The 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 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 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 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 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, […]

The Movie and Media Podcast #157

I did. I skipped another one. I’m kind of an idiot that way. NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH TUNEIN RADIO !       Show Notes: – FCC filing shows that new Roku players are forthcoming (Update since show: They’re here! More in the next show.) – Samsung’s latest flagship TV to start at $6,500 – That Michael […]

The Movie and Media Podcast #152

Lots of new products were announced at CES 2015, but one of the most exciting for me is that ultra-HD content will soon be available on Blu-ray! Yes, you’ll need a new player to read the 100 GB discs, but this is the big thing that most US households (86% according to Akamai) need to […]

The Movie and Media Podcast #151

I know, I know. I skipped another one. Hopefully this new year will bring a new need for me to get a post when a new show is done. Then again, no one sees this blog anyway, so it probably doesn’t matter. Anyway, I give what will hopefully be the only roundup of The Interview […]

Hollywood Continues To Ruin Its Own Home 3D Market

As the end of the year approaches, the annual articles continue to pop up that reflect on the past year, whether the topic is video games, movies, TV, or what have you. In the same way I decided to look up the highest box office numbers for 2014.  For just the US box office, the […]

Convert 3D Blu-ray for Roku, Google Cardboard, or Oculus Rift

One of the benefits to Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift, and similar phone-based headsets is stereoscopic 3D. As a big supporter of stereoscopic 3D, I’ve already been playing with converting my 3D Blu-rays – yes, Hollywood, I own them – to side-by-side 3D files that I can play from my Plex server through my Roku onto my 3D TV. […]