this week’s cover story about the end of Lost, they told me that the season was designed to have two episodes largely devoted to Island mythology. The first was “Ab Aeterno,” which told us how Richard Alpert came to the Island and how he became Jacob’s ageless servant. It also gave us a metaphorical understanding of the Island (think: a cork in a bottle preventing evil from spilling out) and offered a dramatic case study of the contentious feud between Jacob and the Man In Black. “Ab Aeterno” was absolutely awesome and currently stands tied with “Happily Ever After” as my favorite episode of season 6. READ FULL STORY »When I interviewed executive producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof for
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During last night’s chat with David Letterman, Lost star Evangeline Lilly discussed the much-anticipated finale to this Mobius strip of a show. In teasing for scoop, Letterman wondered if Lost would go out Sopranos-style, with red herrings and an open-ended cut-to-black. “The finale, without giving too much away, holds true to our Lost traditions,” said Lilly. Say wha? “It represents the show nicely,” she hedged. Letterman decided that the only possible satisfying ending was for this whole island hoo-ha to have been one elaborate dream, to which Lilly declared him the least imaginative person in all of North America. When he pushed her to tell him once and for all what happens, she rather charmingly set up a possible scenario that involved Letterman’s wished-for dream ending. READ FULL STORY »
Some elements of Lost will always be controversial, even among the most die-hard fans. We’ll spend an eternity quibbling over which season was the best, which character’s death was the most emotionally traumatizing, and who had the wackiest flashback plotline. (IMHO: Season four, Mr. Eko, and Richard “The Count of Monte Cristo” Alpert.) But there’s one thing we can all agree on: the musical score by Michael Giacchino has never been less than incredible. Giacchino deserves his own private island as reward for services rendered to humanity, but this is a good start: Variety reports that, on May 13, the composer will be holding a Lost concert at UCLA.
During Lost‘s run, Giacchino’s gone from being “that guy who scored Alias and Medal of Honor” to Pixar’s go-to composer — he even won the Oscar for Up. Has anyone ever deserved success more? Giacchino’s eclectic sonic stylings gave Lost a truly distinctive vibe, as surely as John Williams gave the Star Wars movies an injection of mythic grandeur.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Lost‘s Keamy has nabbed roles in two different Dreamworks sci-fi movies. (I know his name is Kevin Durand, but sorry, to me he’s Keamy, the cold-blooded killer responsible for the deaths of Danielle, Karl, and Alex.) And in at least one of the films, I Am Number Four, the actor will play a baddie — specifically, an alien who hunts down another group of aliens peacefully hiding out on Earth. (In the other, Real Steel, he will play a promoter of robot boxing. If it’s anything like Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em, I’m in!) READ FULL STORY »
You know those directors who pride themselves on subtle political commentary? Well, Robert Rodriguez ain’t among them. But don’t take my word for it. Check out the new trailer for his forthcoming Mexploitation movie Machete, which starts with a ticked off-looking Danny Trejo declaring, “This is Machete, with a special Cinco de Mayo message… to Arizona!” Yep, Trejo and Rodriguez are taking a poke at that state’s recently passed legislation which makes failure to carry immigration documents a crime.
But, hey, it’s not all political satire in Machete trailer-land. There’s also plenty of mayhem, cuss words, and, above all stars, including Robert De Niro, Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Cheech Marin, Jeff Fahey from Lost, Don Johnson, Lindsay Lohan, and Steven Seagal. That’s right: It’s Lohan and Seagal! Together at last!
Watch the trailer after the break, and tell us what you think. READ FULL STORY »
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