Thursday, October 29, 2009

"24" Season 8 trailer

When we last saw Jack Bauer, he was on his death-bed being watched by a vigilant (and repentant) Kim Bauer, who had agreed to offer her DNA for a controversial and risky procedure that could possibly heal Jack from the effects of the deadly virus that afflicted him through much of Season 7. Fade to black...

Well I guess the procedure worked, because here comes Season 8, with Jack Bauer front-and-center. I have embedded the trailer below:

Looks exciting, and I'm ready for another day of espionage, explosions, and everlasting-cellphone-battery-yielding heroes. This season looks to be set in NYC, which will make a great setting for what could be Jack Bauer's last season of 24. At least we have something to look forward to in dreary January!

Monday, October 12, 2009

"Toy Story 3" trailer hits web

The long-awaited Toy Story 3 released its first full trailer today, which you can see here. The toys look great, the story hints are vague but promising, and best of all: this is the version of Toy Story 3 that Pixar wanted us to see (as opposed to the rogue version that the Pixar-less Disney tried to put into production a few years ago).

I've already devised a plan to indoctrinate Lily with Toy Story and Toy Story 2 in the months ahead so that she'll be ready for this when it arrives next June. Anyone else psyched about another Toy Story?

Friday, October 09, 2009

Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize for...

It's not very often that Saturday Night Live will dare to mock President Obama, but in honor of his astounding award of the Nobel Peace Prize, I thought I'd offer SNL's observance of just what Obama has done so far in his term.

Now in the interest of full disclosure, I don't hate President Obama. I haven't even taken to complaining about what he has or hasn't done so far in his presidency, because it's an uphill battle and I think he deserves the benefit of the doubt. But this timely clip did make me giggle, mocking both the left (for whom Obama can do no wrong) and the right (for whom Obama can do no right) in equal parts.

Well done, SNL.