Entertainment Link-Off: Closer Than You Think

After several weeks of rotten films hitting the screen at the theatres, it’s rather refreshing to see three fresh films debuting at the box office this weekend. Topping the critically applauded films is The Muppers starring Jason Segel and Amy Adams. I figured it would be appropriate to start off with the leading actress from the film no?

After the jump, Nolan talks The Dark Knight, best Save Community posters, 3D conversion of old films is the rage, Twilight is still bad for you, Ah-nold gives the best audio commentary ever in Total Recall and Chuck Norris is now kicking ass in the World of Warcraft. Continue reading

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Man Lab Showdown: Ashley Greene vs. Kristen Stewart

Today’s Man Lab showdown is another movie-themed battle. In this edition, it’s a battle of the two leading ladies of the Twilight series. In one corner is the often-mocked star of the Twilight saga Kristen Stewart. In the other corner is the internet’s favourite part of the Twilight movies (thanks largely to her leaked nude self-portraits), Ashley Greene.

More pictures and the poll after the jump. Continue reading

The Humanoids: Won’t Get Fooled Again

Welcome back to an increasingly rare feature on the blog. It’s another edition of The Humanoids. I’d call it our signature piece here but more people come by to ogle the women in the Link-Off posts than read this. Actually, if I didn’t know better, I’d say our blog is a glorified picture book. Mind you, my post last week on reasons to love Canada sure didn’t help. And why is the most popular post of the week an April Fools’ story. Should people not be tricked by it three months on? Granted this week’s Humanoids targets have pulled the wool over our eyes so maybe that’s appropriate. Continue reading

Entertainment Link-Off: On Earth, Everyone Can Hear You Scream

This would probably be a good weekend to avoid the theatres as they are packed with fangirls (and maybe some fanboys). While they’re in the theatres screaming at high pitches everytime a sparkling vampire or shirtless werewolf appears on the screen, the rest of us can just sit back and catch some World Cup action! Now the Twilight saga isn’t known for its ‘quality’ story, but thank goodness the movie does have some eye candy. Kicking off this entry is Ashley Greene.

After the jump, Scream 4 may have hit a fork in the road, some anticipation build-up for Predators, an awesome District 9 parody, some more vampire related stuff and Scott Pilgrim in German! Continue reading

Entertainment Link-Off: Twilight Link-Off Part Deux

Welcome to another edition of the Entertainment Link-Off. This weekend marks the release of Brothers which stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire, who happen to look awfully alike. Yeah, it doesn’t sound all that appealing. Then they throw in Natalie Portman and suddenly I am interested.

After the jump, a few leftover Twilight related links, Iron Man stuff and Super Mario and Queen unite. Continue reading

Twilight Link-Off: Let the Wrong One In

There’s a lot of hoopla generated over the big weekend at the box office as hoards of teens, fangirls and maybe some fanboys flocked over to the theatres to see New Moon, the second installment of the Twilight series.

I haven’t seen New Moon, so I can’t go all out and bash it, but I have seen Twilight (not by choice). To be honest, Twilight wasn’t horrible, but at the same time it is not a good movie either. The fact that it is based on a mediocre novel series didn’t help its prospects. The acting was a bit wooden, but can you blame them? [See source material] Anyway, watching or reading Twilight is not as bad as sitting on an electric chair; however it doesn’t deserve all the hype it’s getting right now. If you truly appreciate a great vampire relationship movie, go check out the amazing, yet haunting Swedish flick ‘Let the Right One In’.

I can never seem to get into the whole vampire/human love thing. It worked to a certain extent in Underworld (which is another deeply flawed film) since the female vampire Selena was attracted to a human adult man. However, this concept doesn’t work so well in the Twilight series. It’s not the role reversal, it’s the age issue. Seriously girls, Edward might seem like the perfect guy for you, but does it not disturb you that the vampire is over 100 years old and he’s going out with a teenage girl? We do have a name for something like that in real life, they’re called pedophiles.

Over the past week, there have been plenty of Twilight related stuff piling up. In fact there’s so much that it’s getting it’s very own link-off! Just for kicks let’s take a look at one good and one bad attempt to defend the vampire saga and various items that poke fun or bash the Twilight series after the jump. Continue reading

Wednesday Link-Off: Into The Dawn

I was looking for a subtly anti-Twilight title so that’s why it’s weird. And Sofia Vergara looks a lot more like a woman than the Twilight toothpicks.

Let’s kick off with a trio of Twilight links. First, it’s The War of the Worlds. By which I mean the battle between the fans of Twilight and Harry Potter in NERDMAGEDDON! (NBC Dallas-Fort Worth)

There’s a university professor that thinks that Twilight should lose that fight. She says that Twilight is setting woman back despite the fact they’re the only ones that read/watch it. (Daily Telegraph)

And for the sake of balance, here’s legendary director Kevin Smith talking about why Twilight isn’t such a bad thing. (Huffington Post)

After the jump, Thierry Henry’s new video game, Super Dave Osborne, and Top Gear insanity. Continue reading