EftRoU 105: we got guests…

This week on Entertainment for the Rest of Us we got guest! That’s right, we invited Mike Spring editor of DVDSnapshot and Dano’s podcasting partner Andy, from AndyVsDano.com, so join the EftRoU crew as we do our weekly thing and review some movies. The DVD that we discuss in this week’s episode is ‘The Fighter‘ and this week’s feature flick is ‘Limitless‘. Sit back and enjoy!

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DV-Debrief

The Fighter Movie

Paramount Pictures - The Fighter

Don’t ask me why we saved ‘The Fighter‘ until it was on DVD to review it, but we did and we are glad we finally saw this Academy Award winning film. If you don’t know by now what The Fighter is about let me share that with you now. This movie takes a look at the early years of boxer “Irish” Micky Ward and his brother, Dicky Eklund, who helped him train before becoming a big time pro. The Fighter stars Mark Wahlberg as Micky Ward, Christian Bale as Dicky Eklund, Melissa Leo as Alice Ward (Micky and Dicky’s mom) and Amy Adams as Charlene Fleming (Micky’s girlfriend). If you’ve seen this movie in the theaters you need to see it again and you need to view the DVD extra’s, it’s well worth it.

Feature Flick

Limitless movie

Universal Pictures - Limitless

This week’s feature flick comes to you from Universal Pictures, titled ‘Limitless‘. This is a great film to go see in theaters, especially if you are paying matinee prices. ‘Limitless’ is about a writer named Eddie Morgan who is down ‘n’ out and gets rejected by his girlfriend, confirming his belief that he has no future. But, that all vanishes the day an old friend introduces Eddie to a designer drug that makes him super focused and more confident than ever. As a former nobody he begins to rise to the top of the financial world, but serious side-effects begin to put his meteoric rise at risk. ‘Limitless’ stars Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Abbie Cornish.

I forgot to mention that Dillon 2.0 is back. For those of you who don’t know Dillon he is our intern that really does nothing other then make an appearance on the show from time to time. It looks like his parents are going to let him come hang out with us now that he has raised in grades. We’re happy to have him back and look forward to his perspective on film, tv and music he is allowed to review.

Enjoy the show,

‘Q’

EftRoU 98 – the moderator, the new hip term for the wife…

DV-Debrief

Buried Movie

Ryan Reynolds in Lionsgate's Buried

So this week Q drops the ball (pulling a Na) and leaves the review of Buried all to Dano. We get to learn that Q lets sickness get him down and get in the way of watching, renting and reviewing this week’s DV-Debrief. Thank you Dano for being such a trooper and keeping the show alive. Buried, staring Ryan Reynolds (as Paul Conroy), is about a man who is buried with only a cell phone and a lighter. Paul is not ready to die, but when he wakes up 6 feet underground with no idea of how or why he got there, it becomes a hellish struggle for survival.

I said that I would still watch this and try to write a review for the site. So look for a link to that posted review later. When it happens I will try and put a link here so you can get to it easier.

Feature Flick

No Strings Attached

Paramount Pictures - No Strings Attached

During this weeks feature flick segment me and Dano discuss an Ivan Reitman film staring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher called No Strings Attached. No Strings Attached is about a guy and girl who try, I repeat try, to have a sexual relationship with guess what, ‘no strings attached’. We quickly learn that this does not go as well as they hoped it would. Listen in and learn why we both don’t really see this movie as a guy type of film and why there is one scene that is guy’s guy type of scene.

Other Stuff on Show

I also talk a little bit about one of our new cast members, Benn Farrell, adventure in bull riding. Go to Benn’s blog to learn more about the adventure and see the intense exercises that his buddy Kent (former Mr. Colorado) teaches him to help prepare him for the task at hand.

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2010 in review…

In this weeks episode of Entertainment for the Rest of Us the crew discusses their likes and dislikes of 2010.

Kill Shakespeare

Kill Shakespeare Issue #1 cover, IDW Publishing

CD Guitar Heaven

2010 Carlos Santana

Listen in as Dano from AndyVsDano.com and Mike from EatSleepGeek.com share movies they enjoyed and hated. Plus David joins the team again to share his thoughts. (If you forgot David is one of our fans that joined the show to help out. You may see more of him in 2011.)  The Moderator, Shady and Q also join in to dwell on the past of 2010 with the guests.

Here are the topics discussed on the show: Break out stars, Best TV shows of 201o that we started watching or are still watching. The Best and Worst movies of 2010.  Take a look at the photos and listen to find out if they are in the best or worst category.

Review of Skyline

Universal Pictures

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controlling all these knobs…

Memorable moments in music and a review of 2001 classic Kubrick

In this weeks episode of Entertainment for the Rest of Us we introduce a new segment we are calling “Memorable Moments…”

In this segment the EftRoU crew (and we mean crew, The Moderator, Mike, Dano, Shady the Biker, Warren, plus Shady brings a fan David Veal and Q) discuss memorable moments in music. They share stories about songs that had an impact on them in their youth. Listen in as Q’s tries to control all these knobs and find out why these songs had such an impact on them.

2001 - A Kubrick Classic

Warner Bros. (1968)

Also on the show this week the crew tries to tackle a Retro DV-Debrief. They discuss the classic Kubrick movie “2001: A Space Odyssey“. Listen in as the old guys defend this movie to the young guys and find out what Dano really thinks of this film. On a side note here is a little extra review from Dano, Obama Mission Control: A Space Odyssey.

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rate it dano…

A review of NBC’s ‘The Event’ and the movie ‘Life As We Know It’.

On this weeks episode of EftRoU Dano and Andrea (aka Mrs. Dano) joint Q and the Moderator to discuss the movie ‘Life As We Know It’ and the TV show “The Event’ so sit back and enjoy.

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The Event on NBC

NBC's the Event

The Event is an NBC joint about something that is going to happen at some point. It is unclear at this point but if you keep watching it might become more clear.

Life As We Know It

Warner Bros. Pictures

Life As We Know It from Warner Bros. Pictures stars Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel and Josh Lucas.