Monday, August 28, 2017

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) 25th Anniversary

Six years ago, back during my original article series 35 Years of David Lynch, I wrote a review and write-up on Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), in which I argued that Fire Walk with Me was due for a serious reevaluation by critics and that a positive step in that direction would be a Criterion Collection Release of the film. My dreams have come true and Criterion has announced such a release on Blu-Ray this October 17, 2017, featuring a newly forged 4K master film transfer supervised by David Lynch and number of retrospective featurettes and interviews.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Happy Birthday Alicia Witt!

Happy Birthday Alicia Witt! Some attentive viewers of The Walking Dead (2010-Present) might remember her as the memorable Savior Paula, whose interactions with Rick's group led Carol on a season-long attempt at pacifism to avoid fighting in the impending war with Negan.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Team Snow vs. White Walkers in Fan-Made Game of Thrones Trailer!

"We come from the land of the ice and snow, from the midnight sun where the hot springs blow...." A fitting description of Jon Snow and his relatives, the Starks of Winterfell from Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song, which features prominently in a new Game of Thrones fan-made trailer by video editor Nick Growall.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Late Night Twin Peaks Parody!

Late Night with Seth Meyers has some fun pretending to make a talk show inside Twin Peak's famous Red Room, and it is surprisingly funny and engaging. I know this is a joke, but I want an actual talk show like this now. Along with the recent WWE parody, it looks like parodying David Lynch and Mark Frost's surreal masterpiece is all the fashion nowadays and we Peakers should revel in every glorious moment of it.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

David Lynch: The Art Life (2016)

David Lynch: The Art Life (2016), originally Kickstarted with the working title, "Lynch 3," is a highly anticipated documentary years in the making. It demonstrates David Lynch's typical daily routine as a painter and is packed full of interesting anecdotes from his early life and development into the artist he is today. It is a worthwhile viewing experience for anyone deeply interested in David Lynch's work in films and television and would likely interest anyone who has ever seriously contemplated transitioning into a full-time, professional artist.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Frank Herbert Interview on Dune's Origins

Frank Herbert is a fascinating man who lived a full and interesting life, so whether you agree with his viewpoints or not, you can enjoy him explaining the origin for many of his ideas. If this rare interview with Frank Herbert teaches us nothing, it is that he was likely a lot of fun to talk to and debate with on a variety of challenging topics. And now that Dune is being brought to life again in a new screen adaptation, it is worth taking a look at those ideas again.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Dr. Jacoby is a Dancing Magician

Sometimes us young whippersnappers forget that the old people of today use to be young yesterday, and a healthy number of them were remarkable in their prime. Well, the pop culture of the internet received a good-spirited jolt to remember one of the most remarkable performers in the world is still with us, the amazing Russ Tamblyn.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Fan Short Film: The Summer House at Pearl Lakes

An excellent fan-made short film by Thor Amli about Leland Palmer's summer up at Pearl Lakes as a little boy when he met BOB for the first time. "Do you want to play with fire, little boy?" It makes me wish The Return spent a little bit of time establishing some flashbacks to set up the conflict with BOB over the decades.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Dark Tower (2017)

Stephen King's beloved novel series is brought to startling life with some remarkably great performances for a strangely fun, raw, and engaging film in The Dark Tower (2017). Although this film is getting savaged with negative reviews from critics, I cannot help but think they are looking beyond the mark here. This is a truly great Summer action blockbuster and a surprisingly emotional fantasy story wrapped up into a unique cinematic experience.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

WWE Twin Peaks Parody!

If you thought the cultural impact of Twin Peaks is a thing of the past, then just tune in to the WWE to be proven wrong. Sometimes you just need to get silly and integrate Twin Peaks into your story any way possible, especially in pro wrestling. Be prepared to enter the Black Lodge with the WWE in this humorous parody.