Wednesday, November 25, 2009

24: The New Batch


Tomorrow we have much to be thankful for including another season of Jack Bauer ass-kicking on 24. Hopefully Jack is all healed from his exposure to radiation in Season 7 and can resume his terrorist smackdown duties. SlashFilm has posted pictures of the new cast for Season 8 which takes place in New York City (NEW YORK CITY?!?!?). Of course Jack and Chloe are back along with Jack's main squeeze Renee Walker and meh President Taylor.

New to the show this season are the lovely Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck on Battlestar Galactica, Freddie Prinze Jr, Anil Kapoor (the host from Slumdog Millionaire) and Bubba Gump himself, Mykelti Williamson. Kapoor seems to fit right in from a casting stand point. Not sure about Prinze playing the role of Jack's sidekick but if Joshua Jackson can make the switch from teen fare like Dawson's Creek to Fringe then I suppose Prinze could do the same.

The photo of Sackhoff irks me a bit. She looks almost exactly as she did in the final season of Battlestar. It's going to be tough not thinking of her as Starbuck although she did a good job of playing against that character in her brief role on the doomed Bionic Woman NBC series. Her recent guest appearance on The Big Bang Theory was very funny so I'm thinking she should be able to switch gears into CTU mode.

The future is a bit cloudy for 24 as no one has committed to a 9th season just yet. I think the recession probably put the kibosh on the planned 24 big screen movie. Season 7 was pretty good but not great, hopefully the cast additions and the location change can liven things up for this edition of the show. Look for 24 to premiere on January 17th.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers! Hope you get to take time off and enjoy your family and friends.

The Lego Matrix


Someone with way too much free time put together a re-creation of the rooftop fight scene from The Matrix. This is the kind of stuff I tried to do as a kid. My brother and I actually filmed a stop-motion version of the Bud Bowl. I believe I still have that on tape somewhere. If only I were a kid living in this age of technology. We just didn't have the tools to match our imaginations growing up in the '80s.

You can find other a side-by-side comparison of the lego scene and the movie scene at Cinematical.

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Tooth, the Whole Tooth and Nothing but the Tooth

I picked up Josh and Alex from school this afternoon as usual but was completely surprised to see what was missing from Josh when he turned around in his classroom. He had a missing tooth. I didn't think kids were supposed to lose their teeth this early so I immediately assumed he either got in a fight or knocked it out falling down on something. His teacher said he had just lost it about 15 minutes before I arrived and that it just fell out on his own.

Apparently he complained of it being loose around naptime and I assume he just kept pushing at it with his tongue until it came out. Of course as we were driving home I had to explain the rules of the tooth fairy to him. Not knowing that Lori had a tooth box to put the tooth in, I told him he had to leave it under his pillow tonight. Just before bed, Lori explained the real tooth procedure and he put his tooth in the box up on his dresser. I assume we will be taking the box out just before bed and putting some sort of monetary contribution inside. Since he's just 5 we can probably get away with a quarter for now. He said he cried some at school when it happened but he seems to be taking it in stride overall. I can't imagine how Alex would react if he was in the same situation. He asked me this evening if Mom was going to put the tooth back in Josh's mouth.

So 1 down, 19 more to go for Josh. As a special treat for this post, here's Rebecca having fun during the boys' bath time.