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Saw “The Dark Tower” movie earlier today and it was freakin’ awesome surprisingly!!!

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Ron Howard has been trying to make “The Dark Tower” series happen for many years; he had a lot of difficulties and setbacks trying to get this project greenlighted. Studios kept rejecting the project and it was finally picked up by Columbia Pictures. The studio, Columbia Pictures was gracious enough to finally get it greenlighted and get the project going. The film also went through a few actors trying to sign on the leading role of Roland Deschain, the books protagonist. Javier Bardem was the film’s original choice for Roland but Javier bailed and the role was obviously given to Idris Elba instead. While I’m sure Javier would have done a great job, I’m glad the role was given to Elba ’cause Elba killed it. Elba knocked it out of the park; he was a total badass as Roland Deschain, I was impressed!

As far as the movie, “The Dark Tower” itself goes — I thought it was excellent! The film is getting mixed reviews by movie fans and getting trashed by critics but the last thing you want to do is listen to them. Just go see the movie yourself and then make your own opinion, that’s what I do. I thought the script was well-written and well-acted by the cast. The movie was an hour and a half long; it maybe a short movie but that’s because the book was short.

Yeah, the film overdid it with the CGI effects but what else are they gonna do when they keep switching to our world to Roland’s world where he came from, ya know? The CGI was needed for a movie like this. It was still a phenomenal movie, though. I fucking loved it all the way through. No complains at all. Definitely one of the best movies of 2017 other than “Logan”.

I thought Matt McConaughey played a badass villain like he always did. I think Matt did play a few villains in his career over the years especially his film “Killer Joe” (another great movie he did) but Matt was awesome as the Man in Black.

I thought the film was entertaining as hell. I had to go see it ’cause it’s one of my favorite books and I’ve been looking forward to this film for a pretty long time and the film is finally here!

Again, don’t listen to the critics, y’all. I thought the movie was brilliant and definitely getting the movie on BluRay when it comes out. Some of you may ask… how many Dark Tower movies are there gonna be? Will Eddie and Susannah be in the next one? I don’t know. Reading about the “Dark Tower” movie, this is a continuation of the 8 books so technically this movie isn’t based on any of the 8 books.

I can see Susannah appearing but Eddie, I don’t know. Something happens to Eddie in one of the books which I don’t want to say. Yeah, I know Eddie and Susannah are the two most popular characters in the series. The movie series is a continuation after the books so it’ll be hard to bring them both back. I’m sure the writers will figure it out, though ’cause this is Stephen King. Anything is possible with him, haha!

Again, don’t listen to the negativity toward this movie. Go see it and enjoy!

Kev

 

I think “The Dark Tower” trailer looks pretty sick, in my opinion, I’ll give it a chance…

So “The Dark Tower” trailer is finally out. I’m a huge fan of the Dark Tower books. I’m not a big fan of Stephen King’s politics and don’t like how he’s a Trump hater but despite all that, I’m still a fan of his work and his movie adaptations too.

This trailer is getting mostly negative reviews from what I’ve seen… actually the reviews are pretty much mixed but in my opinion, I think the trailer is fucking awesome.

A lot of people are like, “To those who read the book, will be upset”… I’ve read the book. In fact, I’ve read the book several times over the years of my life as “The Gunslinger” is one of Stephen King’s best books, in my opinion. From what I’ve seen in the trailer, it is pretty faithful to “The Gunslinger”, don’t listen to the critics.

Some of you ask, why doesn’t Roland Deschain (played by Idris Elba) have the hat which is depicted in the artwork of the books? Well in “The Gunslinger” novel, I think Roland lost the hat and doesn’t get a new one ’til in the later books. I don’t want to reveal any major spoilers, of course but I’ll leave it at that. Some are already asking where are Eddie and Susan, a married couple who are part of the second ka-tet? Well you won’t see them two until “The Drawing of Three” which is the second Dark Tower book so you probably won’t see them until the second movie. The first movie is an adaptation of “The Gunslinger” novel.

In the beginning of this trailer, you see Roland shooting at some creatures which are called the “slow mutants” just like “The Gunslinger” novel. The story is about Roland Deschain who is in search for the Man in Black whose name is Walter (a character who Matt McConaughey plays).

Once again from what I’ve seen of the “Dark Tower” trailer is pretty faithful to “The Gunslinger” novel. I’m gonna have to re-read the novel again before the movie comes out.

I’m definitely willing to give this one a chance and will see this one. I’m looking forward to seeing the “It” remake too. They both look real good! I’m so glad that “The Dark Tower” movie is finally here after all these years. I’ve been waiting for it for a pretty long time!

Kev

Stephen King is first to confirm “Dark Tower” casting… Idris Elba is Roland the Gunslinger, Matt McConaughey is “Man in Black”…

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Stephen King himself is the first to exclusively report official casting for Ron Howard’s “Dark Tower” movie. Idris Elba has been confirmed to play Roland Gilead aka “The Gunslinger” and Matthew McConaughey has been signed to play The Man In Black which is the main villain for the series.

So does that mean that McConaughey is Randall Flagg? Because that’s who the Man in Black is. That could also mean that McConaughey will also be playing Randall Flag for the new “Stand” movie that’s gonna be in the works soon. So McConaughey will be playing Randall Flagg in both “The Stand” and “The Dark Tower” it’s looking like which is cool. McConaughey is a very talented actor and he can play anything. I know McConaughey can play a great villain ’cause he was a villain in the film “Killer Joe” which he was brilliant at.

I don’t know about Idris Elba playing Roland though ’cause Roland wasn’t a black character. Look at the “Dark Tower” comics by Marvel, Roland was a white dude, not black. That’s gonna confuse a lot of people for sure.

They need to cast someone for Jake too. They won’t cast anyone for Eddie & Susannah ’cause they don’t appear until “The Drawing of Three” which was the second novel so Eddie & Susannah will be in the sequel.

Kev

Watched Netflix’s “Beasts of No Nation” last night and it was a pretty amazing film… recommended watching for sure…

Why did the film “Beasts of No Nation” land on Netflix instead of the movie theaters? It did get played in some movie theaters but this film failed in the box office. It’s simply because all the material in this film is pretty controversial. The film is dark and pretty violent.

It’s a story about a young African boy named, Agu who’s father’s been killed by an African army so Agu takes matters into his own hands by joining a different kind of Army and becoming a soldier himself to avenge his father’s killing.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1365050/

It’s a dark and graphic movie which is why it wasn’t shown in that many movie theaters and why it didn’t make a lot of money. Probably because this is a movie that the “Black Lives Matter” crowd can’t take ’cause this film is black on black violence, that’s why.

I thought it was a pretty amazing film and I predict it’s gonna get some Oscar nominations. Could the Oscars nominate a Netflix movie for the first time? It could happen.

The movie was well-filmed and well acted. Story was good too. It’s definitely one of the better war films I’ve seen in a while.

I thought Idris Elba did a good job in that movie too ’cause he played a good role in it. He could also get an Oscar nomination for that role.

If you’re a Netflix subscriber like myself, I’d suggest you give this film a look. Definitely check it out.

Kev

Will Idris Elba be the next Bond???

Big rumor leaked by Sony hackers that Amy Pascal wants Idris Elba to be the next James Bond after “Spectre”. So does this mean that Daniel Craig is all done with 007 after “Spectre”??? Mr. Craig hanging it up??? News of a black 007 doesn’t surprise me at all ’cause MGM studios have been talking about experimenting with a black Bond for many years.

Keep in mind that all the Bond movies over the years were never sequels. Each one were stand-alone stories for the most part so you didn’t really need to watch ’em all in order. I hope “Spectre” is not gonna be the last Daniel Craig film ’cause I think it’s safe to say that Daniel is the best 007 out of them all, in my opinion.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2882431/The-s-Elba-Idris-Elba-Leaked-Sony-emails-reveal-boss-Amy-Pascal-wants-British-actor-James-Bond.html

I’ve been watching 007 flicks on Netflix all week. Don’t get me wrong… Sean Connery, Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton made great 007’s but I still feel Daniel Craig is the best of them all. Daniel Craig is the real Bond, in my opinion. He was the true Bond. I’ve been re-watching the Bond movies on Netflix and so far, I still think, “Skyfall” is the best Bond movie out of the 23 films we have so far.

I hope Mr. Craig isn’t thinking about retirement this soon… I was hoping he will do a few more. Mr. Craig is one of my favorite actors, though. That guy really is an amazing talent.

Do I think a black Bond is a good idea? Sure, why not! It doesn’t hurt to try to do something different and do some experimenting. I mean, Daniel Craig himself is all for a black Bond:

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/daniel-craig-ready-black-007-top-5-article-1.334797

It’s definitely gonna spark a lot of controversy with a black Bond but it doesn’t hurt to give it a try! Keep in mind that James Bond wasn’t written for one actor to play. James Bond is a character that can last forever so different actors can play him.

Kev