The Dark Tower

Dog’s Movie House: “Annabelle: Creation” Terrifying, “Dark Tower” Terrifyingly Bad!


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Talitha Bateman In “Annabelle: Creation”




Horror, like comedy, is a very subjective genre.  Every moviegoer has something different that trips their “fear” switch.  For me, it’s more about what’s not visible onscreen than overt displays of violence and gore.  For that reason, the various films in The Conjuring franchise are some of the creepiest I’ve ever seen.  With the exception of the very disappointing “Annabelle” I’ve very much enjoyed the James Wan- led franchise and “Annabelle: Creation” is right up there with some of the best horror films in recent memory.   The same cannot be said for the long-awaited cinematic adaptation of Stephen King’s legendary Dark Tower series.  “The Dark Tower” is a overly brief, thematic mess that pays only lip service to King’s sprawling fantasy saga.  Non fans of the books will be mildly entertained, but King devotees will either walk out or throw their popcorn at the movie screen.   Continue reading

The Trailer Dog Park: “The Dark Tower” Is Here!

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Idris Elba as Roland in “The Dark Tower”



I am a huge Stephen King fan and I count the Dark Tower Cycle among my favorite of his works.  I also understand that developing this sprawling saga for other mediums like the movies can be a daunting task.  The first film in a presumed franchise, “The Dark Tower” adaptation has been written by Akiva Goldsman and directed by Nikolaj Arcel.   Staying true to the books would probably be impossible, so I’ll have to judge the film based primarily on its cinematic merits and whether or not it gets the spirit of the book right.   Continue reading