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The Black Phone Review: Scott Derrickson Delivers The Best Joe Hill Adaptation Yet [Fantastic Fest]

If you know me or my work, you know I'm a Stephen King guy. My (far too) early childhood viewings of adaptations of his work like "The Shining" and "Stand By Me" tempted young me to pick up my very first King book in the sixth grade. It was "Cujo" and I'd read it in snippets while my teacher wasn't looking, hiding it in my perfectly-sized pencil box when their Sauron-like gaze fell my way.About halfway through the book, most of which I didn't fully understand but could keep up with thanks in no ...
Tags: Reviews, Hollywood, Movies, Stephen King, Ethan Hawke, King, Joe Hill, Hill, Hawke, Finney, Scott Derrickson, John Wayne Gacy, James Ransone, Robert Cargill, Derrickson, Tom Savini


One Night In Miami Is Coming To The Criterion Collection

"One Night in Miami" was one of the better Oscar contenders last year in my very humble opinion, and now that opinion is being validated by none other than Criterion as they announced the Regina King-directed film as part of their December 2021 slate of releases. The title will hit Criterion Blu-Ray on December 7, 2021, and will come packaged with a bunch of bonus features, which is what you'd expect for any Criterion title. The Whole Package Criterion's release of "One Night in Miami" will feat...
Tags: Movies, News, Miami, King, Sam Cooke, Malcolm X, Kemp, Regina King, Jim Brown, Leslie Odom Jr, Sam Ashworth, SlashFilm, Kasi Lemmons, Barry Jenkins, Gene Seymour, Malcolm X Muhammad Ali Sam Cooke


11 Spielberg Projects We Never Saw But Wish We Could've

Most filmmakers are lucky if they end their career with just one classic on their resume, but Steven Spielberg has made upwards of a dozen. Spielberg has a versatility that is unparalleled among his contemporaries. Whether it's adventure, drama, comedy, historical period piece, science fiction, fantasy, or animation, he's done it, and likely done it well.He's also one of the most prolific working filmmakers with 32 feature films released. Taking time and care to select each project, Spielberg ha...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Kentucky, Iraq, Michael Bay, Disney, Dc Comics, Munich, United States, Selma, Ford, Paris, Jurassic Park, Anne Hathaway, Josh Brolin, Lincoln


Midnight Mass Early Buzz: Mike Flanagan Has Made Another Great Horror Series

As if excitement for Mike Flanagan's new Netflix series isn't overwhelming enough, reactions to "Midnight Mass" are taking Twitter by storm! The horror miniseries is just days away from premiering on the streamer, but it feels like the wait will last an eternity. Even before we caught our first glimpse of the show, most were on board with the pitch: a religious horror from the mind behind the "Haunting" Netflix anthology series ("The Haunting of Hill House" and "The Haunting of Bly Manor'').Flan...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Stephen King, Netflix, Elijah Wood, King, Flanagan, SIEGEL, Gerald, Hill House, Mike Flanagan, Hamish Linklater, SlashFilm, Kate Siegel, Zach Gilford


Mike Flanagan's Midnight Mass Already Has A Fan In Stephen King

In recent years, director Mike Flanagan has emerged as the heir apparent to Frank Darabont, just in terms of his propensity for executing solid film adaptations of Stephen King stories. Though we won't be seeing "Revival," his third planned adaptation, he's got two more under his belt already, and King is still keeping his eye on Flanagan's other projects.It's possible we'll see them team up again in the future, but in the meantime, there's "Midnight Mass," Flanagan's upcoming Netflix series, wh...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Jack Nicholson, Sleep, Stephen King, Netflix, Stanley Kubrick, Kubrick, Rebecca Ferguson, King, Frank Darabont, Rose, Flanagan, Gerald, Mike Flanagan


Sony Pictures Acquires Rights to Freddie Gibbs-Led Down with the King

According to a recent report from Deadline, Sony Pictures’ Stage 6 Films has acquired the worldwide rights to Down with the King, a movie starring Grammy-nominated rapper and songwriter Freddie Gibbs. RELATED: Official Runtime For Venom: Let There Be Carnage Revealed Down with the King recently had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, as part of its ACID lineup. The film also took home the Grand Prize at the Deauville American Film Festival, earning huge praise in the process. The fil...
Tags: New York, Movies, Drama, Sony Pictures, Cannes film festival, King, Freddie Gibbs, Gibbs, Merc, Movie News, Zach LeBeau, Deadline Sony Pictures, Stage 6 Films, Sony Pictures Acquires Rights to Freddie Gibbs, Merc Gibbs, Diego Ongaro


Keegan-Michael Key Joins Timothee Chalamet In Wonka, The Prequel That Has Everyone Scratching Their Heads

Come with me, and you'll see, a world of confusing executive decisions... It appears that the "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" prequel that nobody asked for, "Wonka," is moving ahead full speed and has added another major star to its cast. According to Deadline, comedian Keegan-Michael Key will join Timothée Chalamet in the upcoming film. Back Before The Chocolate Factory Primetime Emmy winner Key has joined the cast of "Wonka, though his role and character details are under wraps. The fi...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, News, Tim Burton, Roald Dahl, Paddington, Harry Potter, Johnny Depp, King, Paul Atreides, Wonka, Transylvania, Dahl, David Heyman, Gene Wilder, Denis Villeneuve


The Daily Stream: The Green Mile Is Frank Darabont's Underappreciated Gem

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they've been watching, why it's worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: "The Green Mile"Where You Can Stream It: HBO MaxThe Pitch: Everyone needs a good cry from time to time and this movie will certainly help you lubricate those eyeballs. Frank Darabont's previous Stephen King adaptation, "The Shawshank Redemption," was so good it kind of sucks all the oxygen away from his masterful follow-up...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Youtube, Stephen King, Tom Hanks, PERCY, King, Andy, Frank Darabont, Sam Rockwell, Coffey, John Coffey, Darabont, Annie Wilkes, Doug Hutchison, Pennywise


Mad Max Spin-Off Furiosa Pushed Back One Year, Salem's Lot To Haunt Theaters Next September

We've got some good news and some bad news on the release date front. The good news is, "Mad Max: Furiosa," the long-awaited prequel to "Mad Max: Fury Road," has a new release date. The bad news is it's a whole lot further away than was previously expected. But in further good news for Stephen King fans, the new "Salem's Lot" movie has been given a rather appropriate release date by Warner Bros. as well. It will be here just in time for the Halloween season next year. The Long Wait For Furiosa's...
Tags: Movies, News, Australia, Stephen King, Salem, Alfre Woodard, Warner Bros, King, Furiosa, George Miller, Charlize Theron, Cody, Mears, Tobe Hooper, James Wan, SlashFilm


Salem’s Lot: Gary Dauberman’s Stephen King Adaptation Sets Release Date

New Line Cinema’s adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror tale Salem’s Lot has set a September 9, 2022 release date, according to Deadline. Lewis Pullman (Bad Times at the El Royale) will play Ben Mears, with Emmy nominee Bill Camp (The Night Of) as Matthew Burke, Makenzie Leigh (The Assistant) as Susan Norton, Spencer Treat Clark (Animal Kingdom) as Mike Ryerson, and Oscar nominee Alfre Woodard (See) as Dr. Cody. William Sadler (Bill & Ted Face the Music, The Shawshank Redemption) will also...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Boston, Stephen King, Jerusalem, Oscar, Salem, Alfre Woodard, Warner Bros, Emmy, Rob Lowe, King, Annabelle, Epix, Mears, New Line Cinema


William Sadler Joins Salem’s Lot as Production Begins on Film Adaptation

Following the recent addition of acclaimed actress Alfre Woodard as Dr. Cody, Bill & Ted Face the Music actor William Sadler took to Twitter to reveal that he has officially joined the cast of New Line Cinema’s upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel Salem’s Lot. The 71-year-old actor also went on to confirm that production on the Gary Dauberman-directed pic has already started in Boston. Just started filming “Salem’s Lot” based on @StephenKing’s terrifying novel.  Stay ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Boston, Stephen King, Jerusalem, Salem, Alfre Woodard, Rob Lowe, King, Vertigo, Sadler, Epix, Mears, Blumhouse, New Line Cinema, Woodard


'Salem's Lot Movie Has The Good Taste To Cast Alfre Woodard

The hits just keep on coming with Gary Dauberman's "'Salem's Lot." The more we hear about the cast, the better it sounds. That latest wonderful character actor to join up for this Stephen King vampire tale is none other than Alfre Woodard ("Luke Cage" and "Clemency"). She'll be playing the role of Dr. Cody, an ally of the young writer at the center of this story as he uncovers the dirty, blood-thirsty secret of the tiny town of 'Salem's Lot.Woodward joins Lewis Pullman, who is playing Ben Mears ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Stephen King, Maine, Salem, Alfre Woodard, Rebecca Ferguson, King, Jacob Tremblay, Clark, Woodward, Cody, Woodard, Petrie, Mike Flanagan


Alfre Woodard to Play Dr. Cody in Gary Dauberman’s Salem’s Lot Adaptation

Oscar nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Alfre Woodard (Cross Creek, Miss Evers’ Boys, See) has joined New Line Cinema and filmmaker Gary Dauberman’s Salem’s Lot adaptation as Dr. Cody, according to Deadline. In Stephen King’s novel, Dr. Cody is a male character, Jimmy Cody, who assists Ben Mears in battling the vampires who have infested Jerusalem’s Lot. Lewis Pullman (Bad Times at the El Royale) will play Ben Mears, with Emmy nominee Bill Camp (The Night Of) as Matthew Burke, Makenzie Le...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Boston, Stephen King, Jerusalem, Salem, Alfre Woodard, Emmy, Rob Lowe, King, Annabelle, Golden Globe, Cody, Epix, Mears, New Line Cinema


Who Is The 'Fake' Mandarin? Everything You Need To Remember About Trevor Slattery Before Shang-Chi

"Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" is bringing a new superhero into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But the Phase Four film has an interesting tie to one of the Marvel Studios sequels from Phase Two, thanks to the inclusion of both the real Mandarin (played by Tony Leung) and the fake Mandarin, who turned out to be an actor named Trevor Slattery (played by Sir Ben Kingsley) putting on a villainous front created by Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) in "Iron Man 3."If it's been awhile since you...
Tags: Movies, Disney, America, United States, Cbs, Thor, Trevor, Jackson, Marvel Comics, Ben Kingsley, King, Marvel Studios, Kingsley, Slattery, Tony Stark, Aldrich Killian


Gary Dauberman’s Salem’s Lot Adds Bill Camp, Makenzie Leigh & Spencer Treat Clark

Following the recent news that Lewis Pullman (Bad Times at the El Royale) landed the lead role of Ben Mears in filmmaker Gary Dauberman’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot, Deadline brings word that Emmy nominee Bill Camp (The Night Of, The Queen’s Gambit, The Outsider), Makenzie Leigh (The Assistant, Gotham, The Slap), and Spencer Treat Clark (Animal Kingdom, Mystic River, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) will join Pullman in the horror feature. Camp will play Matthew Burke in the adaptation, wit...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Boston, Stephen King, Jerusalem, Salem, Rob Lowe, King, Annabelle, Clark, Pullman, Leigh, Epix, Mears, New Line Cinema, Matthew Burke


Actors Who Died In 2021

Every year seems worse than the last when it comes to the number of bright lives that we've lost. In the end, death makes us all equals. But the work actors do, telling stories that inspire us, helps them to live on in our memories longer than most. We may not know these people personally, they become a part of us. We let them into our living rooms, and let them tell us about the parts of our world -- or, sometimes, a make-believe one ---that we may not get to see for ourselves.The entertainment...
Tags: Post, Japan, Hbo, London, Television, Viola Davis, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Abc, Navy, Robin Williams, New York City, Neil Gaiman, America, Barack Obama, Spain


The 20 Best '80s Horror Movies Ranked

The '80s were a boom time for horror. Two formats of video recorder (VHS and Betamax) duked it out, with VHS eventually winning out due to being the cheaper format to license. The proliferation of this technology in the home meant that films had a market outside cinemas for the first time, and rental stores cropped up worldwide. Direct-to-video became a valid way to release films, and a lot of people wanted to cash in on the growing horror craze. In addition, because it was now possible to recor...
Tags: UK, New York, Hollywood, London, Movies, Roald Dahl, Los Angeles, Society, David, David Cronenberg, Antarctica, Beverly Hills, Steve McQueen, EC, Woody Allen, Mogwai


The 20 Greatest James Bond Villains Ever

After several release date pushes, the latest James Bond film, "No Time to Die," is set to hit theaters in October. The 25th installment in the long-running franchise comes with heightened expectations, and not just because of the delays. It marks the final appearance of Daniel Craig as 007 before a new actor slips into the role of the martini-sipping super spy.While "No Time To Die" won't end the ongoing debate about who the best Bond is and who should take up the role next, it's exciting to se...
Tags: Movies, Russia, Christopher Lee, Orson Welles, Earth, James Bond, Ian Fleming, New Orleans, Judi Dench, San Andreas, Silicon Valley, Secret Service, Christoph Waltz, Daniel Craig, Christopher Walken, Cia


New Trailer and Poster for THE KING’S MAN

The latest instalment of the spy saga arrives this December. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Images, Video, Movies, King, New Releases, The Movie Waffler


One More Red Band Trailer for 'The King's Man' Finally Opening Soon

"While governments wait for orders, our people take action." We've been waiting more than a year for this movie to finally be released! 20th Century has debuted one final red band trailer for The King's Man, the next prequel in Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman series. This is now set for release in December later in 2021, after many many delays over the last year and plans to open it before. (Technically this is the fifth trailer so far, the last one arrived earlier this summer.) Discover the origi...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Ralph Fiennes, Duke, King, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Kingsman, Matthew Vaughn, Djimon Hounsou, To Watch, Rasputin


The Daily Stream: ‘The Dead Zone’ is the Often Overlooked Stephen King Masterpiece

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching, why it’s worth checking out, and where you can stream it.) The Movie: The Dead Zone Where You Can Stream It: Hulu The Pitch: The Dead Zone is often overshadowed by the other big Stephen King adaptations, like The Shawshank Redemption, Carrie, It, or The Shining. But Christopher Walken‘s iconic leading performance alone lets the movie stand shoulder to shoulder with the best King adaptation...
Tags: Movies, Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, Features, David Cronenberg, Christopher Walken, Smith, Hulu, King, Martin Sheen, Trump, Johnny, Carrie, Cronenberg, Walken, Johnny Smith


A Journal for Jordan Teaser: Denzel Washington Directs Michael B. Jordan in Biopic Drama

Sony Pictures has released the teaser trailer for acclaimed actor-director Denzel Washington’s upcoming drama film, A Journal for Jordan, starring Michael B. Jordan. The video highlights a once-in-a-lifetime love as a father recounts his love story to his son in a journal he wrote while in service at Iraq. The film is currently slated for a limited release in select New York and Los Angeles theaters on December 10. It will then be followed by a wide theatrical release on December 22, just in tim...
Tags: Video, New York, Movies, Drama, Iraq, Los Angeles, New York Times, Paul Thomas Anderson, Jordan, Sony Pictures, King, Journal, Michael B Jordan, Grey, Denzel Washington, Stallone


‘A Journal for Jordan’ Trailer: Denzel Washington Directs Michael B. Jordan in a True-Story Drama

Denzel Washington is back in the director’s chair for A Journal for Jordan, and this time, he’s putting Michael B. Jordan in front of the camera. Jordan stars as Charles Monroe King, a real-life U.S. soldier, sent to Iraq, who sought to distill his accumulated life wisdom in a journal for his son, Jordan. Sony Pictures Entertainment has released the first trailer for A Journal for Jordan and you can see it below. A Journal for Jordan is based on the book A Journal for Jordan: A Story of Love...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Viola Davis, Movies, News, Washington, Iraq, America, New York Times, Trailers, Jordan, Usa Today, King, Journal, Wilson


‘The Green Knight’s David Lowery Almost Adapted One of Stephen King’s Creepiest Stories

Stephen King is known as the Master of Horror for a reason. Yes, he created Pennywise the Dancing Clown, introduced us to a possessed Plymouth Fury, and made Saint Bernards scary for a whole generation of horror fans, but one of the creepiest stories he has ever written has yet to be adapted. It’s called “The Jaunt” and is a short story from his book Skeleton Crew. Now, there is very little horror or suspense for the majority of the story. It’s basically a dad telling his son how teleportation...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Stephen King, Disney, Brad Pitt, Mars, Peter Pan, Erickson, King, David Lowery, Pete, Lowery, Dave Erickson, Peter Wendy, Muschietti


‘The New York Times at Special Bargain Rates’ is the Latest Stephen King Story To Get the Adaptation Treatment

Believe it or not, there are many great Stephen King stories and books that have yet to be adapted into films or TV shows. And yet, producers keep turning to either remakes or King’s B-side material — stuff that fails to pack the punch of his more powerful work. The latest example is “The New York Times at Special Bargain Rates,” a rather ho-hum part of King’s 2008 short story collection Just After Sunset. The story is being adapted into a TV series from Alex Kurtzman‘s Secret Hideout label and...
Tags: Apple, TV, Movies, News, Stephen King, New York Times, Cbs, Annie, King, Epix, CBS Studios, Alex Kurtzman, Mike Flanagan, Jim Dunn, Kyle Chandler, ABC Signature


‘Chapelwaite’ Review: This Stephen King Adaptation Has Great Gothic Atmosphere, But the Story is Stretched Too Thin

While the films from the Stephen King adaptation renaissance we’re currently in have been (mostly) good, the same can’t be said for the TV shows. Castle Rock, inspired by King’s work in general, turned out to be a disappointment. The recent streaming takes on The Stand and Lisey’s Story were both miscalculations. Can Chapelwaite, the latest show that gets to bill itself as being based on something King wrote, succeed where its recent predecessors have failed? Not quite, but that doesn’t mean yo...
Tags: Reviews, TV, Movies, Stephen King, Jerusalem, Features, Rebecca, Atlantic, Maine, Salem, South Pacific, Charles, King, Hampshire, Stephen, Poe


Bad Robot’s ‘The Shining’ TV Series Turned Down by HBO Max, Will Seek Shelter Elsewhere

JJ Abrams and Bad Robot’s The Shining prequel series was the crown jewel of their first-look deal with HBO Max. Now, Overlook is seeking a new home. Deadline broke the news that HBO Max has officially passed on the project that would dive deep into the many horrors witnessed in the halls of the haunted Colorado hotel. The news is a little surprising considering that, when Bad Robot’s deal with HBO Max was announced, The Shining prequel was named specifically as their big collaboration with a...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, News, Colorado, Jj Abrams, Netflix, Stanley Kubrick, King, Steven Spielberg, BJ, Roger, Gerald, Jack Torrance, Duffer Brothers, HBO Max


Short Film: Crimson Matrimony

This was a short film directed by Bejan Faramarzi and released in 2015 and is a visually rather sumptuous short with the feel, perhaps, of a vampire LARP. It starts in a woodland clearing where there are two thrones. Suddenly King V (Logan South) and his Queen (Daley Catherine) appear. They are hosting the arranged wedding of their daughter Victoria (Stacy Lambdin) to Vincencio (Prakash Gandhi Natarajan). She seems less than impressed with the arrangement but he suggests she could do much wors...
Tags: Movies, Victoria, King, Vampire, Stevie Marie, Bejan Faramarzi, Logan South, Daley Catherine, Victoria Stacy Lambdin, Vincencio Prakash Gandhi Natarajan


‘Chapelwaite’ Red Band Trailer: Adrien Brody Leads a Grisly Stephen King Series

Get ready to sink your teeth into Chapelwaite, a new EPIX series based on the Stephen King short story “Jerusalem’s Lot.” Even if you’ve never read that story you can probably see a connection to another King work – the vampire novel Salem’s Lot. Sure enough, “Jerusalem’s Lot” is a prequel to Salem’s Lot, and now here comes Chapelwaite, which takes considerable liberties with the source material while still remaining firmly within King’s world. And now there’s a bloody new Chapelwaite red band ...
Tags: TV, Movies, News, Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, Jerusalem, Rebecca, Maine, Trailers, Salem, Charles, King, Adrien Brody, Boone, Epix, Mount Holyoke College


‘Pet Sematary’ Prequel Cast Adds Cinematic Badass Pam Grier

The Pet Sematary prequel just got itself a cool new cast member. Pam Grier, the blaxploitation icon and all-around badass, is now part of the growing cast of the Lindsey Beer-directed film. The film will serve as a prequel to the 2019 film adaptation of Stephen King’s famous tale of a burial ground that raises the dead. Filming is expected to begin in August, with the movie set to premiere exclusively on Paramount+. Variety has the scoop that Pam Grier is joining the Pet Sematary prequel cas...
Tags: Movies, News, Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, John Lithgow, King, Jackie Brown, Grier, Pam Grier, Jackson White, Jud, Paramount Variety, Fred Gwynne, Jud Crandall, Coffy, Easttown Natalie Alyn Lind



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