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!

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!

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 126: the picker on’er…

We have a great show for you. This week it’s all about the remake. Shady, Mike and I discuss the 1985 version of Fright Night as well as the latest Fright Night that just came out. Plus Square Ross shares his thoughts on the latest version of Conan the Barbarian. Feel free to let us know what you think of these movies after listening to the show.

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Retro DV-Debrief:

Fright Night - 1985

Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group

Have you ever found yourself wondering why Hollywood decides to remake movies from the past. You know the ones that you thought were cool when you were a teen. Well, we decided since there was a new Fright Night we would take a look at the original 1985 version. For those of you who don’t know about the Fright Night that came out in the ’80 let me tell you a bit a bout it. It was about a teenage boy who learns his next door neighbor is a vampire as soon as he starts telling people about it no one will believe him. It stars Chris Sarandon (as the vampire), William Ragsdale (as the boy next door), Amanda Bearse (as the girlfriend to the boy next door) and Roddy McDowall (as the vampire killer). Listen in as Shady the biker, Mike and I discuss if this movie stood the test of time. You may be surprised about what you hear.

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Movie Fright Night

DreamWorks Studios

Like I mentioned before Fright Night, the new version, is in theaters now. This time it’s about a teenage boy who suspects his new neighbor is a vampire. The plot is not that much different from the first movie. The difference in these two movies is the writing and the performances. In the new modern Fright Night you will find Anton Yelchin (as the boy next door), Colin Farrell (as Jerry the vampire), Toni Collette (as the mother to the boy) and David Tennant (as Peter Vincent the Vampire Slayer). Be sure to listen in to find out what we think of this remake. We would also love to hear what your thoughts, of this newer version. Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Conan the Barbarian

Lionsgate Studio

The other Feature Flick that was discussed on the show was Conan the Barbarian, not the 1982 version but the one that just came out. Square Ross takes this review on solo style. That’s right we sent Square out to the theater all by himself (not really his wife Jess when with him) to view this movie and then report back. According to IMDB this movie is a “… tale of Conan the Cimmerian and his adventures across the continent of Hyboria on a quest to avenge the murder of his father and the slaughter of his village.” It stars, Jason Mamoa, Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan and Ron Perlman. Enjoy the review…

Thanks again for stopping by. It was great having you here and be sure to catch The Show live. Until next time…

 

EftRoU 124: we get all ape crazy on you…

This week the crew has some fun talking about apes, monkeys and how smart we are. We discuss the OG 1968 Planet of the Apes as well as the new 2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes. This is a great episode that will make you laugh as we compare the two ape films and talk a bit about the 2001, Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth and Helena Bonham Carter, Planet of the Apes. Be sure to click on the play button below or download the show.

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Retro DV-Debrief:

Planet of the Apes

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

For you kids out there that are not familiar with the 1968 version of Planet of the Apes you can rent it from iTunes. But, before you do that, read what it’s about: An astronaut air-craft crashes on a planet in the way distant future where intelligent apes are the dominant species, and humans are the ill-treated and enslaved. The movie stars Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall. Listen in a learn what Shady, Square Ross and I think of this classic film.

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes

20th Century Fox

To stick with our ape theme this week we also discussed the new movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes starring James Franco. Rise of the Planet of the Apes is an origin story, where Will Rodman (James Franco) experiments with genetic engineering to save his father (played by John Lithgow) and ends up leading to the development of intelligent apes. Which begins the onset of a war for dominance! (dramatic music plays here) Other great names in this movie include, Andy Serkis, Brian Cox and Tom Felton plus relative newcomer Freida Pinto.

We would love to know what you think of these two movies as well as all the different Planet of the Apes. Tell us what your favorite is, even if it was the TV series. We would love to hear from you, so leave a comment below.

Until next time…