· Aug 4, 2017 at 1:40 pm
Stephen King’s seven-book series The Dark Tower has finally received a screen adaptation, and fans should brace themselves: it slaps a giant reset button on the series’ lore. (Which, a longtime series fan may explain to you, is somewhat appropriate.)
This long-in-production film lands with a clear emphasis on running lean. It’s a hair over 90 minutes long; its variety in scenery and locations is far from epic; and the story focuses on only three familiar characters. The result feels more like a Stephen King version of an ’80s misunderstood-teen film than you might expect, and, as such, its framework feels a little disposable—as if the names “Man In Black,” “Gunslinger,” and “Jake Chambers” could have been swapped if a license fell through at the last minute.
The great Dark Tower film we’ve wanted for years, this ain’t. But as an isolated, “inspired by Stephen King” piece of summer cinema, this first (and hopefully not last) Dark Tower film succeeds at finding a new angle to the series’ origin story, which is sold by a taut script, solid acting, and a compelling angle on what revenge looks like for both a boy and a man.
I didn’t read more than those first three paragraphs because I haven’t seen it yet…but I can work with that.
· Aug 4, 2017 at 7:43 am
There’s been a lot of public talk about “identity” lately, stimulated by high-profile cases of transsexuality (notably the athlete now named Caitlyn Jenner) and transracialism (Rachel Dolezal). It needs to be said: most of the talk, on all sides of these disputes, has been obvious nonsense – utter drivel that should not have survived five minutes of thought.
This is a long, well thought out read…but my two cents is that this particular case is NOT about rejection or identity. It’s about TV ratings.
· Aug 2, 2017 at 10:33 am
The Environmental Protection Agency has sidelined a climate site aimed at educating students, a public watchdog group has determined, as part of the agency’s ongoing review of what online content matches the new administration’s values.
This is old news but still utter bullshit.
Again let me direct you to the EPA’s mission statement: protect human health and the environment.
The current administration’s values should not supersede an agency’s mission.
· Aug 2, 2017 at 9:08 am
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· Aug 2, 2017 at 8:31 am
The Dark Tower opens this Friday. I have it on my calendar that it opened last Friday. 🙄
I don’t know what it is with me and movies lately. It’s like I’m living in the Mid-World dimension.
· Aug 1, 2017 at 9:08 pm
Wear these blue and red clown shoes with a clown costume. Any clown costume. They are completely appropriate for clowns in any setting.
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I probably need these for the upcoming IT 2017 movie premier. Here’s the Official Trailer 1 if you haven’t seen it.
· Aug 1, 2017 at 5:42 pm
When it’s been a long day the mouth filter slips down an inch or so more and I tend to start talk before thinking.
As an example… Less than an hour ago I told the Starbucks lady to “hustle” while she was grinding my coffee beans.
I may not have been joking. Maggie may have been mortified.
If you’ve never been mortified in my presence we haven’t hung out nearly enough.
jimi hindrance experience · Aug 5, 2017 at 8:16 pm
I guess I thought everyone who reads these pages knew: Dark Tower is the book that SGC pleaded with me to read and I refused. I was still into early early King. I’ve never read the Dark Tower stuff.
tcr! · Aug 6, 2017 at 11:59 am
The series is well worth the read, however, the movie is better if you haven’t read them.
It’s an epic adventure that didn’t translate well into a 90 minute film. I wanted to like it but, meh.
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