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Movie Review: Stephen King’s IT (2017)
Dr. Zaius   |  

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Stephen King’s IT
Directed by Andy Muschietti
Written by Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, and Gary Dauberman
Starring Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Nicholas Hamilton, Jackson Robert Scott
Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date: September 8, 2017

The first adaptation of Stephen King‘s novel It was a 1990 mini-series starring Tim Curry as the child-eating monster. The ambitious project from director Tommy Lee Wallace tried in vain to fit all 1,100 pages of King’s epic novel into two 2-hour blocks and the results were a mixed bag. The first half is nearly universally beloved thanks to some great child acting and Curry chewing the scenery and stealing nights of sleep as Pennywise the Dancing Clown. The second half focuses on the adults 27 years later returning to stop the evil again and it falters heavily from cheesy overacting and a universally “be-loathed” giant spider ending.

Coincidentally, it’s 27 year later, and Mama director Andy Muschietti took what worked back in 1990 and focused an entire film on it with Stephen King’s IT.

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‘IT: Chapter Two’: Writer Gary Dauberman To Bring New Horrors To Stephen King’s It Sequel
eelyajekiM   |  

It Pennywise 2017

Having only seen bits and pieces of original IT TV miniseries, I didn’t know what to expect from the new Stephen King’s IT from director Andy Muschietti. But after catching a screening of new film, I can understand why everyone is so afraid of clowns. That being said, there are a few flaws, but overall, I had a terrifyingly good time. The reaction has been so good that Warner Bros. feels confident enough to move forward with a sequel.

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Trailer For Netflix’s Stephen King Adaptation ‘Gerald’s Game’ Released
The Movie God   |  

Gerald's Game

The latest adaptation of Stephen King‘s IT is in theaters this week, and it’s getting rave reviews and looks like it’s going to be a box office hit as well. But that’s not the only King adaptation coming this month. Netflix has a movie based on the author’s Gerald’s Game coming soon, and they’ve released a first trailer for it.

The movie comes from Oculus, Hush, Absentia, and Ouija: Origin of Evil director Mike Flanagan, and it stars Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Henry Thomas, and Kate Siegel.

Click on over to the other side to check out the trailer for Gerald’s Game.

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Video: Featurette For Stephen King’s ‘IT’ Movie “Face Your Fears”
The Movie God   |  

Stephen King's IT Movie

The release of the new adaptation of Stephen King‘s horror favorite IT draws ever closer, and marketing is in full swing.

A new featurette for the movie has been released, which is titled “Face Your Fears.” The featurette includes plenty of clips from the movie, paired with interviews with various cast and crew, including King.

Continue below to check out the video.

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Video: Stephen King’s ‘IT’ Virtual Reality Experience Will Make You Float
The Movie God   |  

Stephen King's IT Movie

The long-awaited next adaptation of the Stephen King horror IT is just a few short weeks away from being released.

But there are some things to help pass the time while you await the movie’s arrival. For example, a new virtual reality cinematic experience was released this week, which sees you crossing paths with Pennywise the Dancing Clown a few times. In addition to that, if you happen to be in the Hollywood area, there’s a haunted house attraction going on right now as well.

You can learn more about that and check out the VR experience below.

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Movie Review: The Dark Tower, 4DX Experience
Dr. Zaius   |  

The Dark Tower Idris Elba as Roland Deschain

The Dark Tower
The 4DX Experience
Directed by Nikolaj Arcel
Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman & Jeff Pinkner, Anders Thomas Jensen & Nikolaj Arcel
Based on the novels by Stephen King
Starring Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Claudia Kim, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, Jackie Earle Haley
Sony/Columbia Pictures
Release date: August 4, 2017

My wife and I got a chance to take in Regal’s newest way to watch… check that, experience a film, 4DX. 4DX takes the normal theater experience and combines it with a day at the amusement park, making movie-watching a full-body occasion. The film we watched, The Dark Tower, is based on the Stephen King book series and lent itself quite nicely to the tricks 4DX had up its sleeves.

The 4DX Experience

The first thing I noticed was how big the seats are, which are individually numbered and complete with their own footrests and massive armrests. I would not want to use the cupholders, however. 4DX is not for the weak, and they actually have warning signs outside the theater akin to what you’d see in front a rollercoaster. My wife laughed when she saw each armrest had a “water on/water off” option. We figured what the hell, and left it on. Before the trailers started, the audience gets a preview of the effects 4DX offers, including seats that rock side by side, lean forward and back, jolt you from behind, and yes, splash you with spritzes of water as well as gusts of air. Imagine sitting for 90+ minutes watching a movie on a theme park ride on a day with mixed weather. We even had a fog cloud in our theater! During that preview as our chairs started hurling us around, their was audible laughter and excitement from the crowd.

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New Trailer For ‘The Dark Tower’ Released
The Movie God   |  

The Dark Tower Trailer - Man in Black

A new international trailer has been released for The Dark Tower.

The movie, which is an adaptation of the Stephen King book series of the same name, stars Idris Elba (Pacific Rim, Thor) as the gunslinger Roland Deschain and Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club, Interstellar) as the Man in Black. They’re joined on the cast by Tom Taylor (Doctor Foster), Katheryn Winnick (Vikings), Claudia Kim (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods), Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road), and Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen).

Continue below to watch the new trailer for The Dark Tower.

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TV Review: The Mist 1.1 Pilot
Dr. Zaius   |  

Stephen King The Mist TV series Frances Conroy

The Mist
Episode 1.1 “Pilot”
Created & Written by Christian Torpe
Directed by Adam Bernstein
Starring Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Luke Cosgrove, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner, Dan Butler, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Frances Conroy
Network: Spike TV
Air date: June 22, 2017

In 2007, Frank Darabont brought Stephen King’s novella The Mist to the big screen and created one of the most jaw-dropping horror films in memory. The story was simple enough: a mysterious mist engulfs a small Maine town. The townfolk flock to a supermarket as monsters begin devouring those left outside. The monsters from the mist end up producing monsters inside as the people quickly turn to fanaticism and violence on each other. The film’s ending is one of legends. I won’t spoil it, but those in my theater were left speechless and motionless throughout the entire credits. A decade later, Danish writer/director Christian Torpe brings the King work to the small screen for a ten-episode run on Spike TV. The Mist is the first of three major adaptations of King’s work coming this year with The Dark Tower due out in theaters in August and the remake of It in September.

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‘The Dark Tower’: New TV Spots For Stephen King Adaptation Released
The Movie God   |  

The Dark Tower

Sony Pictures Entertainment has released a trio of TV spots for The Dark Tower, their upcoming adaptation of the Stephen King book series of the same name. The movie stars Idris Elba as the gunslinger Roland Deschain, Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black, Tom Taylor, Claudia Kim, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, and Jackie Earle Haley.

You can read more about the movie, which is set to be released in theaters later this summer, and check out the three TV spots, titled “Man in Black,” “Knight,” and “Earth,” in the videos below.

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Indiegogo Spotlight: Stephen King’s ‘IT’ Documentary ‘Pennywise: The Story Of IT’
The Movie God   |  

Pennywise Stephen King's IT

If the look of the new movie adaptation of Stephen King’s IT isn’t quite doing it for you and you’d prefer to stick with the 1990 TV miniseries adaptation starring Tim Curry as Pennywise the clown, a new documentary is on the way you’ll be interested in learning about.

The documentary is titled Pennywise: The Story of IT, and aims to dig into the story behind the TV miniseries’ creation. The makers of the doc have obtained over two hours of previously unseen behind-the-scenes footage for the project, and have already set up over 20 interview guests, including the great Tim Curry himself.

Read more about the project and check out the pitch video below.

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