TV Offers A Second Chance For Failed Movie Franchises Like 'Dark Tower,' 'Dredd' Or 'Divergent' – Forbes

FreeForm Shadowhunters Have you heard the news?  Karl Urban may be involved in Netflix’s upcoming Judge Dredd: Mega City One television show!  Lionsgate is still totally going ahead with their planned television show for Starz based on the Divergent franchise! Sony and MRC are absolutely planning to go forward with their plans for an episodic …

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Death Wish: is the Bruce Willis remake an alt-right fantasy? – The Guardian (blog)

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The Guardian (blog) Death Wish: is the Bruce Willis remake an alt-right fantasy?The Guardian (blog)There is a long and fine tradition of pointing out that Eli Roth's new films don't look very good. The cocksure writer, director, producer and sometime actor has spent the last 15 years serving up reliably …

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The Dark Tower books move fluidly between genres, and the film is afraid of all of them – The Verge

In the spirit of fairness, nobody expected Stephen King to pop up in the Dark Tower movie. He’s certainly there in the original novels. King’s psychopathically ambitious fantasy series, now condensed into a big-screen adaptation directed by Nikolaj Arcel, shows up in person to confront his characters in the series’ final book. Heroes Roland Deschain …

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Pleasing fantasy/adventure flick 'Dark Tower' no 'Shining,' – Manhattan Mercury (subscription)

At one time not too long ago, American movie theaters got a steady supply of films based on Stephen King novels. “Carrie,” “Cujo,” “Stand by Me,” “Misery,” and “The Green Mile” are among the most popular of them. Personally, I have a fondness for the 1998 film “Apt Pupil,” in which Ian McKellan starred as …

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Box Office: 'The Dark Tower' Is The Latest Failed Cinematic Universe – Forbes

Photo by Ilze Kitshoff Roland Deschain (Idris Elba) in Columbia Pictures’ THE DARK TOWER. Sony’s The Dark Tower opened with an underwhelming $19.5 million this past weekend, putting the film franchise and/or the planned multi-platform universe in doubt. The picture is the latest live-action franchise starter to go somewhat bust, and it is the latest …

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Has there ever been a sci-fi movie crazier than The Fifth Element? – Telegraph.co.uk

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Telegraph.co.uk Has there ever been a sci-fi movie crazier than The Fifth Element?Telegraph.co.ukFinding out what The Fifth Element actually is like, on the other hand, has been one of the most pleasurable after-effects of seeing it: I don't think there was a classic science-fiction or fantasy film I saw over …

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