It's finally actually starting (Dark Tower film)

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Well it did sound like complete misery.

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It wasn't the most the Shining example of good cinema. I wouldn't say it was 2 hours of Misery, but it wasn't good either

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Ok, it's on a stand, by me.

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Saw a review that called it "the rare bad movie that is too short".
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Nyarlathotep wrote:
Anaxagoras wrote:I like the trailer. I did read some of the earlier books in this series. I think I read up through Wizard and Glass. The first book was 1982? Was it really that long ago? Wow. I used to read almost everything King wrote but not so much since 2000. Anyway, I'm not sure they necessarily should try to follow the books too closely.
For the most part, I gave up on King after The Tommyknockers very little he wrote after that interested me. The Dark Tower books were an exception to that, as is Doctor Sleep but the latter mostly because its a sequel to The Shining
Tommyknockers

What a disappointing piece of shit.

I remember it as the first person perspective of a delusional washed-up alcoholic. Entirely centered around a pathetic self-pitying character with no redeeming qualities, but hey, he sacrificed himself to save the world.

Imagine a book about the movie Independence Day, written from the perspective of Randy Quade's character, by Randy Quade while he was drunk. That's Tommyknockers.
Such potential!

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That could be good if it wasn't written by Stephen King, maybe. :P
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Anaxagoras wrote:Saw a review that called it "the rare bad movie that is too short".
So it should not have been Thinner?

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I no longer see the viewing of his movies as a needful thing.
Such potential!

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Did you guys notice the title I cleverly worked into my post?
Anaxagoras wrote:Saw a review that called it "the rare bad movie that is too short".
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What do you want? Rita Haywood and the Shawshank Redemption?

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Have you guys seen the Tommyknockers on Christine? Yowza.

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I would but the cable is down in a town north of Boston.

But I suppose that is just Salem's lot. . . .

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I actually kinda liked Christine--it was a perfectly good cheesy horror film.

There was even the best jump scare I've ever had.
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gnome wrote:I actually kinda liked Christine--it was a perfectly good cheesy horror film.

There was even the best jump scare I've ever had.
Probably my favorite King book. And the movie is very, very close to the book. Though as far as adaptations go, I like the Kubrick version of The Shining better and I know quite well Mr. King does not.

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And Cujo guys tune down the puns a bit? Thanks

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I mist your reference.

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All jokes aside the film was complete garbage.

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Would it cure Insomnia?

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"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone." – clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far." – Grammatron
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"just like Doc X said." – gnome

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