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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


Podcast #282 - Dog Days
Airdate: 27 Jun 2021

- Roku matches Walmart's $30 streaming stick price
- TCL Roku TVs coming to the UK
- Tivo streaming stick drops to $30, moves to Target
- Atari VCS is now on sale
- Labyrinth is coming to Ultra HD Blu-ray
- Godzilla vs Kong crosses $100M domestically
- Conjuring 3 and Cruella cross $100M globally
- F9 crosses $200M in China
- Tarantino's New Beverly Cinema opens up
- Pacific Theaters files for Chapter 7 (liquidation) bankruptcy
- New WB/Discovery merger to be called Warner Bros. Discovery
- Blacula reboot in the works
- Doctor Strange sequel to lean heavily into horror
- Hotel Transylvania: Transformania moves to autumn
- Next Transformers movie will tackle the Beast Wars
- Trailer: The Suicide Squad
- Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania begins production
- Indiana Jones 5 has begun filming
- Black Widow has an aspect ratio problem
- Rumor: Rogue Squadron gets a writer
- Trailer: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
- Dune, Many Saint of Newark, and others get date changes
- New Lord of the Rings anime is in the works and coming to theaters
- Netflix Masters of the Universe seems to have proportion issues
- Trailer: Halloween Kills
- Stephen King's Christine is getting a remake
- CinemaCon returns to Las Vegas
- Julia Davis and Elija Wood join Toxic Avenger reboot
- Kevin Bacon gets to be the villain in Toxic Avenger
- Obituary: Ned Beatty
- David F. Sandberg releases photo of Shazam superheroes
- Trailer: Free Guy
- Rumor: Cruella sequel in the works
- Star Trek (TOS) Enterprise by Playmobil is a massive 42 inches (106 cm) long


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

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