EftRou – 139: cold cold ground….

The gang is back this week minus Shady after the Holiday week.  We start off with a few rumors regarding “The Dark Knight Rises” and check in with the “Media Mogul Fantasy” numbers that we picked previously. We figured its been a while since we had ourselves a Cartoon character showdown on EftRoU so this week along with that we have our thoughts on The Muppets which hit theaters last week.

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Cartoon Character Showdown:

Captain Caveman

Hanna-Barbera

 

Our first topic tonight is “Captain Caveman” vs. “The Tasmanian Devil“:  Both Mike and I (SquareRoss) go head to head in the latest cartoon character showdown.  Mike picked Captain Caveman and talks about why Captain Caveman is better than The Tasmanian Devil which is my pick this showdown.  We debate and state our case for the best cartoon character, see who ultimately ends up coming out on top!  Will it be the Caveman with the Babes or The tornado traveling Tasmanian Devil? Let us know who you think is the better character by leaving a comment below.

Feature Flick:

Muppets in an important meeting

Muppets Studio

Our Movie this week is “The Muppets” returning to the big screen and our lives.  This latest installment is the first Muppet outing since 1999’s “Muppets from Space“.   The movie features a Trio of fans Gary (Jason Segel), Mary (Amy Adams) and the newest Muppet Walter (Voiced by Peter Linz) who travel to LA for a vacation but instead end up helping the Muppet’s save their theater & studios that they used to call home from the Villainous Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) who has alternative plans.  As with any of the previous Muppet movie’s or TV show’s the whole gang is back and funnier than ever. Be ready for some cameos from many top stars, not to be unexpected with a Muppet movie.  This one definitely brought out an enlightening and interesting conversation as well as trips down memory lane for the whole cast of EftRoU.  If you have some good memories or thoughts you have about seeing the return of the Muppets, leave us a comment or take the conversation to our Facebook Page an tell us your thoughts.

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 the Biker (@ShadyTheBiker), Mike (@cb_robinson) and me, SquareRoss (@daniel_ross).

Until next time stay safe and enjoy your entertainment!

EftRoU 131: really meat…

It was a sad day for us here at Entertainment For the Rest of Us, Mike was home sick nursing a cold, but the troops carried on without him. On this episode of EftRoU the crew brings you another Cartoon Character Showdown between Leader 1 and Optimus Prime as well as a Feature Flick review of Dream House. We also give you an extra review of the movie 50/50.

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Cartoon Character Showdown:

For those of you who are new to Cartoon Character Showdown here is how it’s done: we choose two cartoon characters and debate which character is better. So Shady the Biker defended Optimus Prime and I defended Leader 1. As a reminder Optimus is the leader of the Transformers and Leader 1 is the leader of the GoBots. Who do you think won? Who should win? Listen in and see what happened. Better yet, tell us who you think should win by leaving a comment.

Feature Flick:

Dream House

Universal Pictures

This week we review the movie Dream House staring Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts, and Rachel Weisz. Dream House is about a family that moves into an idyllic home. They soon learn of brutal crimes committed against former residents.

Extra Review:

50/50

Mandate Pictures

I took some time to go see 50/50 this weekend as well. Since we had some extra time on the clock I shared my thoughts on this film. 50/50 is based on a real life story of Seth Rogen’s friend who beat cancer. It’s a comedy/drama centered around a 27-year-old guy who is diagnosed with cancer, and his fight to defeat the disease. It stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Adam, Seth Rogen as his best friend Kyle, Anna Kendrick as Adam’s therapist and Bryce Dallas Howard as Adam’s girlfriend. So sit back and enjoy this extra review.

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EftRoU 125: green land turd…

This week we have a lot of fun with the nice guys on the show. Both Shady and Square Ross tackle a Cartoon Character Showdown with The Avengers facing off against The Justice League. Then the crew discusses 30 Minutes or Less. But before we get to any of our discussions we touch on some points of interests. Listen in and enjoy.

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Points of Interests:

For our long time listeners you know we have our opinions and we are usually very willing share them with the world. But this week we lose it, we share all kinds of thoughts about last weeks show, the new Batman movie, the new Superman movie as well as some TV shows, like Eureka, Firefly, Suits and who knows what else. We have many point of interests int his episode, so please be tolerant of our tangents. If you have a comment to make about our thoughts please feel free to do so below. Here are the links to the stories we discussed provided by EatSleepGeek.com. First look at Catwoman in Dark Knight Rises.  First look at Henry Cavil as Superman. Rejects for the new Spiderman.

Cartoon Character Showdown:

Avengers Cartoon

The Avengers - Marvel Comics

Justice League Cartoon

Justice League - DC Comics

In this segment of the show both Mike and I learn that Shady and Square Ross are way to nice. These guys don’t really know how to argue a point and it seems like Square just didn’t have the heart to take down old-man Shady. The point of this week’s Cartoon Character Showdown was to find out who is the better team, The Avengers or the Justice League. For those of you who don’t know, these are super teams in both the DC and Marvel universe. Shady defended The Avengers while Square Ross was supporting the Justice League. Listen in to find out how it all went down. Be sure to leave us a comment letting us know where Shady and/or Square Ross went wrong during this segment. All I can say is I can’t wait until our next showdown, we expect just as much fun and entertainment.

Feature Flick Review:

30 minutes or less review

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Now for something completely different. The feature flick for this week comes to us from Sony Pictures Entertainment, it’s called 30 Minutes or Less. This movie stars the one and only Jesse Eisenberg (Zombieland, Social Network) as well as Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari, Nick Swardson. It’s about a down and out pizza delivery guy who gets tangled up with some wannabe criminals. Basically they force him to rob a bank by strapping a bomb to his chest. I’m going to tell you now that this is a short movie and it’s not a masterpiece that will make your cry. It may make you laugh but it’s hard to tell when you’re distracted during the movie. To find out what I’m talking about be sure to listen. And if you have a story you would like to share about your biggest movie distraction leave us a comment.

Thanks for stopping by, be sure to tell all your friends about us. Until next time…

EftRoU 109: Mighty Mouse sniffed cocaine

In this week’s episode of EftRoU Dillon 2.0 steps it up a notch. Could it be because Cassi Perkins comes back for a second week in a row, maybe?!?!??!  Any who, this week we take on a new segment we are calling, Cartoon Character Showdown. We’re also looking at some history by reviewing and discussing Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy and our feature flick is The Conspirator.

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Cartoon Character Showdown:

Cartoon Character Showdown #1

Cartoon Character Showdown: Mighty Mouse VS Underdog

As mentioned before this is a new segment we are bringing your way, we pit cartoon character against each other and hope to find a winner. Our first bought is Mighty Mouse vs. Underdog, who will win the crown. Listen in as Q defends Underdog and Mike takes the side of Mighty Mouse. Our bought judges will be Shady the Biker and his helpful assistants Cassi and Dillon. Tell us if you think the right character won or if Shady and the kids get wrong.

Boobtube Babble:

Only in America

History Channel - Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy

Man-o-man Dillon 2.o was excited about this segment. For our boobtube babble we have a short discussion about Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy. As much as I tried to avoid it I couldn’t help but say “Get-r-done”. This relatively new show to the History Channel is about Larry the Cable Guy going around the United States meeting everyday people and sharing stories that you can only find in America. Learn more about why Larry wanted to do this show by checking out the show history. Listen to the crew shares some of their favorite moments, like when Larry rides with the Hells Angles, visits NASA, wrangles some alligators and much, much more.

 

Feature Flick:

Movie the Conspirator

American Film Company - The Conspirator

Keeping with our history type theme the feature flick we discuss is The Conspirator. This great film is directed by Mr. Robert Redford and it’s about the seven men and the lone woman (Mary Surratt) who are charged with conspiring to kill the President (Abraham Lincoln), Vice President, and Secretary of State. Against the ominous back-drop of post-Civil War Washington, newly-minted lawyer, Frederick Aiken (played by James McAvoy) , a Union war-hero, reluctantly agrees to defend Surratt (played by Robin Wright Penn) before a military tribunal. Aiken quickly realizes his client may be innocent. As the nation turns against her, Surratt is forced to rely on Aiken to uncover the truth and save her life. Other fine performances in this film include Justin Long as Nicholas Baker, Tom Wilkinson as Reverdy Johnson and Kevin Kline as Edwin Stanton.

Thank you once again for hanging out with us, we really do appreciate your time. If you are new to the show be sure to come back a visit us more often. Oh, by the way, did you learn anything from seeing this week’s movie? If so, or not, let us know by leaving a comment.

Until next time,
‘Q’