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Podcast #313 - It's Piracy ... Again
Airdate: 14 May 2024

- Peacock raises prices before 2024 Olympics because of course
- Crunchyroll raises prices for two tiers
- Hisense is making a cheaper alternative to Samsung's The Frame
- Sony and Apollo Global look to purchase Paramount
- Clue TV and film adaptations in the works by Sony
- Pamela Anderson and Liam Neeson in the Naked Gun remake
- Masters of the Universe set for summer 2026 release
- Trailer: Young Woman and the Sea
- Lord of the Rings is returning to theaters
- Obituary: Bernard Hill, 79
- Obituary: Eleanor Coppola, 87
- Obituray: Roger Corman, 98
- Trailer: The Glassworker, first full-length animation from Pakistan
- New LOTR films are in the works
- 28 Years Later coming in 2025
- Poppy Valentine horror game coming to the big screen
- Rumor: Keanu Reeves to play Shadow in Sonic 3
- Terrifier 3 moved forward to October 11
- Aang: The Last Airbender and Transformers One delayed
- Toy Story 5 and Mandalorian ∧ Grogu set for 2026
- Kraven the Hunter and Karate Kid pushed back
- New R-rated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the works
- Transformers and G.I. Joe crossover announced
- Live-action comedy from Matt Stone and Trey Parker announced
- The Running Man "reimaging" in the works
- New Scary Movie in the works
- New The Blair Witch Project in the works
- Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story to hit theaters
- Monopoly movie in the works
- Five Nights at Freddy's sequel coming in 2025
- MPA chief goes on unhinged anti-piracy rant and calls on government to block web sites
- The Maze Runner reboot/remake/reimaging/something in the works
- Riddick: Furya to start production in August
- George Lucas to receive honorary Palme d'Or at Cannes
- Airbnb plans to rent X-Men mansion, Up and Purple Rain homes


Podcast #312 - He's Swinging Back
Airdate: 4 Apr 2024

- Max to crack down on password sharing
- Max launching in Europe in May
- Paramount+ ad tier to launch in Canada, Australia
- Animated The Cat In The Hat in theaters in March 2026
- Rumor: Scarlett Johansson in talks for new Jurassic World movie
- The Bad Guys 2 is set for summer 2025
- Bad Boys 4 officially titled Bad Boys 4: Ride or Die
- New Matrix movie in the works
- Craig Gillespie in talks to direct Supergirl
- Julia Garner cast as Silver Surfer
- Trailer: The Crow
- Live action Teen Titans movie is greenlit
- Venom 3 officially titled Venom: The Last Dance
- The Batman Part II delayed to 2026
- Obituary: Louis Gossett Jr., 87
- Neve Campbell returning for Scream VII
- Salem's Lot going to streaming instead of theatrical
- The Phantom Menace is getting a theatrical re-release
- All live-action Spider-Man movies are returning to theaters
- Watch Dogs movie is in the works
- This Is Spinal Tap sequel underway
- New movie based on world of Super Mario Bros. in the works
- MoviePass will test ads on platform for credits
- Freaky Friday 2 in the works
- Teaser: Beetlejuice Beetlejuice
- Superman: Legacy renamed to Superman
- Trailer: Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
- Popeye live action film is in development
- The Sims movie is in the works


Podcast #311 - In One Fell Swoop
Airdate: 29 Feb 2024

- Disney+ ready to crack down on password sharing
- Class action lawsuit against Amazon due to Prime Video ad tier
- European streamer SkyShowtime will launch an ad tier
- Comcast and Paramount Global halt talks about joining
- Rumor: WB Discovery halts merger talks with Paramount Global
- The final days of Coyote vs. Acme
- WB Discovery takes mystery $115M write-down, likely includes Coyote vs Acme
- Funimation is shutting down, and purchases are going with it
- Rumor: Sony will take over Disney's physical media production
- Walmart to buy Smart TV firm Vizio
- Forget about a Madame Web franchise
- Ferris Bueller spinoff gets a new director
- Rumor: Ridley Scott to direct Bee Gees biopic
- Naruto movie in the works
- John Wick Experience to open later this year in Las Vegas
- Sylvester Stallone is returning to Philadelphia for a new crime thriller
- Obituary: Richard Lewis, 76
- Obituary: Carl Weathers, 76
- 28 Years Later lands at Sony
- Milly Alcock to play Supergirl in James Gunn DC movies
- Tim Burton to tackle Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
- Beetlejuice sequel gets an official title
- Jim Carrey is returning for Sonic 3
- Thunderbolts and Fantastic Four shift release dates
- Moana 2 is coming in November
- Zootopia 2 releases in 2025
- Daily Ridley's Young Woman and the Sea goes for a limited theatrical release
- Dan Trachtenberg to direct new Predator movie
- Gareth Edwards to direct new Jurassic World movie
- Sony to make four Beatles movies with theatrical releases
- Bad Boys 4 moves its release date
- Rumor: Travis Knight circling new Masters of the Universe movie
- Ben Wang is the next Karate Kid
- Uncharted 2 movie is still going forward
- Ballerina delayed by a year to film additional scenes
- The Crow remake gets a new release date
- Trailer: Horizon: An American Saga
- Trailer: Despicable Me 4
- Trailer (Final): Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
- Trailer: Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2
- Trailer: A Quiet Place: Day One
- Trailer: Twisters
- Trailer: Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
- Teaser: Wicked
- Teaser: Deadpool && Wolverine
- Read the screenplay for Barbie

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Podcast #310 - CES 2024 Roundup
Airdate: 24 Jan 2024

- Sony backs down and does NOT remove Discovery content after backlash
- Walmart takes over steelbook releases with Creepshow UHD-BD
- CES: LG TVs are getting Chromecast built-in
- CES: LG's wireless OLED TVs will be available in 65-inch sizes
- CES: Transparent LG TV transforms into a fish tank
- CES: LG's DukeBox combines a tube amp and a transparent OLED display
- CES: Samsung introduces the first 8K wireless projector
- CES: Samsung's new OLED TV eliminates almost all glare
- CES: New Hisense TVs are ridiculously bright
- CES: Roku's "high end" Pro series TVs announced
- CES: TCL is bringing its 115-inch TV to North America
- CES: McIntosh offers ridiculously expensive stereo amplifier
- CES: Sonus Faber shows off its $750,000 speaker system .... because reasons
- 2023 U.S. box office passes $9 billion
- Global box office almost reached $34 billion, up 32%
- IMAX earns over $1B in 2023
- Lily Gladstone becomes the first indigenous actor to win a Golden Globe
- Miyazaki wins the Golden Globe for The Boy and the Heron
- 2024 Oscar Nominations list
- Lily Gladstone is the first indigenous actress to be nominated for Best Actress Oscar
- Martin Scorsese nominated for 10th Director Oscar
- John Williams breaks his own Oscar record as oldest person to be nominated
- Greta Gerwig's Oscar snub slammed
- Ryan Gosling disapproves of Barbie snubs
- Michael Jackson biopic to be released in April 2025
- Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire pushed forward by Sony
- Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes moved forward two weeks
- Sony dates Apple's Wolfs and Project Artemis for theatrical release in 2024
- Godzilla x Kong moves up to late March
- New Jurassic World in the works
- Rumor: Sequel to 28 Days Later is in the works
- Deadpool 3 wraps up filming
- Tron 3 officially starts filming
- Paramount announces a new Star Trek film
- Obituary: Glynis Johns, 100
- Obituary: Cindy Morgan, 69
- Obituary: Tom Wilkinson, 75
- Obituary: Norman Jewison, 97
- Rumor: Top Gun 3 in the works
- Mandalorian movie is given the green light
- Until Dawn video game movie in the works
- Bendy and the Ink Machine movie announced
- Read the screenplay for Nimona
- Marvel drops The Kang Dynasty title
- David Ayer is "done" with DC, will not pursue a Suicide Squad director's cut
- Steamboat Willie horror movies announced
- Trailer: Mickey's Mouse Trap


Podcast #309 - Goodbye to 2023
Airdate: 16 Dec 2023

- Disney will license some content to Netflix
- Paramount halves the number of movies in 2023
- Sony will delete Discovery content, including those that were paid for
- Universal ran out of UHD Blu-ray stock for Oppenheimer
- Oppenheimer steelbooks are being scalped on eBay
- Taylor Swift Eras Tour crosses $250M worldwide
- The Marvels opens to a new low for Marvel
- This Is Spinal Tap sequel starts filming in 2024
- Taika Waititi says he won't be involved with Thor 5
- Fully completed Coyote Vs. Acme scrapped for tax write-off
- WB reverses course on Coyote Vs. Acme following filmmaker backlash
- Congressman calls for federal probe against Warner Bros.
- Venom 3 pushed to November 2024
- Deadpool 3 and Captain America 4 release dates change
- Pixar movies pushed to streaming get theatrical release dates
- Teaser: Inside Out 2
- Beetlejuice 2 wraps production
- Dune: Part Two moved up two weeks
- The Fall Guy pushed to May 2024
- Prequel The First Omen to be released in April
- Saw XI set for Fall 2024
- Lionsgate announces Now You See Me 3
- Obituary: Ryan O'Neal, 82
- Obituary: Roger Kastel, 92
- Obituary: Norman Lear, 101
- Avengers: Kang Dynasty loses its director
- Frozen 3 and 4 to be made simultaneously
- Jackie Chan and Ralph Macchio to make a new Karate Kid
- Death Stranding live-action movie in the works
- Trailer: Kung Fu Panda 4
- Creed IV in the works
- Jim Carrey is not reprising Grinch role
- Trailer: Madame Web
- Thanksgiving 2 in the works
- Aardman is about to run out of their signature clay
- Screen-time C-3PO head sells for over $800,000
- Yes, a Disney character is entering public domain!!
- The National Film Registry gets Home Alone, Terminator 2, and others


Podcast #308 - Two Strikes
Airdate: 8 Nov 2023

- Discovery+ raises prices of ad-free tier
- Apple TV+ raises price to $9.99 per month
- Netflix raises prices for basic and premium plans
- AMC+ ad tier pricing unveiled
- Amazon bringing commercials to Prime Video
- Paramount+ to roll out premium and ad tiers in multiple countries
- Disney+ password sharing crackdown is starting
- Disney is buying out Comcast's share of Hulu
- The end of an era: Netflix DVD is gone
- Redbox will increase their catalog in kiosks in response
- 6,000 Doctor Who collector Blu-ray sets will be made
- Best Buy ending DVD and Blu-Ray sales in 2024
- From Digital Bits: Hollywood Can Reap the Rewards of Physical Media Again
- Killers of the Flower Moon crosses $100M globally
- SAG-AFTRA responds to latest studio offer
- WGA and AMPTP reach tentative agreement
- Legend of Zelda movie in the works
- Disney pushes Snow White and Elio back
- 20th anniversary Elf celebrations in NYC
- Beyonce Renaissance World Tour sets Dec 1 theatrical release date
- Obituary: Michael Gambon, 82
- Obituary: Burt Young, 83
- Obituary: Richard Roundtree, 81
- Trailer: Monty Python and the Holy Grail re-release
- Mission Impossible pushed to 2025
- Paddington in Peru come to the UK in late 2024
- Smile 2 to be released in Oct 2024
- Terrifer 3 sets Oct 2024 release date
- PAW Patrol 3 in the works
- Netflix reopens Egyptian Theatre
- Star Trek 4 is supposedly still in the works
- Teaser: Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
- Horizon: An American Saga to be split into two movies
- The Toxic Avenger first peek
- The Robin Hood tree has been felled
- C-3PO head expected to sell for $1.22M
- "Lost" X-Wing model sells for $3.1M
- The SAG-AFTRA strike is over as a tentative deal is reached
- Disney+/Hulu integration set for December
- AMC to push harder into concert films


Podcast #307 - What Was Lost
Airdate: 22 Sep 2023

- Disney raising ad-free Disney+ prices; expands w/ ads to UK, Canada, and Europe
- Disney will start cracking down on password sharing
- More Chinese Android TV boxes found with botnet software
- Apple TV+ Godzilla series reportedly partially filmed in 3D
- Magnetic3D's 3D TV is impressive ... and expensive
- Scarecrow, the largest independent video store in the US, makes its rentals available nationwide
- Rumor: Walmart said to be in talks with SDS over Blu-ray, DVD business
- Disney to release a 100-film/118 disc Disney animated film collection
- Summer box office set to hit $4 billion
- Stop Making Sense becomes the biggest IMAX live event screening ever
- Los Angeles sees movie theater resurgence
- Netflix to reopen NYC's Paris movie theater after upgrade
- Taylor Swift bypasses studios to release The Eras Tour concert movie direct to theaters
- The Exorcist: Believer moves to avoid Taylor Swift
- The Marsh King's Daughter also moves to avoid Swifties
- Sony pushes Dumb Money to avoid Swift concert
- Dune: Part Two release date delayed due to SAG-AFTRA strike
- Hollywood claims that star unavailability is impacting movie profits
- Original The Hunger Games returns to theaters in October
- Warrior Nun set to return as a movie trilogy
- Killers of the Flower Moon will go worldwide theatrically in October
- Lando is no longer a series, becoming a theatrical movie
- Hit video game Stray to become a movie at Annapurna Animation
- Lost X-Wing model, missing for decades, is going up for auction after discovery


Podcast #306 - 11 Miles Long
Airdate: 8 August 2023

- Paramount+ is the latest to remove shows from service
- Over-the-air DRM defended by the team behind it ... and it's a ridiculous explanation
- Netflix removes "Basic" ad-free plan
- NASA Plus is coming soon
- Telly starts shipping free TVs with strict TOS and $1,000 fee
- July domestic box office pulls in $1.37B
- Barbie opening weekend breaks records
- Barbie and Oppenheimer opening weekend brings in $500M globally
- Elemental crosses $400M globally
- Barbie has no sequel in sight
- Blue Beetle is in the DCU
- Gal Gadot is developing Wonder Woman 3
- Academy approves big change to Best Picture eligibility
- Obituary: Alan Arkin, 89
- Obituary: Julian Sands, 65
- Obituary: Paul Reubens, 70
- Obituary: William Friedkin, 87
- Cineworld emerges from Chapter 11
- Chadwick Boseman to receive a posthumous star on Walk of Fame
- George A. Romero's final movie Twilight of the Dead moving ahead
- Trailer: Wonka
- AMC Theaters drops variable pricing plan
- Release dates for Dirty Dancing sequel and others moved
- Sony changes release dates for Spider-Verse, Kraven, and others
- Borderlands heads to theaters in summer 2024
- Oppenheimer extends 70mm IMAX run
- Oppenheimer required new IMAX lenses that didn't exist before
- Oppenheimer 70mm prints are 11 miles long and weight 600 pounds
- You can now drink a pint in Banshees of Inisherin pub set
- Where Hollywood Printed Props Are Made


Podcast #305 - That's Not Falkor
Airdate: 22 June 2023

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- Disney discloses $1.5B in markdowns to not have to pay residuals
- Amazon is planning an ad-supported tier
- Chinese Android TV boxes are loaded with malware
- Netflix threatens to pull shows from the UK due to new regulations
- Netflix begins password-sharing crackdown
- Paramount+ With Showtime confirms rebrand
- Fast & Furious franchise crosses $7B globally
- John Wick franchise crosses $1B globally
- Hollywood actors strike can impact a great deal of movie-related events
- Thunderbolts paused due to writers strike
- Disney releases a number of date changes and announcements
- Avatar 5 gets a 2031 release date -- yes, seriously
- Sony holds 2024 and 2025 dates for Spider-Man related movies
- Marvel to skip Hall H at SDCC 2023
- Rumor: WB Discovery in talks to license HBO series to Netflix
- Spielberg, Scorsese, and Anderson have meeting with WBD over Turner Classic Movies
- Wicked: Part Two moves up to Thanksgiving 2025
- Batman: Brave and the Bold gets a director
- Rumor: Legend of Zelda being adapted for the big screen
- There's no Zelda movie according to Illumination chief
- Trailer: Wonderwell
- Carrier Fisher's last movie Wonderwell is getting a limited release
- New Leprechaun movie in the works
- Here come the Cocaine Bear copycats: Crackcoon
- Obituary: Treat Williams, 71
- Obituary: Tina Turner, 83
- Obituary: Glenda Jackson, 87
- Teaser: Elio
- The next Blender movie announced
- Miyazaki's final Studio Ghibli film is marketed with a single poster
- Point-of-view video of threading and running and IMAX movie
- Cineworld expects to emerge from bankruptcy in July
- MoviePass relaunches nationwide
- Rumor: Dyawne Johnson returning for a new Fast movie
- That big Falkor head that went viral is not the real thing


Podcast #304 - No More Red Envelopes
Airdate: 18 May 2023

- Netflix is cracking down on paid password sharing
- AMC+ with ads is coming
- Disney+ removing more content
- End of the red envelopes: Netflix is shutting down its DVD-by-mail business
- Redbox is looking to buy Netflix's DVD business
- Founder of PlutoTV thinks that the era of free TVs is here
- Super Mario Bros. crosses $1B globally
- Freaky Friday sequel in the works
- There is no better edit of Rogue One, says Tony Gilroy
- Willem Dafoe joins Beetlejuice 2 cast
- Ta-Nehisi Coates' Superman movie can be part of "Elseworlds" branch
- Chicken Run sequel in the works; new image released
- Rumor: Dodgeball sequel in the works
- Another Street Fighter movie is in the works
- Transformers One cast and details revealed
- Trailer: Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
- Avatar The Last Airbender movie coming in October 2025
- David Zaslav says there will be no direct-to-streaming movies
- Ghostbusters sequel returning to NYC
- Kraven the Hunter will be Sony's first R-rated Marvel movie
- Sony launches CinemaCon with Bad Boys 4, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
- Disney removes dozens of series from Disney+ and Hulu including Willow
- Brianna Hildebrand and Shioli Kutsuna to return for Deadpool 3
- Schwarzenegger returns in Breakout
- Stallone returns for Cliffhanger sequel
- Killers of the Flower Moon locked in at 3 hours, 26 minutes
- Babylon 5 animated movie is coming
- Raiders of the Lost Ark to get a limited theatrical re-release
- Trailer: Dune: Part Two
- Obituary: Harry Belefonte, 96
- Rumor: Eddie Murphy might make a new Pink Panther movie
- Trailer: The Flash
- James Gunn made 600 versions of GotG 3 for various types of cinemas
- Teaser: A Haunting in Venice
- Teaser: Wish
- Trailer: Meg 2: The Trench
- Trailer: Haunted Mansion
- 11th Fast movie to be directed by Louis Leterrier
- Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey sequel secures global deals
- Bambi slasher adaptation also sells wide
- Harrison Ford gets honorary Cannes Palm D'Or


Podcast #303 - Recovery Mode
Airdate: 15 Apr 2023

- Google now has over 800 free TV channels on Google TV
- HBO Max is rebranded to just Max
- Disney+ ad-supported tier finally available on Roku
- YouTube TV price jumps to $73
- Sony's new 3D display does not require glasses
- Super Mario Bros opens to a massive $375M globally
- Super Mario Bros tops $500M and becomes the highest grossing release of 2023 so far
- The biggest box office bombs of 2022
- Trailer: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse
- Paddington in Peru to begin filming in July
- Fantastic Four gets a new writer
- John Wick spinoff Ballerina to be released in Summer 2024
- Obituary: Lance Reddick
- Dreamworks' 3D rendering software Moonray is now open source
- The Room to be remade in green screen for charity
- James Gunn will direct his Superman: Legacy
- A24 to re-release Stop Making Sense after 4K restore
- Return to Silent Hill to begin filming next month
- Rumor: Apple plans a $1B theatrical push for its movies
- Apple sets Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon for fall theatrical release
- Five Nights At Freddy's goes day and date theatrical and Peacock
- Warner shifts multiple release dates
- Trailer: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
- New Star Wars movies in the works
- Teaser: The Marvels
- Shrek 5 teased by Illumination
- Cineworld/Regal reach agreement to exit Chapter 11
- Jon M. Chu to direct Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Morena Baccarin and Stefan Kapicic to return for Deadpool 3
- Trailer: Blue Beetle
- Live-action Moana is in the works
- Apple and Sony set Thanksgiving for Napoleon
- Trailer: Elemental
- Carl's Date, Pixar's Up short film, will show before Elemental
- Sealed Rocky VHS trilogy sells for over $50K


Podcast #302 - Oscars Roundup
Airdate: 15 Mar 2023

- Paramount+ subscription rates are increasing
- LG announces prices and availability of 2023 OLED TVs
- Walmart is coming out with a new Chromecast competitor
- Avatar: The Way of Water gets a streaming release
- Disney releases dozens of discs for its 100th anniversary
- Superman: 5-Film Collection coming to Ultra HD in April
- Puss In Boost: The Last Wish crosses $400M globally
- Creed III becomes the first sports-related movie to cross $100M on opening weekend
- Ant Man 3 suffers huge 69.7% drop in second weekend
- Everything Everywhere All At Once is most-awarded movie ever
- Oscar scorecard
- Complete list of Oscar 2023 winners and nominees
- Michelle Yeoh is first Asian Best Actress winner
- Ruth E. Carter makes history with Best Costume Design win
- Oscar snubs
- TMNT movie cast unveiled
- Kevin Feige gives an update on Star Wars
- Bob Iger says they're being "very careful" of Star Wars movie development
- Hellboy: The Crooked Man details released
- Bad projection is ruining the movie experience
- Alec Baldwin no longer facing 5 years in prison
- Obituary: Chaim Topol, 87
- Obituary: Raquel Welch, 82
- Obituary: Tom Sizemore, 61
- Obituary: Walter Mirisch, 101
- Rumor: Quentin Tarantino prepares his final film
- Trailer: The Flash
- Tom Holland to star in movie about Fred Astaire
- Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 to release in September
- Live-action How To Train Your Dragon is in the works
- The Marvels pushed out of the summer
- Super Mario Bros. movie opens a few days earlier
- Wicked movie bumped up a month
- Spider-Man 4 is in the works with Tom Holland
- Rumor: Jenny Ortega is circling Beetlejuice 2
- New LOTR movies are in the works
- Sales at the last Blockbuster surge after viral ad


Podcast #301 - Crackdowns Begin
Airdate: 11 Feb 2023

- Netflix begins cracking down on password sharing in new markets
- Netflix is open to a free, ad-supported tier
- Plex now has more streaming users than server users
- Bond movies shift from Amazon Prime to MGM+
- Avatar 2 now at number 3 box office of all time
- Over $1 billion of Avatar 2's box office has been from 3D showings
- Puss In Boots: The Last Wish crosses $300M
- AMC Theatres unveils plans to charge different prices based on seating
- Elijah Wood blasts AMC's new seat pricing
- Rumor: I Know What You Did Last Summer sequel in the works
- Gladiator sequel set for Thanksgiving 2024
- Frozen, Toy Story, Zootopia sequels are in the works
- Constantine sequel still planned in DC reworks
- Tron 3 moving ahead with Jared Leto
- M3GAN sequel set for 2025
- Regal parent Cineworld has plans to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy
- Metallica to debut new album theatrically
- New Tomb Raider film in the works
- Trailer: The Boogeyman
- Children of the Corn remake hitting theaters March 8
- Fantastic Four starts filming in early 2024
- Complete list of Oscar 2023 Nominations
- Female directors shut out again
- Ireland earns first International Feature nomination for The Quiet Girl
- Angela Basset earns first MCU Oscar nomination for acting
- Michelle Yeoh becomes the first self-identified Asian Best Actress nominee
- Madonna biopic is dead
- Amazon to release Ben Affleck/Matt Damon Air theatrically
- Michael Jackson biopic in the works
- Michael Jackson's nephew to portray him in biopic
- Trailer: Shazam: Fury of the Gods
- Will Smith and Martin Lawrence to return for fourth Bad Boys
- Trailer: Fast X
- De-aged Harrison Ford is actual, old footage
- Batman II and Superman: Legacy get release dates
- DC says they "didn't fire" Henry Cavill and discuss fate of other DC actors
- Charges filed against Alec Baldwin and armorer for Rust shooting
- Bambi is getting a horror movie


Podcast #300 - CES 2023 Roundup
Airdate: 15 Jan 2023

- Sony TVs are a no-show at CES
- QD-OLED TV sets looking to be even brighter
- LG announces a new wireless OLED TV
- Displace shows a TV that sticks to almost any wall or window
- Samba TV and TCL announce a new, disturbing partnership
- Roku to launch its own TV line
- Sharp to enter U.S. market with Roku "OLED Reference Design" TVs
- Samsung upgrades their Freestyle projector
- Samsung unveils 8K short-throw projector, The Premiere
- Samsung announces new OLED TV models
- Vestel to launch first "Powered by TiVO" TVs in Europe
- Leica launches its first 4K laser UST projector
- Samsung shrinks its microLED TV down to 76 inches
- Hisense mini-LED TVs drop to less than $500
- JBL Bar 1300 has 15 audio channels
- Samsung unveils its new soundbar lineup
- TCL CSOT show of its latest displays, including glasses-free 3D
- Asus launches a glasses-free 3D laptop
- AWOL Vision Vanish is a disappearing 120" laser TV - and it supports 3D
- Scented home theater platform debuts at CES
- Magnetar's Blu-ray player supports just about everything except HD-DVD
- Audio-Technica to re-release its Sound Burger turntable
- HBO Max removes 256 Looney Tunes cartoons...
- ...then raises prices
- Avatar 2 crosses $1.9B globally
- M3GAN sequel apparently in development
- Disney dominates 2022 with $4.9B at the global box office
- New Superman is in the works without Henry Cavill
- Henry Cavill moves on to Warhammer 40K
- Black Adam is not part of DC's new rework
- Rumor: Donald Glover to star in and produce movie based on Hypno-Hustler
- God of War series is a go at Amazon
- Trailer: History of the World Part II coming to Hulu
- New iteration of MoviePass expands to nine cities
- Twister sequel set for summer 2024
- Behind-the-scenes look at huge stunt in upcoming Mission Impossible
- Judge rules that deceptive movie trailers can trigger lawsuits
- Trailer: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
- Rumor: Passion of the Christ sequel to start shooting in mid-2023
- Assassin's Creed series loses its showrunner
- Read the screenplay for The Batman
- Winnie-the-Pooh prequel in the works
- The Wandering Earth 2 to ghet a limited North American release
- Tim Miller tackles Borderlands reshoots
- List of Golden Globes winners
- When Harry Met Sally, Hairspray among list to enter National Film Registry
- Watch Ke Huy Quan's heartfelt speech for Golden Globes win


Podcast #299 - Another Ending
Airdate: 13 Dec 2022

- Disney+ launches ad-supported subscription option
- Sling TV gets a price hike
- Netflix is cracking down on password sharing next year
- Missing In Action series coming to Blu-ray after almost 40 years
- Disney's Strange World is get to lose almost $150 million
- Halloween Ends crosses $100M globally
- Trailer: The Super Mario Bros. Movie
- The Flash moves up a week
- Trailer: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
- Rumor: Keanu Reeves in talks to join John Wick spinoff Ballerina
- Shawn Levy promises that Deadpool 3 will still be gritty and R-rated
- Rumor: Shawn Levy in talks to direct a Star Wars movie
- Dates set for Spongebob and Aang Avatar movies
- Christopher Nolan uses the first-ever black-and-white IMAX film
- Spielberg says that streaming companies threw filmmaker friends "under the bus"
- Obituary: Kevin Conroy, 66
- Obituary: Irene Cara, 63
- Obituary: Kirstie Alley, 71
- Female-led Pirates of the Caribbean is dead
- New Singaporean tech could bring cinema-quality sound or outdoor venues
- Michelle Yeoh joins Wicked
- New Princess Diaries movie in the works
- Trailer: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
- Trailer: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3
- Rumor: Massive shake-up at DC results in Wonder Woman 3 being cancelled
- James Gunn (somewhat) clarifies new DC plan
- Patty Jenkins gives update on Wonder Woman 3 and Rogue Squadron
- Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel get its director
- Teaser: Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
- ToeJam & Earl movie in the works
- Anime hit Suzume gets U.S. theatrical date
- Shin Ultraman coming to U.S. in January in both subbed and dubbed formats


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


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