EftRoU 102: dudeity to boob ratio is off…

Lookie, lookie – we went and put together another show just for you. Okay maybe not just for you, but for all those who want to listen. This week we welcome a guest, Mr. Anthony Del Col, co-creator of Kill Shakespeare. (check out my review of Kill Shakespeare or how I became a fan-boy or the show when we had Anthony on to talk about the comic)

Boobtube Babble:

83rd Annual Academy Awards

Anne Hathaway and James Franco Host the 83rd Annual Academy Awards

During the boobtube babble segment the EftRoU crew (Mike, Shady and I) along with Anthony give our Oscar predictions for the 83rd annual Academy Awards. We take a stab at the following categories: Animated Feature, Original Song, Leading Actress, Leading Actor, Directing and Best Picture. Listen in to see how well we predict who will win and why. Or listen in to see how wrong we are. You can compare our choices to the winners.

Feature Flick:

Hall Pass Poster

New Line Cinema: Hall Pass

This week we take on “Hall Pass”, the movie about a guy who receives a week-off from marriage to do what ever he wants with no repercussions.  Hall Pass stars, Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer and Christina Applegate. Find out what we think of this film as well as the Farrelly brothers in general. During this segment of the show we also learn a new word from Mike, Dudeity (I think that’s how it is spelled). We also learn how Shady would like to take a poo in a sand trap as if he were a cat. Boy the things we learn when you put a mic in front of a man. Anyway listen in to find out what Anthony thinks of of all this madness we discuss.

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EftRoU 99: i’m convinced…

Welcome back to our little blog and podcast here on the Internet. We have lots to share from just two guys getting together to and talking about everything leisurely. This week on Entertainment for the Rest of Us, Shady and I talk about a DVD, the Oscars, a motorcycle show and a feature flick.

Catchall Segment

During the catchall segment Shady and I talk about the 83rd Academy Awards nominations, or as we call them the Oscars. We mainly talk about the best picture nominations. We also talk about how we need to get to the theaters and see all these best pictures. Let us know if you have seen all 10 of the films nominated for the 83rd annual Academy Awards.

DV-Debrief Segment

Secretaiat Movie

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Shady and I were quit surprised with this week’s DV-Debrief. We went to our local Blockbusters and picked up the newly released Secretariat. If you haven’t seen this film yet you need to. It is the true story of the greatest racehorse ever (at least of this posting the best racehorse ever). It stars Diane Lave as Peggy Chenery, the owner of Secretariat. Listen in and then let us know if you agree if this is a must see movie by leaving a comment of two below.

Convince ME Segment

The Rite

New Line Cinema

Instead of a feature flick segment we thought we would try something a little different. So Shady went to the Colorado Motorcycle Show and Swap to try and convince me to go next time it is in town. See if he convinces me to go or not.

What I decided to is go see the movie The Rite, staring Anthony Hopkins and Colin O’Donoghue. This film is about an American priest who goes to Rome to attend an exorcism school and learns much, much more. Listen in and see if I convince Shady to go see this film in the theaters.

Let us know what you think of the show or if we convinced you to go see any of these films, by leaving a comment. Until next time…

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the show must go on…

No snow storm is going to stop us from doing a show. We here in Colorado finally get a good falling of snow, but the crew of Entertainment for the Rest of Us are not going to let that keep us from sharing our thoughts. So instead of making a drive to Stately EftRoU Manor, Shady calls in. Also joining the crew via the Skype line is Benn Farrell.

PCA Opening Number

Queen Latifah kicks off People's Choice Awards (2011) on CBS

This week the EftRoU crew discusses the People’s Choice Awards (PCA) and how the majority of people got it wrong. Q also shares why you really didn’t miss anything if you didn’t watch the PCA’s. Be sure to leave a comment or two to let us know if you think the people got it right or if they got it wrong.

Machete

20th Century Fox - Danny Trejo as Machete in "Machete."

Season of the Witch

2011 Relativity Media - Ron Perlman as Felson and Nicolas Cage as Behman

That’s not all we talk about, we also discuss ‘Machete‘ during the DV-Debrief segment and ‘Season of the Witch‘ on this week’s feature flick segment. Listen in and find out why ‘Machete’ made Benn a little nervous and why both he and Q will not recommend this movie to everyone they know. Also listen in to find out what Q thinks of Ron Perlman as an actor.

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Q’s Thoughts on the 2010 VMAs

So I took the time to watch the MTV Video Awards this year just so I could keep myself up on pop culture and to see what the kids are into these days.

Below you will find my recap on the 2010 VMAs along with my thoughts.

2010 VMA Eminem Rihana

Surprise appearance by Rihana performing with Eninem

The VMAs opened up with Eminem talking and raping a little ditty in a room that had a small club feel. Turns out it was backstage as the wall opened up to the main stage with a bunch of percussionist wearing hoodies to match Eminem. The stage was grand with massive arches made of cloth that transformed into different colors as needed.  It was a great surprise to see Rihanna on stage and some serious flames on the massive screens behind the stages.  It was a wonderful beginning to what turned out to be a rather enjoyable show to waste my Sunday evening on.

The opening skit with Chelsea Handler and the butt slaps was cute, even the part with Lindsay Lohan.  The on stage appearance of Chelsea coming out of the sky with a Lady Gaga type outfit and a house on her head was an enjoyable touch.  Even though she had a malfunctioning garage door opener and an issue with the dove, it was still a nice thought.  I loved how the dove landed on the top of the house after hanging around on the dancers leg for a while.

Taylor Swift at the 2010 VMAs

Throughout the show they just could not stop talking about last years most talked about moment of Kanye West and Taylor Swift.  Swift and West trying to take advantage of that moment. They both had a nice little performance that tied back to the 2009 VMAs . Swift startedperforming in an armchair with her band right next to her baring her soul and humiliation that she suffered.  The idea of baring her soul included her naked feet and all. West‘s performance came at the end of the night.  He had some fun fireworks raining down at the end of his okay performance, although I might be the only one that thinks that.  I’m glad to see these two are trying to make a buck or two off of last year’s incident.

Justin Bieber

Happy Bieber at the VMAs, 2010

The last thing I would like to address is the skit with the new artists.  Chelsea talking to Jason Derulo with an Auto-Tune type voice was priceless and then seeing her chase Justin Bieber around to touch his hair. Well was just silly enough to make me laugh.  Speaking of Bieber, I may not be a fan of that kid but he sure can move and I it was a nice touch having the kids dance with him, plus the drums solo at the end was decent.

I almost forgot to mention the DJ atop the square video wall pillar. I need to get me a t-shirt just like his that states” Your Ad Here”.

All night long it seemed like Handler’s jokes were falling flat and nobody was laughing.  It could just be me, but if they get another host that doesn’t entertain I don’t mind waiting another 16 years for another female host.

As for the winners of this years awards:

Best Female: Lady Gaga “Bad Romance”

Best Rock video: 30 Seconds to Mars “King And Queens”

Best Male video: Eminem “Not Afraid”

Pop video: Lady GaGa “Bad Romance”

Hip Hop video: Eminem “Not Afraid”

Best new artist: Justin  Bieber f/Ludacris “Baby”

Video of the year: Lady Gaga “Bad Romance”

Other thoughts:

Florence and The Machine’s performance was very appealing visually on screen. But I wonder how the folks in the audience felt, since they were playing to a camera in the sky.

Usher rocked it, loved the slide and stage as it light up around him.  Very high-energy performance and well worth watching on TV.

Drake’s performance was not that entertaining for me. However I loved Mary J. Blige she made it bearable.

Linkin Park at the observatory was a sweet looking spot with the crowds and the lit up boxes as stages. It gave it a great industrial feel.

New bat-time, same bat-channel…

Today’s show was the first in our new time-slot, 10:30am mtn. If you didn’t remember, you can catch the show at the link below. We talked about the Golden Globes, Gamer, and Up In The Air. We also checked in on Q’s progress on his Race for the Gold (aka, the Triathalon Sprint he’s running in July).

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