Archives for December 2011

EftRoU 143: Just add sugar…

Well the Christmas holiday is over, Q and SquareRoss along with the Moderator are back with a short episode full of spies  and an impossible missions.  Sit back and enjoy as this message will self destruct in 5 seconds (not really but we could pretend, right).

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Ethan Hunt Scales Burj Khalifa

Ethan Hunt Scales Burj Khalifa

Our feature flick this week sees the return of beloved action hero Ethan Hunt in the fourth installment of the Mission Impossible series which has been very successful over the last 10+ years.  In this latest adventure we find ourselves along for the ride with Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise), Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg), Jane (Paula Patton) and IMF Chief Analyst, Brandt (Jeremy Renner) racing against the clock to stop a plan of starting a nuclear war with the US, put in to motion by Hendricks (Michael Nyqvist).  The team also faces the challenge of having no help from the IMF division of the US Government after being blamed on the bombing of the Kremlin.  The film takes us on a wild ride across the world in and out of some amazing scenes including possibly the craziest stunt to save the day that Ethan Hunt has ever done.

The Rogue IMF Team

The Rogue IMF Team

Brad Bird does a great job with his first live action film after having done such great films as UP, The Incredibles and many other animated films and tv shows.  J.J. Abbrams (Alias, Lost, Star Trek), Bryan Burk (Lost, Star Trek) return to produce the latest installment of the franchise along side Tom Cruise.  After seeing this movie the EftRoU Crew cannot wait for another as this was well paced and had a fun story which has injected new life into this franchise.

We always 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) and me SquareRoss (@SquareRoss).

Until next time stay safe and enjoy your entertainment!

EftRou – 142: it’s a game of shadows…

This week the EftRou crew is partly back with Shady The Biker, Q and I in the studio.  We start this one-off by talking a bit about some great Holiday movies both old and new, as usual the crew has some diverse picks.  We also talk

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Holiday Movies we just can’t get enough of.

Die Hard Holiday Cheer

Die Hard Holiday Cheer

So we thought it would be good to get the crew to talk about the various films that make the holidays that much more magical and enjoyable with our families.  Shady had some interesting picks one of which was a Christmas Story.  I picked National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.  Q went the action movie route with Die Hard.  We discuss a bit about each one as well as some others that we think you will enjoy.  Let us know if we missed one or share with us what you think using the comment area below.

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Warner Bros

Warner Bros

This week’s pick is Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows the follow-up to the 2009 hit Sherlock Holmes which you can listen to the review Q & Na gave it in a previous episode.  Guy Ritchie returns to direct and all the cast from the first film returns.  Both Sherlock (Robert Downey Jr) and Watson (Jude Law) have their work cut out for them. This time the villainous Moriarty (Jared Harris) finally makes his move against our two detectives.  Joining them on this fun adventure is Watson’s new wife Mary (Kelly Reilly) and rising star (Noomi Rapace) as Madam Simza, and not to be forgotten Sherlock’s brother Mycroft Holmes (Stephen Fry).  As usual we have some great thoughts about this movie, we also compared it heavily to the first film.

We always 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), me SquareRoss (@SquareRoss).

Until next time stay safe and enjoy your entertainment!

Shady’s Corner – A review of ZZ Top A Tribute From Friends…

Hey kids, you know what time it is?!?!? It’s time for Shady’s Corner!

In this clip, Shady the Biker shares his thoughts about the CD ZZ Top A Tribute From Friends. Watch to see if he thinks this album is worth skipping or buying. Also find out who makes a tribute to ZZ Top.

You probably do not know, but we like to give a helping hand here at EftRoU so we wanted to let you know that if you want the following songs on the CD you will have to buy the album.

  • Tush
  • Legs
  • Just Got Paid
  • Waitin’ For The Bus / Jesus Just Left Chicago

So head on over to Amazon to buy ZZ Top A Tribute From Friends or you can just get the songs that are available digitally at iTunes.

For more great reviews from Shady, click here.

 

EftRou – 141: Insert Coin(s)

This week’s episode is a bit different from normal as Mike and I take on the 2011 VGA awards.  This years nominees included some amazing titles and strong contenders for some categories. Find out what Mike and I thought of each category as well as the upcoming games of 2012.

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Batman: Arkham City

Game of The year Nominee Batman: Arkham City

This year more than ever was a year of some huge games including both Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 going head to head for gamers dollars and Gears of War 3 trying to hang in there. In addition the Multiplayer world grew even bigger. Listen in to find out what game ended up taking the Best Shooter of the year and Best Multiplayer award, the results may surprise you

We cover many of the diverse categories sharing our thoughts, like if Best DLC, Best Human Male/Female are even worth having in a game. It’s an interesting discussion given we were actually seeing pixels on the screen vs real humans acting.

VGA-TRAILERS-2011

Upcoming 2012 Games

Upcoming games for 2012 include: Hitman: Absolution, Mass Effect 3, The Last of Us, The Last Guardian, BioWare’s first time taking on a RTS with Command & Conquer: Generals 2.  We comment on the long-awaited Diablo 3, Epic’s new game called Fortnight and Bioshock: Infinite.

 

We always 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: Mike (@cb_robinson) and me, SquareRoss (@SquareRoss).

Until next time stay safe and enjoy your entertainment!

Shady’s Corner – Review of Universal Pulse by 311…

 

Welcome back to another Shady’s Corner. In this episode Shady the Biker tells you what he thought of the CD Universal Pulse by 311. Find out what he thinks of the following songs on the CD:

  1. Time Bomb
  2. Wild Nights
  3. Sunset In July
  4. Trouble
  5. Count Me In
  6. Rock On
  7. Weightless
  8. And A Ways To Go

See if he thinks 8 songs are enough or too many. Tell us what you think of Universal Pulse, by leaving a comment below. Don’t forget you can buy the CD on Amazon or head on over to iTunes and buy just the songs you want.

To listen and watch more reviews from Shady, check out is very own corner.