Entertainment Link-Off: Hug a Tree

It’s Saturday again, so it’s time for another edition of the Entertainment Link-Off. In theatres this weekend, there’s the kid friendly Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. On the other end of the spectrum, there’s the party-hard flick Project X. In other words, nothing noteworthy, so let’s start this edition of the ELO off with Charlize Theron. She’ll be appearing in Prometheus this summer and later in this entry, a new viral video related to the movie has hit the interwebs.

After the jump, The Lorax isn’t sticking to its environmentally friendly message, Adam Sandler smashed a Razzie record, the Oscars are on a downward spiral, showing a movie trailer can get you into the Phillippines (well only for Taylor Kitsch), Alec Baldwin shows no boundaries when hosting morning shows and new music recommendations courtesy of David Choi and Esther Lee!

If you’re up for a good read, here’s an excerpt from Tales from Development Hell which highlights an interesting Batman flick that could have been made by Darren Aronofsky. (Slashfilm)

With The Lorax in theatres this week, it’s a good time to look at how Hollywood can ruin other works from Dr. Seuss. (Pajiba)

The Lorax is sending it’s oh-so environmentally friendly message out there by promoting… wait for it… a SUV. (Mother Jones)

Meanwhile at The Lorax premiere, Zac Efron drops a condom on the red carpet. Yup, that’s one of the many positive messages to send to the kids out there. (Entertainment Weekly)

Congratulations Adam Sandler, you have officially shattered the record for garnering the most Razzie nominations. Who knew you could top Eddie Murphy’s 5 nods with 11? (Bleeding Cool)

Watch kids reenact Oscar nominated films of 2012. (Jest 1) (Jest 2)

If you don’t hate the Oscars already, 25 more reasons why you should tune out. (What Culture!)

Curious to know what happened to Sasha Baron Cohen after he spilled Kim Jong Il’s ashes on Ryan Seacrest? You can find out here. (Deadline)

Here’s a list of hilarious facts that movies have taught us over the years. (Geek Tyrant)

New Avengers trailer has a bit more action to wet our appetites and tie us over to its May release. (Apple)

Ahhh don’t you just love the minions? Despicable Me 2 teaser trailer features more of the silly antics from those little yellow creatures. (Apple)

During the credits of John Carter, you’ll see a card that is dedicated to Steve Jobs. Director Andrew Stanton gives a wonderful explanation with regards to why he dedicated the movie to the Apple co-founder. (Slashfilm)

Taylor Kitsch shares a story of how the movie trailer for John Carter helped get him through customs in the Philippines. (CBS)

Oh Alec Baldwin, you make a fine morning show host. (Mediaite) In addition to that, he also tried to make John Carter sound like a dirty movie.

Universal wants to dig itself out of the hole of being the last of the big six studios. Could Battleship steer them into the right direction? (LA Times)

Barry Sonnenfeld thinks it’s brilliant to start filming Men in Black 3 without a proper script. Has he not seen Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen? (Collider)

We all know the BBC got it right with the brilliant modern take on Sherlock Holmes. Meanwhile in the State-side, CBS is trying the same thing, but here’s the kicker. They’ve gone nuts. Lucy Liu is cast as Watson. Now nothing against Lucy, but what the frak is this? (TV Guide)

Downton Abbey is the rage lately. Heck, even John Casey got into it. Perhaps we should all hop onto the bandwagon. Before catching the episodes, perhaps this can give us an idea of what this drama is all about. (Grasping for Objectivity)

Just shortly after a rumour was leaked about Guy Pearce playing Peter Weyland in the upcoming film Prometheus, a viral video premiered on TED. Now this reveals further ties of this upcoming sci-fi flick to the Alien franchise.

More reasons as to why Oscars are becoming the skip-worthy award ceremony. The snubbed list is more interesting than a good portion of the actual nominations.

Speaking of Oscars, best picture for 2013, Jimmy Kimmel’s Movie: The Movie! Starring… practically everyone in Hollywood.

Nine movies that will tug on your man-strings and make men cry. The choice for #1 was a bit odd, but it makes sense. The movie was so bad that it made us cry.

Ryan Higa teamed up with Chester See and Andrew Garcia to make a hilarious parody of the flick Chronicle.

David Choi’s latest music video for Missing Piece is finally out. It also stars Scott Pilgrim star Ellen Wong. Check it out.

Music recommendation of the week. Esther Lee released an original track called “Leave It Up to Me”. It’s a nice acoustic tune filled with absolutely beautiful vocals. Enjoy.

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