QQR – Review of The Artist on DVD…

In this Q’s Quick Review – Q shares some thoughts about The Artist. Check it out on DVD now. Let us know what you think of this DVD by leaving a comment below.

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Until next time…

EftRou – 140: Doodie in the pool and don’t call me Shirley

This week the EftRou crew takes a trip to retro DVD land and reviews both Caddyshack & Airplane.  However before the reviews begin the crew talks about the recent casting announcements surrounding Star Trek 2 and in addition talk about the newest John Carter of Mars trailer. Sit back and enjoy as the we bring you another great episode!

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Star Trek (2009) Teaser Poster

Paramount Pictures

The first things we dive into is the latest news surrounding Star Trek 2 and the recent casting announcements of Benicio Del Toro (Snatch), Alice Eve (She’s Out of My League) and Peter Weller (RoboCop) joining the returning cast of Star Trek (2009).  Rumors have been flying about Benicio taking on the legendary role of Khan portrayed by Ricardo Montalban in an Original Series Episode of Star Trek titled “Space Seed” and then reprising the role in Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan.  We talk about how JJ Abrams and crew should take this approach with such a great Sci-Fi Villain, if at all.  The roles of Alice Eve and Peter Weller are still unknown but are said to be major roles in regards to the story.  We also touch on the recently released 2nd trailer for John Carter of Mars.

Retro DVD Reviews

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Paramount Pictures

We begin the show talking about the comedy Airplane(1980) which chronicles an airplane crew as they take ill while airborne. Sadly the only person able to land the plane is also afraid to fly and happens to be an ex-pilot. The EftRou crew definitely has some strong opinions and thoughts regarding this classic movie starring: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Peter Graves and Robert Stack.  With an all star cast and some great one liners can this movie still stand the test of time?

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Orion Pictures

Next up was Caddyshack (1980) which is another classic comedy centering around the world of Golf, a posh Golf Course, an Adorable Groundhog, and all the fun that comes with it.  This movie features an all-star cast featuring: Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight and Chevy Chase.  Again does this classic movie stand up to Shady’s and Mike’s expectations?  In addition we talk about some interesting things of whether or not this might be one of Bill Murray’s best roles ever?

We always 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 (@SquareRoss).

Until next time stay safe and enjoy your entertainment!

Super 8 is worth watching more than once…

Do you consider movies as Stand By Me, Jaws and E.T., classics? Well then you will also enjoy November’s DVD recommendation. Coming to a rental store near you in November is a soon to be classic movie from Writer/Director J.J. Abrams and Producer Steven Spielberg called Super 8. If you missed our podcast review, listen in here.

Super 8 Movie review

Paramount Pictures - Super 8

Super 8 is about a young group of friends making a short horror movie for a local film festival. During the production of the movie a horrific train accident occurs during filming. The question is, was it really an accident or not? If it was, why is the government involved in the investigation and why are there bizarre things occurring in the town? This movie stars a couple of great young actors, Joel Courtney plays Joe Lamb and Elle Fanning plays Alice Dainard. I expect some great films from these two in the future. All around the performances in Super 8 are wonderful. Each character has their own way of pulling you more and more in to the film. You can only imagine this must have been what it was like for both Steven Spielberg or J.J. Abrams as kids with their friends trying to make movies.

The young actors are not the only ones to give magnificent performances, the adults hold their own as well. Kyle Chandler (recent Emmy winner for his portrayal of high school football coach in Friday Night Lights) plays Jackson Lamb, local deputy sheriff and Joe’s father. The relationship between Jackson and Joe is tough to watch but you can tell that they both love each other and just struggle trying to relate. Other actors include Glynn Turman (The Wire) and Noah Emmerich (Walking Dead, White Collar).

The suspense that is innate in the dialog and visuals is terrific and helps you escape into the film. The story concept of a creature terrorizing a small town while only a few people know about it is fascinating. While watching this film you can’t help but think you are watching a Spielberg movie. I think Abrams was paying homage to Spielberg in the way that the story is written, as well as the way it was directed. Abrams still has his signature on this film; you will see a lot of lens flares throughout the movie, which is my only real complaint. The lens flares are distracting and not necessary.

Despite this one little flaw in the movie, it is a must see for everyone. Super 8 is rated PG-13 due to some language and alien violence, but overall the entire family can see it. If you are not sure if you want your children under 13 watching this movie, be sure watch it first. Then plan a family night for you and kids to watch this movie together. It’s worth seeing more than once!

I give this movie a rating of 5 out of 5 model trains!  Go rent it now, better yet buy it so you can watch it whenever you want!

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Movie review of Predators and Paranormal Activity 2

Paranormal Activity 2

Paramount Pictures

In this weeks episode of Entertainment of the Rest of Us Shady and Q discuss and review the DVD Predators staring Adrien Brody and a cast of characters. Also on this weeks episode is a review of the feature flick Paranormal Activity 2 from Paramount Pictures.

Predators

20th Century Fox

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