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Christine
Christine (1983)
8 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Viewing this film against the book is quite unfair. John carpenter does well with what sounds like a complete joke on paper. The concept as a whole probably would be laughed at if pitched to a studio but through Stephen king in the mix and you have an interesting concept with character development.
The film is well cast with a no name list who dive into some interesting roles. Christine is basically a character in her right and its the menace created by the production that excels. John carpenter was well into he's high standards at this point and time. The film is given much needed seriousness due to the concept. He wasn't the master of horror for no reason, this film showcases he's talent as a visionary director. Not without its flaws no doubtable pacing but its well crafted and far more deserving then most king adaptions. This is the attention required to give Stephen king books an adaption worthwhile. 15/05/2019

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
8 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Kevin Smith created a fun film franchise, but struggled to provide a worthy finale. The is a little too self aware for my liking and a lot of the jokes fall hard or flat. I wanted to love this film but it failed to deliver the highs of Chasing Amy or the cult status of Mallrats. The film is not a failure, but after years it deserved a better send off. Hopefully the reboot can do what this attempted. 16/05/2019

Cujo
Cujo (1983)
8 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Considering the age and the concept, this is actually quite good. The would work better today as this plot device would suit the standard horror filmmaking of Blumhouse for example. It's a brutal film to watch and is only undone by the slow character focused beginning. Not without flaws, this is a solid cult film that you should seek out if you enjoy films of this genre. 16/05/2019

She's Out of My League
8 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Funny and highly quotable, thanks to the very strong support cast and leads. This is a standard romcom but with the guys towing the line. Not a film to transcend the genre or attempt anything radical with the storytelling, this is a safe film. It is safe and full of clichà (C) story beats, but has a backbone of strong character actors floating in the background. This is a better film than it actually deserved. A pleasant shock. 16/05/2019

1408
1408 (2007)
8 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Stephen King novels are met with filmmakers who aren't capable of delivering stylish storylines, or the essence of the source material. 1408 is a good film and is serviced by a good filmmaker. Films of this genre require respect and the outlandish plot devices require throwing caution to the wind. I would love for more filmmakers to serve Kings books with the respect he deserves as he has many stories yet to hit the big screen. 1408 is a great showcase for the right way to film Stephen King works. 18/05/2019