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Old 8th March 2012, 12:06   #4546
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Are there movies based on Stephen King's horror works? Would love to watch.
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Are there movies based on Stephen King's horror works? Would love to watch.
Er,the shining, to start with?
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Er,the shining, to start with?
That's done already. Though I went by IMDB top 250 when I picked that one up.

Any others?
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Any others?
"The Mist" springs to mind! Try it if not already done!
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Greetings BHPians! It feels a lil weird for my 1st post to be about movies, but I guess o gotta start somewhere, right?

Anyway, I'm a big King fan and have read most of his works. Of what I've seen, these are a few of his offerings adapted for the big screen (apart from the classic "the shining")

1. Thinner
2. Pet Cemetery
3. The Green Mile
4. Carrie
5. Children of the Corn
6. No Smoking (the John Abraham movie loosely based on Quitters Inc.)
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1. Thinner
Welcome to TBHP! . I was not aware "Thinner" was made into a movie. It was a very gripping read and was probably the first King novel i read as well! Just checked IMDB. It has got a rating of 5.3/10. Also does not seem to have a well known cast.
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The Mist is very nice. A must watch, and that ending..........whoa !
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Welcome to TBHP! . I was not aware "Thinner" was made into a movie. It was a very gripping read and was probably the first King novel i read as well! Just checked IMDB. It has got a rating of 5.3/10. Also does not seem to have a well known cast.
U bet, Abhinav, the movie borders on being a B-movie. Yet, I enjoyed it simply bcoz of the storyline which is so sinister, it could only come from the mind of a genius like King!

Anyway I find films to be let-downs compared to the books they are adapted from primarily bcoz there's only that much that film makers can cram into 120-180 minutes. Invariably the films drop out some part of the story line, albeit insignificant in most cases, but somehow leaves me feeling a little incomplete after watching the movie.
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The Grey

The movie is sort of misleading. There are too many loopholes in story and way it is executed. There are some really hard to digest moments in story which takes away the thrill and feeling of adventure that one would have felt when shot in beautiful Alaska. I spotted plenty of discrepancies in story but i won't like to mention here as it will be considered spoiler.

I loved the sound design with pretty spot on wolves voices and very nicely done special effects. Liam's acting as always is very good and ably supported by 6 other survivors. Camerawork is very nice too.

What could have been extremely thrilling movie is reduced to being a mediocre movie because of too much leeway with story. Some pointers without spoiling anything. The behavior of pack of wolves is not like how they are in real life. Jumping of cliff again is impossible. I guess there are some things in Hollywood that still remains same as Bollywood. What was director thinking?

2/5.
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watched "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" starring Tom Hanks last Saturday.

The movies is a story of a young boy finding the lock for a key his father has left in his closet. His Father died in the 9/11 attack.

A good movie with equally good performance to match it.
And yeah, at a moment, I did feel something in my throat and eyes wet

3.5 / 5
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Got a chance to watch " The Way Back "
Based on a real life story. WW2 POW camp in siberia. 3 men escape and walk across more than 4000km into NE India.
Sounds impossible ? Check out the flick!
This was nominated for the Oscars in 2010 for best make up. IMO should have been for best Cinematography.
A Must watch.
4/5
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Watched THOR yesterday. A great combination of good acting, absorbing story and amazing visual effects! A must watch esp in high definition!
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Watched The conspirator, 2011
Lead is the guy from "Wanted"(not salman khan)

Its about the prosecution of the members of the conspiracy behind Lincoln's assassination, apart from booth.

Courtroom drama, in a way, and a small bit.
It is Extremely engrossing.
If youre a fan of period movies, a must watch.

5/5
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Saw some movies over last week:

a) Evil Dead: This movie really spooked me 15 years back when I had seen it for the first time. This time when I saw it again, it was hardly anything. The movie hasnt aged well as the Exorcist. But still, I agree that its a cult movie. Part 2 and 3 were a no-brainer.

b) The Descent: Quality movie. Gives the thrills and chills when required. The travelling between tunnels inside the caves really gives the claustrophobic feeling. The ending was kind of a let down though. 3.5/5.

c) Naked Gun: Pretty good timepass movie. Grab a popcorn, leave your brains aside and have fun. 3/5.

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That's done already. Though I went by IMDB top 250 when I picked that one up.

Any others?
not sure but i think Shawshank redemption and Green mile are his works.

EDIT: wiki says they are...

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