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 #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 #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 […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #173

WAAH! THAT’S A SPOILER! I definitely ended up being more than a bit rant-y on this one, but I’m really sick of whiners who arbitrarily claim that any particular scene in a movie trailer is a “spoiler”. If that’s true, then why the hell are these people watching the trailer in the first place? I also […]

The Widescreen.org 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. […]

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 #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 […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Postcast #144

IT’S RANT TIME! Actually, it’s not a rant as much as it’s putting an arrogant listener (or most likely a “former listener”) in his place. In other news, plasma is effectively dead, high-capacity Blu-rays in 2015 will hold UHD movies, Tivo goes Mega, HBO Go without a cable subscription is getting closer, Guardians of the Galaxy […]