Review: “It Chapter 2”

2 out of 5 stars. There is such a thing as being too ambitious.  It’s a line that “It,” the 2017 film based on part of Stephen King’s classic horror novel, dances along but never fully crosses.  But the second half of the story, “It Chapter 2,” is a nearly three-hour long story that tries […]

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Review: “Pet Sematary” (2019)

2 out of 5 stars. Buried somewhere within “Pet Sematary,” there’s an interesting commentary on dealing with death and the fear of dying.  But the film, which is based on the classic Stephen King novel and was adapted once before for film in 1989, doesn’t begin to unleash its full potential until the last 25 […]

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Review: “It” (2017)

4 out of 5 stars.   “It” opens with one of the most famous and controversial scenes from Stephen King’s novel.  Six-year-old Georgie Denbrough from the small town of Derry is chasing a paper boat in the rain, when it floats into a gutter.  As he goes to retrieve it, Georgie is confronted by a […]

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