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.

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EftRoU 112: sneaky dingos…

If you didn’t hear our first show of the double dose this week be sure to go back and check it out. We had a lot of fun this week recording two shows in row so be sure your podcatcher get’s them both. For our second show we hit on some memorable moments a list of 42 and the feature flick Thor.

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Memorable Moments:

Before we share what this week’s memorable moments, I would like to show the candy that we try from down under. They’re called Musk Sticks here is a picture of the bag. I picked these up as a recommendation from a buddy of mine @dhaucke. See what Shady thinks of these lollies.

Musk Sticks Candy

Lollies from AUS

Okay on to our memorable moments segment. This we take on cartoons that had an impact on us. This is a fun one as we discuss some great classic cartoons and Mike goes on and on about “Race” Bannon from Jonny Quest. We also forget the name of School House Rock for a short bit (I know for shame, for shame). Be sure to tell us what some of your more memorable cartoons you watched as a kid, or even better what cartoons you watch today!

List of 42:

It has been a while since we have done a List of 42. If you recalled we talked about our list of top 42 comedic actors and listed them. We thought it was time to provide another list of 42. This time we give our list of top Summer Blockbusters. (well once again really 10 on the show, there just isn’t enough time to list them all during the show). We will provide the full list in the next few weeks. Look for a post soon.

Feature Flick:

Thor Movie

Paramount Pictures - Thor

For all you comic book fans Thor is in theaters now. This movie is about the God of Thunder and how he was cast out of Asgard to live as a mortal on Earth with the humans. This movie is produced by Marvel Movies, once again be sure to sit around and check out the end (after the credits) so you can see the set up for the upcoming Avengers movie. The cast of characters for this film include Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Clark Gregg, Kat Dennings and Stellan Skarsgård.  Tell us what you think of this film after you see it as well as hear our review.