‘The Stand’: Dated and Super Long, but Gratifying (review)

A human-made plague that is accidentally loosed wipes out about 99% of the population. Guided by dreams of either a saintly old woman named Mother Abigail (Ruby Dee) or a scary guy named Flagg (Jamey Sheridan), the good survivors head to Colorado, and the bad ones go to Nevada. There‚Äôs a large cast of characters,Continue reading “‘The Stand’: Dated and Super Long, but Gratifying (review)”

Five Things I Have to Grudgingly Concede About the 1997 Remake of ‘The Shining’

Of course it’s blasphemy to say that the remake of The Shining is superior to Stanley Kubrick’s original, but there are still some things to like about it. I’m working on a writing project about horror movies and parenting, and I’m writing a sub-section about psychotic parents. I tried to use the original, but JackContinue reading “Five Things I Have to Grudgingly Concede About the 1997 Remake of ‘The Shining’”