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"Twin Peaks," Episode 12 Recap: Next Stop, Wendy's

  • MUBI
Twin Peaks Recap is a weekly column by Keith Uhlich covering David Lynch and Mark Frost's limited, 18-episode continuation of the Twin Peaks television series.It's great to be in the know. To have a moment (hopefully more than one) when the veil drops and, per that old song, the mysteries of love (of life) come clear. Part 12 of Mark Frost and David Lynch's revived Twin Peaks opens with just such a scene, as FBI Agent Tammy Preston (Chrysta Bell) is initiated into the Blue Rose Task Force by her superiors Albert Rosenfield (Miguel Ferrer) and Gordon Cole (Lynch). The references Albert drops—to things like "Project Blue Book" and to people like "Chet Desmond"—will be familiar to any Peaks obsessive who has pored over the original series, the Fire Walk with Me movie, or Frost's 2016 tie-in novel The Secret History of Twin Peaks. But remember that
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‘Twin Peaks’: Naomi Watts Reunited With David Lynch After 15 Years, And It Was An Acting Powerhouse

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‘Twin Peaks’: Naomi Watts Reunited With David Lynch After 15 Years, And It Was An Acting Powerhouse
Four episodes in to “Twin Peaks: The Return” and one thing has become quite clear: David Lynch and Mark Frost are having no problem delivering some of the series’ most memorable scenes to date. From those vicious glass box murders to Agent Cooper, dazed from spending 25 years in the Black Lodge, making a fortune off slot machines at a Las Vegas casino (“Helloooo!” is already an instant classic “Twin Peaks” quote), the series is operating at the height of its powers right now. But while the revival has been an embarrassment of riches from scene to scene, one moment that has gotten lost in the conversation is the introduction of Janey-e Jones in Episode 4.

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’ Episode 4 is a Gift Filled with Answers — and A Warning About Wanting More

It’s frankly quite strange more people aren’t talking about Janey-e. The character is played by none
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‘Twin Peaks’: Naomi Watts Reunited With David Lynch After 15 Years, And It Was An Acting Powerhouse

‘Twin Peaks’: Naomi Watts Reunited With David Lynch After 15 Years, And It Was An Acting Powerhouse
Four episodes in to “Twin Peaks: The Return” and one thing has become quite clear: David Lynch and Mark Frost are having no problem delivering some of the series’ most memorable scenes to date. From those vicious glass box murders to Agent Cooper, dazed from spending 25 years in the Black Lodge, making a fortune off slot machines at a Las Vegas casino (“Helloooo!” is already an instant classic “Twin Peaks” quote), the series is operating at the height of its powers right now. But while the revival has been an embarrassment of riches from scene to scene, one moment that has gotten lost in the conversation is the introduction of Janey-e Jones in Episode 4.

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’ Episode 4 is a Gift Filled with Answers — and A Warning About Wanting More

It’s frankly quite strange more people aren’t talking about Janey-e. The character is played by none
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What's Up, Doc? Our 10 favourite bunnies on film

  • Cineplex
What's Up, Doc? Our 10 favourite bunnies on filmWhat's Up, Doc? Our 10 favourite bunnies on filmAdriana Floridia4/14/2017 9:00:00 Am

With Easter approaching this weekend, there is no better time to spread some love for our favourite bunnies.

Bunnies have made a major impression on film. Some of the most iconic cartoon characters we know and cherish are fun-loving bunnies. You can usually find them chomping on carrots, being unusually tardy, and a lot of the time they're up to no good.

As adorable as some of our favourite bunnies are, there have also been many instances where bunnies have given us nightmares, but it doesn't mean we have any less love for them.

Whether they're being creepy, sly, or sweet, here are ten of the best bunnies to hop, jump, and skip across the silver screen. Check out the list below!

Judy Hopps, Zootopia (2016)

The most inspirational bunny on this list,
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What's Up, Doc? Our 10 favourite bunnies on film

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What's Up, Doc? Our 10 favourite bunnies on filmWhat's Up, Doc? Our 10 favourite bunnies on filmAdriana Floridia4/14/2017 9:00:00 Am

With Easter approaching this weekend, there is no better time to spread some love for our favourite bunnies.

Bunnies have made a major impression on film. Some of the most iconic cartoon characters we know and cherish are fun-loving bunnies. You can usually find them chomping on carrots, being unusually tardy, and a lot of the time they're up to no good.

As adorable as some of our favourite bunnies are, there have also been many instances where bunnies have given us nightmares, but it doesn't mean we have any less love for them.

Whether they're being creepy, sly, or sweet, here are ten of the best bunnies to hop, jump, and skip across the silver screen. Check out the list below!

Judy Hopps, Zootopia (2016)

The most inspirational bunny on this list,
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Watch: 4-Minute Tribute To David Lynch's Masterful Film Work

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Vimeo-er Alex Kalogeropoulos’s series, “Cinemasters,” is described as focusing “on film's most prominent and influential auteurs, past and present. Their achievements in directing simply cannot be outmatched and their influence on the art of cinema will forever be existent.” It is in no way surprising, then, that his sophomore episode is devoted to none other than David Lynch. A comprehensive effort, Kalogeropoulos’s supercut includes every Lynch feature (with the exception of 2002’s “Rabbits”—one some might classify as such), though he purposefully omits the director’s shorts and television output. Lynch fans will effortlessly spot the man’s cinematic feats, such as “Eraserhead,” “The Elephant Man,” “Blue Velvet,” and “Mulholland Drive.” And (no less important) no David Lynch supercut without “Dune,” “Wild at Heart,” “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me,” “Lost Highway,” or “Inland Empire.” Among Lynch’s cinematography (and the movies featured in Kalogeropoulos’s supercut), only “The.
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VOD: David Lynch’s surreal sitcom/web series is back online for your viewing pleasure

Originally consisting of a series of eight short episodes shown exclusively on David Lynch’s website, Rabbits was eventually taken down and not available to watch anywhere until it was recently released on DVD in the Lime Green Set, a collection of Lynch’s films, in a re-edited four-episode version. If you can’t afford the 10-disk collection, you can now watch a low-res version of the horror-comedy on YouTube.

Rabbits” marked an early venture into the web series genre for the director and some footage of the rabbits was later reused in Lynch’s Inland Empire. This surreal “sitcom” features three humanoid rabbits played by Mulholland Drive cast members Scott Coffey, Laura Elena Harring and Naomi Watts whose disjointed conversations are interrupted by a laugh track.

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The original score was composed by regular Lynch collaborator Angelo Badalamenti, but there’s an alternative, improvised soundtrack developed and performed at (but
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David Lynch cooking up another feature film, says Laura Dern

David Lynch cooking up another feature film, says Laura Dern
Laura Dern has hinted that David Lynch is planning a return to feature filmmaking.

The director has not directed a feature since 2006's Inland Empire, in which Dern starred as an actress who loses her mind in the course of seeking a comeback role.

"I will be working with David Lynch when I'm 80," Dern promised. "He is cooking, he's cooking up trouble, and I will be part of that trouble.

"He's the consummate renaissance man, he just makes art wherever he can get his hands on it. But film, ultimately, I know is his great love, and I think he will always circle back to it. He's definitely cooking."

In recent years Lynch has embraced the internet as a mode of distribution, producing a series of short films including 2002's Rabbits and DumbLand.

"Even if I had a big idea, the world is different now," Lynch said of his future as a director last year.
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Revisiting Lynch – Part Six: Inland Empire, Unmade Projects and Crazy Clown Time

  • HeyUGuys
In the early part of this century, Lynch spent a lot of time putting together his website David Lynch.com. Embracing the internet and the opportunities his own website afforded him, Lynch would make his own shorts available via this medium as well as the weird sitcom Rabbits and animated series Dumbland. Lynch also branched out into coffee sales as his own brand was launched and available through the website. His next film was an even more polarising and baffling effort than anything he had previously made.

Inland Empire (2006)

Financed completely independently and filmed over a period of two years on new digital HD camera’s Inland Empire was initially a collection of scenes cobbled together from both Lynch’s own website (the Rabbits shorts) and scenes he would film with Laura Dern. Eventually the project started to take on some form of narrative plot and Lynch filmed scenes involving
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Revisiting Lynch – Part Five: Going Straight to Mulholland Drive

  • HeyUGuys
For his next trick David Lynch changed tack and shifted gears completely to tell the true story of Alvin Straight, a man who travelled across America to visit his estranged and ailing brother…on a lawnmower. The film was made independently based on a screenplay from Lynch’s frequent collaborator Mary Sweeney and even filmed chronologically along the route that Straight took from Iowa to Wisconsin.

After a successful debut at Cannes, the film was picked up by Walt Disney Pictures for distribution. In a case of art imitating life imitating art, Richard Farnsworth who played the title role was stricken with bone cancer during filming and so much of the frailty he exhibits on screen is in fact real. The following year Farnsworth would tragically commit suicide aged 80.

The Straight Story (1999)

At the time, people were puzzled as to Lynch’s decision to direct this film. The film is
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Robot Chicken Season Five

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As is the new habit in basic cable, the Cartoon Network split the current season of its hilarious Robot Chicken into two halves, airing the first part of the fifth season late last year and then, a few weeks ago kicking off the second season. Where they didn’t follow the script was releasing Robot Chicken Season 5 on DVD just days after the second half debuted October 23.

All 20 episodes are included and I am late in bringing this to your attention because I have been savoring the installments, catching up on what has aired, and working ahead. The show, from co-creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, available on Blu-ray and standard DVD in separate packages. And as has become their wont, there are hours of bonus features, some exclusive to the Blu-ray edition, which was not sent for review.

Last year, the show won a much-deserved Emmy Award for Outstanding
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DVD Review: Kaboom

Kaboom ***

Stars: Thomas Dekker, Juno Temple, Chris Zylka, Haley Bennett, Roxanne Mesquida | Written and Directed by Gregg Araki

“It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine” sang Michael Stipe in one of Rem’s less irritating songs. That’s an apt line to describe Gregg Araki’s new film Kaboom, a sci-fi teen comedy above which hangs the vague threat of nuclear annihilation.

It follows Smith (Dekker) an 18 year old “sexually undecided” college student who lusts after his buff blonde surfer dude roommate Thor (Zylka). But while his fantasies about Thor go unfulfilled, he’s still getting sex from a straight-talking, sarcasm-spewing British girl called London (Temple) and hooks up with a gay guy while sunbathing nude on the beach. Meanwhile, Smith’s sardonic lesbian best friend Stella (Bennett) has embarked upon a relationship with Lorelei (Mesquida) who she suspects is a witch.
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Review: Kaboom

Kaboom ***

Stars: Thomas Dekker, Juno Temple, Chris Zylka, Haley Bennett, Roxanne Mesquida | Written and Directed by Gregg Araki

“It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine” sang Michael Stipe in one of Rem’s less irritating songs. That’s an apt line to describe Gregg Araki’s new film Kaboom, a sci-fi teen comedy above which hangs the vague threat of nuclear annihilation.

It follows Smith (Dekker) an 18 year old “sexually undecided” college student who lusts after his buff blonde surfer dude roommate Thor (Zylka). But while his fantasies about Thor go unfulfilled, he’s still getting sex from a straight-talking, sarcasm-spewing British girl called London (Temple) and hooks up with a gay guy while sunbathing nude on the beach. Meanwhile, Smith’s sardonic lesbian best friend Stella (Bennett) has embarked upon a relationship with Lorelei (Mesquida) who she suspects is a witch.
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David Lynch Releases His First Electronic Single on iTunes

Director David Lynch has signed on to UK indie label Sunday Best Recordings to release his first original electronic single “Good Day Today”.

The filmmaker is no stranger to creating music. While this may be his first original single, he has created music in the past for his films Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Mulholland Drive and Rabbits. He has also produced and written lyrics for Julee Cruise’s first two albums, “Floating Into the Night” and “The Voice of Love”.

The electronic single “Good Day Today,” will be backed with a narcotic blues track “I Know,” and will be as an exclusive release via iTunes.

In the press release Rod da Bank of Sunday Best Recording had this to say, “If I hadn’t just pinched myself, I’d swear I was dreaming that we’re actually putting out a record by David Lynch,” Sunday
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David Lynch Releases First Electronic Single “Good Day Today” on iTunes

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Director David Lynch (Blue Velvet) has released his first original electronic single “Good Day Today”, backed with the narcotic blues track “I Know”, on iTunes. Lynch has signed the track to UK indie label Sunday Best Recordings. Sunday Best has commissioned a set of remixes of “Good Day Today” set for release in January.

While this is Lynch’s first original electronic single, the legendary filmmaker has been creating music for decades. He composed bits of music for Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Mulholland Drive, and Rabbits. He also produced and wrote lyrics for Julee Cruise’s first two albums, “Floating Into the Night” and “The Voice of Love”. Lynch recently collaborated on the album “Dark Knight of the Soul” with Sparklehouse and Danger Mouse. Click here to go buy “Good Day Today” on iTunes and hit the jump for the full press release.

Here’s
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Lynch’s new film: an “abstract” documentary

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For the coffee drinking, cherry pie eating, chicken dancing fans of David Lynch everywhere, the announcement of his return to film making should be a glorious one. Yet, as always with the eccentric maestro, there is something of a catch.

The last decade has been a quiet one in the way of film work for David Lynch. Not that he hasn’t kept busy – aside from maintaining his web-site, working on shorts such as Rabbits and the animated Dumbland, adverts for Gucci, music videos for Moby, an exhibition in Paris and a transcendental book called “Catching The Big Fish”, Lynch has kept his fans updated with weather reports and his embracing of Twitter micro-blogging. But, in the way of films, the big-haired auteur’s output has been scant. After re-tooling Mullholland Drive from what was to be a pilot episode for a TV series, the creator of Twin Peaks has
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Directors of the Decade: David Lynch

Robert here, continuing my series of the directors that shaped the past 10 years (Enjoy the first two installments on Scorsese and Bahrani) . The most important directors of the past 10 years aren’t always the most prolific, though this series will require a director to have released at least 2 films. Not to mention some of those featured here may be love ‘em or hate ‘em choices. Something tells me, this weeks entry is one such man: David Lynch.

Number of Films: Two.

Modern Masterpieces: I’m going to go ahead and suggest that both Mulholland Dr. and Inland Empire qualify.

Total Disasters: Though you may feel that both Mulholland Drive and Inland Empire fall here.

Better than you remember: And if you do think that, may I suggest you place them here.

Awards: Nominated for a Best Director Oscar for Mulholland Drive. Won Best Director in Cannes for that same film.
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List: 2008's Most Covetable DVD Box Sets

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By Matt Singer and Alison Willmore

DVD box sets remain the go-to gift for any film fan in your life -- they come in a range of sizes and prices, so that you can scale up or down depending on how much you like the recipient, and this time of year they're often discounted for last-minute holiday shoppers (and those treating themselves to a present). Here are the new or revamped box sets from 2008 that we've been eyeing:

Mystery Science Theater 3000 20th Anniversary Edition

Shout Factory, $59.99

"Mystery Science Theater 3000"'s inaugural release from Shout Factory (after many years and discs with Rhino Records) celebrates the show's 20th anniversary with a spiffy box set featuring four never-released-to-dvd episodes: "Werewolf" (with the "great" Joe Estevez), "Future War," "First Spaceship on Venus" and the long-awaited and highly coveted "Laserblast," the final episode on Comedy Central. The set also includes an 80-minute documentary on the show's MSTory,
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