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Monday, September 27, 2004

Tonight's favourite movie knock-off:

So I was watching the season premiere of Smallville. Clark Kent's been gone for months, and he returned, all re-programed into Mr. Ultimate Kryptonian Warrior. Because he's been all reprogrammed, he now has the one superpower they've been avoiding in the show: flight. So, when we see Clark take off for the first time, what FX shot do they rip off?

Remember the flight effects in The Matrix Reloaded? How the ground would ripple beneath Neo's feet, and it would go into bullet-time and the camera would pan around him before he took off like a shot? Well, they used that shot, almost exactly, to show Clark Kent taking flight.

And the big news of the night: on the fiftieth anniversary episode of The Tonight Show, Jay Leno announced that he'll be calling it quits in 5 years. And he already named his successor: Conan O'Brien. Leno said that he's announcing all this now to try to avoid the nastiness he went through with David Letterman when Johnny Carson couldn't choose a successor.

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