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As the Master of Horror, Stephen King has seen countless adaptations of his works. And with long anticipated versions of The Dark Tower, It and The Stand in the works, it’s easy to forget that some of King’s lesser known stories are also getting the big screen treatment.
This fall will see the release of A Good Marriage, based on a short story from the author’s 2010 novella collection Full Dark, No Stars – and honestly, if King’s name wasn’t attached, the familiar nature of the story would have kept this one off our radar altogether. Now, the first trailer for the thriller has hit, showing off the strong cast while unfortunately spoiling the plot’s main twist.
- Isaac Feldberg
It’s only been ten months since a Stephen King film was playing in theaters, but we’re already just two months away from the next. Once upon a time that year-long wait between adaptations would have seemed crazy– back in the ’80s and early ’90s there were frequently two or three of them in the multiplexes simultaneously – but he hasn’t been nearly as ubiquitous onscreen in the 21st century. There have only been nine feature films based on his work since 2000, and pretty much only one of them is worth a damn. His latest stab at the box-office is A Good Marriage, a film written by King from his own short story. The always fantastic Joan Allen plays a woman who discovers her loving husband (Anthony Lapaglia) may just be a serial killer. There’s no shortage of movies about couples, secrets and the possibility that one of them might be a murderer, but »
- Rob Hunter
There are plenty of familiar Stephen King adaptations in the works (including a prequel and sequel to The Shining), but A Good Marriage somehow flew under all of our radars. It’s based on one of the author’s many short stories, and King actually adapted the story himself (as he did for Pet Semetary and Cell) for this movie.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, King had this to say about adapting his story:
“I’ve seen enough movies adapted from my work to know that the things that work the best are the things that aren’t too long and aren’t too short. Some of the stories, when they get expanded, they go in the wrong direction, and with the novels, if they’re really expansive, a lot of times it’s like sitting around a suitcase and trying to get everything in. A Good Marriage is about 100 pages long, »
- Josh Wilding
Today we have the trailer for "A Good Marriage" thriller, which is based on a Stephen King short story and stars Joan Allen, Anthony Lapaglia, Stephen Lang, Kristen Connolly, and Theo Stockman. Check it out below. Plot: When her husband (Lapaglia) of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson (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 new movie is directed by Peter Askin and is set to be released on VOD and in select theaters on October 3rd. Trailer: »
From the legendary Stephen King – with a serial killer on the loose and a stranger stalking her family, a dedicated wife unveils a sinister secret about her husband that threatens their marriage – and lives.
A Good Marriage is directed by Peter Askin (Company Man), and stars Joan Allen (The Killing), Anthony Lapaglia (Without a Trace), Kristen Connolly (House of Cards) and Stephen Lang (Avatar). The film is set for a Us release on October 3rd.
- Gary Collinson
One of Stephen King's lesser-known stories is getting the big screen treatment, and the first trailer and poster for it have landed online. A Good Marriage is based on King's novella of the same name from his Full Dark, No Stars collection, and Peter Askin (Company Man) directed the thriller based on a script from Stephen King himself. The upcoming film stars Joan Allen (The Contender, The Bourne Supremacy) Anthony Lapaglia (Empire Records, Without a Trace), Kristen Connolly (Cabin In The »
- Jesse Giroux
Finally we have a look at the goods from the feature film adaptation of Stephen King's novella A Good Marriage (from Full Dark No Stars)! Check out the first artwork, still, and even a trailer. Then hire a good divorce lawyer and sleep with one eye open.
Screen Media Films has set an October 3 VOD and limited release for the flick.
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.
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- Steve Barton
“Through hard work and lots of love, my parents have created something very rare: a good marriage.” That’s what Darcy thinks she has with her husband, until she finds his mysterious box in the garage containing a terrifying truth that no amount of couples therapy could ever fix. Based on a Stephen King novella from 2010′s Full Dark, No Stars, A Good Marriage just received its first trailer.
From Screen Media Films, A Good Marriage comes out in theaters and on iTunes on October 3rd. Directed by Peter Askin (Company Man) off a screenplay written by Stephen King based on his own novella, A Good Marriage stars Joan Allen, Anthony Lapaglia, Kristen Connolly, Theo Stockman, and Stephen Lang. In addition to the trailer (via Apple), we also have a look at the film’s official poster below (thanks to EW!).
“When her husband (Anthony Lapaglia) of more than twenty »
- Derek Anderson
With big studio adaptations of high-profile titles like "The Stand" and "It" in the works, it's easy to forget there are a number of smaller-scale Stephen King-based movies on the way. One of them is called "A Good Marriage," and well....it's certainly a movie, that much we'll say. Joan Allen, Anthony Lapaglia, Kristen Connolly, and Stephen Lang star in this one about a regular married couple whose world is rocked when the wife discovers a horrifying secret about her husband — he's a serial killer (though, what serial killer leaves all their clues in a not-so-hidden box in the garage?). This leads to Bing searches (who uses Bing!?), discoveries on the interwebs, and Lapaglia acting crazy in a movie directed by Peter Askin ("Company Man"). Hopefully, the cast — who we really like — will elevate this thing, because otherwise it looks a bit dodgy. "A Good Marriage" opens on October 3rd, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Screen Media Films has released the first A Good Marriage trailer and poster for the upcoming thriller, written by Stephen King. Based on King’s short story of the same name, the film stars Joan Allen and Anthony Lapaglia as a seemingly happily married couple whose relationship is tested when Allen discovers that her husband may in fact be a notorious serial killer. It looks like a decidedly Stephen King-esque story, which is fitting since he also wrote the screenplay. I was recently reminded of Joan Allen’s brilliance while finishing up the final season of The Killing on Netflix, and combined with the film’s pulpy premise, she provides a nice point of attraction for A Good Marriage. Hit the jump to check out the Good Marriage trailer and poster. Directed by Peter Askin, the film also stars Kristen Connolly and Stephen Lang. A Good Marriage will be »
- Adam Chitwood
Though author Stephen King may not be at the top of his game lately, that hasn't stopped him from being a prominent force in pop culture on film and television. Every year there's a new adaptation of one of his books or short stories, and this year is no different. But this time, King actually wrote the screenplay for A Good Marriage, a pretty conventional thriller starring Joan Allen and Anthony Lapaglia. The film follows a happy couple whose seemingly perfect life is thrown into upheaval when Darcy (Allen) discovers that her husband may actually secretly be a serial killer. Seems pretty bland and generic to me. Watch it? Here's the first trailer for Peter Askin's A Good Marriage, originally from Apple: When her husband (Anthony Lapaglia of "Without a Trace") of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson (Joan Allen of »
- Ethan Anderton
The first trailer and poster for A Good Marriage, based on the short story by Stephen King from "Full Dark, No Stars" have just premiered. amz asin="B003YUC3YE" size="small"Directed by Peter Askin (Company Man), the film stars Joan Allen as Darcy Anderson, whose husband (Anthony Lapaglia) of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips and his unsuspecting wife looks for batteries in the garage. Her toe knocks up against a box under a worktable and she discovers her husband's sinister secret. Kristen Connolly and Stephen Lang co-star. Screen Media holds domestic rights to the film, which is set to hit theaters on October 3. Watch the trailer directly below. sb id="977217" height="360" width="640" »
- Brad Brevet
What would you do if you found out a beloved family member was responsible for an unspeakable series of crimes? That’s the hook of the director Peter Askin’s new horror-thriller A Good Marriage, an adaptation of the Stephen King novella, which arrives in cinemas and on VOD Oct. 3.
A Good Marriage stars Joan Allen, Anthony Lapaglia, Stephen Lang, and House of Cards actress Kristen Connolly and was adapted for the big screen by King himself. “I knew Peter Askin and I liked him,” says King, explaining the origin of the project. “About a thousand years ago, John Mellencamp »
- Clark Collis
Two weeks ago, Netflix released the fourth season — and what is allegedly the final season, though I have a hard time believing that, given history — of "The Killing," having revived the show after AMC canceled it for a second time. I have seen all six episodes, and while I already discussed it on this week's podcast, I had a few thoughts I wanted to write up, as well as provide a space for non-podcast listeners to weigh in on how they felt about the series' latest conclusion, with spoilers aplenty coming up just as soon as I’m somehow the most depressing character in a TV universe that also includes The Leftovers"... Season 3 of "The Killing" wasn't great, but it was easily the best of the show's three years on AMC. Confining the mystery to a single season reduced a few of the show's more aggravating tics to a more manageable size, »
- Alan Sepinwall
How do you rank perfection? Duncan has a go, as he lists the top 25 Jason Statham films...
For regular Den Of Geek readers, it will come as little surprise to see this list come round. We've chosen our favourite Statham films before, but such is the productivity of the great man, it was decided that a mere top ten was no longer large enough to contain his ever growing body of work. Last time I mentioned updating this piece to the man himself back in 2012 due to his insane workload, he cracked up and responded, “My productivity is overwhelming! 'Have a fucking day off!'”
Since this list has now expanded to encompass 25 of his movies, it seemed only right to include multiple sequels, with his big trio of action franchises all spawning some thoroughly entertaining fare worthy of mention, though I’ve tried to exclude the personal bias that »
The Killing, Season 4, Episode 1, “Blood in the Water”
Written by Veena Sud
Directed by Nicole Kassell
Premiered Friday, August 1st on Netflix
A fourth season of The Killing seemed unlikely, to say the least, after the show was canceled. Fortunately for fans, Netflix stepped in and the series’ change in venue will likely shape the final season (it should, for example, allow Joel Kinnaman to drop an f-bomb, which I’ve been waiting for Holder to do since he was introduced back in the first season). What hasn’t changed is the series’ murder-mystery core. The premiere introduces two intertwining plots: the massacre of the Stansbury family (save for one survivor, son Kyle Stansbury, who does not remember the night of the murder), and whether Linden and Holder will be able to successfully cover up Linden’s shooting of Lt. Skinner from last season’s finale. The whodunit of who »
- George Morvis
Did you watch the full new season of The Killing on Netflix this weekend? If so, grab a cigarette and let's talk. Here are a few early impressions on the six-episode fourth and final season. Spoilers from here on out.• Hey, Billy Campbell! The reappearance of the king of Bockmail was a nice item of closure, but I wish it had been a surprise: Seeing Campbell's name in the opening credits sort of ruined it. • We need to get Joan Allen on another show. The Good Wife? The next season of Fargo? Scandal, even? Joan Allen is a good actress, and however else one might feel about this season of The Killing — for me, less than great! — it's not like that's Joan Allen's fault. The whole "he's secretly My Son!!!!" reveal was bullshit, though. • Sweaters! Rain! Sad cars! The aesthetics of the show didn't change a bit. Though, »
- Margaret Lyons
There’s certainly no shortage of fights, explosions, and car chases to witness onscreen these days, but much of the action is, frankly, dull—the result of a tired series or a simple lack of creativity.
Just over a decade ago, however, the Bourne Identity set the action bar high. And since today is the tenth anniversary of the franchise’s second film, The Bourne Supremacy, we’re taking a look back at how the series got action right, how it has weathered the last 10 years, and what action films circa 2014 can learn from the trilogy.
Doug Liman, executive producer, »
- C. Molly Smith
“The Killing” didn’t necessarily deserve an ending after its third-season cliffhanger, but the one-time AMC series — which went from sensation to scorned in near-record time — needed one. Recognizing a property with binge potential and name recognition, Netflix has obliged, punching up a six-episode final season that reunites the central characters and picks up pretty much where they left off — with baggage that spills over into, and largely eclipses, a new, fairly uninspired case. Despite flashes of what initially made the Danish adaptation so intriguing, this stretch drive can’t escape the feeling of a show ready to be put out of its misery.
The dense mood and mystery won the skein a rabid following, only to squander much of that goodwill when the first season didn’t wrap up the opening investigation. The second arc dragged, and a third — under a shared arrangement with Netflix — embarked on a new »
- Brian Lowry
"The Killing" returns for one last case this summer, and two new posters promise that stars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman will be getting their hands dirty -- and bloody. The series, which originally aired on AMC, was picked up by Netflix for a 6 episode final season which picks up right after the season 3 finale. Both haunted by their actions in the previous season, Detectives Linden (Enos) and Holder (Kinnaman) have to investigate a mass murder which left a family dead. The only survivor was teenaged boy Kyle (Tyler Ross), who attends an elite military academy run by Colonel Margaret Rayne (Joan Allen). Kinnaman looks serious: But Enos can play the looking-serious game just as well: The new season also stars Gregg Henry, Sterling Beaumon and Levi Meaden. "The Killing" returns August 1 on Netflix. »
- Dave Lewis
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