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 [...]

Mar 272014
 
I Don't Care About The Oculus Rift Anymore

The news that Facebook (of all places) bought Oculus VR sent a shock wave throughout the Internet, particularly the gaming community. Condemnation, anger, ambivalence, confusion, and rage echoed around the world. The only people who seemed to be genuinely happy with this are Mark Zuckerberg, Palmer Luckey, and John Carmack. I know I’m not happy with [...]

Mar 022014
 
The Widescreen.Org Movie and Media Podcast #132

It’s time for the world’s biggest popularity contest! The Oscars have arrived and … and … pfft. Whatever. it’s the biggest of the big backslapping sessions.  Oh, and I caught a head and chest cold, so the podcast is a bit rougher than usual. The world mourns the death of Harold Ramis, Disney launches hundreds [...]

Feb 132014
 
The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #131

Even in the middle of a strong nor’easter, show #131 is out! (Hey, the power stayed on, so it’s not like I had an excuse…) My studio is still cold because the building codes officer in my new location is a self-righteous jerk, “The LEGO Movie” dominates the weekend, Netflix wants to expand through Europe [...]

Dec 242013
 
The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #129

For whatever reason, I have a really bad habit of skipping the even-numbered podcasts here. Oh, well. The end of the year brings the last show for 2013. I’m moving to a new home and studio, 105-inch TVs to be shown at CES, 4K streaming comes to Netflix next month, several new trailers are released, [...]