ATR #72: King’s Quest …for a good movie adaptation
Did the new movie “IT” finally break the seal to a good Stephen King adaptation? Find out on this episode as special guest, and great friend Ryan Pfeil drops into the studio to talk about “IT”. Plus we talk about our first King adaptations, then each give our picks for the best and worst!
Time code breakdown:
0m:00s – 3m:08s: Intro
3m:08s – 9m:10s: New month brings new reviews on iTunes and Stitcher!
9m:10s – 24m:30s: Ryan gives a rundown of the original book that the movie
24m:30s – 43m:30s: Discussion of the original made for TV mini-series/ movie “IT” (1990). IMDB link: IMDB.com/ITseries
43m:30s – 1h:15m: Discussion, rating, and review for the new movie “IT” (2017). IMDB link: IMDB.com/ITmovie
1h:15m – 1h:18m: We talk about about our first experience with Stephen King adaptations, starting with mine, which was “Firestarter” (1984). IMDB link: IMDB.com/Firestarter
1h:18m – 1h:21m: Ryan’s first experience with Stephen King was the 1985 werewolf movie “Silver Bullet”. IMDB link: IMDB.com/SilverBullet
1h:21m – 1h:27m: Ryan’s best Stephen King adaptation might have been “IT” (2017), but he chose “Misery” instead (1990). IMDB link: IMDB.com/Misery
1h:27m – 1h:30m: My best Stephen King adaptation is the absolutely amazing “The Shawshank Redemption” (1994). IMDB link: IMDB.com/TheShawshankRedemption
1h:30m – 1h:34m: Ryan’s worst Stephen King adaptation is the aforementioned “The Mist” (2007). IMDB link: IMDB.com/TheMist
1h:34m – 1h:38m: Finally, my pick for the worst Stephen King adaptation I have seen is “Thinner” (1996). IMDB link. IMDB.com/Thinner
Thank you to the Clark Kent to my Jimmy Olson, (get it, Ryan is a journalist ….) Ryan Pfeil for being on the show in the midst of his state (Oregon) being on fire. Make sure to follow Ryan on Twitter @RyanPfeil and Instagram @RyanPfeil.
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