The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #205

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Apr 212017
 
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

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Apr 092017
 
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 […]

Apr 012017
 
When you get useless Best Buy coupons

I made this from an e-mail that I received from Best Buy today that was for 10% off just about anything… except that it excludes just about anything worth buying in the entire store. Maybe I can use it for some generic cables, but unless you need those in an emergency you should be getting […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #201

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Feb 182017
 
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

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Feb 052017
 
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

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Jan 142017
 
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

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Jan 022017
 
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

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Dec 212016
 
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 #196

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Dec 112016
 
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

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Nov 232016
 
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 […]