Thoughts on Twin Peaks Season 3

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After twenty-five years, Twin Peaks made it back on the air. After having originally aired it’s first two seasons on CBS, the show has moved to that stations cable affiliate, Showtime. What this meant for the show is that Twin Peaks would be closer to David Lynch’s personal vision than it would resemble the TV show people loved. The break in fandoms happened after the release of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, and I think that film helped prepare people to be ready for what was in store. You can still never be ready for a Lynch project, and I still am trying to wrap my head around what I’ve witnessed. Here are some of my thoughts, in brief, about the new season. This article assumes the reader is caught up on season three, or in other words, there are spoilers below. Continue reading

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Lost Highway (1997)

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Lost Highway is a fever dream of a film that concerns a jazz musician named Fred Madison (Bill Pullman, Independence Day, Spaceballs) who’s life spirals downhill after receiving a strange message telling him “Dick Laurent is dead”. Shortly thereafter he’s convicted for the murder of his wife Renee (Patricia Arquette, A Nightmare on Elm St. 3, Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure). Somehow, while in prison, he transforms into a young man named Pete Dayton (Balthazar Getty, Natural Born Killers, Ladder 49) and is released. Pete falls in love with a mafioso’s dame (also played by Patricia Arquette) and the downward spiral begins a new.

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“The Secret History of Twin Peaks”, A Novel by Mark Frost.

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The Secret History of Twin Peaks, written by Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost was released last Fall in anticipation for the show’s then upcoming triumphant return, which started this past May on cable network Showtime. The Secret History of Twin Peaks comes pre-packaged in the mythology of Twin Peaks. The forward, written by FBI director Gordon Cole, describes that this document was written by someone named “The Archivist”, who has taken it upon himself to compile a history of the mysterious events that have been happening in the town. Gordon has assigned the document to be investigated by a yet unnamed FBI agent. Continue reading

October Horror Movie a Day Challenge, Day 3: Ravenous (1999)

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Capt. John Boyd (Guy Pearce, Memento, L.A. Confidential) is fresh off a winning battle in the Mexican – American war.  His commanding officer knows that Capt. Boyd’s win was lacking to say the least.  Sent to a remote outpost, Boyd finds himself in a new kind of battle that will cost him his humanity after they are set upon by a charismatic cannibal named Ives (Robert Carlyle, Once Upon A Time, 28 Weeks Later).  Continue reading

O.H.M.A.D. 2015 Day 20: Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

freddys_dead_ver2_xlgI grew up in the hey-day of Freddy’s reign of cinematic terror.  Despite being in R rated films, the guy was very much marketed towards children, with 900 numbers to hear scary stories (with parents permission, lol) plush dolls, and trading cards.  It was absolutely reprehensible and irresponsible, but I loved it.  When they started advertised Freddy’s Dead in my local arcade I was extremely excited and as somehow able to talk my dad to take me and my best friend to go see it on opening night.  This was an amazing experience for my ten year old self, especially with the 3D finale. Although I liked Freddy’s Dead in 1991, time has hardened my opinion of this film. Continue reading

O.H.M.A.D. 4: The Hidden (1987)

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This is one of my favorite movies from when I was a kid.  When I saw it for sale at a used DVD store  a couple months ago, I instantly snapped it up.  It didn’t strike me until I started watching it, that unlike a lot of movies I liked as a kid that this one still actually holds up and there was never a doubt in my mind that it wouldn’t.  Twenty-six years after it’s release, the movie still rocks!  The film is a low-budget action/sci-fi flick (yes, I’m playing fast and loose with my criteria for O.H.M.A.D) which is about a cop named Tom Beck (Micheal Nouri, Flashdance, Touched By An Angel) who is trying to wrap his head around a string of cases of normal people turning into vicious criminals.  He is aided in his quest by enigmatic F.B.I. agent Lloyd Gallagher (Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet) who tries to convince him of the truth — all of the recent psychopathic activity is actually an evil entity from another planet! Continue reading

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