I'll start off by saying thank you to everybody who visited this site and wished me a Happy Birthday!! Thanks!!! By the way, Riot Kitty sent me a birthday card that started off as "Happy Birthday Grampa" with a little puppy on the cover.... wise-ass, but you gotta love that. :)
So, onto Lost.
On the podcast, Darlton mentioned the name of the season finale in May is "The Incident." This "Incident" has been referred to many times in the Dharma orientation videos and by the Dharma Initiative people we've met.
The Others knew the Ajira flight was coming down on the other island. Notice the runway they landed on? It's probably the same place Kate and Sawyer "helped" to clear off when they were captured by the Others.
Is Daniel a time traveler? He's missing from our core group (Sawyer, Juliet, etc). He knows a lot about the DI from his notebook and cried when the faked footage of Oceanic 815 was on the TV. He also seems more put together this season than last season. Did he experiment time-travel on himself? Maybe he too was born on the island, since his mother knows about the island and is some kind of course-correcting "time cop."
Juliet. It was mentioned in one of her episodes that Ben's into her because she "looks like her." This could refer to Annie, his childhood friend, or maybe young Ben developed a crush on the DI's resident baby deliverer/mechanic? Ben wants Juliet to be his (he even told her this after he showed her Goodwin's body) because he met Juliet in the past. She reminds him of...her.
Sayid probably thinks it's his mission to kill creepy young Ben in the past.
Creepy Young Ben: Is he working with the Others yet?
Jack, now a Work-man with the Dharma Initiative--which is probably Sawyer's doing b/c he doesn't like Jack, despite the man going through years of training to be a freakin' spinal surgeon. Will he be working with Roger "Work-man" Linus, Ben's father?
What time period is Sun and Frank in? New Otherton looks like it was in a warzone--is this after the mercenaries blew it up? There were still DI paraphenelia everywhere and DI pictures on the rec room wall--they weren't there before.
Where's Claire? Is she dead--has she been dead since the merc attack on New Otherton. She left her baby and went off with her dead estranged father. Will her and Jack meet up, and he'll tell her they're siblings--and that her mom's alive?
Where's Aaron? In a Claire episode, the fake/real psychic said Aaron couldn't be raised by anybody but her, but there's Kate raising him as her own. Is he with Claire's mom?
What did Sawyer ask Kate to do before he jumped off the helicopter last season? Was it to look after his daughter and ex-girlfriend(whom Kate coincidentally met while on the run)?
Is Ben and Locke related? Both their mothers were named Emily and were born prematurely, both had really bad relationships with their fathers and had hands in killing them. Both were in wheelchairs with spinal injuries and have special relationship with the island.
Geronimo Jackson now has a song on Itunes, and can be heard when Jin drives his new Dharma hippy van to the lake and when the Oceanic 3 pose for DI pictures.
Finally, what's the deal with Widmore? Who's the real bad guy?
Wow, that's a lot....I'll probably think of a lot more after I post this...
Happy St. Patrick's Day everybody!!!!!!!! Enjoy the Irish-related imagery above!
On an unrelated, non-St. Patty's Day note, Lost just released the Geronimo Jackson single, "Dharma Lady." It's a hippy-dippy thrillride. And it's now on my Ipod. I'll do another Lost-related post after Wednesday. It's almost my birfday!
That pic above isn't me, it's Brian Lynch, the writer of this fine piece of graphic novel literature! I picked this up a few days ago. Spike After The Fall tells the story of what happened to Spike before Angel After the Fall. It takes place after the last episode of the Angel TV series. Essentially, evil law firm Wolfram and Hart sends Los Angeles to Hell. Demon lords rule L.A. (or Hell-LA in this case). It's written by Lynch and awesomely illustrated by Franco Urru. A new big bad is introduced (and later killed. Spoiler, sorry.). A little more of new cool vampire Gunn's plans are revealed, and how Spike hooked up with Spider and Conner. It tells the story of how Spike and Illyria become Lords of Beverly Hills (in the Playboy mansion, after dispensing with a vampire Hugh Hefner) with Spike's killer harem. Great storyline and cool art. You can actually hear Spike when Lynch is writing him, with as many pop culture references as possible. Hilarious dream sequence, too. I also love the piece at the end when Lynch explains a couple of references found in the book (I think he does this in every book he does).
This isn't the only Spike-related graphic novel Lynch and Urru worked on. There's also Spike: Shadow Puppets. Yeah, that's right---starring Puppet Spike:
So, I saw Watchmen the other night. A LOT to digest. If comic fans are expecting to be blown away by the movie, they won't. Nothing can live up to their expectations. Hell, several people in the theater I was in left early. However, after digesting said flick, I kinda liked it.
Yeah, it was pretty good. It didn't "grab" you like a Dark Knight or 300. It starts off with an extended Comedian fight scene that wasn't in the graphic novel. Snyder was damn faithful to the book, with a few exceptions, but even that was okay with me. A lot of little things were left out like secondary storylines. But that's fine too--they could really only work in the comics anyhow. The beginning also had this cool montage of how the world would have been different if there were superheroes in it. I really liked Comedian being the "Lone Gunman" on the Grassy Knoll.
Billy Crudup as Dr. Manhattan was damn creepy, with his computer-generated junk hanging down, but at least that was kept to a minimum. I think he was in Sleepers. Malin Ackerman was gorgeous as the second Silk Spectre and certainly not as ugly or idiotic as her comic counterpart. The father from Supernatural was the Comedian. It wasn't a career-changing part, but he was good. There were also actors in ridiculously heavy prosthetics playing famous '70's and '80's characters--like Richard Nixon (but we couldn't keep our eyes off his ridiculous nose). And what kind of crazy accent did Ozymandias have?
The fight scenes can be damn brutal (especially Comedian vs Silk Spectre I) but well choreographed. Cinematography was incredible, really excellent. Snyder put in his political commentary as usual (including a shot of the World Trade Center that never got knocked down, even after Armageddon).
So, Watchmen wasn't the greatest movie I've ever seen, but it wasn't the worst. It takes a while for everything to catch up. I liked it, it was pretty good....
List 8 things that you know about on your chosen subject.
I racked my brain and really couldn't think of anything. But, I'm giving it a try and not too seriously. It's my first real meme after all, and I'll improve in time, dammit!
The Top 8 Rules for Movies
1. Horror Movies: Yeah, this was in Scream, but I'm putting a different twist. If you drink, do drugs or have sex, you're dead. A dude in a hockey mask or ugly-ass Christmas Sweater will fillet you dead. No Sex In Bunk Beds, teenage camp counselors.
2. Superhero Movies: Like a Disney movie, there is tragedy. Somebody close to you will die. Ever hear of a happy superhero? No, you haven't! Spider-Man: Uncle Ben. Batman: parents. This list goes on.
3. If you're in a cop movie, don't pair up with the officer who's on the first day on the job, or on the last day. Disaster and death ensues.
4. If you see a traditionally comedic actor with a beard, they're in a serious movie. Ashton Kutcher in The Butterfly Effect or Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting. 90% of the time, this is true (an exception is Billy Crystal, who usually has a beard anyways).
5. If a movie has Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in it, and the movie is horrible, you will think The Rock is decent in it. For example: "Man, Doom was a shitty movie, but you know, The Rock was pretty good in it."
6. LL Cool J will either play a chef or a cop (SWAT or Deep Blue Sea).
7. There will always be a little kid to make things harder for our hero (es). See Aliens or Volcano. Stoopid kidz.
8. 9 times out of 10, if there is a famous singer in the flick, their damn song will be in the soundtrack.
Seeing Watchmen tonight, so I'll have a review of that, thought of a cool meme, and a review of the tradepaperback Spike: After The Fall.
Okay, I know the above picture is for the comic version of Buffy Season 8, but it still has Eliza Dushku (Faith/Echo) in it, so it still counts!
So, Joss Whedon has created a new series called Dollhouse. It's been in the works for a ridiculously long time, and I think they filmed some episodes over to make the studios happy. It's about these people called "Actives." Essentially, they're people who's minds have been erased and new personalities and abilities are put in there instead, to meet the needs of a client. It's a big corporation who runs the whole deal, and they have many Actives. Our main character is Echo (all the Actives have military alphabet designations). However, she's not like the other Actives--she may have something going on here. The main villain is a former Active named Alpha.
Alpha (who I think is being played by the guy who played Wash on Joss Whedon's previous cult show, Firefly) has somehow retained all the personalities and abilities. This makes him extremely dangerous, but probably extremely insane. This is one of the cooler ideas Joss has had....
I've watched the first couple of episodes aired, and I like it. It definitely has that Joss Whedon vibe to it...Hopefully it doesn't get cancelled.
Oh, and best headline ever (thanks RK): "Jonas Brothers concert film lacks dimension."
So, two of my favorite shows are Lost and Heroes. Great shows, great concepts, awesome acting and plotlines. I have some theories behind the most recent plotlines and thought I'd share them.... By the way, the above graphic is mine, created by yours truly? Like it?
The storyline is moving towards the "5 Years Gone" future from the first season.
HRG was kicked out of the house, as mentioned in the diner to Future Claire
Nathan has done harm to his own people, per Sylar.
Is Luke Sylar's brother? Will Sylar gain Luke's powers due to his new empathy powers (not having to kill his victims to gain their powers, like he did with Elle)?
If Peter meets both Sylar and Ando, will he gain his own powers back?
Is the future Hiro saw with Ando killing him still take place? Pinehurst no longer exists. Will Ando use his super charging powers as an offensive weapon?
I think that was Hurley saying the numbers the French team heard from the radio. Hurley becomes the inspiration for his own numbers. It was Hurley that Leonard heard while in the Navy--and because of this, he goes insane. Yeah!
Adam and Eve from the caves (the first season) are either Jack and Kate or Sawyer and Kate.
The group has gone to the beginning of the Dharma Initiative. Their destiny is to stop the Others (and Ben) from massacring the Dharma Initiative.
What role does Libby play? Why was she in the asylum with Hurley?
Who the hell is Geronimo Jackson?
Is choosing the leader for the Others like choosing a Dali Llama? Watch the ceremony Richard performs with a young Locke. It's the same thing for choosing the next incarnation of the Dali Lama.
2 "Others" questions: is Richard immortal, maybe from the Black Rock slave ship? Where's young Ben's girlfriend? What role does she play?