In anticipation of 12/21/12, this past year saw a return of the doomsday film. Melancholia was an okay end-of-the-world movie, but for this fan, it was not a very good Lars Von Trier film. Perhaps a third viewing is in order.
It's just been announced that Fox will stop the clock on 24 from ticking any more, and not even Jack Bauer can prevent this tragedy. But something tells me Jack is not the type to retire quietly. He'll be back. That's who he is.