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Peter Jackson didn’t just help fund the cause of the West Memphis Three, he’s now hosting Damien Echols of the now-freed trio at his home in New Zealand. “We’re doing investigative work, we’re doing forensic work,” Jackson said Friday at a press conference. He and partner Fran Walsh have been funding legal efforts for the three Americans, who were convicted as teens. During… Continue reading Peter Jackson Hosting West Memphis 3's Damien Echols (And 'The Hobbit' Premiere) in New Zealand


Memphis Beat is eating a fried peanut butted sandwich on the toilet. TNT has decided to cancel the series after two seasons. The drama, which starred Jason Lee as a Elvis-impersonating detective, had been on the bubble after its second season concluded in August. [Variety]

… Can’t wait to see NBC’s fairy-tale cop drama procedural (yes, you read that right) Grimm? Well stop Tweeting about your boring trip to… Continue reading TNT Cancels Memphis Beat

How do you integrate yourself back into society after 18 years in prison? How do you cope when the ordinary activities most of us take for granted — eating a meal, going to the movies — count as shockingly new experiences? For Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr., better known as the West Memphis Three, you go at it one day at a time, making sure to

West Memphis Three supporters at Jonesboro, Arkansas courthouse on August 19, 2011
The West Memphis Three, who were convicted as teens of killing three eight-year-old boys and who spent 18 years in prison — while fans of the ‘Paradise Lost’ series of documentaries about their case pushed for their release — are free today.

According to the Arkansas Times, a hastily-arranged hearing at a Jonesboro, Ark… Continue reading After 18 Years, 'Paradise Lost' Subjects the West Memphis Three Are Freed

Talk about serendipity. The release of the West Memphis Three murder defendants from prison on Friday has added a happy ending to the third ‘Paradise Lost’ documentary by filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, who were finishing off their film in preparation for unspooling at the Toronto and New York film festivals.

It turns out that — below the radar — Dimension Films, the genre arm of The Weinstein… Continue reading West Memphis Three Movie in the Works