Entertainment Link-Off: Epic Disaster

summer glau 1This week the ELO features Summer Glau. She’ll be appearing in an upcoming episode of the recently canned Dollhouse. If FOX sticks to the schedule, she’ll be appearing on our TV screens on December 4th.

After the jump, Brett Ratner is a jack-ass, FOX has turned into the Seth MacFarlane Network and we take a look back at the loss of another great show.

Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt pays tribute to screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber by re-enacting the elevator scene in 500 Days of Summer… without dialogue. (Movieline)

In real life, there is no such thing as a friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. (LA Times)

I really liked the film Gattaca back in the day. Now they’re turning the series into a television show. Sounds good right? Apparently it will be turned into a procedural drama. My enthusiasm for the show has died down a bit. (MTV)

They’re going to kill off Jason in the next Friday the 13th! Don’t expect the series to end. The dude always finds a way to come back… even if it defies all logic. (IGN)

Brett Ratner has a habit of destroying certain movie franchises. These awesome posters clearly illustrates that. (Ratnerfilms @ Tumblr)

Ambiguous movie endings leaving you twisted up in a knot? Fear not folks, we have found the resolution for a bunch of these flicks including Lost in Translation and The Wrestler! (College Humor)

Roland Emmerich, please leave Independence Day alone! (Slashfilm)

2012: Best comedy of the year! (Latino Review) Wait… I don’t think this is what they were going for…

2012 sorta pissed off NASA. (JoBlo)

No one will be able to watch this movie in one take. (Telegraph)

MGM goes on sale. You want the movies or the logo? (Collider)

Chuck vs. T-1000. Yes please! (Entertainment Weekly) It’ll be nice to have Bakula back in the fold too. He did say he’s game if the writers bring him back.

Get ready to meet the cast of the new and (hopefully) improved Scrubs 2.0! I don’t know about you, but I’m still pumped for this show. (The TV Addict)

Steve is already a huge fan of January Jones, but after seeing this, I think he’s officially head over heels for her. (Entertainment Weekly)

Canadian singer-songwriter Lights is known for her catchy electro-pop tunes. I had her album on full rotation for a little while. Here’s an interesting interview she had with IGN. Did you know she’s a huge fan of World of Warcraft? I think all the geeks’ heads have just exploded. (IGN)

Now that FOX has cancelled Dollhouse, Fridays have opened up for more programming. Given that the Animation Domination is a safe bet, would you be surprised if the FOX network somehow transformed into the Seth MacFarlane network? (College Humor)

summer glau 2There was some sad but not unexpected news over the past week. FOX has decided to can Dollhouse. Disappointed? Sure. I really liked the show despite some inconsistencies within the storyline.

For all the Dollhouse fans out there, assuming that FOX sticks to the plan, you can catch back to back episodes on December 4, December 11 and December 18. Then the last three episodes will likely air Jan. 8, Jan. 15 and the series finale will air on Jan. 22.

If you’re curious about the status of Dollhouse’s production, the show’s cast and crew are working on the eleventh episode out of Season 2’s total of 13, and the creative team will have time to give the show a proper ending, according to news reports. This is a good move by FOX since it’ll reward those viewers who bothered to tune in. Given that this show has gotten 13 more episodes than it deserves (due to its anemic ratings), I am not entirely bitter about the cancellation this time around.

I’ve always had a soft spot for Dollhouse during it’s short, rocky lifespan. While it is not consistently good like some shows out there, the Dollhouse creative engine has been revving constantly throughout its run. It is also one of the most thought-provoking shows out there as it brings up questions about morality, free will and identity. The last aired episode ‘Belonging’ certainly left me feeling rather uncomfortable but at the same time it was an amazing hour of television. The show may have never found its audience (or its creative groove), but at least it went down swinging.

I’ll miss you Dollhouse. It’s been a good run and I’ll continue to watch the show until the series finale.

I don’t have a random funny Youtube clip this week, so I’ll throw in a trailer. I’ve been buzzing about Kick-Ass for a while and the first trailer has finally hit the net. Check out the awesomeness below.

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