Dec 102017

Yes, it’s been a while, but it’s possible (and I do stress possible) that things will be looking up for the podcast shortly, the reason for which I explain in the show. And as much as I hate Black Friday (and I do apologize to the world for that horrible export), I actually was able to get an item that to me is incredibly valuable. Otherwise, there are lots of trailers, lots of Fox-for-sale news, and of course the expectation for The Last Jedi.

– Toshiba sells its TV and visual units to … Hisense
– Non-shocker of the year: Disney sues Redbox for selling DVD codes
– Vudu adds HDR10 to select titles and devices
– Philips releases their first Roku UHD TV for $350
– MoviePass offers an annual subscription plan for less than $8 per month
– Cinemark offers their own movie membership
– The Christopher Nolan collection will be released in Ultra HD
– Rumor: Comcat and Verizon are rumored to be after Fox
– Rumor: Sony is also interested in Fox
– Rumor: Disney is getting more assertive in trying to get Fox assets
– Paramount is launching a virtual reality movie theater
– Harry Potter UHD Blu-ray boxset has been released
– The most rented Redbox titles are … not impressive
– Justice League tops $500M globally
– WB tops $5B globally, led by Wonder Woman
– Disney also crosses the $5B global mark, led by Thor: Ragnarock
– Teaser: Deadpool’s Wet on Wet
– 21-minute Olaf’s Frozen Adventure removed from Coco after viewer complaints
– The Last Jedi has a running time of 2 hours 30 minutes
– Death on the Nile confirmed on the success of Orient Express
– Trailer: Rampage
– Teaser: Incredibles 2
– Trailer: A Wrinkle In Time
– Danny Elfman hates when reboots use different theme music
– Weinstein Company bidder promises female leadership majority
– The new Hellboy reboot will arrive in January 2019
– Michael Peña thriller Extinction pulled without explanation
– Live action Mulan puts Chinese actress Liu Yifei in the lead
– Trailer: Avengers: Infinity War
– Trailer: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
– Rumor: Quentin Tarantino apparently wants to direct an R-rated Star Trek
– Patrick Stewart would return as Picard for a Tarantino Star Trek

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  1. OMG, I found a factory sealed DIVX Disc. I should send a picture sometime. Wanted to see murder on the orient express in 70mm but TOO BAD, they only showed it for a short time before switching over to the DCP. I’ve lost interest in motion picture anyways. Jim’s always bugging me to come over and watch a movie, but I never care to arrange something.

  2. 70mm film – 2017;
    Show the film in your multiplex’s smallest auditorium, and only do it for 1.5 weeks before switching over to 1080p video.