15 items from 2009
At a reading of Stephen King’s new novel “Under the Dome” last week, the famous author answered questions from the audience and director David Cronenberg about his work. The filmmaker asked if King enjoyed looking back over his novels and the horror writer responded that he sometimes wondered what his old characters were up to.
This lead to a lengthy scenario, reported by the Torontoist, that would center on Danny Torrance, the Big Wheel riding kid from The Shining. “What happened after he survived the incident at the Overlook Hotel?” King asked himself last summer. In the author’s imagination, Danny would be 40 years old and living in upstate New York where he tends to patients in a hospice. His mysterious powers help those pass on to the other side in a novel King wanted to title “Doctor Sleep.” No return to the Overlook? No thank you.
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- Jeff Leins
So, by now, the notorious Mr. Lambert's overtly homosexual shock antics watched by millions during his Ama performance Sunday night are old news. For those of you who haven't yet seen it (who Are you, anyway?)...it's already been taken off-line by the no-doubt tireless efforts of the 'copyright police'.
If you haven't had the opportunity to check it out, the bottom line is that he performed a gratuitous crotch-rub into some leather-clad male dancer's face to imitate a blowjob and proceeded to try to one-up Madonna and Britney in the tongue-lashing department.
Now, I've now read both sides of the issue.
The conservative right are out trashing him.
The gay pride nazis are holding up their phallic salute and praising his resolve and openness.
Simon Cowell? Strangely silent, but one can imagine he's Jekyll and Hyde, at once relishing the controversy and cringing from the optics of it all. »
By the Torontoist
Stephen King shines again?
The high priest of horror fiction told an audience at his book reading in Toronto this week that he's plotting a sequel to his 1977 classic "The Shining."
The book, tentatively titled "Doctor Sleep," would be set 40 years later, and focus on young Danny, who now lives in upstate New York and uses his psychic powers to help terminal patients make the transition into death. (He supposedly supplements his income by using "the shining" at the horsetrack, too). Read more at the Torontoist. »
- Josh Dickey
Acclaimed author and Entertainment Weekly columnist Stephen King (I love his articles on movie theater candy, seriously) announced that he is working on a sequel to arguably his most popular novel, The Shining.
While King was promoting his new Under the Dome story in Toronto, he told fans and reporters that his current project is a story entitled Doctor Sleep.
King believes that the first novel never explained what happened to young Danny and his super-cool psychic powers and that the events at the Overlook Hotel left the lad with “emotional scars.”
“Danny is now 40 years old and living in upstate New York, where he works as the equivalent of an orderly at a hospice for the terminally ill,” says King. “Danny’s real job is to visit with patients who are just about to pass on to the other side, and to help them make that journey with the aid of his mysterious powers. »
- Reel Loop News Staff
King confirmed he is writing a follow-up during an appearance in Toronto, Canada this week (beg23Nov09) and revealed the story will be set 40 years later and focus on the lead character Jack Torrance's son Danny.
The sequel is tentatively titled Doctor Sleep.
But King admits he's nervous about writing a follow-up to his best known story, joking to the crowd, "Maybe if I keep talking about it I won't have to write it." »
Jack Torrance's little boy Danny was last seen recuperating in Maine after escaping the insane evil of the Overlook Hotel, but Stephen King is now plotting a sequel to The Shining which would age the clairvoyant boy to 40 and transport him to a New York hospice.
Speaking to an audience of fans in Toronto about his new novel Under the Dome, King divulged that he'd begun working on a tentative idea for a follow-up to The Shining – first published in 1977 – last summer.
Danny, he said, was certain to have been left "with a lifetime's worth of emotional scars" after his experiences at the Overlook, where his father was possessed by the hotel, tried to kill him and his mother and eventually died.
How Danny deals with both his nightmarish experiences and the clairvoyance, »
- Alison Flood
This isn't exactly news, but it's quite an earth shattering thought that could end up shaking cinema to the core. Recently The Torontoist attended an event where author Stephen King treated fans to a 15-minute reading from the author’s new novel, Under the Dome, as well as a candid interview chock full of stories passed in an on-stage interview with Eastern Promises director David Cronenberg. In this interview, King shocked fans when he began casually describing an idea for a new novel only to slowly reveal that it was his concept for a sequel to The Shining, the original novel that spawned Stanley Kubrick's classic horror film. Apparently the follow-up, referred to as Doctor Sleep, is something King has been working on since last summer where (spoilers for those who have neither read the book, nor seen the film) he's continued the story following Danny Torrance (the creepy »
- Ethan Anderton
Big news from Lilja's Library, the unofficial chronicler of Stephen King's works. According to blogger Torontoist, while King was doing the rounds for his new mega-novel Under the Dome, he stopped in Toronto for an interview conducted by none other than The Dead Zone director and Canada's most famous horror director, David Cronenberg; during the discussion, King mentioned that a sequel to The Shining might be in the works. The novel would explore a grownup Danny Torrance's connection with hospice patients. King's prospective title? Doctor Sleep.
The description Torontoist gives doesn't actually mention the Overlook Hotel, or their snowy environs. It appears that King wants to follow the character, and not just merely return to the original's setting. This is the same ploy he used with Father Callahan in the Dark Tower series, instead of bringing the priest back to 'Salem's Lot (which would've thrilled me, as I've »
Now This is pretty damned interesting ... a sequel to one of Stephen King's most beloved terror tales written by the man himself? Consider our attention officially gotten!
Following a 15-minute reading of King's latest book, Under the Dome, legendary director David Cronenberg hosted a special Q&A with the author who revealed to the audience that he plans on writing a sequel to The Shining entitled Doctor Sleep.
From The Toronto 1St
"King dropped a fan bombshell on the crowd by casually describing a novel idea he began working on last summer. Seems King was wondering whatever happened to Danny Torrance of The Shining, who when readers last saw him was recovering from his ordeal at the Overlook Hotel at a resort in Maine with fellow survivors Wendy Torrance and chef Dick Halloran (who dies in the Kubrick film version). King remarked that though he ended his 1977 novel on a positive note, »
- Uncle Creepy
Gotta love the book tour Stephen King is currently on to promote Under the Dome. First he tells a crowd in Maryland that he has written a draft of the television screenplay for Cell, that HBO wants to do an Under the Dome miniseries, and that he is working on new Talisman and The Dark Tower novels. And now an even bigger bombshell comes: he's got a book plan for a sequel to The Shining brewing in the back of his always-working mind.
But before getting to the news, I'd like to address the means by which it leaked out, which is equally interesting. While in Toronto, King followed up a 15-minute reading from Under the Dome with an hour long Q&A in a packed theater. The interviewer? David Cronenberg. Thinking about that taking place makes my heart hurt. My favorite director interviewing my favorite writer? What kind of »
- Peter Hall
We have a brand new never seen clip from New Moon straight from MTV Ulalumes Howling at the Moon The Twilight Saga New Moon special tonight. Close your eyes if youre avoiding spoilers this really is never before seen footage from Bellas birthday party scene at the Cullen House. Enjoy the video belowFinal warning this is a spoilerMovie Trailers Movies BlogIts fun to see all of the Cullens together! I love seeing them as a big family. I know were getting lots of spoilers but I cant help but wish this clip was longer. It ends at such a bad place right as the inevitable is about to happen with Jasper...What did you think of this new clip? What other scene are you hoping for a peek at? »
It’s classic movie monster time! I was going to wait until Christmas to talk about this, but now seemed like a more appropriate time. We are going to compare the original black and white movie monsters (and the actors who brought them to life), against more modern versions and actors to see who comes out on top.
I know there are dozens of classic monsters, including the Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Fly, giant robots, aliens, and over-sized insects/animals, but I’m going to focus on the more famous literary monsters : Frankenstein’s monster, The Wolf Man, Dracula and The Mummy.
Let’s start with my favorite character, Frankenstein’s monster. Most people incorrectly refer to the monster As Frankenstein - but actually, author Mary Shelley never gave the creature a name. In the 1818 novel, Shelley writes about mad scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein and how he learns to create life. »
- Paul Young
Dierks Bentley has just debuted a music video for his single called "I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes". The country music singer is enjoying some intimate time together with his love interest in an empty house somewhere in the outskirts of the city.
"I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes" is the third single off Bentley's fourth studio album "Feel That Fire" which has arrived in stores since February. The track was co-written and produced by Bentley along with Brett Beavers.
Commenting on the song, Bentley said, "One of the best compliments I can get is when a guy comes up to me and says that one of my songs helped him out at home...maybe helped him smooth something over with his girlfriend or wife. That's the goal with this one."
Dierks Bentley's "I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes" music video »
Dierks Bentley There’s more to mainstream country than Rascall Flatts
Dierks Bentley wants to be everything to every country-music fan, and for the most part, he pulls it off. There’s the badass (“Life On The Run”), the lover (“I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes”) and, of course, the blessing counter (“Beautiful World”). Although not entirely distinguishable from his last record, Feel That Fire effortlessly runs the gamut from classic country to twang to rock and pop. Behind some typical mainstream cheese (“I just wanna lay here and feel you breathe / Listen to the rhythm of your heartbeat”—ugh) are likable melodies, a smooth tenor and even smoother Nashville instrumentation and production. As usual, Bentley co-wrote every song, and Patty Griffin joins him for a charming duet—so at the very least, he’s cool by association.
Listen to Dierks Bentley's "Feel That Fire" from Feel That »
15 items from 2009
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