It’s the end of the week which means it’s time for more links. There’s not too much planned for the week ahead. If the videos are ever uploaded to YouTube, we’ll have a VGA trailer roundup. We’ll also have our first indie game review later this week. For now, here’s Anna Kendrick. She might not be one of the blogosphere’s favourite women but she is one of ours.
With America ready to dive off the fiscal cliff, the question is starting rise as to whether the US and global economies would be better off with a Republican plan to cut social spending and “close tax loopholes” or letting the deal expire. (The New Republic)
The gun control debate is starting back up again. We’ve essentially reached the point where the battle lines are being drawn and people will have to pick sides. (The Shadow League)
On that note, given how much America spends on defence, isn’t it time that the defence budget is reduced? (Business Week)
After the jump, ESPN’s spin on plagiarism, some brief looks at the money of the video game business and a little bit of Metallica. Continue reading →
Welcome, my friends, to the show that never ends. The Entertainment Link-Off rolls on with me in place for Jackie this week. I promise that I’ll keep most of the politics out of it this time. The state of discourse in the US Presidential Election is bad enough that we all need a reprieve from the lies, mud-slinging and general bullshit at some point.
Anyway, it’s been an interesting week in the world of entertainment. Most networks chose to have their premieres this week so that means that primetime TV is only slightly less of a wasteland than it was during the summer. Hollywood is doing a bit better this week. Opening over the weekend are Looper starring JGL and Bruce Willis (yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker), Hotel Transylvania (which thankfully spares us from Adam Sandler in drag), Won’t Back Down and Pitch Perfect which stars blog favourite Anna Kendrick.
After the jump, the history of James Bond movies, the history of Cheers, some news on NBC prime time shows and the worst movie death scene ever. Continue reading →
It’s deja vu for Hangover 2! So we get a rehash of the hit comedy, except this time it’s set in Thailand. I don’t know about you, but the trailer was definitely not as funny the second time around. Anyway, this installment got rid of Heather Graham and threw in Jamie Chung instead. So here she is kicking off the ELO this week.
After the jump The Muppets parody The Hangover, a bit more on our Man-Lab showdown, 3D film related news, LeBron is no Michael Jordon and watch Abed in Cougar Town! Continue reading →
Normally, I like to think that my choices for eye candy on the Sunday Link-Off are superior to Jackie’s choices for the Entertainment Link-Off. This past weekend, however, it was too close to call if you ask me. So I’ve decided to open up the Man Lab to determine who is the better looking young, up-and-coming Hollywood starlet featured on the blog this weekend. In one corner is Anna Kendrick, a brunette who shot to fame co-starring with George Clooney in Up in the Air and by appearing in Twilight so she clearly has some comedic chops. Aimee Teegarden clearly prefers teen-oriented material with appearances in teen angst dramas such as Friday Night Lights and Gossip Girl.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World might not be able to light up the box office in the present, but in 10-15 years from now, this film would have established itself as a cult hit or better yet, it will solidify its title as the defining movie of the Nintendo generation. Edgar Wright has taken the tale of Scott Pilgrim and created one of the most exhilarating, flashy, heartfelt, honest, original mainstream films out there. We may only be eight months into 2010, but this film has already established itself as one of the best of the year. Continue reading →
I’m sure everyone is exhausted from the endless shopping, so it’s time to just sit down, relax and check out this week’s Entertainment Link-Off. After a Twilight heavy link-off, let’s shift the focus to other stuff. This ELO features Anna Kendrick. She’ll be co-starring with George Clooney in the film Up in the Air. The critically acclaimed film directed by Jason Reitman is set to hit theatres next week. Hurray! We can simply forget that she was in that vampire movie that just came out.
After the jump, a few featurettes on Avatar, FOX announces its midseason schedule, some fun Star Wars stuff and more Lego awesomeness. Continue reading →