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It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2010 by xymarla

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YAY! James Gunn’s Super has a release date and new photos. It feels like I’ve been waiting for this shit FOREVER. (Read my review of Gunn’s Slither here.)

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Sorta maybe almost-definite confirmation that Ian McKellan will return as Gandalf in The Hobbit. He had fucking BETTER. Just finished re-reading The Hobbit and I’m ready for this movie to get itself rolling already. Even though it will be shot in tiresome 3D.

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Nice! Leland Palmer/Ray Wise has been cast in Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class as the Secretary of the State. (Read my reviews of Vaughn’s Kick-Ass here and Ray Wise in Twin Peaks here.) Continue reading

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Why Twin Peaks Is the Greatest Show in the History of Television

Posted in A+ Review, Random Tidbits, Television Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2010 by xymarla

Twenty years and one week ago, Mark Frost and David Lynch’s Twin Peaks premiered on ABC and changed television forever. I was eight years old and only peripherally aware of the revolutionary series. I recall watching an early ep and feeling strangely drawn to it, but being tied to the TV whims of my parents, I never saw another episode until college—at which point I became completely consumed and have cycled through the series on a continual loop ever since.

Other, more intelligent writers than I have expounded on what makes Twin Peaks so brilliant, so compelling, so avant-garde and yet so timeless. I’m a shallow lady, however, indulging in shallow delights, and so will merely present to you my superficial reasons that Twin Peaks is the Greatest Show In the History of Television.

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