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‘Thelma’ Review

Supernatural films featuring Telekinesis were popular in the late 70’s and early 80’s, thanks in large part to directors like Brian de Palma and writer Stephen King. Stranger Things brings some of these sensibilities back into modern media storytelling but moreso pays homage to what it is making callbacks to than actually telling a familiar subject matter for fans of Carrie, The Fury and Firestarter in a different manner. Thelma, directed by Joachim Trier and written by Trier and Eskil Vogt, tells it in a different way via questioning of religion and faith in addition to sexuality from a woman who is introduced to a new environment.

Thelma (Eili Harboe) is a woman who is attending college in the city, away from her country upbringing, and is discovering her individuality. However, she experiences a epileptic seizure that seems to plunge her deeper in social isolation. Anja (Kaya Wilkins), a girl
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Stephen King Soundtrack Collection – Limited Box Set Details

VARÈSE Sarabande Records Announces Stephen King Soundtrack Collection – Limited Edition Box Set Featuring Four Classic Scores On Eight CDs Dreamcatcher (2-cd Deluxe Edition) – James Newton Howard The Stand (2-cd Deluxe Edition) – W.G. Snuffy Walden The Shining (3-cd Set) – Nicholas Pike FirestarterTangerine Dream Varèse Sarabande Records is proud to announce …

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John Carpenter Says He’s Done With Stephen King Adaptations

Writer-director John Carpenter was already a legend of horror filmmaking when he adapted Stephen King’s Christine for the big screen in 1983 – having previously delivered Dark Star, Assault On Precinct 13, Halloween, The Fog, Escape From New York, and The Thing. That being the case, Christine was very much a meeting of great minds within the genre. Now that Carpenter’s Halloween franchise is being resuscitated with a new instalment, and Stephen King’s work is seeing a resurgence in screen adaptations, fans are wondering if the two creators might reunite for a new project. The answer, however, according to John Carpenter, is a resounding ‘no.’

Speaking to Consequence Of Sound about his latest music project – the newly released album Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 – Carpenter touched upon his adaptation of Christine, as part of a wide-ranging review of the music within his filmography. Despite renewed interest in the work of both storytellers,
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‘Stranger Things’: 19 Totally ‘80s Pop Culture References That Should Be in Season 2

‘Stranger Things’: 19 Totally ‘80s Pop Culture References That Should Be in Season 2
Stranger Things 2” returns just in time for Halloween, both in the real world and in the eerie town of Hawkins, Indiana conceived in the nostalgic minds of The Duffer Brothers. The action picks up three days before Halloween 1984, which means that the year will soon be coming to a close. For those who may not have been alive or perhaps have a shaky memory of the time, 1984 was a big year for memorable events and in pop culture.

The first season reveled in bringing the time period alive in all of its totally ‘80s glory, from Dungeons & Dragons gaming sessions and Eggo waffles to homages to “E.T.,” “The Shining,” and “Rambo.” Hell, even star Winona Ryder’s presence is a timely tribute since she made her early career in such iconic ‘80s films as “Lucas,” “Beetlejuice,” and “Heathers.”

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‘Stranger Things’: 19 Totally ‘80s Pop Culture References That Should Be in Season 2

‘Stranger Things’: 19 Totally ‘80s Pop Culture References That Should Be in Season 2
Stranger Things 2” returns just in time for Halloween, both in the real world and in the eerie town of Hawkins, Indiana conceived in the nostalgic minds of The Duffer Brothers. The action picks up three days before Halloween 1984, which means that the year will soon be coming to a close. For those who may not have been alive or perhaps have a shaky memory of the time, 1984 was a big year for memorable events and in pop culture.

The first season reveled in bringing the time period alive in all of its totally ‘80s glory, from Dungeons & Dragons gaming sessions and Eggo waffles to homages to “E.T.,” “The Shining,” and “Rambo.” Hell, even star Winona Ryder’s presence is a timely tribute since she made her early career in such iconic ‘80s films as “Lucas,” “Beetlejuice,” and “Heathers.”

Read More:7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in October, and The Best
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All the Throwback Set Photos You Need to See, From Mean Girls to 10 Things I Hate About You

All the Throwback Set Photos You Need to See, From Mean Girls to 10 Things I Hate About You
Ever wonder what the stars of your favorite movies and TV shows got up to when the cameras weren’t rolling? Well, we have some partial answers for you.

Keep scrolling to see the best behind-the-scenes shots from decades past. They’re totally phat, gnarly, groovy and … you get the idea:

Lizzy Caplan, Jonathan Bennett, Amy Poehler, Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Crimi in Mean Girls.

Amy Poehler and Nicole Crimi in Mean Girls.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Andrew Keegan, Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Larisa Oleynik, Gabrielle Union-Wade, and David Krumholtz in 10 Things I Hate About You.

Zoë Saldana, Taryn Manning and Britney Spears in Crossroads.
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Stephen King’s Renaissance: Netflix Continues ‘It’ Success With Two Acclaimed New Adaptations

Stephen King’s Renaissance: Netflix Continues ‘It’ Success With Two Acclaimed New Adaptations
Adapting Stephen King for the big screen doesn’t always work out. For every “The Shawshank Redemption, “Stand By Me,” and “The Shining” there is a “Secret Window,” “Dreamcatcher,” and “The Dark Tower,” which means that by now King fans know better than to get their hopes up any time an adaptation is announced. Fortunately, the fall movie season is shaping up to be the strongest run of Stephen King adaptations the movies have ever seen. “It” is already a fan favorite and a box office sensation, dethroning “The Exorcist” to become the biggest horror grosser in the U.S., but Netflix is about to provide a one-two punch in great King movies.

Read More:‘Gerald’s Game’ Review: Kinky Sex Goes Wrong, but It’s Stephen King Done Right

The streaming giant premiered two original films based on Stephen King works at Fantastic Fest this weekend, “Gerald’s Game
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Are you suffering from flashback fatigue in TV shows?

Robb Sheppard Sep 7, 2017

Lost, Arrow, The Handmaid's Tale... do flashback episodes ever get you down?

We’ve all been there, haven’t we? We’ve waited a week for the brand new ep of our fav new show, desperate to see some forward momentum, some steps towards being satisfied or a road to resolution. But as the intro fades, something seems amiss, out of place and out of time.

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Ugh! Flashback episode.

Any Gcse English student should be able to tell you that
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Star Wars Episode IX: who needs movie directors, anyway?

Ryan Lambie Sep 7, 2017

As Colin Trevorrow joins a growing list of departing filmmakers, we ask what role directors even have in major franchises like Star Wars...

It must be a good couple of years ago already by now, but in a corner of Hollywood far, far away, someone at Disney-Lucasfilm took a photograph of four film directors.

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On the left, Gareth Edwards, then on the cusp of making the Star Wars spin-off, Rogue One. Next to him, Phil Lord and Chris Miller,
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Drew Barrymore Developing Horror Anthology Series with All-Female Team

Drew Barrymore Developing Horror Anthology Series with All-Female Team
Drew Barrymore, who starred in Firestarter as a kid and made a memorable impression in Scream as an adult, is headed back to the horror genre with “Black Rose Anthology,” a new anthology series that has just been picked up by The CW. Deadline reports that the one-hour series will be unique in that the writing […]
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Stranger Things Pays Homage To Another 80s Classic In New Poster

Netflix’s Stranger Things continues to hit us fans with heavy doses of nostalgia as we are treated with another great crossover poster in preparation for the second season premiere this October. The poster comes to us via the Stranger Things Twitter account and pays homage to Firestarter, a classic 80s film that was based off of a Stephen King novel of the same name and starred Drew Barrymore. In the poster, Millie Brown’s Eleven, replaces Drew Barrymore’s character, Charlie. The fire in the original poster is replaced with a starry sky, that in a way reminds me of the show’s first episode. You can see the poster below.

Normal in every way but one. Will Eleven have the power...to survive? #StrangerThursdays begins now. pic.twitter.com/hzR20qONQ2

Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) August 31, 2017

It is safe to say that the Duffer brothers may have used
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Stephen King Wins Back Rights to Some of His Biggest Horror Titles

Stephen King Wins Back Rights to Some of His Biggest Horror Titles
There is a massive resurgence going on right now in terms of Hollywood adapting Stephen King properties. The Dark Tower movie finally got made, despite the general sense of disappointment, Mr. Mercedes is currently airing and, perhaps most importantly, the It movie we've all been waiting for finally hits theaters next week. Point being, Stephen King is a big deal right now. And lucky for him, he is about to get the rights back to a lot of his most popular works.

As discovered by Zerner Law, Stephen King filed to terminate the transfer of his licenses for the movies, The Dead Zone, Cujo, Children of the Corn, Firestarter, Creepshow and Cat's Eye. The notices were filed on August 31, 2016, which means that he will have the rights to all of those titles back as of September 1, 2018. That means, King is now in control of these titles moving forward as of that date next year.
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Latest ‘Stranger Things’ Poster Pays Tribute to Stephen King’s ‘Firestarter’ (Photo)

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Latest ‘Stranger Things’ Poster Pays Tribute to Stephen King’s ‘Firestarter’ (Photo)
If there was any doubt in your mind that Netflix’s “Stranger Things” took inspiration from Stephen King, let this new poster be Exhibit A. The promo artwork featuring Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) was tweeted out by the official “Stranger Things” account Thursday with the caption: “Normal in every way but one. Will Eleven have the power … to survive?” This draws reference to her psychic powers but shows the fight is a bit more basic than fighting monsters or the supernatural. It also is a direct homage to the movie 1984 horror movie “Firestarter,” starring Drew Barrymore and based on the.
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Last chance! Win tickets for the BFI’s Stephen King season!

Den Of Geek Aug 15, 2017

The BFI is putting on a season of Stephen King films - and you can win tickets right here!

This Competition Closes Today!

The BFI is bringing together a selection of Stephen King adaptations for its Nightmares And Dreamscapes season, that’s going to see a range of films back on the big screen. The occasion is the author’s 70th birthday, and the films on offer range from Carrie and The Shining through to The Dead Zone and Firestarter. It’s quite a selection, and you can find the full programme – and ticket details – right here.

Furthermore, we’ve teamed up with the BFI for a special competition, that’ll see the lucky winner get a bundle of tickets. The prize winner will get two tickets to:

A preview of the new film of It Carrie at the IMAX Creepshow, followed by discussion hosted by
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Stephen King Movie Adaptations: The Successes and Failures

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With the upcoming release of The Dark Tower and It: Part 1 - The Loser’s Club, we look back at the successes and failures of previous Stephen King film adaptations.

Stephen King published his first novel in 1974. That novel, Carrie, would go on to sell more than a million copies in its first year of publication. The popularity of this book resulted in a movie adaptation two years later. As Stephen King released more novels, his popularity as an author grew, and many more films, miniseries, TV shows, and graphic novels came to be based on his writings. Today, King is one of the most well known and successful modern writers. Although he has written in many genres (including contributions to comic books), he is best known for his horror writings.

58 films have been released so far that have been based at least in some part on the writings of Stephen King.
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The Dark Tower's Matthew McConaughey talks taking on Stephen King

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The Dark Tower's Matthew McConaughey talks taking on Stephen KingThe Dark Tower's Matthew McConaughey talks taking on Stephen KingBob Strauss - Cineplex Magazine7/31/2017 10:26:00 Am

Could the McConaissance be meeting the Kingaissance with The Dark Tower?

Not only is the film the first in what could be a series of big-screen adaptations based on fantasy writer Stephen King’s eight-book "The Dark Tower" series, which the author himself referred to as his magnum opus (or masterwork), it’s coming out just a month before another anticipated movie based on one of King’s favourites, It.

If both productions live up to expectations, it will be good news for King’s screen legacy, which has long been in need of an upgrade. The Dark Tower, luckily, co-stars the reigning master of Hollywood image rebuilding, Matthew McConaughey, as the piece’s main supernatural villain known as the Man in Black.
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Suntup Editions’ The Covers Collection Features Prints of Artwork from Iconic Stephen King Book Covers

For many readers, the illustrations on the covers of Stephen King's novels are just as indelible as the stories told on the pages within, and Suntup Editions is paying tribute to these iconic images with The Covers Collection, a new series of giclée prints featuring the artwork that graced the covers of King's hardcovers, including Pet Sematary, ’Salem's Lot, and It.

The Covers Collection features the work of ten artists and 15 book cover artworks (displayed in their full form without the title text and other additions that appear on book covers).

These highly limited edition prints are available in sizes 18”x24” or 11”x17” (and other dimensions in some cases), come signed by the artist, and are limited to just 100 copies apiece. Those who sign up for The Covers Collection series can look forward to receiving one a month in the mail.

To learn more about The Covers Collection, visit Suntup Editions' website,
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Horror Highlights: Pennywise: The Story Of It Documentary, MST3K Apparel & Collectibles, 43rd Annual Saturn Awards, Mountain Monsters Clip, Wichita

"They all float down here, Georgie!" Pennywise and the kids of The Losers Club from the 1990 miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's It are featured in hours of content in the new documentary Pennywise: The Story of It. Also: Mystery Science Theater 3000 collectibles and apparel, 43rd annual Saturn Awards Special Achievement Award Winners, a look at a new clip from Mountain Monsters, and Wichita release details.

Pennywise: The Story of It Documentary Indiegogo Details: "Indiegogo Campaign: "From the makers of 'You're so cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night' and 'RoboDoc: The Creation of RoboCop' and the director of 'Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Path to Pet Sematary' comes this brand-new documentary celebrating the legacy of 'Stephen King's It' and the legend Tim Curry. With over 30 interviews and hours of behind the scenes footage, this is Your opportunity to support this independent project and make it a reality.
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Blumhouse Set to Produce Dee Rees Horror Feature About Lesbians in Rural America

Blumhouse Set to Produce Dee Rees Horror Feature About Lesbians in Rural America
Mudbound” director Dee Rees will write and direct an untitled horror project for Blumhouse “centered on the domestic lives of black lesbians in rural America,” the New York Times revealed in a profile of Blumhouse founder Jason Blum. The news was confirmed by The Tracking Board.

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Blum saw “Mudbound” at the Sundance Film Festival, where it received a standing ovation and sold to Netflix for a whopping $12.5 million — the largest acquisition of the 2017 festival. When he had the chance to meet Rees at a Sundance Institute event in March, he teared up as he told her it was “one of the most powerful movies.” A mutual admiration society, Rees had recently seen Jordan Peele’s “Get Out,” which was produced by Blumhouse, and had similarly nice things to say to Blum.

The two sat down
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