Oct 142017

Believe it or not, the time has finally come and the new widescreen.org has been unleashed! It’s not perfect, but it’s leaps and bounds better than what it used to be. It’s HTML5 compliant, there is no Flash requirement (or –groan– Real Player or whatever), the video segments are now all on YouTube, and audio can be played on any HTML5 compliant browser without extra plugins.

I still have some tweaks that I want to make, and I’m trying to come up with ways to add dynamic content to the site beyond the podcast; but for now I’ll definitely take this over the previous version.

You might notice also that I changed the name of the podcast. I did a lot of checking, and apparently no one has that name; so I’m taking it! And if someone decides to show up claiming “No! No! You can’t have it! That’s my podcast!” then I’ll change it to the Widescreen.org Podcast. (I’ll change the logo eventually…)

The NEW Widescreen.org is ready!
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– It sequel set for September 2019
– Fast and Furious spjn-off set for July 2019
– Death Wish reboot is pushed to March
– New Terminator sequel will ignore the last three “bad dream” films
– Tim Miller is producing a Sonic the Hedgehog live/CGI movie
– Universal puts the brakes on Bride of Frankenstein
– DC will “deemphasize” a cinematic universe to focus on individual movies
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– Weta is now offering a monthly goodie box
– Trailer: Porto (one of Anton Yelchin’s last movies)
– Trailer: Wonder Wheel
– Trailer: Justice League
– Trailer: Pacific Rim Uprising
– Trailer: Paddington 2
– Trailer: Replicas
– Trailer: Maze Runner: The Death Cure
– Trailer: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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– New Halloween is a direct sequel to the original, brings back Jamie Lee Curtis
– Lionsgate is handling the Flight of the Navigator reboot
– 30th anniversary theatrical re-release of Predator
– Clifford the Big Red Dog live/CG hybrid coming
– Behind-the-Scenes: Thor: Ragnarock
– Men In Black spinoff set for 2019
– James Cameron doubles down on Wonder Woman criticism…
– …and the original Wonder Woman tells him to stop it.
– The classic Williams Superman theme will return for Justice League…sort of
– VFX Breakdown: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
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