My Favorite Movies #7 – Stand By Me

Stand By Me 1986 Directed by Rob Reiner Quick synopsis... Four boys seek adventure and heroism in the Oregon woods with their search for a missing teen's dead body in the 1950s. What they uncover about themselves along the way, however, means even more. This is my favorite Stephen King adaptation of all time, based … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #7 – Stand By Me

The Eyes of the Dragon

The Eyes of the Dragon Stephen King 1987 Slowly making my way through Stephen King's bibliography, I've come to The Eyes of the Dragon. In reality, I should have read it some time ago since I'm trying to accomplish this feat by reading novels in the order in which they were originally published. When I … Continue reading The Eyes of the Dragon

My Favorite Movies #15 – The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption 1994 Directed by Frank Darabont Quick synopsis... Framed for murder, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at Shawshank prison, where he comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope. Based on the Stephen King … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #15 – The Shawshank Redemption

Stephen King’s Community

Well, it was bound to happen. And I've done it again. I had another really bizarre dream. Only this time I wasn't blissfully married to Jennifer Aniston. This time I dreamed about a movie that I haven't even seen yet. My dream played out as if I were experiencing¬†It: Chapter Two in the shoes of … Continue reading Stephen King’s Community

Message in a Bottle

The romantic in her was hoping she had just stumbled upon a Nicholas Sparks novel come to life. Then again, don't most of his books end up with one tragedy or another? Doesn't someone always wind up dead? Does that just make Nicholas Sparks the Stephen King of the love story genre? Diane shook her … Continue reading Message in a Bottle

My Favorite Movies #96 – It

So we're clear, this is the recent, theatrical version of It, not the 1990 made-for-TV version. Sure, that movie terrified me as a child, but it's almost laughable to watch it now. Its only saving grace is Tim Curry's performance as Pennywise. It 2017 Directed by Andy Muschietti Netflix says... The horror thriller "IT", directed … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #96 – It

10 Movies I’m Anticipating in 2017

I love movies. And I've taken time to look ahead at the year to come. There are a lot of movies coming out that I'm going to want to see when they hit theaters. However, I'm not made of money. So there's a good chance I'll miss a good bit of them until they hit … Continue reading 10 Movies I’m Anticipating in 2017

That Time I Got Beat Up By a Girl

I'm a sarcastic individual. If you only know me through this blog, I would hope that my sarcasm comes through in my writing. But I know it's difficult to convey tone through the written word. Anyone who knows me in real life can pick up on my sarcasm easily. One of my best friends even … Continue reading That Time I Got Beat Up By a Girl

Cujo

Title: Cujo Author: Stephen King Published: 1981 I have a confession to make... A lot of the book reviews that I've been including on the blog are reviews that I had done on my previous blog. There are a lot of those old reviews that I've skipped because they're for books that I would like … Continue reading Cujo

AFI #72 – The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption 1994 Directed by Frank Darabont Netflix says... Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden (Bob Gunton). During his long … Continue reading AFI #72 – The Shawshank Redemption