Archives for March 2012

EftRou 155: A longs with that…

 

The crew is back with everyone but Mike! So it was up to Q, Shady and Myself (SquareRoss) to give you some great entertainment news and our thoughts on: The Descendants, Once Upon a Time possibly influencing some upcoming movie releases, We talk the finale of Alcatraz, Walking Deads new character! and what shows were watching and how amazing Tom Hardy is.

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Talking some walkers and a herd

I was corrected tonight that in the ““The Walking Dead” (2010) universe a large group of zombies err…”walkers” is a “herd”.  The guys chat about the finales new character intro as well as our thoughts on how the graphic novel compared to the TV show from what we’ve seen.

Descendants Movie Review

Geroge Clooney The Descendants Poster

Geroge Clooney The Descendants Poster

Q and Shady recently had the chance to see the movie The Descendants (2011) and share their thoughts on the movie. Plus they discuss if it deserved winning its recent OSCAR for adapted screen play.

Once upon a time influence

Mirror-Mirror-2012-Movie-Poster-2

Mirror Mirror 2012 Movie Poster

The crew touches on the fact that both Mirror Mirror (2012) and Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) both are coming out right along the same time as “Once Upon a Time” (2011) (TV series) will be wrapping up its season. And is a show like this able to influence major Hollywood studios in moving up release dates for shows?  Also what do you think of the trailer for Snow white and the Huntsman?

Closing the door on Alcatraz and Tom Hardy as a Villain?

Alcatraz Poster

Alcatraz Poster

Lastly the crew talks about the finale of “Alcatraz” (2012) and how well done the show is along with some other bits and pieces from warrior and just how freaking amazing Tom Hardy is.

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!

Shady’s Corner: Review of Here and Now by Nickelback

 

I’m so glad to see you’re back. It’s that time again, another Shady’s Corner. This time I take on Nickelback and the latest CD Here and Now.

Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment below, also tell me if you like the CD?

For more of my reviews take a look here.

Transcript:

Here and Now by Nickelback

Nickelback - Here and Now

I’m Shady, and this is Shady’s Corner.

I am reviewing the new Nickelback, Here and Now, which arrived on store shelves in late 2011, which is almost 3 years after “Dark Horse”. 11 songs total on this disc, around 40 minutes of music.

This disc is consistent with previous releases, meaning that it has the hard driving  pop rock songs, a few rock ballads, and the typical filler songs. If it works, continue doing it.

I like Nickelback… or at least their faster harder songs.

The funny thing about this disc, when I first listened to it… I was kinda unimpressed and put it aside for awhile. Then I revisited the cd and realized that about 2/3 of this disc is very good, if you like rock songs about girls, parties, liquor, and fighting.

I know Nickelback played Sturgis a few years back, and have seen the concert footage. I rather liked watching them live from Sturgis Bike Week.

It’s as if they took their experience there and wrote songs geared toward the biker crowd, thinking they might actually play there again soon. I’m not sure if they are playing Sturgis this year as the Tour Dates currently only go through the end of June on their website.

I can say this about this disc, the first 6 of 7 songs really rock it out. It begins with a pounding song called This Means War, about fighting, then moves into “Bottoms Up” a song totally committed to drinking… and they even mention one of my favorite whiskeys, Jack.

Third song, When We Stand Together is an Anthem song discussing the pains of war and how we need to support our troops. The 4th song, and my favorite on the disc, Midnight Queen… is a rocking, fast paced guitar rock song where Chad Kroeger is “addicted to the Red Light Show”. Again, bar, drinking, sex.

Gotta Get Some… the ultimate girl of every man’s dreams… pretty much. Ditto previous song.

What I can’t understand is the next song called Lullaby. I’m not a fan. It’s a ballad that’s not really that good and if it even belongs on this disc. If they wanted to slow the pace down, I would have swapped the 8 song which is a better slow song… Trying Not to Love You.

7 song also rocks… called Kiss it Goodbye.

The rest of the disc seems like filler songs although the 10 song, Everything I Wanna Do, adds the dirtiness to what seems like a lullaby… he talks about a gal that does everything Naughty and he even includes spelling out the F word inside the song…

Again, if it works…

This is a good disc overall. Not sure I would own all the songs, but for me, the first 6 out of 7 songs are a great addition to your Nickelback playlist. I say it’s up to you whether you want to own the disc or just purchase two thirds of the songs from iTunes. I personally think the purchase of the disc was worth it.

I am giving this release 41/2 flaming skulls out of 5.

I’m Shady, Let’s ride.

EftRou 154: Hockey, 3D, SquareRoss Manor, Zombies….

Once again the crew is bringing you all the great entertainment from all points of the “Entertainment” universe.  We talk a little about the Movie GOON, Walter Murch’s thoughts on 3D, Mass Effect 3, SquareRoss manor… and top it off with some chat about Terra Nova being canceled, oh yea some zombies from “The Walking Dead”, so kick back, turn it up and enjoy!

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This and that

The crew is back minus Shady who couldn’t make it this week, but returning from his hockey nights Mike is back!  We kick things off with another cornucopia with bits and pieces from all over.  The crew talks some video games as well as rumors of Netflix picking up canceled shows to give them an additional leg up on the competition.

To 3D or not to 3D?

The crew talks/discus’s/debates if 3D is good or bad after reading a post which can be found here by Walter Murch.  What are your thoughts do you agree or disagree with the crew?  Also will some day our only choice be 3D films or will 2D movies still be around?

GOON and HUGO

Hugo Movie Poster

Hugo Movie Poster

We touch on the movies GOON and Hugo which just hit DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital release.  Whats unique about GOON is how its been marketed and released.  Long story short, it wasn’t picked up by a major US studio right away and ended up being released over in the UK first. It has made its release on many US outlets in the recent last couple months, now available Online through iTunes, March 28th on HDNet Movies and on March 30th in select theaters.  Mike talks about his thoughts on the movie and a little personal hockey history to go along with it.  Q and Mike also touch on HUGO and what they thought of the film and the “PSA” it was putting out at least according to Q.  This is also Martin Scorsese‘s first family film.

A little TV chatter

Walking Dead Season 2 Poster

Walking Dead Season 2 Poster

The crew tops of the show with a little bit of TV news and hopefully some insight into the big events of “The Walking Dead“, if you haven’t seen (Warning Spoilers Ahead) or heard (Warning… Spoilers Ahead) about what happened than you live under a rock as its been spoiled every which way and the other and was already known to happen due to the graphics novel’s storyline which the show is taken from.

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!

Review of Van Halen A Different Kind of Truth

 

Welcome to another one of Shady’s Corners. This time I review the latest CD from Van Halen titled A Different Kind of Truth.

Watch the video below and let me know what you think of the new CD by leaving a comment below. Want more reviews by me, check it out here.

Want to pick up the deluxe edition of A Different Kind of Truth, be sure to visit Amazon or just Google it.

Transcript:

Van Halen CD - A different kind of truth

Van Halen - A Different Kind of Truth

I’m Shady, and this is Shady’s Corner.

New disc, which came out in early February, 2012

Van Halen – A Different Kind of Truth. 13 new songs from the band at around 50 minutes.

I am a huge Van Halen fan… both the David Lee Roth era, and the Sammy Hagar days. This band is in my top 10 of all time favorite bands. This disc comes 17 years after Balance, Sammy’s final studio disc, and 28 years after 1984, Roth’s last studio album with the band.

Van Halen fans… will love it. I loved it.

This disc continues the Van Halen rock tradition – rockin songs throughout the whole disc

Like it would be a continuation of the David Lee Roth era, as if no time had passed, although you can tell on some songs as his voice isn’t quite as strong, but still has power.

Eddie, rocks. Guitar work is awesome. Every song features a great guitar riff from Eddie. I believe that if Eddie ever had Lost it… on this disc, he found it again.

Alex – same drumming which is of course really good

Wolfgang, Eddie’s son… not really Michael Anthony, but hey… this disc is reminiscent of classic VH

Starts with the song Tattoo, which has had some controversy – some people like it, some don’t. i like it, but its definitely not the strongest song on the disc…

My personal favorites are She’s the Woman, Blood and Fire, As Is, Honeybabysweetiedoll, Stay Frosty, and Big River.

Blood and Fire has the feel of “come back” and Roth even states this it in the middle of the song as he speaks the words “Told ya I was coming Back, Say ya missed me, Say it like ya mean it.”

Stay Frosty is totally a throw back as is similar in feel to “Ice Cream Man”. Starts acoustically with just a guitar and very well done singing from Roth. Then it pumps in with heavy guitar and drums. The middle of the song is typical Van Halen with awesome guitar and drums. This is one of my favorite songs on the disc.

They stay true to form with a typical Van Halen double time song. Actually there are two on this disc, Bullethead and As Is, but I prefer the As Is song. Very much like Hot For Teacher. Low rumbling guitar starts the song slow, but then it picks up and rocks double time.

What I love about this disc is the rawness of the music… a throwback to VH1, VH2 and Women and Children First.

It’s 4 guys, 3 Instruments and vocals. No synthesizers, keyboards, sound effects.

One slight, and I mean slight, disappointment… the early days of Van Halen would include a remake of some kind, You Really Got Me, Pretty Woman, Dancing in the Streets. This disc has none. Not a big deal, but it would have been nice.

Overall, a strong comeback for Van Halen, David Lee Roth revisited. This disc is worth buying as almost every song is a great addition to your VH collection.

I give this 4 1/2 flaming skulls out of 5.

I’m Shady, Let’s ride.

EftRou 153: the cornicopia episode

This weeks a bunch of bits from around the internet, TV and movies.  Its a short one as its only Q and SquareRoss.  We chat about all kinds of fun things this week and send some love out to our fans that have been commenting and sharing with us on our Fan page.  Sit back and enjoy this latest installment of EftRoU!

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Walking Dead, Movie Trailers, Viral Marketing and more!

Walking Dead Poster

Walking Dead Poster

So we talked about ruining a show potentially for the fans.  If you haven’t heard yet on the pre-order page for The Walking Dead Season 2 DVD set a MAJOR spoiler regarding the fate of a character by the end of the season was accidentally (or was it…?) revealed.  I think with a show like this its safe to say all bets are off on main characters not dying.  IF you want to spoil the surprise death for yourself click here (warning this may enrage you when you find out so don’t send us hate mail).

Men In Black 3 Viral Poster

Men In Black 3 Viral Poster

The Crew talks about a lot of Movie Trailers including:  MIB 3, Avengers, Prometheus Viral TED Talk video as well as the movie GOON.  We also ask ourselves… “do we really need viral marketing in our daily lives?” (Find out who agrees and disagrees)

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.