As a connoisseur of early 2000s science-fiction television and, I must admit, a huge fan of aliens, I loved Roswell. In addition to all the sci-fi stuff, the show also had a healthy dose of very complicated romance, which is kind of expected on a teen show. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 16 years since the show premiered on the WB – back when there still was a WB! – but those kids who graduated from high school in the series finale have grown up. Continue reading
10 years ago, The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe premiered in theaters. Disney’s adaptation of the classic children’s book by C.S. Lewis starred four unknown young actors as the Pevensie children, a wondrous young family that discovers the magical world of Narnia in an enchanted wardrobe. The film’s release in 2005 spawned two sequels and made the young cast household names. Since leaving their Narnia roles behind, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Skandar Keynes and Georgie Henley have moved on to prestigious educations, starring roles in TV and independent films and charity work. Continue reading
4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42.
It’s safe to say that number sequence is going to be stuck in the heads of Lost fans until the end of time. The show may have ended almost five years ago, but the impact of this infinitely frustrating sci-fi series lives on. The only question is, what are the cast members up to today?
Matthew Fox, a.k.a. “Jack”
Fox hasn’t appeared in much since the conclusion of Lost. He played a serial killer in the abysmal 2012 reboot of Alex Cross. The film was slammed by critics, but had less to do with Tyler Perry and Matthew Fox’s acting than Rob Cohen’s unbearably terrible directing. In 2012 Fox also co-starred alongside Tommy Lee Jones in Emperor, a lackluster World War II piece with dull direction and a terrible script. It seems Fox’s trouble is that he continues to sign on with inexperienced or notoriously bad directors. If he hasn’t already, Fox needs to fire his agent, because his talents are far beyond the tripe he’s appeared in recently. He will appear in upcoming western Bone Tomahawk alongside Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson and Richard Jenkins. Let’s hope this is a change of direction for Fox’s career.
Evangeline Lilly, a.k.a. “Kate”
I absolutely love Evangeline Lilly, and I’m thrilled that she is finally getting the roles she deserves. In The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, she delivered a performance that made me love a character that doesn’t exist in the Tolkein canon. Although The Hobbit is perfectly wonderful without any romance, Tauriel and Kili’s love story was compelling and well executed. Lilly is also set to star in this year’s Ant-Man alongside Paul Rudd. In portraying her character, Hope van Dyne, Lilly looks like she will also be portraying the superhero Wasp, even though it will not strictly follow Marvel canon. I’m excited to see her in Ant-Man, and I can’t wait to see what she does next.
Josh Holloway, a.k.a. “Sawyer”
Josh Holloway was one of my favorite actors on Lost, but he has had a difficult time following up his role as Sawyer. He starred in Intelligence on CBS, but the network cancelled the series after just one season. He also appeared in Sabotage, a film that featured excellent performances, but was difficult to enjoy with its hyper-violent, gruesome action scenes. Holloway also had a leading role in the deeply embarrassing dance film Battle of the Year. It’s okay, Josh. We don’t have to talk about that one.
Daniel Dae Kim, a.k.a. “Jin”
Daniel Dae Kim’s career was already taking off just before the start of Lost with roles on 24, ER and Star Trek: Enterprise, but his appearance on the show certainly solidified his success. Actually, 2004 was a great year for Kim — he had roles in Spiderman 2 and Crash in addition to Lost premiering on ABC. Since the conclusion of the show, Kim has provided the voice for Hiroshi Sato on The Legend of Korra. He also lent his voice talents to Oscar-nominated animated feature The Tale of Princess Kaguya, a film from Studio Ghibli, the same production company that gave us masterpieces like Ponyo and Spirited Away. He also stars on Hawaii Five-0, where you can often catch some of his Lost co-stars making appearances. Kim’s next big project is this year’s Insurgent, where he will play Candor leader Jack Kang.
Elizabeth Mitchell, a.k.a. “Juliet”
Once Upon a Time is another excellent show for anyone who wants to see more Lost veterans on television. Jorge Garcia, Emilie de Ravin and Alan Dale have all appeared on this fantasy series where Elizabeth Mitchell appeared as the Snow Queen. Mitchell also starred in the post-apocalyptic show Revolution until it was cancelled by NBC. She’s had a run of bad luck with cancellations, as her starring role on V was cut short when ABC cut the series after two seasons. Hopefully she’ll nab another long-term series sometime soon.
I know there are several amazing actors left off this list, but we all know where stars like Maggie Grace and Michelle Rodriguez are now. I could go on for days about what television shows and films the rest of the Lost alums can be seen in but unfortunately, it’s about time for me to go push a button.
It has been 10 years since a group of four best friends took their journey into adulthood to the big screen in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Girls worldwide were taken to a place where a single pair of jeans had the power to perfectly fit four different girls while simultaneously helping them solve all of their life problems. I’m not going to deny that I may have tried once or twice to find a pair of jeans that would fit all of my friends and I, but sadly was unsuccessful. Continue reading
With the newest Doctor – Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor – primed to hit our screens later this month, now is as good a time as any to look at what the previous three Doctors in the revived Doctor Who have been up to since leaving the show. Continue reading
It was only last May that the final episode of Saved by the Bell had its 20th anniversary, but to me, it feels like it was just yesterday. Okay, okay, so I wasn’t even alive when the last episode aired. However, I grew up watching this early ‘90s show, swooning over Zack Morris and daydreaming of the day I’d be able to attend Bayside High School. I’m honestly surprised that I didn’t show up on my first day of freshman year in a full-on-Lisa-Turtle-approved ensemble; that’s how much I was convinced Bayside was the standard for what high school would be like. Now, I’ve moved on to using Saved by the Bell: The College Years as a guideline to tackling university, but what am I going to do once I graduate? It’s a moment like this that I have to know: just what happened to my beloved Bayside Class of 1993? Though I’ll never get an answer, I DO know what happened to the cast that brought them to life. Continue reading