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Go Then, There Are Other Worlds Than These…

21a1f214095078b04808d5dIt’s always interesting to be in the aftermath of something that didn’t live up to your expectations. Now that we live in a post Dark Tower movie world, I’m struggling with what I thought of the movie. Of course, I didn’t think it was a great adaptation, or one even worthy of the name The Dark Tower, but it’s also not as terrible as the reviews would have made it seem. Sony, director Nikolaj Arcel, and even Stephen King himself have made it known the plans for this franchise, but now that the dust has settled and the movie is out, I’m left with one question: what now? Read the rest of this entry

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Movie Review: The Dark Tower!

c7skxmfu4aau2np-1489942261915_610wThe Dark Tower (2017)

Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor

Directed By: Nikolaj Arcel
MINOR SPOILERS

Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series means a lot to me. A large chunk of my time in college was spent devouring those books, and the tale of Roland and his “Ka-Tet” as they traveled Mid-World to get to the Dark Tower had an incredible hold on my imagination. While some may be Harry Potter fanatics or worship the works of Tolkien, The Dark Tower was the series that latched onto my brain and took me on an adventure I’d never been on before. Naturally, Hollywood has tried to bring the tale of Roland and The Man in Black to the big screen for a long time now. J.J. Abrams tried, and couldn’t crack it. Same for Ron Howard. But now Sony Pictures has seemingly done it, with relatively unknown director Nikolaj Arcel.

Unfortunately for everyone involved, they forgot the faces of their fathers. Read the rest of this entry

The Tower Waits….

stephen-king-split“The Man In Black fled across the desert, and the Gunslinger followed.”

In less than a year, I’ll see those words up on a big screen. It’s a weird feeling hearing that The Dark Tower, Stephen King’s magnum opus (and one of my “Five Fandoms”) is FINALLY going into production. After years of false starts and almost green lights, hearing that Roland and his Ka-Tet will finally be exposed to a wider audience is both thrilling and frightening. Thrilling because it’s revitalizing the feeling of first reading the Dark Tower series, and frightening because this is an almost impossible series to adapt. King’s series spans multiple realities, time periods, creatures, and more, and many believe it’s unfilmable. But for better or for worse, Sony is going to try. Read the rest of this entry

The Lethal Foes of Spider-Man

matthew-mcconaughey-osbornRumors are flying that Norman Osborne has been cast for the Sony/Marvel Spider-Man reboot, and the name being thrown around is one that I never even conceived of in my nerd brain: Matthew McConaughey. Now, as I excited as I am to get Norman Osborne cast in the new Spider-Man film, we’ve already seen him twice. I don’t think Marvel and Sony will bring out the Green Goblin AGAIN, but will probably tease Osborne’s transformation over the course of the new Spidey films. So, with Osborne serving as the shadow villain in my nerd brain, Spidey’s going to have to punch somebody. With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few Spidey baddies that deserve a spot on the silver screen. Read the rest of this entry

Movie Review: Interstellar!

interstellarInterstellar (2014)

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, and Michael Caine

Directed By: Christopher Nolan

 MILD SPOILERS

To call Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar an ambitious film is an understatement. It deals with a possible future for the human race, wormholes, the theory of relativity, black holes, and space travel. It clocks in at nearly 3 hours, and features some of the most mind bending space imagery I’ve ever seen. Yet despite it all, the driving force behind everything is a father’s love for his children, which makes Interstellar Nolan’s most affecting film yet. Read the rest of this entry