John Berger

Yes, Microsoft is Partially To Blame For WannaCry

For decades Microsoft laid out a foundation that resulted in people looking at patching as a major burden instead of something that should be done on a regular basis. The WannaCry ransomware attack and the risks that it poses are nothing new to those of us who work in IT. Sadly, the core reason why […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #207

I figured that the cost of really large TVs was more because of the “luxury” factor, but as it turns out the prices might really be due to the laws of supply and demand. But if you’re looking for 55-65″ TV prices to drop like they have for 40-47″ TVs, you’ve got several years to […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #206

I realize that my opinions of her don’t matter at all, but I’m really fed up with Kathleen Kennedy’s blind loyalty to George Lucas. He does not own Star Wars any more. He sold the properties – lock, stock, and barrel – to Disney. The Star Wars franchise is no longer his to control. Yet because of […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #205

As much as I hate “SPOILER!” whiners, I also hate clickbait. Unfortunately, when The Last Jedi teaser released that gave web sites a huge excuse to throw up clickbait articles. Seriously, folks – install an ad browser and whitelist those sites that you support and don’t give clickbait titles, like this one and widescreen.org. Enough is […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #204

Regrettably, the “spoiler!!!” whiners are at it again. This time their anger is pointed towards Sony for the latest Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer that shows a situation where Spider-Man loses his suit. Let’s completely ignore that trailers often show material that doesn’t show up in the movie, that the trailer’s context can be completely misleading, and that […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #201

Twelve years is a long time to wait, but that’s how long it’s taken me to finally – FINALLY! – finish converting my Star Wars “faces” original trilogy laserdiscs to DVD. Even though I’m fully aware of (and already have downloaded) the vastly superior Despecialized Editions as well as the Team Negative 1 30mm scan, this […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #200

Believe it or not, I’ve actually reached show #200! Who would have thought that it’s possible with only five or six listeners! (Okay, maybe seven.) I release this on the day of some big sports thingy that’s going on because – believe it or not – there are many of us who don’t give a […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #199

Well, folks, that’s it. As far as the TV manufacturers are concerned, 3D TV is dead. Frankly, I’m not surprised. I’ve been calling people out for a few years now for what I knew would be the death knell for 3D TV. It turns out that I was right on almost every count. Everything that […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #198

F**k you, 2016. F**k. You. And good riddance. The official symbol for 2016 should be the Grim Reaper. – Our Star Wars princess and general, Carrie Fisher, has died at 60 – Hollywood legend and historian Debbie Reynolds dies at 84 – Disney legacy movies are going exclusively to Hulu – Rogue One continues to […]