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  • Apt Pupil

    Apt Pupil


    Don't mind me. Just continuing my watch through of all the movies adapted from Stephen King's book Different Seasons.

    I'd never seen this one before today, but Apt Pupil was my favorite of the four novellas and I was really interested in seeing how it would transition from page to screen. The results are... pretty okay, though there are definite flaws and I'm no fan of the director.

    This film is carried almost entirely by the strength of its actors;…

  • The Shawshank Redemption

    The Shawshank Redemption


    I recently finished reading Different Seasons, Stephen King's wonderful collection of seasonal novellas that inspired The Shawshank Redemption, Apt Pupil, Stand By Me, and the upcoming The Breathing Method. I figured the logical next step was to watch the movies! Well, all but that last one. That might be a while.

    Anyways! What can I even say about this movie? It's one of all time great films and probably the greatest Stephen King adaptation. The performances are unforgettable, the script…

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  • Jennifer's Body

    Jennifer's Body


    Hooptober 5 #8: Jennifer's Body (2009)

    Today I finally marked Jennifer's Body off my bucket list.

    If anyone needs me, I'll be working on a time machine so I can go tell 2009 me to stop being a hater and watch this movie immediately because it's kind of, like, completely awesome?

    It's funny, it's clever, it's endlessly entertaining, and there are even a handful of genuinely creepy parts! Sure it's basically just Ginger Snaps for the other end of the '00s, but who cares? It rocks.

  • Halloween



    Hooptober 5 #33: Halloween (2018)

    I really enjoyed the new Halloween! The score is epic, the kills are intense, and it's great fun to count the myriad ways in which John Carpenter's magnum opus is evoked, remixed, and subverted. This movie is just pure fanservice, through and through - and that's great because after decades of shaky sequels, reboots, and direction changes, the Halloween franchise needed some servicing.

    I have a few small quarrels but most of them are down…