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OT: The Stand, new 9-episode series - 5/21/2020 7:43:41 PM   
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I'm stoked for James Marsden as Stu Redman.

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2020/05/stephen-kings-the-stand-exclusive-first-look

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RE: OT: The Stand, new 9-episode series - 5/21/2020 8:04:14 PM   
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Jesus, Whoopi scared me in that photo in Vanity Fair! Is she on the Randall Flagg team now or what?

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RE: OT: The Stand, new 9-episode series - 5/21/2020 8:08:33 PM   
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That's interesting.

The first mini-series was pretty doggone good** (the main exception being Randall Flagg's funky red eyes). They really did a commendable job, considering it was made-for-television programming.

In the right hands, the remake could be remarkably better....or horrifically worse.

**I watched the entire series on YouTube about two months ago. It's probably still available there, for those hard-put to find entertainment in this non-baseball environment.

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RE: OT: The Stand, new 9-episode series - 5/24/2020 1:02:49 AM   
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I have it burned onto DVD from back when.

It was OK. Not great. Kind of campy on the evil side. Too much campy, really, not enough true evil to it. A little hokey on the good side, too.

Can easily see how it would be hard to get past that unless you'd read the book and were a fan.

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RE: OT: The Stand, new 9-episode series - 5/24/2020 5:22:21 AM   
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Hope they bring John Milius to film the parts taking place in Colorado. Colorado looked great in his "Red Dawn" movie.

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RE: OT: The Stand, new 9-episode series - 5/24/2020 1:22:59 PM   
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I thought 'The Stand' TV special was a good retelling of the book which is somewhat rare in my experience.
I'm a skeptic of any remakes. Just look at "The Day the Earth Stood Still' They turned classic sci-fi into
a pc pile of crap(IMHO)

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RE: OT: The Stand, new 9-episode series - 5/25/2020 1:41:52 AM   
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The original "The Thing" was excellent. The remake was excellent. The original "True Grit" was excellent (but a bit hokey). I haven't seen it yet but I bet Jeff Bridges was excellent. Just don't remake "To Kill a Mockingbird" or "The Wizard of Oz". "Body Snatchers"? I dunno. The original "War of the Worlds" was excellent. The Tom Cruise remake was outstanding. I kind of like them all, each in their own way, but they can stop doing Godzilla. King Kong? Barf.

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RE: OT: The Stand, new 9-episode series - 5/25/2020 1:55:07 AM   
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You really can't make a movie out of Moby Dick but what they did was ok if it only got some kids interested in reading the thing. Making a movie about the Essex is an excellent idea but I haven't seen it. Should I? Ron Howard's usually pretty good.

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RE: OT: The Stand, new 9-episode series - 5/25/2020 1:58:52 AM   
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"Forbidden Planet" has spawned all sorts of stuff, some really good. Galaxy Quest!

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RE: OT: The Stand, new 9-episode series - 5/25/2020 2:37:50 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: geofflambert

You really can't make a movie out of Moby Dick but what they did was ok if it only got some kids interested in reading the thing. Making a movie about the Essex is an excellent idea but I haven't seen it. Should I? Ron Howard's usually pretty good.


I think it's worth a watch if you can get it from a library. I don't think it was good enough to justify the price of a theater ticket, but it was entertaining, and I'd watch it again if I saw it at my local library.

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RE: OT: The Stand, new 9-episode series - 5/25/2020 6:52:56 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: geofflambert

"Forbidden Planet" has spawned all sorts of stuff, some really good. Galaxy Quest!

I agree, that movie stands the test of time. Back before CGI the movies had to have a story to tell.
I think the original Time Machine was first rate too. I could go on and on....

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RE: OT: The Stand, new 9-episode series - 5/27/2020 5:36:03 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: geofflambert

The original "The Thing" was excellent. The remake was excellent. The original "True Grit" was excellent (but a bit hokey). I haven't seen it yet but I bet Jeff Bridges was excellent. Just don't remake "To Kill a Mockingbird" or "The Wizard of Oz". "Body Snatchers"? I dunno. The original "War of the Worlds" was excellent. The Tom Cruise remake was outstanding. I kind of like them all, each in their own way, but they can stop doing Godzilla. King Kong? Barf.


The remake of True Grit with Jeff Bridges was indeed very good.

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RE: OT: The Stand, new 9-episode series - 5/27/2020 6:10:03 PM   
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Nothing beats John Wayne yelling "We ain't got no lemonade neither!"

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