Entertainment Link-Off: Fight Back

gal gadot the interviewLots of flicks hitting the cinemas this weekend and there is something for everyone! For those looking for a teenage coming of age story, there’s Paper Towns. For those who are looking for another Adam Sandler crapfest, there’s Pixels. For those who want to see Jake Gyllenhaal display his strong acting chops again, there’s the boxing drama Southpaw. None of these films are getting rave reviews from critics, but hey, whatever floats your boat. Anyway, gonna kick off the ELO with the Gal Gadot from one of her latest photoshoots. Let’s see if she’ll be a convincing Wonder Woman when Batman v Superman arrives next summer.

After the jump, X-Men/Fantastic Four might be crossing over, George R.R. Martin demands better villains for Marvel films, Ah-nold might not be back for more Terminator, LeBron’s acting career may not be a trainwreck, Ian McKellan scrambles some eggs, and someone showed up on set for Game of Thrones. Continue reading

Entertainment Link-Off: Size Matters

evangeline lillyThe pint sized hero Ant-Man is finally in cinemas this weekend. Despite Edgar Wright’s departure, the final product is still quite enjoyable and there are certain parts of the movie that still carry the style of the director who departed from the movie during pre-production. Anyway, let’s kick off the ELO with the movie’s leading lady Evangeline Lilly.

After the jump, some news on X-Men Apocalypse, revealing the end credits scenes to Ant-Man, thank goodness The Amazing Spider-Man 3 didn’t happen, take a look at a Jedi using a GoPro and enjoy Comic-Con: The Musical. Continue reading

The Economics of Star Wars (Infographic)

Star Wars is a tale of good vs. evil, the little man against the oppressive regime, and how self-belief begets shrewd negotiations that allowed the creator to retain the rights to sequels, merchandising and a significant portion of the box office gross.

Okay, Star Wars isn’t so much about the last point but that doesn’t mean that a little sci-fi movie that no studio really believed in didn’t become the poster child for the mega movie franchise. Star Wars (AKA Episode IV: A New Hope) was made for a tiny $14 million. It made over $775 million at the box office and nearly double that when adjusted for inflation. That’s just one of the cool facts about the dollars and cents of Star Wars we have for you in this handy infographic.

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Entertainment Link-Off: The Switch Up

natalie martinezIt’s Comic-Con weekend. There should be plenty of new tidbits coming from the panels all weekend! It’s a very exciting part of the year but too bad I’m not in San Diego right now. Anyway, just gonna kick off the ELO with Natalie Martinez. You can catch her in the body switching thriller Self/Less. No she’s not involved with the body switching part of the story though. That’s left for Sir Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds.

After the jump, some Deadpool related tidbits, celebrities tackle the role of Wolverine, a classic novel is going to be ruined by a sequel, some Walking Dead clips to wet your appetites and catch a behind the scenes look at the upcoming Star Wars flick. Continue reading

Entertainment Link-Off: New Mission New Fate

sophie turner glamourIn cinemas this week, it’s the battle of the muscle men as Channing Tatum and co. return in Magic Mike XXL, whereas in the other corner there is Ah-nold making a return in Terminator Genisys. I saw Terminator Genisys earlier in the week and it’s a fine follow-up to the franchise. It doesn’t quite match the first two flicks but it does laps around the third and fourth one though. Since I went with Emilia Clarke last week to lead off the ELO, I shall go another GoT star this week with Sophie Turner’s latest shoot from Glamour. Oh you can catch her in the next X-Men movie as Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse. 

After the jump, a few tidbits on Terminator, Michael Fassbender channels Steve Jobs, Spielberg is a big fan of The Rock, we catch of glimpse of what John Carter of Mars could have been, Maleficent takes on Daenerys in a rap battle, Paul Rudd was quite gassy at a recent Ant-Man interview and Alex Trebek attempts the Fresh Prince theme song. Continue reading

Entertainment Link-Off: Thunder Buddies For Life

Amanda-Seyfried-Ted2-PremiereIt rarely happens but occasionally I would pass out in front of my computer while writing the ELO due to tiredness. Sorry for the brief delay but here’s a short ELO for this week. After I’m done posting this, I shall rush off to the cinemas to catch Ted 2. I even got my teddy bear ready! Anyway, let’s kick off this link-off with Amanda Seyfried at the movie’s premiere. She can definitely rock those cornrows huh?

After the jump, Daredevil vs. Punisher, parents and kids were in for a scare at an Inside Out screening, Heroes Reborn trailer is here, catch the first 8 minutes of Scream (the TV series) and imagine what a Minecraft movie would look like… Continue reading

The Best Top Gear Infographic… In The World

We’re just a few short days from the end of Top Gear. Or perhaps, as Jeremy Clarkson might say through a megaphone, it is not the end. It is not the beginning. It is not the beginning of the end. This is just perhaps the end of the beginning.

On Sunday, Top Gear, in its current form, comes to an end as the BBC burns off the final footage of the Clarkson/Hammond/May era of Top Gear. While Clarkson says that the trio are weeks away from announcing their new gig, there is still one final Top Gear for us to watch.

To look back on the last 21 seasons and 13 years of Top Gear, we have a handy infographic looking back on the best destruction of Top Gear.

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