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Episode 34: Maura McHugh on Twin Peaks

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Release Date: 09/17/2017

Episode 132: Our Flag Means Death show art Episode 132: Our Flag Means Death

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The loosely adapted tale of Blackbeard and Stede Bonnet - Our Flag Means Death - has proven to be a fan favourite. Stevie and Emmet discuss - also a cat gets involved.    Notes: As Emmet mentions, and have also covered this material.   

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Episode 131: Superstore show art Episode 131: Superstore

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This episode is not a review of Matt Reeves's The Batman. It's a review of season 1 to 6 of Superstore on NBC. ....although you could be fooled!  Stevie and Emmet discuss how this workplace comedy used the format to raise issues with unionism, corporate America - and the COVID pandemic. How successful is Justin Spitzer's show in dealing with these storylines?  Listen on to find out!  (also Emmet keeps talking about Epix's From!). 

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Episode 130: Death on the Nile show art Episode 130: Death on the Nile

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So right out the gate - spoilers for this 'un if you haven't seen Kenneth Branagh's follow-up to The Orient Express.  Stevie and Emmet have thoughts!  Also - Emmet has a comic story with Jeferson Sadzinski, Cardinal Rae and Marcela Corrêa Müller titled How To Win A Raid in the second volume of The BeBop from Bird's Eye Comics. , so please share and support. 

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Ten years ago Emmet had the opportunity to interview , to promote a visit to Australia as part of October 2012. This episode features segments of their conversation, released as a tribute to mark the 4 year* anniversary of Cohen's passing.  During their conversation, Cohen raises his feelings about the use of CGI effects in horror cinema, how his themes have allowed a new generation of film-fans to rediscover his films, as well as shout outs to Bruce Campbell, Quentin Tarantino, and The Big Lebowski.  Also for no apparent reason Emmet decides to shit on Sydney as a filming...

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Episode 127: Ghostbusters Afterlife show art Episode 127: Ghostbusters Afterlife

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Taking on the reins from the late Ivan Reitman, director Jason Reitman returns us to the world of the Ghostbusters - and it feels more like an obligatory school reunion than anything.  In this episode Stevie and Emmet discuss how this sequel restages whole sequences from the original movie, the clash of styles between the two Reitmans, and how Ghostbusters is yet another franchise graverobbing its stars using CGI à la Star Wars.  Safe to say, not a recommendation, and spoilers abound! 

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Episode 126: Starting 2022 with a bang! show art Episode 126: Starting 2022 with a bang!

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Episode 123: Dune (2021) and Amazon's The Wheel of Time show art Episode 123: Dune (2021) and Amazon's The Wheel of Time

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Twin Peaks The Return on Showtime inspired a resurgence of interest in the cult 90's classic television show. Finally fans would get answers to questions like "Where's Annie?" and what happened to "the good Cooper"....or maybe not. 

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This week's interviewee, writer Maura McHugh, has a new book out on the film prequel Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me. Famously booed after its premiere at Cannes, the story of Laura Palmer's last days has become an unexpected cornerstone of the overall series - and The Return. 

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In this episode Maura McHugh discusses her interest in Fire Walk With Me, the highs and lows of the new season - including controversial casting choices and Kyle MacLachlan's performance as Dougie Jones - David Lynch's fascination with what lies beneath the surface of polite society - and what does it all mean in the end.