Archives for March 2011

EftRoU 106: why plastic surgery…

Hello to all our faithful listeners and new listeners, we’re glad you found us. This week on Entertainment for the Rest of Us we welcome our guest, from Las Vegas, John Hawkins (aka @VegasGeek). John joins Dillon 2.0, Mike Leach, Shady the Biker and me to discuss a DVD and a new feature flick. On DVD we discuss ‘The Tourist’ and this week’s theatrical release is ‘Sucker Punch’.

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The Tourist Movie

Sony Pictures - The Tourist

Ms Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp star in ‘The Tourist‘. Mr. Depp plays Frank an American tourist visiting Italy. Angelina Jolie is Elise  a woman who crosses Frank’s path while he is traveling by rail. While making a stop in Venice, Frank pursues a potential romance with Elise only to find himself being pursued by gangsters. Other performers worth mentioning in this film are Paul Bettany and Timothy Dalton. Although Dalton does not play James Bond in this movie, but if he did it might have added to it.

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Sucker Punch Movie

Warner Bros. Pictures - Sucker Punch

This week’s feature flick is ‘Sucker Punch‘. This film was written and directed by Zack Snyder, the gentleman that directed ‘300’ and ‘Watchmen’, plus let us not forget ‘Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole’. In this movie it feels like Zach Snyder found a way to look into our minds to bring us our dreams of dragons, orcs, robots, samurai, tough fighting women with guns and fast moving planes all in one movie. This all plays out in the imagination of the character named, Baby Doll played by Emily Browning. The only real way to describe this movie is a lot happens and you just have to see it to believe it. The other main actresses and actors in this movie are Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Scott Glenn, Carla Gugino and Oscar Isaac.

Sit back and enjoy the show. Be sure to leave a comment letting us know what you think of the show or the movies. We would love to hear from you. Thanks again for listening.

For those of you who may not know John Hawkins here’s his bio: John Hawkins is a long time web developer and WordPress enthusiast. In January 2009, John gave up his job in corporate America and co-founded 9seeds.com to develop on WordPress full time. John works from home on the outskirts of Las Vegas with his wife and two teenage children.

 

QQR-Fairly Legal Summary

Welcome to another installment of Q’s Quick Reviews. In this QQR I give you a short summary of a great USA Network show called Fairly Legal.

USA Networks - Fairly Legal

USA Network's hit show Fairly Legal

This show stars Sarah Shahi as Kate Reed, Michael Trucco as Justin Patrick, Virginia Williams as Lauren Reed and Baron Vaughn as Leonardo Prince. If you are a geek at heart, just like me, you will love the Leo character. Plus there is plenty of eye candy for both both the male and female viewer. Oh yea there is good acting and some interesting stories to get into each week. If you haven’t seen Fairly Legal yet you have to check it out.

 

 

Sit back and enjoy this installment of QQR.

Q’s Quick Review of Buried and 127 Hours

Welcome to a new segment/post we’re (really me) calling “Q’s Quick Reviews” or QQR. That’s right, I will will be sharing some of my thoughts about TV shows I watch as well as movies, music, restaurants, comics, shorts, basically anything that is entertainment related and on my mind.

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QQR #1

In the first QQR I am going to share some thoughts on the DVD ‘Buried‘. A while back we reviewed this on the our weekly podcast and I didn’t do my homework. Catch episode 98 to hear what Dano thought of the film.  I am catching up and you will be able to hear my thoughts in the video below.  I also watched ‘127 Hours‘ on DVD and just had to share how similar these two movies are with each other.

Enjoy the show.

EftRoU 105: we got guests…

This week on Entertainment for the Rest of Us we got guest! That’s right, we invited Mike Spring editor of DVDSnapshot and Dano’s podcasting partner Andy, from AndyVsDano.com, so join the EftRoU crew as we do our weekly thing and review some movies. The DVD that we discuss in this week’s episode is ‘The Fighter‘ and this week’s feature flick is ‘Limitless‘. Sit back and enjoy!

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The Fighter Movie

Paramount Pictures - The Fighter

Don’t ask me why we saved ‘The Fighter‘ until it was on DVD to review it, but we did and we are glad we finally saw this Academy Award winning film. If you don’t know by now what The Fighter is about let me share that with you now. This movie takes a look at the early years of boxer “Irish” Micky Ward and his brother, Dicky Eklund, who helped him train before becoming a big time pro. The Fighter stars Mark Wahlberg as Micky Ward, Christian Bale as Dicky Eklund, Melissa Leo as Alice Ward (Micky and Dicky’s mom) and Amy Adams as Charlene Fleming (Micky’s girlfriend). If you’ve seen this movie in the theaters you need to see it again and you need to view the DVD extra’s, it’s well worth it.

Feature Flick

Limitless movie

Universal Pictures - Limitless

This week’s feature flick comes to you from Universal Pictures, titled ‘Limitless‘. This is a great film to go see in theaters, especially if you are paying matinee prices. ‘Limitless’ is about a writer named Eddie Morgan who is down ‘n’ out and gets rejected by his girlfriend, confirming his belief that he has no future. But, that all vanishes the day an old friend introduces Eddie to a designer drug that makes him super focused and more confident than ever. As a former nobody he begins to rise to the top of the financial world, but serious side-effects begin to put his meteoric rise at risk. ‘Limitless’ stars Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Abbie Cornish.

I forgot to mention that Dillon 2.0 is back. For those of you who don’t know Dillon he is our intern that really does nothing other then make an appearance on the show from time to time. It looks like his parents are going to let him come hang out with us now that he has raised in grades. We’re happy to have him back and look forward to his perspective on film, tv and music he is allowed to review.

Enjoy the show,

‘Q’

EftRoU 104: 80’s revisited…

This week we thought we would try something a little different. So, we step back in to the 80’s, a revisit if you will. Mike and I discuss some of our favorite TV shows from the 80’s . Then we take a look at a movie made in 2011 that takes place in the 80’s, ‘Take Me Home Tonight’. To round out the show we conduct a retro DV-Debrief, ‘On Crazy Summer‘.

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Do you find yourself thinking about the good ol’ days and how you loved watching TV. Don’t worry if you said ‘no’, it’s okay. Mike and I share some of the TV show’s we enjoyed watching back int he day. We also share some the shows our fans enjoyed watching. Leave us a comment and tell us what are some of your favorite TV shows from the 80’s.

Feature Flick:

Take Me Home Tonight

Relativity Media - Take Me Home Tonight

We were excited to take on this week’s feature flick, “Take Me Home Tonight“. The story of Take Me Home Tonight was written by Topher Grace, you know the guy who plays Forman on ‘That 70’s Show‘. The story he wrote, is about a guy who is not sure what he wants to do now that he has graduated from college. So before the summer is over he decides to try and get a date with his High School crush. From there all hell breaks loose, well almost all of it. Beside writing the story Topher Grace stars in this film along with, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler and Teresa Palmer. Listen in to see what we really think of this movie and to find out an interesting theory that Mike has.

Retro DV-Debrief:

One Crazy Summer Movie

Warner Bros. Pictures - One Crazy Summer

How many of you remember the movie “One Crazy Summer“? We take a little trip down memory lane and discuss this 1986 film. For those of you who don’t remember ‘One Crazy Summer‘ it stars John Cusack as Hoops McCann, Demi Moore as Cassandra Eldridge, Curtis Armstrong as Ack Ack Raymond, Bobcat Goldthwait as Egg Stork and Joel Murray as George Calamari. Hoops and his buddy George head to Nantucket for the summer after high school graduation to try and figure out what’s next in their lives. Listen in as see what we think of this blast from the past. If you are looking to rent this movie we suggest you check out  iTunes. Be sure to leave a comment and let us know what you think of ‘One Crazy Summer’. Or, Tell us what other 80’s movies we should talked about in future episodes. Or, tell us what you think of Bobcat Goldthwait in this movie, is it his best work ever?

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