The MediaFiles Podcast, Episode 030 – PTRPWNED!

Life gets a little crazy sometimes and we had to take most of the summer off, but we are back!

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In the studio this week, we welcomed a new person to the lineup, which included:

  • James
  • Tom
  • Caitlin
  • Bill
  • Ray
  • Jesse

Today, we ‘enjoyed’ the Bud Light with Lime Apple-ahh-Rita, and we discuss our experience with one of our films featued in the Rhode Island International Film Festival, everyone’s hatred of Seinfeld, the nature of spoilers and Kevin Spacey in Call of Duty (including delving into the idea of video games as legit art, etc…)

Enjoy!

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LOOTCRATE: June 2014

Caitlin Opens the CrateHere at The MediaFile, we were really excited yesterday to receive the June 2014 Loot Crate!  This month’s theme was ‘Transform’ and we were NOT disappointed!  If highly recommend signing up for these, and I want to share with you our unboxing experience.  I don’t want to spoil anything, if you haven’t gotten your yet, so check out the contents below the cut: Continue reading

Amazon Fire TV and Content Delivery

I know it’s been available for a little while now, but I wanted to take a moment to talk about Amazon Fire TV.  It’s comparable in price to other media-streaming devices at $99.  It makes itself a better value with more advanced hardware and some very strong gaming options.  More importantly, it represents a shift in the way content is going to be delivered to our television screen. Continue reading

Sugar and Spice and… ANOTHER REBOOT!

I was never actually a fan of PowerPuff Girls – sorry folks.  I was a 17-year-old dude when the show premiered.  It just wasn’t quite on my radar.  However, I am culturally aware enough to know that it’s a really highly regarded cartoon.  I recently gone back and looked at some of it.  It was clearly very well-written, and beautifully designed.  It’s also a rare sort of program that provides a very strong set of role models for girls.  So, let’s make it again! Continue reading

A New Podcast Episode about Space!

A bunch of us got together and recorded another podcast!
This week’s show was almost exclusively about the future of space travel and the technologies associated with it!
We also share some stories about our air travel experiences, and discuss the classic Narragansett Lager!
In the studio:
  • Jesse
  • Tom
  • Ryan
  • Bill
  • Patrick

Show Your Moves and 8-bit Dungeon Boss Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

A Strange Reboot: Stargate

It’s a very common practice today to ‘reboot’ a film or franchise.  It seems that many filmmakers want to either live out a childhood fantasy of working with a favorite franchise, or else they want to cash in on the audience’s nostalgia.  For instance, Ronald D. Moore saw some amazing potential in the original Battlestar Galactica series from the 1970s, and he went ahead and re-created from scratch.  His re-imagining of BSG went far above and beyond the content of the original series.  It was truly great!  But then you have something like the 1998 remake of Psycho…  Why would you even do that?!

Now, we have sort of a strange one on the way…  Stargate!  Read more below the cut to find out why this is a weird idea.

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#SixSeasonsandaMovie

Aside

Many of us were disheartened a few weeks ago when it was announced that NBC had decided not to renew Community for an additional season.

However, some rumors have come to light today that are pretty exciting!  It seems that Sony may be in talks to bring another 13-episode season of Community to Hulu.

This is really exciting!  Community was consistently a very impressively written and clever show.  Maybe too clever, since it didn’t get very high ratings, though the show’s following is very enthusiastic.  I’m going to keep this rather vague, to stay spoiler-free, but its history has been troubled, losing showrunner Dan Harmon for a season, which went rather poorly.  Then they brought him back the last season, which was clearly much stronger, but also struggled to rectify the mistakes of the previous one!

Hopefully, we’ll see the entire cast come back and we can have this series wrapped up in a much more satisfying manner.  Maybe, we’ll even get our movie…

Cool.  Cool, cool, cool.

Take a Look! It’s in a book!

ICYMI, there was some very cool news today!  Remember Reading Rainbow?  It ran from 1983 until 2006!  Through it, Levar Burton, who we all know was Geordi on Star Trek: The Next Generation, encouraged several generations of kids to read!  It worked great, because it met kids where they probably already were, the television screen, and encouraged them to seek out books.  Today’s kids might not be watching TV the same way.  We are now raising a generation of ‘digital natives’ that are perfectly comfortable on a tablet or a smartphone.  Well, Levar Burton and his team have a solution for that, find out what it is after the jump!

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