Entertainment Link-Off: Blockbuster Season Is Here

Leading off the Entertainment Link-Off this week is Lizzy Caplan. She recently appeared in the film Hot Tub Time Machine. That film is hilarious and is filled with some quite memorable one-liners. If you haven’t seen it, you should definitely go check it out.

After the jump, Roger Ebert hates 3D movies, a new Save Chuck campaign, a few tidbits on upcoming films and the Muppets released their commentary on the hit viral video Bohemian Rhapsody.

I can appreciate how 3D films can enhance the movie-going experience but those that use it for silly gimmicks is really ruining it for everyone. Roger Ebert writes about why he hates 3D and he does make some good points. Agree or disagree with his opinion, this is definitely another good read. (Newsweek)

No worries South Park!!! The Simpsons got your back… well… sort of. (Entertainment Weekly)

The Donald got beef with The Amazing Race. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Good news Gleeks! The show is now officially the highest rated scripted series on network TV! Considering that it already got an early season 2 order, it’s no surprise here. (The Hollywood Reporter)

In other Glee related news, two of the characters, Santana and Brittany are getting promotions! However, some of the current leads like Tina and Artie are already struggling for screentime, is there any room for those two? And while we’re onto promotions, what about giving bigger roles to Shaft and Other Asian?!?! (Entertainment Weekly)

Glee star Dianna Agron has landed her first big movie role and it’s a good one. She’ll be taking on the romantic lead in the sci-fi action flick I Am Number Four. (Ace Showbiz)

Want to save Chuck? There’s a new idea floating around. I hear that flash mobs are the rage right now! (Collider)

It’s Chuck vs. the Fake Windows Laptop! In the thirteenth episode of Chuck, there was a unique product placement that many of you may have missed. Actually you may have caught it but found it to be a bit bizarre. It was the Windows brand laptop that showed up near the end of the episode. Now we all know it doesn’t exist, but kudos to Microsoft for attempting to create a mock Macbook to get the name out there. (The TV Addict)

Conan O’Brien will be spilling the deeds in the upcoming episode of 60 Minutes. I have a feeling he’ll dance around most of the questions, but I’m sure it’ll be quite entertaining. (CBC)

With his movie career taking off again, Steve Carell is contemplating an exit from The Office. (Office Tally)

As promised by the studio, the trailer for Jonah Hex has finally hit the net. It was a bit underwhelming, but Megan Fox is in it and she’s hot! (Yahoo)

Here’s some casting news you weren’t expecting to hear about. Iron Man 2 castmembers Sam Rockwell and Leslie Bibb will be appearing in the short film Robin’s Big Speed Date! This is a sequel to the 2007 short film Robin’s Big Date. (Slashfilm)

It’s time for a Mickey Rourke blind item! Recently he did an interview with Moviehole and revealed a certain actress to be a pain in the ass to work with. Any guesses? (Moviehole)

Haven’t seen Iron Man 2? Want to know what that the Easter Egg is? Be warned, spoilery images can be found here! (Collider)

Speaking of first looks, how about the first image that’s surfaced for the upcoming film Thor? (JoBlo)

Fanboys rejoice! It looks like the release date for the followup to The Dark Knight has finally been revealed! Does that mean they have a script ready? (Latino Review)

Last week I featured a Funny of Die video where Sharlto Copley revisited his character Wikus van der Merwe. This time he talks to Empire magazine about when the District 9 sequel (or prequel) will hit the screens. (Empire)

It’s time for another edition of ‘Silly Study of the Week’! This time, researchers have found that watching R-Rated films may lead to alcohol use. What a load of BS! I watched many R-rated films as a kid and you don’t see me drinking. (Businessweek)

Remember the Muppet’s Bohemian Rhapsody? You know that viral video that hit the net and spread like wildfire? Yeah that’s it. Well it has been nominated for two Webby awards for viral video and music video. To help build support, Muppet Studios released 2 new videos. The first one features Animal spreading the good word to his mama. The next one is the audio commentary by the Muppets for the MV of Bohemian Rhapsody.



The release of Iron Man 2 this weekend… I mean next weekend for those of you in North America will mark the start of the summer blockbuster season. Let’s cap off this entry with a trailer mashup of what you can expect to see over the next few months!



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