EftRoU 158: It’s Me Squario!

Q, Square and Mike return this week to bring you the latest in entertainment news as well as our thoughts on whatever comes to our minds.  This week we had some fun chatting about Chipotle, Sony and our favorite money themed movies. And just for the fun of it, we also introduce the world to Squario?

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Chipotle vs. McDonald’s

Chipotle man!

Chipotle man!

The crew talks about a recent article that is coming out talking about how consumers are more inclined to go for a Chipotle Burrito aka “Burrito Pillow” (As noted by SquareRoss) than a McDonalds BBQ Wrap offerings.  The crew definitely can confirm that we have a clear winner in our opinion and speak from personal experience on the topic.  One of the big moves though by Chipotle was to get “Back to the Basics” as seen here in this commercial that has aired before movies and even during the Grammy’s earlier this year.  You can see the video here Chipotle “Back to the Basics”. If you are feeling nostalgic you can also listen to EftRoU’s 5th show, where Q and Na review Chipotle.

The Great SONY restructuring.

The Walkman

The Walkman

So Sony is in the midst of a huge change in the way they do things and run, starting with laying off over 10,000 employee in various areas of the company.  The crew talks innovation and whether Sony still can pull off a major comeback like Apple did in the 90’s into 2000.  The crew talks about all kinds of things relating to the company. Especially the emerging interactive controls coming out for TVs and if that is truly innovative or just a fad?

Speaking of Money…

Eddie Murphy In Trading Places

Eddie Murphy In Trading Places

The crew decided to continue on with the subject of money and discusses some of the best money themed movies and what we like about them.  Mike, Q and Square definitely have some interesting picks including Oceans 11 (2001), Brewster’s Millions, Wall Street (1987) and some others that you might not expect or have thought of. If you can think of a movie or two that we forgot leave us a comment.

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 stay safe and enjoy your entertainment!

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 154: Hockey, 3D, SquareRoss Manor, Zombies….

Once again the crew is bringing you all the great entertainment from all points of the “Entertainment” universe.  We talk a little about the Movie GOON, Walter Murch’s thoughts on 3D, Mass Effect 3, SquareRoss manor… and top it off with some chat about Terra Nova being canceled, oh yea some zombies from “The Walking Dead”, so kick back, turn it up and enjoy!

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This and that

The crew is back minus Shady who couldn’t make it this week, but returning from his hockey nights Mike is back!  We kick things off with another cornucopia with bits and pieces from all over.  The crew talks some video games as well as rumors of Netflix picking up canceled shows to give them an additional leg up on the competition.

To 3D or not to 3D?

The crew talks/discus’s/debates if 3D is good or bad after reading a post which can be found here by Walter Murch.  What are your thoughts do you agree or disagree with the crew?  Also will some day our only choice be 3D films or will 2D movies still be around?

GOON and HUGO

Hugo Movie Poster

Hugo Movie Poster

We touch on the movies GOON and Hugo which just hit DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital release.  Whats unique about GOON is how its been marketed and released.  Long story short, it wasn’t picked up by a major US studio right away and ended up being released over in the UK first. It has made its release on many US outlets in the recent last couple months, now available Online through iTunes, March 28th on HDNet Movies and on March 30th in select theaters.  Mike talks about his thoughts on the movie and a little personal hockey history to go along with it.  Q and Mike also touch on HUGO and what they thought of the film and the “PSA” it was putting out at least according to Q.  This is also Martin Scorsese‘s first family film.

A little TV chatter

Walking Dead Season 2 Poster

Walking Dead Season 2 Poster

The crew tops of the show with a little bit of TV news and hopefully some insight into the big events of “The Walking Dead“, if you haven’t seen (Warning Spoilers Ahead) or heard (Warning… Spoilers Ahead) about what happened than you live under a rock as its been spoiled every which way and the other and was already known to happen due to the graphics novel’s storyline which the show is taken from.

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), and me SquareRoss (@SquareRoss).

Until next time stay safe and enjoy your entertainment!

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: 148 Clapfest Season…

The EftRoU crew returns this week with a new format and some entertainment news and thoughts regarding the Touch Preview event on Fox. Plus the Screen Actors Guild awards, the Pro Bowl for those sports fans listening and last but not least Oscar Nominations and Snubs.  Sit back and enjoy as we bring you another great episode.

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Touch and Screen Actors Guild Awards

FOX has brought Kiefer Sutherland back to the small screen on with the premiere of his new show titled Touch.

Touch - FOX

Touch - FOX

This has been an interesting show to wait for as it puts Sutherland in a role that is literally and completely the opposite of his Jack Bauer character, from the famous 24 series.  The show revolves around Martin Bohm (Sutherland) and his 11 year old son Jake Bohm, played by David Mazouz, who is autistic but sees the entire world differently and realizes how everyone and everything is connected.  The series is created by Tim Kring of Heroes (2006) & Chicago Hope fame.  The show definitely has me hooked but what about the rest of the crew?

Next up was the Screen Screen Actors Guild awards that were on TBS.  Q took some time to watch this years show and shares his thoughts with the crew of the highlights as well as his thoughts on the winners and losers.  We also take some time to dive into the idea of “do we really need more award shows“?  Mike and Q definitely take sides in the matter and I realize I haven’t seen nearly as many movies in the last few months as I thought.

The Oscar Nominations

Again the debate rolls onto the nominations and snubs for this years (2012) Oscars.  The crew really has some fun with this and making fun of me for not liking Cars 2 (2006) as well as making some bold statements about other animated films from PIXAR.

Billy Crystal Returns to Host

Billy Crystal Returns to Host

We talk about some interesting thoughts on what now counts as a performance when an actor has been digitized.  We don’t make our predictions this week but sure start to get a feel for what might be a winner and losers based on whats happened this awards season.

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) and me SquareRoss (@SquareRoss).

Until next time stay safe and enjoy your entertainment!