After the fireworks and hurt butts of last Episode, Paul and Wayne (mostly) agree to a ceasefire as they dedicate an Episode to the *ahem* king of modern day fiction, Stephen King. The boys kick things off by reviewing The Dark Tower, the 95 minute film from Sony Pictures which is meant to appease fans of a series of novels that collectively spans more than 4000 pages. Is it better than the critics would have you believe? Or do Wayne and Paul also tear the Tower a new one?
Then the guys get down to identifying the very best films adapted by works from Stephen King, and though Paul predictably has more horror films on his list than Wayne, regular listeners might be surprised by just how similar these two efforts are. You can tell Paul and Wayne share that surprise, since their discussions this week are generally even-tempered, not very foul-mouthed, and (somewhat shockingly) rational across the board. (Except for during the Recount when last week’s demons are again brought to the fore …)
Time Stamps Recount: 2:30 - 10:10 The Dark Tower NON-spoiler Thoughts: 10:43 - 15:23 The Dark Tower SPOILER-Filled Review: 15:23 - 23:23 Top 10 Stephen King Films: 24:03 - 1:01:04 Listener Feedback: 1:01:04 - 1:08:00
This week's promos are for the hilarious Master Debaters podcast (including good mate Toffa) @_masterdebaters and our fantastic brother podcast in the US, the Epic Film Guys at http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/ and on Twitter @EpicFilmGuys. Paul even made an appearance (and had a blast!) on a recent Ep to do an Apes retrospective ahead of the release of War for the Planet of the Apes. Check it out at http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/e/episode-107
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