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How Goodfellas Inspired The Shawshank Redemption

"As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster." The opening line of "Goodfellas" is one of the most memorable in film history. It makes sense, then, that it would've inspired other great filmmakers in the years since its release. Count Frank Darabont among them. According to Mental Floss, the director of "The Shawshank Redemption" took inspiration from the Martin Scorsese film's famous voiceover, along with its editing style."The Shawshank Redemption" was released in 1994, fou...
Tags: Movies, Stephen King, Scorsese, Goodfellas, Ron Howard, Andy, Martin Scorsese, Frank Darabont, Hill, Darabont, Rita Hayworth, Henry Hill, Andy Dufresne, Henry Hill Ray Liotta, Red Morgan Freeman Red


The Shawshank Redemption Deleted Scenes You've Likely Never Seen

It's hard to channel surf and not stop to watch at least a little bit of "The Shawshank Redemption" when it's on TV. The film is almost always on somewhere, haunting cable channels and popping up for every holiday weekend programming block. Even though the film started as a flop, it's now one of the most beloved films of all time. The film, based on the novella by Stephen King, stars Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins as iconic friends Red and Andy, who are brought together by their murder raps to s...
Tags: Movies, Youtube, Stephen King, Showtime, Red, Morgan Freeman, Andy, Morgan, Frank Darabont, Freeman, Darabont, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins, Shawshank Prison Red, Tim Robbins Morgan Freeman


The 20 Best Feel-Bad Movies You Need To Watch

Watching a film is always an emotional commitment. We empathize with the characters, good and bad, and we stay invested in what happens to them. With many movies, we're looking to feel something positive as the credits roll. A sense of victory, or relief, or, frequently, happiness depending on the type of film. But sometimes we're looking for a weirder catharsis. We're looking for the downer movie. We want to be haunted. The reasons why are complicated, but it comes down to being human.These are...
Tags: Japan, England, Movies, Geena Davis, New York City, Stephen King, Christopher Lee, US, Local, Earth, Bbc, Tom Hanks, United States, David Cronenberg, Middle East, David Bowie


How NBC Would've Completely Changed The Walking Dead

It's difficult to remember a time when not everyone had heard of "The Walking Dead," but adapting the beloved comic was initially a huge gamble for a network to take. At this point, the show seems as unstoppable as its titular zombie hordes! While the main series' 11th and final season will wrap up next year, there are multiple spinoffs, as well as film continuations in the works. It would seem that "The Walking Dead" will never die.Based on the comic created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and C...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Nbc, Amc, Cw, Frank Darabont, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Darabont, Walking Dead TV, Greg Nicotero, NBC NBC, Robert Kirkman Tony Moore, Charlie Adlard, NBC Considering


The Dark Tower Easter Egg You Never Noticed In The Shawshank Redemption

What do "The Dark Tower" books and "The Shawshank Redemption" movie have in common, besides author Stephen King? A guy named Randall. Easter eggs are all the rage in today's King adaptations — and movies in general. Back in 2017 (when we proclaimed the King film renaissance), Mike Flanagan's adaptation of "Gerald's Game" featured numerous references to other King stories, not the least of which was a line of dialogue where one character randomly says, "All things serve the Beam." This was a dire...
Tags: Movies, Matthew Mcconaughey, Stephen King, Salem, King, Randall, Walter, Peter, Frank Darabont, Flanagan, Callahan, Gerald, Alexander Skarsgard, Darabont, Jamey Sheridan, Rita Hayworth


The Mist Ending Explained: 14 Years Later, The Ending Still Hits Like A Gunshot

Very few times in a career watching and analyzing horror movies do you come across a mainstream film with a true bone-rattler of an ending, but that's exactly what happened when director Frank Darabont released "The Mist" on November 21, 2007, almost exactly 14 years ago. It was Darabont's fourth time adapting a work by Stephen King for the screen after "The Shawshank Redemption," "The Green Mile" and his very first major short film "The Woman in the Room." The novella on which it is based first...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Melissa Mcbride, Stephen King, David, Marcia Gay Harden, King, New England, Frank, Frank Darabont, Hartford, Ollie, Darabont, Thomas Jane, William Sadler, Mrs Carmody


The Best Stephen King Movies Streaming Right Now

It's Halloween season, and what better time to sit back and watch some Stephen King adaptations? If you're me, any time is good for that, really. But if you're on the hunt for some films based on the work of the master of horror specifically for spooky season, I am here to help. I've scoured the internet to bring back info on where you can find the best Stephen King movies streaming right now. The parameters were simple: the movie in question had to be part of a streaming service. Which means mo...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Movies, Jack Nicholson, Stephen King, Tim Curry, Tom Hanks, Maine, David Cronenberg, Stanley Kubrick, Nebraska, Tbs, Christopher Walken, Kubrick, Annie, Steve Buscemi


The Shawshank Redemption 4K Review: The Masterpiece Dazzles in 4K

The Shawshank Redemption remains one of the all-time great films. Everyone knows this. Really, there’s not much more that can be said about Frank Darabont’s astonishing 1994 masterpiece that hasn’t been said already. Everything about the flick, namely the thoughtful screenplay (adapted from Stephen King’s short story), wonderful performances, solid direction, and beautiful Thomas Newman score, combine to deliver a monumental cinematic achievement that has yet to reveal any signs of wear and tear...
Tags: Drama, Movies, 4K Reviews, Frank Darabont, Morgan Freeman, Movie Features, Movie News, Movie Reviews, The Shawshank Redemption, Tim Robbins


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


Apple’s ‘Wool’ Adds Tim Robbins to Dystopian Series from ‘Justified’ Showrunner

Apple TV+ continues to lure more talent, with Tim Robbins signing on to co-star opposite Rebecca Ferguson in the dystopian drama Wool, based on the first installment in Hugh Howey‘s post-apocalyptic sci-fi book series, Silo. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wool “is set in a ruined and toxic future where a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them.” Robbins will...
Tags: Apple, TV, Movies, News, Amc, Stephen King, Ferguson, Hulu, Rebecca Ferguson, FX, Hugh Howey, Robbins, Amc Networks, Frank Darabont, Bernard, Jacob


Walking Dead Lawsuit Ends in $200 Million Settlement

Frank Darabont, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker behind The Shawshank Redemption, was a key figure in bringing The Walking Dead to AMC way back in 2010. A few years later though, the showrunner and executive producer realized he wasn’t be compensated properly for his stake in the show, and a lawsuit was filed.Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, The Walking Dead, Amc, Frank, Amc Networks, Frank Darabont, Image Comics, Darabont, Robert Kirkman, The Oscar, The Shawshank Redemption, Showrunners, Creative Works, Entertainment Culture, Law Crime


AMC Networks Reaches $200 Million Settlement in ‘The Walking Dead’ Profit Participation Lawsuit

AMC Networks has reached a $200 million settlement deal with Frank Darabont and CAA in the long-running profit participation lawsuit over “The Walking Dead.” The deal calls for AMC to pay Darabont and CAA a total of $200 million. They will continue to receive a share of future profits from streaming deals tied to “The […]
Tags: News, The Walking Dead, Amc, Caa, Amc Networks, Frank Darabont, Darabont


21st Century Spielberg Podcast: Steven Spielberg Returned to the Great Adventure with ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ and ‘The Adventures of Tintin’

(Welcome to 21st Century Spielberg, an ongoing column and podcast that examines the challenging, sometimes misunderstood 21st century filmography of one of our greatest living filmmakers, Steven Spielberg. In this edition: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and The Adventures of Tintin.) May, 1977: George Lucas had fled to Hawaii. Star Wars, Lucas’ new film, had just arrived in theaters and would eventually be on its way to becoming one of the first blockbusters – something n...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Podcasts, Mac, Time, America, Indiana, Features, Fbi, Hawaii, Ford, Andy Serkis, James Bond, Dreamworks


AMC Loses Bid to Toss Frank Darabont’s Second ‘Walking Dead’ Lawsuit

A New York judge on Monday denied AMC’s motion to throw out one of two profit-participation lawsuits filed by “The Walking Dead” creator Frank Darabont, and set a trial on the long-running case for November. Darabont — who was fired after the first season of the show, back in July 2011 — has filed two […]
Tags: New York, News, The Walking Dead, Amc, Walking Dead, Frank Darabont, Darabont


AMC Seeks to Toss Frank Darabont’s Second ‘Walking Dead’ Lawsuit

Nine years after he was fired from “The Walking Dead,” Frank Darabont is expected to go to trial next June in New York to determine whether AMC Networks owes him hundreds of millions of dollars in unpaid profit participation from the hit show. But first, AMC is seeking to pare down the case. Darabont has […]
Tags: New York, News, The Walking Dead, Amc, Amc Networks, Frank Darabont, Darabont


Stephen King Movie ‘The Long Walk’ Finds its Director in André Øvredal

A little over a year ago, word broke that Stephen King‘s The Long Walk would be strutting its way onto the big screen. Now, The Long Walk movie has found its director. André Øvredal, who helmed The Autopsy of Jane Doe and the upcoming Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, will bring King’s dystopian story of teens forced to compete in a deadly marathon. Deadline is reporting that André Øvredal will follow-up Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark with Stephen King’s The Long Walk. King wrote the boo...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Stephen-King, America, Adaptation, King, Frank Darabont, James Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt, Jane Doe, Darabont, Long Walk, Richard Bachman, André Øvredal, The Long Walk, Bradley Fischer


‘Bird Box’ Review: Frequently Terrifying, but Frustratingly Derivative

“It’s going to be rough,” Malorie says at the start of Bird Box. She’s looking right into the camera when she says this, and it’s as if she’s speaking directly to us – warning us that what we’re about to see is particularly unpleasant. It immediately sets the stage for Susanne Bier‘s frequently terrifying horror film, but it also doubles as a warning about the moviemaking itself – what you’re about to see isn’t going to unfold as smoothly as it should. Of course, Malorie – as played by Sandr...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Stephen King, Features, Netflix, Movie Reviews, Adaptation, John Malkovich, Sandra-Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Jacki Weaver, Trent Reznor, John Krasinski, Trump, Bullock, Zack Snyder


Frank Darabont’s ‘The Walking Dead’ Lawsuit is Going to Trial, But Could Still Take Years to Get There

Eight years after its premiere, The Walking Dead is still one of AMC’s biggest hits as its surviving human characters continue their battle against undead walkers and keep a wary eye on other humans they encounter. But one of the people who helped turn the show into a huge success is still fighting his own battle against the network itself. Frank Darabont, who developed the series for television and served as its first showrunner, filed a Walking Dead lawsuit back in 2013 that has finally made ...
Tags: Better Call Saul, New York, Television, Movies, Legal, Drama, The Walking Dead, Horror, Amc, Adaptation, Caa, Amc Networks, Frank-Darabont, Hollywood Reporter, David Alpert, Darabont


‘Walking Dead’ Profits Dispute Heading to Trial

The long-running legal battle between Frank Darabont and AMC over profits from “The Walking Dead” will run a bit longer, as a judge ruled Monday that the case must go to trial. Darabont and CAA sued the network back in 2013, arguing he was deprived of $280 million in profit participation because AMC did not […]
Tags: News, The Walking Dead, Amc, Caa, Frank Darabont, Darabont


Stephen King’s ‘The Long Walk’ Now in Development at New Line

The Stephen King movie adaptation train refuses to slow down, so get the hell out of the way. The latest King property to find its way to the big screen: The Long Walk. Frank Darabont previously had the rights to King’s book for years, but that’s no longer the case. Sooner or later, Hollywood is going to run out of Stephen King adaptations. When that happens, I imagine we’ll get more remakes. For now, though, the few remaining unadapted King works are being snapped up at a break-neck pace, a...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Stephen-King, America, Adaptation, New Line, King, Zodiac, Frank Darabont, James-Vanderbilt, Fischer, Vanderbilt, Darabont, Long Walk, Richard Bachman


Stephen King’s The Long Walk In Development at New Line

Stephen King’s The Long Walk in development at New Line After scaring up over $700 million with last year’s IT, New Line Cinema is diving back into Stephen King’s library of literary horrors with an adaptation of The Long Walk, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The novel, originally written around 1966-67 but not published until 1979, was not the first King novel but was the first issued under his pseudonym Richard Bachman. The story follows a group of teenage contestants in dystopian futu...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Stephen King, America, House, New Line, Frank Darabont, Vanderbilt, Darabont, New Line Cinema, Long Walk, Richard Bachman, Movie News, Mythology Entertainment, William Sherak, James Vanderbilt Zodiac


Lawyers Square Off in Court Over ‘The Walking Dead’ Profit Participation Lawsuit

The battle over Frank Darabont’s “Walking Dead” profit participation lawsuit against AMC flared anew on Wednesday as lawyers sparred over how the court should handle a second lawsuit filed in January by Darabont and CAA. The sides have been waiting since September for New York Supreme Court Judge Eileen Bransten to issue a ruling on […]
Tags: News, The Walking Dead, Amc, Caa, Frank Darabont, Darabont, New York Supreme Court, Eileen Bransten


AMC Urges Judge to Pause Frank Darabont’s ‘Walking Dead’ Suits

AMC has responded to Frank Darabont’s latest lawsuit, in which the fired “Walking Dead” director claims he is owed additional tens of millions of dollars on top of the $280 million he has been seeking for the past four years. In a three-page letter to Judge Eileen Bransten, AMC attorney Orin Snyder argues that Darabont […]
Tags: News, The Walking Dead, Amc, Caa, Frank Darabont, Darabont, Orin Snyder, Eileen Bransten


Frank Darabont Sues AMC Again in ‘Walking Dead’ Pay Dispute

Frank Darabont doubled down Thursday on his claim that AMC cheated him out of millions of dollars in “Walking Dead” profits, filing a new lawsuit alleging that he is owed additional tens of millions of dollars. Darabont has been warring with AMC for more than four years, as he and his agency CAA contend that […]
Tags: News, The Walking Dead, Amc, Caa, Frank Darabont, Darabont


Lawyers for Frank Darabont, AMC Square Off in Court Over ‘Walking Dead’ Lawsuit

Lawyers for Frank Darabont and AMC are squaring off in a New York courtroom today as the sides battle in a hearing over Darabont’s lawsuit claiming that AMC has short-changed him on his profit-participation stake in the hit series “The Walking Dead.” Attorneys for AMC and Darabont and his representatives at CAA bickered before Justice... Read more »
Tags: TV, New York, News, The Walking Dead, Amc, Caa, Frank Darabont, Darabont


Dissecting Three of the Scariest Stephen King Movie Moments

Being scared is a highly subjective experience. Some people have a genuine fear of clowns. For those people, the coulrophobics of the world, watching the new film adaptation of Stephen King’s It in a theater full of clowns would probably be terrifying.  The rest of us will just have to be content to get in the mood for It some other way. A great way to do that is by revisiting scary scenes from other Stephen King adaptations. With that in mind, let’s dive into a few memorable moments f...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Stephen-King, It, Features, King, Misery, The Shining, Frank Darabont, Andrea, Dale, Darabont, Thomas Jane, Laurie Holden, Drayton, The-Mist


‘The Walking Dead’ Hit With Another Lawsuit As Producers Claim AMC Profit Scam

AMC may be the one soon to be gutted after the network was hit by two subsequent lawsuits by current and former The Walking Dead creatives. The Walking Dead producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Glen Mazzara, and David Alpert are suing the cable network over profits rights, alleging that AMC has perpetuated a profits scam by underpaying the studio and producers’ for the licensing fee. The potential damages for this case could reach $1 billion. Kirkman, who co-created The Walking Dead com...
Tags: Better Call Saul, Lawsuit, New York, Television, Movies, Lionsgate, The Walking Dead, California, Amc, Walking Dead, Sci-fi, NFL, Sony, The Hollywood Reporter, Frank-Darabont, Saul


AMC's Walking Dead Lawyer Apologizes For Sending Bizarre Emails To Trump Commenter

July 13 may have been one of the strangest days in The Walking Dead's history.On Thursday morning, millions woke up to the news that Frank Darabont, the series' co-creator who has since been fired, sent incredibly violent and aggressive emails to AMC executives before and after his termination.According to The Hollywood Reporter, one of the emails, sent while Darabont was still employed, shows the director of The Green Mile threatening to kill writers for giving him a bad script. Warning: The l...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Rachel Maddow, Russia, Amc, Trump, Frank Darabont, Don, Jonathan, Darabont, Green Mile, Marc Kasowitz, Kasowitz


Frank Darabont’s Rage Boils Over: The ‘Walking Dead’ Emails

AMC Networks filed an immense trove of emails from fired “Walking Dead” executive producer Frank Darabont on Thursday. They give a rare behind-the-scenes look at the tensions that go into a prestige cable show. Darabont has said the tone and the “hyperbole” were the result of a crisis on the show, and that he stands... Read more »
Tags: TV, News, Amc, Walking Dead, Amc Networks, Frank Darabont, Darabont


Frank Darabont’s Firing Detailed in Latest ‘Walking Dead’ Lawsuit Filings

Frank Darabont’s “erratic and unprofessional performance” as showrunner of “The Walking Dead” lead to his firing in July 2011, according to the latest round of court filings in Darabont’s lawsuit against AMC Networks over his profit participation in the hit drama series. AMC and Darabont filed motions for summary judgment early Thursday in New York... Read more »
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