The first four books of The Dark Tower are arguably pure literary gold. The Lord of the Rings equivalent for many Generation X'ers. With its mixture of fantasy, western, and horror elements Stephen King managed to concoct a narrative brew whose taste was so unique that few could easily place a label on it. He juxtaposed the quintessential picture of a hero with the unlikeliest (in society's...
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Apr
Why George, why? Why did you sell your children to a studio that is going to milk everything that made Star Wars great right out of it? Did we not hear the coming of the tide when we witnessed the rehashed, uninspiring trek down A New Hope's lane that was The Force Awakens.  Where we learned that everything that our heroes went through in episodes 4,5,...
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Feb
Looks like Bad Robot (J.J. Abrams) and Stephen King are pairing together again to produce a new Hulu series based on King's short stories.  Last year, Abrams produced a mini-series based on King's novel 11/22/63 which was also streamed by Hulu. When it comes to his novels I am and have always been a huge Stephen King fan. Not so much when it comes to their...
13
Feb
I'm a huge fan of the original anime. I'm a huge fan of Scarlet Johansson. I am not a fan of what I've seen so far. But given that this film is already catching so much flak as is I don't see the point in me piling on an already pretty high mound of hate. I'll wait and see the final product, however, my expectations...
Netflix has released an official Iron Fist trailer.   Iron-fist (Danny Rand) is the last member of what will soon be the super-hero group The Defenders. Along with Iron Fist, the Defenders will be comprised of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage.   I found myself disappointed with Luke Cage. A great many things were done on that show that rubbed me the wrong way.   I'm not...
So one of the bigger news items floating around the entertainment world days (aside from Beyonce and her pregnancy) is that Ben Affleck put out a statement that he will no longer be directing the upcoming The Batman film for Warner Brothers and DCEU. Needless to say, for many, this did not go over well. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="768"] Hollywood Reporter[/caption] I love how fast the...
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Jan
Could they have possibly continued this series without veering off into the underbrush? I doubt it. Some narratives...most actually, have a finite lifespan (a beginning, a middle, and an end). They convey an idea or message like the final rasping words of wisdom from a passing sage on their deathbed. Once delivered, these profound and venerated individuals are to be put to rest deep beneath the earth...
26
Jan
While I've always been fond of Hugh Jackman, those that know me know I've always held an immense disdain for all the X-men live-action adaptation properties (I am an X-men comic reader from way back who worships at the altar of Chris Claremont's epic run).  Down the pike I may delve deeper into the source of this animus but for now, suffice it to say, I have...