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‘It’ Review #2

Stars: Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Nicholas Hamilton, Jake Sim, Logan Thompson, Owen Teague, Jackson Robert Scott, Stephen Bogaert, Stuart Hughes | Written by Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, Gary Dauberman | Directed by Andy Muschetti

Stephen King’s bumper 1986 novel gets the fully-fledged cinematic treatment courtesy of Mama director Andy Muschietti, and screenwriters Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman. It’s a rollicking ghost train of a teen horror; an overflowing toy box of shocker setpieces, jolting jump scares and pop culture allusions.

In keeping with the original story’s dual-timeline structure, this adaptation has relocated the childhood part of the story from the 1950s to the 1980s. (One could argue that the ‘80s has – in the quality of its idyllic nostalgia – now almost become the new ‘50s).

Understandably, Muschietti’s film will be regarded as a remake, given that its
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Second Opinion – It (2017)

It, 2017.

Directed by Andy Muschietti.

Starring Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Nicholas Hamilton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Stephen Bogaert, Jackson Robert Scott, Chosen Jacobs, Wyatt Oleff, Jake Sim, Owen Teague, Stuart Hughes, Logan Thompson, Geoffrey Pounsett, Pip Dwyer, and Javier Botet

Synopsis:

In the late 1980s in the small New England town of Derry, local children are disappearing into thin air. A group of seven kids, known locally as “The Losers’ Club”, each have horrifying encounters with a malevolent clown and are determined to kill him and discover why the other children have been vanishing.

Just three weeks ago, the adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower was met with a chorus of disapproval. That resounding thumbs down also prompted even more speculation about the next King novel to arrive on the big screen. It. Now it’s here – and now we know.

Put
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‘It’ Review

Stars: Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Nicholas Hamilton, Jake Sim, Logan Thompson, Owen Teague, Jackson Robert Scott, Stephen Bogaert, Stuart Hughes | Written by Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, Gary Dauberman | Directed by Andy Muschetti

A little boy and his bright yellow raincoat, chasing a runaway paper boat in the rain. A clown in the storm drain and a bright red balloon. Many will recall this sequence of events from a fondly-remembered 1990s TV miniseries starring Tim Curry as Pennywise the Dancing Clown. This isn’t that though, and little Georgie Denbrough is bloodily dismembered in the street, dragged down into the drain, where he’ll float too, with the balloons and the dead things…

It’s been 27 years since the television adaptation of Stephen King’s It. And now, true to the legend, Pennywise has resurfaced. This re-adaptation by Andy Muschetti takes the epic novel,
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“It” looks to become the rare blockbuster horror outing

Horror films often are treated as the red headed stepchild of the cinematic world. Whether it’s a lack of awards viability or just an absence of respect, it’s the genre treated the worst by Hollywood. This week, however, we have a major attempt at changing that with the release of It. The well regarded Stephen King book has only ever been tried on the small screen before, so this big screen outing is something new. That makes it part adaptation and part remake, but hardly a retread. Initially, this was even marked with a bit of prestige, which is rare. Now, the final product is not going to be nominated for any awards, but genre fans will likely flock to theaters in order to watch Pennywise the Clown terrorize the town of Derry. The film is, as just mentioned, a remake of the TV movie of the same name,
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Movie Review – It (2017)

It, 2017.

Directed by Andy Muschietti.

Starring Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Nicholas Hamilton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Stephen Bogaert, Jackson Robert Scott, Chosen Jacobs, Wyatt Oleff, Jake Sim, Owen Teague, Stuart Hughes, Logan Thompson, Geoffrey Pounsett, Pip Dwyer, and Javier Botet

Synopsis:

A group of bullied kids band together when a monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.

Considering the less than stellar track record of Stephen King adaptations (including the recently released monumental failure that is The Dark Tower), it’s pleasant to report that director Andy Muschietti’s (Mama) stab at one of the writer’s most revered works of art doesn’t float like a lifeless corpse down in Pennywise’s sewer lair, but instead propels forward with frightful momentum and probably the best character work that could be done when bringing such a lengthy and detailed story to the silver screen.
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Another Two It Images Bring You Closer To Bill Skarsgård’s Demented Pennywise

Between the haunting music, vulnerable leads, and the otherworldly demon at its rotting core, all signs point to New Line and director Andy Muschietti serving up a potent dose of nightmare fuel with It, the forthcoming horror adaptation that’s poised to become the first in a two-part saga involving The Losers Club.

Situated in the quaint town of Derry, Maine, those like-minded freaks and geeks are about to band together in the face of true evil, and as you’ll see from today’s all-new stills – stills that come to us by way of Empire, with a tip of the hat to Cbm – Bill Skarsgård’s shape-shifting monstrosity is really the stuff of nightmares.

Couple this with the fact that Muschietti has vowed to deliver a no-holds-barred adaptation of the King classic and it’s small wonder why horror fans are beginning to tremble with excitement – a nervous excitement,
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International TV Spot For New Line’s It Reboot Packs A Jump-Scare Or Two

Only 35 days separate the release of The Dark Tower and Andy Muschietti’s It reboot, and though the mere thought of two Stephen King adaptations in two months is enough to leave horror fans weak at the knees, yesterday brought forth a rather disconcerting report about The Dark Tower and the alleged hurdles it faced throughout proudction.

In short, it appears as though Nikolaj Arcel’s rendition of the King classic suffered from the ol’ “too many cooks in the kitchen” cliché, which really begs the question: can Sony’s Dark Tower movie prove the naysayers wrong and achieve box office success later this week? Or will it be dead on arrival?

Whatever the case, it’s emerged that Arcel’s fantasy epic, one that’s been angled as a continuation of King’s novel saga, stretches for 95 minutes in total. That’s a relatively lean runtime for such an ambitious project,
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All That Black Blood in the It Trailer Will Be Red

All That Black Blood in the It Trailer Will Be Red
If trailer views are any indication, the big screen adaptation of It is going to be a mammoth hit when it opens in September with little to no competition. It is shaping up to be the biggest horror movie of the year, and could pull in monster box office. Enough so that Hollywood will start making even more of these things. The first teaser for Pennywise's big theatrical debut arrived yesterday, and it was received overwhelmingly, with mostly positive reactions from everyone who watched it. But there was one big complete coming from horror fans. Why was that geyser of blood black? Well, there is a reason, and it won't appear that way when the movie opens in theaters.

Andr&#233s Muschietti did the impossible when he delivered his trailer for It. He didn't disappoint. And people were impressed. But some folks just couldn't get past that black goo flying out of Beverly Marsh's sink.
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