Archives for January 2011

EftRoU 99: i’m convinced…

Welcome back to our little blog and podcast here on the Internet. We have lots to share from just two guys getting together to and talking about everything leisurely. This week on Entertainment for the Rest of Us, Shady and I talk about a DVD, the Oscars, a motorcycle show and a feature flick.

Catchall Segment

During the catchall segment Shady and I talk about the 83rd Academy Awards nominations, or as we call them the Oscars. We mainly talk about the best picture nominations. We also talk about how we need to get to the theaters and see all these best pictures. Let us know if you have seen all 10 of the films nominated for the 83rd annual Academy Awards.

DV-Debrief Segment

Secretaiat Movie

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Shady and I were quit surprised with this week’s DV-Debrief. We went to our local Blockbusters and picked up the newly released Secretariat. If you haven’t seen this film yet you need to. It is the true story of the greatest racehorse ever (at least of this posting the best racehorse ever). It stars Diane Lave as Peggy Chenery, the owner of Secretariat. Listen in and then let us know if you agree if this is a must see movie by leaving a comment of two below.

Convince ME Segment

The Rite

New Line Cinema

Instead of a feature flick segment we thought we would try something a little different. So Shady went to the Colorado Motorcycle Show and Swap to try and convince me to go next time it is in town. See if he convinces me to go or not.

What I decided to is go see the movie The Rite, staring Anthony Hopkins and Colin O’Donoghue. This film is about an American priest who goes to Rome to attend an exorcism school and learns much, much more. Listen in and see if I convince Shady to go see this film in the theaters.

Let us know what you think of the show or if we convinced you to go see any of these films, by leaving a comment. Until next time…

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EftRoU 98a: hockey can be entertaining…

As most of you know I am a big fan of hockey and I watch the Avalanche on TV when ever I can find the time. I used to go to at least 6 games a year back in the day until it just became to cost prohibitive for me and The Moderator. We love watching hockey and find it to be a great form of entertainment.

Hockey All Star Game

2011 NHL All Star logo

So for those of you out there that are not hockey fans or have not every really watched hockey before this is my plea to say, “You got to give it a chance!” This weekend January 28-30, 2011 you can check out the All Star game on Versus, check your local listings for time and channel.

In an effort to help introduce the EftRoU audience to this years NHL All Stars I invent my friend Tapeleg from the Rink Podcast. That’s right I said Tapeleg, from www.rinkpodcast.com. Tapeleg and I record a special episode to discuss what we think of hockey as a whole as well as the new twist that the NHL has put on this year’s All Star game.

Listen in and then let us know if we made you into a hockey fan or at least curious about the game. Or if you’re already a fan let us know what you think of this years All Star game format.

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EftRoU 98 – the moderator, the new hip term for the wife…

DV-Debrief

Buried Movie

Ryan Reynolds in Lionsgate's Buried

So this week Q drops the ball (pulling a Na) and leaves the review of Buried all to Dano. We get to learn that Q lets sickness get him down and get in the way of watching, renting and reviewing this week’s DV-Debrief. Thank you Dano for being such a trooper and keeping the show alive. Buried, staring Ryan Reynolds (as Paul Conroy), is about a man who is buried with only a cell phone and a lighter. Paul is not ready to die, but when he wakes up 6 feet underground with no idea of how or why he got there, it becomes a hellish struggle for survival.

I said that I would still watch this and try to write a review for the site. So look for a link to that posted review later. When it happens I will try and put a link here so you can get to it easier.

Feature Flick

No Strings Attached

Paramount Pictures - No Strings Attached

During this weeks feature flick segment me and Dano discuss an Ivan Reitman film staring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher called No Strings Attached. No Strings Attached is about a guy and girl who try, I repeat try, to have a sexual relationship with guess what, ‘no strings attached’. We quickly learn that this does not go as well as they hoped it would. Listen in and learn why we both don’t really see this movie as a guy type of film and why there is one scene that is guy’s guy type of scene.

Other Stuff on Show

I also talk a little bit about one of our new cast members, Benn Farrell, adventure in bull riding. Go to Benn’s blog to learn more about the adventure and see the intense exercises that his buddy Kent (former Mr. Colorado) teaches him to help prepare him for the task at hand.

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A Music Review of “Strip Me” by Natasha Bedingfield

Strip Me by Natasha Bedingfield

Epic/Phonogenic Records

I will have to admit, while Natasha Bedingfield had great success with her last album and single “Pocketful of Sunshine”, I had a hard time getting into her. I had heard the song several times, but it never really hooked me or stood out. It wasn’t really until I picked up Nicki Minaj’s debut album, which she had a song with Natasha on it “Last Chance” that I really realized the amazing voice and talent that Natasha had.

I was at the CD store this weekend and decided to give Natasha’s latest release Strip Me a whirl. I figured that though I love Nicki Minaj, the song with Natasha is by far my favorite, and since I loved that song so much I may be missing out on Natasha’s own music.

I put the CD into my car and immediately I was really diggin it. Not only are the melodies very catchy and have a great hook but her lyrical writing is great and has a good positive message which makes you not only feel good, but also remember it. I have to say I was immediatley blown away, and found myself leaving the CD in my car for a few days on repeat because I couldn’t stop listening to it.

Songs like Weightless, Touch, No Mozart, and Strip Me really hit you hard. I think its the perfect mix of emotion, realistic topics, and a catchy hook that really make the songs so powerful and stand out. While Natasha may not have the most unique voice in the world, she defintely has a talent which can’t be ignored.

I ended up being so pleased that I purchased the album, and went back and bought her last album as well. It hasnt hit me as hard as this one did, but it may very well grow on me. All I know is if Natasha keeps on doing what she is, she will continue to grow in the music industry with her catchy and honest music.

If you are looking for a great CD to feel good too and reflect on your own life, I highly recommend Strip Me by Natasha Bedingfield.

I give it 4.5 out of  5 Stars….

-Warren

you may not know this, but I’m a superhero fan…

It’s that time a again. The gang at Entertainment for the Rest of Us get together to discuss music, movies and TV!

Cake CD Showroom of Compassion

Cake CD - Showroom of Compassion

On this weeks show we sit back and discuss a new CD from CAKE, Showroom of Compassion. I learn what other songs Cake is popular for like; The Distance & Short Skirt Long Jacket.

We also take on the superheros this week and learn that Mike, from EatSleepGeek.com, shares with the world that he is fan of superheros. To find out if this is true please visit that sight he writes for EatSleepGeek.com.

The Cape

David Lyons as Vince Faraday in NBC's The Cape

Green Hornet Movie

Sony Pictures - The Green Hornet

The first superhero genre of entertainment we take on is the new NBC show The Cape. Check your local listings to find out when you can see this show on Monday nights. Learn how we think this show has some legs and hope it doesn’t take it self to seriously.

The next superhero we discuss in our feature flick segment is The Green Hornet written by and starting Seth Rogen. Joining Mr. Rogen in this film are: Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, Tom Wilkinson and Christoph Waltz.

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