Happy Town Review

I wasn’t so sure about this Happy Town show and after watching the premiere episode I’m still iffy. It wasn’t great, but it had enough mystery to keep me interested. This show doesn’t feel very original, but it is somewhat entertaining. It really has a “Twin Peaks” feel. It has a very similar premise to “Twin Peaks” and like “Twin Peaks” it is a little dull at times, which I guess is kind of fitting since they take place in very small towns.

It started with some teens making out in the back of their. The girl leaves into a forest and hears someone yelling in a cabin. Then the girl decides to head home because it starts to rain. We see the man yelling in the cabin and he has the most cartoony looking face ever. He’s being tortured by some mystery man. The cartoony man tells the mystery man what he thinks he wants to know, but get a train track spike in the head instead.

We are then introduced to a woman who is moving in to Haplin and Miranda Kirby, probably the most annoying person ever. Miranda’s the girls Realtor and she is gonna show her around. Happy Town looks beautiful and happy, because that’s the idea. The show’s slogan is “Don’t let the name fool you.” Eh, anyway…

Miranda asks why the main-character-woman is moving to Haplin and she says that her mother used to love to vacation there and that she died recently.

We meet a family in Haplin. The mom wants to move to California and the daughter says that she doesn’t want to because there are “earthcakes” there. The little girl says things wrong, and that makes it cute. There is too much corny baby talk from the father in this scene. It wasn’t as bad as the scenes in Flashforward where that main character guy talks to his daughter, but still it’s too much. She’s in first grade you don’t have to talk to her like she is three.

I wonder why mommy wants to move.

Miranda and the unnamed woman talk about candles, boring. Miranda tells unnamed woman about the bread company that smells good, like candles do, and where most of the citizens of Haplin work. The woman sees graffiti of question marks with halos above them and Miranda tries to divert her attention from them.

We find out that that girl in the forest in the beginning is named Georgia and that she is that little girl’s babysitter.

Mr. Friendly drops by and tells the little girls father, Tommy, that they have some police work to do so they go away to do police stuff.

Miranda introduces takes unnamed girl and introduces her as Henley to Big Dave of Big Dave’s pizza and his friend Eli “Rootbeer” Rodger the policeman.  Rootbeer does a bad job at trying to hide the fact that he thinks Henley is a hottie. Rootbeer has to leave to do police stuff and he meets up with the other policemen we met. There is a problem over a banner that a father of a little girl that was killed by the magic man.  A small fight breaks out but it is easily subdued by Mr. Friendly (I don’t know his name on this show, but that was his name on Lost.). He’s probably the most interesting character in this show.

On Mr. Friendly and his son’s way to the crime scene from the opening scene, Mr. Friendly talks about the “vis major” which is defined as an unnatural catastrophe that disrupts the natural order of events. It’s also defined as an act of God. Tommy says that it would probably be a good ide to avoid the viz major, then. And Mr. Friendly says that he’s right and that he would tell Chloe that if he ever saw him again, and he seemed to be in some kind of trance when he said that. Tommy says, “What?” and Mr. Friendly snaps out of it.

They see the cartoony-faced guy and he has a hole all the way through his head. They say that it’s a Vis major.

Henley meets a bunch of old women where she is going to be leaving. There’s also a mysterious man named Mr. Greaves that the old women are gaga over. The owner of the house, Mrs. Penthouse, tells Henley that the third floor is of off-limits. How mysterious and original.

Rootbeer and Tommy go to the bread-factory to deliver bad news to the new widow of cartoony-faced man. She freaks out and throws flour around.

There’s a Romeo and Juliet thing going on between the babysitter girl and the son of the bread-factory owner. She is the daughter of a meth-lab owner and their parents are enemies so they have to pretend like they hate each other in public and make-out and say corny things when they are alone.

The widow gets interrogated and she talks about how her husband was a perv. Everyone in town seems to agree. She says that the Stiviletto brothers were always picking on him. Mr. Friendly goes into an other weird trance thing and asks when Chloe contacted the widow. He asks, “Did you realize the glow from her mouth was the silvery moon?” Nobody knows what he is talking about. Then he asks which Stiviletto picked on him.

Tommy and his dad go visit the Stiviletto brothers in a dumpy yard. They ask what they did last night and they say that they were working on a dunk-machine for the festival coming up. Mr. Friendly asks if Chloe knows that they are there and pops out of his trance again. I think it’s kind of cool when this happens, but it’s been happening in like every scene, the writers might wanna tone it down a little.

Henley goes to chat with the mysterious Mr. Greaves in his movie memorabilia shop. Mr. Greaves tells Henley about the first film he saw, “The Blue Door”. He tells her that the blue door was “a portal into the heart of man.” He says that dread is in every part of the human heart. He says the sheriff of Haplin has been able to keep dread at bay in Haplin for the last 5 years. The dread he is talking about is known as the Magic man because he is good at making people disappear. He says that an eighteen year old girl was the first victim twelve years ago. And every year for the next seven years, one more person vanished and a belonging of theirs is left behind. Five years ago, he stopped. No one knows what happened to the Magic man. Greaves thinks he went back through the blue door.

Tommy suggests that Mr. Friendly should see a head doctor, because he keeps talking about some girl that he has never heard of. But he says he is fine.

Henley eats dinner with all of the old ladies and they tell her about the murder that everyone in town is hush-hush about. Mr. Greaves stops by on his way out for a late stroll in the dark, suspicious.

It turns out Mr. Greaves is heading to Big Dave’s pizza where he sees Mr. Friendly who ain’t too happy to see him. He says, “What are you still doing in my county?” And Mr. Greaves says, “Did you really just utter a version of ‘This town ain’t big enough for the both of us’?” He gives Mr. Friendly his ring back and he Mr. Friendly just walks away. Maybe the ring is how Greaves is controlling Mr. Friendly?

Tommy is back home and his daughter finds out that “someone got killded”. She says words wrong because she is little.

Tommy get called to the police station and there is weird green light shining in from outside for some reason, his dad has locked himself in his office, and he is going crazy. He threatens Tommy through the door, that if he touches baby Jesus, he will do something bad. He says that Chloe burnt the can, whatever the hell that means.

Henley calls her mom at 12:30 at night. I guess she lied about her being dead. She says her name is Chloe and we can see that she has a question mark halo tattoo.

Mr. Friendly says that he will come back and that they can’t stop him.

Chloe goes up the forbidden stairs as Mr. Greaves watches her.

“He’s a magic man,” Mr. Friendly says right before he cops his hand off with an axe!

It ends with the Magic man, closing the door of the shack where the cartoony-man was killed.

The ending was what is has persuaded me to watch next week’s episode. This show could be alright. We’ll have to see.

Jack is Sad

Jack is crying, and rightfully so, because there is no new episode of lost this week. Just an enhanced “Ab Aterno” 😦

Lost better be good next week because it airs on my Birthday!

Viral Toy Story 3 Video

This is what looks to be a viral video promoting one of the new characters from Toy Story 3.    Update: here’s a Japanese version as well:

Summer Movie Guide 2010

May 7th – Ironman 2

I’m not really looking forward to this one. I wasn’t a big fan of the first one, I thought it was overrated and Tony Stark is a jerk. I’ll probably end up seeing it though.

June 4th – Splice

This film has been getting some good feedback from Sundance. It looks like it could be an original and entertaining sci-fi story.

June 4th – Get Him To The Greek

If you liked “Forgetting Sarah Marshall chances are you will enjoy “Get Him To The Greek”, it is written and directed by the same people. Russel Brand’s rock-star character is the same from “Sarah Marshall”, but this time Jonah Hill is a record company intern who’s job is to transport Brand to his gig in LA.

June 18th – Toy Story 3

I must say I am a bit worried about this one, but I will see it, Pixar hasn’t steered me wrong yet.

June 18th – Cyrus

Another favorite at Sundance,  John C. Reilly plays a man fighting for a woman with her son (Jonah Hill).

July 2nd – The Last Airbender

I think it’s easy to say that Avatar: The Last Airbender is the most epic cartoon geared towards tweens or whatever age people are that watch Nickelodeon. A live-action film directed by M. Night Shymalan doesn’t sound like a good idea, judging by his recent releases. The special effects do look pretty cool though. I’ll probably see this one.

July 16th – Inception

This is defiantly the movie I am looking most forward to this summer. It’s probably also the movie I know the least about and I want it to stay that way. All I need to know is that Christopher Nolan is directing it.

July 23th – Dinner for Schmucks

Paul Rudd brings a nerdy Steve Carell to a business dinner in which the man with the nerdiest guest wins. If that isn’t enough to make you wanna see this movie, Zach Galifinakis is a mind reader.

August 6th – The Other Guys

I’m ready to give Will Ferrell another chance, this trailer looked alright. I think it will be better then “Cop Out” and it’s directed by the same guy that did “Stepbrothers”, which was alright.

Fringe Review: The Man From The Other Side

Alright, this episode was a little complicated. If I understand correctly: Peter found out that he was from an other dimension because a man from an other dimension appeared on a bridge from an other dimension, in the dimension Peter currently is in. And this happened because three shape-shifters from another dimension set up three harmonic rods in the dimension our charters are in (lets just call it the Fringe dimension, from now on)  that corresponded with three harmonic rods in the other dimension. When the radio waves from the other dimension correspond with the solar from the Fringe dimension, the area between the triangle created by the three points is switched. So, Peter saw the man from an other dimension on a bridge from an other dimension when this was happening and the body of an other man that Peter was with disassembled. Peter and the man from the other dimension lived through the dimension switcher-roo, so Peter came to the conclusion that he was from an other dimension. Alright some of that seems a little far-fetched for Fringe even, but how can I say that? I’m watching Fringe after-all.

Happy Earf Day!


Avatar was released today because it’s Earth day and Avatar has some minor environmentalist themes or something. So, enjoy Earth Day by going inside and watching it.

On A Different Note – 16

“O” by iamamiwhoami

People have been trying to find out who this is for a long time. My theory is that it is a new artist named Ami. iamamiwhoami = I am Ami. Who? Ami.

“USA Boys” by HEALTH

Returning The Magic” by Glitter Bones

Fish Eyes” by Absofacto

Camera 85” by Growing

Lost Review: The Last Recruit

You can really feel the build up to the finale in this episode. It wasn’t centered on one character, and everyone is coming together as usually happens near the finales.

The episode begins right after Hurley and them meet Locke. Jack and Locke have a little chat. Jack asks him why he chose John Locke, and he calls him a sucker. Jack asks him if he took the form of Christian and he affirms that it was him. He says that he has been trying to help him get off the island, but Jacob has trapped him on the island, and now that he is gone, they can leave as long as everyone goes.

Flashsideways. Ben and Locke are in the hospital and they say that the wheelchair probably saved his life. Locke tells them that he was going to marry Helen and Ben says that he is still going to marry him because his going to be ok. As Locke is rushed into the ER he comes across Sun who is also on her way there. She recognizes him and she seems afraid, probably because she saw him in a flash when she was shot and nearly died. But she saw him as the new Locke.

On the island Claire and Jack have a brother/sister moment. They discuss how Locke was their father and Claire tells Jack that he is happy that he is coming with them because she never had a lot of family. Jack says that he isn’t sure he is with them yet, and Claire says that he was the moment that he decided to talk to him.

Sawyer lets Hurley in on the sub plan while Kate does the same with Sun. Sawyer tells Hurley not to tell anyone and that Sayid is in the dark side. Hurley believes that people can be brought back from the dark side. Locke says that it is nice for everyone to be back together again.

Flashsideways. Sawyer is questioning Kate and she says that she didn’t kill anyone. They flirt a little. She asks why he didn’t arrest her in LA X, and she thinks it is because he didn’t want anyone to know about his trip to Australia. Miles tells Sawyer that Sayid might have killed some people in a restaurant.

Zoey comes to visit Locke because Widmore wants Desmond back. She shows them that they have missile bombs or something. She tells Locke to call them when they are ready for them to pick Desmond up. Locke destroys the walkie that she gave him to contact them.

Desmond the Stalker meets Claire as she is going to work out an adoption. She tells him that her child is a boy as he guessed. Desmond tells Claire that she should have a lawyer and he says that he knows someone who owes him and could help her out. They go to floor fifteen (numbers!) and meet Ilana the lawyer. Ilana tells Claire that she has been looking for her and they go have a chat.

Claire asks what is happening and Hurley says “People are trying to kill us again.” Locke says that he has to head out. He sends Sawyer and Kate out a different was to Hydra island so that they will move faster. Sawyer tells Jack to lose Locke and bring Hugo, Sun, and Lapidus. He asks why they aren’t bringing Claire and Sawyer says because she is crazy.

Locke orders Sayid to go kill Desmond if he still wants what he asked him for. Sayid goes to shot him and Desmond asks what Locke offered him. He says that Locke said he could have Nadia back. Desmond asks how he thinks Locke could bring him back and he says because he brought him back. Desmond asks what Sayid will tell Nadia when she asks how he got her back.

Flashsideways. Sayid tells Nadia that he has to leave and Miles comes to the door. Sayid runs out the back but is tripped up by Sawyer using a hose. He handcuffs him and tells him he is under arrest.

Island. Sawyer tells Kate that they are ditching Locke and Claire. He tells her that she is crazy. Kate says that she promised to bring her back. They swim to Desmond’s old boat.

Jack asks why Claire trusts Locke and she says because “He was the only one that didn’t abandon me.” Locke tries to talk to Sun and she writes that she caused her aphasia. Locke heads back to make sure no one was left behind. Jack, Sun, Hurley and Lapidus divert from the group. Claire sees them.

Locke asks Sayid if he killed Desmond. He says “Go and check if you like,” I don;t think he killed him. Jack meets up with Sawyer and Kate and Claire meets up. She holds her gun up to them and asks where they are going. Kate tells Claire that the new John is not the old John. She says that if Claire doesn’t come she won’t. Kate apologies and Claire gives her the gun. She says that if Locke finds out that they left, he will be mad.

Jack and his son in walk the same way into the same place Claire was to hear Christian’s will. They meet Ilana who asks him if they believe in fate and introduces him to Claire. He asks her why she was in his dad’s will and she says that he was her dad too. Jack gets a call from the hospital and says that they can prep Locke. He says they will have to reschedule.

On the boat, Jack tells Sawyer that it doesn’t feel right to leave the island. He remembers how he felt last time he left. He thinks that Locke is afraid of what happens in the losties stay on the island. Sawyer says that hew is done with the island and Jack takes a literal leap of faith into the ocean after he apologizes to Sawyer about Juliet. Kate tries to turn the boat around to get Jack, but Sawyer says that they are done turning back.

Sun and Jin wake up in the hospital and Jin says that the baby is OK.

Jack tells his son to wait outside while he saves someone’s life. The assistant tells Jack that Locke was already in a wheelchair and Jack says that he’s got it. He recognizes Locke.

On the island, Jack reaches shore right where Locke is waiting and he says “Sawyer took my boat, didn’t he?” Jack says yes. Sawyer and the boat crew reach Hydra island. Sun and Jin finally have their reunion. Then Zoey and the other Widmore people hold everyone at gun point. She tells Sawyer that the deal is off. They shoot at Locke and Jack flies into the air from the explosion, his ears ring. Locke carries him away and tells him that he is going to be okay now because he is with him.

Lost Preview: The Last Recruit

That’s the best lost promo this season. There is a clip of Desmond in this promo, and it looks like Sayid is trying to shoot him.

The centricity of this episode seems to be a secret. I’m not sure who it would be. The last episode ended with Locke being hit and the on island story is supposed to be about Jack and Locke coming together. So I think it would make since that the off island storyline would follow a story in which Locke and Jack meet at the hospital. Locke will have seen the other world and he will try to convince the man of science that this other world exists. I think this would be fitting because it could parallel the on island story and the whole Jack vs. Locke debate.

It might not be a Locke or Jack episode because they have already had their episodes this season. I would like to see a Claire episode sometime soon, she hasn’t had one yet, it seems like mst of her story was told in the Kate episode though.

“Kick-Ass” Indeed.

I found Kick Ass to be quite enjoyable. It was by far the most fun that I have had watching a ten year old girl cut people up why she says swears. I am usually not into bloody, hard-R fight scenes, but they were cool and the soundtrack made them even better. The fight scenes were pretty original.

The movie was self aware at times, and it poked fun at the superhero genre. I felt that this made the story a little easier to believe. If you don’t want to hear specifics of the story stop reading here. The first time Kick Ass goes into action, the music swells and you expect a crazy fight scene, but he soon gets knifed and rushed to the hospital. I feel that scene also did a good job in making the movie seem real.

I felt that Nicholas Cage did a good job in this movie, which kind of surprised me. The only other movies I have seen that I thought he acted well in were, “Adaptation”, and “Matchstickmen”. Chloe Mortez plays Hitgirl and she also does quite a good job. She is probably my favorite character. I actually forgot that she was ten or eleven, and I didn’t think anything of her driving a car.

This movie has a surprisingly sad scene. There are a couple of lame lines, but overall it is quite funny and cool. The two hours went by kind of fast.

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