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Review: ‘Doctor Sleep’ shines in more ways than one

Posted by Matthew on November 10, 2019
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How do you make a sequel to a classic? It’s a difficult thing, the balance between paying homage to what came before and forging something new is a difficult one. An inch too far in either direction and you risk the ire of someone, either the fan who wants something new or the fan who really just wants the same thing all over again.

Doctor Sleep makes the question even more difficult. The film The Shining is, to reuse the word, a stone-cold classic. Adapted from Stephen Kings novel of the same name it takes many liberties with the story, so much so that King himself famously did not like it. King wrote the novel Doctor Sleep 36 years later as a sequel to his own work. So the question is how do you adapt a novel that serves as a sequel to a classic book and film which each has distinctly different arcs and in particular endings?

The answer is, of course, with great care, which is exactly what director Mike Flanagan has done.

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Oh Hey, there are ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ character posters!

Posted by Matthew on July 09, 2018
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Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Yes, I am very late to the party on these but they’re cool and it’s the movie I am most hyped for this year so that is excuse enough to post them this late in the game.

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Good news everyone! Michelle Monaghan is back for ‘Mission Impossible 6’

Posted by Matthew on June 14, 2017
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Remember when Ethan Hunt got married? Well apparently the people behind the Mission: Impossible franchise do too!

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Catch Up Reviews: ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’ + ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Posted by Matthew on September 20, 2015
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Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Straight Outta Compton

Two summer movies that I saw! Hooray!

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Hercules Trailer + Poster: Hopefully So Bad It’s Good

Posted by Matthew on March 25, 2014
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Hercules

Did you know that Dwayne Johnson has made a Hercules movie with Brett Ratner? Well now you know!

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