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The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower

The Josh Chop: It’s never fair to compare a book to a film. Even to compare a screenplay to its final film would be to compare colors of paint in a tube to a final Michelangelo piece. It’s hard to say how this film compares to the novels because, I never read them. When going into this one, I kept an open mind that this film would be unlike other Stephen King novels made for the big screen. Stephen King is of course well known to write fiction that deals with the macabre and horrors only his mind can make up. While The Dark Tower gives us a reason to have nightmares at night, horror is not an overall theme of the film.

I really did enjoy it and would most likely watch it again to see if I could catch things I missed the first time around. My only wish with future Dark Tower films is that the Gunslinger show more emotion and that events be slowed down a bit. They really did fit a TON inside the hour and a half run time. Either way, I definitely think people should see The Dark Tower as it was a pretty decent story overall.

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The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven

“So far, so good…” Directed by: Antoine Fuqua Written by: Richard Wenk, Nic Pizzolatto Cast: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Haley Bennett, Vincent D’Onofrio, Peter Sarsgaard Swift shot: Several times throughout The Magnificent Seven I found myself conjuring up my favorite quote by Thomas Babington Macaulay, “To every man upon this earth, death cometh soon or late. And […]

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Hell Or High Water

Hell Or High Water

Directed by: David Mackenzie Written by: Taylor Sheridan Cast: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges, Gil Birmingham Swift shot: A modern day Frank and Jesse James tale with a painful reminder that the bankers always find a way to win. Hell or High Water simmers with a stunning showdown between good and evil in the Texas […]

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The Revenant

“Vengeance is best left in the hands of the Creator.” Directed by: Alejandro G. Inarritu Written by: Mark L. Smith, Alejandro G. Inarritu (screenplay), Michael Punke (novel) Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson The H-Bomb: After his party of fur trappers is ambushed by local Indians, Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) and a handful of […]

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The Hateful Eight

Never cheat the hangman… Written & Directed by: Quentin Tarantino Starring: Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Demian Bichir The H-Bomb: A few years after the Civil War, bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) is escorting a prisoner, Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh) to the […]

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