2012

The Dude on the Right really wanted to like the movie "2012," but during his review he mentions that his biggest problem with the movie was that he really didn’t care if anyone lived or died, especially the major characters. Sure, Woody Harrelson was great, and John Cusack was his likable self, but The Dude actually would have preferred the movie more if Cusack’s character bit the dust. The movie also made him miss Zay "tap-dancing militant Islamic fundamentalists" Smith, who used to write for the Chicago Sun Times and kept the Chicago area informed of the Yellowstone Caldera, so, with no characters to root for, and making him miss a newspaper man, the only thing the movie did inspire The Dude about was buying a limo because it sure seemed to do pretty well as the Earth was caving in around it.

TWILFS, Smurfs, Destruction, Life, Pinewood Races, and More.

This episode of “Stu & The Dude’s Weekend Wrap-Up!” podcast finds Stu Gotz learning what the term TWILF might mean, and by the end of the 20 minutes has Stu giving people a challenge to wipe their ass.  In between and along the way the boys discuss the brief return of Bill Kurtis and Walter Jacobson to the Chicago airwaves and a missed opportunity for hilarity born by Bob Sirott, they talk about “2012,” “Precious,” “Up,” “Bruno,” Kevin Smith movies, the New England Patriots, and somehow they even discuss a Pinewood Derby.  And if that weren’t enough, the boys also talk some “South Park” and “Heroes.”  The weekend is only a weekend long, yet the boys seem to pack in a whole bunch of stuff for your listening pleasure.  Happy Wiping Your Ass!

Up

The Dude on the Right admits that seeing "Up" on the theater big-screen, in 3D, is cooler than on the big-screen in his living room, but for his review of the movie "Up," and the 4-disc Blu-ray combo pack, you sure get a whole lot of stuff for your Blu-ray dollar. Sure you will get a movie that he loved, in all its Blu-ray splendor, but the extras included are too numerous to mention in this synopsis so you should read the revie, but here is a sample: There are explanations of character development, artistic development, how the story changed, an extra copy of the movie on standard DVD, a Digital Copy for your portable player, and if that weren’t enough there are a couple of "Movie Shorts" in Pixar story-telling glory. All The Dude really knows is that the movie was great, and the extras make this one Blu-ray purchase that is definitely worth it. And hey, you might actually learn some geography if you play the included game called "Global Guardian Badge Game."

Michael Jackson’s This Is It, Halloween, A Red Light, and A Facebook Intervention.

The Dude on the Right apologizes for any swearing that occurs during this podcast episode of "Stu & The Dude’s Weekend Wrap-Up!", but he and Stu Gotz are blaming Mama Gotz and her potty mouth, for her influence on one of the Little Gotz’s. But the dudes don’t swear during all of the episode, in fact, most of the conversations about a joke from Playboy, a naked Marge Simpson, Halloween outfits, and "Michael Jackson’s This Is It" are vulgar-free, with recommendations on some of them, including Stu’s love for "Army of Darkness." Stu didn’t have internet access yet still buried his gold, The Dude on the Right did have internet access and needs a Facebook intervention, and neither of them are caring that much about the Chicago Bears right now. And since it’s still new TV season, they dudes talk about some TV, too.

Paranormal Activity, Hair Cuts, To H1N1 or Not to H1N1, and The Bears Still Suck.

The Dude on the Right wasn’t cold nor frightened, and tells Stu Gotz why not during their “Weekend Wrap-Up!” podcast.  In other news Stu has troubles securing a cheap haircut for the Gotz clan thanks to being a little late for Pat the barber.  Both boys see lots of movies with “Paranormal Activity,” “Milk,” “I Love You, Man,” “Imagine That,” and “Caroline” being topics of discussion, Stu thinks the H1N1 vaccine manufacturers should watch “Star Trek,” The Dude unpacks, and leave it to Mama Gotz to ruin “Toy Story,” or maybe it was “Toy Story 2.” – Stu can’t remember.

Paranormal Activity

The Dude on the Right wasn’t freaked out by the movie, but during his review of "Paranormal Activity," we find that the dude-pad and the movie set have something in common. As far as the movie goes, though, The Dude gets how the movie folks were going, even liked some of the "creepy" factor, but he doesn’t scare easily and thought the movie was too predictable. He also thought the ending ruined it by putting the movie over the top instead of leaving you with a "that could be my wife/girlfriend" the next time she sleepwalks. At least there wasn’t any gore.

Staying in Bed, Management, Toy Stories, Not Being Prepared, and Balloon Boy!

The Dude on the Right and Stu Gotz wanted to both be in bed, only not together, and for different reasons, and they explain why during their “Weekend Wrap-Up!” podcast.  Neither reason had drinking to excess involved, just klutziness and flu-ness, but they both had some movieness with “Management” and the 3-D versions of “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2.”  The boys also discuss Balloon Boy and the hoax that is ensuing, a topic that somehow shifts into the musical styling’s of The 5th Dimension and Monty Python.  All of that, plus some Chicago Bears’ talk, some Sweetest Day talk, and chocolaty goodness of Count Chocula.

The Proposal

The Dude on the Right liked "The Proposal" in the theater, so for this Blu-ray review of the movie it’s no surprise that he still likes the movie. What he doesn’t like is the lackluster effort at "extras" for the DVD. Pretty much he felt he wasted his time watched the deleted scenes, the outtakes, and all he got out of the "alternate" ending was the fact that he was happy with the original ending, although the alternate ending did reinforce that some filming did not take place in Alaska. He still thinks it’s a good "snuggle on the couch with your honey" kind of movie, so dudes, suck it up because you do get Sandra Bullock almost naked.

A Peace Prize, Couples Retreat, Where’s My Sidekick Stuff, and Stupid People!

Stu Gotz doesn’t really tell The Dude on the Right much about his weekend during their "Weekend Wrap-Up!" Podcast, but that’s okay because there is enough stuff going on that even if Stu did have a boring weekend, the boys have lots to talk about. It seems The Dude did do something this weekend, namely seeing "Couples Retreat," so he tells Stu if it’s a movie to take Mama Gotz to see, but Stu is more interested in what The Dude thinks about President Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize, if he knows what is wrong with people’s Sidekicks, and if he ever saw Alyssa Milano naked. The both have TV woes, the dude wonders about the flu shot, and Stu sees stupid people, but what else is new?

Couples Retreat

The Dude on the Right isn’t like most critics, and he thinks that the fact that he enjoyed "Couples Retreat," as you’ll find out in this review, is another reason supporting this fact. Sure, he didn’t find anything groundbreaking in the film, wonders if they just shot the movie in Bora Bora to have a vacation in Bora Bora, but did enjoy the characters, the jokes, and he’s not ashamed to say it, but some of the women in bikinis were cute. The movie didn’t preach too much, it had a peeing child, and women get to ogle the yoga instructor. What else do you want from a romantic comedy?