“V” – Press Release

April 13th, 2009

V

Press release for “V”

Today, the world woke up to find spaceships over every major city. The Visitors claim to have come in peace, bringing gifts of medical miracles and technological breakthroughs. They promise to do no harm. They’re lying. Most people believe the aliens have arrived just when we needed them most. We’re eager to embrace their generous offers of help, but while tracking a terrorist cell, Homeland Security agent Erica Evans stumbles upon something far more sinister. When her partner tries to kill her, Erica discovers that the aliens have plans to infiltrate our governments and businesses, planting seeds for their plot to control mankind. Convincing anyone of the truth will be impossible because the Visitors have two powerful weapons. First, they’ve given the people faith with their reassuring presence and gifts. Second, they’ve rallied our youth. Thousands of teens, including Erica’s son, have been recruited as ‘Peace Ambassadors’ but they’re actually serving as unwitting spies. Erica’s violent introduction to the truth thrusts her into the resistance movement, where she joins forces with Ryan, a rogue alien driven to save humanity. She’ll have to balance her covert activities with her job, and her role as a mother, fighting to protect her son Tyler even as he joins forces with the enemy. From executive producer Scott Peters, Emmy-nominated creator of The 4400, comes a bold re-imagining of the sci-fi classic. Let the invasion begin.

Cast: Elizabeth Mitchell as Erica Evans; Joel Gretsch as Father Jack Lowery; Scott Wolf as Chad Decker; Logan Huffman as Tyler Evans; Morris Chestnut as Ryan Nichols; Morena Baccarin as Anna

I might give this a try.

Source: ABC

Giant Fire-breathing Baby Robots. You Heard Me!

April 3rd, 2009

Arrgh!I knew this day would come. Oh, wait, it’s not real, real?

Sculptor Kenji Yanobe’s Giant Torayan robot, a 7.2-meter (24-ft) tall mechanical baby that sings, dances and spits fire, was sighted in Tokyo’s Roppongi district last night. The fire-breathing robot spent the night on center stage at “Roppongi Art Night,” an all-night event featuring installations and performances by dozens of artists at various venues in the area.

Source: Pinktentacle

Lost 5.11 “Whatever Happened, Happened” – Review

April 2nd, 2009

I wont have time to post a full review until the weekend, at best, so here are my initial thoughts from watching the rather excellent 5.11 “Whatever Happened, Happened”.

  • Great episode title — I thought for sure we would see Faraday, since it’s lifted from his deterministic remark earlier in the season.
  • Jin is just acting weird these days. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but they’re not quite servicing his character right now.
  • Jack is a jerk. I’m putting him on the same list as Sayid after he refused to help Ben. It’s not even like he was on bad terms with Ben prior to landing on the island — they were allies, and Ben is the reason he managed to get back to the island. He may not be busy trying to control things like before, but he’s still as ignorant and ungrateful as ever.

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Kerri Hilson ft. Kanye West & Ne-Yo – “Knock You Down”

April 1st, 2009

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ6sp3X_LVk[/youtube]

I’m so feelig this tune right now — great combination and pretty neat video. That said, you can’t really fail with Kanye on the track.

Star Trek Sequel Already In The Works

March 31st, 2009

According to Sci Fi Wire a sequel to the much anticipated Star Trek relaunch-movie is already in the works:

Paramount Pictures is moving forward with a sequel to its Star Trek franchise relaunch, and has hired Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof to pen the screenplay, Variety reported.

J.J. Abrams, who directed and produced the latest chapter, is onboard to produce the follow-up alongside his Bad Robot partner Bryan Burk. No decision has been made yet on whether Abrams will return behind the camera for the sequel.

“There’s obviously a lot of hubris involved in signing on to write a sequel of a movie that hasn’t even come out yet,” said Lindelof, co-creator with Abrams of ABC’s Lost who produced the upcoming Trek but did not contribute to Orci and Kurtzman’s screenplay. “But we’re so excited about the first one that we wanted to proceed.”

The story is still in the embryonic stage, but the trio are aiming to deliver their script to the studio by Christmas for what would likely be a summer 2011 release. As for potential storylines, Kurtzman stressed that the writing team will wait to take a cue from fan reaction about which direction to go.

Source: Sci Fi Wire

Latest Star Trek Posters

March 30th, 2009

The latest Star Trek movie posters look pretty decent, not the best that I’ve ever seen, but they’ll do. I’m looking forward to this when it’s released in May.

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Lost 5.10 “He’s Our You” – Review

March 27th, 2009

There is no doubt in my mind that “He’s Our You” is one of the best episodes of “Lost” that I have seen since the season 4 finale. It was an introspective voyage into the cyclical journey of Sayid Jarrah, intertwined with wider perspective on his antagonist Ben Linus, the Dharma Initiative, the “Hostiles”, and of course, the very nature of fate and freewill.

"We're The Good Guys"

Change is a major theme of this episode, we are reminded of the change that young Ben underwent during his rise as leader of the “Others” — He went from an abused Harry Potteresque child, to the man that we see today — a man of knowledge, sacrifice, ruthlessness and compassion — A man hated by the Losties for much of this journey. It’s hard not to think that 1977 Sayid didn’t play a part in Ben’s future direction. We are also reminded of the change in Sawyer (sorry, “LaFleur”). Gone are the days when he embraced the life of savagery = “We’re in the wild!”, he’s now a man of responsibility, of love..a man who bucks against the trend of his Dharma buddies to bring civility to the truce – “since when did we start acting like them!?”. (although I wasn’t impressed by the raising of his hand for the vote to execute Sayid). But for Sayid, change has never come easy, and when it has come, it’s rarely lasted for very long. Whether it’s through fault of his own, or the fickle nature of the Universe, Sayid has always lived in a cyclical existence of love and death. It follows his around like a bad smell. Nadia, Shannon, Nadia again, Elsa – all gone, all dead. No matter what he does, Sayid can’t seem to change himself or his circumstances. He is capable of love, but he can never hold on to any happy existence; whether it’s the woman of his dreams, or doing some redemption building work in the Dominican Republic.

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New Pixar Movie – “UP”

March 26th, 2009

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyyrYPTjPJg[/youtube]

up, up and away!This movie looks great! According to MovieWeb:

An old man (played by Ed Asner) ties a thousand helium balloons to his house and floats off into the stratosphere. He is accompanied on this adventure by a young boy scout that accidentally stows away on his front porch. Together, they get into all kinds of crazy mishaps.

At this point, I could very easily offer an advanced review of the film. Forty-five minutes is an awful lot of footage to view from an eighty-minute cartoon as a preview. It’s sort of frustrating, because I don’t want to have to sit and wait through these same forty-five minutes all over again when Up gets a proper release on May 29th. I want to watch the ending right now. Damn it! And in Up’s case, it truly is a stunning cinematic achievement that I didn’t necessarily want to be whisked away from. Especially right in the middle of the second act. I was surprised at the emotional depth the film packs. There is a clear and definite reason why this old man has decided to float his house into the heavens, and its rendered in a deeply touching ten minutes that just might break your heart.

LOST 5.09 “Namaste” – Review

March 20th, 2009

There are just my general thoughts from Lost episode 1.09 “Namaste”:

Namaste

We’ve been here before

I love it when they show us the same scenes playing out from different perspectives, it marries well with the cyclical nature of the show. A show that is becoming more and more like my “spiral theory” the further we go through the looking glass.

The flash  seen from this perspective was definitely different from the one Jack, Kate and Hurley (and Sayid) experienced, no doubt signifying the different era’s that each group flashed to — Jack’s crew 1977 and Ben’s crew 2007 (so even they still flashed back two years from 2009). But why didn’t Sun flash back to 1977? Could it be because she gave birth on the island, or is the Universe remedying a possible paradox?  Hmm..

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Elmo & Gervais Hilarity

March 20th, 2009

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