‘Castle Rock’ Teaser: New Hulu Series Set In Stephen King Multiverse From JJ Abrams
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Hulu has released a teaser trailer for their upcoming original series Castle Rock, which is set in the Stephen King multiverse and executive produced by J.J. Abrams.

Watch the teaser, which premiered this weekend at New York Comic-Con, here below.

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Blu-ray Review: Carrie (40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition)
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Blu-ray (40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition)
Director: Brian De Palma
Screenwriter: Lawrence D. Cohen
Cast: Sissy Spacek, John Travolta, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, William Katt, Nancy Allen, P.J. Soles
Distributor: Scream Factory
Rated R | 98 Minutes
Release Date: October 11, 2016

Directed by Brian DePalma (Dressed to Kill, Blow Out) and based on the novel by Stephen King, Carrie celebrates its 40th anniversary with a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory, which includes a brand new 4K scan of the film and nearly three hours of bonus material.

The first motion picture adaptation of a Stephen King book, Carrie stars Sissy Spacek (Coal Miner’s Daughter) as Carrie White, a high school girl with no friends, no self-esteem, and no idea about the power she possesses. In the film’s opening scene, Carrie experiences her first period in the showers after gym class. Unsure of what the blood means, she panics and pleads for help, leading her classmates to pelt her with tampons and chant “plug it up!”

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Spoiler Talk: The Help

I can’t say much for Kathryn Stockett‘s novel The Help, having never read it. After having watched its big screen adaptation, The Help movie takes an issue as charged as racism, sorry, RACISM all caps, and turns it into a bloated after-school special (it logs in at around 2 hours and 15 minutes) complete with an “inspirational” end-credits song that’ll have you sprinting for the exits. There are times when it plays like a Lifetime movie you might see at 1:30 in the afternoon except without the tampon commercials.

Is it a good movie? That might be stretching it a little.

It is an obvious and safe one. “Safe” in that you know exactly what you’re in for and in that sense you won’t be disappointed. You won’t be particularly enlightened or challenged either, but it is easy-to-digest, filled with clearly delineated heroes and boo-hiss villains that may as well be wearing hoods for all the depth they’re allowed. And in case you need some help, the heavy-handed score tells you exactly what to feel (Inspired? Outraged?) and when you should be feeling it. “Safe” is the movie’s biggest compliment as well as its harshest criticism.

You walk out knowing that racism in all its forms is bad. And we’re all people too and if you can remember the lyrics from “We Are the World” or “Ebony and Ivory,” then you’ve got the movie down.

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