Dec 242019

It’s been a while since I posted here, which is really stupid of me, but I’m going to try to change that in the new year by adding content other than podcasts. I’ve been getting more into 3D CAD and such, so this would be a good outlet for that.

I’ve seen The Rise of Skywalker and … it’s complicated.  It’s an amazing, fun, and thrilling ride; but at the same time I’m absolutely furious with the bullshit direction that J.J. Abrams took with it. It’s a great popcorn flick, but it’s an indescribably clichéd and infuriating way to end a 42-year saga. I discuss why in the podcast.

– The Rise of Skywalker actually made me angry
– Rian Johnson says catering to fans is a mistake
– The Rise of Skywalker appeals to the lowest common denominator
– FBI warns that your TV could spy on you (which I’ve already said)
– Best Buy exclusive Skywalker Saga UHD/BD collection
– Studio Ghibli titles are available for streaming purchase
– Guide to all of the changes in Disney+ Star Wars
– Playmobil dies horribly in the US
– Frozen 2 crosses the $1B+ worldwide box office
– Disney is the first studio to cross the $10B global box office mark
– IMAX has a record year at the box office
– Specialty movie Harriet crosses $40M in the US
– Movie first: Cats to get a day-one patch update
– New Planet of the Apes is in the works
– Academy looking to merge Sound Editing and Sound Mixing Oscars
– Help to save a rare Abbott and Costello independent film
– Trailer: Onward
– Obituary: Dorothy “D.C.” Fontana
– Obituary: René Auberjonois
– Obituary: Danny Aiello
– Conjuring 3 to be called The Devil Made Me Do it
– Trailer: Ghostbusters: Afterlife
– Warner dates Shazam! 2
– …and Matrix 4The Flash, and a number of others
– New Humble Bundle is meant for filmmakers
– New “immersive” theater technology debuts in the US
– Warner Bros. is remaking The Dirty Dozen
– Spike Lee to direct Hip-Hop based Prince of Cats
– Trailer: Tenet
– 2019 National Film Registry List

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– The Bald Explorer
– Richard Vobes

I hope that everyone has a Merry Christmas, and if you don’t do the whole Christmas thing I hope you have a great Wednesday!