Wednesday, December 19, 2007

LOST Season 4 Trailer

LOST may be my favorite show ever, and this trailer definitely got me excited about the next season.

But I have to say, the trailer answers just as much as the last episode... which is nothing. I'm still totally perplexed by the flash-forward, and I can't wait to see what J.J. Abrams pulls out of his sleeve next.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

it all began with a hobbit...

...and in 2010 AND 2011, we get to see "The Hobbit" on the big screen. Excuse me while I FREAK OUT with happiness. I may be a dork, but I'm a HAPPY dork.

Despite their previous quarrels, New Line Cinema and Peter Jackson, producer and director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, reached an agreement to make its prequel, The Hobbit. Just as the Lord of the Rings movies were filmed for 18 months straight, the Hobbit will be broken up into two movies that will be filmed simultaneously. See this article for more details.

Since I read the Hobbit before reading or seeing LOTR, I know that I will most likely love the movies. Bit I wonder how the movies-only fan base will react when they don't see many of their beloved characters in The Hobbit. Only Bilbo, Gandalf, Gollum, and Elrond appear in both the Hobbit and LOTR novels. So unless they pull an Arwen, it's mostly new characters this time around.

Still, this exciting news was a bright spot in the day, so I wanted to share.

Monday, December 17, 2007

the late night TV heroes

It seems that David Letterman's Worldwide Pants production company is the first the try to reach a deal with the WGA. Although CBS has issued a statement saying that they have no part in the deal, hopefully it will be like dominoes from here. According to the New York Times, John Stewart is following suit. This could be amazing news for workers *and soon-to-be-interns* in Hollywood. Once one studio starts negotiating, the rest won't be too far behind. As long as the strike ends by January, I'll be happy.

I don't have to worry too much, though, as I've already secured one of my required two internships. YAY! *Skips around the room.* It's a design internship, too, which is amazing, since most internships in LA involve a lot of general office work.

In other news, there has been snow. Lots of snow. And there will be more snow when I'm supposed to travel on Friday. But I've taken it as an opportunity to work on my website. The changes, which all live in the "Fun Extras" section, will most likely be going public tonight.

Next step: re-learn Flash.

Friday, December 14, 2007

post-disney depression

A vacation at Disney World is the hardest vacation to come back from. Yes, that would explain my long absence... I was lucky enough to go to Florida for over a week, ending in four days in the happiest place on Earth. Without internet access. Which is nice, after you've recovered from the withdrawal period.

Even the discount hotels are great. Being college students, my boyfriend Bryan and I opted for the most affordable hotel on the Disney premises that we could find: The Disney All-Star Movies Resort. But no Disney vacation is really affordable. Still, it's totally worth it. It's nice to go to a place where you're completely immersed in happiness.

The attention to detail is what makes Disney so magical. There are no bugs, no trash on the ground, and no unhappy people (except for the screaming babies who can't help themselves). I'm going to write reviews of my favorite rides soon, but the only flaws I found were that Pirates breaks down a lot, Splash Mountain gets you more soaked than you'd even expect, and there's a risk of getting your arm stuck in the harness of Rockin' Roller Coaster. I still have a huge bruise to prove it.

But for now, I'll leave you with the Magic Kindom's "Wishes" fireworks show. I took my own video of this, but a tree was in the way, so this one's much better:

*Only watch this video if you've already seen the show in person, it's much better to see it live for the first time.