EftRoU 129: the nearly forgotten episode…

Okay it’s been nearly a week since we recorded this show and I am finally getting it posted. I apologize to the EftRoU crew and listeners for taking so long to get this up. I let work and life get in the way of your entertainment. Just more proof I’m a regular guy.  Any who… In this episode we review the DVD Everything Must Go. as well as two feature flicks for you, Contagion and Warrior. Plus our points of view on Eddie Murphy hosting the Oscars and DC Comics New 52.

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Points of View:

Have you heard the news yet. Eddie Murphy will be hosing the 84th Academy Awards. The crew and I talk about our thoughts regarding this announcement. See if you agree with us, if you do… great! If not let us know why by leaving a comment. We also discuss DC Comics new 52. For those of you who don’t read comics and you would like to see what the talk is about, check it out from the begging. DC is starting all over again, learn more by listening in to the show.

DV-Debrief:

Everything Must Go

Birdsong Pictures

This week’s DVD review is about a guy who loses his job on the same day his wife throws him out of his house. The name of this movie is Everything Must Go, starring Will Ferrell. I am telling you now that Ferrell shows his true acting skills in this one, but the story is depressing. Were not saying don’t see it, but be ready for a not so funny Ferrell.

Future Flick #1:

Contagion

Warner Bros. Pictures

Square Ross decided to be different and go see the big name movie Contagion. In this movie there are a ton of big names including but not limited to: Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law and Elliott Gould. Contagion is a thriller centered around the idea of a deadly disease and an international team of Dr.’s that are trying to deal with the outbreak. Let us know if you agree with Square by leaving a comment.

Feature Flick #2

 

Warrior

Lionsgate

The rest of the crew and I took time out to see the movie Warrior. This movie is about two brother that are fighting to gain everything and lose nothing. When I say they are fighting they are truly fighting in a Mixed Martial Arts tournament that only a few can qualify for. You will find some great performances from Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Morrison and Kevin Dunn in this movie. After you see this movie let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

Thanks again for stopping by… please tell a friend…. until next time… take care and be well!

 

UFC 117 Predictions

Fight Poster for UFC 117 Silva vs Sonnen

Get ready for UFC 117 this Saturday

Hey everybody, Mike the comic guy here. I know UFC isn’t normally my bag, at least not around here, but since there’s a card coming up this weekend with some fairly significant fights on it I thought I’d weigh in with my predictions. Don’t worry though I’m not giving up my day job; I’ll have my thoughts on the upcoming comic releases right away. So without any further adieu lets take a look at UFC 117.

Main Event: Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen

To be honest with you I can’t believe that Chael Sonnen is even in this fight to begin with. I think that if you look at all of Anderson Silva’s matches in the UFC the only guy who ever looked like he might beat him was Dan Henderson in the first round of their tilt back in 2008. However I thought that there were flashes of vulnerability in Silva’s game when he fought Nate Marquardt too. So I was looking forward to seeing a rematch between them. Of course Chael Sonnen spoiled the party back in February when he had the audacity to beat Nate the Great in pretty convincing fashion, more convincing in fact than when Silva downed Marquardt. So am I picking Sonnen for the upset here? No chance, I’d love to see it happen, but there’s no way. He might be a bit of a jerk, but Anderson Silva is the best MMA fighter in the world right now and while Chael Sonnen is a very tough guy, so were Forrest Griffin, Travis Lutter , Rich Franklin, and Chris Leben, and Silva embarrassed all of them. He’s just got too much talent to lose to Chael Sonnen. I say Silva KO’s him in the  second round. Don’t feel bad if you’re a Sonnen fan though, Silva’s got too much talent to lose to anybody on the planet, Georges St. Pierre included.

Jon Fitch vs Thiago Alves

This fight is a rematch. Fitch scored a TKO at the end of the second round when these two met back in 2006. Since then Fitch has traveled the conservative road, he picked his fights carefully and managed to secure himself a title shot with George St. Pierre, and although it was St. Pierre who had his had raised after the fifth round; there’s something to be said for a guy who can go 5 with GSP. Alves on the other hand took some crazy fights; on my score card he fought and won 4 fights I didn’t think he had a chance in. But he won them all and earned his shot at St. Pierre. The result was the same though, Alves went the distance, but the night belonged to the champ.  So when these two square off on Saturday I see the rematch going to Alves this time. There’s no question that Fitch is a world class wrestler, but Josh Koscheck and Matt Hughes were pretty good wrestlers too, and Alves disposed of both of them. I think the loss to Fitch last time was a turning point in The Pitbull’s career and think you’ll see Thiago Alves win by TKO in the second round.

Clay Guida vs Raphael Dos Anjos

I will never pick anybody to beat Clay Guida. Guida is the epitome of MMA is about, he works hard, is always in great shape, puts on an exciting fight every time he gets in the ring, and is a true sportsman as well. If you’re not sure what MMA announcers mean when they say that a fighter “leaves everything in the cage” just watch a Clay Guida fight and you’ll understand. Unfortunately he’s only 8-7 in his last 15 fights so I’m wrong a little less than half the time when he fights though. However this time I’m not picking solely based the mancrush I have on Guida. I really think he’s a better fighter. I say Guida wins a unanimous decision.

Matt Hughes vs Ricardo Almeida

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. First of all Matt Hughes has always done well against Gracie fighters, and second of all Matt Hughes isn’t as washed up as people want to believe. He lost two fights to Georges St. Pierre, had a bad night against Thiago Alves, and made beating Matt Serra look harder than it should have been. That hardly makes him washed up. Hughes took 5 fights in two years back on 2006 and 2007 and they caught up with him, he’s had to years of just taking a fight every 12 months and on Saturday you’ll see him TKO Brazilian Jui Jitsu Black Belt Ricardo Ameida.

Roy Nelson vs Junior Dos Santos

Would somebody please shut Roy Nelson up? How does the fattest man in pro sports have  a 16 -4 record? Please Junior, KO this trash talking, doughnut chomping chump. My pick is Dos Santos by KO in the third round.

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