Archives for April 2011

EftRoU 110: needs more kick-assery

It was kind of a quite week in the studio. Due to the holiday only Shady the Biker and I were hanging out in Stately EftRoU Manor, while Mike dialed in. For your listening pleasure we discuss on DVD The King’s Speech and in theaters Hanna.

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DV-Debrief:

The King's Speech

The Weinstein Company - The King's Speech

During our DV-Debrief segment of the show we talked about the award-winning, The King’s Speech. This movie is the story about King George VI of Britain impromptu ascension to the throne (after the death of his father King George V and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII) and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. Actors you will find in this movie include: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter and Guy Pearce.

Feature Flick:

Hanna

Focus Features International - Hanna

This week’s feature flick was Hanna. This movie stars Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett and Tom Hollander. It’s about a 16-year-old who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin. She is then dispatched on a mission to kill a CIA agent. While on her mission she’s tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her henchmen.

Enjoy the show. Just if case you missed it we will be taking a week off due to life. You know what they say: “Shhhhhhttuffff happens”. But in a couple of weeks we’ll be coming at you with a double dose of EftRoU. Look for that soon.

Until next time…

EftRoU 109: Mighty Mouse sniffed cocaine

In this week’s episode of EftRoU Dillon 2.0 steps it up a notch. Could it be because Cassi Perkins comes back for a second week in a row, maybe?!?!??!  Any who, this week we take on a new segment we are calling, Cartoon Character Showdown. We’re also looking at some history by reviewing and discussing Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy and our feature flick is The Conspirator.

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Cartoon Character Showdown:

Cartoon Character Showdown #1

Cartoon Character Showdown: Mighty Mouse VS Underdog

As mentioned before this is a new segment we are bringing your way, we pit cartoon character against each other and hope to find a winner. Our first bought is Mighty Mouse vs. Underdog, who will win the crown. Listen in as Q defends Underdog and Mike takes the side of Mighty Mouse. Our bought judges will be Shady the Biker and his helpful assistants Cassi and Dillon. Tell us if you think the right character won or if Shady and the kids get wrong.

Boobtube Babble:

Only in America

History Channel - Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy

Man-o-man Dillon 2.o was excited about this segment. For our boobtube babble we have a short discussion about Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy. As much as I tried to avoid it I couldn’t help but say “Get-r-done”. This relatively new show to the History Channel is about Larry the Cable Guy going around the United States meeting everyday people and sharing stories that you can only find in America. Learn more about why Larry wanted to do this show by checking out the show history. Listen to the crew shares some of their favorite moments, like when Larry rides with the Hells Angles, visits NASA, wrangles some alligators and much, much more.

 

Feature Flick:

Movie the Conspirator

American Film Company - The Conspirator

Keeping with our history type theme the feature flick we discuss is The Conspirator. This great film is directed by Mr. Robert Redford and it’s about the seven men and the lone woman (Mary Surratt) who are charged with conspiring to kill the President (Abraham Lincoln), Vice President, and Secretary of State. Against the ominous back-drop of post-Civil War Washington, newly-minted lawyer, Frederick Aiken (played by James McAvoy) , a Union war-hero, reluctantly agrees to defend Surratt (played by Robin Wright Penn) before a military tribunal. Aiken quickly realizes his client may be innocent. As the nation turns against her, Surratt is forced to rely on Aiken to uncover the truth and save her life. Other fine performances in this film include Justin Long as Nicholas Baker, Tom Wilkinson as Reverdy Johnson and Kevin Kline as Edwin Stanton.

Thank you once again for hanging out with us, we really do appreciate your time. If you are new to the show be sure to come back a visit us more often. Oh, by the way, did you learn anything from seeing this week’s movie? If so, or not, let us know by leaving a comment.

Until next time,
‘Q’

QQR – Food Revolution…

Once again I have decided to put myself in front of the cameras to bring all our fans a QQR. This time I decided to talk about season 2 of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.

Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

This is a show about the Naked Chef trying to change what schools serve. He feels school’s are not serving healthy foods to our kids. And he is right, they aren’t!

Check out what I have to say in this little show summary of episode one. I think it’s going to be a tough season for Jamie. I can’t wait to see what he does with the fast food place as well as with the schools. It’s going to be a lot of fun. If all goes well I and like this years season I will be posting a few QQR’s about Food Revolution.

Enjoy!

Until next time,
‘Q’

Are You Ready For A 3rd Excellent Adventure?

According to Keanu Reeves, it’s time to get ready for more of the Wyld Stallyns. You remember…Bill S. Preston, Esq., and “Ted” Theodore Logan. Excellent!

Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves told MTV that “Bill and Ted 3” is about “six weeks away”. What he means by this is that the first draft of a legitimate script for the new movie is almost done. This is great news.

Remember how we were all left hanging? No? Well here’s where it left off. The Wyld Stallyns were going to—or did—write a song that saved the world, but that hasn’t happened. Reeves hinted that the band has now become quite obsessed with writing this song, and since all of Bill’s and Ted’s joint adventures involved time travel, the pair is going to have to go back in time to fix this.

The franchise has also enjoyed success off the silver screen with two TV spinoffs. The first, a cartoon titled Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventures, involved the voice work of Reeves, and co-stars Alex Winter and George Carlin. Winters played Bill, and Carlin played Rufus, their time-traveling guide. The other, a live action show in 1992 that involved neither Reeves nor Winter, only enjoyed a short run.

It’ll be interesting to see how this third installments shakes out. Reeves and Winter are both in the 40’s, and George Carlin passed away in 2008. Still, the material was financially successful, was a lot of fun to watch, and writing a song to save the world is everyone’s secret dream, right?

As Bill said in their first excellent adventure, “I believe our adventure through time has taken a most serious turn.” Indeed, so, here’s to one more excellent adventure!

This guest post is by Edwin who blogs at USdish. You can also follow him on Twitter.

EftRoU 108: political correctness running amok

We had the honor of having a guest again. Ms Cassi Perkins joined the gang to discuss songs that make us happy, a retro DV-Debrief of ‘Blazing Saddles’ and a feature flick discussion of ‘Your Highness’. Other voices you will hear on the show include Shady the Biker, Dillon 2.0, Mike Leach and myself.

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The Catchall Segment:

Have you felt like sharing songs that make you happy, well we do so we decided to do it with the world. During the first segment of the show the EftRoU crew share some songs that put a smile on their face. Some of us had a short list and others had a list that could go on forever. Some of us (that means me) didn’t even know the right name of the artists of the songs that make us happy. So here is the correction, be sure to read this before or after you listen to the show. I mentioned the song ‘Fish Heads” and said it was Dr. Demento who was the performer, when in fact it is Barnes & Barnes who sing it. To learn more check out the link to their wiki entry.

Retro DV-Debrief:

Movie - Blazing Saddles

Gene Wilder & Cleavon Little in Blazing Saddles

How many of you remember the Mel Brooks classic ‘Blazing Saddles‘? If you have not seen this film in a while it is time to check it out. If you have never seen this movie you must see it. Listen in as we discuss how much we really do love this movie. Also learn how much we believe this movie could not be made today as well as how today’s youth just don’t get it and may have something wrong with them. In case you forgot this movie stars Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Mel Brooks, Harvey Korman and Madeline Kahn. It is a western spoof about a town that is in the way of the railroad. In order to grab the town’s land, Hedley Lemar (Harvey Korman), a politically connected loathsome person, sends in his lackeys to make the town unlivable. After the original sheriff is killed, the town writes a letter to the Governor demanding for a new sheriff. Hedley convinces the Gov to send the town their first Black sheriff. Bart is a sophisticated urbanite who has some difficulty winning over the town, but in the end they all come together to keep their town from Hedley.

Feature Flick:

Movie Your Highness

Universal Studio - Your Highness

When we were planning this show a while back we thought it would be a good idea to take on two spoofs. We thought it would be a cool to compare the two movies, but hands down we found ‘Blazing Saddles’ to be much better than this week’s feature flick ‘Your Highness‘. As you will hear in the netcast we all feel it might be better to see this movie on DVD. ‘Your Higness’ is written by Danny McBride and Ben Best, it is about a prince’s bride being kidnapped. That prince then goes on a quest with his lazy brother to rescue the love of his life. Besides being the writer Danny McBride also stars in this movie as the lazy brother and playing the not so lazy prince is James Franco. There is plenty of eye candy for the men in this movie, including the bare backside of Ms Natalie Portman and the lovely vocal talents of Zooey Deschanel. Please let us know if we are wrong about this movie by leaving a comment and telling us why you should see this movie now and not wait for DVD.

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Until next time, take care,
‘Q’