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‘Blue Iguana’ Review: Sam Rockwell Stars in a Tedious Throwback to ’80s Crime Movies

A kooky, disposable caper that’s light on charm and heavy on nonsense, Hadi Hajaig’s “Blue Iguana” was conceived as a throwback to the golden age of VHS crime-comedies — as the kind of freewheeling late-80s’ fare in which anything could happen because everything turned a profit on home video. And maybe, if you squint really hard, you can see the faintest shades of films like “Something Wild” or “Miami Blues” mixed into this manic parade of dumb criminals and even dumber plotting. Alas, anybody who watches Hajaig’s movie that closely will be more transfixed by the enormous gap between what the writer-director was going for and what he ultimately got.

Harkening back to John Lafia’s 1988 “The Blue Iguana” (a forgotten video store treasure starring Dylan McDermott as a bounty hunter) and Michael Radford’s more recent “Dancing at the Blue Iguana” (a Daryl Hannah/Sandra Oh
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Pamela Gidley Dies: ‘Twin Peaks’ Actress Was 52

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Pamela Gidley Dies: ‘Twin Peaks’ Actress Was 52
Pamela Gidley, known for her role in David Lynch’s film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, died earlier this month at her home in New Hampshire. She was 52.

Gidley’s death was announced by her family Sunday in an obituary. She died April 16 “peacefully in her home” in Seabrook. The cause of death was not immediately clear.

Gidley began her career as a model in New York City, later segueing to acting. Her debut role came in the 1986 film Thrashin’ alongside Josh Brolin and Sherilyn Fenn. Brolin paid tribute to Gidley in an Instagram post below.

She went on to appear in several other films in the 1980s including Dudes, Permanent Record, The Blue Iguana and the cult sci-fi classic Cherry 2000. In 1992 she landed the role of Teresa Banks in David Lynch’s psychological thriller Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, which served as a prequel to the Twin Peaks TV series.
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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Are 'Super Cute,' Pal Brooklyn Decker Shows Off Baby Photos and More: Go Behind-the-Scenes of the Sundance Film Festival!

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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Are 'Super Cute,' Pal Brooklyn Decker Shows Off Baby Photos and More: Go Behind-the-Scenes of the Sundance Film Festival!
Every year, Hollywood invades Park City, Utah, for the Sundance Film Festival. Celebs like Nick Jonas, John Legend, Ellen Page and more are making the most of their time in the snowy small town by rubbing elbows with their fans and hitting up the festival's biggest parties - and People has been there to capture all the fun moments. Monday, Jan. 251 a.m., Tao Park City: The Birth of a Nation's Nate Parker got down on the dance floor while a large crowd circled around him. His co-star Armie Hammer enjoyed table service with Tequila Don Julio 1942 with his wife Elizabeth Chambers,
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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Are 'Super Cute,' Pal Brooklyn Decker Shows Off Baby Photos and More: Go Behind-the-Scenes of the Sundance Film Festival!

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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Are 'Super Cute,' Pal Brooklyn Decker Shows Off Baby Photos and More: Go Behind-the-Scenes of the Sundance Film Festival!
Every year, Hollywood invades Park City, Utah, for the Sundance Film Festival. Celebs like Nick Jonas, John Legend, Ellen Page and more are making the most of their time in the snowy small town by rubbing elbows with their fans and hitting up the festival's biggest parties - and People has been there to capture all the fun moments. Monday, Jan. 251 a.m., Tao Park City: The Birth of a Nation's Nate Parker got down on the dance floor while a large crowd circled around him. His co-star Armie Hammer enjoyed table service with Tequila Don Julio 1942 with his wife Elizabeth Chambers,
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