Friday, March 07, 2008

New Iron Man movie posters

Here they are:







Lost clues: "The Other Woman" Ep. 6, Season 4

Episode summary:

Jack gets suspicious when newcomers Charlotte and Daniel vanish into the jungle. As he and Juliet search for them, Juliet--briefly separated from Jack--encounters Harper, one of the Others.

In flashbacks, we learn that Harper is the Others' shrink and see her counseling Juliet when she is new on the island. We eventually learn that Harper is Goodwin's wife, and becomes angry as Juliet and Goodwin begin having an affair. Ben also isn't happy about it. He has his eye on Juliet. We learn that Ben sent Goodwin to infiltrate Ana Lucia's group of crash survivors in hopes that Goodwin would get himself killed, which he did. Juliet is shattered when she learns what has happened and is fearful of Ben.

Back in the present (or whatever), Harper tells Juliet that Charlotte and Daniel are heading to the Tempest. We learn that this is a Dharma station housing deadly chemicals--the same chemicals Ben used years ago to wipe out all the Dharma settlers. Harper says that Charlotte and Daniel plan to release the chemicals and kill everyone on the island, and that Juliet must stop them.



Meanwhile, elsewhere in the jungle, Kate--on her way back to the beach after leaving Locke's group--encounters Charlotte and Daniel. They're evasive about what they're up to and Kate is suspicious. She asks to look inside a large bag Daniel is carrying and sees that it contains gas masks. At the same time, Charlotte hits Kate on the head with a gun and knocks her unconscious.

Jack and Juliet find Kate a short while later and, while Jack attends to Kate, Juliet dashes off to the Tempest station to stop Charlotte and Daniel from completing their mission.

At the Tempest, Juliet finds Daniel typing furiously at a computer keyboard. He tells Juliet he's not trying to kill everyone, he's trying to save them. He's trying to make the gas inert so Ben can't use it again. Charlotte then creeps up behind Juliet and the two women get into a scuffle while Daniel types away. It turns out Daniel was telling the truth, he makes the gas harmless.

Right about then, Jack and Kate show up and get clued in as to what's happening.

Meanwhile, back in Otherville, Ben persuades Locke to let him out of his cell. He promises to reveal who sent Daniel, Charlotte and the rest from the freighter. In the living room of his house, Ben opens a hidden safe and pulls out a videotape which shows Charles Widmore, Penelope's dad, beating someone senseless. The person being beaten is one of Ben's people and Widmore has somehow found out about the island and wants to take control of it.

Now having a common enemy, Locke releases Ben, letting him live among the rest of those who have settled in the Others' homes.



Questions/clues/observations:

* When Locke asks Ben to identify the spy on the freighter, Ben says "ok, but you better sit down." We don't learn who spy is, but all the speculation that it's Michael seems pretty well reasoned.

* Was Harper real or a vision/ghost? She appeared and vanished mighty fast. And how did Ben get her to deliver a message to Juliet?

* There was mysterious whispering when Harper showed up in front of Juliet. Does this whispering signal the arrival of ghosts? Last season, Ben heard weird whispering right before his dead mom showed up.

* Did Widmore find out about the island via the Black Rock journal he bought in that auction? What, exactly, are his plans?

* What was the original purpose of the Tempest? What were the Dharma's studying there?

* Harper says Ben likes Juliet because she looks just like "her"? Who does Juliet look like? Ben's mom? A former wife of Ben's who died in childbirth?

* We get a brief look at Sawyer and Hurley playing horseshoes and Hurley's winning big time. Sawyer asks how he got so good and Hurley says "I guess I'm just lucky." But we know he's been anything but in the past. Did the island "cure" his bad luck?

* Ben and Juliet have an interesting exchange about the children the Others abducted from Ana Lucia's group:

B: "I want to thank you for how wonderful you've been with Zack and Emma."

J: "They're really sweet kids. Ben, They've been asking me about their mother in Los Angeles. I'm not really sure what to say."

B: "They'll stop asking in time."

J: "They're children...do they really belong here?"

B: "They're on the list Juliet. Who are we to question whose is on the list on whose not"

Again, we ask, what's the deal with these lists?



Also see:

Lost Season 4 Episode Guide
The Best Lost Sites on the Web
Lost: What we STILL don't know

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Pop links

Booksteve pays tribute to late Beatles' recording engineer, and a recording star in his own right, Norman "Hurricane" Smith.

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The BBC is working to restore color (or "colour," as they like to spell it) to several Jon Pertwee-era "Doctor Who" stories that exist only in black-and-white copies, The Guardian reports.


The original master tapes of many shows were erased during archive purges. However, before wiping, many were copied on to black and white 16mm film for broadcast in countries where colour television was not yet available. Today, it is these black and white films that survive as the only visual records of some of these programmes.


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Variety reviews the new "Spectacular Spider-Man" cartoon, which debuts this Saturday on the CW.

There is action aplenty in this premiere -- enough to satisfy grownup comics aficionados, with Spider-Man fighting traditional enemy the Vulture as well as the Enforcers, a group of assassins unleashed upon him by an unidentified crime lord. The result is an aerial battle brought to life with reasonably impressive and fluid animation. The main drawback is a relentless score seemingly predicated on the notion that modern kids are either 80% deaf -- or should be after watching TV. (Some older folks may find themselves sorely missing the old animated "Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Does whatever a spider can" theme.)

New Spectacular Spider-Man pictures

Here are a few images from the CW's "Spectacular Spider-Man" 'toon, which debuts Saturday.











Don't forget "Lost" tonight

Highlight the hidden text for details about tonight's episode of "Lost."

Also see the trailer for the episode and hear the official "Lost" podcast.

JULIET IS PAID AN UNWELCOME VISIT BY SOMEONE FROM HER PAST AND ORDERED TO TRACK DOWN AND STOP CHARLOTTE AND FARADAY FROM COMPLETING THEIR MISSION, ON ABC'S "LOST"

"The Other Woman" - Juliet receives an unwelcome visit from someone from her past and is given orders to track down Charlotte and Faraday in order to stop them from completing their mission -- by any means necessary. Meanwhile, Ben offers Locke an enticing deal, on "Lost," THURSDAY, MARCH 6 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

"Lost" stars Naveen Andrews as Sayid, Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond, Emilie de Ravin as Claire, Michael Emerson as Ben, Matthew Fox as Jack, Jorge Garcia as Hurley, Josh Holloway as Sawyer, Daniel Dae Kim as Jin, Yunjin Kim as Sun, Evangeline Lilly as Kate, Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet, Terry O'Quinn as Locke and Harold Perrineau as Michael.

Guest starring are Jeremy Davies as Daniel Faraday, Rebecca Mader as Charlotte, Alan Dale as Charles Widmore, Andrea Roth as Harper, M.C. Gainey as Mr. Friendly/Tom and Brett Cullen as Goodwin.

"The Other Woman" was written by Drew Goddard & Christina M. Kim and directed by Eric Laneuville.

Also see:

Lost Season 4 Episode Guide
The Best Lost Sites on the Web
Lost: What we STILL don't know

First look at Watchman movie characters

The official site for the upcoming "Watchmen" film has posted pictures of some of the cast in costume. Here's Jeffrey Dean Morgan as The Comedian, Patrick Wilson as Nite Owl, Matthew Goode as Ozymandias, Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach, and Malin Akerman as Silk Spectre.











Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Pop links

Bat-Blog found these cool-looking ads for "bootleg" Batman movies from the Phillipines.



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Speaking of Batman, I'm loving Beaucoup Kevin's ongoing "Great Moments in Comics Literature" series.



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Today in sharity:

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

It's the Archies!

Comic book covers featuring The Archies:















The Archies on CD:

B00005J73V Absolutely the Best of the Archies

Archies music downloads:

B000QZV3MI Sugar, Sugar

Archie on DVD:

B000P6R9O4 The Archie Show

B0010X745U Archie's Funhouse

B00125WAY6 Sabrina the Teenage Witch - The Complete Animated Seri...

B000RPD0DM Josie and the Pussycats - The Complete Series

Archies memorabilia


sheet music










paper dolls


45 rpm single


lunchbox




cardboard records


Thermos

New comics March 5, 2008

Here's a look at what's in comic book shops this week. Click highlighted titles to pre-order them from Amazon.

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Pop links

See a 1959 Mike Wallace interview with "Twilight Zone" creator Rod Serling.

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Read a 1954 vampire tale illustrated by the fabulous Gene Colan.

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"Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay" author Michael Chabon writes about superhero costumes in The New Yorker.

Byrds live album planned by Sundazed

The Byrds Flyght blog says the Sundazed label will issue a previously unreleased Byrds live performance this May.

The Byrds - Live At The Royal Albert Hall, London 1971 will be available on both CD and vinyl.

Stan Lee collaborating with manga creator

Stan the Man is working on a new project with Shaman King creator Hiroyuki Takei, reports IVC2.

Together they are creating an as yet unnamed story that will help to launch Shueisha's Jump Sq. II (Jump Square Second), which debuts in Japan on April 18th. Jump Sq.II is a spin-off of the Jump Square manga anthology -- and the announcement of the Lee/Takei collaboration was made in the April issue of Jump Square, which was released on March 4th in Japan.

Matthew Fox knows how "Lost" ends

But is he telling? Of course not! Scotland's Daily Record tries to badger it out of him:

Matthew reckons that keeping mum has made him a better actor - at least off-screen.

He was told about the shock ending of the last series of Lost - which revealed that Dr Jack Shephard got off the island and became depressed and lonely - almost a year before the rest of the cast.

"It was important so I could play my character properly," said Matthew, who managed to keep his lips locked despite some inquisitive co-stars.

And he reckons it was the best acting he's ever done, especially when co-star Elizabeth Mitchell, who plays Juliet, got a little suspicious.

"We were in a van together driving to a location and she was asking all these questions," he said.

"She sensed something was up. I wanted to tell her so bad. But I couldn't." So far in the show's three series, six of the main cast have been killed off, including Dominic Monaghan, who played rock star Charlie and was supposed to be one of the leads.