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Movie Review: IT: Chapter Two (2019)

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IT: Chapter Two (2019)

Starring: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, James Ransone

Directed By: Andy Muschietti

MINOR SPOILERS

As the sequel to the highest grossing horror movie of all time, there’s a lot of pressure for IT: Chapter Two. Hell, there would be a lot of pressure for the sequel even if the first film wasn’t such a monster success. That box office record is both a blessing and a curse for Chapter Two though, as the return trip to Derry, Maine, while plenty entertaining, struggles to recapture the magic of the first film, and at times feels a tad too long. Read the rest of this entry

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Movie Review: IT

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Starring: Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Chosen Jacobs, Finn Wolfhard

Directed by: Andy Muschietti

Stephen King has always had a rough time at the cinema (just look at what happened to my beloved The Dark Tower), so the positive buzz surrounding IT, the new adaptation of his 1986 mega novel, came as a surprise to everyone, including King himself. But amazingly, IT lives up to the hype, and stands as one of the new modern horror movies that’s a definite must see. Read the rest of this entry

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

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