The episode in which I return from my day off, Wanda plans to buy one of the major Hollywood studios, the trials and tribulations of Birth of a Nation, VR finding a place in the court room, the problem with music streaming exclusives, HBO signing the first triple coverage TV deal with AT&T, Fast 8’s on set drama (and its rumored WWE end), Doug Liman leaving Marvel for DC, Fox’s X-Men franchise status quo, and my fanboy dream of the DCEU. Plus, lots of Spiderman talk, Playstation coverage, the importance of Blade, my continued championing of the return of the mystery genre, and an exploration of why 3D paved the way for VR.
The episode in which we used a hashtag in the title so we never have to talk about this again, China continues to take hold in Hollywood, Netflix crosses 75 million subscribers, HBO goes 100% streaming in Spain, Amazon and A24 buy up Sundance, Rob Cohen is making a natural disaster/heist flick, Greta Gerwig is trying the director’s chair, Labyrinth is getting a reboot, Tarantino universe tidbits, Star Wars Episode VIII moves to Christmas, Kevin Smith made a pot dispensary pilot, Judd Apatow gets another TV show, and I accidentally placed a cool Netflix sci-fi movie announcement at the end.
The episode in which the force awakens new box office records, Tarantino is pushed out of the Cinerama Dome, Dreamworks becomes Amblin Partners, Netflix streaming requires less bandwidth, Mad Max might get a black and white re-release, Terminator 2 is returning in 3D, Disneyland takes safety precautions, Sean Penn is Andrew Jackson on HBO, and Amazon renews three shows (including my darling Red Oaks).
The episode in which we publish under Creative Commons, talk about Vin Diesel’s expanding movie universes, Memento getting a remake, Figment VR, Robert Rodriguez’s film that won’t be seen until 2115, Edgar Wright trying his hand at animation, Hasbro putting My Little Pony on the big screen, Joaquin Phoenix + Casey Affleck, Top Gun 2, Max Landis getting a show on Syfy, and Amazon’s improved screenwriting tools. Plus, reviews for Edward Scissorhands, Iron Man, King Kong, Gravity, The Killing, Monster’s University, Monster’s Inc., The Little Prince, Winnebago Man, Stories We Tell, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, and Man in the High Castle.
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).