Entertainment Link-Off: Written in the Stars

halle-berry-vanityfair13-01Good news, folks. If everything goes according to schedule, Jackie is back in two weeks. So you only have to put up with my take on the ELO today and next Saturday.

And even better news for you guys is that there are some decent movies this weekend. If you’re looking for a Twilight parody or a zombie movie parody, you’ll be looking for Warm Bodies. It’s actually been well reviewed. If you just want to watch a bad 80’s action movie, there’s Sly’s new Bullet to the Head. It’s Sly doing an action movie. Can it be anything other than campishly bad? Okay, Cliffhanger was just bad.

Anyway, Vanity Fair did their annual Hollywood issue again. I don’t quite know why but Halle Berry was in it. Has she been in a good movie since X-Men 2? Continue reading


Wednesday Link-Off: Zombie Attack

Between The Walking Dead season premiere and Halloween coming up, this week’s linkdump has all sorts of zombie stuff in it. Let’s kick this off with the very unzombie-like Kristen Stewart. But maybe that’s because she’s more into sparkly vampires instead of zombies. Of course, if the Twilight vampires and warewolves weren’t such wussy bitches, Kristen’s character would be a vampire or warewolf by now.

First, let’s give you the complete guide to surviving the zombie apocalypse. (New York Magazine)

Fortunately for the sane members of the public, the obsession with zombies has overshadowed the teenage obsession with sparkling vampires. But why exactly are people obsessed with zombies? (Grantland)

And the zombie apocalypse has hit home the most in Georgia where Atlanta has embraced its new role as the zombie capital of America. (New York Times)

After the jump, RIM tries to bounce back, Community wrinkles some brains and zombie Christopher Walken wants more cowbell. Continue reading

How To Survive The Zombie Apocalypse (Infographic)

If there’s one thing that I have as a pet cause, it’s preparation for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. This isn’t my obsession with a pop culture fad. After all, I don’t think that we have much to fear from sparkling vampires. But our continuous efforts to live longer will backfire in a catastrophic way. That’s why today’s infographic is so important. It’s all about how to survive the zombie apocalypse. Continue reading

The John Isner – Nicolas Mahut Zombie Blog 2011

Last year, the biggest story of Wimbledon wasn’t Nadal or Federer or Serena Williams or any of the usual cast of characters. It was a pair of zombies out on Court 18 by the names of John Isner and Nicolas Mahut. Well, whether by design or coincidence, the tennis gods pair the tennis zombies back together for a rematch in the first round this year. Unfortunately, this year’s battle didn’t live up to last year’s insanity. That didn’t stop The Guardian’s live blogger Paolo Bandini from having some fun with the match.

After the jump, we have Paolo’s play-by-play of the revenge of the zombie tennis stars. Continue reading

Entertainment Link-Off: Dancing Around the Truth

Welcome to another edition of the Entertainment Link-Off. Kicking off this entry is Emma Stone, who plays the lead character Olive Penderghast in the new film Easy A. The comedy centres around a high school girl who fake lost her virginity. Given it is a high school, of course chaos will ensue. The film is actually a hit among the critics, so could it be a contender at this weekend’s box office? I certainly hope so.

After the jump, some awesome Voltron pics, The Social Network interactive trailer, the return of Johnny English, Kate Walsh channels her inner Gaga, Community takes on Modern Family (sort of) and an awesome Community remix. Continue reading

John Isner – Nicolas Mahut Zombie Blog Insanity (Part Two)

Eleven hour and five minutes of pure tennis insanity. That’s how long the first round match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut lasted in the longest match in tennis history. Over that span, the pair played 183 games. By comparison, Roger Federer played 159 games in total en route to the Wimbledon title last year. In the end, it was John Isner who won 92 games to emerge victorious.

Yesterday, the match was suspended at 59-59 in the fifth set but the real highlight was Xan Brooks’ amazing live blog. Today, it was up to Paolo Bandini of The Guardian to follow-up the zombie-filled insanity of yesterday’s live blog. So here’s today’s zombified live blog of Isner vs. Mahut. Continue reading

Wednesday Link-Off: Picking Up The Pieces

Here’s Marisa Miller at the Guys Choice Awards which aren’t real awards but, like the Grammys, they can dream big.

Newsweek’s been having some trouble getting traffic since going to a pay model. Using the Konami code to hide a story about a zombie invasion should help out. (NPR)

I couldn’t be bothered to follow the NBA Finals but I can’t imagine I’m the only one. So why not try some of these six ways to fix the NBA. After all, with David Stern and his refs rigging the action, they can use all the help they can get. (Parade)

So we’re still trying to figure out who will be in goal for England in their next game. In the meantime, England is blaming Canada for the goal. (With Leather)

After the jump, some World Cup links, strange racing videos, and Wally Beckman redux. Continue reading

Sunday Link-Off: Keep Fit And Have Fun

So it’s official. Megan Fox is out and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is in. Is it just me or does she have enormous lips?

One of the things I can’t stress enough is being in shape for the zombie apocalypse. Zombieland should have given you the heads up for that. Fortunately, there is a fitness program to help you with that. (Lion’s Den U

Michael Jordan is coming back to the NBA… Well, at least in video game form on the cover of NBA 2K11. (CNBC)

Did you know that there are a scary number of similarities between sports fans and nerds? It’s a good thing for me that I’m both. (Topless Robot)

After the jump, scads of soccer links, great moments in cut fighter history, and a Lego printer. Continue reading

The Lowdown Radio: October 27, 2009

Tonight’s episode of The Lowdown radio show is as close as we’ll get to a two-year anniversary of the show. Like that first episode, this was a Halloween show. It starts with Steve reviewing The Beatles: Rock Band. How does that fit into Halloween? Well, Steve’s singing sure is scary. In the news, the guys talk about how to prepare for a zombie invasion on October 31st. They also talk about the UWO police brutality video that was making the rounds on the internet and what it means for UWO. Entertainment has another Brit pop single from Jackie, Stephen Harper coming from YouTube and a Worst of Music that is close to home. This week’s sports is the return of Oddsmakers to The Lowdown. It’s an instant classic episode that is among the best of the show’s history.

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On Lowdown Extra, there’s more Beatles talk, including a longer intro. There are a couple spooky news stories that didn’t make the cut for the radio. There is also more talk about zombies and the UWO police brutality incident. You also get bonus Harper on It Came From YouTube. And there is an extra question in Oddsmakers. In total, there is almost 28 minutes more action in this week’s Lowdown Extra. That’s a whole radio show that was cut from the radio show that you can get exclusively here. As usual, all the action comes uncut and uncensored.

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Lowdown Radio Preview: October 27, 2009

In just 48 hours, The Lowdown is on air with our annual Halloween special. We’ve also made it our Beatles episode too. How do those two things go together to make a spooky episode? Well, Steve tried singing some Beatles classics while he reviews The Beatles: Rock Band video game. In the news, the talk quickly turns to zombies. The guys discuss if zombies actually exist, why they eat living things, and how to defend yourself from zombies. They also break down the UWO police brutality controversy including if it was justified and the reflection on the school. Entertainment has Jackie’s single, It Came From YouTube and The Worst of Music on radio together for the first time. Sports brings us the return of Oddsmakers. Will Jackie get off the schnide or will Steve continue his two year domination of that sports game? Find out on Tuesday as we celebrate our 40th episode. We did a better count this week and we’re positive that this is the 40th.

The show goes live at around 6:30 PM Eastern. If you’re in the London, ON, listening area, you can listen live on 94.9 FM. You can also listen online at CHRWradio.com/listen.