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David Harbour Channeled ‘Harrison Ford Essence’ For His Role In Stranger Things

By now it should be no surprise that Matt and Ross Duffer pulled from an iconic ’80s action star in their direction of David Harbour. I was lucky enough to interview the boys when they were doing press for “Stranger Things” season 3, and that conversation quickly turned to what they called “the two Stephens/Stevens,” meaning […]

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Super 8 Dream Sequences and Jump Scares: Dp Brett Jutkiewicz on The Black Phone

It’s fitting that The Black Phone, an adaptation of Joe Hill’s short story, was shot in Wilmington, North Carolina. Forty years ago, it was the fertile imagination of Hill’s father—Stephen King—that birthed the city’s film industry. Needing a sprawling estate for an adaptation of King’s novel Firestarter, Italian producer Dino De Laurentiis settled on an […]

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‘Doctor Strange 2’ Rules Again In Its Sophomore Weekend With 61 Million, ‘Firestarter’ Fizzles

A week after storming multiplexes with a superheroic 185 million domestic bow, Disney’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness picked up right where it left off, grossing an additional 61 million over its second weekend in North America. Not surprisingly, rival studios for the most part chose to steer clear of Marvel’s latest box-office […]

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Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness Heading For 62 Million Second Weekend

A week after Marvel Studios cracked the multiverse wide open, the studio’s latest offering is still besting the competition. “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is projected to easily top the box office this weekend: The horror-tinged superhero movie is expected to rake in another 60 million by Monday, according to The Wrap.The Benedict […]

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‘Firestarter’ Review: They’re Remaking This? Zac Efron Stars in a Stephen King Rehash That Does Not Burn Brightly

In the ’70s and early ’80s, the era that defined him, Stephen King came up with a whole lot of horror-story metaphors for anger. There was Carrie, the angry telekinetic nerd-turned-pranked-prom-demon, and Christine the angry car, and Cujo the angry dog, and the novel that was the greatest of King’s rage mythologies — “The Shining,” […]

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The Daily Stream: Firestarter Is A Movie In Need Of A Reboot

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching, why it’s worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: “Firestarter” (1984)Where You Can Stream It: HBO MaxThe Pitch: Mark L. Lester’s “Firestarter” arrived amid a tempest of King-to-screen adaptations. The previous year brought the releases […]

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Zac Efron Starring in ‘Firestarter’ Reboot From Blumhouse, Universal

Zac Efron will star in “Firestarter,” a new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel.The film centers on a young girl who develops pyrokinetic powers and the ability to see the future. She is abducted by a mysterious government agency that plans to weaponize her superhuman skills. The film is backed by Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions […]

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