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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Points of Interest:

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

airplane-1980-cockpit

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?

groundhog

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!

EftRoU 135: in time vs logan’s run…

So we had some technical difficulties the last couple of weeks. First we had a computer go bad and then we had an application crash on us. So this episode is out late. Thanks for being kind to us and coming back to listening in. For your listening pleasure we discuss the retro DVD Logan’s Run and the feature flick In Time.

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Retro DV-Debrief :

Logan's Run

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

We thought it would be good to compare the retro DVD Logan’s Run to this week’s feature flick. Logan’s Run is takes place in 2274 and every on can only live until the age of 30. Once you hit the ripe old age of 30 you terminated in a quasi-religious ceremony known as Carousel. There are some that avoid the ceremony and choose to run. Michael York, Jenny Agutter and Richard Jordan star in this movie. Let us know if you think this movie stands the test of time or let us know if you ever liked by leaving us a comment below.

Feature Flick:

 

In Time

New Regency Picture

As we mentioned before we wanted to compare our retro DVD to this week’s Feature Flick, which is In Time. In a future people have been genetically engineered to not age past 25. AS soon as you reach the age of 25 you only get a year to live longer. Justin Timberlake plays Will Salas a man who has been gifted more years than he could ever earn and is now living a life he never had. We get to see how Salas lives his life with time to spend in an adventure he has never been on. Other fine performances in this film include Cillian Murphy, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Galecki, Olivia Wilde and Matt Bomer. Let us know what you think of this film by leaving a comment below.

We hope we have our technical issues figured out so come back later this week to hear another great episode from Entertainment for the Rest of Us.

EftRoU 108: political correctness running amok

We had the honor of having a guest again. Ms Cassi Perkins joined the gang to discuss songs that make us happy, a retro DV-Debrief of ‘Blazing Saddles’ and a feature flick discussion of ‘Your Highness’. Other voices you will hear on the show include Shady the Biker, Dillon 2.0, Mike Leach and myself.

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The Catchall Segment:

Have you felt like sharing songs that make you happy, well we do so we decided to do it with the world. During the first segment of the show the EftRoU crew share some songs that put a smile on their face. Some of us had a short list and others had a list that could go on forever. Some of us (that means me) didn’t even know the right name of the artists of the songs that make us happy. So here is the correction, be sure to read this before or after you listen to the show. I mentioned the song ‘Fish Heads” and said it was Dr. Demento who was the performer, when in fact it is Barnes & Barnes who sing it. To learn more check out the link to their wiki entry.

Retro DV-Debrief:

Movie - Blazing Saddles

Gene Wilder & Cleavon Little in Blazing Saddles

How many of you remember the Mel Brooks classic ‘Blazing Saddles‘? If you have not seen this film in a while it is time to check it out. If you have never seen this movie you must see it. Listen in as we discuss how much we really do love this movie. Also learn how much we believe this movie could not be made today as well as how today’s youth just don’t get it and may have something wrong with them. In case you forgot this movie stars Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Mel Brooks, Harvey Korman and Madeline Kahn. It is a western spoof about a town that is in the way of the railroad. In order to grab the town’s land, Hedley Lemar (Harvey Korman), a politically connected loathsome person, sends in his lackeys to make the town unlivable. After the original sheriff is killed, the town writes a letter to the Governor demanding for a new sheriff. Hedley convinces the Gov to send the town their first Black sheriff. Bart is a sophisticated urbanite who has some difficulty winning over the town, but in the end they all come together to keep their town from Hedley.

Feature Flick:

Movie Your Highness

Universal Studio - Your Highness

When we were planning this show a while back we thought it would be a good idea to take on two spoofs. We thought it would be a cool to compare the two movies, but hands down we found ‘Blazing Saddles’ to be much better than this week’s feature flick ‘Your Highness‘. As you will hear in the netcast we all feel it might be better to see this movie on DVD. ‘Your Higness’ is written by Danny McBride and Ben Best, it is about a prince’s bride being kidnapped. That prince then goes on a quest with his lazy brother to rescue the love of his life. Besides being the writer Danny McBride also stars in this movie as the lazy brother and playing the not so lazy prince is James Franco. There is plenty of eye candy for the men in this movie, including the bare backside of Ms Natalie Portman and the lovely vocal talents of Zooey Deschanel. Please let us know if we are wrong about this movie by leaving a comment and telling us why you should see this movie now and not wait for DVD.

Hey don’t forget we are building a list of 42 Summer Block Buster Hits. Nominate your favorite summer blockbuster by leaving a comment on our Facebook page.

Until next time, take care,
‘Q’

EftRoU 104: 80’s revisited…

This week we thought we would try something a little different. So, we step back in to the 80’s, a revisit if you will. Mike and I discuss some of our favorite TV shows from the 80’s . Then we take a look at a movie made in 2011 that takes place in the 80’s, ‘Take Me Home Tonight’. To round out the show we conduct a retro DV-Debrief, ‘On Crazy Summer‘.

Catchall Segment:

Do you find yourself thinking about the good ol’ days and how you loved watching TV. Don’t worry if you said ‘no’, it’s okay. Mike and I share some of the TV show’s we enjoyed watching back int he day. We also share some the shows our fans enjoyed watching. Leave us a comment and tell us what are some of your favorite TV shows from the 80’s.

Feature Flick:

Take Me Home Tonight

Relativity Media - Take Me Home Tonight

We were excited to take on this week’s feature flick, “Take Me Home Tonight“. The story of Take Me Home Tonight was written by Topher Grace, you know the guy who plays Forman on ‘That 70’s Show‘. The story he wrote, is about a guy who is not sure what he wants to do now that he has graduated from college. So before the summer is over he decides to try and get a date with his High School crush. From there all hell breaks loose, well almost all of it. Beside writing the story Topher Grace stars in this film along with, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler and Teresa Palmer. Listen in to see what we really think of this movie and to find out an interesting theory that Mike has.

Retro DV-Debrief:

One Crazy Summer Movie

Warner Bros. Pictures - One Crazy Summer

How many of you remember the movie “One Crazy Summer“? We take a little trip down memory lane and discuss this 1986 film. For those of you who don’t remember ‘One Crazy Summer‘ it stars John Cusack as Hoops McCann, Demi Moore as Cassandra Eldridge, Curtis Armstrong as Ack Ack Raymond, Bobcat Goldthwait as Egg Stork and Joel Murray as George Calamari. Hoops and his buddy George head to Nantucket for the summer after high school graduation to try and figure out what’s next in their lives. Listen in as see what we think of this blast from the past. If you are looking to rent this movie we suggest you check out  iTunes. Be sure to leave a comment and let us know what you think of ‘One Crazy Summer’. Or, Tell us what other 80’s movies we should talked about in future episodes. Or, tell us what you think of Bobcat Goldthwait in this movie, is it his best work ever?

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