My Blu-ray review of "Surrogates" is posted. The movie was a whole 1/2 star better by watching it in my living room, but hey, go ahead and rent it to see Bruce Willis with some wacky hair.
Another Stu & The Dude’s "Weekend Wrap-Up!" podcast has come, and the boys talk about porn. Well, they sort of talk about porn, namely a sexbot and 3-D-ness, and if anything else at the CES show last week will be a staple of tomorrow because of sex. There is talk of a new computer, about computer server issues, about beer, about movies bad and good for kids, i.e., The Pink Panther 1 & 2, about movies for adults, i.e., Up In The Air, about TV catching up with "Chuck," and the return of "American Idol." The dudes don’t talk about Jay Leno that much, what with him losing his show and all, but hey, it’s topical, and Stu’s not really a fan, so why not, there is some Jay Leno talk as well. So much, so little time, yet Stu and The Dude figure a way to squeeze it into a 20-minute podcast.
Megan Fox’s body, umm, rather "Jennifer’s Body," is a movie that The Dude on the Right reviews and doesn’t think is all that great. He did like the girl-on-girl kissing, he did like a quote about cutting off a nutsack, and he did think Megan Fox was rather pretty, but in the horror realm, or in the realm of girls being mean to each other because of boys, well, "Jennifer’s Body" kind of floats along the sameness of some better movies. Then again, the Blu-ray does have an extra simple called "Megan Fox is HOT," so maybe The Dude has a screw loose.
The Dude on The Right & Stu Gotz both survived their respective New Year’s Eve celebrations, so they’ve made it back for the first "Weekend Wrap-Up!" podcast of 2010. In it they don’t talk too much about the new year, but mostly about how Stu Gotz is in the doghouse with a Little Gotz, how The Dude’s BFF needs some parking lines in the garage, and if "Pink Panther 2" is any good. Stu is sucked back into "Dr. Who" even thought the series is done for the year, The Dude still loves dinner at Sugartoad, Stu broke a mirror – sort of, and The Dude was still in the gift-giving mood, presenting Stu with some momentos of their youth at Illinois Institute of Technology. They talk about "Jersey Shore," "The Squeeze," and "Bridezillas" from their TV screens, they talk a bit about "Avatar" on the movie screen, and they talk about college. It’s a new year, they have a lot to talk about, and somehow they pull it off in under 20 minutes…
For this movie review of "Sherlock Holmes," The Dude on the Right generally liked the movie, but really felt that if it weren’t for the likes of Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, and Rachel McAdams, well, then Guy Ritchie could have had a big turd on his hand. Anyway, the chemistry between all of the actors was great for The Dude, and he didn’t even get that distracted by some of the CGI effects. Instead he just sat back, relaxed with his BFF in the theater, and enjoyed the show. He suggests you might be able to do the same, just leave the kids at home with the sitter.
This is more of a "Christmas Weekend Wrap-Up" podcast rather than just a "Weekend Wrap-Up," so The Dude on the Right and Stu Gotz discuss the various gifts they received, how the little Gotz’s got a few too many gifts, and Stu gives his review of the Roomba. Both of the boys saw "Sherlock Holmes" and they give their take on the film, The Dude on the Right tells Stu if he should rent "Julie & Julia" to watch with Mama Gotz, and they both think "Kelly’s Heroes" is a kick-ass movie. There is talk about the airplane bomber dude, about AT&T sucking by not selling iPhones to people in New York City (although they seem to be selling them again), about someone who should know what an iPod is but doesn’t, and about ungrateful family members. With the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football playing the Minnesota Vikings and Brett Favre, the boys don’t talk about football for this podcast, but then again, with the Bears sucking so bad, who cares?
Luckily Stu Gotz wasn’t trapped under a sink for their “Weekend Wrap-Up!” podcast, so he and The Dude on the Right were able to discuss a wasted day for both of them over the weekend. Wasted day aside, the boys did get to see “Avatar,” they do some discussing of “Extract,” there is no talk of “Julie & Julia” because The Dude missed quality BFF time due to computer issues, and it seems they missed an opportunity to go to NYC for some in-person research of the XOXO window displays. The boys did do some shopping for Zsu Zsu pets, Mama Gotz didn’t spend enough time at the airport, and Christmas is this weekend so next week we’ll get to see if they were naughty, or nice.
The Dude on the Right reviews "Avatar," and although he says it’s no "Titanic," he eventually justifies it being a 5 star out of 5 star movie. You get some quality violence, some Na’vi sex (sort of), and tall, blue creatures who are hot. What else can you ask for? Well, you also get a nice love story, you see that us humans suck sometimes, maybe there is hope that you don’t just end up dead but become part of a tree, and a glimpse at what the future of movies will look like, in terms of technology. The movie looks cool, but The Dude still isn’t sure about the whole 3-D thing, and it’s not just because he has to pay extra for the glasses only to be asked to give them back so they can be reused, umm, recycled.
Tiredness and grumpiness are not a great equation for a "Weekend Wrap-Up!" podcast, but The Dude on the Right and Stu Gotz power through both as they put together another episode of weekend-ness. Stu’s grumpiness can be directly related to a satellite TV installation gone awry, as well as an hour and a half drive to hear some Christmas music, and a bizarre Christmas exchange at a Taekwondo party, while The Dude couldn’t sleep because of a dradle song and a song about a butcher. The boys do compare notes, however, on the Monk finale from a couple of weeks ago, on "G-Force," but The Dude talks about "Multiplicity" solo while Stu is the only one of the two that has seen "Inkheart." There is talk of Santa Claus, of the lack of Jon Bovi on Saturday Night Live, and Chicago Bears, but in the end, The Dude just wants to see video of Oprah out caroling like she said she was going to do in a tweet from last night. They talk, and hope you’ll listen.
Even though he is being talked about everywhere, Stu Gotz and The Dude on the Right decide not to talk about Tiger Woods during their "Weekend Wrap-Up!" podcast, but probably only because there was too much more to talk about thanks to the Thanksgiving weekend. Stu saw a parade and ratty balloons while The Dude introduced some of his family to his future family; The Dude didn’t like "Old Dogs" that much but Stu and The Dude’s sister did; There was talk of a really good salad at a dinner at Biaggi’s; The boys talk bowling; The boys talk driving; And the boys talk some crappy football thanks again to the Chicago Bears. They talk a lot, they survived Thanksgiving, and Stu gives advice on how to keep a bear out of your yard.