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Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2017: Blu-ray and DVD Edition
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Holiday Blu-ray Gift Guide 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, that sainted time of year is once again upon us. Stuffed to the eyeballs with carbohydrate-loaded food, we suck in our guts, put on our finest ensemble of pajama pants and Crocs, and venture out to the nearest mall/shopping center/big box retailer/gas station/roadside flea market to secure gifts for the ones we love. Meanwhile, the ones we tolerate will simply have to suffice with “A Tree Has Been Planted In Your Name” certificates and that fruitcake your grandfather accidentally sat on during Sunday dinner.

As we do every time around this time, Geeks Of Doom has provided for you a comprehensive guide to the finest films and TV series released to DVD and Blu-ray in 2017 (if you’re holding out for laserdisc or Betamax editions of these titles, I both pity and respect you) for you and yours to enjoy for generations to come.

Check out this year’s Holiday Geek Gift Guide: Blu-ray & DVD Edition

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Movie Review: The Dark Tower, 4DX Experience
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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
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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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‘The Dark Tower’: New TV Spots For Stephen King Adaptation Released
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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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Watch Now: First Trailer For ‘The Dark Tower’
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The Dark Tower

The first official trailer for The Dark Tower has been released by Sony Pictures Entertainment.

The movie is an adaptation of the Stephen King book series of the same name, and stars Idris Elba as the gunslinger, Roland Deschain, and Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black.

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Matthew McConaughey Explains Why He Chose ‘The Dark Tower’ Over ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’
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Matthew McConaughey as Walter The Dark Tower

Back in October of 2015 it was reported that Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey had turned down a villain role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The actor turned down that role in an existing franchise to instead star in the first movie in an ambitious upcoming (hopeful) franchise, The Dark Tower.

McConaughey recently had a lengthy chat with Playboy, in which he discussed many different things. At one point turning down Guardians 2 came up, and the actor explained why he made that decision.

Continue reading to see what he had to say.

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First Look: Matthew McConaughey In ‘The Dark Tower’ As The Man In Black
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Matthew McConaughey as Walter The Dark Tower

Coverage of the big-screen adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower doesn’t just stop at Idris Elba. Where there is a hero, there must also be a villain, and the villain of Nikolaj Arcel‘s film is known as Walter or The Man In Black, and is played by Matthew McConaughey

Below is the first look at McConaughey in the film, along the actor’s thoughts on the character from his interview with EW for their cover story. The actor speaks as though the antagonist really isn’t a villain, but rather someone who is sent who “exposes hypocrisies.” But he also gets into the film’s mystical aspects.

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First Look: Idris Elba As Roland the Gunslinger In ‘The Dark Tower’
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Idris Elba as Roland The Gunslinger in The Dark Tower

While Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey are currently promoting their upcoming films — Star Trek Beyond and Kubo And The Two Strings, respectively — they’re also in the middle of production of the big-screen adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower, which tells the mythical tale of a Gunslinger. The series spans eight novels and mixes genres ranging from westerns, mystery, horror, and much more.

Elba and McConaughey have shared their thoughts with EW for their cover story on what looks to be a very exciting adaptation of one of King’s best novels, and the magazine has debuted the first look at the actors in the film. Now, we’re turning our attention to what Elba had to say to the magazine, which includes his excitement about playing Roland, addressing the controversy surrounding the character’s race, and his thoughts about the mystical themes. Check out what he had to say here below, along with the first look at Elba in the film. (Click here for coverage on McConaughey.)

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‘The Dark Tower’ Adds ‘Vikings’ Star Katheryn Winnick
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Katheryn Winnick

Another actor is joining the cast of The Dark Tower, the first movie in the long in development adaptation of the Stephen King book series of the same name from Sony Pictures and Media Rights Capital.

It’s being reported that Katheryn Winnick, star of The History Channel’s hit drama series Vikings, is the latest to sign on for the movie. She joins a cast that already features Idris Elba (The Jungle Book, Star Trek Beyond) and Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club, Interstellar), who are both set to play the Gunslinger Roland Deschain and the Man in Black.

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Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey Confirmed For ‘The Dark Tower’
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Idris Elba Rainbow Six: Siege

It’s been one long winding road, but the adaptation for Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower is finally here. Last year, both Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey were in talks to appear in the film.

Now after some negotiation, it appears that the two are confirmed for these roles. More on the story below.

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