“Hey!! Didn’t he say that last week?!?!!”

The Couch Potato Report – September 27th
This week The Couch Potato Report is still only doing a summary.
BUT, this is the last week for that! Starting next week the full Couch Potato Report will return!!!
I know what you are thinking, “didn’t Dan write that last week?” Well, the answer is yes. Soon I will need to get back into my regular routine, but this week I spent the time I would normally writing reading books and playing PSP.
Am I slacking off? Perhaps. Am I still locked out and making the best of a bad situation? Definitely!
For now, please bare with me, bear with me even, and enjoy these summaries:
Up first is FAMILY GUY PRESENTS STEWIE GRIFFIN: THE UNTOLD STORY. This is a direct-to-DVD release and is being promoted as a FAMILY GUY movie. In actuality it is three unaired episodes of the hilarious TV show edited together.
That said, since it is a direct-to-DVD release, the “film” includes words, phrases and things that they can’t do on TV.
PLUS, as I mentioned, they are unaired episodes!!!!!!
Creator Seth MacFarlane has said that FAMILY GUY PRESENTS STEWIE GRIFFIN: THE UNTOLD STORY is sort of a gift to the fans who helped get his show back on the air.
So those fans will enjoy it, in fact they will love it.
Especially the segment that features Stewie as Saddam Hussein in a worm hole. It is priceless!
Anyone who is a non-convert to the show won’t become a fan because of FAMILY GUY PRESENTS STEWIE GRIFFIN: THE UNTOLD STORY, but if you are already a fan, enjoy Seth’s gift!
A few years ago the good people at Blue Sky Studios gave us the gift of a great film called ICE AGE.
This year they follow that wonderful piece of animation with another one. This one is called ROBOTS and while it isn’t as good at it’s predecessor, it is still pretty darn entertaining!
The round, bouncy, and ramshackle forms of hero Rodney Copperbottom and his computer-animated friends are part of an ornate and weird world. A world you won’t mind visiting!
Rodney (voiced by Ewan McGregor) is a young inventor who sets off for Robot City to work for Big Weld (Mel Brooks), the supreme inventor of the mechanical world. But upon his arrival, Rodney discovers that Big Weld has disappeared, and the slick, shiny Ratchet (Greg Kinnear, As Good As It Gets) is phasing out the spare parts that lumpen robots need to function and replacing them with “upgrades”–expensive and glistening new exoskeletons.
ROBOTS also featuring the voices of Robin Williams, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Amanda Bynes, Jennifer Coolidge, and many, many more.
And it is very, very fun!!
So is the hilarious, direct-to-DVD release FAMILY GUY PRESENTS STEWIE GRIFFIN: THE UNTOLD STORY!
That film, and ROBOTS, are both available now at a store near you.
Coming up in the next Couch Potato Report is the return of full reviews (I really, really hope) including my comments on:
Nicole Kidman’s work in THE INTERPRETER. She has been terrible in the many remakes she has done and I will tell you if she is any better in this film about a UN translator who overhears assassination plot. Sean Penn also stars.
The names of the people who starred in the 1950 Disney film CINDERELLA are Ilene Woods, Eleanor Audley, and Verna Felton.
Their work has helped the film stand the test of time and now there is the CINDERELLA SPECIAL PLATINUM EDITION available for you to share with your family.
I’m Dan Reynish, enjoy whatever you choose to watch and I’ll meet you back here next week on The Couch!