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Doctor Sleep, It, The Dark Tower: is there too much Stephen King on screen?

The horror overlord is everywhere in 2019, and with good reason. But we may be getting close to saturation point

Stephen King rules modern horror – but how much of his reign can we take? In 2019, his stories seem to be everywhere. On Halloween comes Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining. It is the fourth King-derived movie this year, following Pet Sematary, In the Tall Grass (Netflix’s third King adaptation in three years) and, still on release, It: Chapter Two. Meanwhile, coming to the small screen we have HBO’s The Outsider, Amazon’s The Dark Tower, a Julianne Moore-led Lisey’s Story, The Stand, season three of Mr Mercedes and season two of Castle Rock. His 61st novel, The Institute, was also released last month. A TV adaptation is already in the works.

You do not have to look far for explanations for King’s ubiquity. For one thing,
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‘Your Honor’: Tony Curran, Keith Machekanyanga, Lamar Johnson & Benjamin Flores Jr. Join Showtime Legal Drama

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‘Your Honor’: Tony Curran, Keith Machekanyanga, Lamar Johnson & Benjamin Flores Jr. Join Showtime Legal Drama
Exclusive: Tony Curran (Ray Donovan), Keith Machekanyanga (Dear White People), Lamar Johnson (The Hate You Give) and Benjamin Flores, Jr. (Rim of the World) are set for recurring roles opposite Bryan Cranston in Your Honor, Showtime’s limited series based on the hot Israeli drama format (Kvodo). The legal thriller hails from Peter Moffat, whose BAFTA-winning Criminal Justice was the basis for HBO’s Emmy-winning limited series The Night Of, and The Good Wife‘s Robert and Michelle King. The series, produced by CBS TV Studios, is in production in New Orleans.

Written by British TV writer-playwright Moffat, the 10-episode limited series rips through all strata of New Orleans society.

Curran plays Frankie, a trusted associate of crime boss Jimmy Baxter (Michael Stuhlbarg). Machekanyanga plays Little Mo, a gang leader who enlists the help of one of his crew, Kofi Jones (Johnson), in a crime. Flores plays Eugene, Kofi’s
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Tim Robbins Says He May Return to Shawshank State Penitentiary in ‘Castle Rock’ Season 2

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Tim Robbins Says He May Return to Shawshank State Penitentiary in ‘Castle Rock’ Season 2
Tim Robbins is returning to the world of Stephen King in the second season of Hulu’s “Castle Rock,” and teased a return to a familiar prison.

Robbins, who starred as wrongly-convicted inmate Andy Dufrense in “The Shawshank Redemption,” will play another King character in Reginald “Pop” Merrill, who was featured in the novella, “The Sun Dog.” “Castle Rock” features many iconic King locations, including Shawshank State Penitentiary. With Pop being the head of a crime family, could that mean that all these years after he “crawled through a river of s—,” could Robbins return to the infamous prison?

“I’m not sure I can say,” the actor told Entertainment Weekly. “I believe there’s one [scene].”

Also Read: Lizzy Caplan Does Her Best 'Cock-a-Doodie' Impression of Kathy Bates' Annie Wilkes in 'Castle Rock' Season 2 Trailer (Video)

Castle Rock” smashes together various stories and characters from King’s works.
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Rita Hayworth movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Gilda,’ ‘Only Angels Have Wings’

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Rita Hayworth movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Gilda,’ ‘Only Angels Have Wings’
She was the first American actress to marry a prince, the first actress to dance with both Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, one of the first pin-up girls of the 1940s and the first celebrity to bring awareness to Alzheimer’s Disease. She was the “Love Goddess,” Rita Hayworth.

Hayworth was born on October 17, 1918, in Brooklyn as Margarita Carmen Cansino, into a family of Spanish dancers. Although she later claimed she didn’t care for it, Hayworth started dancing at a young age to please her father. They performed together as the Dancing Cansinos from the time she was 12-years-old. She began landing small film roles in her teens under the name Rita Cansino, eventually earning a contract with Columbia Pictures. There she was “Americanized” by changing her last name to her Irish mother’s maiden name of Hayworth, dying her dark hair red and having electrolysis to raise her hairline.
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Rita Hayworth movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Rita Hayworth movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best
She was the first American actress to marry a prince, the first actress to dance with both Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, one of the first pin-up girls of the 1940s and the first celebrity to bring awareness to Alzheimer’s Disease. She was the “Love Goddess,” Rita Hayworth.

Hayworth was born on October 17, 1918, in Brooklyn as Margarita Carmen Cansino, into a family of Spanish dancers. Although she later claimed she didn’t care for it, Hayworth started dancing at a young age to please her father. They performed together as the Dancing Cansinos from the time she was 12-years-old. She began landing small film roles in her teens under the name Rita Cansino, eventually earning a contract with Columbia Pictures. There she was “Americanized” by changing her last name to her Irish mother’s maiden name of Hayworth, dying her dark hair red and having electrolysis to raise her hairline.
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Cool Collection of New Poster Art From Hero Complex Gallery Includes Dragon's Lair, Seinfeld, The Lost Boys, and More!

I’ve got a wicked cool collection of new poster art to share with you today from Hero Complex Gallery. This poster art made its debut at New York Comic-Con 2019 and now they are available for you to purchase online!

Most of the poster art that I buy comes from Hero Complex Gallery. They have a group of super talented artists there that create some beautiful work. This recent collection of art pays tribute to films such as Dragon’s Lair, The Lost Boys, Seinfeld, Superman, Starship Troopers, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Hellraiser, Halloween, My Neighbor Totoro, An American Werewolf in London, Big Trouble in Little China, Pulp Fiction, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Ghostbusters, The Thing, Predator, The Matrix, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday The 13th, and The Shawshank Redemption.

Check out the collection of art below:

The above work comes from artists such as Kevin M. Wilson,
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Tim Robbins Thinks ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ Failed At The Box Office Because Of The Confusing Title

It’s hard to imagine a world where “The Shawshank Redemption” isn’t thought of as one of the best films of the last three decades. However, upon its release, ‘Shawshank’ didn’t exactly light up the box office and was seen as a big flop. And according to actor Tim Robbins, he thinks that maybe one of the reasons for that failure is the title itself.

Speaking to EW, Robbins was asked why he thinks “The Shawshank Redemption” wasn’t an immediate hit back in 1994 when it was released.

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Tim Robbins Blames ‘Shawshank’ Box Office Flop on Title No One Could Remember

Tim Robbins Blames ‘Shawshank’ Box Office Flop on Title No One Could Remember
The Shawshank Redemption” is often cited as one of the most beloved movies ever made, but when it opened in movie theaters 25 years ago it was more or less a box office flop. The Frank Darabont-directed drama cost $25 million to produce and only made $28 million at the domestic box office. “Shawshank” would grow in popularity on home video, but it hardly brought as many people to the theater as Columbia Pictures had hoped in fall 1994. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, “Shawshank” star Tim Robbins has a theory about why the film bombed in its initial theatrical release.

“When it came out, and was not well received at the box office, there were various reasons given: Well, it’s the title, no one can remember the title,” Robbins said. “And that makes sense too, because for years after that film came out, people would come up to me and say,
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Annie Wilkes Images Arrive in “Castle Rock”

Annie Wilkes Images Arrive in “Castle Rock”
In the return of “Castle Rock”, psychopath Annie Wilkes (played Lizzy Caplan), a nurse from hell, gets waylaid in Castle Rock. Here, we see images from the premiere episode in which Misery comes to town. Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption) will be returning to the world of Stephen King in Season 2, alongside Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade), Yusra Warsama, Barkhad Abdi, Matthew Alan, John […]
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Joker Is Now On IMDb’s Top Ten Highest Rated Movies Of All Time List

Joker might’ve left critics divided and society watchdogs concerned about the impact of the movie’s message on impressionable minds, but the film is an unquestionable hit with audiences. After making a killing at the box office and beating out Marvel’s own villain-turned antihero Venom to become the October release champ, fans have granted Joker another distinction by rating the pic among the ten best movies on IMDb.

While IMDb’s often accused of allowing its rating system to be swayed too easily by fanboys, Joker, the only release to feature from this decade, joins a distinguished top ten list, coming in at number nine at last count, alongside The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Pulp Fiction, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, 12 Angry Men, Schindler’s List, Godfather I and II, and The Shawshank Redemption. The only other comic book movie on
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Joker Cracks IMDb Top 10 Highest-Rated Movies of All Time List

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Joker has proven to be a tremendous hit with IMDb users, as the controversial movie is now among the online database's highest-rated movies of all time. As of this time, the movie is currently sitting in the No. 9 slot, sitting behind such other classic titles as The Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, and the first two Godfather movies. This also marks two separate spots in the top 10 for the Clown Prince of Crime, as The Dark Knight with Heath Ledger as the Joker is currently ranked No. 4. While this is an awesome ranking to achieve so soon after its premiere, it's also worth noting that this number could start quickly decreasing if more IMDb users give it lower ratings over the course of its theatrical run and subsequent release on home video.

Directed by Todd Phillips using a screenplay co-written with scott Silver, Joker presents an alternate origin story for Batman's arch-nemesis.
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Chicago Pd Actor Daniel Pinder will star next to Japanese actress Hazuki Kato in Garrison 7: The Fallen

Daniel Pinder sounds like any regular 25 year old, but this young actor will soon be starring in “Garrison 7: The Fallen”, one of the most anticipated science fiction movies that fans have been waiting for. Pinder first made his step onto the film scene with his role of Michael on NBC’s crime drama “Chicago Pd” and now he gears up for his biggest role yet as Kai in the G7 Universe, alongside Japanese actress Hazuki Kato. Hazuki Kato is a Japanese born actress who has starred in movies such as “Falcon Rising” and “Atomic Eden”. Kato will be playing Tarren Kh’an in G7.

We are unsure if Pinder’s character and Kato’s will meet in the film, but Pinder’s character is one of the key roles throughout the G7 Universe. There’s also been rumors of possible Asian filming locations, but that has not been confirmed yet.
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Feature: Stephen King’s Timeless Titles

Stephen King, if you didn’t already know, is probably the most prominent and influential horror, sci-fi author of all time. This globally recognised, genre-defining icon has made his mark on popular culture, writing an astonishing 61 novels so far, inspiring 51 films, 24 television series’, and 17 spin-offs, with three more series scheduled for release next year. His stories have continued to evolve over the years, proving time and time again, that his work is time-less.

It has been 25 years since the release of one of King’s most popular, award winning television adaptations; The Stand, and to celebrate its upcoming Blu-ray release (out on the 7th October), as well as build some suspense in the run up to Halloween this month, we have decided on some of Stephen King’s most memorable works over the last four decades!

Stand by Me

Stand by Me (1986) is a classic drama, based on the 1982 novella ‘The Body’. Combined with nostalgia,
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Fantastic Fest 2019 Interview: Co-Stars William Sadler and Martin Kove on Their Characters and Kicking Ass for Vfw

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Joe BegosVfw made a huge splash when it premiered at Fantastic Fest 2019 a few weeks ago, and now, his latest is set to take over the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood tomorrow when it screens as part of Beyond Fest 2019. While in Austin, Daily Dead had the pleasure of sitting down with two of the film’s seasoned performers: the incomparable William Sadler and the endlessly charismatic Martin Kove, who portray Vietnam veterans in Vfw who must fend off a gang of murderous punks who attack them in their favorite watering hole.

During the interview, both Sadler and Kove discussed what drew them into Vfw, the collaborative spirit they experienced on set, the joy of being able to share stories amongst their co-stars during production, and how much they enjoyed getting to kick some ass once again for Vfw.

So, what was the initial appeal coming into this project? Was it the script?
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Castle Rock Season 2 Easter Egg Filled Promo Takes You on a Road Trip From Castle Rock to Jerusalem’s Lot

Hulu has released an interesting promo spot for Castle Rock Season 2. It takes the viewers on a 14-minute long road trip from Castle Rock to Jerusalem’s Lot and the radio is on to keep you entertained as you travel.

You are supposed to keep a lookout to see if you can see or hear anything. I will say, there are a ton of references to some of Stephen King’s popular stories including Stand By Me, Misery, Salem’s Lot, Maximum Overdrive, It, Needful Things, The Mist, Under The Dome, Pet Semetary, Sleeping Beauties, The Shawshank Redemption, 11/22/63, The Stand, The Dead Zone, and more!

For those of you who are familiar with King’s work, these references aren’t hard to catch. You just have to listen. This is actually a pretty cool promo and while it may seem boring for some, it’s exciting for the Stephen King fans like myself.
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1917 Trailer #2 Stunningly Brings World War I to Life in One Continuous Shot

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Universal Pictures has released a new trailer for the upcoming World War I epic 1917/">1917. This is the latest from Sam Mendes and the filmmaker has truly outdone himself this time. Not only is he taking on some harrowing subject matter with a stacked cast, but he's decided to make it appear as though all of these events will unfold in a single, continuous shot that lasts for two hours. Safe to say, this could prove to be unlike anything we've ever seen.

The trailer debuted during the movie's panel at New York Comic-Con and was promptly released online after. The footage, though not presented as a single shot, is excruciatingly tense and undeniably grand in scope. We get a strong sense of the story at play, which sees two soldiers being handed a very important mission that could save the lives of hundreds of men. During the panel, Sam Mendes
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’45 Seconds of Laughter’ Review: Tim Robbins Goes to Jail for a Empathetic Doc About Healing Through Comedy

’45 Seconds of Laughter’ Review: Tim Robbins Goes to Jail for a Empathetic Doc About Healing Through Comedy
Did starring in “The Shawshank Redemption” (and then directing “Dead Man Walking” the following year) leave Tim Robbins with a profound compassion for the members of America’s prison system, or was that profound compassion what compelled him to pursue those jobs in the first place? Either way, it seems the famous actor and sometime filmmaker still fervently believes in the words of Sister Helen Prejean, who Susan Sarandon played in “Dead Man Walking”: “Everyone is worth more than their worst act.”

Robbins’ first directorial effort since 1999’s “Cradle Will Rock” finds him going back to jail in order to help extend that ethos into the real world. , “45 Seconds of Laughter” takes us inside the maximum-security fortress of Calipatria State Prison, where a few special members of Robbins’ theater company (The Actors’ Gang) lead a troupe of violent criminals in a commedia dell’arte workshop that’s meant to
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Morgan Freeman to Produce, Star in Peter Greenaway’s ‘Lucca Mortis’ (Exclusive)

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Morgan Freeman to Produce, Star in Peter Greenaway’s ‘Lucca Mortis’ (Exclusive)
Morgan Freeman will produce and star in Peter Greenaway’s drama “Lucca Mortis,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Morgan will portray a writer whose last big adventure will very likely be death. Based in New York City’s Little Italy, he takes a sabbatical and travels with his family to Lucca, Italy in order to trace his ancestral roots and clean up the loose ends in his life.

Morgan will produce with Lori McCreary through their Revelations Entertainment alongside Greenaway’s longtime producing partner, Kees Kasander. “Lucca Mortis” is Kasander’s 15th film with Greenaway. The film is scheduled to begin shooting around March 2020.

Greenaway is one of Britain’s leading auteurs whose notable past works include “Prospero’s Books,” “The Cook, the Thief, His Wire & Her Lover,” “The Draughtsman’s Contract” and “Drowning by Numbers.”

“Morgan and I have been fans of Peter’s work for years and we feel
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The Collider.com Podcast: Episode 225 – ‘The Shawshank Redemption’, 25 Years Later

This week on The Collider.com Podcast, we're looking back at The Shawshank Redemption as the film reaches its 25th anniversary. We look at the film's enduring popularity contrasted against its minimal influence, the surprising darkness that permeates the entire picture, the films of director Frank Darabont, if Shawshank's popularity is deserved, and much more. We then finish up with Recently Watched. Click on the respective link to find us on iTunes. Also, we've moved to a new channel: Collider Weekly. Collider Weekly will host podcasts only from writers on Collider.com, so please be sure …
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The Collider.com Podcast: Episode 225 – ‘The Shawshank Redemption’, 25 Years Later

This week on The Collider.com Podcast, we're looking back at The Shawshank Redemption as the film reaches its 25th anniversary. We look at the film's enduring popularity contrasted against its minimal influence, the surprising darkness that permeates the entire picture, the films of director Frank Darabont, if Shawshank's popularity is deserved, and much more. We then finish up with Recently Watched. Click on the respective link to find us on iTunes. Also, we've moved to a new channel: Collider Weekly. Collider Weekly will host podcasts only from writers on Collider.com, so please be sure …
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