Category Archives: Weekly Recap
You may have noticed that I am more than a little excited for tonight’s Twin Peaks revival. It’s not just because Twin Peaks was my favorite TV show for a short while. There are plenty of TV shows that I liked that I don’t want to see brought back for more. But Twin Peaks was different. Not only was the show revolutionary, but it also became a cautionary tale. The creators of shows which were inspired by David Lynch were quick to point out that they would not fall into the same traps as Twin Peaks did. If someone said a show was pulling a Twin Peaks, they typically meant that the writers were jerking the audience around. That the story hadn’t been properly plotted out in advance and was being made up on the fly. The creators of Lost were quick to claim that they weren’t pulling a Twin Peaks although arguably the ending up doing exactly that.
My point is that Twin Peaks wasn’t just a great TV show. It was also a show that squandered it potential. As a fan, I have spent the last twenty-five years thinking about what might have been if only David Lynch and Mark Frost had been more involved in the show’s second season or if ABC hadn’t sentenced the show to death on Saturday nights or forced Lynch to reveal the show’s central secret before he was ready to do so. Starting tonight, Twin Peaks has a shot at redemption. That doesn’t mean tying up the series in a big bright bow. If you’re a Lynch fan, you know better than to expect something like that. But hopefully this third season will bring closure to something that was at its best strange and wonderful.
Speaking of which, it’s been another strange and wonderful week here at Le Blog. Why don’t you grab a damn fine cup of joe and enjoy the weekly recap
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. Hope you are enjoying your day. As the site’s gift to you, I have compiled the mother of all weekly recaps. Tell dad to take care of the kids and get dinner ready while you enjoy this summary of the week’s activity her at Le Blog. Which will probably be brief because I have to take care of the kids and get dinner ready.
During the first week of May, we celebrated National Star Wars day. This year is a special one for middle-aged nerds like myself as it is the 40th anniversary of the release of the original movie (not A New Hope. Never A New Hope. It was Star Wars, George. Just Star Wars.) If you were around at the time, you remember that Star Wars was everywhere in 1977. It turned pop culture on its ear. Bill Murray played memorable tribute to the John Williams score with his lounge singer character, Nick. Murray made the Star Wars theme singable when he put lyrics to the music. Last year, when The Force Awakens mined the original movie for inspiration, cast member Oscar Isaac revisited Murray’s lyrics with an updated accoustic version of the song. Here it is for your enjoyment. Sing along as we dig into this week’s recap.
In the new movie, The Circle, Tom Hanks was watching Emma Watson’s every move. But audiences weren’t. The movie opened in a disappointing fourth place at the box office. But hey, there’s always Beauty and the Beast 2, right? Observant readers may have noticed that today isn’t Sunday. A busy weekend and a sick kid pushed this week’s recap back a day. I’m a day late and possibly a dollar short. Let me check my pocket for change. In the meanwhile, here’s your recap of last week’s coverage here at Le Blog.
Today is the last day to grab a Unicorn Frappuccino at your local Starbucks. For the unaware, this colorful frozen drink is a promotional product which has become an internet sensation. Starbuck unleashed this fruity, pixie-dusted, sweet-and-sour beverage on an unsuspecting public for less than a week. The resulting feeding frenzy lead to many locations selling out of the ingredients necessary to make the drink. On Friday night, I was informed that my oldest daughter just had to have one. So off we went in search of a unicorn. In this week’s recap, I’ll be covering all of the goings-on here at Le Blog as well as a few details about my week outside of the site.
Happy Easter to those of you who celebrate it. Those who don’t can still feel free to enjoy this picture of our own Daffy Stardust and Rabbit from his recent trip to Disney World. We’ll continue talking about Daffy’s vacation over the next few weeks as his Daffy Does Disney videos roll out. But when I saw Daffy and a bunny on my FB feed this morning, I thought it was an appropriate image for our Easter recap. If you were too busy dying eggs to keep up with all the goings-on at Le Blog, here’s your weekly recap to get you caught up.
What’s more “fake” than Hollywood? How about a theme park in central Florida themed to an idealized image of the Dream Factory? Articles at Le Blog this week included suggestions on how to improve Tinseltown and a visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to appreciate a ride that celebrates great movies. Just in case you missed any of the artificial greatness, I’m here with your weekly recap.
Scar Jo sure does look pensive. I wonder what she’s thinking about. Maybe, she’s wondering if her capacity for conscious thought qualifies her as a living being instead of an automaton (robotic or otherwise). Or maybe she is wondering how her big budget sci-fi spectacle which was intended to launch a franchise is getting beat at the box office by Boss Baby. A third possibility is that she is wondering why she was cast in the lead role of an adaptation of a Japanese comic book and cartoon playing a character who was originally named Major Motoko Kusanagi. Hard to say. All I know for sure is that as we move into April, Le Blog was brimming with foolishness. Let’s recap.
For a blog with contributors who are largely middle-aged men, we spend a lot of time talking about Disney. This week, a sizable portion of the conversations centered on Disney princesses. After viewing the live-action remake of the animated classic, Beauty and the Beast, Daffy reached out to me to ask if I had seen it. I hadn’t, but when Daffy calls I go into action. Once we had both seen the movie, we exchanged a few emails which became the basis for one of this week’s articles. Daffy pulled everything together and added pictures like the one above which served as an illustration to a joke I made about how my date for the original movie likely viewed me. But he didn’t stop there. To cap things off, Daffy also arranged for LeFou to handle recapping duties this week. So without further ado, here is LeFou.
Did you miss last the recap last Sunday? Unfortunately, I got caught up in some less-than-risky business that prevented me from posting last weekend. But I’m back this week and to make it up to you I’m going to recap the last two weeks of articles here at Le Blog. So get comfortable in your seat, stop watching whatever Tom and Rebecca are up to and let’s get to recapping.
After a busy Oscar week, things slowed down just a bit here at Le Blog. But much like Henry Cavill’s facial expression, some things don’t change all that much. The site was still jam packed with good stuff to read. Just in case you missed any of it, I’m here to save the day with your weekly recap.
We have spent most of the month of February counting down to the 89th Annual Academy Awards. Tonight is the big night and you could definitely feel the excitement building all week here at Le Blog. I’m pretty sure Daffy Stardust cloned himself. Otherwise, I have no idea how he managed to crank out two Oscar-related articles daily. Plus he also recruited an old friend of the site, therealadri, to contribute her annual look at the costuming category. It’s been a week of glitz, glamour and Lego bricks. Let the weekly recap begin!
It’s a tale as old as time and a song as old as, well, 1991. So not that old really. But “Beauty and the Beast” was one of the Oscar winning tunes highlighted here at Le Blog this week. With the 89th annual Academy Awards just a week away, readers were bombarded with must-read articles. There’s been so much good stuff, even I haven’t been able to keep up with it all. If you want to catch up over your President’s Day weekend, here’s your weekly recap.