The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) – Stephen King has a program where film students can adapt one of his short stories (NOT his novels or novellas) for only a dollar, provided they send him a copy of the film. King declares that the best of these was The Woman in the Room. It’s not a horror … Continue reading

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) — In theaters I was just stoked that someone actually made Freddy Krueger scary again.  He’s been such a joke-driven comic character for so long people forget that in the original film he was creepy as all hell.  Jackie Earle Haley definitely brought that back to the character.  No … Continue reading

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009) — So Jeph Loeb wrote one of my favorite comics [The Long Halloween] but he is far from one of my favorite comic writers.  He tends to go cameo-crazy and the stories have a tendency to suffer as a result.  So why the so-far-pretty-decent DC direct-to-disc decided to go with adapted … Continue reading