pokes fun at Marvel and greenscreen
- Nintendo buys animation studio for TV/movie production
- Salem's Lot moved to Spring 2023
- Clerks 3 gets a release date and trailer
- Stranger Things brothers want to release a pan-and-scan version (seriously!)
- Marvel goes stupidly tone-deaf with $25M Infinity Gauntlet to let fans "connect to the brand"
- Paul Rudd proves that he's a real-life superhero


Podcast #294 - Reinventing Bond
Airdate: 2 July 2022

- Microsoft is bringing Xbox Game Pass to some smart TVs
- HDMI cables will soon be able to provide limited power to devices
- 3D Blu-ray of Treasure of the Four Crowns to be released
- 3D Blu-ray of I, The Jury to be released
- Top Gun: Maverick earns $900M globally
- Sonic The Hedgehog 2 earns $400M globally
- Fantastic Beasts 3 crashes domestically
- Jurassic World Dominion might signal a return to 3D with 25% box office
- Remastered Titanic is coming back for Valentine's Day 2023
- Deadpool 3 writer claims that Deadpool will still be Deadpool
- New Godzilla/Kong movie set for 2024
- Three Avatar: The Last Airbender movies are set
- Joker sequel gets the green light
- Rumor: Lady Gaga in talks to join Joker sequel
- Live action Hercules set at Disney
- Dirty Dancing sequel is set for 2024
- James Bond is being "reinvented"
- Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel set for December 2023
- My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 starts production
- Trailer: Black Adam
- Rumor: Thunderbolts movie gets a director
- Duke Nukem movie in the works
- Spider-Man: No Way Home - The More Fun Stuff Version comes to theaters in September
- Paddington 3 gets a director
- Paramount is making a new Smurfs movie
- Sony making a Gran Turismo movie
- Taika Waititi wants his Star Wars movie to go in new directions with new characters
- X-Wing model from original 1977 movie goes for $2.3M at auction


Podcast #293 - 3D Isn't Dead Yet
Airdate: 4 June 2022

- Bwana Devil restored and will released on 3D Blu-ray
- Spider-Man: No Way Home getting a region 2 (LOCKED!!!) 3D Blu-ray release
- Top Gun 2 sets a record $156M domestic opening
- Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness crosses $800M worldwide
- Tom Cruise refused to allow day-and-date streaming release of Top Gun 2
- Cinemark is also looking at dynamic pricing and Netflix theatrical runs
- Avatar 2 causes a new push for theatrical 3D
- Teaser: Avatar: The Way of Water
- Deadpool 3 writers claim that Deadpool will still be Deadpool
- Teaser: Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning, Part One
- Disney copyright protections are targeted as punishment for being "woke"
- The Omen prequel gets its director
- Dirty Dancing sequel announced
- Godzilla vs Kong sequel gets its first casting
- Law Abiding Citizen sequel in pre-production
- Trailer: Thor: Love and Thunder
- The Toxic Avenger gets its R rating
- Obituary: Ray Liotta, 67
- Obituary: Fred Ward, 79
- Obituary: Colin Cantwell, 90
- Trailer: Three Thousand Years of Longing
- Spinal Tap II is in the works
- Rust producers claim they will still finish the movie
- Uwe Boll plans to return to filmmaking
- The Last Voyage of the Demeter moves to late summer 2023
- Rumor: Wonder Twins movie shut down
- Indiana Jones 5 will be released in June 2023
- Horizon: Zero Dawn in early development at Netflix
- Tenet finds its way to the Playdate


Podcast #292 - Dumb TVs Wanted
Airdate: 4 May 2022

- Netflix to launch cheaper, ad-supported version
- Lionsgate will stream exclusively on Roku Channel
- Captain Obvious: Smart TV ownership rises to 76% of TV households
- Streaming viewers feel overwhelmed by too many choices
- US Netflix account owners won't have to pay for sharing - yet
- Vizio to push ads even during live TV broadcasts
- IMDb TV renamed to Freevee (not kidding)
- Sonic 2 breaks record for video game adaptations w/ $71M debut
- The Batman passes $700M at the global box office
- The Batman also has massive first week viewership on HBO Max
- AMC Theaters to install laser projectors on 3,500 US screens
- Hunger Games prequel to be released in November 2023
- Mission Impossible 7 titled Dead Reckoning - Part 1
- Marvel teases "major" 3D movie experiences are on the way
- Avatar 2 will be titled The Way of Water
- Venom 3 teased during Sony's Cinemacon reel
- Another Ghostbusters movie is in the works
- Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse footage and sequel titles revealed
- Olivia Wilde gets her own on-stage surprise at CinemaCon: child support papers
- Kevin Costner working on new western Horizon
- Rumor: Streets of Rage film in the works
- Jason Momoa to star in Minecraft movie
- The Batman sequel set; Robert Pattinson and Matt Reeves to return
- Margot Robbie's Barbie arrives in Summer 2023
- Wicked to be split into two movies
- Super Mario Bros. movie heads to April 2023
- Puss In Boots: The Last Wish moved to Christmas
- Ant-Man and The Marvels swap release dates
- Fantastic Four movie loses Jon Watts as director
- Rumor: Vin Diesel blamed for Justin Lin Fast 10 departure
- Rumor: Justin Lin had multiple issues leading up to Fast 10 departure
- Ezra Miller arrested in Hawai'i .... again
- Final Rust report shows "willful and serious" safety violations
- Will Smith banned from Oscars for a decade
- Rumor: Amazon leads the bidding on Voltron live-action film
- Paramount+ to launch in UK in June
- Bill Skarsgard to star in The Crow reboot
- Jim Carrey is "fairly serious" about retiring
- Christopher Lloyd, Rachel Leigh Cook to star in Spirit Halloween movie
- Obituary: Gilbert Gottfried dies at 67
- Star Trek: The Motion Picture restored Director's Edition hits theaters
- White Men Can't Jump reboot in the works
- Blue Sky Studios gives Scrat a proper, final farewell


Podcast #291 - Slap
Airdate: 30 Mar 2022

- Disney+ coming to South Africa and other countries
- Disney+ is getting an ad-supported version later this year
- Anastasia removal from Disney+ was not related to Russia's invasion of Ukraine
- Spider-Man: No Way Home is going to Starz first
- Netflix is testing a $2.99 fee to share accounts
- Apple pulls ability to rent, purchase, or subscribe on Android devices
- Roku update helps to make dialog easier to hear
- LG launches new 2K short-throw projectors
- Samsung announces the first new OLED TVs in a decade
- Spider-Man: No Way Home is the third movie to cross $800M domestically
- The Batman crosses $500M globally
- Will Smith could face suspension or expulsion over Oscars slap
- SAG-AFTRA condemns Will Smith slap...
- ...as does AMPAS
- Will Smith apologizes to Chris Rock
- Full list of Oscar winners
- The Batman deleted Joker scene
- Bruce Willis retires from acting due to aphasia diagnosis
- Sharon Stone to play the villain in Blue Beetle
- Live action Voltron movie ignites a bidding war
- New organization looks to save lost movies
- Paramount sets dates for Scream sequel and others
- WB moves a number of movie dates including The Flash, Aquaman, Wonka, and Shazam
- AMC is charging more for tentpole movies
- Trailer: Top Gun: Maverick
- Obituary: William Hurt
- Obituary: Alan Ladd Jr.
- Jason Momoa is the villain in Fast and Furious 10
- I Am Legend sequel in the works
- New Alien movie in the works for Hulu
- Shawn Levy in talks to direct Deadpool 3
- Rumor: Watchmen showrunner Damon Lindelof developing Star Wars movie
- Christopher Lloyd joins Mandalorian season 3
- Newly remastered 4K Star Trek: The Motion Picture premieres on First Contact Day
- Retrospective: Beauty and the Beast and its unprecedented Oscar run
- Collector's edition + vinyl of Escape from New York
- Amazon closes its $8.5B deal to acquire MGM
- Trailer: Puss In Boots: The Last Wish
- CD sales are up for the first time in 20 years
- Jamie Lee Curtis will officiate her daughter's wedding in World of Warcraft cosplay


Podcast #290 - As The World Falls Down
Airdate: 26 Feb 2022

- All Netflix-produced Marvel shows removed from Netflix
- HBO Max is launching in 15 more European markets
- Disney+ will launch in 42 more countries this summer
- Expect Disney+ prices to go up after September
- Amazon Prime prices are going up
- Sony celebrates Uncharted as a "new hit movie franchise"
- Spider-Man bests Avatar domestically
- European movie ticket sales were up by 28% in 2021
- Netflix to make film adaptation of game franchise Bioshock
- New Star Trek movie will be in the Kelvin timeline
- Rumor: New Star Trek announcement came as a surprise to its stars
- More details come out about Tarantino's Star Trek film
- A Quiet Place III to be released in 2025
- SpongeBob is getting a new theatrical film
- Seth Rogen's TMNT movie is coming in 2023
- LOTR anime movie to be released in 2024
- LOTR and The Hobbit film and gaming rights are up for sale
- Obituary: Ivan Reitman, 75
- Obituary: Douglas Trumbull, 79
- Trailer: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
- Trailer: Jurassic World Dominion
- Trailer: Nope
- Teaser: Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
- Renfield slated for 2023
- Disney's Haunted Mansion set for 2023 release
- Rumor: James Mangold will direct a Buster Keaton biopic
- Tom Holland clarifies that talks about a return as Spider-Man are simply "conversations"
- Masters of the Universe movie ends up at Netflix
- Jason Momoa in talks to join Fast and Furious 10
- New Line moving forward with Mortal Kombat sequel
- Downton Abbey sequel shifts to summer
- Despicable Me 4 set for 2024
- MoviePass cofounder is planning a relaunch for this year
- MoviePass claims to have driven up to 20% for some movies
- Trailer: Firestarter
- Multiple Smurfs movies are in the works
- Rosamund Pike to star in Rich Flu
- Sony Pictures quarterly profits surge to $1.3B
- Scream sequel moving forward
- Full list of Oscar nominations
- Oscars' live telecast meets backlash after removing categories from live show


Podcast #289 - Thank You For Being A Friend
Airdate: 28 Jan 2022

- CES: TCL gets new TV glasses
- CES: Sharp introduces new Roku TVs
- CES: TCL's new 98-inch TV is available right now
- CES: Hisense has ULED TVs that run Google TV
- CES: Hisense announces new projectors
- CES: Samsung 2022 TVs get 144 Hz and (unfortunately) an NFT marketplace
- CES: Samsung changes the home screen and announces a remote that charges by WiFi energy
- CES: Sony announces world's first QD-OLED TV to be available later this year
- CES: Sony's new OLED 4K TV supports variable refresh rates for modern consoles
- CES: Sony's PlayStation VR2 features eye tracking and 4K screens
- CES: LG announces its smallest and largest OLED TVs ever
- CES: ViewSonic announces new LED smart projectors
- CES: Anker announces a new portable 4K projector
- CES: Samsung's really small Freestyle portable projector turns your wall into a smart TV
- CES: JVC's new "entry-level" projectors support 3D .... but there's a catch
- CES: "Filmmaker Mode" goes into its next development phase
- New Alder Lake Intel CPUs cannot play UHD Blu-rays
- Netflix raises prices on all plans
- Marvel's Eternals will available on 3D Blu-ray ... in Japan
- Dune (2021) is now available on 3D Blu-ray, courtesy of Warner Archive
- Spider-Man keeps climbing up the all-time global box office list
- Matrix: Resurrections died domestically after four weeks
- The 355 struggles due to Omicron
- 2021 box office ends with $4.45 billion
- Ontario temporarily shuts down movie theaters due to Omicron
- Star Trek: Picard production paused after more than 50 test positive for COVID
- Rumor: Third season of The Mandalorian reportedly paused due to COVID
- Morbius pushed to April
- Mission Impossible 7 and 8 are delayed
- Universal postpones the U.K. release of Cyrano
- Pixar's Turning Red now pushed out of theaters to Disney+
- Daniel Radcliffe to portray Weird Al in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
- Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power announced at Amazon
- The Wrath of Khan will return to theaters for its 40th anniversary
- Rumor: Live-action The Aristocats is in the works
- Obituray: Singer and actor Meat Loaf dies at 74
- Obituary: Acting legend Sidney Poitier, first Black man to win Best Actor Oscar, dies at 94
- Obituary: Director Peter Bogdanovich dies at 82
- Obituary: TV legend Betty White dies at 99
- Trey Parker and Matt Stone team up with Kendrick Lamar and Dave Free for new comedy
- Denzel Washington is getting ready for Equalizer 3
- Screenplay available for Spider-Man: No Way Home
- Screenplay available for Dune (2021)
- Screenplay available for The House of Gucci
- Screenplay available for West Side Story (2021)
- Screenplay available for Raya and the Last Dragon
- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to resume production
- The Batman running time (without credits) is 2 hours and 47 minutes
- Wallace & Gromit are coming back
- A Christmas Story sequel is set for HBO Max
- New Battlestar Galactica movie will exist in a shared TV universe
- Ron Howard's Thirteen Lives pushed to awards season after MGM's best test scores ever
- Video game franchise Fallout to become a TV series at Amazon


Podcast #288 - 2021 Was A Hell Of A Decade
Airdate: 31 Dec 2021

- Germany is banning unvaccinated people from theater and bars
- France bans concessions (of all things) at cinemas for three weeks
- Quebec to shut down theaters due to omicron
- Denmark is shutting down theaters over omicron
- Operation Mincemeat postponed in the UK as omicron soars
- 3D: Wings of the Hawk has been restored and is on 3D Blu-ray
- 2016 Ghostbusters is left out of franchise box set
- YouTube is back on Roku
- Slovakian AVOD service Filmzie launches on U.S. Roku platform
- T-Mobile is launching is own Chromecast competitor
- Comcast again abandons plans (temporarily) to enforce data caps in the northeast
- Spider-Man: No Way Home is the top Hollywood title of 2021
- Tom Holland will remain as Spider-Man after
- Get an Uncharted movie ticket if you buy the downloadable Uncharted:Legacy of Thieves collection
- New Spider-Verse trailer teases two more movies
- Nicholas Cage to star as Dracula in Renfield
- DC comic Metal Men movie adaptation is in the works
- Shang-Chi sequel is in the works
- Steven Spielberg's The Fablemans hitting theaters at Thanksgiving
- John Wick: Chapter 4 pushed out to 2023
- Fast ∧ Furious 10 pushed back to summer 2023
- Bullet Train and Where the Crawdads Sing pushed to summer
- The Blue Beetle, Last Train to New York, and Toto set for 2023
- Dwayne Johnson refuses to work with Vin Diesel again, at least on F&F
- Obituary: Michael Nesmith - Monkee, movie producer, and godfather of the music video - dies at 78
- Alamo Drafthouse opens in Washington D.C.
- Firefly is being rebooted for Disney+
- Trailer: Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- Teaser: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
- Denis Villeneuve to adapt Rendezvous with Rama to the big screen
- Kingsman 3 starts filming in September
- New Zorro 2.0 film doesn't deserve the name Zorro
- Return of the Jedi, Richard Pryor, Stop Making Sense, and others enter the National Film Registry


Podcast #287 - Blaming The Millennials (Again)
Airdate: 24 Nov 2021

- Sadly, America's version of Eurovision is on for February
- Google is pulling YouTube from Roku
- Vizio is still spying on you and taking snapshots of anything you watch
- LG TVs now disable the "soap opera effect" for Amazon Prime video
- T-Mobile customers can get a free year of Paramount+
- Venom: Let There Be Carnage breaks the $200M domestic mark...
- ...while crossing $400M globally
- October brings in $638M domestically
- Ghostbusters: Afterlife overperforms on opening weekend with $44M
- No Time To Die becomes the biggest Hollywood title of 2021 globally
- Global box office expected to reach $21.6B in 2021
- Dune 2 unsurprisingly gets a green light
- Cinemark successfully looks to gamers and wrestling fans
- Cinemark starts to carry Netflix movies
- AMC will start selling its popcorn in retail outlets
- Ridley Scott blames millennials for poor The Last Duel performance
- Transformers and new Star Trek movie get new release dates
- Clifford the Big Red Dog is getting a sequel
- Babylon 5 is getting rebooted with J. Michael Straczynski on board
- Trolls 3 gets a release date and will be a theatrical exclusive
- PAW Patrol get a sequel
- The Matrix will be released for the first time in IMAX
- Rumor: Rogue Squadron is delayed
- Rumor: Doctor Strange sequel is undergoing significant reshoots
- Rumor: Road House is getting a reboot
- Fans increase call for anti-vaxxer Letitia Wright to be removed from Black Panther sequel
- Weta Digital VFX Tech division is sold to Unity for $1.625B
- Rust first AD admits that he didn't check the gun properly
- Disney+ does not use director Scott Derrickson's preferred aspect ratio for Doctor Strange
- Edgar Wright already has a script for Baby Driver 2
- Trailer: Morbius
- Rumor: Wicked production could be stalled again...
- ...while casting Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande for the lead roles
- Full sized Danger Mouse car sells on eBay
- Minnesota theater to show mash-up of Star Trek and It's A Wonderful Life


Podcast #286 - It's Ir-ratio-nal
Airdate: 25 Oct 2021

- HBO Max adds additional European countries
- Comcast unveils branded Hisense UHD TVs
- Shang-Chi set for 30 Nov disc release
- Celebrate Irish folklore with the Irish Folklore Trilogy including Wolfwalkers
- Hard Day's Night, Middle Earth Ultimate Collection coming to UHD
- 3D isn't dead yet - Revenge of the Shogun Women coming to 3D Blu-ray w/ anaglyph red/cyan
- DVD is still the dominant format for most disc sales
- Shangi-Chi is the first movie since the start of the pandemic to cross $200M domestically
- Halloween Kills has best horror and R-rated opening during mandemic
- Sequels to Black Panther and Indiana Jones pushed back
- Doctor Strange 2, Thor: Love and Thunder open in summer 2022
- Rust production shut down, to launch internal review after death of cinematographer
- Rust first asst. director had behavior complaints filed previously
- Rust director Joel Souza is out of the hospital
- Yet another TV series (Seinfeld) has its aspect ratio screwed up, this time by Netflix
- Trailer: The Batman
- Teaser: The Flash
- Teaser First Look: Black Adam
- Teaser First Look: Shazam 2: Fury of the Gods
- Final Trailer: Ghostbusters: Afterlife
- Trailer: Uncharted
- Trailer: Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
- Sable and other Raw Fury games to be adapted for film and TV
- Rumor: Sister Act 3
- Rumor: Hayden Chrstiansen to return as Vader/Anakin for Ahsoka series
- Christopher Nolan's next film is Oppenheimer
- Scarlett Johansson and Disney settle Black Widow lawsuit
- Russian crew beats Tom Cruise to film the first feature in space
- New cast for Rob Zombie remake of The Munsters looks amazing
- James Gunn and Charlie Kaufman tried to make a gruesome Gilligan's Island
- The Nightmare Before Christmas manga is coming to .... Cracker Barrel??


Podcast #285 - September Stuff
Airdate: 30 Sep 2021

- Amazon is building their own smart TVs
- LG's new home cinema goes up to 325-inch beast
- Samsung admits to being able to disable TVs remotely
- Vudu offers a number of 3D movies
- Hulu is raising prices by $1 per month (cue screams by people who pay $7 for a coffee every day)
- HBO Max is launching in Europe
- Middle-Earth Collector's Edition coming on Oct. 26
- Cult classic I Spit On Your Grave is getting a fully-remastered UHD BD release
- Black Widow is available on 3D Blu-ray if you're willing to pay the price
- Dune has a big debut and Shang-Chi keeps going
- Ghostbusters: Afterlife moves to Nov. 19
- Top Gun: Maverick pushed out to Memorial Day 2022
- Mad Max: Furiosa moves to Memorial Day 2024
- The Rocketeer remake is coming to Disney+
- Disney confirms Encanto, West Side Story, and others will get an exclusive theatrical window
- Clifford the Big Red Dog gets day-and-date theatrical and Paramount+ release
- Germany gets the biggest IMAX theater in the world
- Newest Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies goes to Netflix
- Super Mario Bros. animated movie gets long list of stars
- Fantastic Beasts 3 gets a title and April 2022 release date
- New Lost Boys movie is in the works
- Star Trek: Picard officially renewed (again??) for Season 3
- William Shatner's TekWar to become an adult animated series
- Trade groups tell FTC to deny Amazon/MGM merger
- Trailer: Matrix: Resurrections
- Lilly Wachowski explains why she didn't return for The Matrix: Resurrections
- Halloween Kills to be day-and-date theatrically and on Peacock
- Trailer: Steven Spielberg's West Side Story
- Laika's next stop-motion movie is Wildwood
- Another call to release the original Star Wars trilogy
- Marvel goes to court to stop copyright termination claims
- Rumor: Anthony Mackie to star as John Doe in Twisted Metal series
- Christopher Nolan's next movie goes to Universal
- Flight of the Navigator remake is in the works for Disney+

Also mentioned:
- The original Star Wars trilogy, remastered from 35mm film in 4K


Podcast #284 - Stormy Times
Airdate: 27 Aug 2021

- Netflix is getting into video games
- UHD-BD release: Universal Classics Monsters
- There is a Transformers: The Movie Ultra HD release for the US
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is coming to Ultra HD Blu-ray
- You can help to restore Robot Monster in its original 3D format
- Free Guy has a great $28.4M opening
- Jungle Cruise debuts to $110M at the box office and Disney+
- Clifford The Big Red Dog pulled due to Delta variant
- Venom sequel also delayed due to Delta variant
- Rumor: Venom sequel might be delayed to 2022
- Rumor: Hotel Transylvania 4 might go to Amazon
- Addams Family 2 moves to dual-release
- Warner says that "Theater is simply in our DNA
- WB and AMC in deal for 45-day theatrical exclusivity for 2022
- Matrix 4 officially called The Matrix Resurrections
- Sony (thankfully) renames its Spider-Man Universe name
- Teaser: Spider-Man: No Way Home
- Tom Hardy "would do anything" for a Venom and Spider-Man crossover
- Movie theaters will not oppose requiring proof of vaccination
- Clerks III is happening
- David Ayer says Suicide Squad "is not my movie"
- New Predator is female-led and will be called Skull
- Rumor: New TMNT movie gets writers
- Trailer: The Eternals
- Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over date-and-date release of Black Widow on Disney+
- Disney attempts to move Johansson lawsuit behind closed doors
- Labyrinth is back in theaters in September
- Idris Elba joins Sonic 2 as Knuckles
- My Hero Academia live-action movie gets its director
- Mission: Impossible sends a train over a cliff in Derbyshire, England
- Emma Stone returns for Cruella 2
- Anthony Mackie is Captain America for Captain America 4
- New Star Wars hotel STARTS at $6,000 per family
- One of Judy Garland's Wizard of Oz dresses is found after 40 years
- Film buff saves over 20,000 VHS tapes from the landfill

- My Twitch channel


Podcast #283 - Goodbye to the Biggest Goonie
Airdate: 22 July 2021

- If you use Audacity, do not upgrade past 3.0.2
- LG rollable OLED is a whopping $100,000
- Projectors are still a thing, and Viewsonic has released new ones
- The Atari VCS is actually pretty bad
- HBO Max rolls out to Latin America
- LG updates OLED TVs to support Dolby Vision 4K, 120 Hz gaming
- CEDIA Expo will be in person
- U.S. consumers are getting "streaming fatigue"
- The Snyder Cut of Justice League is coming to disc on 7 Sept
- 35th anniversary UHD-BD of Transformers: The Movie is coming exclusively to Zaavi
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- 3D Blu-ray still exists - Monster Hunter is coming to Germany
- First four original Star Trek movies are coming to Ultra-HD Blu-ray
- Star Trek: The Motion Picture Director's Edition is being remastered in 4K
- Amazon quietly adds a vinyl-of-the-month subscription
- Black Widow opens to pandemic record
- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever begins production
- Downton Abbey 2 pushed to spring 2022
- Rocky IV Director's Cut hits theaters in November
- First Aquaman 2 set photo teases its storyline
- Antonio Banderas is added to Indiana Jones 5
- Trailer: Clifford the Big Red Dog
- Obituary: Richard Donner
- Hugh Jackman hints at return as Wolverine
- Paddington 3 to start production in Q2 2022
- New Guys and Dolls adaptation gets Bill Condon as director
- Disney and Warner to skip San Diego Comic-Con@Home
- WandaVision director to helm mystery Star Trek movie
- How the DOnner cut of Superman II is the original Snyder Cut
- Temple of Doom fedora sells for $300K at auction
- Sealed Super Mario 64 sells for ridiculous $1.5M at auction

Also mentioned:
- PixelReboot on Twitch


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