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 #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 #194

The XBOX One S and NVIDIA Shield TV will support newer audio codecs, Ultra HD TVs will be the majority of the market by 2020, Tim Miller leaves Deadpool 2 over creative differences, Assassin’s Creed gets a worldwide December 21 release date, James Gunn is NOT doing Tron 3, Aquaman will have the heart of a swashbuckler […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast 191

Sony has made one of the biggest blunders they could have possibly made by not including an UltraHD  Blu-ray player with the upcoming PlayStation 4 Pro. Considering that the significantly weaker XBox One S is cheaper and has a UHD BD player included, Sony could not have possibly made a dumber mistake. Last year, Akamai, […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #177

To hell with that idiotic football game or the inconsiderate followers of said football game who can’t resist flooding everyone’s Facebook and Twitter feeds when they should be watching the f**king game instead; and to hell with The Walking Dead, too. (Yes, I went there.) It’s DEADPOOL MONTH! Oh, right, there’s a romance-related thing this month, too. […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #172

I skipped another one. Oy. So be it. You really should be subscribing on iTunes, TuneIn, or on various Android podcast apps anyway. Just sayin’…. Anyway, Mark Hamill loves his secrets, Sony surprises the world by stopping Betamax tape production, more UHD Blu-rays are announced, lots of Furious movies are on the way, MST3K returns, I […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #169

Sony finally will release a remote for PS4, Roku announces the Roku 4, The Wire and Pan fail miserably, upcoming Batman movie could be rated R, sexism in Hollywood will be investigated, some BTTF 30th anniversary tie-ins, and more! – PlayStation 4 universal media remote is up for pre-order – Roku 4 has been announced […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #161

As much as I love film for its ubiquity, permanence (when stored properly), and overall quality, it’s not a miracle drug. One cinematographer acts like it is and then has the misfortune of bringing video games into the argument. Oh, dear. That’s a bad idea when I’m around. Now you know my rant for this […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #160

Yep. I skipped another one. I’m kind of stupid that way. Those of you who consider every, little thing about a movie you haven’t seen yet to be a “spoiler” probably won’t like this episode because I rail into that attitude pretty hard — and, yes, I talk about a scene in an unreleased movie. […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #158

Terminator Genisys has jumped the shark and the movie isn’t even out yet. I explain why in the show, but I just can’t imagine how anyone thought this new plot line was a good thing. It’s really bizarre, and I fear that the reboot is doomed before it even starts. Show notes: – A new, […]