EftRoU 157: SyFy’s Identity Crisis…

 

This week we welcome Tapeleg from The Rink Podcast to lay some hockey science on us as well as share his entertainment prowess. The regular crew minus Shady are also in studio to discuss a new reality TV show on SyFy called Dream Machines, The TV show Comic Book Men, some NHL Hockey playoffs and Square Ross provides a review of the movie Comic Con.

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BoobTube Babble:

Dream Machines

Dream Machines on SyFy

As most of you know I love me some reality TV, well TV in general. If you didn’t know just check out out my bio on our cast page. Any way we discuss a new show on the SyFy channel called Dream Machines. The conversation changes quickly in to how SyFy has lost it’s way.

In addition to Dream Machine we also talk about the AMC show Comic Book Men. During this discussion we learn that Tapeleg has a passion for comics and Mike is a bigger fan of the podcast than the TV show. Listen in and find out what I think of this show.

Video on Demand Review:

The Team Behind Comic Con A Fans Hope

The Team Behind Comic Con A Fans Hope

If you recall we discussed the documentary Comic Con on last week’s show. We are all excited to see this one but so far only Square Ross took the time to rent it and watch. See what he thinks of this movie and find out if you can follow the rat whole we go down. It’s lots of fun for all…

NHL Hockey playoffs:

Hockey Faceoff

Hockey Faceoff

As I mentioned above Tapeleg joined us on this episode to share is expertise as the host of ‘The Rink Podcast’. The crew and I share our predictions as to who will win in the first round. We also had some fun to help Square out by making some interesting analogies between Sci-Fi characters and the hockey teams in the playoffs. Let us know if any of these analogies are accurate or helpful.

I also made a reference to Tim Thomas’s credit card commercial, check it out by watching below:

We hope you enjoy listening and we would love to hear back from you. Feel free to join the conversation on Facebook or twitter via @entfortherest you can also find the crew on twitter: Q (@aka_q), Mike (@CB_Robinson), and me SquareRoss (@SquareRoss).

Until next time…

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…

EftRoU 119: Dillon don’t do Mondays

We welcome some new voices to the show this week. Jess and RossRoss stop by as guest to share their thoughts with the EftRoU crew. We discuss Drive Angry on DVD and Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Oh yeah Dillon 2.0 decides to join us in studio.

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DV-Debrief:

Drive Angry 3D

Summit Entertainment, LLC

First let me tell you that I am upset that Shady the Biker was not here to discuss this movie with us. It was his idea to check this flick out. I think he owes me a beer or lunch for making me watch this DVD. If you have not seen Drive Angry 3D consider yourself lucky. I know why Shady likes this movie, but I sure wish he was here to tell us why. Drive Angry is about an old guy who escapes out of hell to chase down a dude who killed his daughter and kidnapped his granddaughter. It stars Nicolas Cage (as the old guy), Amber Heard (as the eye candy), William Fichtner (as the only good actor & saving grace to this film) and Billy Burke (as the kidnapper). I am interested in hearing what you thought of this movie, leave a comment below and let me know if I am being to harsh on this movie. Better yet listen to the podcast and then leave a comment.

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Transformers

Paramount Pictures

If you like cars and more eye candy than Transformers: Dark Of The Moon is the movie for you. This obvious Michael Bay movie is back for a third round. In this version of Transformers we get to see Sam Witwicky with a new girlfriend trying to find a job after college and the Autobots are saving the world (I’m not sure more meets the eye in this sequel). This time the Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft that crash landed on the Moon. And of course the race is on to reach it before the Decepticons use its secrets to destroy the humans. Once again you have Shia LaBeouf  as Sam, Josh Duhamel as Lennox, John Turturro as Simmons, and Tyrese Gibson as Epps. Plus you meet Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as the new love interest, aka eye candy, Carly.

So tell us what you think of Transformers by leaving a comment.

Until next time….

EftRoU 117: hanging out with the locals…

 

So this week is going to be a short show as The Moderator and I went on a trip to Las Vegas. I would have lots to share with you but as the saying goes “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” However we did take the time out to sit down with a couple of locals to record a show. We talked with David and Jonas to discuss the movie Green Lantern.

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Feature Flick:

Green Lantern Movie
Warner Bros. Pictures – Green Lantern

 

Green Lantern is an origins movie. It is about a test pilot that is chosen to become a guardian of the universe by a ring, that’s right a ring (what do you expect from a super hero movie). This movie stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard and Mark Strong.

Like I said it’s a short show this week so, why not a short post.

We’ll see you next week when The Moderator and I are back at Stately EftRoU Manor.

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’