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I may have over-hyped this for myself because while Fringe last night was certainly a tremendous creative risk it didn’t consistently pay off. Frankly, I thought a lot of it was all over the place. The story was hard to follow and made little sense. But I guess that’s okay considering it came from an unreliable, stoned narrator.
You have to give them credit though for such a huge undertaking, and stylistically it was incredibly unique. The futurist approach with modern technology in a pseudo-40s era was remarkable, as were the performances singing or otherwise. (Again I am calling for John Noble to be nominated for an Emmy, because again he put forth a great deal with very little). The tongue-in-cheek humor was also a highlight, especially the singing dead guys.
As far as musicals go it wasn’t much of one. Which is a good thing. It did the Glee thing of re-appropriating songs - to varied results. Thankfully none was over a minute long. Jasika Nicole and Lance Reddick shined particularly in this respect.
Despite all the silliness the episode managed to stay somewhat dark and dramatic. Walter’s lack of a happy ending and the general subtext for what his story really meant kept things consistent. Good effort Fringe. Now back to the regularly scheduled programming.
With the action-comedy on the bubble for a renewal, “Chuck” fans are staging themed flash mobs in at least four cities on Monday. In Chicago, Seattle, San Diego and Philadelphia, “Chuck” fans plan to gather while dressed in the show’s Buy More-style clothing (short-sleve work shirts, name tags and the like).
Ugh, this is sad. Lala is such a good streaming music site. Almost everything on command in a very organized, easy-to-use fashion. Apple purchased the site last year, and basically the article speculates that Apple may launch a similar service, which would be very nice.
If your co-workers turn up on Wednesday mornings bleary-eyed, if your spouse rattles on with theories about the transmutative properties of smoke monsters, if you yourself have been surfing the Internet for connections between the Casimir effect and the empiricism of David Hume — blame these guys. Carlton Cuse, 51, and Damon Lindelof, 37 — the brain trust behind Lost, ABC’s premier drama/mystery/mind game — have spent six years making viewers’ heads hurt so good. Building on megaproducer J.J. Abrams’ original premise of a group of plane-crash survivors on an island, Cuse and Lindelof crafted a sprawling tale of sci-fi and metaphysics. But Lost is, above all, a soulful and funny saga of flawed people seeking redemption, and these storytellers combined their big ideas with some of the most rollicking popcorn entertainment since Star Wars. With the series’ May 23 finale, a.k.a. the TV event of the year, the torture finally ends. And the long debate over the ending begins.
Oh yes. From what I understand this was a long time coming. It’s about time someone stepped up and attempted to adapt Dark Tower.
In a whopping deal coming together quickly, Stephen King, Imagine Entertainment and Weed Road are in discussions to make a screen trilogy and TV series out of King’s epic novel series The Dark Tower. Akiva Goldsman will write the script, Ron Howard will direct it, and his Imagine Entertainment partner Brian Grazer will produce with Goldsman and King. Universal is in talks to acquire a package that included the books, and the attachment of the team behind the Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind and The Da Vinci Code.
Eh, probably not but that didn’t stop IESB from pontificating on it
Our sources are telling us there is a chronology in play with these movies.Batman Begins is being specifically referred to as ”Action Comics #1.” Translation: Nolan’s Batman is the first (and only) superhero around. During Batman Begins that is. As well as The Dark Knight that is going by "Action Comics #2."
's Green Lantern. In fact, there are still on-going talks to make references to Gotham City if not Batman himself. And although Superman himself isn’t around just yet in this time-line, Clark Kent
does exist in Smallville - the fictional town in Kansas, not thetelevision series. You just know somebody is going make that assumption. At the moment, that’s where the"comic series" stops. So for you good folks saying how Batman (as played by Christian Bale) couldn’t co-exist with Ryan Reynolds’ Green Lantern and whatever no-name actor cast as the next Superman, WB/DC are hard at work to make it all make sense.
“The series finale has to fit the show. We’re trying to end lost in a way that feels ‘Lost’-ian and fair and will generate a tremendous amount of theorizing. We’re going to be as definitive as we can be and say this is our ending, but there’s no way to end the show where the fans aren’t going to say, ‘What did they mean by this?’ Which is why we’re not going to explain it.”—
My job rules. Took a sunny New York walk over to 7-Eleven for the Iron Man Big Gulp and rocked a quick photo shoot with my man Ben Trivett for this post, which is hands-down my favorite thing I’ve written in a while. Maybe my best all-original writing for PopEater. Dig in.
Zach attempts to explain his personal, seemingly unfounded Iron Man 2 hype while making a subtextual grander statement about blockbuster hype in general. I’m not sure if it was even intentional but it’s definitely there.
According to Variety, the host of this year’s Emmys, which airs live on NBC on August 29, is expected to be revealed next week. Insiders tell the trade the Peacock has lobbied the TV Academy hard for Jimmy Fallon to get the gig
I’m liking this, may have to start using it. In case you didn’t know it refers to a preposterous moment in Indiana Jones 4. The phrase isn’t as catchy as “Jump the shark” but still. Here’s the Urban Dictionary definition…
Nuke the fridge is a colloquialism used to refer to the moment in a film series that is so incredible that it lessens the excitement of subsequent scenes that rely on more understated action or suspense, and it becomes apparent that a certain installment is not as good as a previous installments, due to ridiculous or low quality storylines, events or characters.
Recently my Events Invite box on Facebook has come under attack. Day after day, I’ve been inundated with invitations and requests to give people “gold stars”. Countless times I’ve been asked to head to Myspace to watch my friends sing and act. All in an attempt to get me to vote-vote-vote. Because maybe, if they get enough support, they’ll land a recurring role on “Glee.”
Bill Murray is now considering Ghostbuster III - http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/news/a217039/murray-i-should-just-do-ghostbusters-3.html
Would you look at that. Here’s his new quote,
"I actually thought the other day - it’s just become so irritating - but I actually heard people like, young people that really [heard] of the movie when they were kids and I thought, ‘You know, maybe I should just do it. Maybe it’d be fun to do.’
"The guys are funny and I miss [Rick] Moranis and Annie [Potts] and Danny [Aykroyd]. Those people are some people that were really… you know, I miss them. I think that’s really a big part of it."
Just a week after Muhammad’s bear-suited appearance on South Park resulted in death threats for Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the Muslim prophet guested on CBS’s The Good Wife last night, in an episode about a newspaper editor killed for publishing a cartoon in which the founder of Islam is held up at airport security. On the show, the cartoon was seen only in small pieces at a time, and never in full, which is presumably why no death threats have yet been reported. Still, it’s officially a trend! Which show will tempt fate next by depicting Muhammad? Maybe he can replace Steve Carell on The Office.