Sep 042014
 
Convert 3D Blu-ray for Roku, Google Cardboard, or Oculus Rift

One of the benefits to Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift, and similar phone-based headsets is stereoscopic 3D. As a big supporter of stereoscopic 3D, I’ve already been playing with converting my 3D Blu-rays – yes, Hollywood, I own them – to side-by-side 3D files that I can play from my Plex server through my Roku onto my 3D TV. [...]

Aug 282014
 
The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #143

Oh, yeah! There’s a lot of white powder around my studio. It’s probably not what you think it is, though. The biggest news is that the unaltered, original Star Wars trilogy is likely to be heading to Blu-ray in 2015! This is fantastic news for those of us who hold the pre-Special Editions so dearly. The [...]

Aug 152014
 
The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #142

O Captain! My Captain! rise up and hear the bells… I say goodbye to two Hollywood legends, Best Buy is about to shove UHD TV awareness in your face, Guardians and TMNT makes lots of money on their opening weekends, Babylon 5 will return, Batman V. Superman will no longer contend with Captain America 3, Martin Scorsese makes the case to keep [...]

Jul 312014
 
The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #141

Yes! I skipped another one! I admit it! Things happen. I’ve been a busy little boy lately, okay? Anyway, I’m in a really good mood during this show, but there are people out there who really need to shut the hell up. They’re making the rest of humanity look bad. You’ll understand more when you [...]

Jul 152014
 

Today, Disney/Marvel announced that the comic version of Thor will become female (for the third time). I have no problems with having a female Thor, although the move smacks of marketing and political correctness more than anything else. After all, they could just as easily have created a new IP with a new superheroine rather than, [...]

Jun 272014
 
The Widescreen.Org Movie and Media Podcast #139

I’m a bit of a Grumpy Gus in this episode.  It’s not from anything in particular, but rather the piling up of a lot of little things that are getting on my nerves.  Anyway … the SCOTUS is a bunch of techno-boobs, do you really need 4K, a writer for Star Wars: Episode 7 and 8 is found, [...]

Jun 092014
 
The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #138

Another show, another rant. This time it’s directed (again) at the clueless disc haters who have themselves convinced that physical media will go away in only two years (ignoring the fact that we won’t see the infrastructure for that to happen within our lifetimes). Otherwise, The Fault In Our Stars and the latest X-Men dominate their respective [...]

May 232014
 
The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #137

Yep. I skipped it again. I’m starting to feel like a typewriter that’s missing some keys. (You young’uns do know what a typewriter is, don’t you?) Godzilla dominates its opening weekend, Batman v Superman gets official, you can win a chance to be in the new Star Wars movie, the original trilogy might finally) be [...]

Apr 232014
 
The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #135

Hey! I didn’t skip it this time, but I really need to stop recording these shows late at night.  Netflix streams in 4K while streaming prices are expected to rise, Frozen becomes the highest grossing animated film ever, Spider-Man 2 is off to a great start overseas, the final X-Men trailer is released, Peter Laird (co-creator of [...]

Apr 052014
 
The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #134

Whoops, I think I did it again and skipped listing the previous podcast here. I blame having three kids because they do things to your mind. Anyway, Amazon enters the streaming hardware market, Captain America 2 breaks records all over, the MPAA are narrow-minded hypocrites (not that we didn’t know that already), Christopher Nolan defends film [...]