Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ Is Overrated

Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ Is Overrated

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There’s a certain phenomenon I’ve observed within our species, and it’s the general acceptance that some works of art are just unquestionably masterpieces. A couple weeks ago I wrote an article called ‘Tolkien is Overrated’, and The Lord of the Rings is by far one of the worst offenders, perhaps a close second to Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane, which, for those of you unaware, opens with over ten minutes of narration before anybody even says a word, yet it’s regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, despite blatantly ignoring the first rule in creative writing: show don’t tell. From …

Celebrating Forty-Three Years of ‘The Shining’

Celebrating Forty-Three Years of ‘The Shining’

The midlife crisis is real. If you see The Shining buying a motorcycle, dyeing its hair or visiting a hotel in Colorado and turning on its family, go easy, it turns 43 today. Stephen King’s infamous novel, that spawned a modern cinematic classic, was published 43 years ago on January 28th 1977. King’s psychological horror had sold over a million copies as of 2012 with doubtless many more sold since.    Image via ifc center The Shining is one of King’s best-known (and loved) novels, penned after King and his wife spent some time in Boulder in a supposedly haunted hotel room. …

Adaptations Round-Up! 10 Adaptations Coming out This Year!

Adaptations Round-Up! 10 Adaptations Coming out This Year!

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Adaptations galore is coming this fall season! What are the ones that you should look forward to most? Well, stay tuned!     It Chapter 2   Image Via Vanity Fair   A sequel to the horrifying film It, the ‘Loser’s Club’ is back twenty-seven years later (or two years later). The group returns to Derry, Maine, where the Losers must finish what they started: destroy Pennywise. Who from our lovely ‘Loser’s Club’ will be lost in the ensuing bloodbath? How will these losers defeat Pennywise? Well, it’s based on a Stephen King novel that was released back in 1986, …