The 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 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 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 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 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 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 […]

How to add forced subtitles to Blu-ray .mkv files

(I write this article in total defiance of the idiots at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) as well as Advanced Access Content System (AACS LA) for shutting down SlySoft, the makers of DVD and Blu-ray ripper AnyDVD HD, which as usual has been accused of being a pirating tool regardless of its beneficial […]

The 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 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 #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. […]