I’ve been a bad girl
So, we finally know why Kate was being transported by a Federal Marshal on the flight from Australia to Los Angeles; she blew up her father… literally. And inside her mother’s house, which she so kindly bought insurance for mere days beforehand. I guess this makes Kate’s crime a little less shocking, since her father was a grade-A asshole, but I just can’t buy into the fact that neither her nor Sawyer are as bad of people as the audience was first led to believe. C’mon, at least make one of them a real criminal for the sake of some variety! And what was the deal with Kate taking care of Sawyer, running off to make out with Jack in the woods, and then coming back to Sawyer to express her feelings for him all within one day’s time? Was that lip service with Jack really necessary; besides adding extra drama between Jack and Sawyer in further episodes, of course?
Meanwhile, Locke, Michael and Mr. Eko check out the educational film on the Dharma project with no new results. That is, until Mr. Eko uncovers a book the tail-end survivors found on the other side of the island; a book that just so happens to hold the missing film strip from the Dharma video. And while Locke and Eko learn a thing or two from the new footage – namely about using the computer for entering the Pick 5 Lotto Numbers AND NOTHING ELSE (especially communication) – Michael is off in the other room doing just that. And in a very “Matrix” moment that starts with a blinking computer prompt and an uneasy “Hello,” Michael discovers that he might just be talking to his son Walt on the other end. I’m suspect to believing that Walt has actually managed to get hold of a computer wherever he’s being held (unless he’s using his X-Men powers to communicate with his father), but I’d accept any bullshit answer as long as the poor castaways don’t have to enter those damn numbers ever 184 minutes.
One less star is shining in the…
According to Reuters, “Gregory Peck’s star has gone missing, believed stolen, from the Hollywood Walk of Fame by someone in possession of a cement saw and ‘very good taste,’ Hollywood’s honorary mayor Johnny Grant said on Wednesday. Grant, the former radio and TV star who is now chairman of the Hollywood Historic Trust, said the world famous pink star set in a black square that has honored Peck for more than 40 years had disappeared sometime in the last two weeks. ‘It was somebody who knew how to use a cement saw and was probably dressed as a construction worker,’ Grant said. ‘Whoever it was had very good taste.’ Grant said it would be difficult to dispose of the Peck star, adding that he was alerting eBay to anyone trying to sell it online. Police have been notified and are investigating.”
You kiss your mom with that mouth?
In preparation for the DVD launch of “The Aristocrats,” V2 records is putting out a companion CD containing the world’s most famously filthy joke told by dozens of comedians. They sent us a four minute clip show version of the CD, and we just had to share it with you, our lovely readers. Note: This file is totally NSFW. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Da Ali “Gee, someone’s suing us again” Show
This is just gold, right here. The Kazahkstan Government apparently found TV “personality” (and that phrase is used most literally) Borat Sagdiyev so upsetting that they took out a four page spread in the New York Times, defending themselves and decrying the horrible stereotype that Borat has created of their people.
There are so many jokes in this story that we’re not sure where to begin, so we will simply say that if a made up character has the government defending itself to foreign countries, then Sacha must be doing something right. Fight the power, bro.
DVD shuffle: 11/29/05
Out on DVD this week:
1) Mr. & Mrs. Smith – RENT: There’s not much in the way of special features on this single-disc release, but knowing the way Fox operates, there should be a Special Edition of the film in the very near future. That said, the audio comentary by director Doug Liman is more than enough to satisfy the following months until the updated disc hits stores.
2) March of the Penguins – RENT: You’d find yourself hardpressed to recommend this film to DVD aficionados, since there really aren’t many special features, but the film has garnered enough attention to make this something worth adding to your Netflix queue.
3) Sky High – RENT: Disney’s family-friendly superhero movie is actually a lot more enjoyable to adults than their children, thanks mostly to a sharp cast of veteran actors including Dave Foley and Bruce Campbell. The DVD looks like it’s packed with bonus material, but it won’t take more than an hour to get through. Bummer.
4) Murderball – After “March of the Penguins,” this was the most talked about documentary in theaters this year, and for good reason, too. The bonus material is also much better, with two audio commentary tracks, a behind-the-scenes featurette, and deleted scenes that are all worth checking out.
Also out on DVD this week is the third volume (fourth season) of “Family Guy,” the summer comedy flop “Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo,” and a special edition release of Peter Jackson’s “The Frighteners.”