When you're doing promotions for a movie, you're going to answer the same question again and again. If you're Quentin Tarantino, you've been answering the same one for 20 years, and this is how you handle it.
Also, "Lost" gets the RPG it deserves in today's Dailies!
The newest episode of "Breaking Bad" was somewhat of a special episode for everyone's favorite grandfatherly killer, Mike. The man behind the gun, Jonathan Banks, gave a great interview to Rolling Stone about the latest episode, so check it out if you want to know what's in store for Mr. Ehrmantraut.
Also, Bryan Cranston looks young, and "The Three Little Pigs" get the "Batman Begins" treatment in today's Dailies!
If you're a fan of "Lost," you're going to love this news.
We all loved to love Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet on the genre-changing mystery show, and now a new report has come out saying she'll be reteaming with "Lost" creator J.J. Abrams on one of his many, many upcoming projects. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Mitchell is going to be joining the cast of Abrams' new NBC show, "Revolution."
According to EW, Mitchell will be playing "the compassionate and concerned long-absent mother of the show’s two young leads, Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) and Danny (Graham Rogers), who set off on a dangerous cross-country journey." As "Breaking Bad" fans, we feel morally obligated to mention that this show also stars Giancarlo Esposito. It doesn't sound like there are any supernatural or sci-fi elements at play here, but then again "Lost" started out as a show about a group of people stranded on an island after a plane crash.
Two years ago, an impossible beam of bright light zapped out of an island and left "Lost" fans everywhere dumbfounded, for better or for worse. The series finale was polarizing, no doubt about it: was it brilliant? Was it moronic? Fandom remains divided on the issue to this very day, and we're marking the occasion with our own look back on "Lost" history.
Go back to the island, and find out what else we're watching, in this week's Watch It!
When the highly-anticipated "Lost" series finale hit our small screens back in 2010, it left a lot of questions unanswered and had a lot of viewers going, "Huh?" Fans felt like they were promised a big event, something emotional and moving—which it was—with an intelligent twist that would satiate our thirst for answers and let us finally sleep at night.
What we ended up getting felt like a neat bow tied too tight forcing us to be satisfied. Some were glad that the characters received a happy ending, but others wanted more. "Lost" writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof sat down with The Verge to discuss the finale recently and said the viewer reaction left him sad and created stress in his life.
You read that title correctly. We couldn't make this stuff up if we tried, and luckily we don't have to. For those of you who don't watch the AMC show, let us sum up this "Mad Men" recap for you.
Kenny Cosgrove, a science fiction novelist under the pen name of Ben Hargrove, hides his passion from his everyday advertising world until his wife reveals his secret. During a dinner party, she again spills too much when she tells everyone the plot of one of Cosgrove's stories, "The Punishment of X4." In short, a robot collapses a bridge between two planets that humans use to travel daily. It's as amazing as it sounds.
"Lost" writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof began tweeting hilarious lines from the fictional novel. "The solution seemed obvious... create a commuter colony that would work on Nephytus, but live on Aton," he wrote. Do you think if we create a Twitition he'll write the whole book?
Also in April 16, 2012's Twitter-Wood, Arnold Schwarzenegger meets 50 Cent on set of their film "The Tomb," Nathan Fillion and Eliza Dushku tweet "Game of Thrones," Jonah Hill loves "Girls" and Rainn Wilson thinks "the greatest generation" wastes water.
Many skeptics have been asking how the "Potter" series can possibly live on now that the final movie, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2," is less than a month away from its release... and J.K. Rowling has provided one heck of an answer in the form of her new online social experience, Pottermore. We explained all the exciting details in an earlier post, but the announcement got us wondering what other series that we love could use the "Pottermore makeover."
Call us selfish, call us greedy, but we'd love to see these other properties get the same type of expansive treatment that Rowling gave "Harry Potter."
There's a lot to love in "Super 8," not the least of which is the fairly spoilery viral clip that was released yesterday, detailing the monster at the center of the film.
"Super 8" is far from the first movie to create an informational video to catch audiences up to speed on the film's central premise. In fact, it's turned out to be something of a sci-fi staple. Everything from "Jurassic Park" to "Wall-E" has seemingly incorporated some element of these retro, potentially viral informational clips as a means to educate their viewers on the background of their films.
After the jump, we've picked five of our favorite videos-within-movies and detail why they've stuck with us for so long.
Over the past year, I have had no less than a dozen conversations with folks about the finale of "Lost" ... the cyclical beauty of that final shot, the poignant symbolism of the stained glass window (it's all about the bardo, dude), the high-minded concepts like sacrifice and interconnectedness and destiny that it espoused. I have nodded and sipped my drink politely, listened intently, perhaps even interjected occasionally. But at the end of each and every one of those conversations, I found myself more confused than I was when it began, mostly because I couldn't believe anyone actually liked the way the show ended.
So, at the risk of upsetting Damon Lindelof (something that is surprisingly easy to do), I would like to go on record as saying that the finale of "Lost" was absolutely terrible. I hated it when it first aired and now, exactly one year later, I think I hate it even more.
Why? Well, there are several reasons...
by Brian Phares
There are two types of people in this world: those who liked the "Lost" finale and those who didn’t. I happen to be one of the brave few who not only appreciated the ending of one of the most seminal shows in television history, but thought it was perfect. Yes, perfect.
My question to you as a "Lost" fan is this: what did you really expect? Did you really think that every single element of the plot would be divulged and explained? That every convoluted twist and turn of "Lost's" intricate mythology would be made whole? This would be an impossible feat of finale engineering.
Really, what "Lost" is about, time travel and donkey wheels aside, is a group of people stranded on an island attempting to ward off their demons while surviving the most harrowing of situations. What the finale delivered was closure -- and it delivered it in spades.