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Kate Langenburg/A&E Groove

I know that today’s post isn’t necessarily about arts and entertainment, but I find this far too important not to post for you to see. While roaming around facebook, a friend of mine sent me this video, which I found to be amazing. A few Southern farmers have worked out a very simple solution to help clean up some of the oil that is currently killing the gulf. Watch it for yourself:

Hay! This is absolutely ingenius! Just think about all the hay we’ve got all around the country. If we simply put more man power on doing this, who knows how much oil could be averted away from the marine creatures and the coast, too?

This idea is also better because it is completely green. The chemicals the government has been pumping into our ocean to ‘help’ clean up the oil may be doing more harm than good. With this simple solution, there are no added chemicals and less chance of hurting more animals.

Think about it.

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Kate Langenburg/A&E Groove

What did you think of the season finale of Lost last night? Were you hanging on the edge of your seat in anticipation of what would happen next? I know I was.

I have to admit that I was a little disappointed. First of all, when Jack killed the man in black by simply having Desmond move a rock in a cave and then stab him, I wasn’t expecting it. I saw Locke’s body laying on the edge of the cliff and expected him to get up and keep on fighting. Killing him seemed like it was going to be such a big task and then wasn’t.

It was interesting that the creators of the show decided to turn the ‘alternate reality’ into a kind of meeting place, or purgatory, for all the characters of the show. One by one, we saw people unite and were ourselves reunited with characters we hadn’t seen in seasons, like Shannon and Boone. Once they all realized they were connected by the island and could remember their experiences together, they were good to go on towards their final end.

The final end is where I have a slight problemo. Okay, so if all the characters died, does that mean they all died within their own time and they are reuniting in heaven (the church)? That’s how I took it. Jack was the last one to die and the last one to reunite in heaven. At the very end, we see a flash of white light. Are they going onward in heaven or are they going back to the island together?

Some people have been arguing that the initial plane crash killed everyone and that they’ve all been dead throughout all six seasons of the show. I don’t see how that is possible. I see their lives on the island as real, the alternate reality as purgatory, and the final scene in the church as an end to a journey to heaven or an afterlife. But I’m sure everyone will have their own take on it. It certainly leaves room for much interpretation. I loved the way they ended Jack’s life, making him die where he initially landed on the island. And the peaceful closing of the eye…

And to follow up on my previous post, they didn’t completely tie up all the loose ends! Looks like we will have to wait for the DVD to come out to get some answers after all. That being said, it’s been a good run with Lost. It’s sad that it’s over, but hey, all good things must end.

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Kate Langenburg/A&E Groove

For all of you Lost fans out there, I’m sure you’re pretty excited about the season finale happening tonight. It is a moment I have been waiting for for months now and my biggest hope is that they answer all of the questions I have.

But what if they don’t? According to CNN Entertainment, the final season’s DVD release will have tons of extras and will even extend an extra twenty minutes. The reason for this? The producers of the show say they couldn’t fit everything into the television finale to tie up all the loose ends.

So, with the help of CNN, here are some questions that I hope to get some answers to during tonight’s season finale:

  • Is the island really an island, or is it something else entirely?
  • What is the white light?
  • How come Jacob is talking to people when he is dead?
  • In the alternate realities of each character, some links to their roles on the island have been made. Will we see them follow through on these connections?
  • What’s up with the island’s medical capabilities? It can heal people of terminal illnesses, but women still can’t have babies there (except Claire for whatever reason).
  • Polar bears??

Whatever questions that are left unanswered will have to wait until the DVD of the show comes out. That won’t be until August!

Are there any burning questions you want them to address tonight?

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Kate Langenburg/A&E Groove

“Give me sugar…in water.”

Remember that line? That big scary cockroach disguised as a human in the movie Men in Black sure did give me the willies, especially when all his fellow cockroaches came spilling out of the dumpster. Ew. The good news — we won’t have to deal with that guy again. The even better news — a third installment of Men in Black is set to be released in May of 2012.

Will Smith has just signed a contract to start production of the film. Rumor has it that most of the original cast and crew will be coming back for MIB III, as negotiations are in progress with Smith’s co-star, Tommy Lee Jones. According to the Christian Science Monitor, the movie will be executive produced by Steven Spielberg.

To me, it seems a little late to be releasing another sequel to the previous two. It was eight years ago that the last MIB came out. And if I remember correctly, it wasn’t received very well. Let’s hope the third romp with the aliens will really rock our solar system.

Oh, and did I mention it is going to be in 3D? This raises my expectations a little bit. When something goes 3D, I really want to see some great special effects..and of course, when aliens are involved, the creators of this film could really do some interesting stuff. I would like a close alien encounter, please.

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I really don’t know what it is with this guy, but I keep coming back for more of Paul Reubens. Yes, I own Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, which has been one of my favorite movies since I was a little kid. Yes, I agree he’s been through some rough, perverted times, but he entertains me!

And good news for fans of the actor — he’s going to be part of the cast of a brand new Smurfs movie.

The film will be live action and Paul Reubens will be playing the character Jokey Smurf, a prankster among his fellow smurfs. Not only will the movie be live action, but it will also have some computer animated aspects to it. (Most movies do these days.) Nonetheless, it should make for an exciting, if not interesting, movie in theaters.

Yahoo! Movies reports that there is much more in store for Pee Wee this summer, but fans will have to wait and find out.

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Sometimes, we need to forget about all our responsibilities in life and just follow our passion. This good advice comes from a sound mind in the Obama campaign — actor Kal Penn.

While Penn enjoyed his time serving as Obama’s associate director of public engagement in Washington, D.C., he musn’t have been getting nearly all he thought he would out of the job. It has been confirmed that he will be leaving the White House to begin work on a third ‘Harold and Kumar’ movie. You just can’t say no to a good stoner movie, eh?

According to Yahoo! News, Penn had given his future White House plans to Entertainment Weekly back in April 2009 — he said he was unsure about how long he would be working with the government. He also explained that he still wanted to remain active in Hollywood. At least he made sure not to burn his bridges.

The latest ‘Harold and Kumar’ flick will have a holiday theme and will most likely be released for Christmas 2010. There is some speculation about whether or not it will be in 3D. Shooting will begin in June.

It’s okay if you couldn’t cut it in the White House, Kal. We liked you better when you got stoned and made us laugh anyway.

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