Posts Tagged ‘Stephen King’

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S2E4 – Carrie (book/movie)*

 

WRITTEN BOOK REVIEWS:

Ryan: 4 Stars “…Coming of age has always been confusing, but never so very bloody!…

Wilk: 5 Stars “…Good….

Rick: 4 Stars “Carrie was good, but I would not call it a classic. Liked the Jesus paradox...

(Click the links to read full written reviews on Goodreads.com)

 

SUBJECT MATTER:

“Carrie” by Stephen King

 

 Book: “Carrie” by Stephen King

Stephen King’s legendary debut, about a teenage outcast and the revenge she enacts on her classmates.

Carrie White may have been unfashionable and unpopular, but she had a gift. Carrie could make things move by concentrating on them. A candle would fall. A door would lock. This was her power and her sin. Then, an act of kindness, as spontaneous as the vicious taunts of her classmates, offered Carrie a chance to be a normal and go to her senior prom. But another act–of ferocious cruelty–turned her gift into a weapon of horror and destruction that her classmates would never forget.” (from Amazon.com)

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“Carrie” by Brian De Palma (Sissy Spacek)

 

Movie: “Carrie” by Brian De Palma (Sissy Spacek)

“Based on a Stephen King novel, Carrie is the story of a girl brought up, almost in isolation, by her psychotically religious mother Margaret.” (from Amazon.com)

 

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“Carrie” by Kimberly Peirce (Chloë Grace Moretz)

 

Movie: “Carrie” by Kimberly Peirce (Chloë Grace Moretz)

“A sheltered high school girl unleashes her newly developed telekinetic powers after she is pushed too far by her peers.” (from Amazon.com)

 

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“Carrie” by David Carson (Angela Bettis)

 

TV Film: “Carrie” by  David Carson (Angela Bettis)

“Everyone has a breaking point. Pray that Carrie White doesn’t reach hers. Angela Bettis (Girl, Interrupted) stars in this bone-chilling update of Stephen King’s legendary tale of horror and retribution, featuring eye-popping special effects and a shocking, all-new twist ending! Carrie White (Bettis) is a lonely, awkward teenage girl who just doesn’t fit in. At school, she endures her classmates’ constant ridicule, and at home she suffers endless psychological torture at the hands of her fanatically religious mother (Patricia Clarkson, “Six Feet Under”). But Carrie has a secret. She’s been cursed with the terrifying power of telekinesis. And when her tormentors commit an act of unforgivably cruel humiliation at the prom, they’ll soon learn a deadly lesson: If you mess with fire, you will get burned! ” (from Amazon.com)

 

 

 

 

RICK’S SHOW NOTES:

This was a very loose episode. Don’t get me wrong, the show stuck to the divine format. However, this one was quite special with foreshadowing thicker than [insert appropriate metaphor]. There were many errors, too many to list. So if you have any corrections please write to:

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(hint: not a real address)

This was the protest episode. The off-topic tangents seem to take over the content. At one point, the show was reduced to discussing Sissy Spacek’s looks. You could hear the twitchy nervousness in Ryan’s breathing throughout the show as he navigated. I sounded righteous but in a weaselly disingenuous way.

Debates included: Was Carrie a hero? Is Stephen King’s writing style effective? Was the 1976 movie better that the one released in 2013? Was the 1976 movie better because of the nude scenes?

If episodes continue like this, the Queen will leave us no quarter.

-Rick

 

FUN FACTOIDS:

Carrie was Stephen King’s first book published, but fourth one written.

Originally this episode (S2E4) was slated with the “The Moon and the Sun” a book by Vonda N. McIntyre, and a film directed by Sean McNamara (Pierce Brosnan). A substitution was made due to the postponement of the film’s release.

 

 

* DISCLAIMER: Please be advised that the views and opinions of the hosts and guests of NDIOS are completely their own and do not necessarily reflect the views and beliefs of the other hosts and guests or that of NDIOS.

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PODCAST:

Listen to the podcast here (click to play/right click and select “save target as” to download):

S2P4 – Carrie (preview)*

 

SUBJECT MATTER:

“Carrie” by Stephen King

  Book: “Carrie” by Stephen King

Stephen King’s legendary debut, about a teenage outcast and the revenge she enacts on her classmates.

Carrie White may have been unfashionable and unpopular, but she had a gift. Carrie could make things move by concentrating on them. A candle would fall. A door would lock. This was her power and her sin. Then, an act of kindness, as spontaneous as the vicious taunts of her classmates, offered Carrie a chance to be a normal and go to her senior prom. But another act–of ferocious cruelty–turned her gift into a weapon of horror and destruction that her classmates would never forget.” (from Amazon.com)

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“Carrie” by Brian De Palma (Sissy Spacek)

Movie: “Carrie” by Brian De Palma (Sissy Spacek)

“Based on a Stephen King novel, Carrie is the story of a girl brought up, almost in isolation, by her psychotically religious mother Margaret.” (from Amazon.com)

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“Carrie” by Kimberly Peirce (Chloë Grace Moretz)

Movie: “Carrie” by Kimberly Peirce (Chloë Grace Moretz)

“A sheltered high school girl unleashes her newly developed telekinetic powers after she is pushed too far by her peers.” (from Amazon.com)

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“Carrie” by David Carson (Angela Bettis)

TV Film: “Carrie” by  David Carson (Angela Bettis)

“Everyone has a breaking point. Pray that Carrie White doesn’t reach hers. Angela Bettis (Girl, Interrupted) stars in this bone-chilling update of Stephen King’s legendary tale of horror and retribution, featuring eye-popping special effects and a shocking, all-new twist ending! Carrie White (Bettis) is a lonely, awkward teenage girl who just doesn’t fit in. At school, she endures her classmates’ constant ridicule, and at home she suffers endless psychological torture at the hands of her fanatically religious mother (Patricia Clarkson, “Six Feet Under”). But Carrie has a secret. She’s been cursed with the terrifying power of telekinesis. And when her tormentors commit an act of unforgivably cruel humiliation at the prom, they’ll soon learn a deadly lesson: If you mess with fire, you will get burned! ” (from Amazon.com)

 

 

* DISCLAIMER: Please be advised that the views and opinions of the hosts and guests of NDIOS are completely their own and do not necessarily reflect the views and beliefs of the other hosts and guests or that of NDIOS.

PODCAST:

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S1E3 – The Running Man (book & movie) *

WRITTEN BOOK REVIEWS:

Ryan: 3 Stars “I would definitely recommend this story for those who don’t know King outside horror…

Wilk: 5 Stars “If you do not like this book you should start scrap booking or join a bowling league…

Beam: 5 Stars “(no written review)

Rick (guest): 4 Stars “Irony is thicker than his moussed hair as RD’s weasel character is a mirror to his real tv persona…

(Click the links to read full written reviews on Goodreads.com)

SUBJECT MATTER:

"The Running Man" By: Stephen King

“The Running Man” By: Stephen King


Book: “The Running Man” by Stephen King

In the year 2025, the best men don’t run for President, they run for their lives….

Ben Richards is out of work and out of luck. His eighteen-month-old daughter is sick, and neither Ben nor his wife can afford to take her to a doctor. For a man with no cash and no hope from the poor side of town, there’s only one thing to do: become a contestant on one of the Network’s Games, shows where you can win more money than you’ve ever dreamed of—or die trying. Now, Ben’s going prime-time on the Network’s highest-rated viewer participation show. And he’s about to become prey for the masses….

With an introduction by the author, “The Importance of Being Bachman”” (from Amazon.com)

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“The Running Man” By: Paul Michael Glaser

Movie: “The Running Man” by Paul Michael Glaser (Arnold Schwarzenegger)

“A wrongly-convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a TV game show.” (from Amazon.com)

WILK’S SHOW NOTES:

The third episode of NDIOS involved a discussion of Stephen King’s “The Running Man” as well as a series of inside jokes, derision, and shared contempt.

For no reason whatsoever there was a guest panelist, Richard (Rick) Mehl. He added an interesting dynamic to the show in that he was not Ryan, Wilk, or Beam, and he too had opinions as well as insulting comments to make.

Overall the show focused on the book by King. The book is completely different then the movie and the panelists went over the plot at length. Their discussions ultimately lead to post show discussions about how they need to better organize the podcast. To date nothing has changed and the podcast planning and editing seem to take an inordinate amount of time out of the lives of the hosts. It is presumed that the people listening and reading this do not care. Perhaps the idea that this is causing a large toll on both our personal and professional lives  will enhance our fans enjoyment of the show (This show literally ended with a bloody nose – click for photo). We can only hope.

Ryan made a point to stay focused by ignoring whatever Wilk said if he thought it was off topic. This only aggravated Wilk, who later wrote about the experience in a third person format. As a result, there were a lot of obscene words and tangents worked into the broadcast. At one point the discussion drifted to Stephen King’s book on writing (On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft) and it was all Wilk could do to not punch Ryan in the mouth. There is nothing worse than hearing an aspiring writer talk about writing, except to listen to them talk about Stephen King’s book on writing. Sadly, that moment did happen in this podcast.

Overall, all the panelists liked the book. Wilk gave it five stars, saying that it was a “punk rock” literary masterpiece. On the other end of the spectrum Ryan said it was “very good” but it was easy to tell it was written in a rush. Jim and Rick seemed to agree with both of these points of view.

The movie “The Running Man” was met with poor reviews by everyone but Wilk. This was surprising to Wilk, who considers this a classic “Arnold” movie. But, according to guest host Rick, even “Arnold” was upset with the film. A broader discussion of what movies they all liked starring Arnold Schwarzenegger was entered into briefly.

Overall tempers flared at key moments and the podcast was cut mercifully short at 45 minutes so Wilk could go watch Game of Thrones. Until next time, spray some deodorant in your boxers because there is no deodorant in outer space!

 – Wilk

 

* DISCLAIMER: Please be advised that this episode of NDIOS contains a brief bio by Wilk of director Paul Michael Glaser, which was later confirmed to be complete fabrication (as Wilk is wont to do from time to time). Post show Wilk clarified that he was providing a “satire” of a biography, and after the credits Wilk does apologize to any listeners that may be confused. NDIOS wishes to express that the views and opinions of Wilk are completely his own and in no way reflect the views of the other cohosts and guests, nor did they express the views of NDIOS. Our sincerest apology for any confusion which Wilk’s absurdly false comments might have caused.