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10 Prison Dramas To Watch If You Like The Shawshank Redemption

The prison genre is an interesting one. A prison movie can be a political statement about the unsustainable prison system, a story about tensions between gangs, a character study that uses imprisonment as an emotional theme – there are all kinds of prison dramas. Frank Darabont’s The Shawshank Redemption, adapted from the Stephen King short story “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption,” is the gold standard for prison movies.

Related: 10 Hidden Details You Never Noticed In The Shawshank Redemption

In fact, according to IMDb’s ranking, it’s the gold standard for cinema as a whole. But it’s not the only great prison movie out there. Here are 10 Prison Dramas To Watch If You Like The Shawshank Redemption.
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Doctor Sleep Director Already Working On A New Stephen King Adaptation

As well as selling over 350 million copies of his books, the works of Stephen King are also among the most heavily-adapted source materials in Hollywood. Brian De Palma’s Carrie was the first to be brought to the big screen way back in 1976, and since then over 50 projects have been based on the author’s writing in some form or another, giving us the incredibly varied likes of The Shining, The Running Man, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and It.

The Stephen King business is still booming, with 2019 alone bringing four adaptations of the prolific writer’s work. The most recent, Shining sequel Doctor Sleep, only hit theaters yesterday but in a recent interview, director Mike Flanagan revealed that he’s already developing another King-based idea.

“Stephen and I are talking actively about what’s next, and we have a great idea that I’m not allowed to talk about yet.
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Can Roger Deakins (‘1917’) win Best Cinematography Oscar again so soon after his long overdue 1st victory?

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Can Roger Deakins (‘1917’) win Best Cinematography Oscar again so soon after his long overdue 1st victory?
It took Roger Deakins 14 tries to win the Oscar for Best Cinematography. After suffering 13 losses over 21 years he finally struck gold with “Blade Runner 2049” (2017). Will he have to wait another couple of decades for his next victory — in another 21 years he’ll be 91-years-old — or will he just keep winning? Our early odds for Best Cinematography point to the latter. He’s the early front-runner for “1917.”

Deakins is adored by cinematographers throughout the industry. He won four awards from the American Society of Cinematographers and their Lifetime Achievement Award before he ever got his hands on an Oscar. And he earned Oscar bids even for films that weren’t otherwise major contenders for awards. His 14 nominations to date were for “The Shawshank Redemption” (1994), “Fargo” (1996), “Kundun” (1997), “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” (2000), “The Man Who Wasn’t There” (2001), “No Country for Old Men” (2007), “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward
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UK box office preview: ‘Doctor Sleep’ is the latest challenger to ‘Joker’

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UK box office preview: ‘Doctor Sleep’ is the latest challenger to ‘Joker’
Other new openers include Ken Loach’s ‘Sorry We Missed You’.

Stephen King adaptation Doctor Sleep becomes the latest title to try and end Joker’s run at the top of the UK box office this weekend (both are Warner Bros titles).

Directed by Mike Flanagan, Doctor Sleep is an adaptation of King’s 2013 novel, a sequel to 1977’s The Shining.

The narrative is set several decades after the events of The Shining, as an adult Dan Torrance meets a young girl with similar powers and tries to protect her from a cult known as The True Knot.

There have
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10 Scariest Stephen King Movie Moments

Joshua Winning Oct 30, 2019

Stephen King has never been hotter at the multiplex. These terrifying scenes are some of his most memorable big screen scares…

Horror master Stephen King has been adapted many times with varying degrees of success, and these days it seems like movie and TV adaptations are coming almost as fast as he can write them. These movies have released to varying degrees of success, but the very best ones have managed to captivate and/or scare us as well as a good King story.

Right on time for the King movie renaissance, we're taking a look at the scariest King movie moments. This isn't a list of the best adaptations as a whole, though (but you can find that here), which would, of course, include titles like Stand by Me and The Shawshank Redemption. Instead, this list focuses purely on the scariest bits in King's big screen repertoir.
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First Doctor Sleep Reactions Tease One Of 2019’s Best Horror Films

Stephen King’s novels and short stories have been getting the big screen treatment going all the way back to 1976 with the horror classic Carrie. Between movies and miniseries, King’s work has been consistently entertaining and frightening audiences.

But with the massive success of the new version of It in 2017, remakes of his earlier stories have become a priority in the industry. We already got Pet Sematary and It: Chapter Two in 2019 and there’s more to come over the next few years, including a new miniseries of The Stand and updates to The Tommyknockers and Cujo.

Perhaps the most anticipated King adaptation however isn’t a remake, but a sequel to The Shining. Attempting to remake Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece is a daunting task, so director Mike Flanagan decided to continue the story by adapting King’s 2013 follow-up: Doctor Sleep.

And if the first reactions are any indication
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New Featurette For Hulu's Castle Rock Series Focuses on Creating an Authentic Stephen King Experience

Hulu has already released the first few episodes of J.J. Abrams and Stephen King’s Castle Rock and so far I’m loving it! If you haven’t started watching it yet, what are you waiting for!? We’ve got a new featurette to share with you today for the series which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the new season, and talks about creating an authentic Stephen King experience.

The second season of Castle Rock focuses on Annie Wilkes from King’s classic horrifying story, Misery. The synopsis explains that “a feud between warring clans comes to a boil when budding psychopath Annie Wilkes (Lizzy Caplan), Stephen King's nurse from hell, gets waylaid in Castle Rock."

Lizzy Caplan is perfect in the role of Annie and I couldn’t be happier with how the story is playing out. There are some great plot points that I didn’t see coming.
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Stephen King Reveals His Horror Recommendations For Halloween

Stephen King is easily the undisputed king of horror. The writer has given us some of the best spooky books of all-time, and it’s actually scary how many incredibly terrifying novels he’s written. There’s, of course, The Shining, but then there’s also the likes of Pet Sematary, The Stand, It, Misery, Carrie, Salem’s Lot… The list is literally endless.

However, he’s not only brought us these incredible works of horror fiction, but his books have also been made into movies and TV shows, and some of them are regarded to be amongst the best ever. There’s the aforementioned Shining (although King didn’t think much of that film), and then we’ve also got It and The Shawshank Redemption, which was inspired by his novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, just to name a few.

So when King offers his thoughts on the genre,
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‘Castle Rock’ Season 2 Review: Lizzy Caplan Will Hold You Captive in Hulu’s New Stephen King Story

‘Castle Rock’ Season 2 Review: Lizzy Caplan Will Hold You Captive in Hulu’s New Stephen King Story
As an anthology series, “Castle Rock” always planned to start a fresh story each season. Given the sheer volume of Stephen King content at co-creator and showrunner Dustin Thomason’s disposal, there’s no real concern of running short on new stories to build from old bones. Season 1 showed how connecting themes, locales, and people through the mysterious Maine town could deliver further thrills, chills, and deeply moving character studies enriched by a brilliant formal structure that mimics a memory-ravaging disease.

But Season 2 differs from Season 1 even more than one might expect. Though Hulu and Bad Robot’s sophomore effort sticks fairly close to the series’ pre-set plans, its central focus isn’t an original creation, but Annie Wilkes. The character made famous by Kathy Bates in “Misery” (and plenty of re-stagings thereafter) is the star again, embodied here by Lizzy Caplan. Unlike Henry Deaver, the Season 1 lead played by Andre Holland,
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Doctor Sleep, It, The Dark Tower: is there too much Stephen King on screen?

The horror overlord is everywhere in 2019, and with good reason. But we may be getting close to saturation point

Stephen King rules modern horror – but how much of his reign can we take? In 2019, his stories seem to be everywhere. On Halloween comes Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining. It is the fourth King-derived movie this year, following Pet Sematary, In the Tall Grass (Netflix’s third King adaptation in three years) and, still on release, It: Chapter Two. Meanwhile, coming to the small screen we have HBO’s The Outsider, Amazon’s The Dark Tower, a Julianne Moore-led Lisey’s Story, The Stand, season three of Mr Mercedes and season two of Castle Rock. His 61st novel, The Institute, was also released last month. A TV adaptation is already in the works.

You do not have to look far for explanations for King’s ubiquity. For one thing,
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‘Your Honor’: Tony Curran, Keith Machekanyanga, Lamar Johnson & Benjamin Flores Jr. Join Showtime Legal Drama

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‘Your Honor’: Tony Curran, Keith Machekanyanga, Lamar Johnson & Benjamin Flores Jr. Join Showtime Legal Drama
Exclusive: Tony Curran (Ray Donovan), Keith Machekanyanga (Dear White People), Lamar Johnson (The Hate You Give) and Benjamin Flores, Jr. (Rim of the World) are set for recurring roles opposite Bryan Cranston in Your Honor, Showtime’s limited series based on the hot Israeli drama format (Kvodo). The legal thriller hails from Peter Moffat, whose BAFTA-winning Criminal Justice was the basis for HBO’s Emmy-winning limited series The Night Of, and The Good Wife‘s Robert and Michelle King. The series, produced by CBS TV Studios, is in production in New Orleans.

Written by British TV writer-playwright Moffat, the 10-episode limited series rips through all strata of New Orleans society.

Curran plays Frankie, a trusted associate of crime boss Jimmy Baxter (Michael Stuhlbarg). Machekanyanga plays Little Mo, a gang leader who enlists the help of one of his crew, Kofi Jones (Johnson), in a crime. Flores plays Eugene, Kofi’s
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Tim Robbins Says He May Return to Shawshank State Penitentiary in ‘Castle Rock’ Season 2

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Tim Robbins Says He May Return to Shawshank State Penitentiary in ‘Castle Rock’ Season 2
Tim Robbins is returning to the world of Stephen King in the second season of Hulu’s “Castle Rock,” and teased a return to a familiar prison.

Robbins, who starred as wrongly-convicted inmate Andy Dufrense in “The Shawshank Redemption,” will play another King character in Reginald “Pop” Merrill, who was featured in the novella, “The Sun Dog.” “Castle Rock” features many iconic King locations, including Shawshank State Penitentiary. With Pop being the head of a crime family, could that mean that all these years after he “crawled through a river of s—,” could Robbins return to the infamous prison?

“I’m not sure I can say,” the actor told Entertainment Weekly. “I believe there’s one [scene].”

Also Read: Lizzy Caplan Does Her Best 'Cock-a-Doodie' Impression of Kathy Bates' Annie Wilkes in 'Castle Rock' Season 2 Trailer (Video)

Castle Rock” smashes together various stories and characters from King’s works.
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Rita Hayworth movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Gilda,’ ‘Only Angels Have Wings’

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Rita Hayworth movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Gilda,’ ‘Only Angels Have Wings’
She was the first American actress to marry a prince, the first actress to dance with both Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, one of the first pin-up girls of the 1940s and the first celebrity to bring awareness to Alzheimer’s Disease. She was the “Love Goddess,” Rita Hayworth.

Hayworth was born on October 17, 1918, in Brooklyn as Margarita Carmen Cansino, into a family of Spanish dancers. Although she later claimed she didn’t care for it, Hayworth started dancing at a young age to please her father. They performed together as the Dancing Cansinos from the time she was 12-years-old. She began landing small film roles in her teens under the name Rita Cansino, eventually earning a contract with Columbia Pictures. There she was “Americanized” by changing her last name to her Irish mother’s maiden name of Hayworth, dying her dark hair red and having electrolysis to raise her hairline.
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Rita Hayworth movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Rita Hayworth movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best
She was the first American actress to marry a prince, the first actress to dance with both Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, one of the first pin-up girls of the 1940s and the first celebrity to bring awareness to Alzheimer’s Disease. She was the “Love Goddess,” Rita Hayworth.

Hayworth was born on October 17, 1918, in Brooklyn as Margarita Carmen Cansino, into a family of Spanish dancers. Although she later claimed she didn’t care for it, Hayworth started dancing at a young age to please her father. They performed together as the Dancing Cansinos from the time she was 12-years-old. She began landing small film roles in her teens under the name Rita Cansino, eventually earning a contract with Columbia Pictures. There she was “Americanized” by changing her last name to her Irish mother’s maiden name of Hayworth, dying her dark hair red and having electrolysis to raise her hairline.
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Cool Collection of New Poster Art From Hero Complex Gallery Includes Dragon's Lair, Seinfeld, The Lost Boys, and More!

I’ve got a wicked cool collection of new poster art to share with you today from Hero Complex Gallery. This poster art made its debut at New York Comic-Con 2019 and now they are available for you to purchase online!

Most of the poster art that I buy comes from Hero Complex Gallery. They have a group of super talented artists there that create some beautiful work. This recent collection of art pays tribute to films such as Dragon’s Lair, The Lost Boys, Seinfeld, Superman, Starship Troopers, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Hellraiser, Halloween, My Neighbor Totoro, An American Werewolf in London, Big Trouble in Little China, Pulp Fiction, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Ghostbusters, The Thing, Predator, The Matrix, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday The 13th, and The Shawshank Redemption.

Check out the collection of art below:

The above work comes from artists such as Kevin M. Wilson,
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Tim Robbins Thinks ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ Failed At The Box Office Because Of The Confusing Title

It’s hard to imagine a world where “The Shawshank Redemption” isn’t thought of as one of the best films of the last three decades. However, upon its release, ‘Shawshank’ didn’t exactly light up the box office and was seen as a big flop. And according to actor Tim Robbins, he thinks that maybe one of the reasons for that failure is the title itself.

Speaking to EW, Robbins was asked why he thinks “The Shawshank Redemption” wasn’t an immediate hit back in 1994 when it was released.

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Tim Robbins Blames ‘Shawshank’ Box Office Flop on Title No One Could Remember

Tim Robbins Blames ‘Shawshank’ Box Office Flop on Title No One Could Remember
The Shawshank Redemption” is often cited as one of the most beloved movies ever made, but when it opened in movie theaters 25 years ago it was more or less a box office flop. The Frank Darabont-directed drama cost $25 million to produce and only made $28 million at the domestic box office. “Shawshank” would grow in popularity on home video, but it hardly brought as many people to the theater as Columbia Pictures had hoped in fall 1994. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, “Shawshank” star Tim Robbins has a theory about why the film bombed in its initial theatrical release.

“When it came out, and was not well received at the box office, there were various reasons given: Well, it’s the title, no one can remember the title,” Robbins said. “And that makes sense too, because for years after that film came out, people would come up to me and say,
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Annie Wilkes Images Arrive in “Castle Rock”

Annie Wilkes Images Arrive in “Castle Rock”
In the return of “Castle Rock”, psychopath Annie Wilkes (played Lizzy Caplan), a nurse from hell, gets waylaid in Castle Rock. Here, we see images from the premiere episode in which Misery comes to town. Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption) will be returning to the world of Stephen King in Season 2, alongside Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade), Yusra Warsama, Barkhad Abdi, Matthew Alan, John […]
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Joker Is Now On IMDb’s Top Ten Highest Rated Movies Of All Time List

Joker might’ve left critics divided and society watchdogs concerned about the impact of the movie’s message on impressionable minds, but the film is an unquestionable hit with audiences. After making a killing at the box office and beating out Marvel’s own villain-turned antihero Venom to become the October release champ, fans have granted Joker another distinction by rating the pic among the ten best movies on IMDb.

While IMDb’s often accused of allowing its rating system to be swayed too easily by fanboys, Joker, the only release to feature from this decade, joins a distinguished top ten list, coming in at number nine at last count, alongside The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Pulp Fiction, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, 12 Angry Men, Schindler’s List, Godfather I and II, and The Shawshank Redemption. The only other comic book movie on
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Joker Cracks IMDb Top 10 Highest-Rated Movies of All Time List

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Joker has proven to be a tremendous hit with IMDb users, as the controversial movie is now among the online database's highest-rated movies of all time. As of this time, the movie is currently sitting in the No. 9 slot, sitting behind such other classic titles as The Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, and the first two Godfather movies. This also marks two separate spots in the top 10 for the Clown Prince of Crime, as The Dark Knight with Heath Ledger as the Joker is currently ranked No. 4. While this is an awesome ranking to achieve so soon after its premiere, it's also worth noting that this number could start quickly decreasing if more IMDb users give it lower ratings over the course of its theatrical run and subsequent release on home video.

Directed by Todd Phillips using a screenplay co-written with scott Silver, Joker presents an alternate origin story for Batman's arch-nemesis.
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