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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

"Holy Schnikies. It's Spiderman and Venom!"

I still dream that this movie would be better than X3. Heck, I wish it would be as good as Spiderman I. Photos are courtesy of Ain't It Cool News. I wish I was in NZ to see this crap.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Combining Shows

As Kristin and Mike Ausiello had revealed:

Scoop!: Everwood Exec Joins Gilmore

If you were looking for a silver lining in Everwood's tragic and untimely cancellation, here it is: Sources confirm that executive producer Rina Mimoun has joined Gilmore Girls as a consultant. I don't know about you, but I consider this a huge coup for Gilmore. Not only will Rina bring her considerable show-running talents to Stars Hollow, but she has an unparalleled aptitude for nuanced characterizations and — more importantly — satisfying story arcs. If I were new Gilmore boss man Dave Rosenthal, I'd be breathing a huge sigh of relief.

Talk about combining shows! My only concern? When Rina took over the reigns of Dawson's Creek was when I realized the show's potential had gone down the drain. How disconcerting is that?

Here's a link to Kristin's interview with the Gilmore cast. Also, enjoy as Enrico reveals what's in the briefcase and Jason reliving the "epic" line to Kristin. Freaking hilarious.

And if your download was as wonky as mine, here's the chat transcript on Kristin's interview with Wentworth Miller and the Winchester boys. (Ha! Funny that Jared watches Grey's Anatomy and knows Denny's dead... Although rumor mill has it that Denny might be making a comeback in Grey's. As what? I don't know. Twin? Apparently, there's another show that has his character being head honcho, drama type, one each.)


K: Ok, so I am here with Wentworth Miller and I have to tell you, I am so excited to talk to you, because holy crap, what a finale! That was like edge of your seat, I screamed, I yelped. It was really good, and I have to say, I think it really sets it up for a stellar second season. Are you feeling that way?

W: Yeah, I'm really excited. At first I thought, you know, there's a chance that the show's going to lose momentum because we're leaving the prison behind. That's why a lot of people were tuning in in the first place. But I think, actually, we've liberated ourselves so to speak, and now that we've established Michael, we've established Sucre, and T-Bag and Abruzzi, we can really take those characters anywhere, and I think the audience will follow.

K: Right. And might we see Michael in some different clothing now?

W: Maybe. Maybe. Maybe. I have to talk to a few people about that. Clear it with Fox first. But yeah, I hope so. I hope there'll be a lot of disguises and kind of Fugitive-esque escapades.


K: Are you allowed to say anything about Sara at this point?

W: Well, the writers have told us next to nothing. Aside from the five million dollars buried somewhere in Utah that we're all going to be fighting over inevitably, and Michael and Lincoln trying to unravel that government conspiracy, I don't know the specifics. But I think, I hope I mean, Sara and I have I think such great chemistry as actors, and we've worked so hard to establish that relationship in a really realistic way within some kind of fantastic confines, that it'd be a real shame to just leave that by the side of the road.

K: Right. Well I'd just like to say that if, by chance, she doesn't come back, I am available (Wentworth laughs) to be your love interest next season, and I would absolutely--

W: What's your number?

K: Kristin Veitch. I'll make sure you get my number before you leave (Wentworth laughing) and I would absolutely leave the door open for you. Like, no questions asked, door to anywhere, you know what I'm sayin'? The fact that she hesitated, I was a little--. I don't know. I'm just sayin' I would do differently in her place.

W: I appreciate that. I'll remember that.



K: So did you guys get any sense from the producers what might happen when you come back next season?
P: I don’t know. I mean, especially knowing that Jeff is dead on Weeds and Grey’s Anatomy, I say the Winchester boys get out and wreck some sh*t! Shoot! Wreck some shoot.
K: (Laughing) Crap. Crap.
A: Bleep.
J: Wreck some junk.
K: Bleep! (To Jensen) Maybe you could just bleep him while he talks.
P: Yeah. I say the three Winchester boys get back and wreck some--
A: Bleep!
K: Perfect. Done and done. You guys have worked together before, haven’t you?
A: No, I don’t even know this guy.
P: I never met him. I don’t want to see him ever again.
K: Alright, and you’re paired up with Smallville now. Do you feel like that’s a good pairing?
P: Are we?
K: Yeah. No one seems to know what night they’re on. They should tell you guys these things!
A: Again, they don’t tell us anything. Uh no, that’s good. I mean, they moved us there toward the end of the season this past year and I thin kit worked a lot better than Gilmore Girls, which, great show, odd pairing with Supernatural. So I think it’s a good slot. It’s a good pairing for the two of us. And, uh, you know, I can’t stand Tom Welling.
P: But it’s good to know that we’re on a show after somebody who’s much smaller and weaker and worse looking than us.
K: And [unintell]-ier.
P: Right.
A: Yeah. Yeah.
P: So it’s good to show him a thing or two.
K: Right.
P: Where is he? Is he--?
A: No, but Michael Rosenbaum who’s even worse is right here.
K: Oh no. Lex Luthor comin’ through. (Michael Rosenbaum comes up)
M: You guys are so big and strong. I’m lookin’ at you goin’ ‘I need to work out!’
P: Listen to this guy! He’s not kidding.
A: Or shave.
M: I mean, I see these guys in the gym every day. Well, not every day ‘cause I’m not in the gym every day. But when I go to the gym, there he is!
P: The first Saturday every month, when he works out--
M: And you always have a tank top on.
P: I do. I do. ‘Cause I know he’s coming in.
A: Well most of his time in the gym is spent posing in the mirror anyway.
M: Who him? Me?
A: All of us.
M: Why not?!
A: Exactly. That’s why we go.
K: Michael, I hate to break it to you, but they were just totally talkin’ smack about you and your show.
M: I forgot we were even being interviewed for a second. (Kristin laughing) I thought we were at the bar still.
K: Where’s my martini?!

X-Men III: The Last Stand

Should've been called "The Biggest Disappointment".

It's like waiting for Christmas because you've been good only to get socks.

Socks, I say!

Revelling in X2, the awakening of the Phoenix was something I was looking forward to this summer. Well, after months of waiting and pining, we got to see Phoenix. Unfortunately, her revelation was not that impressive.

Well, it was, I guess, but then, how can I really say it was good when you can't even enjoy or empathize in her metamorphosis?

(Don't read beyond this point if you don't want me to spoil it for you)

Let's start with the drama between Scott and Logan. It was one of the tension-filled moments in X2. In three, there was very little of it. When I say LITTLE, I mean, to the point of non-existence. I do understand why they had to do so. James Marsden (Cyclops) had to act in 'Superman Returns' as Lois' man-friend and father to her child.

Moving on...

The love triangle among Iceman, Kitty and Rogue. Wow. I was waiting for it and it was almost non-existent. How could Rogue be so shallow? There was no chemistry between Iceman and Kitty. One question: did George Lucas write it?

Xavier's death: its impact was lost. Really lost. So lost, I don't want to discuss it. It just hurt!

Mystique's humanization: LAME. She was like one of the most important characters of 1 & 2 and to just lose her in the first 40 minutes? Really, if they were planning on losing her, choosing Pyro to replace her was almost like saying replacing the star of your (insert your favorite sport here) with the "Little Sisters of the Poor".

Colossus, Jaggernaut, and Archangel: I wanted more. So much more. But since there were so much more mutants, none of them got the spotlight to shine on them. Colossus barely said a thing, Archangel was nothing but a walk on. I guess Vinnie Jones was the only one that got something out of it. He had a chase scene with Kitty and that was asking too much.

Storm: too much of her was in it. For someone who was in the background for 1 & 2, all of a sudden she's the spokesperson? Give me a break. If the script was calling for the non-reciprocated Logan love, definitely, Logan and Storm didn't translate it well on the big screen.

Phoenix: Wow. Where do I start? Her hair was too fake. Her special effects looked like it was done by a second grader learning to use Photoshop. Her lines? Inconsistent. Again, for someone who was supposed to be intellectual and spirited, she was weak, confused and aloof.

If there was only one character that remained true to form, it was Logan. Even at that, I thought his scenes were okay at best. And at that, his scene with Magneto was probably was the most consistent one with 1 & 2.

A lot of people would crucify Brett Ratner for the slow, short and impact-less X3. I would say the blame lays on the studio. For a series to die an ugly death because they didn't want Superman to beat them off the blocks, well, the only thing they did was blow money.

Bryan Singer should've finished it. He should've not taken his writing team.

X3 had so much potential and lost its punch. I, for one, very disappointed.

An hour later, I still am in a quandary. Was the movie supposed to focus on Phoenix or the cure? Maybe that was one of the bigger issues. The writers should've stuck to a central theme. I didn't care which but they should've chosen. If the story revolved around Phoenix's rebirth, then they should've kept it at that. If it was on the cure, then they should've chosen that.

When X3 was being batted around (rumorville, of course) the 2 strongest plots were the rebirth and the love triangle.

We got neither.

For the most part, I think Bret had done everyone a favor for the X-Men saga. It's dead. This is dead.

Maybe his Wolverine movie would fare better because it would just revolve around him.

As long as he doesn't include Jackie Chan in it, I think Wolverine would make a better impact than this movie ever will.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

The Offiicial CW and FOX Fall Line Up

From Kristin E!Online:

Posted By: kristin
Created in: Forum: Watch with Kristin
Posted: May 18, 2006 3:22 AM
Veronica, One Tree Hill and Supernatural made it!

Here's (the pretty much official) new CW schedule which has very few newbies (and sadly, no Invasion):

Monday: 7th Heaven, Runaway
Tuesday: Gilmore Girls, Veronica Mars
Wednesday: Top Model, One Tree Hill
Thursday: Smallville, Supernatural
Friday: WWE Friday Night Smackdown
Saturday: Everybody Hates Chris, ALl of Us, Girlfriends, The Game

Something tells me Chris Rock might not be a happy camper this morning, moving to Saturdays, but the rest of the schedule looks pretty dang good, does it not? Supernatural and Smallville are natural pairings, OTH got its dream partner (Top Model) and Veronica Mars after Gilmore Girls is allllright by me.

As for Fox ....

24 and Idol will be off the air til January, making room for Prison Break to return in August before baseball.

SpyDaddy (Victor Garber's) pilot Justice was picked up -- yay! As was Vanished, Standoff, The Wedding Album (with no-parts-Joe, Bruno Campos), Til Death with Brad Garrett, Happy Hour and The Winner (with the Daily Show's Rob Corddry).

All good if you ask me, though I can't help but shed a tear for Everwood. The good news? They shot two endings so at least we won't be left with the dreaded never-solved cliffhanger.


I think CW did well with its Thursday line-up having Smallville lead into SN. Goes to show that they have faith in their leading men. Problem is, Denny (of Grey's Anatomy) will be battling against himself in the same time slot as Sam and Dean's dad this fall.

Sucks to be on 2 channels at the same time.

On a lighter note, I am pimping SpySyd's recap of Veronica Mars' second season. Watch it. You just might find her video spine-chilling.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

I Heard a Rumor

You know I don't care much for the big 3 (NBC, ABC, CBS) because they will always have a large following. Whether I watch Grey's Anatomy or not, they're going to get their viewership. Fox is probably in that realm, too, with Prison Break, American Idol and House keeping it profitable.

Now, here's the tricky one: the merger of WB and UPN.

Here's what I've read so far thanks to E!Online's Kristin:

Posted By: kristin
Created in: Forum: Watch with Kristin
Posted: May 17, 2006 5:22 AM
Okay, now I do believe in miracles!

Sources tell me that ALL THREE -- Veronica Mars, One Tree Hill and Supernatural -- were picked up for next season on the CW. I'm hearing 22 episodes with the option of cutting the order to 13 for all of them ... Though that's just a rumor at this point.

Sadly, it looks as though Everwood is gone for good. ... Something Scott Wolf looked sincerely torn up over on yesterday's ABC carpet (he's on a new show called NINE that looks really good).

Reba is also gone.

Pickups for CW include Runaway with Donnie Wahlberg (hearing good things about it); Palm Springs from Dawson's Kevin Williamson, and The Game which is a Girlfriends spinoff.

Posted By: kristin
Created in: Forum: Watch with Kristin
Posted: May 16, 2006 12:22 PM
The official word has just come down from the suits at The CW: our beloved Veronica will be back! (I never doubted it for a minute) Rob Thomas just sent me an email, confirming the good news. He said they've been picked up for 22 episodes, with the option of reducing the order to 13 if ratings slip too low. No word on their time slot yet. I'm sure Rob will let us know as soon as he hears!

With that being said, here's what the Ausiello camp is saying about the renewal of OTH over Everwood:

Question: Are the executives at CW on crack? How could One Tree Hill get renewed over Everwood? — SC

Ausiello: To answer your first question, they must be. To answer your second question, see my answer to the first question. All kidding aside, Everwood's demise has taken everyone by surprise. "I was really shocked, because I expected it to get picked up," Scott Wolf told me last night at ABC's bash, where he was promoting his new show The Nine. "And I'm disappointed for a really great group of people. I know they were hopeful that they'd make it to [the CW]. There are a lot of really sad people in this country right now who were really, really behind that show, and I'm one of them." And I'm another, although I'm more pissed off than sad.

Ans another posting on whether Beaver raped Mac in the Season Finale:

Question: One major question that was not asked about the Veronica Mars finale: Did Beaver rape Mac? It sure seemed like it when she said "he took everything." Your thoughts? — Kristen

Ausiello: Forget my thoughts, let's ask boss man Rob Thomas himself. "Beaver did not rape Mac," he says. "He took her clothes, the phone, the towels, the bedding. Mac was essentially trapped in the room. When Veronica found her, Mac was wrapped in a shower curtain. That's all we meant to imply with the line. We ended up cutting a scene in which we would have seen Beaver exiting the room with a Santalike bag of 'stuff.' Viewers would've been left to imagine what was inside."

Another side serving of revenge, anyone?

Question: Will Gia or Dick be returning to Veronica Mars next season? I love them. — John

Ausiello: Not sure about Dick, but Rob Thomas told me that it could be "a delicious couple-episode story" if Gia returned to exact revenge on Veronica and Keith for indirectly contributing to her dad's murder. "But," he added, "there are no plans for it."

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Keeping the Faith

It's tiring (and repetitive) to constantly post the same crap over and over.

So, as to not cheat my loyal readers, here's a little entry that would take you to Entertainment Weekly's breakdown on the Beaver's Breakdown along with a little spirit juice that convinces me CW (and no, not Clarence Weidman) is going to pick up Veronica Mars' third season.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


No more classes, no more books
No more teachers, dirty looks!

Summertime, summertime!

-Bugs Bunny

I took my finals today. WOOT! Finally, I am done. Done, done, DONE. I don't have to go back to the CC. I don't have to deal with MENSA president anymore. I don't have to deal with school work... Until the fall.

I could've not asked for more.

Well, I can, I guess, like finding out that I need to lose 4 pounds for the next 6-8 weeks if I really want to reach my "ideal weight goal". Pshaw. That's not happening any time soon.

But other than that, things are looking on the up and up.

Anywhoo, I will be posting Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars spoilers here. So, if you haven't seen it yet and don't want it spoiled? Read this only AFTER you've watched the show. TRUST ME.

And if you're done watching the episodes mentioned, here's a link to Ausiello's chat with Rob Thomas. Here's a link to Season 3's plot.

Okay, you've been warned...

Got to watch the last ASP/DP Gilmore Girls episode. Me liked it a lot. The husby? Not so much. He was pissed that Lorelai didn't keep her knees together. He was pissed that Lorelai gave Luke an ultimatum after the whole time she tried staying away from his business.

I understand Nilly's disappointment. He thinks the show sold out a long time ago. Me, the believer, still has high hopes.

He thinks that Lorelai's sudden appreance of a backbone is a series too late.

I think it's late but late's better than not growing one at all. I understand Lorelai's sudden insistence that Luke "prove" his love by eloping. I follow her logic of having April adjust to them as a couple and not the other way around. April knows what the birds and bees are. She only got to know Luke after 12 years of existence. She has also met Lorelai and there is chemistry between them. Luke could've not been any more grateful that at least his newly found daughter can actually get along with her stepmom.

Luke and Lorelai knowing each other for almost a decade trumps over the kid.

Maybe if Luke, Anna and Lorelai were just more mature about the whole setup to start out with, all this drama would've not existed.

Lorelai should've expected that Luke won't take too kindly to the ultimatum. I hope she is ready to reap the consequences of her rash decision.

I did like the scene where Lorelai ended up on the back seat of Christopher's blind date. She was likable. I just didn't understand why Emily found it her job to marry Christopher off or at least find him a suitable mate. Lorelai's side comments? Funny.

Comments on the ending...

I think I am only one of 3 that squealed when Lorelai ended up in Christopher's bed. Gigi catching Lorelai in his bed nekkid, I thought, is something I wish my toddler will never find me in. Even if I did look half as good as Lorelai.

Nilly said that ASP really cornered the next writer to finish the crap. I agree. It would be hard to spin this without it turning into Dawson's Creek post Kevin Williamson era.

Don't ask me for my opinion about Rory and Logan. Other than the fact that she had a horrendous British accent, I really thought that their "goodbyes" were so-so for someone who was supposed to be in love and won't be seeing until Guy Fawkes Day. (that line, I found funny). I did like Mitchum's response to Rory about the world not revolving around her. About damned time someone else said it other than Jess.

I also give props to the Yale building named after Rory (ostentatious?) and the Emily line, "Did I fire you yet?" That cracked me up.

With that being said, will I be looking forward to Season 7? Yes. Will I expect to be disappointed? Honey, it's nothing but up from this point on. How's that for optimism???

Now, off to Veronica Mars.




I had some suspicion that Beaver was raped as a kid by Woody but I didn't think that he would go that far.

I had to say CRAP so many times, I was howling at the TV. LITERALLY!!!

I was doing the dance. I was covering my mouth. I had to leave the room when Beaver saw Ronnie's text message.


How could Cassidy do something so tragic? How could he be so cruel and calculating?

What does Dick think about the whole thing?

I was upset when I came to the conclusion (and of course verified later on the show) that Beaver DID rape Ronnie. And the clap? Yikes! It was an emotional rollercoaster for me the whole time. I found myself crying for V like I did last season. When I saw her forward the text message to Logan, I could've not yelled for him to get to the roof faster than Superman ever could. When V said she got raped by the Beave, you could see the blood drain from Logan's face, not knowing whether he should help calm Ronnie down or kill Beave himself.

Of course, Cassidy offs himself before the cops could arrest him.

After he confessed to blowing up the bus... Or Ronnie seeing the Goodman plane go bye-bye.

Daddy Mars could've not died. Not like this.

And all V could do is hold on to Logan.

I wonder what was going on in his head while he tries to comfort V in her moment of vulnerability. What was he thinking when he watched her be brave for Mac when she had to tell her that Beaver was not the guy she really thought he was? What deal with the devil did he make when he took V home to mourn in private?


God, I so can write a poem about him right now. He was a knight in shining armor being there for her for the whole shebang, waking her up to bacon.

Bacon that Daddy Mars was cooking the day before.

Logan holding on to Ronnie when she realized Daddy Mars blew up on the plane, seeing her cry all over again.

Until Daddy Mars emerges from the door, in the flesh, wondering who's cooking breakfast.

Like the night, Logan disappears as Daddy and daughter reunite.

If that wasn't enough, I am glad to see another appearance of a man we know as Clarence Weidman. Thank you for the great shoutout to the die-hard fans, RT! Seeing him off Aaron Echolls and calling Duncan in Australia with baby Lilly was so bittersweet.

My grade for this ep? A+. I am planning on rewatching the ep tomorrow when I get up. It was just too good!

Kudos to the following:
- Not seeing Weevil cross the stage. Lamb was an ass for not waiting.
- Jackie finally fessing up to Wallace that she's not a rich chick but a mother to a two year old.
- Seeing Alicia see Wallace cross the stage
- The dream sequence seeing Mama Mars sober and a very fit looking Lilly Kane staring at her mural

Questions I have for next season:

1. Will Logan go to college with Ron?
2. Will Ron and Logan be together for the summer? Why do we always miss the summers when the LoVe's together?
3. Does this mean that when Troyboy comes back, he'll be a third wheel to the LoVe couple?
4. Did Sheriff Lamb die in the plane crash, too? (update: he didn't die in the plane explosion)
5. Do we get to see Weevil next season? (update: yep, post jail time)
6. What was in the briefcase that had Keith stand up his daughter?

CW better give them some VM love or else I will be tracking down the powers that be to make VM reappear on my TV screen.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Crashing: Final Gilmore Moments

It's sad when I am hoping that Ausiello's blog is right saying that the Gilmore Girls finale is a finale that we could actually tolerate, much less expect to be better than Season 6. This past season was really odd, not in the sense that it was bad per se but its rhythm was so off that I was getting seasick. The whole obsession behind Paul Anka, the appearance of April, the rehash of dialogue between Anna and Lorelai (dubbing the "I make sure that no man is in my life to affect my relationship with my child" brouhaha as the Grasping for Straws convo), the Lorelai/Rory mishmosh, the Logan/Rory debacle... Sheesh, even a soap opera would say, "Slow down!"

But that's beside the point. With ASP handing the steering wheel over to a new writer, I guess we'll just have to see what's in store for our favorite Stars Hollow buddies.

More Ausiello Scoop:

Question: You mentioned in your blog that Kelly Bishop had at least five classic lines in the finale. Can you give us a few? — Sally

Ausiello: Keep in mind that half the genius here is in Bishop's delivery, but here are three that tickled my insides: "Lorelai, eat your paella," "Lorelai, are you having some kind of breakdown?" and my personal favorite, "Gerda, did I fire you?"

Question: You're killing Rory-Logan fans with all the suspense about the season finale! Can you say anything other than their goodbye is a "tearjerker?" Do we have any reason to be happy or hopeful for the future? — George

Ausiello: You have every reason to be hopeful. As you'll see next Tuesday, it's pretty obvious that their final scene is not so much "goodbye forever" as it is "goodbye for the hiatus." Besides, I already told you that Matt Czuchry is going to be back next season. Here's another finale tidbit: Rory has another memorable run-in with Logan's dad, only this time it's Papa Huntzberger who knocks some sense into her.

****News Break: Vote for the World's Sexiest Vegetarian. Bets on Milo Ventimiglia or Kirsten Bell?****

Question: Please give me a really big scoop on Veronica Mars. — Claire

Ausiello: Kristen Bell dropped some juicy finale tidbits to Matt Mitovich in Tuesday's Insider. Among the tastier morsels: Bell confirmed that "a couple of people are offed" and something happens in the episode that "hasn't been done on television before. Not in the way of stunts or anything, but the theory behind it, if you really think about it, hasn't been done."

NOW for stuff from Kristin from E!Online:

Louisa: Will Denny survive this season of Grey's Anatomy?

Kristin: Just ran into Isaiah Washington (love that man!) and asked that very question. He responded: “Mum's the word. Definitely don't miss the final two hours on the 15th of May. All your questions will be answered. I guarantee it!” And I'd just like to say I will be pissed if they kill of Jeffrey Dean Morgan. He's too good to let go. Isaiah also had this to say about Chris O'Donnell, “I haven't worked with him, personally. He's in love with Meredith Grey, so he doesn't want anything to do with me yet! But if he comes back next season, I suspect I may have an opportunity to actually be on screen with him. He's a wonderful gentleman. I've seen him at the read-throughs and at the lunch table and he seems like a very nice man.” And I share with you that very lame quote for no other reason than to write the words Chris (sigh) O'Donnell.

Georgettafine: What's going to happen beweeen Burke and Cristina?

Kristin: According to Washington, “It's going to be rocky for awhile. You can maybe [liken] it to the Shakespearean play Taming of The Shrew. If you can understand that struggle, The War of The Roses
, it's going to be that kind of struggle between Burke and Christina. It's not going to be an easy road, but they are obviously very, very much in love. I can say that much. “

brandbewbabe: Any Gilmore Girls gossip?

Kristin:I actually ran into Liza Weil, who plays Paris, at -- of all places -- the Prison Break wrap party! Turns out Liza has a very special connection to the show: she's engaged> (!!) to Paul Adelstein (Agent Kellerman, the awful FBI guy who's killing everyone for the Vice President). How funny is that? They are actually pretty dang adorable together. As I spoke with Liza, Paul came up behind her saying "She's my fiancee! We're engaged!" and Liza joked about both of them playing bad guys on TV and how they should have some sort of Paris/Paul Kellerman crossover. Maybe he could kill Christopher? (Just kidding.) (Sorta.)

Happy Thursday!