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Five Step
February 26, 2009, 11:10 am
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Radiohead’s 15 step, mixed with Dave Brubeck’s Take Five.

I dig.

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Oscar Predictions !


Well, it’s the oscars tonight. I never do this, but here are my official predictions/desires list for major categories. We’ll see how many I get right….

UPDATE : I did fairly well. I predicted 19 of the 24 categories correctly. Getting better at knowing the academy ! see below, for what I got right

BEST PICTURE
Who I think will win : Slumdog Millionnaire CORRECT
My Pick for win :  Milk

BEST DIRECTOR
Who I think will win : Danny Boyle CORRECT
My Pick for win : Danny Boyle

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Who I think will win : The Dark Knight
My Pick for win : The Dark Knight

BEST ACTOR
Who I think will win :  Mickey Rourke
My Pick for win : Sean Penn next time, I’ll vote with my heart 🙂

BEST ACTRESS
Who I think will win : Kate Winslet CORRECT
My Pick for win : Anne Hathaway

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Who I think will win : Heath Ledger CORRECT
My Pick for win :Heath Ledger

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Who I think will win : Penelope Cruz CORRECT
My Pick for win : Viola Davis

BEST SCREENPLAY (ADAPTED)
Who I think will win :  Slumdog Millionnaire CORRECT
My Pick for win : The Reader

BEST SCREENPLAY (ORIGINAL)
Who I think will win : Milk CORRECT
My Pick for win : Wall-E

BEST FOREIGN LANGAGE FILM
Who I think will win :  Waltz with Bashir
My Pick for win : The Class



Lost 506 – “316”
February 20, 2009, 12:47 pm
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I know I didn’t post last week, but I also know you’ll forgive me…

This week, I want to do something different. I’ll post my new short-term theories, after watching this week’s episode. you may not fully understand what I say, because there simply is no way to talk about this show in a coherent manner.

FLIGHT 316

  • Hurley, Jack and Kate (+ possibly sayid and sun) flashed to 1970s-dharma-time BUT the plane and the other passengers (ben included) actually crashed in the present time (roughlhy january 2008). So they were split up in time, one group in the past and one group in the present.
  • I know that the plane DID crash, which explains the Ajira waterbottle on the beach that we saw when the island-losties (sawyer, juliet etc…) took the canoes in the future.
  • Now we know that Juliet shot someone on that canoe , I guess it could just be one of the new characters they briefly introduced (the marshall and the “my condoleances” arab guy)

TIME SHIFTS

  • The way the time shift works is that Richard alpert and the others are not experiencing it. (he says to john locke : “we didn’t dissapear john, you did”).So for them, time goes on normally in 2007/2008 while our people are time shifting .
  • So I think the others are going to meet up with ben and the new characters. jack and co are going to be shifting wih sawyer and co…
  • by the way, I’m almost conviced that Daniel is the one who created the pendulum. There was a sort of pride in mrs hawkin’s voice when she was talking about who created it etc.. Also, he knows where the wheel is (first scene of the season) and according  to charlotte, he may be way older than we think (he was on the island when she was a child)
  • This season is going to be about time syncing up again and I bet daniel is going to be the one who solves it, with all his physics background and stuff.
  • Desmond will also come back, hopefully with aaron, later this season or early next season, and start the epilogue process.

SHOW FORMAT

  • This episode left so many lose ends : what did ben go do ? why is he bruised ? Why did Kate suddenly decide to come ? What did she do with aaron ? Where is Sun’s daughter ? and how did she so easily abandon her ? How did Hurley get convinced ? What happened to sayid and why is there a police marshall with him ? Who is that creepy guy on the plane with them ? How did Lapidus end up being the pilot of this plane ?
  • My take is that these stories are going to be the flashbacks of this season. Now they can’t do flash-forwards anymore…
  • I have a little guess to propose : Ben went to kill Penny (promise to his “old friend” widmore but it got complicated. He may have killed little charlie in the process.

I could go on for hours. but I’ll stop now.



Momentary Setlist – Feb 12
February 11, 2009, 5:31 pm
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Deerhunter – Agoraphobia
Animal Collective – In the Flowers
Jace Everett – Bad Things
Dido – Grafton Street
Fleet Foxes – Meadowlarks
Spiritualized – Sweet Talk
Parlovr – Archy & Mehitabel



Christian Bale vs. Bill O’Reilly
February 6, 2009, 10:25 am
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Lost 504 : The Little Prince
February 6, 2009, 10:14 am
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Man does this show blow my mind every week.
Great plot twists this week, but also great character development. The perfect combo.

highlights :

  • why do we suddenly think Sun is a huge C*nt ?
  • Ben, again, shows off how impressively powerful he is (on or off-island). He has connections everywhere and I did not see that lawyer thing coming. They all fooled us with Claire’s Mom.
  • Sayid kicks some serious butt in that hospital
  • Sawyer gets emotional. I almost laughed at some of the facial expressions he had this episode. He is Kate’s true love. and he deserves her. Even though I’d dig some Sawyer/Juliet action. Also, that scene in the woods, where Claire gives birth, was very strong (and the genius of it is that it also acted as a reinforcement of how attached to Aaron Kate is. she actually delivered him).
  • Jin !!! Jin ??? 50 years go ?? Danielle Rousseau ? Wait, he’s not dead ? Crazzzzyyyyyyyy
  • Nosebleed fest. The “real world” gang had better make it before hte 70 hours run out. It seems like the nosebleeds are occurring in order of “how long you were on the island”. So logically : Charlotte—-Miles—–Juliet—–and next up is sawyer and Locke. Daniel, I guess, is safe because he has a constant (Desmond).
  • Again, Danielle Rousseau ! Now that’s a smart way to bring her back in the picture. I can’t wait to learn more about her group, and WHY they are here. We now know she wasn’t lying about their boat being stuck in a storm. But where they aiming to reach the island or not ? Obviously we had all guessed it was her the second we heard french.
  • If you hear carefully, you can hear a recording of the numbers on the french teams radio. Danielle had said that the numbers were transmitting and they had caught it on radio. Again, she wasn’t lying.
  • I guess something was cleared out in this episode : whatever objects you are holding/touching travel in time with you : the kayak, Jin’s “debris” raft, the clothes, etc… even though they may not even exist in the time period you travel to.
  • A new airline/ From India. I bet they’re Dharma people that came back to island. This scene was in the future and we’re going to see more of it. Also, Juliet shot at them and I’m sure I saw someone get hit. I’m sure we’ll see that scene in a later episode and find out who Juliet Killed. I just hope it’s not someone we love.
  • Great ending cliffhanger : Danielle, Sun’s gun, time is running out, etc… can’t wait for next week. I just hope Ben doesn’t die. He could (they don’t need him alive, they just need his body on the island, just like Locke’s).
  • Line of the episode : “Time travel’s a bitch!”

there’s more, but I don’t feel like writing more. 🙂



Nintendo dirtiness
February 6, 2009, 9:50 am
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