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Stephen King’s A Good Marriage | Review

3 October 2014 6:15 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Golden Years: Askin Adapts Stephen King’s Domestic Dilemma

For those hoping for resurgence in the quality of Stephen King stock, the unique promise of A Good Marriage is not the ticket. Sporting King’s first adapted screenplay of his own work since 1989’s Pet Sematary, his customary flourishes are stamped all over it, including the predilection for the perspective of the underdog and plenty of trawling around in the private headspace of the favored character, which inevitably leads to moments of exaggerated artificiality. True, King has (or had) a unique flair for creating intriguing and sometimes empowered female protagonists, but the suburban housewife anchoring the lukewarm scenario here isn’t nearly as well-honed as the film necessitates.

Married for twenty five years, Darcy (Joan Allen) and Bob (Anthony Lapaglia) seem to have found the secret to success. Celebrating with friends and associates, including their daughter, Petra (Kristen Connolly »

- Nicholas Bell

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Btk Serial Killer's Daughter: Stephen King Is 'Exploiting My Father's 10 Victims'

3 October 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The daughter of the notorious Btk serial killer has a bone to pick with author Stephen King and his upcoming movie A Good Marriage, adapted from one of his short stories that he admitted was inspired by her murderous father. "He's exploiting my father's 10 victims and their families," Kerri Rawson told The Wichita Eagle in her first interview since her dad Dennis Rader was captured in 2005. The movie, which opens Friday and stars Joan Allen and Anthony Lapaglia, revolves around a wife who discovers that her husband is a serial killer. Rawson has never visited her father at El Dorado Correctional Facility in Kansas, »

- Johnny Dodd, @Johnny_Dodd

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Btk Serial Killer's Daughter: Stephen King Is 'Exploiting My Father's 10 Victims'

3 October 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The daughter of the notorious Btk serial killer has a bone to pick with author Stephen King and his upcoming movie A Good Marriage, adapted from one of his short stories that he admitted was inspired by her murderous father. "He's exploiting my father's 10 victims and their families," Kerri Rawson told The Wichita Eagle in her first interview since her dad Dennis Rader was captured in 2005. The movie, which opens Friday and stars Joan Allen and Anthony Lapaglia, revolves around a wife who discovers that her husband is a serial killer. Rawson has never visited her father at El Dorado Correctional Facility in Kansas, »

- Johnny Dodd, @Johnny_Dodd

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'A Good Marriage' (2014) Movie Review

2 October 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

There was a moment during A Good Marriage, adapted by Stephen King from his own novella and directed by Peter Askin (Company Man), where I thought to myself, you know, I'm kind of digging this. In the aforementioned scene, gas station lights and a restaurant sign in the background provide a cool ambience as an unidentified woman walks out to her car, the screen fading in from black to reveal a noirish gray color palette. A dull, eerie piano score kicks in as the woman gets into her car and drives away, unknowingly tailed by another vehicle from which the action is captured. Unfortunately this is the opening shot of the film, and it is followed shortly by a cliched opening monologue, a generic party sequence, an uncomfortable sex scene, and some seriously hokey dialogue. I'm not sure either King or Askin had terribly lofty ambitions for the film anyway, »

- Jordan Benesh

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Stephen King’S A Good Marriage – The Review

2 October 2014 11:34 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Steven King’s books and films are rife with zombie babies, witches, vampires and werewolves. This lengthy list of creatures now includes your average next door neighbor, the serial killer.

In Stephen King’S A Good Marriage, Darcy (Joan Allen) and Bob (Anthony Lapaglia) Anderson, a happily married couple, are enjoying a 25th anniversary party hosted by their two children. Their daughter is getting married in a few weeks. The Andersons are empty nesters with a lovely home, Bob has a successful job as an accountant and is a coin collector – theirs seems to be picture perfect marriage, except for one thing… Bob is a serial killer. He’s brutally murdered 12 women and goes by his alter-ego, “Beadie”. He’s also been taunting Maine’s Attorney General with notes signed from him since his first killing in 1980.

Afterwards, the couple returns home for a personal celebration and Darcy talks of »

- Michelle McCue

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Finding Out Your Husband is a Serial Killer in Stephen King's A Good Marriage

30 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Stephen King's body of work is formidable, and he's still churning out novels at an admirable pace, which makes this adaptation of A Good Marriage mildly surprising. It's not bad, but it's puzzling why director Peter Askin ("best" known for 2007's Trumbo) and King himself bothered to adapt a nondescript novella from the Master of Horror's autumn years. "Nondescript" certainly describes Bob (Anthony Lapaglia) and Darcy (Joan Allen) Anderson, a couple enjoying their 25th anniversary. This is King, however, so there's also a Mysterious Creepy Guy shadowing the couple who may be connected to the serial killer called "Beadie," who recently slew his 12th victim. It's not much of a spoiler to say Bob, who leaves Ned Flanders-esque notes advising his wife how to park the »

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Joan Allen gives motherly advice in clip from Stephen King's 'A Good Marriage'

30 September 2014 8:54 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Stephen King may be one of our most prolific writers, but he tends to let others get the ol' finger blisters when it comes to adapting his tales for the big screen. One exception? The forthcoming, Peter Askin-directed A Good Marriage, for which Uncle Stevie did decide to pen the screenplay version of his novella. “I knew Peter Askin and I liked him,” King recently told EW, explaining the origin of the project. “About a thousand years ago, John Mellencamp and I got involved with this musical called Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. We didn’t know anything about musicals, »

- Clark Collis

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Review: A Good Marriage

29 September 2014 4:44 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Plot: Darcy (Joan Allen) has it all: three grown, successful kids, and an adoring husband (Anthony Lapaglia). When hubby's away on a business trip, Darcy makes a shocking discovery: her husband is actually a notorious serial killer, who's killed twelve women over the last few decades. Review: A curious thing happened the other week, in that on a press release sent out promoting this film, journalists were asked to refer to this by its full title, which is Stephen King'S A Good Marriage »

- Chris Bumbray

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Photos from Stephen King’s A Good Marriage

29 September 2014 9:26 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Based on Stephen King’s short story in Full Dark, No Stars and from a screenplay by King, himself, ‘A Good Marriage’ will be released to theaters and on VOD on October 3rd. Here’s a look at six photos and the recently released trailer for the upcoming film:

“When her husband (Anthony Lapaglia) of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson (Joan Allen) looks for batteries in the garage. Instead she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It’s a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage.

The film, directed by Peter Askin and starring Joan Allen, Anthony Lapaglia Kristen Connolly, and Stephen Lang, is written by Stephen King and based off his short story “A Good Marriage” from the collection “Full Dark, No Stars”; this is the first time he has adapted one of his »

- Jonathan James

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Stephen King Talks Stephen King’S A Good Marriage On CBS This Morning

24 September 2014 12:12 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

What scares Stephen King? “Losing control. Also spiders, bats and things that get stuck in your hair.”

The author sat down with the hosts of CBS This Morning to discuss his upcoming movie, Stephen King’S A Good Marriage, his novels and his thoughts on Halloween.

In Theaters and OnDemand on October 3rd, you wont want to miss this edge-of-your seat thriller. It’s creepy, it’s suspenseful, and most importantly, it’s the return of actress Joan Allen on the big screen.

When her husband (Anthony Lapaglia) of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson (Joan Allen) looks for batteries in the garage. Instead she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It’s a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage.

The film, directed by Peter Askin and starring Joan Allen, Anthony Lapaglia Kristen Connolly, and Stephen Lang, »

- Michelle McCue

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Stephen King’S A Good Marriage Coming To Theaters & VOD October 3

15 September 2014 7:16 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Here’s a look at the trailer for Stephen King’S A Good Marriage.

When her husband (Anthony Lapaglia) of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson (Joan Allen) looks for batteries in the garage. Instead she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It’s a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage.

The film, directed by Peter Askin and starring Joan Allen, Anthony Lapaglia Kristen Connolly, and Stephen Lang, is written by Stephen King and based off his short story “A Good Marriage” from the collection “Full Dark, No Stars”.

A bit of trivia on the movie - this is the first feature film screenplay Stephen King has adapted from one of his works in 25 years (last one: “Pet Sematary” in 1989), and only the 4th one overall (the other two feature films: “Cat’s Eye” in »

- Michelle McCue

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Elisabeth Moss, Jason Biggs to star in Broadway revival of 'The Heidi Chronicles'

11 September 2014 1:37 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

It’s going to be one mad spring for Elisabeth Moss.

The Mad Men actress will return to Broadway to star in the title role of the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein. The production is expected to begin in February 2015 with an official opening in early March, around the same time the final season of Mad Men concludes. Moss first appeared on Broadway opposite Jeremy Piven (though briefly) and Raul Esparza in David Mamet’s Speed the Plow in 2008. She will be joined by Orange is the New Black’s Jason Biggs, Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham and Tracee Chimo. »

- Jake Perlman

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Tiff 2014: Kevin Costner goes to bat for Black and White

8 September 2014 10:47 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Most of Kevin Costner's most famous films wouldn't seem to be easy sells. How would it today sound to pitch a studio on a Civil War soldier befriending Sioux Indians on the South Dakota plains? Or on an Iowa farmer who hears voices?

 

But while Costner's industry clout was once impervious, he's had to fight harder for his latest, the drama Black and White, which premiered over the weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival. In the film, written and directed by Mike Binder, Costner plays a Los Angeles attorney devastated by the deaths of his daughter and wife. A custody battle over his granddaughter ensues between Costner's character and the child's African-American grandmother (Octavia Spencer).

"I was pretty convinced someone would want to make it, but that just wasn't the case," Costner said in a recent interview. "I didn't fight, I just kind of surrendered. So I used »

- Cineplex.com and contributors

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Samba Review [Tiff 2014]

7 September 2014 8:29 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As the plight of illegal immigrants remains a hot-button issue in American and international politics, many current films have looked at this struggle in unique, singular ways. Titles like Sin Nombre, A Better Life and Dirty Pretty Things have dramatized a collection of sad, squalid tales that need to be told in today’s inflamed political arena. However, few of them boast much in the way of laugh-out-loud comedy.

Samba, the new film from The Intouchables directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, uses the appeal of its lead star, Omar Sy, to generate crowd-pleasing moments in what is likely the cheeriest movie ever made about the immigrant’s plight. Despite its light touch, the levity works.

Sy plays Samba Cissé, a man from Senegal who has worked a lot of low-paying jobs after arriving in France a decade earlier. He sends much of his measly paycheck to his family back home. »

- Jordan Adler

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Kevin Costner on 'Black and White,' race, and great movie speeches

2 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

When we first meet Kevin Costner’s character, Elliott, in Black and White, he’s alone at the hospital after a car accident has killed his wife (Jennifer Ehle). Shattered, he finally says, “I feel so sh-tty,” before going home and crawling inside a bottle of booze. The themes of loss and alcohol will evoke memories of the last time Costner worked with writer/director Mike Binder, 2005’s The Upside of Anger. In that film, Costner got to play a lighter soul, with Joan Allen’s abandoned wife shouldering the darker demons. In Black and White, however, Costner is put through the emotional wringer, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Lukewarm Off Presses: "Chef" Again, Lord Attenborough, Joan Allen, and Movie-to-tv Series

26 August 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Four interesting tidbits coming atcha that we neglected to discuss for multiple reasons. If you hadn't yet heard them, they'll feel like brand new news to you.

In what is clearly understood to be an awards-traction move, Jon Favreau's sleeper hit Chef will be coming back to theaters this Friday in wide release. I'm not sure it has the critical oomph to win any nominations and it didn't have the box office size to make that a non-issue (a la gargantuan hits like My Big Fat Greek Wedding) but could it sleeper hit its way into, say, The Screenplay race? I'm realizing I neglected to consider it at all there which is an obvious mistake. I had a really good time watching it with friends though; it's an easy sit and safe for diverse groups of viewers. My favorite visual was ScarJo eating a bowl of pasta but my »

- NATHANIEL R

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Tyler Ross Talks The Killing Season 4, Moving to Netflix, Where His Character Ends Up, Henry Gamble’S Birthday Party, and More

22 August 2014 12:24 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The fourth and final season of the drama series The Killing, available exclusively on Netflix, wraps up previously unresolved story threads and takes viewers on a journey through a new crime.  Detective Linden (Mireille Enos) and Detective Holder (Joel Kinnaman) struggle to manage the fall-out from their shocking actions at the end of last season, while also trying to solve the murder of a picture perfect family, survived only by the son, Kyle Stansbury (Tyler Ross), who was shot in the head during the massacre and left with no clear memory of what happened.  The season also stars Joan Allen, as Colonel Margaret Rayne, the headmaster of the all-boys military academy that Kyle attends, Sterling Beaumon and Levi Meaden, as two of the other students there, and Gregg Henry. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Tyler Ross (who gives a terrific, heartbreaking and haunting performance as Kyle Stansbury »

- Christina Radish

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Trailers: Outcast, Meadows, Automata, Marriage

20 August 2014 5:20 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A bunch of new trailers today for a variety of non-tentpole genre fare - some of it aims to be big, some aims to be in awards contention, some will probably skip theatrical.

Nicolas Cage continues his run of period action films with Arclight Films' "Outcast," an English-language 12th century China-set thriller without a subtitle (or Chinese accent) in sight. Cage and a mulleted Hayden Christensen play ex-Crusades warriors who team up to help the children of a deposed Chinese Emperor to battle their murderous uncle who has seized the throne. Cage sports an attempt at a British accent, has the nickname 'The White Ghost,' and breaks out into several Nic Cage-isms.

Katie Holmes plays the sweetest and most proper elementary school teacher who moonlights as a lethal vigilante in the dark satire "Miss Meadows". Things become complicated for the gun-toting dainty lady when she gets romantically entangled with the town sheriff. »

- Garth Franklin

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Watch the trailer for Stephen King's A Good Marriage

20 August 2014 1:03 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A trailer for Stephen King adaptation A Good Marriage has been revealed.

Joan Allen stars in the thriller as a woman who finds that her husband of 25 years has been living a terrifying double life.

The Peter Askin-directed film is based on Stephen King's 2010 novella.

The horror writer also wrote the screenplay for A Good Marriage, which is released in Us cinemas and on VOD on October 3.

King recently used the power of social media to unveil his latest novel.

The thriller novelist slowly revealed the cover of his upcoming horror Revival on his official Facebook page. »

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A Good Marriage (2014) Movie Trailer: Joan Allens’ Husband is a Killer

20 August 2014 10:59 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  A Good Marriage Trailer. Peter Askin‘s A Good Marriage (2014) movie trailer stars Kristen Connolly, Joan Allen, Stephen Lang, Anthony Lapaglia, and Will Rogers. A Good Marriage‘s plot synopsis: based on a story by Stephen King, “When her husband (Anthony Lapaglia) of more than twenty years is away [...]

Continue reading: A Good Marriage (2014) Movie Trailer: Joan Allens’ Husband is a Killer »

- Rollo Tomasi

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