firestarter remake

The Stephen King adaptations keep on coming. The latest: Faith Akin, director of In the Fade and Goodbye Berlin, has been hired to helm a Firestarter remake for Universal Pictures and Blumhouse. The film will be another adaptation of King’s 1980 novel about a girl with pyrokinetic abilities. Drew Barrymore starred in the 1984 adaptation of the King novel.

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Green Band Trailer

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week I witness abject horror at a Michael Shannon performance that must have been done to pay some back taxes or a Superbowl bet gone bad, we hunt us some Nazis, get animated about a girl trying to save her family, try to play nice with the ex-boyfriend, realize how much money we don’t have, and go on a dark road trip with our brother.  Read More »