Doctor Sleep is a Glimmering Follow-Up to Stephen King’s The Shining (Review)

Doctor Sleep is a Glimmering Follow-Up to Stephen King’s The Shining (Review)

There seem to be very few tasks more difficult in movie making than trying to make the next chapter in one of the most iconic horror movies (and books) made over 30 years ago, no? Not only is this a difficult task, but you’re also trying to adapt a follow-up to the story of The Shining that not only pleases fans of the movie adaptation by Stanley Kubrick, but also one that its author, Stephen King, approves of. (He publicly has stated that he hates the Kubrick film.) With King’s properties being a hot commodity in Hollywood right now, Doctor Sleep, even if not handled properly, still easily could have been a cash grab. But thankfully, director Mike Flanagan handles Doctor Sleep with confidence and impeccable attention to detail, with the final result being a wholly satisfying next chapter in Danny Torrance’s story.

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IT Chapter Two Blu-ray Release Date & Special Features Revealed

IT Chapter Two Blu-ray Release Date & Special Features Revealed

Come back and play when “IT Chapter Two” arrives on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. Evil resurfaces in Derry as director Andy Muschietti reunites the Losers Club in a return to where it all began with “IT Chapter Two,” the conclusion to the highest-grossing horror film of all time. Read more

It: Chapter 2 is the Best Horror Movie of the Year (Review)

It: Chapter 2 is the Best Horror Movie of the Year (Review)

Forgettable horror sequels are a dime a dozen in Hollywood; they’re almost never anywhere near as good as their predecessors and fail to reach the caliber of the movie that helped lay the foundation (or make a profit for a studio). While It: Chapter 2 is based on Stephen King’s popular novel, the physical copy of which is as heavy as a bag of apples, it still has a lot to live up to thanks to its forerunner that was a smashing hit and a near-perfect horror movie. Based on the box office numbers and reception, Warner Brothers gave returning director Andy Muschietti more than just the keys to the sequel, but the whole garage, its tools, and anything else he wanted in order to make Chapter 2 live up to every bit of the first installment. As a result, It: Chapter 2 is more than just a horror movie. It’s a blockbuster with the mentality of “go big or go home.” Going all out to the very end It: Chapter 2 swings for the fences and hits a home run. At just a hair below its predecessor, it’s not only the year’s best horror movie, but also one of the best horror sequels ever made.

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The Top 5 Best Netflix Original Movies Including Gerald’s Game & Okja

The Top 5 Best Netflix Original Movies Including Gerald’s Game & Okja

As the landscape of theatrical releases is drastically changing (less screens, limited runs), more and more people are comfortable watching major films the day of release in the comfort of their own homes. Netflix continues to release impressive and original big budget films like Gerald’s Game, Okja and MANY more – here are my top 5:  Read more

Gerald’s Game Trailer Features Carla Gugino Fighting For Survival After Being Handcuffed to a Bed

Gerald’s Game Trailer Features Carla Gugino Fighting For Survival After Being Handcuffed to a Bed

From Netflix and director  Mike Flanagan (Hush, Oculus), comes the film adaptation of the 1992 Stephen King novel Gerald’s Game. Starring Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Henry Thomas, Carel Struycken, Chiara Aurelia and Kate Siegel, the film will debut on the streaming service September 29, 2017. Read more

The Dark Tower is a Strange Mix of Formulaic Tropes & Refreshingly Original Concepts with a Solid Execution (Review)

The Dark Tower is a Strange Mix of Formulaic Tropes & Refreshingly Original Concepts with a Solid Execution (Review)

This week it’s The Dark Tower, one of the new batch of Stephen King adaptations heading our way.  I was looking forward to this one. Though I stopped reading him before the Dark Tower books came out, I’ve always had a fondness for King.  And there was something about this film.  Usually it’s easy to watch movies with a critical eye and keep a list of strong points and weak points throughout.  But when I got to the end of The Dark Tower, I realised I hadn’t been paying attention to that at all.  I had been completely immersed. That’s usually a good sign. Read more

IT Spanish Trailer Reveals Bill Skarsgard’s Terrifying Pennywise Voice

IT Spanish Trailer Reveals Bill Skarsgard’s Terrifying Pennywise Voice

From New Line Cinema, director Andy Muschietti (Mama) and based on the acclaimed novel by master author Stephen King, comes the big-screen adaptation of IT.  Starring Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor and Bill Skarsgard. The film (part one) hits theaters on September 8, 2017.  Read more

The Mist ‘Destruction’ Trailer Cements 2017 as The Year of Stephen King Adaptations That Finally Kick Ass

The Mist ‘Destruction’ Trailer Cements 2017 as The Year of Stephen King Adaptations That Finally Kick Ass

From Spike TV and TWC-Dimension Television comes the new TV series based on the Stephen King novella – The Mist. Starring Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Luke Cosgrove, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner, Dan Butler, Isiah Washington, Jr. and Frances Conroy, the series debuts June 22, 2017. Read more

IT First Look Trailer Brings Stephen King Fans More of Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise The Clown

IT First Look Trailer Brings Stephen King Fans More of Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise The Clown

From New Line Cinema, director Andy Muschietti (Mama) and based on the acclaimed novel by master author Stephen King, comes the big-screen adaptation of IT.  Starring Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor and Bill Skarsgard. The film (part one) hits theaters on September 8, 2017.  Read more

The Dark Tower Trailer Turns Stephen King’s Dark Fantasy Epic into A Gunslingin’ Thrill Ride

The Dark Tower Trailer Turns Stephen King’s Dark Fantasy Epic into A Gunslingin’ Thrill Ride

From Sony, director Nikolaj Arcel and based on the acclaimed series of novels by Stephen King comes The Dark Tower. Starring Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Jackie Earle Haley, Katheryn Winnick, Abbey Lee, Fran Kranz, Jake Chambers and Claudia Kiim  the film is scheduled to hit theaters July 28, 2017. Read more

You’ll Float Too! The First Trailer for IT is Horrifying & Perfect

You’ll Float Too! The First Trailer for IT is Horrifying & Perfect

From New Line Cinema, director Andy Muschietti (Mama) and based on the acclaimed novel by master author Stephen King, comes the big-screen adaptation of IT.  Starring Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor and Bill Skarsgard. The film (part one) hits theaters on September 8, 2017.  Read more