The new season of Twin Peaks will be twice as many episodes

The new season of Twin Peaks will be twice as many episodes

With David Lynch back on board, production for the new season of Twin Peaks is full steam ahead. Correspondingly, we’ve received new details on what to expect.

For one, the show’s third season will span 18 episodes, double the amount than previously announced. Some fans have speculated that the number of episodes was one of Lynch’s main points of conflict with Showtime, which will be airing the revived series.

Additionally, Angelo Badalamenti is confirmed to be scoring the new episodes. The American composer created the music for the first two seasons of the show in addition to other Lynch projects such as Blue Velvet.

Also of note: Twin Peaks will be filmed in North Bend and Snoqualmie, Washington, including Double R Diner, which is being restored specifically for the series.

These revelations were made by cast members y Sherilyn Fenn and Sheryl Lee during a Twin Peaks panel at Crypticon in Seattle.

Hollow Sunshine Premiere New Album, ‘Bring Gold’

Hollow Sunshine Premiere New Album, ‘Bring Gold’

ypesD4ceqXWbwoe_uDDgB2irtPF02b8Hdh2NfL_tZuBbQh9Eh2wVJiOIHCakZQxzpIybANoQpYltNJ0=w1381-h601Hollow Sunshine will release their new album, ‘Bring Gold,’ on May 26 via Iron Pier. In anticipation, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere the entire album stream right here, right now. Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!

To get ‘Bring Gold,’ visit their webstore. For more on Hollow Sunshine, follow them on Facebook.

 

Hollow Sunshine Premiere New Album, ‘Bring Gold’

Hollow Sunshine Premiere New Album, ‘Bring Gold’

ypesD4ceqXWbwoe_uDDgB2irtPF02b8Hdh2NfL_tZuBbQh9Eh2wVJiOIHCakZQxzpIybANoQpYltNJ0=w1381-h601Hollow Sunshine will release their new album, ‘Bring Gold,’ on May 26 via Iron Pier. In anticipation, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere the entire album stream right here, right now. Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!

To get ‘Bring Gold,’ visit their webstore. For more on Hollow Sunshine, follow them on Facebook.

 

Sarah Michelle Gellar Posts Reunion Selfie with Former ‘Buffy’ Co-Star Alyson Hannigan

Sarah Michelle Gellar Posts Reunion Selfie with Former ‘Buffy’ Co-Star Alyson Hannigan

It’s a ‘Buffy’ reunion! Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alyson Hannigan pose for a cute photo.

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Film Review: The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)

Film Review: The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)

One of the few strengths of The Human Centipede franchise has been writer/director Tom Six’s willingness to experiment with genre. The first installment was a competently made body horror film, part two was full-on exploitation, and with part three, we get an unabashed satire.

Just look at the plot details. Dieter Laser plays Bill Boss, the warden of George H.W. Bush Prison, a maximum-security joint suffering from a punishing desert heatwave and severe overcrowding. Boss’ increasingly sadistic methods of torture (fractured limbs, boiling hot waterboarding, then castration) aren’t enough to deter his inmates from misbehaving, so he eventually takes the advice of his accountant (and fan of the first two Human Centipede films), Dwight (Laurence R. Harvey), and has the prisoners sewn anus-to-mouth in a giant 500-person chain. Besides freeing up space in the prison, the punishment will hopefully scare would-be criminals across America from ever committing a crime.

To its credit, Final Sequence has a lot of comedic potential. For one, the script posits that the first two films exist only as films (like part two, it opens with Harvey watching some of Six’s footage), with each of their respective villains once again playing the lead roles here. Six even pops up as himself at one point to give Bill and Dwight his blessing for using his idea. All of these metafictional devices point to a thesis that, for all their grossness, the Human Centipede movies are just movies — nothing more. Anyone who gets offended by their ludicrous plots, as so many people have, may be taking themselves too seriously.

The problem? The shit (both metaphorical and literal) just isn’t funny, although it certainly could be. In the right hands, Final Sequence could be a seriously twisted take on Hogan’s Heroes. You’ve got the fascist (and German) prison overlord, his portly (and mustachioed) right-hand man, and even the buxom blonde secretary (Bree Olson). Harvey and Olson both have a grasp on the speed and mugging required to mine the darkest of laughs from such a cruel scenario, but Laser — so magnetic as Dr. Josef Heiter in the first film — never finds the right balance of pace, stoicism, and mania to make Bill Boss even remotely watchable. Instead, he screams every line with a slow awkwardness that would put Tommy Wiseau to shame, never chewing up the scenery as much as rolling it around in his mouth until it’s cold and flavorless.

In addition to its sluggish failure at comedy, Final Sequence doesn’t even work as a gore fest. Love ’em or hate ’em, the first two films at least succeeded as torture porn (if that’s your thing), but the third doesn’t get to the centipede business until the last 15 minutes of its 102-minute runtime. That’s because, for some reason, Bill Boss disregards Dwight’s suggestions of creating the eponymous nightmare creature for the first three-fourths of the story. But why? Boss is exaggeratedly sadistic from the get-go — sexually abusing Daisy, keeping a jar of dried African clitorises on his desk as snacks, and constantly abusing his prisoners with the aforementioned punishments. Why does he need convincing to subject them to more torture and coprophagia?

Even when we do get to that money shot from the poster, we don’t see much else. A doctor creates the centipede, Bill Boss shows it to Six and the visiting Governor Hughes (Eric Roberts), everyone reacts to it in predictable ways, and that’s about it. Human Centipede 3 isn’t offensive because it’s shocking — it’s offensive because it’s boring.

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Friday Night Lights: Memorial Day Marathon

Friday Night Lights: Memorial Day Marathon
The Emmy and Peabody Award winning ensemble drama, Friday Night Lights begins airing on Memorial Day, May 25, with a special kickoff marathon of the series, presented by Ram Trucks and hosted by country sensation, football lover and Redneck Island co-host Jessie James Decker. The day-long event begins with the CMT premiere of the Friday… Friday Night Lights: Memorial Day Marathon”>Read more »