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4 Movies That Improve Upon Their Source Material

26 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

“It wasn’t as good as the book.” That old refrain comes up with just about any film adaptation, and for good reason. (You know, because it’s usually true.) Books have all the time in the world to tell their story. 200 pages? A bit short, but no biggie. 1,200 pages? Okay, George R. R. Martin, but only because we like Tyrion so dang much. Books aren’t a visual medium and can use your imagination how they see fit. Books don’t have a budget. Books can easily get a character’s internal perspective. But sometimes the unlikely happens and the film is just as good as the book. And sometimes a miracle happens and it’s even better. 4. The Shining Look, I love Uncle Steve, I really do. (Happy belated birthday, by the way, old friend.) And I love the novel of The Shining, but King was way off the mark when he panned Stanley Kubrick’s »

- Ashe Cantrell

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Malkovich Becomes Einstein, Marilyn, Picasso and Others in Funny, Creepy, Brilliant Photo Series

25 September 2014 4:34 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

John Malkovich photos: How to look like a model, from Marilyn Monroe to Albert Einstein (image: John Malkovich as Marilyn Monroe in Bert Stern's 1962 portrait 'Marilyn in Pink Roses') Whether you found Spike Jonze's 1999 mind-invading comedy Being John Malkovich a pretentious bore or the most innovative motion picture since Georges Méliès' The Man with the India-Rubber Head, you'll probably enjoy Sandro Miller's series of John Malkovich photos, in which the two-time Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nominee becomes the real-life characters in some of the most celebrated (and mostly pop, U.S.-made) photographs ever taken. Malkovich's various guises will be featured in the exhibit "Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters," which runs from November 7, 2014, to January 31, 2015, at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago. In Being John Malkovich, the likes of John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, and Catherine Keener discover an escape from their drab lives »

- Andre Soares

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Pop Culture's Greatest Homages To 'The Shining'

25 September 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"Making a Scene" is an AOL On Originals series featuring actor, director and film-buff James Franco. Each week, Franco will take his passion for movies and mash up two of cinema's most iconic flicks in a way only he can imagine.

Horror films come and go but few have left such a lasting impression on pop culturelike "The Shining."

Even if you've never seen Stanley Kubrick's 1980 horror flick, you've undoubtedly come across something that's riffed on the movie-adaptation of the same-named Stephen King novel.

Perhaps it's a play on the unsettling image of the Grady daughters. Maybe you never understood the significance of "Redrum" until now. Perhaps the phrase "Here's Johnny!" takes on a whole new significance once you've discovered its source material.

Television shows and music videos have borrowed some of the film's stand-out moments and now James Franco has decided to put his own twist on "The Shining. »

- Brian Trinh

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This is the Part I Really Like: Top ten movie-in-movie moments

23 September 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Sometimes it’s just a joke, sometimes it has hidden meaning, and sometimes it’s simply the director showing off their eclectic taste in all things celluloid (read: Quentin Tarantino). But one thing’s for sure: the annals of cinema history are littered with movie-in-movie moments.

The granddaddy of movie-in-movie moments comes from The Shawshank Redemption – released twenty years ago today. So in honour of its anniversary, we thought we’d go all “meta” by looking back at ten of the most memorable movie-in-movie moments to grace the multiplex.

Gilda (1946) in The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Though it’s probably a little bit cruel to show prison inmates Rita Hayworth at her finest, this 40’s classic plays a prominent role in the film’s plot as Andy later uses a poster from the 1946 noir to cover the entrance to the tunnel that he’s painstakingly carved out of the prison walls.

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- Daniel Bettridge

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Hulu Announces Stephen King’s 11/22/63 Series Order

23 September 2014 5:44 AM, PDT | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Hulu‘s original content doesn’t get the attention it deserves, but things may change soon as Stephen King and J.J. Abrams join the mix. They’ve announced a series order for the nine-episode event based on King’s 11/22/63. The alt-history novel that surrounds the Kennedy assassination is not only a great story, and one that King himself believes fits the format, it will be an interesting series that may open some doors.

There are a lot of alt-history works that I’d like to see, whether as series or films, and something has to sell the genre to the money people. Plus, Hulu has several fantastic shows, and you don’t hear enough about them. Maybe something that has a lot of roads to attention will pull in a big range of new potential Hulu fans, who will then check out more content.

Check out all the info below, »

- Marc Eastman

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Under the Dome Season 2 Finale Recap: Heeeere's Jimmy!

22 September 2014 8:37 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The following recap, by the very definition of the word “recap,” contains spoilers from Under the Dome‘s Season 2 finale.

CBS’ Under the Dome, as Season 2 drew to a close, kinda sorta evoked Stephen King’s The Shining — and in doing so, the summertime drama took its first major step into channeling some of Mr. King’s horror themes.

The finale also teased (barely) what any possible third season would look like.

Related | Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled?

Having been left with the crater into which Melanie got sucked, the gang’s consensus is to explore the hole, »

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Series Based on Stephen King’s 11/22/63 Picked Up by Hulu

22 September 2014 1:26 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Like far-reaching ripples made by a stone plopped in a still pond, three shots in Dallas changed the course of America’s history on November 22nd, 1963. The assassination of President Kennedy has been debated and analyzed for decades, but in Stephen King’s novel, 11/22/63, one man has the chance to erase it from history in a time-bending journey that’s now being adapted into a new series for Hulu.

An upcoming Hulu original series, the adaptation of 11/22/63 will be executive produced by Stephen King, J. J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, and Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood), who will also script the project. J. J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television are backing the adaptation, which is being developed as a nine-hour event series. We’ll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further announcements. In the meantime, we have the official press release with full details (via TV by »

- Derek Anderson

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Top 10 Stephen King Film Adaptations

21 September 2014 11:11 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Today is Stephen Kings birthday. What better way to celebrate the 67th birthday of the Master of the Macabre than going over the ten best adaptations of his novels As you read down this list youll notice that Kubricks version of The Shining is not on this list. Thats not to say it isnt a good movie its just not a good adaptation. Kubrick took the bare bones of Kings novel and made it his own horror show. When I watch The Shining Im not watching a Stephen King movie Im watching a Kubrick film. That being said these are the best adaptations of Kings novel that manage to both capture the horror of the source material as well as creating a great film. »

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Review: 'The Maze Runner' Starring Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Patricia Clarkson, Will Poulter And More

18 September 2014 6:05 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

In Greek mythology the labyrinth was a byzantine structure utilized to house the deadly minotaur, built at the behest of a powerful king and deadly in its complexity and size. In perhaps the most memorable modern approximation, "The Shining," a hedge maze is employed for the film's snowy climax, in order to trap another deadly monster – an alcoholic author played by Jack Nicholson. This week's leaden "The Maze Runner," adapted from a best-selling young adult novel by James Dashner, also features a monster-filled maze but narrative ambition and any kind of metaphoric underpinnings have been stripped away. Instead, the maze is, like the rest of the movie, giant, dreary, and inert. Like most halfway decent Ya adaptations, "The Maze Runner" starts off intriguingly enough: Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) wakes up in a mysterious community known as The Glade. His memory has been wiped (the only thing he remembers is his name »

- Drew Taylor

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Fan Expo 2014: Sheryl Lee And The Grady Twins Talk Twin Peaks, The Shining, And Being Dead Girls

9 September 2014 8:01 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

The brief scenes in which Danny Torrence encounters The Grady Sisters haunting the halls of the Overlook Hotel in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, are not only considered some of the scariest moments in that film, but some of the most ghastly images ever shot. One can only imagine what it must've been like for real-life twins Louise and Lisa Burns, who in their girlhoods, were the stuff nightmares were made of for an entire adult world. Perhaps nobody understands this experience better than Sheryl Lee, or, as the world knows her, Laura Palmer, of David Lynch's TV phenomenon Twin Peaks. For years, the mysterious murder of Laura Palmer and the identity of her killer, were the biggest subjects on the pop culture landscape, thanks to...

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Watch: Are These the 100 Most Iconic Shots in Movie History?

3 September 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Film is a visual medium, so it makes sense that cinema history is filled with countless unforgettable shots and sequences. The folks over at CineFix tackled the unenviable task of trying to cull over a century’s worth of the stunning sequences down to a measly 100 that comprise the greatest of all time. Interestingly enough, the video that is the fruit of their labor proves they basically nailed the assignment. No small feat, given the sheer number of potential candidates. Iconic shots are essentially the ones everyone thinks of when a particular film is mentioned – like Jack Nicholson yelling “Here’s Johnny!” as he sticks his face through the gaping hole in the bathroom door in Kubrick’s The Shining, or Indiana Jones staying one step ahead...

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- Mike Bracken

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Video of the Day: Kubrick’s Poetry

2 September 2014 5:36 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Marc Müller put together this amazing tribute to the late, great Stanley Kubrick. The Montage features clips from The Killing, Paths of Glory, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut. I’m not sure why he left out the other Kubrick films, but that doesn’t change the fact that this compilation is fantastic. Watch below.

Featured music (in order of appearance):

Johann Strauss II – The Blue Danube

Georg Friedrich Händel – Sarabande

Ludwig Van Beethoven – Symphony #9

Gioachino Rossini – The Thieving Magpie

György Ligeti – Musica Ricercata II


Kubrick’s Poetry from Marc Müller on Vimeo.

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- Ricky

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See Reddit users’ favorite movie from each year

2 September 2014 12:56 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Throughout the summer, an admin on the r/movies subreddit has been leading Reddit users in a poll of the best movies from every year for the last 100 years called 100 Years of Yearly Cinema. The poll concluded three days ago, and the list of every movie from 1914 to 2013 has been published today.

Users were asked to nominate films from a given year and up-vote their favorite nominees. The full list includes the outright winner along with the first two runners-up from each year. The list is mostly a predictable assortment of IMDb favorites and certified classics, but a few surprise gems have also risen to the top of the crust, including the early experimental documentary Man With a Movie Camera in 1929, Abel Gance’s J’Accuse! in 1919, the Fred Astaire film Top Hat over Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps in 1935, and Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing over John Ford’s »

- Brian Welk

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The Stephen King Stories which need to be Adapted for the Big Screen

29 August 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Over the years, the incredible work of Stephen King has been adapted to both film and television with varying results. Many of these have failed to remain true to the source material, and while that still in some cases resulted in a hit (The Shining), it also saw the release of an awful lot of misses too (looking at you Dreamcatcher).

Much of King’s best work has already been adapted, though some are being remade. The Shining meanwhile is set to receive a prequel and sequel, and while Under the Dome is a good example of one of his lengthier novels working as a TV series, there are still plenty of others which have yet to reach the big or small screen.

Here, we take a look at ten more Stephen King novels which have yet to be brought to life as a movie. Some you will have likely heard of, »

- Josh Wilding

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Film 4 FrightFest 2014: Day Four Video Diary, Featuring Nacho Vigalondo, Robert Englund, And Dr. Moreau

26 August 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Day Four of Film 4 Frightfest has come and gone and we have another video to share with you.Nacho Vigalondo talks about his latest film Open Windows with our very own Shelagh Rowan-Legg. Other films include The Samurai, Doc Of The Dead, Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey Of Richard Stanley's Island Of Dr. Moreau; Robert Englund talks about A Nightmare On Elm Street, and not to be forgotten: The Shining with Jan Harlan.Please note that this video was created by Chris And Phil, who are there chronicling the event for FrightFest TV. Tis is the official FrightFest video output, and so we're happy to be able to share it with you. You can watch the video below. ...

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FrightFest 2014: 'The Shining' review

25 August 2014 10:32 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★★Stanley Kubrick's horror masterpiece The Shining (1980) is one of those rare films that has found itself submerged into the public consciousness across several generations. Continually parodied in popular culture, from The Simpsons to Family Guy, even those yet to have seen Jack Nicholson's maniacal lead performance as Jack Torrance may well feel like they know the film backwards. This Film4 FrightFest 2014 appearance of Kubrick's classic - the reworked Us theatrical cut of the film which is shorter than other incarnations - couldn't have come at a much more pertinent time to examine just why this blood-curdling tale remains one of the best horror films ever made.


- CineVue UK

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Giveaway – Win The Best In Horror on DVD & Blu-ray!

21 August 2014 9:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In celebration of this year’s Film4 FrightFest, we are giving away the best in horror to prepare one lucky winner for the imminent chills, thrills and scares!

From the icons of fright, right through to the classic scenes that always leave a chill down your spine, we are giving away the terrifying horrors that everybody knows and loves, both old and new, that take suspense to that all-time teeth-chattering high, so high in fact that you need to experience it time and time again!

This ultimate horror package includes The Shining Blu-ray, The Conjuring Blu-ray, The Exorcist Blu-ray, Poltergeist Blu-ray, A Nightmare On Elm Street 1-7 Blu-ray and Critters Collection DVD!

Are you brave enough to experience the best in horror? Zavvi are offering an extra 10% off Warner Home Video’s extensive range of Horror DVD & Blu-ray throughout August. Browse the offers today: »

- Gary Collinson

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Director David Jung Gives a Look Into The Possession of Michael King

21 August 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

Shane Johnson is highly effective in the title role of The Possession of Michael King. Now the man behind the camera and the story speaks out about the movie. Director David Jung sat down with Dread Central to discuss The Possession of Michael King.

Jung began by discussing his inspiration for writing the story, which he co-penned with Tedi Sarafian. "The Shining played a very important role," Jung said. "I wanted to do a movie from the Pov of Jack Torrance, the character Jack Nicholson played."

He explained, "I felt like no one had done that before, had the main character in the film be the one that’s slowly going mad, and documenting and talking about the process in an almost scientific way as it's happening. I love movies about transformation, especially horror films. David Cronenberg’s The Fly is one of my all-time favorite films."

Additionally, Jung talked »

- Scott Hallam

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Competition: Win the Best in Horror on DVD & Blu-ray!

20 August 2014 12:52 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

In celebration of this year’s Film4 FrightFest, we are giving away the best in horror to prepare one lucky winner for the imminent chills, thrills and scares! From the icons of fright, right through to the classic scenes that always leave a chill down your spine, we are giving away the terrifying horrors that everybody knows and loves, both old and new, that take suspense to that all-time teeth-chattering high, so high in fact that you need to experience it time and time again!

This ultimate horror package includes The Shining Blu-ray, The Conjuring Blu-ray, The Exorcist Blu-ray, Poltergeist Blu-ray, A Nightmare On Elm Street 1-7 Blu-ray and Critters Collection DVD!

Are you brave enough to experience the best in horror? Zavvi are offering an extra 10% off Warner Home Video’s extensive range of Horror DVD & Blu-ray throughout August. Browse the offers today: »

- Phil Wheat

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First Trailer and Poster for Stephen King Thriller A Good Marriage

20 August 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

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

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