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Stephen King’s IT (1990) review (Quick Reviews)

Now that Halloween is right around the cornder, today makes the beginning of Quick Reviews horror movie episodes for the month of October!  This year’s festivities begin with the original adaptation of Stephen King’s IT, which aired as a two part miniseries in 1990. Read the rest of this entry

Misery quick movie review

(FYI: the trailer gives away too much!)

If someone ever asks you, “What was the last Hitchcock movie?” just say Misery.  I can’t give this flick any higher praise than that – but I guess I’ll try.
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The Running Man (movie review)

The The Hunger Games exists only because The Running Man blazed the trail.  There, I said it.  Deal with that!   Read the rest of this entry

The Shining TV mini series review


“Kissin’, kissin’; that’s what I’ve been missin’!”

When I reviewed the Stanley Kubrick version of The Shining, I gushed on and on about the atmosphere, performances and sets and saved my harsher criticism for the story points. I thought that with a teleplay by and executive producer credit for Stephen King, my story concerns would be alleviated… So as not to bury the lead, let me say right now that ALL SUCH HOPE IS MISBEGOTTEN. Sure, this version makes a little more sense, but it still provides more questions than answers. Spoilers after the jump! Read the rest of this entry

Carrie (1976) movie review

If you’ve never seen the original 1976 film Carrie, then you might want to skip the trailer as it gives away just about everything that happens in the movie – not that time hasn’t done that already. But, it’s still the Halloween season and I’m still feeling the scary movies, so let’s hit the spoiler discussion after the jump! Read the rest of this entry

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