Wow. This is one of them freaky mess-with-your-head Lost episodes, and I think it's one of the most riveting episodes I've ever seen. They're again playing with the space-time stuff, nearly to the point of causing vertigo. And I like it.
Anyone else cry a little at the end? Um, maybe more than a little? Please — tell me I'm not a total sap.
Also, we got an Iron Man trailer! That was awesome.
For a detailed recap of the happenings in this week's Lost, check out SweetPeasMom's post. For my thoughts and to share your own — spoilers ahead! — read more
First and foremost, Phasekitty totally called the twist at the end of this episode in one of her comments last week. Nicely done, Phasekitty. Nicely done.
As a general rule, I think I've had enough of Kate's stories, of which we've now had nine. Last week's episode was so gripping with Sayid's flash forwards, and I found myself not caring too much about Kate's stuff. Well, except for the parts that involved a shirtless Sawyer. Know what I think Sawyer's nickname for Sawyer would be? "Dimples." Anyway, otherwise, it was a fairly interesting episode.
For an awesomely thorough recap of the goings-on in this week's episode of Lost, check out SweetPeasMom's post. To check out my thoughts on the show and to share your own in the comments, read more
Firstly, a million thanks are in order for reader Phasekitty whose blog coverage of Comic-Con this weekend is incredibly thorough, detailed and spectacular for those of us dying for the dirt but unable to be there. She is kindly letting us post her reports on Buzz, so thank you, Phasekitty!
Now, for the juicy bits Phasekitty learned from Carleton Cuse and Damon Lindelof about the next season of "Lost"!
- Phasekitty writes, "We will get more of Libby's story this year. Lindelof said that we would be very happy with it and indicated that she might have been involved with Dharma." Yes! They must have heard all of your comments on Buzz saying how much you need to find out more about Libby's story!
So much more great stuff, so read more
In what has become typical JJ Abrams fashion, new clues about his January '08 movie (fake-titled Cloverfield) are coming out bit by bit online. As many recent moviegoers saw during the trailers before Transformers, the teaser trailer was shown with not much information beyond the fact that the movie will be released January 18, 2008 and looks to be some kind of monster movie utilizing shaky hand-held camera techniques a la The Blair Witch Project.
Now, in addition to a fairly useless teaser website, there are two companion websites for the mystery movie. One is a blog called EthanHaasWasWrong in which the writer tries to explain that... Ethan Haas was wrong about something and that Abrams' movie is lame. The other one, called EthanHaasWasRight, features puzzles which, once solved, lead you to brief videos in which a guy in a baseball cap says a bunch of apocalyptic stuff. The puzzles get increasingly difficult to figure out, but people have been putting up the resultant videos on YouTube with some of them being removed by Paramount. To me this all reeks of a "Lost" tie-in, however, and to see what I mean, read more
Certain film blogs are abuzz with reports that a mysterious teaser trailer for a movie called Cloverfield was shown before some press screenings of Transformers. Apparently the trailer showed a bunch of teens partying and an explosion followed by the Statue of Liberty head falling into the street and then the release date comes up on the screen: January 18, 2008. Filmed all shaky handheld camera-style, it's rumored to be a kind of monster movie, or as Cinematical posits, "basically The Blair Witch Project meets the Godzilla remake."
Yet, details are sketchy and even the title is shrouded in secrecy, with many people believing Cloverfield to be a fake title. Firstly, there was the speculation that this project is actually Stephen King's Dark Tower movie that J.J. Abrams is working on, rumored to be operating under the title Cloverfield, but that was quickly denied by King's people. Now Ain'tItCool is claiming to know a few facts about the movie: Matt Reeves, former writer on "Felicity" and writer/director of The Pallbearer is directing, while J.J. Abrams' own production company, Bad Robot is helping to produce.
Also, one of the movie's writers (Drew Godard) has collaborated with Abrams on "Lost," leading to this highly intriguing speculation which I think would be pretty damn cool: Perhaps the movie will be some kind of companion piece to "Lost." January 18 is around when the next season of "Lost" is starting up... Just saying.
If there's one thing that's consistent about "Lost", it's the ability to deliver spectacular season finales. Last night's episode was no exception to this trend, delivering 2 hours of intense action that will for sure have fans scratching their heads and scrambling to decipher until the fourth season kicks off in January.
For a full recap on all you missed (which is A LOT), check out WhiplashGirlchild's recap in the LOST fans group.
To hear my spoiler-centered thoughts, just read more
This week's episode of "Lost", which is centered on Charlie facing his imminent death while another showdown between the Losties and the Others approaches, is high on the sap factor and low in action. That being said, it's still a great lead-in to the finale, and it managed to hit home a bit with the softy inside me.
For a full episode of recap, check out WhiplashGirlchild's recap in the LOST fans group. For more of my thoughts (spoiler warning!) just read more
This week's "Lost" was the episode many of us have been waiting for: the long anticipated back story of Henry Gale/Ben. It was sometimes slow and often infuriating, but an incredibly revealing episode, to say the least. It also needs to be said that it ranked high on the "Lost" scale of moments that made me say "WTF?!"
If you missed the episode, you definitely want to check out WhiplashGirlchild's recap in the LOST fans group. To read more of my thoughts (which are chock full of spoilers, so look out!), just read more
A while ago, the executive producers of "Lost" said they wanted to set an end date for the series so it didn't drag on too long. Now it's official: The show will end in 2010, after three more seasons.
Here's the most interesting part to me: Each of those seasons will have 16 episodes, and they'll air all in a row, without repeats, much like Fox does now for "24." That means no more mid-season momentum-killing breaks. As part of this deal, executive producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof will be with the show through the end, so fans don't have to worry about the show winding up in the hands of someone less committed to its story and mythology.
While it's unusual for a network to announce an end date this far in the future, I think it's a good move. Now we know the writers are actually moving toward a planned ending rather than just adding in plotlines and characters for the sake of keeping the show alive for as long as possible. And if you're worried that "Lost" could be spun off into something else after 2010, consider this quote from Lindelof: "Once you begin to see where we're going, I think the idea of sequels and spinoffs will completely go away."
What do you think of the news? Can the show stay strong for three more years?
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Last night's "Lost" was the episode I have been eagerly anticipating for almost a month now, and it was definitely worth the wait. Locke took us on a roller coaster ride of intensity and revelation, while keeping us guessing from start to finish.
To read about all the major happenings of the episode, check out WhiplashGirlchild's recap in the LOST fans group. To read more of my insights about one of the best episodes of the season, just read more