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Two Cents 045: Come Cast a Line

 

The episode in which Citizen Kane turns 75, Comcast acquires Dreamworks Animation, Warner Bros invests in China, Turner is joining the streaming game with Filmstruck, Fox isn’t doing a panel at Comic Con, Netflix believes in The Punisher, The Flash movie has lost its director, Snapchat is covering the Olympics and trying to making voting hip, Apple posts their first loss in 13 years, and a Michigan cop becomes an internet of things creeper. Plus, we talk Nintendo’s confusing business practices, Disney bets on Nokia for VR, Terrence Malick has another movie coming out this year, and Jamie Foxx might be in an R-rated muppet whodunit.

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Two Cents 040: Ounces to Freedom

The episode in which not only Batman v Superman upset the critics, but DC is Rebirth-ing their comics again, Hollywood might boycott Georgia, Midnight Rider’s director has been let out of jail, Steve talks about MoviePass, Hulk Hogan/Erin Andrews and the future of The First Amendment, and a man was arrested over Freddy Got Fingered. Plus, Pornhub and Hulu have gone VR, Vizio has reinvented the smart TV, we dream up the ultimate digital movie watching experience, Taylor Kitsch is now a writer/director, the two sides of black movies, and some TV stuff you probably won’t listen long enough to hear.

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Two Cents 038: Sister, Sister

The week in which Nahneen Kula put out her first album, Steven is way too excited about Daredevil, The Wachowski Siblings are both transwomen now, The Russo Brothers are making a Chinese studio, Kevin Spacey leaves Relativity, Paramount drops The Little Prince, Amazon is adopting Hollywood norms, and the industry might be moving into the living room, while Ang Lee is set to debut his technical marvel (4K/3D/120FPS/HDR). Plus, Rio 2016 is going 8K, TV in VR, Amazon is becoming the new HSN, Harry Styles starring in the next Christopher Nolan flick, filmmaker relationships with the streaming giants, reactions to the new Spidey and Gordon, Where’s Waldo, Nick Cage, and Damien Chazelle’s musical getting an awards release.

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Two Cents 035: You Should Mullet Over

The episode in which I share a fun exchange on the Sunset Strip, China’s stake in Universal is explained, Fandango buys Rotten Tomatoes and Flixster, The Academy is suing the company that makes the gift bags for nominees, the final physical medium might have been invented, and Apple being pressured by U.S. Government to create a backdoor in iOS. Plus, LG is joining Samsung in the mobile VR camera/headset game, two sports stalwarts sign up, we discuss when its language will be created, Amazon doubles down on Woody Allen, a bunch of news on sequels, I fear studios make black movie news in February because its Black History Month, and we talk about the mystery of J.J. Abrams projects.

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Two Cents 034: Phone Hom’

The episode in which Steve didn’t have internet so we record over the telephone, Deadpool is getting a sequel, Johnny Depp is the new Invisible Man, Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo went live, Apple is joining the original programming game, all of Netflix’s content is stored on Amazon servers, Syfy is making a show that will be told in part through VR, Warner Bros shouting girl power with their DC Super Hero Girls, more calendar dates, Transformers news, EuropaCorp buys the next James Ponsoldt film, James Franco is forever busy (again), and Amblin Partners first film might have its talent already. Plus we talk Amy Schumer, Lionsgate bringing Saw back, Kevin Smith getting another TV show, and torrent streaming.

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Two Cents 032: Down with FCC, Yeah You Know Me

Jan 31 2016 – The episode in which hype builds for The Birth of A Nation, The Academy’s possible move to digital screeners, Hamilton is coming to Los Angeles, ILM’s X LAB Holo-Cinema, Star Wars Episode IX is shooting on film, Fox making domestic noir/murder mystery projects, Kathryn Bigelow re-teaming with Mark Boal, Meg Ryan moving to the director’s chair, Taika Watiti/the future of Marvel, the Blade Runner sequel, more Sundance acquisitions, Apple joining the VR game (and Google taking a bigger leap), the secret mobile ticketing arms race, Hulu becoming a hipster heaven, global competitors to Netflix, the white Michael Jackson roadtrip TV movie, and the CW airing eSports in primetime.

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Two Cents 030: Netflix, Chill.

The episode in which Ziggy Stardust and Hans Gruber are no longer with us, The Rams move back to LA, Ready Player One has an open casting call, Apple is rumored to be killing the headphone jack, China acquires Legendary, Netflix makes too many moves to type out, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Ryan Coogler helming Black Panther, Infinity War having 67 characters, DC making a WWI Wonder Woman movie, Disney’s shortlist for Young Han Solo, J-Law backlash, the Jumanji remake’s rushed production, Ava DuVernay moving to TV, 24 getting a reboot, and Hugh Hefner getting a docuseries.

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Two Cents 017: Get Down With The Sickness

The episode in which I delay going to the emergency room to record a show about the final Star Wars trailer, The Hateful Eight being longer on 70mm, Jennifer Lawrence’s essay about the pay wage gap, HBO’s show about feminism in the 60s, a Die Hard “pre-boot,” a ton of comic book adaptations on TV, War Games going interactive, and more Lego Batman news. Plus discussion about The Uninvited, To the Wonder, Red Oaks, Unfriended, The Final Girls, and It Follows.

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Two Cents 015: I Kick Ass for the Lord!

The episode in which we discuss where huge franchises are going, Steven Soderbergh’s next project having interactive narrative paths, Tarantino recording movies on VHS, Taika Waititi being tapped to direct Thor: Ragnarok, Phil Lord and Chris Miller adapting Serial, the next wave of films being transported to the small screen, planes offering “free” movie streaming, and Amazon bullying Google and Apple to support Prime Instant Video. Plus we discuss The Iron Giant, Creep, Baghead, and Peter Jackson’s Braindead (aka Dead Alive).

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Two Cents 013: ‘Tis the Season

The Emmy free episode in which we talk about the death of Silent Bob, Transformers 5 possibly getting Michael Bay back, biopics starring JGL inspired by docs, films that are personal experiences, the hits at TIFF, Pacific Rim 2, POV movies, Hollywood betting big on China, directors being hired for political reasons, Amazon’s 4K Fire TV, and I final feel like watching scary movies + baby reviews for The Visit and Project Almanac.