Thursday, January 29, 2009

Fringe "No-Brainer" *SPOILERS*

When Fringe started in the fall, I was interested. They had the requisite weird J.J. Abrams ARG and commercials for Massive Dynamics, the strange little 3 second ads with an apple and two babies instead of seeds, or the hand with 5 fingers and a thumb. To be frank, it was all a little too weird and completely J.J. Abrams, and I loved it thoroughly. I was psyched for the pilot; I mean, a guy literally melts to death on the plane (Jason Butler Harner, who was fantastic in Changeling) and it crashes and now everyone is melted! Freakin' awesome. But then I lost interest, and I don't know why. So I decided, before bed every night, I would watch the episodes I had thought I didn't want to watch. I watched and I fell back into the groove. This show is fantastic! Even Anna Torv's, hopefully, lack-luster acting fits perfectly into the feel of the show. And when the hell did Pacey get hot? I was never one to get into Dawson's Creek or even The Mighty Ducks, but I never thought he was really that good looking. He caught the David Silver-I got into my 30's-hotness, and me likey.

And that little diatribe brings me to today's topic. Tuesdays episode of Fringe entitled, 'No Brainer'. One of the things I like about Fringe is that they don't shy away from almost making you throw up the granola bar you just ate. Like last week's episode, wherein a giant cold virus/slug thing crawled out of people's mouths, this week we get a computer program/virus that literally melts peoples brains out all over the place like so much vomit; yuck! The case begins with a kid who is online and gets this little pop-up that says, 'What's that noise?', which he of course clicks on. Suddenly his screen is filled with a melange of sounds and pictures that cause his brain to liquify. Oh, and Walter gets a letter from some lady who wants to meet with him, but Peter intercepts it because he thinks Walter can't handle some lady blaming him for her daughters death. Turns out that she just wants to know all about her daughter and Peter had nothing to worry about, so his outburst at Olivia was unfounded and he later comes over, drunk, to apologize and continue to flirt with her sister. Now storyline B is out of the way...back to the brain-fryin'.

So as Olivia is tracking down the victims, the kid and now a car salesman, Peter finds out through some melted hard drives, that the computer program was routed through a billion different ports and is currently being downloaded at her house. Her niece is playing with a little pony painting program and on comes the screen and the program and of course, they get there in time to stop her from melting her brain. But, the little webcam is on and someone is watching Olivia, who now knows that someone is remotely accessing it; why it's Andy from True Blood! We don't learn until later that this is the dad of the friend of the kid who died in the beginning. Next up to die is his ex-wife's husband and Olivia finds out that there must be a connection, though the car salesman doesn't fit. Turns out Andy (I don't remember the character's name) was getting back at people who wronged him by killing their loved ones. So the ex-wife and he had a nasty divorce, hence the killing of her husband; the kid at the beginning was killed because his father fired Andy; and the car salesman...I don't remember, I think he fired him or didn't hire him. His stupid son is so stupid he leads Olivia and Peter, who just had the aforementioned tiff, to the warehouse where daddy-dearest is staying in goes Olivia. Alone. Things come to a head and Andy shoots himself.

The ONLY thing that I don't like about the current storyline is the character of Sanford Harris. I don't get him. He supposedly is there to monitor the department that Olivia is now working in, the one dedicated to Fringe science, hence the name of the show. He also appears to have an ulterior motive, because Olivia put him in jail for raping some women he worked with, though he says he didn't rape them or molest them. In the first episode he was in, I think it was the slug one, he was yelling at Olivia saying she didn't know what she was doing and that he'd shut the department down and getting all up in Broyles face. Then he realized that she did, in fact, know what she was doing and laid off her. But in this week's episode he was right back at it! He was telling her that her job was to interrogate people, so get in there and do it! And she had 48 hours (I think he said this last time too) to get the case solved or he'd close it and bury the department...blah, blah, blah. So, I don't get the purpose, maybe there is more to come? But if they keep up with this, it's going to get old.

One thing they can keep up, is the little thing they are insinuating between Olivia and Peter. It's subtle and sweet and they have good chemistry; the kind of chemistry to make a good Mulder/Scully relationship. Since that's what I see this show as: the 'new', but different, X-Files. And that's not a bad thing...not a bad thing at all.

Echelon Conspiracy trailer 2

"If you turn me off, I'll kill you"
Hmmmm....tempting. And stupid. Why is it that any movie where a computer mainframe is sentient and trying to kill someone or do something to someone, is the voice female and monotone? Kinda like Eagle Eye? It's really dumb.

So we get a computer that gains sentience and now it wants to send out phones to random people who will get chased? Why? And I am guessing that they re-cut the trailer because people couldn't grasp the idea of the last trailer? It was really a difficult idea to get. Now we straight up are told that it is a computer called Echelon.

What's next? A television that calls Nielson members and convinces them that the best shows to watch are Survivor and Wife Swap? If they don't watch those shows, random governments are going to chase them around blowing shit up. It makes as much sense as what I just watched; probably more.

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Everything about this trailer is original. I wonder how it will end? Will she end up with him? Will he realize he was an ass to all of these women? What. Will. Happen?

It's like a mash-up of Scrooged, the one John Cusack movie, any Matthew McConaughey movie and about every other bland romantic comedy. Unfortunately, Jennifer Garner got roped into it.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

New creepy Coraline trailer. Demonstrating why you shouldn't take kids to see it!

This is a new trailer I found over at Trailer Addict ( for Coraline. A movie sure to scare the shit out of your kids come viewing time. Sort of in the time honored tradition of The Labyrinth and Dark Crystal, only with clay instead of puppets.

Seriously, what makes something so much scarier when you slap some freakin' buttons on instead of eyes?

Friday, January 23, 2009

LOST Season 5 "The Lie"

As the episode opens the Oceanic 6 are on Penny's boat discussing what they will tell people about their sudden appearance and about the crash. Jack says they have to all agree on the story. Hurley doesn't want to lie and thinks Penny can call off Mr.Widmore. Jack says the guy sent a boat of people out to kill them and faked a plane crash. Hurley thinks they'll never find it, it disappeared *Bloop*. I love that Hurley line! Jack says if Hurley says the island disappeared, or anything else that happened out there, people will think he's crazy. Hurley gets a look on his face says that if they stick together and make people believe them, they will. He doesn't want to spend the rest of his life lying. Me thinks that this is how Hurley ended up in the institution? Sayid says they have to lie and Hurley tells him that some day he will need his help and he's not going to get it. Of course we all know that he will need Hurley's help and Hurley WILL help him.

Well, Hurley is driving, erratically all over the road with Sayid all passed out in the car. He hears a siren and gets pulled over. By Ana Lucia. Yeah. She's dead, so WTF? She tells Hurley that he has a lot to do starting with getting new clothes and taking Sayid to someone he trusts. She tells him that whatever he does, do NOT get arrested. Uh-oh, I didn't really put that together with what happens at the end. She says that Libby says 'Hi'.

The islanders are on the beach and trying to start a fire and whatnot when Frogurt comes up and starts bitching about starting fires. Sawyer comes by and takes Frogurts shirt. I love how Frogurt has a red shirt on and IS a Red Shirt, so you know what is going to happen to him. Daniel wanders back onto the beach and says he got lost (he didn't) and that he needs to calculate a new bearing on where they are in time. Miles is going to get food (don't worry about it) and Juliet says they'll go get water.

Hurley still can't get Sayid to wake up and goes into a store to buy some new clothes and gets a I Love My Shih-tzu (Oh Hurley, you make me smile so). The girl at the counter says that she knows him from somewhere. Hurley's like no, no. And she guesses he was the one who won the lottery and crashed in that plane. It's great because he keeps looking behind her at the TV that's running the news story about him. Crazy Hurley! As they drive out of the station, in drives Kate. She almost calls Jack but decides against it and instead receives a call from an unknown number. She agrees to meet whoever it is.

Ben takes something out of a vent and puts it in a bag, rather too quickly I think, like he's trying to hide it from Jack. He tells Jack to pack whatever he needs because he isn't coming back, and he'll meet up with him in 6 hours. Jack asks why and he is told that Locke's body is in the van outside and he has to put it somewhere safe. Jack is all, "Safe? He is dead, isn't he?" and then Ben says I'll see you in 6 hours.

What the hell is Hurley's father putting on the sandwich? Who puts pepperoni with caviar? Oh yeah, Hurley's there with Sayid. He says that they are there because people are after them and tried to kill them. Now the LAPD show up, and Hurley's dad gets them out of there. Hurley says they can't go to the hospital because people are after them. He thinks he knows what to do.

Kate's at a hotel. Who is she meeting? Oh, it's Sun!

Now Ben is going to a butcher! Who the hell is Jill? And who is Jeffrey and Gabriel, for that matter? How does she know that Locke is in the van? What the hell is going on? Oh, and what are they about to do and why does it all hinge on Locke being kept safe?

Back on the island (which is three years ago right? Because Locke is still there and in the other storyline, he's already dead. I'm confused!) Bernard is trying to start a fire and Frogurt starts being an ass again. Daniel and Charlotte (I've remembered her name) sit down to eat some fruit and Charlotte says she can't get rid of her headache and earlier she couldn't remember her mother's maiden name. We all know what's happening to her! Oh and Miles comes rambling back to camp with a boar that he found dead in the jungle. He doesn't elaborate on how he found it, probably used his dead people hunting skill or whatever the hell it is he has. He's freakin' weird! So then Forgurt gets all up in arms about not having a knife and not getting off the island and not having fire...and fire finds him! In the form of an arrow. Frogurt totally deserves this, he's so annoying and the Red Shirt always dies. Who the hell is flingin' all those arrows, anyway?

Hurley's dad asks whether he is really crazy or not and Hurley says no, he has a really good reason for lying..."Why is there a dead Pakistani on my couch?" That was Hurley's mom. Hurley's dad takes Sayid somewhere in his car while Hurley says that he can explain everything to her.

Kate is talking with Sun and she says that someone knows they are lying. Sun tells her that whoever it is that sent the lawyers doesn't want to say their secret or else they'd just do it. She tells Kate that she needs to take care of them, wouldn't Kate do anything she could to keep Aaron? Kate asks what kind of person Sun thinks she is? We are treated to a flashback on the freighter and Sun says she's the kind of person who makes difficult decisions when she has to, like she did on the freighter. Kate apologizes for what happened on the freighter and Sun says she doesn't blame her. I think she's lying big-time. She does blame her and maybe has bad something to do with this little lawyer thing with Kate. We know she holds a grudge against Ben and no doubt has one against Kate. I'm not real clear why she's upset with Ben, unless there is something else going on we haven't seen yet?

Jack meets Hurley's dad and Jack takes Sayid. He calls Ben and tells him that Sayid just showed up at his door. Ben looks astonished. Why? What exactly went down? He was working with Ben at some point, presumably doing things he thought we good, but apparently now he doesn't feel this way. Hugo sits down with his mom and she demands to know what's going on? He tells her all about what happened after the plane crash and that they all lied. He says all of this is happening because they lied.

Sawyer and Juliet and still farting around in the jungle and Sawyer STILL doesn't have any shoes on. Damn it man, find some fucking shoes! Fuck the shirt, get some shoes. You're wandering around in the JUNGLE! Oh look, he just stepped on a stick and now it's stuck in his foot. Oh look now someone is wandering around in the jungle. Three people. They grab them by the hair from behind and some guy named Jones with a gun and an accent says, "What are you doing on our island?" Who the hell are you, sir?

Jack gets Sayid back up and running. He asks where Hurley is? Jack says at home and Sayid asks if anyone else knows he's there? Now Hurley is making a Hot Pocket! Ben shows up and Hurley, in true Hurley fashion, tosses the Hot Pocket at him! Ben says that he can get him out of there. Hurley says that Sayid warned him, and Ben says that Sayid is the one who sent him, how else would he know where he was? Hurley ain't buyin' it. Ben tells him that he can go back to the island, leave all this behind. Hurley almost believes and then says HELL no! and runs outside. The cops arrest him and all but remember what Ana Lucia told him. Don't get arrested. Well, Sayid told him to not trust Ben, to do the opposite of whatever he says. Yet, I don't think getting arrested was the right thing to do. So Hurley may be screwed here.

So Juliet might get her hands cut off by these other people. Could these people be part of Rousseau's team? Whoever was on the Black Rock? They are wearing suits, but what kind of suits are they? Here comes Locke to do something right for once!

There's a lady with a pendulum and some chalk and an old computer that is detected an 'Event Window'. She goes upstairs and there's Ben. She tells him that he has 70 hours and Ben says it's not enough time. She says what he needs is irrelevent, what he has is 70 hours. He better het moving. He says he lost Reyes tonight and what if he can't get them all back? She responds, "Then God help us all!" What the hell? What's gonna happen? And why? Aiyee! I want more!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

LOST: "Because You Left" *Spoilers*

This is the first part of the season premiere and here goes this year's coverage of Lost.

It all begins with an alarm clock; 8:15. A man gets up, puts on a Willie Nelson record (and who wouldn't at 8 in the morning?) and goes to warm a bottle of milk for the crying baby. He rocks it in it's crib and gets ready for the morning. And Willie starts to sing, "If you can't make a record, if you can't make a record, if you can't make a record...he's skipping. This makes some sense later on in the episode. He leaves his house and walks through the Dharma camp into a building where they appear to be filming something. It's Dr. Chang and he's filming a video for The Arrow station (goes with some stuff later too). As he's talking in bursts a man who says they have a problem down at The Orchid.

A man tells him, down in the bowels of The Orchid, that they were drilling to his exact specs and that's when the drillbit melted. Chang seems astonished! They went through six bits and then the operator grabbed his head and started freaking out! He also tells Chang that they sonar'd the wall and there is a chamber back there. Why, it's the chamber where Ben turned the little wheel and moved the Island. Chang is getting that look at being terrified again! The man tells Chang that they only way to get to what ever is behind the wall is to lay charges. Chang gets mad and says the station is being built there because of it's proximity to what they think is an almost limited energy and once they harness it they will be able to manipulate time. The other guy looks well he should be. This Chang guy is a mysterious bastard! He tells the man that there are rules that can't be broken and if they drill just one centimeter further, they risk releasing the energy; if that were to happen only God could help them (He says 'us', but whatever). He tells the man to do nothing and stomps away. On his way out he bumps into a man, who turns out to be Twitchy (aka Daniel Faraday, aka Jeremy Davies). The driller guy talks to Faraday and says, "Did you hear that? Time Travel. How stupid does he think we are?" To which Faraday glances at the wall with the holes drilled in it and looks down-right terrified and scared.

A.) What the hell is Faraday doing back when Chang was alive? This is before The Others went all killer on the Dharma people.
B.) Did he travel back in time? Or is he out of time in the current timeline? WTF people, W.T.F?

Jack and Ben are in the funeral parlor (and in a quick aside, had I not already seen the Season Finale last season and then watched GMA the next morning, where they REVEALED who was in the fucking coffin, I would have been SERIOUSLY angry). Ben tells Jack they have to hurry up and get the rest of the people, Hurley is next. Jack says Hurley is in a mental institute and Ben says it should be easy to recruit him. Ben says they have to get the rest of Jack's friends and Jack says they aren't his friends anymore, and why did this happen? Ben says it happened because they left. We know that Jack went all drunkard on us because of all that went on, but we don't know it all yet. I'd like to see that.

Oh good, Jack shaved. He no longer looks like a crazy homeless person. I like my Matt Fox clean-shaven. Jack asks Ben when he last saw Locke, to which Ben replies it was in The Orchid station. Jack says that Locke told him that everyone left on the island would die if they didn't come back. Ben asks if he said what happened to them and when he says no, Ben says he guesses they'll never know.

**Three years earlier**

Back on the island. Ben turns the wheel and the island goes bye-bye! Suddenly Locke is standing all by his lonesome with no more creepy-Richard. Daniel and his raft-mates (consisting of people who never appeared before, you know at least some are going to die) are floating near the island. Daniel concludes that they must have been in the radius. Weird, how do you know this Daniel? Juliet and Sawyer are on the beach and notice that the freighter is no longer there. Odd...Bernard and Rose come running out looking for each other. Sawyer says they don't need to panic, they'll just go back to the camp. Bernard says, rather panicked, that they can't go back to the camp; it gone!'s gone. Daniel shows up and says it isn't gone. He asks to be taken to something manmade. Juliet suggests the hatch of the station they blew up. Daniel says it's perfect and says they better get going before it happens again; Sawyer grabs his arm and says, "before WHAT happens again?". What indeed Sawyer, what indeed. Daniel says it isn't gone, it just hasn't been built yet. WTF? And awesome!

Oh Kate is making breakfast in her home. There's a knock. She answers. It's Dad-from-My-So-Called-Life and some other dude. They say they are there on behalf of their nameless client to relinquish some blood from Kate and her kid (not her kid). She says she doesn't understand and they will have to come back with the sheriff. Ruh-Ro! She panics, grabs her shit and bolts. Typical Kate, though I don't blame her.

The island group is walking through the woods on the way to the station and Daniel tells Sawyer to move it. Sawyer tells him to give him his shirt. Daniel says they have more pressing issues than giving Sawyer a shirt and says to explain the situation they are in would be difficult for a physicist to understand. Sawyer slaps him and threatens the ginger too (classic Sawyer!). Faraday explains that the island is like a record and whatever Ben Linus did, it seems to have dislodged them somehow. Miles asks what they are dislodged from and it appears to be time. Either the island is moving or they are. Daniel asks is everyone is accounted for, and they say Locke isn't (of course!). Locke is still out in the jungle and climbs a hill. A plane crashes and a little statue falls out. Why, it's Eko's brothers plane. So Locke, at least, is back whenever the plane crashed. Cra-zazy! Locke starts to climb up to the plane and starts getting shot at, eventually being hit in the leg. Oh it's Ethan. Creepy, creepy Ethan! He demands to know who Locke is. Locke says he knows him and Ben Linus made him (Locke) their leader. Ethan says this is ridiculous (probably because Ben is still a kid?) and is going to shoot him when the island goes *bloop* and Ethan is gone and Locke is sometime else in the darkness. The rest of the island gang are in the dark too. Daniel says they are either in the past or the future.

Sun is in the airport and she gets detained. Apparently by Mr. Widmore. He tells Sun that he had her brought here because she disrespected him. He asks what she meant by them having common interests and she says they both want Benjamin Linus dead.

Ben and Jack are off to get Hurley but there is a snag. It appears that the police are looking for Hurley because they think he escaped the mental institution and killed two people. We know he didn't, that Sayid did (poor Hurley, he just can't catch a break. Sayid and Hurley, meanwhile, are off to an apartment. Hurley asks who the guy Sayid killed was. Sayid says he doesn't care who he was, he was after Hurley. Sayid says he became so paranoid after spending two years working for Ben Linus, doing the things he asked him to do. He informs Hurley that if he ever runs into Ben, to do the exact opposite of whatever he says. Two men attack Sayid and one gets thrown over a balcony, the other meets some knives in a dishwasher (Owweee!). Sayid also got shot by some darts. Hurley, of course, picks up a gun and looks over the balcony at the guy who fell. People are gathering and they see him and take a picture.

The islanders, minus Locke, find their original hatch still blown up, so they are in the future. Sawyer says he is going to go back to their camp and Daniel says he can't. They don't know when the island will jump again. He says it could happen before they get back to the beach. Sawyer says what if that doens't happen? What if the helicopter hasn't left yet? Daniel says they can't change anything. Time can go forward and backward but not in any other direction, if they try to change anything they will fail every time. It can not be changed. Sawyer asks how he knows all this and Daniel shows him his journal. He says he's spent his entire adult life learning everything he can about the Dharma Initiative. They can't stop this. But who can...?

Locke is laying in the jungle, he's shot, bleeding and he's fucked up again. He hobbles over to the plane, which is now laying on the jungle floor. He makes himself a tourniquet and someone ambles into view. It's ol' Richard, or actually ol' yet looks young Richard. Richard tells Locke that he has to take the bullet out of his leg. Locke asks how he knew he had a bullet in his leg, and Richard says you told me. Locke didn't tell him, but Richard says he will. Locke says Ethan shot him and is told what comes around, goes around. Richard tells him that when he is is all relative and that Locke was the one who went somewhere when the light flashed. He tells Locke that he doesn't have time to explain what's going on right now, Locke is going to be moving on soon. He says the next time Locke sees him, he won't remember him and hands him a compass and says to give him that. Richard says the only way to save the island is to get all the ones who left back on the island. He says they are fine and are at home. He has to convince them to come back, he has to die. *bloop* daytime again. It looks like it's right after the plane crashed, as it is smoking up in the trees.

Island group: Night time and still blown up station. Miles asks what it was before they blew it up. Juliet says it was a Dharma station where a man named Desmond (whooo) would push a button every 108 minutes to save the world. *bloop* jump! It's before they found the hatch. Sawyer says he's going in the back door for supplies. Daniel says it's not a good idea, Desmond didn't know know him then. Daniel says it won't work and Sawyer is determined to get the door open. He can't change the past. Sawyer says everyone he cared about just blew up on the freighter (Sawyer cares about someone?) Most of the group goes off back to the beach and Daniel and ginger are still at the hatch. Ginger has a nose bleed and Daniel (and us) know why (remember :The Constant?) He tells her that he forgot his pack (he did) and runs off to get out his journal. Since Desmond is his constant, he can interact with him and possibly change things. Desmond answers and Daniel tells him that he does know him in a way and that the rules don't apply to him. He is uniquely special. Desmond, of course, thinks he's off his rocker. He tells him that if the helicopter made it off the island and if he got home...he has to listen or people will die. He tells him his name and says that all the people he left behind are in serious danger, he needs to go back to Oxford University, back where they met and find Daniels mother, her name is...*bloop*
Desmond is in bed, now, and wakes up. He says he was on the island and Penny says he's been off the island for three years. She says it was just a dream but he says it was a memory. Desmond rushes up to the deck and says they are leaving for Oxford. Weird.

So how long have our fair islanders been boppin' around? If the guys who got off have been gone for three years, how is the stuff happening only now to those on the island? Where were they for three years? I have to say it wasn't the most fascinating episode of LOST but it was good. And Desmond and Hurley were prevalent, so I'm good.

Part two will follow tomorrow!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

500 Days of Summer

I love Joseph Gordon-Levitt and this movie looks good. But, what's with the voice- over guy? It sounds like he's narrating for a creepy 70's slasher movie. In fact, there is a movie about some guy that becomes a chicken/killer who goes around killing people. It's really bad, but cheesy and the voiceover guy sounds exactly like the one for 500 days. that what they are going for? I also think Deschanel, while beautiful, has the presence of a stalk of celery.

Basically, it's about a guy who gets dumped by his girlfriend and the film jumps around to times within their relationship.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Battlestar Galactica Season Four Episode 11 "Sometimes A Great Notion"


Holy Frak! This episode was amazing! And we learned who the final Cylon was. More on that later!

When we last left our group of humans and Cylons, they had found a planet (Earth) and also found out that it was an irradiated wasteland void of life. They stumbled upon this planet because Starbuck, who returned from an assumed death by way of some kind of vortex ("Maelstrom") in a brand new Viper and claiming that she had been to Earth and that it was green. Now we learn that had she been to Earth for real, when had she been there? And was it really Earth? Because this Earth certainly does not look like the Earth she describes.

The season 4 premiere opens with water sloshing across the shore and a man walking toward the waves (it's Tigh), Baltar standing in what appeared to have been a building with a dome, much like the opera house on Kobol, like that in Roslin's drug-induced vision. Anders is looking around and Dee is kneeling in the water cupping it into her hands. Lee looks like he's going to cry and Roslin plucks a tiny plant from the ground while Helo calls Adama over and tells him that it's the same all over the planet and there have been no answers to their hails, D'Anna says they have received the same reports on their side.

Now we are with Kara and Leoben. She says the signal is weak and the emergency battery must be running low. This is the start of probably the most interesting and mind-frakking storyline in the entire episode. Baltar tells someone to put word out that they shouldn't eat or drink anything due to the radiation and the camera cuts to Tory looking generally worried, which is weird coming from her because I view her as one of the most sinister characters on the show...I just don't trust her. Helo tells Adama and D'Anna that Baltar just confirmed that the planet was nuked 2000 years ago and D'Anna, again, concurs that their teams have gotten the same results. Roslin solemnly says, "It's perfect. We traded one nuked civilization for another."

Dee is digging in the dirt and finds a pocket watch and some jacks and she starts to sob. Cut to the Raptor ride back to Galactica and she's chanting, "Don't give up, don't give up, just don't fall apart", and the camera zooms in on her face. Are we being set up to believe she's the last Cylon? Back on Galactica, everyone is waiting for Roslin and Adama to return and say what they've found. Of course what they've found is not what people want to hear and Roslin says to get her out of there. Lee announces she will make an speech in a little bit.

Back on Earth, Kara and Leoben found some wreckage and Kara realizes that the transponder she found is Colonial. Leoben lifts up a piece of the wreckage and says 757NC. When he says this Kara stops what she's doing, starts breathing heavily and tells him that the number on her ship is 8757NC.

Next we see some stuff with Athena, Helo and their baby and Dee coming to babysit for them. There is definitely something off about Dee in this episode. She's normally the straight headed one, the one who holds everyone down to level ground. But in this episode she seems to be weird. I know I would probably be acting a little strange after all this time running and fighting and running and fighting and never getting to rest. And with the hope of something new, a new planet and alliances with the enemy, being dashed with the realization that the new planet is a wasteland, I can bet I'd be a little off too.

Back on "Earth" Six finds a Cylon Centurian head that doesn't look like any we've ever seen before. It has this creepy alien look to it. She presents it to Adama and says that they've found several of them with the bones scattered at sites across the planet. Caprica Boomer (I think) says they aren't a design they've seen before and they aren't one of theirs. Roslin deduces that the 13th tribe must have settled here and created their own Cylons? Baltar says that's what they thought too, but after testing 250 skeletons from 4 different sites they've found out that they weren't humans, they were Cylons. The 13th tribe was all Cylons who came to this planet and called it Earth. Roslin looks absolutely astounded and confused. But some questions we need answers too are these: why was the 13th tribe, a myth to humans, comprised completely of Cylons? And why would they come to a planet and call it Earth? Is this our Earth? Or this a planet they found that was remarkably like our Earth and they decided to colonize it and name it after our Earth? Is this our Earth? My brain hurts!

Lee tells Roslin that she has to tell the Quorum something and she just looks at him and walks away. Adama walks past Tigh and Tigh says they need to talk, he has a lot he needs to explain.

Back to "Earth" and Tyrol. He's walking around and comes to this wall that has a creepy, weird shadow burned on it. He touches it and flashes back to him shopping in a market and then we hear a boom and he hold his hand up. Looks like he was there during the blast. WTF? So 2000 years ago, he was living on this planet? Where had he been from the time of the blast to the time he was living this current life?

Kara and Leoben are back to wandering around looking for the rest of the crashed vehicle. She wonders if this was her plane then what did she fly back to Galactica in? Leoben tells her maybe she's better off not knowing and she says, "for me, or for you?". Good question.

Lee and Dee get to talking and she basically tells him that if anyone can convince people of a reason to go on, it's him. He asks her to go with him for a drink later and she agrees.

Kara and Leoben are still looking for that plane. They find a cockpit and flip it over and there is still someone buckled in. Kara pulls the helmet up and there is a person with blond hair, just like Starbucks! She reaches for the dog tags and pulls them off; there is a ring and a tag that says "K. Thrace". Leoben comes up to look and immediately back away. He says he was wrong about Earth. She says that his Hybrid told her that she was the harbinger of death and that she would be the death of them all. Leoben quickly starts to walk away and leaves her there yelling if that's her in the wreckage, then what is she? Good question. Did she go back in time 2000 years in Maelstrom, end up on this Earth? She said the Earth she went to was green and alive, so where was she? Did she crash here and cause the whole demise of this Earth? What the hell is going on? Who or what is she?

Now Anders is wandering around and he finds a guitar neck in the sand. He picks it up and starts remembering the lyrics to that song that drew the final four of five together. He drops the neck and literally runs away. He comes across Tyrol sitting by the wall and Tyrol tells him that he used to live here and Anders says the song that switched them on, he remembers playing it for a woman he loved. Tory comes up and says she remembers since he played it for them all. Tyrol says they all died in a holocause. Anders doesn't understand how, that was 2000 years ago. How did they get to the colonies, believe they were human? 2000 years is a long time to forget.

Now Roslin is burning her Book of Pythia (which is going for like 1200 bucks on EBay right now, dammit!); the book she has followed the whole series, the book she believed would lead them to salvation, that spoke the truth. The book that they were following when Elosha died on Kobol. She has lost hope, and that's a bad thing for someone who is followed by the entire fleet; at least followed by the religious community that believes in the Book of Pythia. Adama comes in to find her burning the book and asks her if she's just going to give up? She didn't go for her treatment and she says she doesn't need it. She says that she was wrong about everything and that all those people who followed her are dead. She tells Bill to leave her alone and her reluctantly goes while she cries and tells the book to burn.

Kara is setting her own fire back on "Earth". Me thinks she doesn't want anyone to know that she found herself dead on the planet for what could be 2000 years. I don't blame her, but I am guessing this might come up again, based on some clips I've seen. The shot of her sitting to the left of the fire while it blows in the wind to the right, is great cinematography.

Dee and Lee are returning from their date and she asks him to repeat his speech. He says he managed to stave off a full-scale panic but at least now they can choose where they go next. There is no more following Pythia. She kisses him goodnight and goes into her bunk room. Gaeta is there and says he can't stop thinking about that waste of a planet and she tells him that she just wants to remember this moment for as long as she can. He leaves and she looks at her locket and then her face changes and she shoots herself in the head! I did NOT see that coming at all. Dee has always just been there. I thought she might be a Cylon. Nope! Kandyse McClure played Dualla amazingly well and I kind of wish she had more to go on for the past seasons. I'm sad to see her leave. I wanted her to have a happy ending, but this being Battlestar I don't think anyone is going to have a happy ending.

Lee is in the mortuary and Adama walks in and he tells him that he kissed her goodnight 45 minutes ago and she had joy in her eyes, why would she do this? Adama says he doesn't know and offers Lee a drink, he declines and runs out. Adama lifts up the sheet and starts to cry and asks what did she do? And that he let her down, let them all down. Now he's really angry. He storms out and grabs a gun and tells someone to get it. He means Tigh. As he's walking through the halls people are crying and fighting. They've all kind of lost it since learning the planet is a craphole.

Tigh is drinking and Adama busts in, grabs a bottle of Ambrosia and tells him it's time to have that heart to heart he's been wanting. Tigh says he sorry he didn't have the guts to tell him when he first found out and Bill says he doesn't have guts, he's a machine. The look on Michael Hogan's face is priceless. Adama asks him if that's how he was programmed? To be his friend and to laugh at his jokes and Tigh says he chose to be his friend. Adama starts to taunt Tigh about Ellen, saying she knew there was something off about him all along, that's why she went around sleeping with half the fleet. He wants Tigh to lose it and shoot him, but Tigh realizes that's what he wants and stops himself. He tells Tigh a story about foxes that would run away from some dogs; some would turn to fight and some would try to cross the river. Those that tried to swim, some would give up halfway and be swept out to sea. Adama says maybe because they were tired and Tigh tells him that they can't be swept out to sea, it won't help anyone.

Kara comes to see Lee and he tells her that Dee killed herself and no one will ever know why. Adama returns to the CIC and tells everyone that the people who lived on this planet experienced great losses, they needed a home and they set out into space with nothing but their ships and they found a home, and so will they.

Back on "Earth" Tigh tells everyone to wrap it up and goes to talk to D'Anna. She says she isn't going. This will all happen over and over again and she doesn't want to die out in space when Cavill catches up with them. She asks him if he ever just wants to get off the merry-go-round and he says ride the tide out to sea. And we're back to the beginning with him walking into the surf. He finds a piece of a mailbox and flashes back to what we assume is Caprica. He hears Ellens voice calling him and finds her buried in rubble. She tells him it's ok...SPOILERS!

There is a flash and she says they'll be reborn...again. Also, she says everything is in place, whatever that means. I have to say that I suspected her from the beginning as being a Cylon, but then they had her killed off by Tigh and I figured she wasn't, couldn't be. Guess I was wrong.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Prey Alone short film

This is an awesome short film I saw in one of my classes today.

Made by two Irish guys named James Mather and Stephen St. Leger who filmed the actors over like 4 days on green screen and then spent a shit-ton of time doing all of the rest of the film. It was ALL special effects and it is amazing. But, what is the greatest with this movie isn't just the quality of the background work. Oh no! It's also top-notch acting, fantastic music and a kick-ass story. I won't ruin it for you, though I really want to because it's so awesome!

I can't believe I just heard about this.

Watch it, in two parts (boo), courtesy of Youtube (boo again) below:

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Franklyn Trailer-The REAL one!

Awhile back, while browsing trailers over at Trailer Addict, as I do several times a week (make that a day), I came across this trailer for the movie Franklyn. It was a strange mash-up of scenes, dialogue and music that clearly was a rough cut trailer. I can't imagine they wanted this to be put out as a serious trailer, because while it lays out the story it also is quite jarring because there are portions where lines just stop mid sentence and music changes...well, just watch it below:

What I gleamed from THIS trailer is that Ryan Phillipe plays Jonathan Preest (or Priest, not sure) and he is going to kill a man tonight. Maybe twice on two separate nights? And then there is Meanwhile City, where he is doing the killing? Also Eva Green appears to appear in both places. In the alternate place she says she gets to kill herself every night, but the trailer cuts that off. Then there are two more people, a younger man they barely ever mention except in a quick cut and an older man whose role I don't get from either trailer. Weird.

Then the other day there was a new trailer that popped up for the movie. It's completely different and makes no mention of the "other" reality of Meanwhile City and takes away the old man from the other trailer. The focus is now on just the three characters. Who knows if the actual movie will cut out the older guys part, but I still want to see it and it's great that is no longer has lines missing and portions of The Fountain score placed randomly throughout.

Miss March

While I abhore anything that has to do with Playboy and it's culture of douche that seems to cling to it, parts of this movie seem kind of funny. Then again, there seems to be some funny moments like the whore falling out of the bus; that was funny.

It's a see-it-on-cable-for-free movie.

Friday, January 9, 2009


This is an interesting mix of fantasy/sci-fi and middle ages. It's been a long time coming, so that might mean bad things, but it looks entertaining and Jim Caviezel looks quite good.

Caviezel plays an alien who crash lands in the middle ages, Norway to be exact. I believe he was pursuing a dragon or encounters a dragon somewhere along the way. Said dragon has made a home in the area where these Norse people are living and now Caviezel has to save them.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Last House on the Left

It's remake time again! While I don't really understand why it's neccessary to remake movies that aren't that old, it seems to be the 'thing' to do in Hollywood right now. Basically it's about a family who moves to the last house on the left. The daughter, Bill Paxton's daughter, takes the car to go to town, or something and she meets this kid. The kid takes her and her friend home, where Cromartie (Garret Dillahunt, who is very good at playing every character he tries) yells at the kid and punches him in the stomach telling him something about not bringing people home. Apparently they are killers. I assume they kill the daughters friend and she runs away, only to get shot at in the river. They take off and end up at the last house on the left, where the girl's family is. They want the car, but mom says the daughter has the car and won't be back until the morning, they'll have to wait, but there is a guest room/house they could use. Meanwhile, girl is not dead in the river and she crawls/hobbles back home, where she tells the family these people tried to kill her and they all try to get away, but have to fight back and kill the killers. It looks like the one guy gets a knife to the cranium over the sink and Dillahunt forgets not to stick his head in the microwave. Most likely the family lives somewhat happily after all.

Does it sound like I saw the original? I didn't, I just watched the trailer. Really, you get all of this out the 2 minute trailer, ALL of this.

All About Steve

O.k., here's a few things. This movie has Bradley Cooper in it, so I'm already intrigued. Also, I like Sandra Bullock, no matter how predictable the comedy she's starring in is. And this looks cute, however predictable it is.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Trick 'R Treat

I'm usually not a big fan of horror movies, unless really good, or those with Jensen Ackles:

However, this one looks good (not the Bloody Valentine one, that's only to be seen for Jensen Ackles). It stars some really good people like Anna Paquin and Brian Cox, so where the hell is it? It was supposed to come out last year, then in October 2008 and now apparently October 2009?

Japanese Watchmen Trailer

Here's a new Japanese Watchmen trailer. I don't know what the guy is saying in Japanese, but it sounds like he keeps saying Adam Monroe. He's not, I don't think.

Either way, it still looks awesome and I wish the pissing contest between Warners and Fox would end. Fox wants the money and the right to distribute it because, well, let's see what they've put out over the last year or so...

Nim's Island: Had potential, but with four screenwriters and two directors listed in the credits, it's pretty clear that there was something going on from the get-go. Like, the fact that it might have been good in book form, but some executive wanted to make it more approachable to the masses and what came out was this mish-mash of different writers and directors. It was boring, slow, Jodie Foster was terribly mis-cast, even the charm of Gerard Butler couldn't save it.

What Happens in Vegas: Yuck. Though parts were kind of cute the fact that you knew you would get Cameron Diaz jiggling around in her underwear at least once, and Ashton Kutcher the entire movie, made it a stay-away. And you knew how it would end from the trailer; something studios need to learn to stay away from. Yes, it's a romantic comedy and people want them to end happy, with the main characters staying together or getting together, however, learn to not show the whole thing in the trailer. Especially when someone so unappealing as Ashton Kutcher is starring in it.

Meet the Spartans/Disaster Movie or any -Movie. Nothing needs to be said about this. There is stupid funny, like Airplane and Ron Burgandy, and then there is dumb. Straight up dumb. Nothing funny, nothing clever, nothing. Making fun of Amy Winehouse and Paris Hilton isn't clever, it's dumb. Everyone knows Winehouse is a crack whore and Hilton is covered with stupid, among other things, so making fun of them is not's dumb. Satire is good because it's clever and makes you go, "I love that! That is exactly like it is!". There is nothing satirical that can be said or done about 300, nothing! Same goes with Enchanted. It was already, in it's own way, a satire. It was lightly making fun of the Disney princess movies. So making fun of making fun of something isn't funny, it's retarded!

With that said, it's clear that Fox has made a lot of crap over, at least, the last year and they desperately want the fanfare and recognition of distributing Watchmen. Even though they didn't make it, pay for it, or have anything to do with it.

Sunshine Cleaning

This looks so cute! It's a charming little Indie dramedy starring Amy Adams (always adorable) and Emily Blunt (who I am growing to like) as sisters. Amy Adams' character has a son who licks things, all kinds of things like legs and walls (ick) and he gets in trouble at school for licking the said leg of the teacher. So Amy takes him out of the school and decides she needs to make money. She and he sister start doing crime scene cleaning, even though they don't know what they are doing. It looks cute.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Apple's new revolutionary laptop, the Macbook Wheel!

Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard

Needs no introduction!

What is going on here? Is that Nic Cage or a drawing of Nic Cage? Is Bangkok Dangerous an animated feature? If not, what the hell is that a picture of?

It's bad enough that his hair is absolutely ridiculous in this movie, but why is he so air-brushed as to appear to be a drawing?