The Last Dragon

(2012)

Samuel L. Jackson is set to star as the bad guy in the remake of Berry Gordy's 1985 cult classic "The Last Dragon." Jackson will play Sho'nuff, the Shogun of Harlem, a role played in the original by the late Julius Carry.

The updated plot will be along the same lines of the original, centering on young martial arts student Leroy Green in his quest through the streets of New York to achieve the highest level of martial arts accomplishment, known as the Last Dragon. Those who achieve the high ranking possess the Glow, making them the greatest fighter alive.

BOOS! and WHOOP-DOOS!: It's Another Smith Family Remake!

Windom Earle? Whoop-doo!

Twin Peaks fans? Whoop-doo! Wow, this is unbelievable. I've gotten through November of 2008 without anyone ruining the ending of Twin Peaks for me. I'm not talking about the revelation of Laura Palmer's killer. Although I never watched the show way back when it first aired in 1990 and 1991, I eventually heard the astonishing outcome of this great television mystery. It came as no big shock to my system. No. What I'm talking about is the conclusion of the actual series itself. From my guestimation, not too many people made it past the midway point of season two. Except for the hardcore fans. It was theirs at that point, and I guess they never felt like sharing. I'd never heard the name Windom Earle until I sat down to watch the entire box set that came out late last year. And was quite astonished upon viewing that final episode in the series. The one that came before Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me. Directed by David Lynch, it has to be one of the greatest series finales ever constructed for modern television audiences. I don't think there has been anything like it before or since, and I have to wonder why Windom Earle isn't a bigger part of American pop cult idolatry and showmanship. Again, I guess the fans that stuck with it until the very end didn't feel like letting us more ignorant folks in on the secret. If you are anything like me (i.e. a giant procrastinator), you should do yourself a favor and finally sit through these twenty-nine episodes. Make sure you get the Twin Peaks: The Definitive Gold Box Edition [10 Discs], though. It's the one that comes with the pilot. Whoop-doo!

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