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Jun 24, 2014
In the trailer for Maximum Overdrive writer/director Stephen King said "I just wanted someone to do Stephen King right." Critics, audiences, and even King himself have since said that King's directorial debut failed in that mission statement. But if King could not properly adapt his short story "Trucks" to a motion picture, can anyone? Find out this week on Now Playing Podcast as Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie review the 1997 USA Network TV movie Trucks and decide which adaptation fuels their engines!
Jun 17, 2014
In 1986 Stephen King promised to scare the hell out of us, while Marvel's Green Goblin glowed behind him. The film was Maximum Overdrive--an adaptation of the author's short story "Trucks" from the Night Shift collection. It didn't scare up much money at the box office with the prolific horror author behind the camera and Brat Packer Emilio Estevez starring is this film a lost gem? Truck on to NowPlayingPodcast.com to find out!
Jun 10, 2014
By 1984 Kubrick's 2001 was considered a film classic and the forefather of the modern science fiction film. But while Arthur C. Clarke continued the Odyssey on the page it wasn't until 1984 that moviegoers got to find out what happened to Dave Bowman, the star child, and the mysterious monolith. With Kubrick uninterested in making another space film, could any other director fill those shoes, and were they foolish to try? Make contact with Stuart, Jakob, and Arnie on this podcast to find out!
Jun 3, 2014
Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey changed film forever. Its effects created a visual language that would later be built on in George Lucas' Star Wars, Ridley Scott's Alien, Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and countless other movies. Yet upon its release it was widely panned, and to this day the film has divided audiences. Some call it a bona fide cinema classic, others call it incomprehensible. Which side is right? Maybe both? Now join Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob on this podcast odyssey and find out!
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