The man who had been so excited to Manhattan that a dark, dingy studio seemed a palace not mostly stays away from his tower rising up from streets where he is booed.
Idris Elba is The Gunslinger in The Dark Tower. All Images. Sony The biggest problem with The Dark Tower movie is that when it ends, you don't feel the need to see more. Unlike the epic books that inspired it, the movie is streamlined to be one complete story. Show More Summary
Two critics debated the relative merits of Stephen King adaptations. Read more...
Matthew McConaughey still hasn't played a comic book character on the silver screen, but his Dark Tower co-star seems to think he's perfect for one specific role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Blumhouse Productions are kind of genius in their approach. The indie studio, who primarily specialize in horror franchises, have been quietly dominating the market with their sturdy approach that balances tight budgeting with high-concept material and a solid level of...
The summer is officially over. With The Dark Tower now out, the big blockbusters are all but done for the next few months. Here’s where we usually enter the lull of the season, interspersed with horror films and the occasional Oscar contender (before the true contenders roll along November and December). Show More Summary
Horror author Stephen King (author of Dark Tower) tweeted spitefully toward President Trump, claiming that he is unfit for office... The post Author Stephen King Attacks President Trump, Claiming He “Needs to Be Removed” appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
Stephen King fans have been looking forward to an adaptation of the novels, but this isn't really what they had in mind.
This year already saw one Stephen King novel hit the big screen with The Dark Tower. Sadly, that one didn’t turn out as well as some had hoped, but that’s not the last Stephen King property that will be making its way. What’s more, everything...Show More Summary
In trying to serve multiple masters, The Dark Tower leaves too much out of it’s world building and shoves too much in your face as a given simultaneously. Aspects of the film and and story that otherwise would be more than just visually unsettling are glossed over or left unexplored. [Read more...]
The Dark Tower finally made its big screen debut this month. While reactions to the film have been largely mixed, it turns out that a lot of people are now interested in a TV show. Read on for what we know.
One of the key ideas in making a Dark Tower movie was to distinguish it from the books. It wasn't supposed to be a straight adaptation of the novels, but the next version of the story -- a simultaneous sequel/reboot using the mythology of the novels to tell a new version of the story. This sounded like a great idea... until we saw the result. More »
As someone who has never read the books I cannot speak to whether or not it does justice to its source material. The little I have heard from fans of the book does not seem positive towards the movie. However, as someone who is not already invested in this world I found quite a bit to enjoy. [Read more...]
Stephen King’s The Dark Tower saga centers on a massive, ponderous structure that is, nevertheless, inextricably linked to something small and fragile. (A rose, located in a vacant New York lot.) So it’s weirdly fitting that the fate...Show More Summary
After the disappointment of The Dark Tower, Stephen King fans are hoping that Andy Muschietti‘s movie adaptation of It washes the sour taste out of our mouths with a heaping helping of horror. Now a new image of Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise...Show More Summary
Sony's The Dark Tower may be one and done at the box office, going up against Annabelle: Creation, The Glass Castle and Nut Job 2.
This is the year of the King. Even though the adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower was a disappointment, it looks as if IT is going to be a nightmare, not to mention we still have Netflix’s Gerald’s Game to look forward to. We now have the first ever shot from the film, directed […]
I wonder if it bothers Stephen King that his 54 novels and 200 short stories have produced exactly one great movie. (Two if you count The Shining, and you probably shouldn’t, considering the very public feud between author and director.) We have the greatest pulp author of a generation, perhaps of all time, and he […]
By Matthew Monagle Even a special day with Stephen King isn't enough to save this lackluster adaptation. The article After the Credits Podcast: ‘The Dark Tower’ appeared first on Film School Rejects.
By Matthew Monagle Some musings on the bad films that nevertheless manage to avoid closer cultural examination. The article ‘The Dark Tower’ and the Quiet Discussions of a Mediocre Film appeared first on Film School Rejects.