EftRou: 151 The Prognosticators….

I’m going to be honest with you folks and let you know this is one full episode with all kinds of entertainment goodness.  We cover everything from the Oscar predictions, Transformers 4, Tron: Uprising with a pinch of celebrity apprentice and some thoughts on  Movie/TV franchises good or bad for fans.

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Entertainment Chatter

Michael Bay creating "bayhem"

Michael Bay creating "bayhem"

We kicked off the  show this week with talk about the newest celebrity apprentice and our thoughts of some of the cast members.  We touch on the announcement about Michael Bay doing yet another Transformers. Including what they could achieve from this Reboot/Sequel that will keep fans happy, even though the third movie concluded the storyline in most fan’s opinions.  We also started chatting about the upcoming “TRON: Uprising” (2012) animated series that will take place between the first film TRON (1982) & TRON: Legacy (2010).

OSCAR predictions

Oscar Statues

Oscar Statues

The crew finally reveals who they think will win the Oscars. This will save you time in not having to watch the show, cause come on we’re the final vote in who will win or lose, right.  The crew takes time to pick out a few winners and why along with who they would love in their heart of hearts to win.  One thing is for sure you might be a bit surprised on what the crews picks!

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), Mike (@cb_robinson), Shady (@ShadyTheBiker) and me SquareRoss (@SquareRoss).

Until next time stay safe and enjoy your entertainment!

EftRou 144: 2011 Thoughts and 2012 Predictions

Another short one for all of you to enjoy.  Tonight its just Q and myself (SquareRoss) as the rest of the crew is wrapping up the holidays.  Q & I look back on 2011 topics that caught our eye and look forward and share what we think is going to be some highlights of 2012.  Enjoy and as usual share your thoughts with us.

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2011 Look Back

American Chopper Live: The Buildoff

American Chopper Live: The Buildoff

So Q & I wanted to kick off 2012 aka Season 3 of EftRou by taking a look back at the highlights of 2011 and sharing with you a few things that stood out for us as interesting moments in entertainment and beyond.  Q has some TV/Movie highlights as well as some thoughts about the Live special of American Chopper.  I happened to go with my Geekier side talking some video games as well as sharing my thoughts on TV and the business of entertainment, including news that caught a lot of people guard this past year.

2012, To infinity and beyond!

Fringe On Fox

Fringe On Fox

Next up Q and I attempt to prognosticate about what will be the big highlights of 2012, including that pesky end of the world rumor.  Q thinks a certain comic book movie will be big.  Square plans on seeing a trio of movies including the last Dark Knight Saga movie, A Ridley Scott film and the return to the Shire (Which Q is now on the bandwagon with).  I managed to find 2 Movies that cause pause as the fact that Q hasn’t heard of either of them. Q thinks he’s found the stinker of the year remake movie.  Lastly I stick with 1 returning favorite TV show, Fringe and another new one from the mastermind of J.J.Abrams & Company.

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) and me SquareRoss (@SquareRoss).

Until next time stay safe and enjoy your entertainment!

EftRou – 141: Insert Coin(s)

This week’s episode is a bit different from normal as Mike and I take on the 2011 VGA awards.  This years nominees included some amazing titles and strong contenders for some categories. Find out what Mike and I thought of each category as well as the upcoming games of 2012.

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Batman: Arkham City

Game of The year Nominee Batman: Arkham City

This year more than ever was a year of some huge games including both Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 going head to head for gamers dollars and Gears of War 3 trying to hang in there. In addition the Multiplayer world grew even bigger. Listen in to find out what game ended up taking the Best Shooter of the year and Best Multiplayer award, the results may surprise you

We cover many of the diverse categories sharing our thoughts, like if Best DLC, Best Human Male/Female are even worth having in a game. It’s an interesting discussion given we were actually seeing pixels on the screen vs real humans acting.

VGA-TRAILERS-2011

Upcoming 2012 Games

Upcoming games for 2012 include: Hitman: Absolution, Mass Effect 3, The Last of Us, The Last Guardian, BioWare’s first time taking on a RTS with Command & Conquer: Generals 2.  We comment on the long-awaited Diablo 3, Epic’s new game called Fortnight and Bioshock: Infinite.

 

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: Mike (@cb_robinson) and me, SquareRoss (@SquareRoss).

Until next time stay safe and enjoy your entertainment!

EftRoU 132: silent shady…

It’s that time again… on this week’s episode we bring something a little different and new to the show, plus we review the feature flick The Ides of March. We touch on some hockey and a bit of controversy around DC’s New 52.

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Points of Interest:

Listen in as Mike describes the opening night of the Winnipeg Jets and what it was like to be there. We then address this post on Comic Alliance.  We give a lot of credit to these folks for creating content that we just had to talk about. During this segment we mention two other websites that are a must read. One is the one Mike has written for called EatSleepGeek and the other is MajorSpoilers. Check-um out and let us know what you think by leaving a comment.

Catchall:

TV, Movies, Video Games, DVD

EftRoU - Media Mogul

The new segment that I alluded to above is called EftRoU Media Mogul Fantasy League. We plan on having four seasons each year of the league and the point is to see who know more about media. Each of us will pick from movies, TV shows, video games and new DVDs. During this segment we kicked off with the first two rounds of the Media Mogul draft. In the first round Mike picked The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, Shady’s pick was Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Square Ross went with The Muppets, and I picked Battlefield 3. Listen in to see what else we pick in round two. We will also post all our other picks in a later plus the results spreadsheet for the world to see. Look for that to come later.

Feature Flick:

Ides of March movie

Cross Creek Pictures

The Ides of March stars George Clooney, not only does he star in this movie he also directors it and did some writing. The Ides of March is based on the play “Farragut North” by Beau Willimon. It’s about a dreamy campaign staffer for a new presidential candidate who receives a crash course about dirty politics. Other stars in The Ides of March include Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright and Evan Rachel Wood. Listen in and see what we think of this movie. After you hear our thoughts tell us what you think by leaving a comment.

Thanks again for stopping by and listening to the show. Be sure to tell your friends and family. See you again next week!

EftRoU 121: Helena Bonham Carter cutout…

The EftRoU cast welcomes a guest this week. The one and only CJ Garcia, that’s right the awesome dude who created our music for the show. CJ and the cast review a new DVD The Lincoln Lawyer and in theaters now Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. To listen to the show click the play button below or download it. You can also subscribe via iTunes.

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Points of Interest:

I bet you are wondering what caught our eye this week in the news. Point of Interest number one, the rise in Netflix pricing. Story number two, KFC okays a horse drive though. The third story we talk about is the teaser that hit the Interwebs this week of Dark Knight Rises.

DV-Debrief:

The Lincoln Lawyer

Lionsgate - The Lincoln Lawyer

Did you know, The Lincoln Lawyer is not a period piece.  It is a story about a guy who conducts business out of the back of a Lincoln Town Car. He also happens to be a lawyer that finds himself involved with a case that puts his family and friends at risk. The Lincoln Lawyer stars, Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe and William H. Macy. Listen in to find out what we thought of this movie and then leave us a comment telling us what you think.

Feature Flick:

Harry Potter

Warner Bros. Pictures - HP7 Part 2

So after ten years and eight movies the Harry Potter series has come to an end. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Harry and his friends chase down the last remaining Horcruxes to defeat he who shall remain nameless. The same actors that were in the first seven movies are in this one as well, if you forgot they are: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Ralph Fiennes. We here at Entertainment for the Rest of Us had an interesting discussion about this movie. Listen in and see if you agree with us or not. If you do please leave us a comment and tell us what you think.

Thanks again for stopping by and listening to our show. Feel free to tell a friend. Until next time…