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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


14 Shows Like Justified That Are Definitely Worth Watching

Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens represented a full-circle union for Elmore Leonard. Here was a hero that could've sauntered straight out of the Wild West pulp he wrote as a young man and into the paperback crime that later granted him immortality. In his debut appearance, the 1993 novel "Pronto," Givens cut a willfully anachronistic figure. Nobody took him seriously. Not the two-bit kidnappers or the retirement-minded bookies or even the women. Not at first, anyway. He was a kook with a six-sh...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Nbc, Abc, Los Angeles, Fbi, Karen, Idaho, New York Times, Donald Sutherland, Timothy Olyphant, Walton Goggins, Sons Of Anarchy


Ghostbusters: Afterlife Cast Shawshank Redemption Actor Bob Gunton As Egon's Stand-In

The finale of "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" has proven to be somewhat of a demarcation line for viewers. Either you buy into the sentimental nostalgia of seeing Harold Ramis' Egon make one final appearance on screen or you don't and it comes off as incredibly ghoulish. I'm personally in the former camp. Seeing Ramis on screen again, even in a CGI capacity, standing shoulder to shoulder with Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson to finally put Gozer in her place was a full-circle moment that mad...
Tags: Movies, News, Jason Reitman, Jon Favreau, MPC, Leia, Frank Darabont, Egon, Sean Young, Reitman, Bob Gunton, Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray Dan Aykroyd, Gozer, Drew Taylor


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


Great Escapes With Morgan Freeman Season 1: Release Date, Cast And More

Morgan Freeman is certainly familiar with prison thanks to all the time he spent in the yard for "The Shawshank Redemption." Even though he wasn't the prisoner who hatched the unbelievable escape in Frank Darabont's film based on a novella by Stephen King, the Oscar-winning actor has been tapped to host a new nonfiction series on The History Channel called "Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman." After all, his name is right there in the title, so who else was going to host this show? If this is the...
Tags: Television, Movies, Stephen King, Tennessee, Northern Ireland, Showtime, Morgan Freeman, Ben Stiller, History Channel, Frank Darabont, Bobby, Dannemora New York, Tim Robbins, Dannemora, Great Escapes, Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary


Sci-Fi Box Office Bombs That Deserve A Second Chance

As we emerge from the other side of the pandemic, a bunch of big budget science-fiction franchises are about to return to the big screen: Denis Villeneuve's adaption of "Dune," Lana Wachowski's "Matrix 4," James Cameron's "Avatar 2: The Klumps," and Patty Jenkins' contribution to the eternal Star Wars juggernaut, "Rogue Squadron."But a big license and major studio backing is no guarantee of success. "Solo" famously underperformed, as did David Lynch's "Dune" long before it. However, box office r...
Tags: England, London, Movies, Earth, Avatar, Alfonso Cuarón, Michael Caine, Brian, John, Scarlett Johansson, Steve McQueen, Ryan Gosling, Kristen Stewart, Tom Cruise, Ridley Scott, James Cameron


The 20 Best 2000s Horror Movies Ranked

After the bountiful harvest the decade before, horror films fell into somewhat of a rut in the '90s. It was an era that saw the long overdue death of a number of once-lucrative franchises like Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th, thanks to sequels with lessening box office returns. However, a resurgence began with the dawn of the new millennium. With the emergence of digital film technology and affordable computing power, films were cheaper to make, while the internet was a brand new fro...
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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


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


Salem's Lot: Release Date, Cast, And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)"Salem's Lot" is revving up for its third screen adaptation, and this time it will be getting the movie treatment rather than another TV miniseries treatment. If you're a fan of Stephen King's 1975 vampire novel or any of its adaptations, consider this the knock on the window from the pale, floating boy with fangs and dark circle...
Tags: Hbo, England, Movies, Stephen King, Jerusalem, America, Salem, Cbs, Alfre Woodard, Rob Lowe, TNT, Bram Stoker, New England, Bruce Willis, Frank Darabont, Lowe


The Daily Stream: Shakespeare In Love Wisely Values Romance Over Accuracy

(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: "Shakespeare in Love"Where You Can Stream It: HBO MaxThe Pitch: In 1593 London, a moody, sexy playwright named William Shakespeare (ever heard of him?) needs to write a new play, but he finds himself romantically dejected and creatively up against a wall. But he is inspired by a one-two punch that happens nearly simultaneo...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, London, Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Ben Affleck, Rupert Everett, Judi Dench, William Shakespeare, Kent, Shakespeare, Norman, Emily Blunt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Romeo, Colin Firth


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


'Salem's Lot Stealthily Adds King Adaptation Vet William Sadler, Already On Set

Well well well, look who's going to pop up in Gary Dauberman's feature-length adaptation of Stephen King's famous vampire novel, "'Salem's Lot." It's none other than William Sadler, who is no stranger to the world of King adaptations. He portrayed a prison inmate in Frank Darabont's all-timer "The Shawshank Redemption" as well as one of the poor bastards stuck in that little corner store in "The Mist" and the devastated father of two murdered girls in "The Green Mile."Now, he'll be joining an al...
Tags: Movies, News, Stephen King, Jerusalem, Salem, Catholic, Alfre Woodard, Frank Darabont, Clark, Callahan, Sadler, Matthew Burke, James Wan, SlashFilm, William Sadler, Gary Dauberman


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


13 Box Office Bombs That Are Truly Worth A Watch

Good movies aren't all created equal. While some benefit from great trailers and well-crafted marketing campaigns, other films suffer from a lack of promotion. Sometimes, a good movie is released at the same time as bigger, much-awaited production that overshadows everything else in theaters; it's never a good idea to schedule a movie's opening against the latest entry in a hot franchise or the biggest stars' latest blockbusters. Whatever the reason, many truly great movies bomb at the box offic...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Movies, Robert Downey Jr, Julianne Moore, California, New York City, Stephen King, Roald Dahl, Disney, Los Angeles, World, Maine, Paris, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Salem


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


Joshua Meyer’s Favorite Movies of All Time

It’s a privilege to address /Film’s readers as a duly deputized member of the site’s full-time writing staff. I now carry a badge and a gun named Gladys and a smile in my heart. If you’re a regular visitor to the site, chances are, you may have already read something I wrote in the last four years. However, for the benefit of those who don’t know me, I’ll introduce myself here. My name is Josh”ua” Meyer (Josh or Joshua are okay, but never Veronica) and I’ve been a regular contributor to /Film s...
Tags: Japan, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, Obama, Stephen King, Superman, Features, Netflix, Roger Ebert, James Bond, Bill Murray, Stanley Kubrick, Tokyo, Paul Thomas Anderson, Jesus


Like the Walkers Themselves, Robert Kirkman’s ‘Walking Dead’ Lawsuit Refuses to Die

AMC has a whole lot of Walking Dead on their roster. There’s The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, Walking Dead: World Beyond and The Dead, They Are Walking (okay, I made the last one up). All these shows have made AMC a ton of money. The entire franchise, however, rests on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman. And Kirkman, along with fellow executive producers Gale Anne Hurd, Glen Mazzara, and David Alpert, have sued AMC alleging that the company shortchanged them their share of the prof...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, Movies, News, Amc, Frank Darabont, Buckley, Los Angeles Superior Court, David Alpert, Robert Kirkman, Kirkman, DANIEL BUCKLEY, Gale Anne Hurd Glen Mazzara, AMC Network


‘The Shawshank Redemption’ 4K Will Tunnel Its Way to Freedom This September

The Shawshank Redemption, a great movie that got a bad wrap after playing on cable 24 hours a day for five straight years in a row, is coming to 4K. The Stephen King adaptation from director Frank Darabont opened in 1994. While the movie would go on to score some Oscar nominations, it was actually a box office disappointment. Thankfully, Shawshank eventually found its audience on home video. At some point, I feel like it became cool to declare disdain for The Shawshank Redemption. I don’t ha...
Tags: Movies, News, Stephen King, Maine, Frank Darabont, Andy Dufresne Tim Robbins, Red Morgan Freeman


Stephen King Short Story ‘Strawberry Spring’ is Becoming a Podcast, Starring Garrett Hedlund and Milo Ventimiglia

The Stephen King multimedia renaissance shows no signs of letting up. We’ve seen plenty of film, television, and comic book adaptations of King’s novels and short stories, not to mention audiobooks read by notable acting alumni from some of those adaptations. Now, Audio Up Media, iHeartMedia, and producer Lee Metzger are about to fill your ears with a new podcast based on “Strawberry Spring,” one of the chilling tales from King’s classic 1978 collection, Night Shift. The Wrap reports that “M...
Tags: Apple, Movies, News, Stephen King, Jerusalem, Amazon Prime, King, New England, David Schwimmer, Cool Stuff, Frank Darabont, Michael C Hall, Epix, Metzger, Disney Fox, Scott Beck


‘Lisey’s Story’ Spoiler Review: Maybe Stephen King is the Wrong Choice to Adapt Stephen King

“Everything the same?” This is how Scott Landon, one of many writer characters in the written works of Stephen King, greets his wife, Lisey, when coming home from a hard day of catatonic gazing by the dream pool. Like many creative people, he’s half in this world and half out. His favorite haunt is Boo’ya Moon, a mystical realm, like Never Never Land only scarier and potentially more lobotomizing. It’s the human imagination, literalized as a place of peril and wonder, and it’s only ever a blink...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Hbo, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Julianne Moore, Stephen King, Earth, Features, Netflix, Pennsylvania, Alfonso Cuarón, Michael Chabon, Spike Lee, Louisiana


AMC to Pay Frank Darabont, CAA $200M in Settlement of ‘Walking Dead’ Profits Fight

The long-running legal battle over Frank Darabont’s profits from The Walking Dead has come to an end, with AMC Networks making a...
Tags: Amc, Caa, Amc Networks, Frank Darabont


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 settles 'Walking Dead' lawsuit with filmmaker Frank Darabont, CAA for $200 million

AMC Networks has settled a lengthy legal dispute with filmmaker Frank Darabont and the Creative Artists Agency for $200 million over...
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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


‘The Reckoning’ Director Neil Marshall on Returning to Low-Budget Horror and Why His Hellboy Reboot “Sucked” [Interview]

Neil Marshall is returning to his roots. The director began his career with the one-two punch of Dog Soldiers and The Descent and while neither is 20 years old yet, they’re already endlessly rewatchable classics in the eyes of many horror movie fans. Marshall went on to direct bombastic post-apocalyptic mayhem with Doomsday followed by Centurion, a lean chase film set in ancient Scotland. For Marshall, this was his last true movie. Over the last 10 years, the director has been on a roll in tele...
Tags: Movies, Interview, Horror, Scotland, Christopher Lee, Features, Game Of Thrones, Northern England, Hellboy, Hannibal, Marshall, Frank Darabont, Constantine, Ian White, Neil-Marshall, Featured Stories Sidebar