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 [...]

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 182014
 
Irrational's Actions Are Irrational

As a proud first-generation gamer, being someone who has been gaming since the Golden Age in the mid-1980s, hearing about problems in the gaming industry is always disheartening. The gaming industry is very competitive. A lot of good studios are spending a lot of time and money fighting for our hard-earned dollars. Many are successful [...]