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 […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #197

Holy freakin’ hell, Rogue One is so-o-o-o-o good. The attention to detail is staggering; the story is plausible; the CGI work is gorgeous; the characters that were brought back from the dead (or made to look younger) are …. really not that good. I give my review for Rogue One in this episode. And, yes, I’m still going […]

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 #190

2016 is being ruthless. It’s showing absolutely no mercy. Since the first few weeks in January, 2016 has been taking away beloved and legendary entertainers. Unfortunately, that streak continues with the death of Gene Wilder. We all grew up with Willy Wonka and even those who don’t particularly like the movie know enough of it to […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #189

I’m fed up with critics almost more than I can bear. I really have no idea what those people want from movies anymore. Look at the critics vs the audience for movies like Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. The difference between what each of those groups of people want in movies is staggering, and – once again […]