Greetings, Time Killers! You may have noticed some tweaks to the home page. I’m moving some things around, trying some new things, and so if stuff looks wonky….I’m probably in the middle of messing the entire site up. Perfectly normal. One thing to note for people who read the Word Press page only, I’ve divided up the workload because I spend 1-2 hours a day on this blog and I can’t get to everything. Casting news, posters, pictures, and general news will get published to the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/killingtime2014) or to the Twitter feed (@sleeplessdave), which now displays the last 10 news items on the site for those who hate Facebook and Twitter (there are enough of you that I am writing this, so you know who you are). The addition of the Twitter widget will give WP site only readers the same kind of total access the Facebook horde gets. The things I do for you all. Keep stabbing minutes, you wacky little wombats, you!
“May the Fourth be with you!”
“And also with you!”
If you can have this exchange with someone today, this person is someone to not ignore the other 364 days of the year. Today is, of COURSE, the greatest unofficial holiday on the calendar: Star Wars Day! Not Cinco de Mayo eve, but a celebration of the greatest fictional universe and the state of that fictional universe has never been stronger. Star Wars never really went away, but it hasn’t been mainstream cool like this since the Original Trilogy in the early 1980’s. We’ve had two outstanding films from Disney that have established enough good will and confidence in the franchise’s future that they’re not pushing The Last Jedi the way they did Rogue One and The Force Awakens. They know we’re on-board. What they are consistently doing is making sure the EU is promoting upcoming projects and is living up to the quality standards they’ve established for films. Novels, Comics,TV Shows, Video Games; all of it ties back to strengthening the brand as a whole and supporting the films. So we know what lies at the end of the 2017, but that’s far from the only Star Wars projects to look forward to while we count the days to TLJ. Continue reading May the Fourth Be With You! Happy Star Wars Day 2017!!!
Blockbuster books used to be a prime source for Hollywood adaptations, and still are when they happen, but the sad fact is that there are a lot fewer blockbuster books than there used to be. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins certainly broke out and became that rare novel that everyone was talking about, and, therefore, because I happen to run in very literate crowd, I was peer pressured into reading it. They sold me on, “Oh it’s even better than Gone Girl!” No. No it is not. Gone Girl was written by Gillian Flynn, who is extremely dark and twisty, but is also one of the best, most-compelling authors writing today, and the film adaptation of that by David Fincher was fantastic.. The Girl on the Train is a slog as a novel and, in that respect, its adaption is a very faithful one.
Continue reading Movie Review: The Girl on the Train (2016) *Stop the Train; I Want to Get Off!*
Blockbuster books get snapped up by Hollywood ASAP in a world struggling to find something that’s not a sequel to something else. Paula Hawkins wrote the screenplay for her thriller The Girl on the Train, and the first trailer promises a mind-bender. The adaptation stars Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Allison Janney, Rebecca Ferguson, and Lisa Kudrow. The film is scheduled to open October 7, 2016. Fully synopsis below courtesy of IMDB. Continue reading Trailer Time: The Girl on the Train Trailer #1 (2016) *Emily Blunt is The Girl on the Train*
Game of Thrones Season 6 has been kept under tight wraps by HBO, because it is the film in which the seasons pass the number of books George R.R. Martin has completed. Will he ever finish or will he just let HBO tell his story? It’s a cluster(naughtyword) unprecedented in adapting a work of fiction, that the adapter defines the original work of fiction. With the season premiere only six weeks out on April 24th, HBO has released a red-band trailer for season six. I’m eagerly anticipating my season five Blu Rays so I can be caught up, but never would I deprive you of a visit to Westeros. Also included is the super-creepy second teaser for the sixth season released a week or so ago.