Archives for November 2011

EftRou – 139: cold cold ground….

The gang is back this week minus Shady after the Holiday week.  We start off with a few rumors regarding “The Dark Knight Rises” and check in with the “Media Mogul Fantasy” numbers that we picked previously. We figured its been a while since we had ourselves a Cartoon character showdown on EftRoU so this week along with that we have our thoughts on The Muppets which hit theaters last week.

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Cartoon Character Showdown:

Captain Caveman

Hanna-Barbera

 

Our first topic tonight is “Captain Caveman” vs. “The Tasmanian Devil“:  Both Mike and I (SquareRoss) go head to head in the latest cartoon character showdown.  Mike picked Captain Caveman and talks about why Captain Caveman is better than The Tasmanian Devil which is my pick this showdown.  We debate and state our case for the best cartoon character, see who ultimately ends up coming out on top!  Will it be the Caveman with the Babes or The tornado traveling Tasmanian Devil? Let us know who you think is the better character by leaving a comment below.

Feature Flick:

Muppets in an important meeting

Muppets Studio

Our Movie this week is “The Muppets” returning to the big screen and our lives.  This latest installment is the first Muppet outing since 1999’s “Muppets from Space“.   The movie features a Trio of fans Gary (Jason Segel), Mary (Amy Adams) and the newest Muppet Walter (Voiced by Peter Linz) who travel to LA for a vacation but instead end up helping the Muppet’s save their theater & studios that they used to call home from the Villainous Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) who has alternative plans.  As with any of the previous Muppet movie’s or TV show’s the whole gang is back and funnier than ever. Be ready for some cameos from many top stars, not to be unexpected with a Muppet movie.  This one definitely brought out an enlightening and interesting conversation as well as trips down memory lane for the whole cast of EftRoU.  If you have some good memories or thoughts you have about seeing the return of the Muppets, leave us a comment or take the conversation to our Facebook Page an tell us your thoughts.

We hope you enjoy listening and we would love to hear back from you. Feel free to join the conversation on twitter via @entfortherest you can also find the crew on twitter: Q (@aka_q), Shady the Biker (@ShadyTheBiker), Mike (@cb_robinson) and me, SquareRoss (@daniel_ross).

Until next time stay safe and enjoy your entertainment!

EftRoU 138: Scooter Boy…

In this episode the crew talks about 2 DVD’s:  Larry Crowne (Starring Tom Hanks & Juila Roberts) as well as the “epic vampire movie” The Lost Boys.

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Larry Crowne

Universal Pictures

Larry Crowne just came out a few months ago in theaters and we took the time to catch up with it after it just released on DVD.  Larry Crown (Tom Hanks) is the central figure in this story of a man going back to college and at the same time reinventing himself after being laid off from his job a the U-Mart.  Along the way he cross’s paths with a colorful group of people as well as a “Scooter Gang”.  During his time he attends classes taught by Mercedes Tainot (Juila Roberts) & Dr. Matsutani (George Takei) who not only teach him academically but also teach him some interesting life lessons along the way with his new-found friends also attending his classes.

The Lost Boys

Warner Bros. Pictures

Since we figured people needed a good Vampire flick to watch we figured we go back to 1987 and watch The Lost Boys.  This movie we all agreed has aged well like a fine wine and definitely is worth watching again or like we talk about the first time as it was in my (SquareRoss) case.  This film centers around a family that has relocated to California to make a fresh start after a divorce.  No sooner does the family arrive when the older brother Michael (Jason Patric) get into trouble with a local biker gang who is led by David (Kiefer Sutherland) and just so happens to turn out to be a Vampire’s! At the same time Michael’s younger brother Sam (Corey Haim) makes friends Edgar Frog (Corey Feldman) & Alan Frog (Jamison Newlander) who are trying to save us all from the impending evil that is the Vampires in this small town.  We really enjoyed re-visiting this classic film along with seeing the start to promising careers by this young cast including Kiefer Sutherland who would later go on to be in “24” and many other movies directed by Joel Schumacher who also directed this film.

We hope you enjoy listening and we would love to hear back from you. Feel free to reach us on our Facebook page as well as follow us and join the conversation on twitter via @entfortherest you can also find the crew on twitter: Q (@aka_q), Shady the Biker (@ShadyTheBiker), Mike (@cb_robinson) and me, SquareRoss (@daniel_ross).

Until next time stay safe and enjoy your entertainment!

EftRoU 137: It wasn’t gratuitous…

In this weeks show the crew and I talk about the Dr. Who reboot concept, Billy Crystal hosting the Oscars again, the DVD 300 and the this week’s feature flick Immortals.

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DV-Debreif:

300 movie review

Warner Bros. Pictures - 300

The movie  300 hit the theaters in 2006 and it just may be on its way to being a classic. I’m not fully sure of that but others on the show may think so. 300 stars Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Dominic West, David Wenham and Michael Fassbender. It’s about King Leonidas and how he leads an elite group of 300 men to fight the Persians at Thermopylae. It’s based on a graphic novel by Frank Miller. Listen in tell us what you think of this DVD, have you seen the extras? Is this a movie worth owning? Tell us why by leaving a comment below or head over to our Facebook page and leave a comment there.

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movie review of Immortals

Relativity Media - Immortals

We thought it would be fitting to discuss the movie Immortals since we watched the DVD  300. Immortals was produced by the same folks that brought you 300I guess we thought we could compare the two movies and see which one we liked better. If you saw  300 and liked it you will also like Immortals. The look and feel are similar but the acting by Mickey Rourke in Immortals is phenomenal. This movie takes place in ancient Greece and is about a man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against a ruthless King, who is on a terror to find a bow that can destroy all of humanity. Besides Mickey Rourke you will also find the stars Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, and Freida Pinto. We think you will enjoy this film, it is well worth the effort to go see in the theaters. Tell us what movie you liked better by leaving a comment.

Thanks for stopping by we really do appreciate it.

EftRoU 136: I don’t get the frat humar…

In this episode of Entertainment for the Rest of Us Shady the Biker, Square Ross and I discuss the movies A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas and  Tower Heist.

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Feature Flick #1

Movie Review of A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas

Kingsgate Films

First Shady and I discuss the latest Harold and Kumar movie. In this latest film Harold and Kumar get in to a lot of trouble. According to Shady this is a typical Harold and Kumar movie. I haven’t seen the other two but I guess I need to. Neil Patrick Harris stars in this one along with Kal Penn and John Cho. Tell us what you think by leaving a comment.

Feature Flick #2

Review of Tower Heist

Universal Pictures

The second film we review and discuss this week is Tower Heist staring Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda, Matthew Broderick, Téa Leoni, Michael Peña, and Gabourey Sidibe. This ensemble film is about a group of service workers that find out a wealthy business man, that lives in the building they work at, has stolen money from their pension. Listen in a see what Square Ross and I think of this film. We would love to hear what you think of this film, leave us a comment below so we know.

Thanks again for listening in, don’t forget to tell your friends and family about the show.

EftRoU 135: in time vs logan’s run…

So we had some technical difficulties the last couple of weeks. First we had a computer go bad and then we had an application crash on us. So this episode is out late. Thanks for being kind to us and coming back to listening in. For your listening pleasure we discuss the retro DVD Logan’s Run and the feature flick In Time.

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Retro DV-Debrief :

Logan's Run

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

We thought it would be good to compare the retro DVD Logan’s Run to this week’s feature flick. Logan’s Run is takes place in 2274 and every on can only live until the age of 30. Once you hit the ripe old age of 30 you terminated in a quasi-religious ceremony known as Carousel. There are some that avoid the ceremony and choose to run. Michael York, Jenny Agutter and Richard Jordan star in this movie. Let us know if you think this movie stands the test of time or let us know if you ever liked by leaving us a comment below.

Feature Flick:

 

In Time

New Regency Picture

As we mentioned before we wanted to compare our retro DVD to this week’s Feature Flick, which is In Time. In a future people have been genetically engineered to not age past 25. AS soon as you reach the age of 25 you only get a year to live longer. Justin Timberlake plays Will Salas a man who has been gifted more years than he could ever earn and is now living a life he never had. We get to see how Salas lives his life with time to spend in an adventure he has never been on. Other fine performances in this film include Cillian Murphy, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Galecki, Olivia Wilde and Matt Bomer. Let us know what you think of this film by leaving a comment below.

We hope we have our technical issues figured out so come back later this week to hear another great episode from Entertainment for the Rest of Us.