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This Week’s Twin Peeks BLACULA/SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM $17.98-24.97; PG A wonderful Blu-Ray pairing of two of our favorite ’70s stinkers! William Marshal stars, of course, as Blacula, a former African prince bitten by Dracula (Louisville-lad Charles Macaulay who appeared in over 80 movies and TV shows before his death in 1999), cursed to forever search … Continued

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THIS WEEK’S TWIN PEEKS CENK BATU: UNDERCOVER AGENT 2012; $39.98; UR Many of America’s longest-running police-procedurals – “CSI”, “Law & Order”, etc. – are actually inspired-by/ripped-off-from even longer-running European franchises, such as Germany’s “Tatort”, which has been spawning terrific TV since 1970. “Cenk Batu” is their latest, the ongoing adventures of a brilliant detective/analyst (emotive … Continued

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This Week’s Twin Peeks BIRDMAN 2014; $24.98-39.98; R This Michael Keaton vehicle is flush with Oscar buzz, with the former Batman portrayer playing an actor trying to rebuild his family and career decades after portraying a movie superhero. He’s bet the farm on an original Broadway play, serving as writer, director, star and co-producer along … Continued

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This Week’s Twin Peeks NIGHTCRAWLER 2014; $22.98; R This made a big splash at the theaters, largely because of star Jake Gyllenhaal, who begins as an ordinary young man, desperately seeking not just employment but a career. That’s when he stumbles into the dark world of crime journalism. To succeed he must out-muscle and out-sleaze … Continued

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This Week’s Twin Peeks SEX[ED]: THE MOVIE 2014; $24.95; UR A fun, funny and very enlightened doc on how we all got so screwed up. America’s first attempts at teaching each other about sex began in the early 1900s, though it wasn’t so much a social education as socially-acceptable misinformation. Since that day we really … Continued

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This Week’s Twin Peeks FURY 2014; $22.98; R We won’t go so far as to call this Brad Pitt WWII tank-tale a misfire, but it did seem an odd entry at theaters for late October. Pitt is the commander of a Sherman tank with Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman among his 4-man crew. After some … Continued

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This Week’s Twin Peeks THE BOX TROLLS 2014; $33.98; PG Regular readers know that we are unabashed loons for stop-motion animation – and this screwy fable has certainly raised that bar to new heights! In a sort-of-Victorian village, babbling creatures dressed in old cardboard boxes emerge at dusk to gather scraps of machinery and new, … Continued

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This Week’s Twin Peeks NON NON BIYORI 2013; $34.98-59.98; UR This week we present a contrast in “fan service”: a term suggesting the level of nudity, sex, violence and gore in Japanese animated offerings. “Biyori” is a perfect example of the “slice of life” genre: With no fan-service, it is the simple, ongoing tale of … Continued

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This Week’s Twin Peeks BOYHOOD 2014; $25.98; R A lot has been made of writer/director Richard Linklater’s impossible technique – filming the adolescence of a young boy by adding a few minutes of film every year for 12 years – but even without that gimmick, this would have been an amazing movie. Ellar Coltrane stars … Continued

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Bill here. Dave and I took the wives to see Counting Crows last week, where Dave caught the flu. I contend he caught it sniffing up that redhead in the tubetop. Doesn’t matter. According to him, it’s all just dreadful. What a drama queen. To help, I mixed up some homemade Tamiflu from stuff I … Continued