Archives for August 2011

EftRoU 127: Paul Rudd’s Sack…

This week on the show we try a little something different. There where too many movies to see in the theater so we split the work up. Square Ross went to go see Colombiana Shady the Biker saw Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark and The Moderator and I took some time out to see Our Idiot Brother. I bet your asking yourself if you all watched those movies what did Mike see this week, well he went the DVD route and watched The Notebook, that’s right our manly-geek-man took on a chick flick. Listen in and let us know what you think of the format.

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Short post this week, no pictures and no explanation of the movies. All we ask is you listen in to learn about who is in these films and what they are about. Plus feel free to let us know what you think of the reviews. Tell us if you agree or disagree by leaving a comment!

Until next time…

EftRoU 126: the picker on’er…

We have a great show for you. This week it’s all about the remake. Shady, Mike and I discuss the 1985 version of Fright Night as well as the latest Fright Night that just came out. Plus Square Ross shares his thoughts on the latest version of Conan the Barbarian. Feel free to let us know what you think of these movies after listening to the show.

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Retro DV-Debrief:

Fright Night - 1985

Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group

Have you ever found yourself wondering why Hollywood decides to remake movies from the past. You know the ones that you thought were cool when you were a teen. Well, we decided since there was a new Fright Night we would take a look at the original 1985 version. For those of you who don’t know about the Fright Night that came out in the ’80 let me tell you a bit a bout it. It was about a teenage boy who learns his next door neighbor is a vampire as soon as he starts telling people about it no one will believe him. It stars Chris Sarandon (as the vampire), William Ragsdale (as the boy next door), Amanda Bearse (as the girlfriend to the boy next door) and Roddy McDowall (as the vampire killer). Listen in as Shady the biker, Mike and I discuss if this movie stood the test of time. You may be surprised about what you hear.

Feature Flicks:

Movie Fright Night

DreamWorks Studios

Like I mentioned before Fright Night, the new version, is in theaters now. This time it’s about a teenage boy who suspects his new neighbor is a vampire. The plot is not that much different from the first movie. The difference in these two movies is the writing and the performances. In the new modern Fright Night you will find Anton Yelchin (as the boy next door), Colin Farrell (as Jerry the vampire), Toni Collette (as the mother to the boy) and David Tennant (as Peter Vincent the Vampire Slayer). Be sure to listen in to find out what we think of this remake. We would also love to hear what your thoughts, of this newer version. Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Conan the Barbarian

Lionsgate Studio

The other Feature Flick that was discussed on the show was Conan the Barbarian, not the 1982 version but the one that just came out. Square Ross takes this review on solo style. That’s right we sent Square out to the theater all by himself (not really his wife Jess when with him) to view this movie and then report back. According to IMDB this movie is a “… tale of Conan the Cimmerian and his adventures across the continent of Hyboria on a quest to avenge the murder of his father and the slaughter of his village.” It stars, Jason Mamoa, Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan and Ron Perlman. Enjoy the review…

Thanks again for stopping by. It was great having you here and be sure to catch The Show live. Until next time…

 

EftRoU 125: green land turd…

This week we have a lot of fun with the nice guys on the show. Both Shady and Square Ross tackle a Cartoon Character Showdown with The Avengers facing off against The Justice League. Then the crew discusses 30 Minutes or Less. But before we get to any of our discussions we touch on some points of interests. Listen in and enjoy.

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Points of Interests:

For our long time listeners you know we have our opinions and we are usually very willing share them with the world. But this week we lose it, we share all kinds of thoughts about last weeks show, the new Batman movie, the new Superman movie as well as some TV shows, like Eureka, Firefly, Suits and who knows what else. We have many point of interests int his episode, so please be tolerant of our tangents. If you have a comment to make about our thoughts please feel free to do so below. Here are the links to the stories we discussed provided by EatSleepGeek.com. First look at Catwoman in Dark Knight Rises.  First look at Henry Cavil as Superman. Rejects for the new Spiderman.

Cartoon Character Showdown:

Avengers Cartoon

The Avengers - Marvel Comics

Justice League Cartoon

Justice League - DC Comics

In this segment of the show both Mike and I learn that Shady and Square Ross are way to nice. These guys don’t really know how to argue a point and it seems like Square just didn’t have the heart to take down old-man Shady. The point of this week’s Cartoon Character Showdown was to find out who is the better team, The Avengers or the Justice League. For those of you who don’t know, these are super teams in both the DC and Marvel universe. Shady defended The Avengers while Square Ross was supporting the Justice League. Listen in to find out how it all went down. Be sure to leave us a comment letting us know where Shady and/or Square Ross went wrong during this segment. All I can say is I can’t wait until our next showdown, we expect just as much fun and entertainment.

Feature Flick Review:

30 minutes or less review

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Now for something completely different. The feature flick for this week comes to us from Sony Pictures Entertainment, it’s called 30 Minutes or Less. This movie stars the one and only Jesse Eisenberg (Zombieland, Social Network) as well as Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari, Nick Swardson. It’s about a down and out pizza delivery guy who gets tangled up with some wannabe criminals. Basically they force him to rob a bank by strapping a bomb to his chest. I’m going to tell you now that this is a short movie and it’s not a masterpiece that will make your cry. It may make you laugh but it’s hard to tell when you’re distracted during the movie. To find out what I’m talking about be sure to listen. And if you have a story you would like to share about your biggest movie distraction leave us a comment.

Thanks for stopping by, be sure to tell all your friends about us. Until next time…

Shady’s Corner – the first…

Welcome to the first Shady’s Corner right here on Entertainment for the Rest of Us!

We are so excited to be launching this segment on the EftRoU website. Shady the Biker has been talking about doing his own reviews of music, movies and what ever else he can think of for over a year! Well, he’s finally done it.

In this Shady’s Corner, Shady will be sharing his thoughts on Move Like This the latest CD from The Cars.

It has been over 24 years since The Cars put out a CD, so if you want to pick up Move Like This you can purchases it on Amazon or iTunes. Watch and listen to the video below as Shady talks about the songs he likes and the songs he doesn’t. For example:

Blue Tip
Keep on Knocking
Sad Song
Drag On Forever
Free
It’s Only

Tell us what you think of the first Shady’s Corner or what you think of Move Like This by leaving a comment. We look forward to hearing from you.

Until next time…

EftRoU 124: we get all ape crazy on you…

This week the crew has some fun talking about apes, monkeys and how smart we are. We discuss the OG 1968 Planet of the Apes as well as the new 2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes. This is a great episode that will make you laugh as we compare the two ape films and talk a bit about the 2001, Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth and Helena Bonham Carter, Planet of the Apes. Be sure to click on the play button below or download the show.

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Retro DV-Debrief:

Planet of the Apes

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

For you kids out there that are not familiar with the 1968 version of Planet of the Apes you can rent it from iTunes. But, before you do that, read what it’s about: An astronaut air-craft crashes on a planet in the way distant future where intelligent apes are the dominant species, and humans are the ill-treated and enslaved. The movie stars Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall. Listen in a learn what Shady, Square Ross and I think of this classic film.

Feature Flick:

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

20th Century Fox

To stick with our ape theme this week we also discussed the new movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes starring James Franco. Rise of the Planet of the Apes is an origin story, where Will Rodman (James Franco) experiments with genetic engineering to save his father (played by John Lithgow) and ends up leading to the development of intelligent apes. Which begins the onset of a war for dominance! (dramatic music plays here) Other great names in this movie include, Andy Serkis, Brian Cox and Tom Felton plus relative newcomer Freida Pinto.

We would love to know what you think of these two movies as well as all the different Planet of the Apes. Tell us what your favorite is, even if it was the TV series. We would love to hear from you, so leave a comment below.

Until next time…