The High Speech: Wizard and Glass

In anticipation of Nikolaj Arcel’s upcoming screen adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series (starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey), the Deadshirt ka-tet of Max Robinson, Dom Griffin and David Uzumeri are taking a trip through the unique and sprawling fantasy/western novel series that inspired it. Max: Before we get started, Read More …

The High Speech: The Waste Lands

In anticipation of Nikolaj Arcel’s upcoming screen adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series (starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey), the Deadshirt ka-tet of Max Robinson, Dom Griffin and David Uzumeri are taking a trip through the unique and sprawling fantasy/western novel series that inspired it. Max: We’re chugging right along Read More …

The High Speech: The Drawing of the Three

In anticipation of Nikolaj Arcel’s upcoming screen adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series (starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey), the Deadshirt ka-tet of Max Robinson, Dom Griffin and David Uzumeri are taking a trip through the unique and sprawling fantasy/western novel series that inspired it. Max: It’s September, and our Read More …

The High Speech: The Gunslinger

In anticipation of Nikolaj Arcel’s upcoming screen adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series (starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey), the Deadshirt ka-tet of Max Robinson, Dom Griffin and David Uzumeri are taking a trip through the unique and sprawling fantasy/western novel series that Read More …

Despite Uneven Tone, Goosebumps Charges Ghoul Speed Ahead [Review]

Goosebumps has some of my favorite visual effects I’ve seen in years, but it struggles throughout to find its tone. That struggle really hampers the film, preventing it from becoming the best film it could be—which is, I’d argue, a sort of R.L. Stine’s Jumanji. Full Read More …

King on Screen: Maximum Overdrive (1986)

It’s October. With Halloween hot on our heels, we thought it appropriate to take a look at legendary horror author Stephen King’s best, worst, and strangest translations from page to screen. Baby, can you dig your man? by Jake Arant Released in 1986, Maximum Overdrive is Stephen Read More …

Battle Royale: Angels’ Border Adds Horrific New Dimensions to a Japanese Classic [Review]

“Could you kill your best friend?” reads the Battle Royale theatrical poster, summarizing the psychological horror story in one burning question. First published in 1999, Koushun Takami’s novel Battle Royale took place in a Japan under totalitarian rule, where its youngest citizens are subjected to Read More …