Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Twin Peaks and the Metaphysics of Evil


Well, after 27 years of waiting and a good 18 months of hype it's finally here.
 
Showtime aired the two-hour Twin Peaks reboot premiere and posted the first four episodes (the premiere was broken in two) online. I binged the first three as soon as they went up and the last episode the following morning.

My first impression? Ye gods, it's weird.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Covenant & the Cargo Cult: Hollywood Babylon


Several years ago I blogged on the Oscars and the enigma of the Hollywood and Highland complex they're held in, specifically the very odd presence of the Babylon Gate, recreated from DW Griffith's epic flop, Intolerance


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Alien: Covenant and the Hollywood Cargo Cult, Pt. 1


Sir Ridley Scott's long-awaited prequel to Prometheus opened this week in certain countries and is set to open in America next week. For those waiting for a continuation of the storyline from the last movie- when crew member Elizabeth Shaw and the head of android David taking off to invade the Engineer homeworld- well, I hate to say it but you're out of luck.


Sunday, May 07, 2017

Reel Paganism: The "Folk Horror" Revival


Ah, those Years of Seven. We looked at the significant anniversaries in the World of Weird this Year of Seven is marking, from Heaven's Gate and the Phoenix Lights to the Harmonic Convergence to the releases of Star Wars and Close Encounters of the First Kind.