Imagine There’s No Beatles: Read On About Danny Boyle’s New Comedy “Yesterday”

Picture this: you wake up the morning after a weird electrical event knocks out power in your corner of the world and causes a serious accident that has landed you in hospital. You survive, not entirely unscathed, but---happy to be alive-–you pick up a guitar and begin strumming your favourite song; an old standard, one …

Concerning the Disappearance of FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper: A Review of “My Life My Tapes”

In the grand tradition of epistolary writing in and about the world of Twin Peaks, and in the name of doing something a little bit different for 25YL, I have taken it upon myself to write about one of the canon-adjacent novels as if it were being investigated for clues about Agent Cooper's disappearance. And …

The Beatles and Peter Jackson Collaborating on New Documentary

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Once upon a time...or maybe twice...The Beatles were going to make a Lord of the Rings film adaptation. Paul and Ringo were set to play the lovable hobbits, Frodo and Sam; George would play wise wizard Gandalf; John wanted to play scheming Gollum. Stanley Kubrick was even set to direct. But J.R.R. Tolkein said no, and the film, …

The Trailer for Jordan Peele’s “Us” Is Here, And It’s Terrifying

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The trailer for Jordan Peele's latest horror film Us has dropped, and it's reaching for lofty goals---which is entirely appropriate considering where Peele brought us with last year's Get Out. This time around, Us delves into the supernatural, and comes complete with mysterious mask-wearing doppelgangers, chase scenes, and...rabbits? After previously only cryptically teasing the upcoming film, Peele has given …

Favorites: Most Heartwarming and Tear-Jerking Holiday Moments

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Here at 25YLSite, we handle a lot of heavy lifting. Analysis, interpretation, deep discussion, introspective interviews…you name it, we’ve got it. “Favorites” takes a lighter approach to the material we normally cover. Each week, we will take you through a list of favorites—whether it’s moments, scenes, episodes, characters, lines of dialogue, whatever!—in bite-sized articles perfect …

Northern Exposure Might Be Returning to our TVs

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CBS is advancing towards a reboot of the quirky '90s dramedy Northern Exposure. Rumours have swirled like Aleutian winds for a while now about a possible return to Cicely, Alaska, but the news---first reported in The Hollywood Reporter---that Northern Exposure's star Rob Morrow and series creators Joshua Brand and John Falsey are attached to the …

The Romanoffs: End of the Line

Our coverage of the 8-part Amazon Prime series The Romanoffs from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner continues with Lindsay Stamhuis’s analysis of the seventh episode, “End of the Line” There's a moment in this week's episode of The Romanoffs that absolutely blew me away: where the tension of what we've seen up to this point dissolves into the kind of existential angst …

The Romanoffs: Panorama

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Our coverage of the 8-part Amazon Prime series The Romanoffs from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner continues with Lindsay Stamhuis's analysis of the sixth episode, "Panorama" If there's one thing that can be said about Matt Weiner's rather sprawling 8-part series, it's this: it certainly doesn't shy away from the realities of the haves vs. the have-nots. We've encountered Romanov/Romanoff …

The Romanoffs: Bright and High Circle

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Our coverage of the 8-part Amazon Prime series The Romanoffs from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner continues with Lindsay Stamhuis's and Caemeron Crain’s discussion of the fifth episode: “Bright and High Circle” LS: So, Caemeron, we're back with Episode 5 of The Romanoffs and this was an...uncomfortable episode in places. It was "cringey" as the kids say these days. Let's dispense …