GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2, is the 15th film in the MARVEL STUDIOS Universe, and once again directed by James Gunn. With his new film we find our rag-tag team of humans, aliens, a tree, and a raccoon, all back to kick alien butt, and save the universe!
Stephen King, known around the world for over 40 years, as one of the “greatest writers of our time”, has brought us some of the most frightening, intriguing, and mind bending stories. Also, over 60 of these stories have been adapted for the big screen, as well as television.
There are so many wonderful, entertaining, and frightening Stephen King short stories. Stories such as, THE MIST, THE BODY, THE LIBRARY POLICEMAN, THE MONKEY, SURVIVOR TYPE, and THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, just to name a few. Personally, I feel RAINY SEASON, is one of the top scary short stories King has ever written. When I heard I was getting the opportunity to see the adaptation of it, my expectations were very high , and I was NOT disappointed!
Disney has given us some of the greatest fairy tale films of all time, but generally they have always been animated…NOT ANYMORE! They have started a new trend, taking their most popular, and beloved animated films, and making them live! Disney brings us, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, in all its splendor and beauty, based on the animated original from 1991.
Our first superhero film of the year is a sequel, but also the “final” film of the series. LOGAN is the third, and final film of the WOLVERINE series, and the 10th in the X-MEN film franchise. The story is based on the fan favorite comic book, OLD MAN LOGAN.
Drew was born March 17, 1976, in St. Louis, MO. He was a typical child of the 80′s, enjoying the films and music of the era he was growing up in. He also enjoyed going to summer camp, where he first discovered the world of Stephen King. One particular summer, while at camp, a friend let Drew borrow one of his Bachman books, (of course we know Bachman better as, Stephen King’s alter ego), and Drew was hooked! Who would’ve thought years later that Drew would be part of the Stephen King universe, through the Dollar Baby Program.
The Stephen King short story, The man who loved flowers, was first published in August 1977, in Gallery magazine, and then in 1978, published in King’s collection of stories in his book, Night shift. The man who loved flowers is about a man who walks the city streets without a care in the world, stopping by a vendor to buy flowers for his true love Norma.
I was originally prepared to write my film review of the new Star Wars release ROGUE ONE, but feel it pales inlight of the passing of two Hollywood icons, actress Carrie Fisher, and legendary actress Debbie Reynolds, the latter being the mother of Carrie Fisher. Sadly they passed within 24 hours of one another just last week.
The Marvel Comics character of Doctor Strange, first appeared in the comic book, Strange Tales #110 July 1963. He had story lines in other limited run issues, until a few years later, when he had his own monthly comic book. Now 53 years later, Doctor Strange comes to the big-screen in a new blockbuster film.
Mick Garris has worn many hats in the film industry. To his credit this includes producer, director, actor, interviewer, and… writer. He has made his passion for film, his life’s work, for over four decades now, and is showing no signs of hanging his hat up any time soon.