Archives for April 2012

EftRoU 159: Hungry Games and Robots, a fight to the death…

This week the crew gets hungry for The Hunger Games, we touch on the book and compare how different the movie seems to be.  We also talk a little about two Robot themed shows coming our way. So, sit back and enjoy another great EftRoU.

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Feature Flick

Hunger Games Movie Poster Katniss

Hunger Games Movie Poster Katniss

We kick this week’s show off by doing something we haven’t done in a long time, a movie review… The Hunger Games (2012).  If you haven’t heard about the The Hunger Games (Wikipedia), you’ve been under a rock, it’s the first book of three written by Suzanne Collins and takes place after an unknown apocalyptic event. The basic idea… to help keep the peace and to remind citizen of a time that was much worse the leaders pit young men and women against each other in a fight to the death. Nice right! The film stars rising star Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men: First Class, Winters Bone), Josh HutchersonElizabeth Banks (40-Year old virgin, The Next 3 Days) as well as many others, including a solid performance by Woody Harrelson.  Most people probably won’t catch the surprisingly good performance by musician Lenny Kravitz, we did.  The crew and I took some time to share our thoughts about what was missing in the movie. Listen in to see if we thought the movie held up to what was in the book.

Thief of Thieves

Our resident expert, Mike, helps us out with getting the background on a new AMC show called “The Thief of Thieves”. It’s a new show based on a comic book. Now you see why we needed Mike’s help. As you all know we enjoy us some comics and once again Mike helps us get it right.

Robots and Reboots

Jamie Hyneman

Jamie Hyneman

Next the crew dives into the world of Robots and Reality TV… this time being brought to us by James Cameron.  Cameron will produce a weekly series called RoboGedon, similar to Battle Bots & Robot Wars.  Both of those shows featured competitors facing off in a fight to the death against other robots (Kinda got a theme running with this episode). We take some time to talk about Jamie Hyneman’s, of Mythbusters fame, Blendo robot and the show RobotWars featuring Grant Imahara’s Deadblow.  Q and I are looking forward to seeing this show and are hoping they bring back some of these guys whose careers obviously haven’t deviated to far from where it all began.

And last but not least its time for another reboot, this time… Short Circuit (1986).  A more menacing “Johnny 5” has been proposed by director Tim Hill. Check out the article here.  Q is excited about a more “Menacing” Johnny 5 and I’m still crying about another part of my childhood being remade. As Q says I need to get over it, plus he calls me old.

Here is the link to our previous show we referenced. And we would love to hear from you on our Facebook page so leave us a comment or two there.

We hope you enjoy listening and we would love to hear back from you. Feel free to join the conversation on Facebook or 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!

EftRoU 158: It’s Me Squario!

Q, Square and Mike return this week to bring you the latest in entertainment news as well as our thoughts on whatever comes to our minds.  This week we had some fun chatting about Chipotle, Sony and our favorite money themed movies. And just for the fun of it, we also introduce the world to Squario?

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Chipotle vs. McDonald’s

Chipotle man!

Chipotle man!

The crew talks about a recent article that is coming out talking about how consumers are more inclined to go for a Chipotle Burrito aka “Burrito Pillow” (As noted by SquareRoss) than a McDonalds BBQ Wrap offerings.  The crew definitely can confirm that we have a clear winner in our opinion and speak from personal experience on the topic.  One of the big moves though by Chipotle was to get “Back to the Basics” as seen here in this commercial that has aired before movies and even during the Grammy’s earlier this year.  You can see the video here Chipotle “Back to the Basics”. If you are feeling nostalgic you can also listen to EftRoU’s 5th show, where Q and Na review Chipotle.

The Great SONY restructuring.

The Walkman

The Walkman

So Sony is in the midst of a huge change in the way they do things and run, starting with laying off over 10,000 employee in various areas of the company.  The crew talks innovation and whether Sony still can pull off a major comeback like Apple did in the 90’s into 2000.  The crew talks about all kinds of things relating to the company. Especially the emerging interactive controls coming out for TVs and if that is truly innovative or just a fad?

Speaking of Money…

Eddie Murphy In Trading Places

Eddie Murphy In Trading Places

The crew decided to continue on with the subject of money and discusses some of the best money themed movies and what we like about them.  Mike, Q and Square definitely have some interesting picks including Oceans 11 (2001), Brewster’s Millions, Wall Street (1987) and some others that you might not expect or have thought of. If you can think of a movie or two that we forgot leave us a comment.

We hope you enjoy listening and we would love to hear back from you. Feel free to join the conversation on Facebook or 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!

EftRoU 157: SyFy’s Identity Crisis…

 

This week we welcome Tapeleg from The Rink Podcast to lay some hockey science on us as well as share his entertainment prowess. The regular crew minus Shady are also in studio to discuss a new reality TV show on SyFy called Dream Machines, The TV show Comic Book Men, some NHL Hockey playoffs and Square Ross provides a review of the movie Comic Con.

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BoobTube Babble:

Dream Machines

Dream Machines on SyFy

As most of you know I love me some reality TV, well TV in general. If you didn’t know just check out out my bio on our cast page. Any way we discuss a new show on the SyFy channel called Dream Machines. The conversation changes quickly in to how SyFy has lost it’s way.

In addition to Dream Machine we also talk about the AMC show Comic Book Men. During this discussion we learn that Tapeleg has a passion for comics and Mike is a bigger fan of the podcast than the TV show. Listen in and find out what I think of this show.

Video on Demand Review:

The Team Behind Comic Con A Fans Hope

The Team Behind Comic Con A Fans Hope

If you recall we discussed the documentary Comic Con on last week’s show. We are all excited to see this one but so far only Square Ross took the time to rent it and watch. See what he thinks of this movie and find out if you can follow the rat whole we go down. It’s lots of fun for all…

NHL Hockey playoffs:

Hockey Faceoff

Hockey Faceoff

As I mentioned above Tapeleg joined us on this episode to share is expertise as the host of ‘The Rink Podcast’. The crew and I share our predictions as to who will win in the first round. We also had some fun to help Square out by making some interesting analogies between Sci-Fi characters and the hockey teams in the playoffs. Let us know if any of these analogies are accurate or helpful.

I also made a reference to Tim Thomas’s credit card commercial, check it out by watching below:

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

Until next time…

EftRoU 156 – You take Midol…

 

Once again… me and the crew cover a lot of entertainment ground in this episode. Be sure to listen in to learn how much Square Ross likes Dr Who. Plus you will get a nice surprise at the end so be sure to listen to the entire episode.

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Some Doctor Who News:

Doctor Who on the BBC

Doctor Who

For all you Doctor Who fans out there, Square Ross and Mike share how they feel about some of the upcoming changes. In addition Mike reveals a theory on the next Doctor.

Announcements:

At first we were not sure… but it looks like it wasn’t an April Fools joke. Ashton Kutcher will star in the movie Jobs. That’s right if you haven’t heard about it by now the king of Twitter will be playing the most innovative leader of our time, Mr. Steve Jobs. Find out if we think he can pull it off.

Our Little Geek Fest:

Director Morgan Spurlock

Comic-Con the Movie Director, Morgan Spurlock

Executive producer Stan Lee, Gill Champion, Joss Whedon and Harry Knowles bring you the next big documentary for all us super geeks.  On April 6th you can download Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fans Hope a film by Morgan Spurlock. During this segment of the show Mike shares his experience at Comic-Con while Square and I wish we could attend. We also find out that Mike would look down on me if I did attend Comic-Con, listen in and find out why.

Total Recall Reboot:

Colin Farrell in Total Rcall

Total Recall starring Colin Farrell

On April 2nd the first trailer for Total Recall hit the Interwebs. Learn what we think about this reboot. Then tell us what you think by leaving a comment or sharing a comment on our Facebook page.

Comfort Shows:

Our last segment is all about TV shows that make us happy. We share, even though it’s embarrassing, what TV shows we love to watch. See if any of these shows are a must see for you. Feel free to share with us what TV shows you love to watch when ever you see their names on your cable guide.

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

Until next time…