Episode 17

Posted 04/18/2011

Back from a short break, in this episode we discuss the film projection formats used in movie theaters.

We also chat about Amazon’s Cloud Files & Cloud Player, our favorite TV shows that actually got renewed, and this week’s Movie Club pick: Time Bandits.

Our Picks of the Week

An animated short film. “Tower 37 siphons every drop of water from a once-pristine lake, that is, until the station’s steward realizes that it is slowly destroying an entire ecosystem.”

A personal wiki app for Mac OS X.

A powerful and very configurable replacement terminal app for Mac OS X.

A beautiful Google Reader desktop app for Mac OS X.

Show Notes


Film Projection Formats


Detailed Wikipedia articles on a variety of film formats, including Anamorphic 35mm, CinemaScope, 70mm, and IMAX.

Roger Ebert’s article on the initial rollout of ‘IMAX Digital’ retrofit cinemas.

LFExaminer’s article on the shrinking of IMAX screens.

Find out if the 3D movie you’re intending to see was actually shot in 3D at RealOrFake3D.com.

Roger Ebert’s blog post on the MaxiVision high-framerate film format.

James Cameron calls higher frame rate movies “The Future of Cinema”.

See the difference between various frame rates in your browser.


Amazon Cloud Files & Player



Television Renewals


The Venture Bros., Fringe, Futurama, Archer, and Torchwood have all been renewed.


Time Bandits


This was the first time any of us had seen Time Bandits. A mixed reaction from all of us, though Nathan may have liked it best, and Rich the least.


Movie Club


Our next Movie Club film will be Source Code. Check out the trailer, see it in theaters, and we’ll discuss it on next week’s show!