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 138: Scooter Boy…

In this episode the crew talks about 2 DVD’s:  Larry Crowne (Starring Tom Hanks & Juila Roberts) as well as the “epic vampire movie” The Lost Boys.

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Larry Crowne

Universal Pictures

Larry Crowne just came out a few months ago in theaters and we took the time to catch up with it after it just released on DVD.  Larry Crown (Tom Hanks) is the central figure in this story of a man going back to college and at the same time reinventing himself after being laid off from his job a the U-Mart.  Along the way he cross’s paths with a colorful group of people as well as a “Scooter Gang”.  During his time he attends classes taught by Mercedes Tainot (Juila Roberts) & Dr. Matsutani (George Takei) who not only teach him academically but also teach him some interesting life lessons along the way with his new-found friends also attending his classes.

The Lost Boys

Warner Bros. Pictures

Since we figured people needed a good Vampire flick to watch we figured we go back to 1987 and watch The Lost Boys.  This movie we all agreed has aged well like a fine wine and definitely is worth watching again or like we talk about the first time as it was in my (SquareRoss) case.  This film centers around a family that has relocated to California to make a fresh start after a divorce.  No sooner does the family arrive when the older brother Michael (Jason Patric) get into trouble with a local biker gang who is led by David (Kiefer Sutherland) and just so happens to turn out to be a Vampire’s! At the same time Michael’s younger brother Sam (Corey Haim) makes friends Edgar Frog (Corey Feldman) & Alan Frog (Jamison Newlander) who are trying to save us all from the impending evil that is the Vampires in this small town.  We really enjoyed re-visiting this classic film along with seeing the start to promising careers by this young cast including Kiefer Sutherland who would later go on to be in “24” and many other movies directed by Joel Schumacher who also directed this film.

We hope you enjoy listening and we would love to hear back from you. Feel free to reach us on our Facebook page as well as follow us and 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 136: I don’t get the frat humar…

In this episode of Entertainment for the Rest of Us Shady the Biker, Square Ross and I discuss the movies A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas and  Tower Heist.

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Movie Review of A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas

Kingsgate Films

First Shady and I discuss the latest Harold and Kumar movie. In this latest film Harold and Kumar get in to a lot of trouble. According to Shady this is a typical Harold and Kumar movie. I haven’t seen the other two but I guess I need to. Neil Patrick Harris stars in this one along with Kal Penn and John Cho. Tell us what you think by leaving a comment.

Feature Flick #2

Review of Tower Heist

Universal Pictures

The second film we review and discuss this week is Tower Heist staring Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda, Matthew Broderick, Téa Leoni, Michael Peña, and Gabourey Sidibe. This ensemble film is about a group of service workers that find out a wealthy business man, that lives in the building they work at, has stolen money from their pension. Listen in a see what Square Ross and I think of this film. We would love to hear what you think of this film, leave us a comment below so we know.

Thanks again for listening in, don’t forget to tell your friends and family about the show.

EftRoU 133: The late late version…

Hello folks,

I’ve been traveling and forgot to get the show posted. So here it is…

In this episode of Entertainment for the Rest of Us we discuss TerraNova, The Big Year and The Thing.

Enjoy the show and let us know what you think.

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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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