Give Me My Damn Headphone Jack

I don’t understand this move away from headphone jacks. I like Bluetooth just fine. I have two Bluetooth headphones that work perfectly and I have a number of Bluetooth keyboards that I use on various PCs.   But when it comes to Bluetooth and phones, the drawbacks still outweigh the benefits. Bluetooth headsets are always […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #214

I’m really hoping that this is the last podcast before the big Widescreen.org overhaul. It’s actually done except for one page where I’m trying to use a function that my web hosting company hasn’t updated since the Jurassic. They’ve been told about it and they’ve started to make some upgrades, but I’d like to wait […]

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 #196

I’m nowhere near as rant-y as I was in the last podcast. I’m finally finishing my 10+ year project to convert my original Star Wars laserdiscs to DVD — you know, the originals where Han shoots first, Jabba isn’t seen until Jedi, and Hayden Christensen is not the ghost of Anakin Skywalker? Yeah, those. And considering that the […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #195

I will admit that I’m a bit more rant-y in this podcast than others, but between the election, the reactions from idiots on both sides, and other things, I guess I needed to vent via my own impeccable logic and common sense. You’ll understand why the title of this particular episode is “Stupid People Doing […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #178

He’s one of the more important characters in the original Star Wars. Although his presence on-screen only lasted a few seconds, he role was arguably critical. He’s the pilot who initially refused to take Luke and Obi-wan to Alderaan but seemed to suggest the big, furry guy behind him – a fateful decision that forever altered […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #176

What the hell, 2016? What is your gripe against British entertainment legends who are at or near 69 years old? Did England wrong you in a previous year or something? Knock it off! [EDIT: Only a few hours after posting this, we learned that Glenn Frey, guitarist and founding member of The Eagles has died. This […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #170

I haven’t had a rant like this in a long time, but Pepsi totally, utterly, and completely botched the Pepsi Perfect promo. Frankly, Pepsi should be absolutely ashamed of themselves and whoever was in charge of that campaign should be reprimanded or fired. Yes, I really do believe that and I explain why in the show. […]

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 […]