Archives for February 2012

EftRou – 152: Of Motorcycles and OSCARS

The crew returns for yet another episode filling your brain with entertainment news!  To kick things off the crew talks some potential TV cancellations then we roll on into Shady The Bikers review of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengence, last but certainly not least we share our thoughts on the OSCARS.

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TV Cancellation rumors

Fringe Poster

Fringe Cast

Q & I are huge fans of 2 FOX TV shows that potentially could be facing the axe.  If you haven’t seen FRINGE or Alcatraz your doing your self a disservice.  The reason I say this is both of these shows are very creative and mysterious without having to go over people’s heads that aren’t into Sci-Fi/Drama.  With viewership on the decline for both shows, FOX doesn’t see why it should continue producing the shows. Instead they mar replace both shows with something that has a bit more reality (Which seems to be all we have on TV now).  I don’t have to many shows I enjoy and have dedicated myself to these to shows. I feel losing either of these shows now would be a huge mis-step on FOX’s part.

Ghost Rider

So Shady decided to go see Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance this last weekend and we were hoping for a great review from Shady. Why do you ask, well,  #1 he’s into Motorcycles, #2 he liked the first one, & #3 he wouldn’t stop talking about the trailer when it came out a few months ago.  Find out his thoughts and opinion of the latest installment from the Ghost Rider franchise.

Billy is back!

Billy Crystal Returns to Host

Billy Crystal Returns to Host

I think everyone was re-leaved when the news hit a few months ago that Billy Crystal was indeed going to return to the hosting duties of the OSCARS.  I even was more excited when I saw the trailer for the OSCARS called “The Host”, which made me feel that this was going to blow away all expectations. We take time to talk about some of the highlights and low lights and all the fun stuff in between plus go over our OSCAR predictions from last weeks episode (if you haven’t heard it go here first).

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 (@ShadyTheBiker) and me SquareRoss (@SquareRoss).

Until next time stay safe and enjoy your entertainment!

EftRou: 151 The Prognosticators….

I’m going to be honest with you folks and let you know this is one full episode with all kinds of entertainment goodness.  We cover everything from the Oscar predictions, Transformers 4, Tron: Uprising with a pinch of celebrity apprentice and some thoughts on  Movie/TV franchises good or bad for fans.

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Entertainment Chatter

Michael Bay creating "bayhem"

Michael Bay creating "bayhem"

We kicked off the  show this week with talk about the newest celebrity apprentice and our thoughts of some of the cast members.  We touch on the announcement about Michael Bay doing yet another Transformers. Including what they could achieve from this Reboot/Sequel that will keep fans happy, even though the third movie concluded the storyline in most fan’s opinions.  We also started chatting about the upcoming “TRON: Uprising” (2012) animated series that will take place between the first film TRON (1982) & TRON: Legacy (2010).

OSCAR predictions

Oscar Statues

Oscar Statues

The crew finally reveals who they think will win the Oscars. This will save you time in not having to watch the show, cause come on we’re the final vote in who will win or lose, right.  The crew takes time to pick out a few winners and why along with who they would love in their heart of hearts to win.  One thing is for sure you might be a bit surprised on what the crews picks!

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), Mike (@cb_robinson), Shady (@ShadyTheBiker) and me SquareRoss (@SquareRoss).

Until next time stay safe and enjoy your entertainment!

EftRou 150: Captivated and Smitten….

This week it’s just Q and Square talking Grammy’s and some other odds and ends from the entertainment world, including the preview release of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-Ray, The reboot/re-imagining of the Green Arrow character for the new CW Series “Arrow” and more.  So kick back and enjoy this episode.

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Odds and Ends

So to start things off we talk a little Green Arrow and the CW’s new take on it with an upcoming TV series titled appropriately “Arrow”.  The series is going to go a different direction than they did with Justin Hartley‘s “Oliver Queen” in fact it’s not being produced by the creators of Smallville or featuring any of the actors that were in Smallville (2001).  Instead the producers of the Green Lantern (2011) (or as I called it the Green Lanturd  awhile back by mistake) will be producing this new series.  The show is going to be more Jason Bourne esquie and will star Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Katie Cassidy as Dinah ‘Laurel’ Lance aka Black Canary and Susanna Thompson playing Moira Queen.  Q and I agree this sounds good and are looking forward to seeing this new show.

Space the final frontier….

Side by side comparison of the Blu-Ray upgrade

Side by side comparison of the Blu-Ray upgrade

Recently I got my hands on the newly released Blu-Ray preview of what will sure to be a must have for “Star Trek: The Next Generation”fans.  CBS/Paramount recently went into the vaults and masterfully begun the tedious process of restoring all of the TNG (The Next Generation) episodes and sound/audio/effects/etc for the shows anniversary this year.  What I’m most impressed with is the quality of this 3 episode set including the Pilot, The award-winning and fan favorite “The Inner Light” and the 2-part “Sins of the Father”.  I’d have to say this was well worth the $17 I spent. I’m looking forward to seeing more episodes later on this spring/summer from the remastered series.

 

The Grammys

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Adele with her new golden babies

Q had the opportunity to watch the Grammy awards and see the performances as well as the winners and losers.  In fact I think Q is quite smitten with Adele and her vocal talents.  I’d have to agree with this as she had me hooked with her previous album 19.  This year she swept the Grammy’s with her new album 21 which you can find the review here.  The show however had a more somber tone than most years as Whitney Houston died a day before the Grammy’s.  Q talks about other musical acts as well as his thoughts on music in general.

Well that’s it for this edition of EftRou, we hope you enjoyed it as always.  We would love to have you join the conversation on twitter via @entfortherest you can also find the crew on twitter: Q (@aka_q) and me SquareRoss (@SquareRoss) or send us an e-mail at heyyouguys@eftrou.com.

EftRou: 149 The big game…

We come back this week with the WHOLE crew yes that means Shady is back and ready to talk some football with the crew.  We talk about the best and worst ads as well as the game.  The guys also pick the best plays from the game as well as discuss past sporting history.  Sit back and enjoy this latest installment of the show!

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Whew what a game! Hopefully you like sports cause that’s what this episode is all about.  Q, Mike, SquareRoss and the return of ShadyTheBiker talk all about the Big Game this last weekend. That’s right, football baby! The crew jumps right in to discuss the best and worst ads including many animal related ones which I thought wasn’t as good as the rest of the crew.  We make some comparisons to last years ads vs this year.  Mike and I talk about how much reach some ads have had after the fact, in particular the Best Buy phone technology ad. Which encouraged people to go further after the fact to the brands site (Extended commercial and interviews here).

The crew also tackles some past sports history , Ads from past years, The puppy bowl and the always interesting entertainment that always accompanies the middle of the game.

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), Mike (@cb_robinson), Shady (@ShadyTheBiker) and me SquareRoss (@SquareRoss).

Until next time stay safe and enjoy your entertainment!

EftRou: 148 Clapfest Season…

The EftRoU crew returns this week with a new format and some entertainment news and thoughts regarding the Touch Preview event on Fox. Plus the Screen Actors Guild awards, the Pro Bowl for those sports fans listening and last but not least Oscar Nominations and Snubs.  Sit back and enjoy as we bring you another great episode.

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Touch and Screen Actors Guild Awards

FOX has brought Kiefer Sutherland back to the small screen on with the premiere of his new show titled Touch.

Touch - FOX

Touch - FOX

This has been an interesting show to wait for as it puts Sutherland in a role that is literally and completely the opposite of his Jack Bauer character, from the famous 24 series.  The show revolves around Martin Bohm (Sutherland) and his 11 year old son Jake Bohm, played by David Mazouz, who is autistic but sees the entire world differently and realizes how everyone and everything is connected.  The series is created by Tim Kring of Heroes (2006) & Chicago Hope fame.  The show definitely has me hooked but what about the rest of the crew?

Next up was the Screen Screen Actors Guild awards that were on TBS.  Q took some time to watch this years show and shares his thoughts with the crew of the highlights as well as his thoughts on the winners and losers.  We also take some time to dive into the idea of “do we really need more award shows“?  Mike and Q definitely take sides in the matter and I realize I haven’t seen nearly as many movies in the last few months as I thought.

The Oscar Nominations

Again the debate rolls onto the nominations and snubs for this years (2012) Oscars.  The crew really has some fun with this and making fun of me for not liking Cars 2 (2006) as well as making some bold statements about other animated films from PIXAR.

Billy Crystal Returns to Host

Billy Crystal Returns to Host

We talk about some interesting thoughts on what now counts as a performance when an actor has been digitized.  We don’t make our predictions this week but sure start to get a feel for what might be a winner and losers based on whats happened this awards season.

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), Mike (@cb_robinson) and me SquareRoss (@SquareRoss).

Until next time stay safe and enjoy your entertainment!