‘IT’ Trailer 2 Reaction!

by Kevin Muller

The second trailer, or clip, has arrived for the anticipated new adaptation of Stephen King’s horror masterpiece.    This one definitely has more footage than I expected, hell, it basically is a new miniature trailer.  Let’s see what we got this time.

We hear Stan, standing in front of the attendees at his synagogue, talking about how children are supposed to be protected and how the unprotected ones become prey to evil.   Accompanying this speech we see footage of a missing person’s photo along with an image of a very seedy looking adult.  This gives of the feeling that Muschetti will indeed include how Pennywise’s presence does bring out the worst in the town.  It is something that the mini-series didn’t really talk about.  Readers of the novel know that Pennywise casts a very negative energy amongst the residents that definitely influences them to do evil acts.

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You’ll Float with IT in September!

by Kevin Muller

The road for Pennywise to have his day in the sun, or lurking around in the sewers, hasn’t been an easy one.   For years, the project had “floated” around with no hope of every gracing the silver screen.   After his success of the incredible 2014 “True Detective,” Cary Fukanaga soon boarded the project that he aimed for a 2016 release.   Cary and the studio constantly clashed over the tone of the Stephen King novel.   Cary wanted to do more of a slow burn film, while the studio wanted to, as Cary put it, make a typical jump scare horror film.   In a later article, I will review the screenplay that he originally wrote with Chase Palmer that was a dated 2014 script.   Soon after his departure, Andres (Andy) Muschetti, stepped into the director’s chair.   His 2013 film “Mama” wasn’t my favorite film but he seemed serious on bringing something good to this material.

Our first glimpse of Pennywise came back last summer with a facial shot of the character.  Then a few months later an official full body pose came out.  The one thing that stuck out about this interpretation of the murderous clown is that the wardrobe looked like it was from another century.  In actuality that is true of the novel’s presentation of him.   He has been here for hundreds of years and became a clown during the Victorian age.   Muschetti had already nailed the look of the character. Some people were and are still iffy about how the costume will look in motion.    Well, the poster and trailer have been released and I think we are in for one hell of a ride

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Review – A Monster Calls

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by Kevin Muller

Every so often in Hollywood, film makers throw at us a movie that looks like one that young children would enjoy, but contain themes that are way beyond their years.     In 2009, the long awaited adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are” finally came to cinemas.  Many were expecting a movie about the adventures of a boy and a few oversized monsters.   What they got was a deep and meaningful piece of art about the emotions that Max, the human main character of the story, goes through and how he must deal with these extreme feelings.  Yeah, this definitely sounds like something a six year old would eat up.  Sarcasm aside, even though the movie was lauded by critics, it left many children and parents, wanting to find a movie to keep their kids occupied for two hours, cold to what was done to the beloved children’s novel.

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Review – Nocturnal Animals

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by Kevin Muller

There are certain movies that are so soaked in mystery that talking about them in any kind of form would be a lapse in judgement. Tom Ford’s new film “Nocturnal Animals” is that very type of film. The trailer for this film doesn’t really show what this thing is about. It is refreshing to actually go into a movie without knowing over 50% of the plot. What Ford has given us though is something both thought provoking and emotionally raw.

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Review -La La Land

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by Kevin Muller

What more can you say about “La La Land” that already hasn’t been said?  They say it is a masterpiece of a movie that is about ambition, dreams, and hope, all set against original music and beautiful dancing.  They say Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling have one of a kind chemistry and are also individually incredible.  Yes, a lot has been said about this film and most of it is true.

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Kevin is excited for IT!

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by Kevin Muller

It was a hot day in the summer of 1994.  I was eleven years old and enjoying  being off from school for the entire summer.  God, I miss those days when summer was vacant of responsibility and work.  That day, my friends and I had just finished playing a short game of roller hockey, due to the extreme heat.   My friend Brad, whose house we were playing in front of, mentioned a movie that his brother and his friends had seen the previous weekend.   It was about a clown and was written by an author I had heard my older cousins talk about at numerous family gatherings.    Brad’s brother had it on VHS, where he recorded it off the television.  He had the brilliant idea to cut the commercials out too.   His brother was at work, so we decided to check out “IT.”

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