A Teepee, Crappy Movies, Broccoli, iPads, and Sushi.

By: The Dude on the Right

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I was worried that Stu Gotz was kicked out of the Gotz household, but during this edition of our “Weekend Wrap-Up!” podcast, I find out that Stu just wanted to build a teepee! Yup, Stu is getting in touch with his American Indian heritage, even though he has none, and he put up a big ol’ wigwam in the Gotz yard. The kids love it, but I worry he doesn’t see the future picture of Mama Gotz saying “You’re sleeping in the teepee tonight!”, especially with Stu not being that great at negotiating skills with his kids involving a piece of broccoli and an iPad.

Neither of us saw a movie in the theater, but that didn’t stop us from catching up on DVD stuff with Stu and Mama Gotz watching “2012” and “Heartbreak Kid,” while I watched “My Life in Ruins” with my BFF, and both of us thought it was all over the place, and kind of stupid, although in her world it still wasn’t that bad because it was under two hours with a happy ending.

I ate Sushi, a Little Gotz ate broccoli, Stu didn’t watch TV, and I’m recommending “The Real Housewives of Washington D.C.” What has happened to me?

And, yes, I realize “Deep Impact” was an asteroid movie. The movie I was thinking about was “Dante’s Peak.”

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That’s it for this one!  I’m The Dude on the Right!!  L8R!!!

Dinner for Schmucks, Cats and Dogs, Apple Camp, and Cold as a Witches…

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Our “Weekend Wrap-Up!” podcast brings to light that both Stu Gotz and I saw movies this weekend, albeit different movies, and Stu is sitting on a movie (The Invention of Lying) that Mama Gotz isn’t sure who the lead dude is! Me, I saw “Dinner For Schmucks” and sort of liked it, liked the food at the Hollywood Palms Theater in Naperville, IL, but didn’t like the fact that it was colder than a witches tit in the theater and the theater is not set up for snuggling so my BFF froze her ass off. Stu, meanwhile, was with his kiddies catching “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kittie Galore,” but not in 3-D.

Stu is confused with his TV watching, what with “Doctor Who” being done for the season, but lucky for him he still has “Burn Notice” and “Psych,” because Stu is all about cable. Meanwhile, I’m really sucked into “Big Brother something or other,” even though I don’t really know any of the people’s names, I’m still liking Howie Mandell on “America’s Got Talent,” and both Stu and I wonder what will happen to “American Idol” now that Ellen is gone, Kara is supposedly gone, and J. Lo will be taking a seat in the judge’s chair.

Stu sent his kid to Apple Camp, I did a lot of work, Stu has a visitor in town, and my high school reunion isn’t on the same day as a Bon Jovi concert this time, although I still probably can’t go and it’s not my BFF’s fault, as Stu tries to imply.

The weekends go by so fast, and we talk about them… Thanks for listening!

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An S&M Sunday, Port-O-Potties, Dr. Who is Who, and Being Super Macho

By: The Dude on the Right

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Although a lot of Chicago ended up flooded, happily myself and Stu Gotz detail, during our “Weekend Wrap-Up!” podcast, our survival tips, or rather our “We were just lucky” tips, of the Chicago flood of 2010. Stu fought the flooding by braving the elements during a camping trip, while I fought them with being oblivious, and although no worse for wear, Stu does have some issues with his air conditioning which hopefully are getting repaired as we speak.

Rain didn’t seem to dampen either of our weekends as Stu continued his investigative reporting of how to have fun with your kids at a demolition derby, and in tonight’s episode we find out about taking your Little Gotz into a port-a-potty, and how it might be the woman’s fault for the mess. Me, as the big day draws closer, a lot of me is about getting married, and finding wedding bands took precedence this weekend, and chatting with our priest for the wedding.

Stu went diving, I did mopping; Stu thinks Dr. Who is Doctress Who, and I think some dude in this summer’s Big Brother is a genius. And, well, neither of us has still seen “Inception,” and neither of us will being trying “Super Macho,” with all of its bull semen supposed goodness.

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Bad Days for Tiger and Nicolas, Passing a Test, Summer TV, and Who Are Ramona and Beezus?

By: The Dude on the Right

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During this edition of our “Weekend Wrap-Up!” podcast, I let Stu Gotz know that my BFF and I passed our marriage test yet he seems more concerned about a weekend drinking excursion rather than my future happiness. I would expect no less from my buddy! As weekends go for me it was pretty simple, with some marriage planning, including renting a tuxedo and realizing that it’s one of the biggest rackets in the clothing industry, and learning to hang some drywall. Stu, on the other hand, seemed to have a good time with said drinking excursion with Mama Gotz, Stinky, The Dude on the Left, and Trash, and somehow he also fit in a trip to the movies with the Little Gotz’s, going to see “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” and a snuggly trip with Mama Gotz to see “Twilight: Eclipse.”

Stu is sad the current season of Doctor Who is almost over, he thinks he won’t like “Burn Notice” in ten years if he tries to watch a rerun, and he makes fun of me for watching “Bethany Getting Married,” or whatever the name of the show is with that Bethany chick who used to be a New York housewife, or something like that.

Neither of us seem committed to seeing “Salt” next weekend, nor “Ramona & Beezus,” but I do know some more marriage preparation should be taking place, and Stu is planning on some canoeing, but I don’t see multiple cases of beer as used to be the case many, many moons ago.

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2 Fast 2 Furious

MPAA Rated – PG-13
It’s 1:54 Long
A Review by:
The Dude on the Right

2 Fast 2 Furious
Movie Stats & Links
Starring: Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Cole Hauser, Eva Mendes, Ludacris
MPAA Rated: PG-13
Released By: Universal Pictures
Distributed By: thefastandthefurious.com
Kiddie Movie: Keep it to the teenagers.
Date Movie: Only if she likes fast cars and fast women.
Gratuitous Sex: Women in sexy clothes.
Gratuitous Violence: A scary scene with a rat, and a dude gets run over by a truck.
Action: Lots of car chases.
Laughs: Quite a few, especially the “give me a break” type.
Memorable Scene: The “Dukes of Hazard” jump.
Memorable Quote: Too many one-liners to list.
Directed By: John Singleton
Produced By: Neal H. Moritz

I didn’t want to like the movie because my hero, Vin, wasn’t a part of it. I wondered how you can make a sequel to “The Fast and The Furious” without the star of the original, but I guess the franchise isn’t about the actors, it’s about having a pretty mindless story and fast cars. Dammit, I liked “2 Fast 2 Furious.”

This time we’re in Miami and our cop-buddy Brian (Paul Walker) is off of the police force because he let Dominick get away in the first movie. Go figure, he’s trying to make money street racing around Miami. And go figure, the feds need Brian’s help to take out the drug kingpin. So what do they do? Well, they arrest Brian, give him a deal that they’ll clear his record if he helps them, and offer to pair him up with a nerd cop. Brian knows he needs somebody who can really help so it’s off to Barstow to recruit his old “friend who hates him now because he blames Brian for his getting busted by the cops and getting sent to jail” Roman (Tyrese). Yea, they beat each other up, but then they’re best friends again. And, oh yea, Roman’s in because if he helps he’ll get his record cleared.

So, with the help of Monica (Eva Mendes), the federal agent who’s infiltrated the kingpin’s trust (looking hot didn’t hurt), Brian and Roman get involved in a try-out to be the ones who get to carry the kingpin’s cash to the drop-off point. Guess what? They win. Alright, so our new hero, Brian, is falling for Monica, Roman figures this might get in the way, but they’ve all got a job to do, except that Monica overhears the henchman saying how instead of $100,000 when they deliver the cash, it’s a couple of bullets to the head instead. But you can’t stop the gig now, not when the bad guys would get away, so our boys make a plan to get the bad guys caught and keep the money. Well, their plans don’t go as smoothly as the figured so we get some “Dukes of Hazard” action. Ah, who cares about the story, is the car racing cool? It’s alright, pretty much the same as the original, although this time a lot more cop cars are involved and most of them get destroyed.

Every now and then I like to catch a movie that doesn’t make you think, all you need to do is sit back and let the one-liners and chase scenes fly amidst a pretty mindless story. And the hot bodies don’t hurt either. “2 Fast 2 Furious” gives you just that. No one’s winning any acting awards for this one, although Tyrese probably stole the show in terms of comedic element, and Eva Mendes looks fabulous in a bikini, but you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into when you buy you’re ticket for this movie, and you will get pretty much all of it. With that it’s 3 1/2 stars out of 5 for “2 Fast 2 Furious.” Take it for what it’s worth.

That’s all for this one! I’m The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!