Can This Stephen King Adaptation Beat Box Office Records?

Can This Stephen King Adaptation Beat Box Office Records?

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Stephen King’s “Dark Tower” series is beloved by readers around the world, and sits on top of many book lovers’ fantasy lists. Finally, Hollywood has heard the calls of fans, and has brought the book to life. Bad news is nobody likes it.   via Collider Manohla Dargis, of the New York Times, says: Roland, by contrast, lives in Mid-World, an incoherent realm of foggy woods, digital boogeymen, cinematic allusions, slavering nods to Mr. King’s voluminous oeuvre and some geological formations that may cause you to uselessly flash on images from John Ford westerns.   And Richard Roeper, of The Chicago Sun Times, weighs in: …

“Goodbye Christopher Robin” Trailer Is Totally Not Making Us Cry

“Goodbye Christopher Robin” Trailer Is Totally Not Making Us Cry

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A new trailer for Simon Curtis’s “Goodbye Christopher Robin” has dropped. The movie will take a look at how A.A. Milne concocted “Winnie the Pooh,” and his relationship with his son, Christopher Robin Milne.   Check out the trailer here (via People):     Set right after World War I, the movie will dramatize the creation of one of the world’s most famous fictional bears. It looks like a heartfelt father-son drama, and will probably end up being a real tearjerker.   “Goodbye Christopher Robin” opens in theaters October 13.   via GIPHY   Feature image courtesy of Angela’s Anxious Life.

Armie Hammer Stars in Sundance Hit ‘Call Me By Your Name’

Armie Hammer Stars in Sundance Hit ‘Call Me By Your Name’

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Armie Hammer and Interstellar’s Timothée Chalamet star in the adaptation of André Aciman’s novel ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ and we may have shed a tear at the trailer…   The story follows the romance between a teenage boy and the young man who comes to stay at his parents hillside mansion in Italy. It is directed by Luca Guadagnino (‘A Bigger Splash,’ ‘I Am Love’) and is set in the Italian region of Lombardy.   Via YouTube   The book was A New York Times Notable Book of the Year and was named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Seattle …