Entertainment Link-Off: What’s Old is New Again

It’s the second week of the new year and it doesn’t look like there are any significant movie release in theatres this weekend. Maybe a 3D re-release of Beauty and the Beast might be something of interest? Or not. Anyway, let’s kick off this entry with Rachel McAdams. She can still be seen in the latest Sherlock Holmes flick which is in theatres now.

After the jump, Elizabethtown is not a bad movie, Gina Carano kicks Channing Tatum’s ass, Community has another homage in the works, Michael Bay is trying to convince you to get the limited edition Transformers disc set, Wonder Girls are back with a new track and music video and finally, a look at some new year’s resolution fails. Continue reading


Lowdown BlogCast: July 19, 2011

After almost seven months off the air, Steve and Jackie are back for Season 4 of The Lowdown BlogCast. The show is off to a typically random start with talk about Google Plus, web browsers and Urban Dictionary definitions (among other things). Things settle down after only 20 minutes into a discussion of the NHL’s free agent frenzy and the big trades that were made in the run up to and after July 1st. The guys talk about the outlook for Philadelphia and Toronto heading into the 2011-12 season. They also examine the effect the ever-increasing salary floor has on contracts with mid-level players. They also talk about the return of the Winnipeg Jets and all the potential marketing missteps that TNSE can make. The talk then shifts to entertainment with reviews of Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Super Eight. The boys also talk about the epic series that was Friday Night Lights. TV talk also covers The Killing, Twin Peaks, Firefly and Castle. The show wraps with a discussion of the eventual failure of Two and a Half Men.

In all, our fourth season premiere is a shade over two hours of the classic Lowdown fun and insanity that you’ve come to expect from us.

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Entertainment Link-Off: Like A Boss

Two comedies hit the theatres this week. One is the certified fresh Horrible Bosses starring Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston. On the other end is the critically panned Kevin James comedy Zookeeper. Have fun at the movies this week folks… Anyway, kicking off this entry is Olivia Wilde in her latest photoshoot with Marie Claire. No she doesn’t appear in any of the aforementioned flicks.

After the jump, more Michael Bay plagiarized Michael Bay, revisiting Ridley Scott’s epic Kingdom of Heaven, Batman is bad for Gotham City, advertisers are ruining reruns of How I Met Your Mother, Field of Dreams 2 and David Choi’s latest music video. Continue reading

Entertainment Link-Off: More Than Meets the Eye

I’m back! After spending a month being buried by books, I’m here again to post a weekly edition of the Entertainment Link-Off. Huge thanks to Steve for covering for me during the month of June. Normally I would kick off the entry with someone involved with a big movie release but given that I’m not a huge fan of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, I think I’ll start off with someone that won’t be in the latest Transformers film. All three wide releases this week are critically panned, so there’s nothing really noteworthy, but apparently Katie Cassidy can be seen in some film called Monte Carlo, so here she is.

After the jump, some Transformers related links, a Sucker Punch drinking game, a nifty short film on plot devices, a Pixar-like take on The Rocketeer, a few movie trailers (including one mash-up) and Clara C’s new music video! Continue reading

Entertainment Link-Off: The Story Begins…

In the Man-Lab Showdown yesterday, we totally left out another star of the film, Rose Byrne. The Aussie actress is having one heck of a summer with the surprise hit Bridesmaids and now appearing as Moira MacTaggert in X-Men: The First Class. Given this weekend marks the release of the mutant franchise prequel, it would be appropriate to kick off the weekend entries with the ladies from the film. Speaking of which, X-Men: The First Class is a refreshing, engaging entry to the X-Men films, so check it out in theatres when you get the chance.

After the jump, some Transformers related news, NBC isn’t exactly making improvements to their TV lineup, you can buy Duff beer, Leonard Nimoy is having a lazy day, Old Spice Guy is Luke Cage and nice guys finish last. Continue reading

Entertainment Link-Off: End of the World

This weekend marks the release of the swashbuckling-fest Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides. If ‘At World’s End’ didn’t quite drive you away from the franchise, feel free to have another go at it. So instead of having Keira Knightley in the flick, this film features Penelope Cruz as the lead. So here she is kicking off this edition of the ELO.

After the jump, William Shatner sings O Canada, Kevin Smith is now trying a new way to cast people in his films, lots of movie sequels related news, Transfomers 3 tidbits and go behind the scenes at a Jerry Bruckheimer pitch meeting! Continue reading

Sunday Link-Off: Vampire Weekend

Steve is off living the good life in the city this weekend, so it’s Jackie here covering for the Sunday Link-Off. Kicking off this entry is Maggie Q, who’s starring in the sci-fi vampire flick Priest alongside Paul Bettany. Better yet, you can also catch her on the CW’s Nikita… which is a surprisingly good show.

After the jump, a Blue Jays jersey that’s sending the wrong message, Stephen Harper wants to control the internet, people still want to sleep with Jessica Alba and Johnny Depp, the top 10 least stressful jobs revealed and watch Samuel L. Jackson play Black Ops. Continue reading

Entertainment Link-Off: What’s Your Favourite Scary Movie?

After taking last week off, I’m back with another Entertainment Link-Off. So it’s been many years in the making but Scream 4 is finally in theatres. While not exactly the best of the series, it is much better than the third film of the franchise. Plus, gotta love the excess of eye candy in this right? Kicking off this entry is Emma Roberts and Hayden Panettiere at the Scream 4 premiere.

After the jump, a few more Scream related tidbits, an interesting Roger Ebert TED talk, Transformers: Dark of the Moon looks somewhat promising, Yvonne Strahovski channels her inner Gaga, everybody loves Community and the first episode of Mortal Kombat Legacy! Continue reading

Entertainment Link-Off: Swing and A Miss

It’s time for another edition of the Entertainment Link-Off. Starting off this entry is Kaley Cuoco. You can hear her voice work in the new critically slammed animated film Hop, but I’m sure we’ll all be better off watching Source Code in theatres instead this weekend.

After the jump, news on Transformers 3, watch the first six minutes of Sucker Punch, Katherine Heigl causes havoc in the movie industry, Tara Reid tries to show off her acting chops and a funny look at Korean dramas. Continue reading

Entertainment Link-Off: Use the Force

I’m back for the latest edition of the Entertainment Link-Off. There is a wide selection of films to check out this weekend including the animated film Rango starring Johnny Depp, the thriller The Adjustment Bureau starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt or perhaps CBS’ modern adaptation of Beauty and the Beast called Beastly. Oh almost forgot, there’s also the much delayed release of the comedy Take Me Home Tonight starring Topher Grace and Teresa Palmer. If you’re not interested, you can still catch Teresa in the sci-fi actioner I Am Number Four.

After the jump, CW fail, some Oscars related tidbits that don’t necessarily involve James Franco, Charlie Sheen quotables, Darth Vader tackles a Toyota, first look at Tron Uprising and another round of movie charades for Modern Family. Continue reading