Posted November 28, 2012 by Laurel Deneen in News

This Week In Entertainment


Your weekly overview of what’s happening in the world of entertainment.

This Thanksgiving weekend set records in ticket sales bringing in an estimated $295 million in five days. (The previous record of $273 million was set in 2009.) The opening of several big movies, Twilight Breaking Dawn Pt 2, Rise of the Guardians, Lincoln and enduring reign of Skyfall all contributed to the big weekend.


The Beloved BBC series Merlin is coming to a close at the end of the current 5th series. The creators have gone on record as saying that they always had a 5 year story arc in mind, but some argue a less than stellar reception by the fans of the current season is a contributing factor. Either way we’ll be sorry to see this gem of a show go! See what the stars and creators of the show have to say here.

Fans of the show Community may be sorry to hear that Chevy Chase is exiting the show. Chase ,who plays the bigoted Pierce Hawthorne, has had a tremulous relationship with the show for some time, saying less than flattering things about it on several occasions and even halting production because he was unhappy with material being shot. Though his character did bring some humor to the show it is debatable whether his departure will be a good or bad thing. Sources say that Chase will be finishing out the season, and exiting after the finale.
The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey blog has released another of its entertaining behind the scenes videos. This time focusing on post-production of the first film, and dealing with what looks like a fair bit of exhaustion. With a trilogy as big as The Hobbit, who could blame them? You can check out the video (and previous installments) here.

The as yet untitled WikiLeaks movie based off of the book by Daniel Domscheit-Berg “Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website” has attracted Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock) as the lead and is courting both James McAvoy and Laura Linney who are reportedly close to signing on to the project.

On a somewhat related note the third series of  BBC’s Sherlock which was set to start production in January of 2013 has allegedly been pushed back two more months, according to Entertainment Weekly. According to the publication, this is due to the hectic schedules of the series’ two stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. So what does this mean for Sherlock fans who have been eagerly awaiting the next three episode arch? Well it we may not see our favorite sleuth back on the screen until Christmas 2013 or dare we say it? January 2014.


Morgan Freeman is lending his recognizable dulcet tones to the new Human Rights Campaign ad supporting same-sex marriage. The Academy Award winning actor has spoken out several times in support of equal rights and you can see his latest contribution here.

The Dark Knight Rises has released a new Catwoman featurette that will be included in the bonus material when the film is finally released on DVD and BluRay, get your first peek here.

Laurel Deneen

Lover of movies, television, theater, comics and general nerdery, Laurel hails from Minneapolis Minnesota. She has a geeky husband who requires more than the average amount of attention, a dog who thinks she's a dragon and she secretly longs to be a penguin.