If you belong to a book-club, you are pumped about The Goldfinch. This one stars Ansel Egort, Finn Wolfhard and Nicole Kidman and is based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name. I wish I could tell you more about it but this book has been sitting unread on my nightstand for about 2 straight years now (true story). So, who wants to see The Goldfinch EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
Director Andrew Muschietti is attempting the impossible with It Chapter Two, by recreating a story that was damn-near indecipherable to begin with.
Sit down with five fans of the original Stephen King book and ask them to explain the ending of It. You will probably get five equally confusing answers.
The ending wasn’t the reason we fell in love with It though. Fans like me were pulled in by the young heroes from the first half, who battled evils that were supernatural and man-made. We didn’t care about that second muddy act because we were still riding a high from Part 1. Continue reading →
I interviewed Adam Pally years ago, when he was still on that excellent TV show, Happy Endings (GOD, I miss that show!). He spent the first few minutes of our chat describing the bowel movement he’d had that morning and I could not stop laughing. Yes, Adam Pally can even discuss post-tequila stomach distress in a way that’s CHARMING, which is why I’ll support the man in whatever he does. That includes his latest movie Dog Days, which also stars Vanessa Hudgens, Eva Longoria and Finn Wolfhard. It looks like the perfect way for dog lovers to escape the heat, plus it’s rated PG so you can take your kids! If you’d like to see Dog Days EARLY and FOR FREE Continue reading →
I should go ahead and tell you that I absolutely ADORED this latest version of IT. I have a long-running history with the story (read IT multiple times in college and watched the whole mini-series, though I didn’t love it) and was far more excited about this remake than a grown woman should be. I had prepared myself for disappointment, after being let down by so many Stephen King adaptations, but 2017’s IT is everything I could’ve hoped for.
Director Andy Muschietti breathes fresh life into the story of bullied youngsters who take on a dark force, making IT a coming-of-age film as well as a horror movie. The teen-aged cast flesh out their roles even more effectively than the Stephen King book, but the absolute star of the show is, once again, Pennywise the Clown.
I don’t think anyone imagined a way to top Tim Curry’s iconic performance in the 1990 IT miniseries. Bill Skarsgård came to the role as a fan of the book though, and knew exactly what kind of Pennywise he wanted to deliver. He inhabited the role so completely that Muscietti often let Skarsgård improvise scenes. He even scared his child co-stars on set and trained with a contortionist to master Pennywise’s bizarre movements. It results in a jarring, sometimes comical but always terrifying performance. The images from IT that will stay with you are ALL of Pennywise, but that just might too much for some kids. Continue reading →
Oh man, you already know how excited I am about this one. I’ve been talking about It for months, now. I told you about my college-nights with the Stephen King book and how it ruined dorm rooms for me forever (read that HERE). I followed that up by talking about It on essentially every TV and radio appearance I’ve made since (you can watch one of those HERE). And after all those months of flipping out over It, it’s finally here. If you want passes to see It EARLY and FOR FREE, Continue reading →