Next week, the Earth Station One crew turns out the lights, checks the locks on the doors, locks up the dogs, and grabs a flashlight as we discuss the master of the macabre, author Stephen King. ESO wants to hear from you. What are your favorite Stephen King novels and/or movies and why? Let us know at http://www.esopodcast.com, at the ESO Facebook Group, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 404-963-9057. We might just read yours on the show. Plus, join us for the usual rants, raves, shout outs, and Mike’s Khan Report! It’s going to be an action-packed episode next week at Earth Station One.
Ever since we heard about Warner Bros. big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand back in February, we’ve been waiting for some hard news on just who’d be working on this thing.
For a while it looked like the project would go to Steve Kloves and David Yates, the writing and directing team who successfully closed out the Harry Potter franchise. But now, in what seems like a pretty unconventional move, Warner Bros. has chosen Ben Affleck to take on King’s apocalyptic story. Continue reading →
The “Harry Potter” film series was a juggernaut pretty much from start to finish, occupying ten years of pop culture real estate by sheer force of will. There was no guarantee up front that the films would work, or that fans would be happy, or that the studio would be able to get all the films made before the kids got too old to star in them. It seemed like a huge challenge up front, and the way they pulled it off has been sort of overwhelming to witness. It is a triumph of filmmaking as mountain climbing, an accomplishment that few would have been able to pull off, much less with the style and grace of this series.
How many other film franchises genuinely got better as they went? How many film franchises produced eight films in a decade? Especially films of this size and complexity? “Harry Potter” is one of those singular things, and especially over the back half of the series, David Yates and Steve Kloves did a lot of the heavy lifting as the director and screenwriter of the films, and they made a whoooooole lot of money for Warner Bros. in the process. Continue reading →
After scaring fans the world over as a best-selling novel, a TV miniseries and most recently a Marvel comic, Stephen King’s epic tale of mankind’s ultimate battle between good and evil is finally going to be a movie.
Warner Brothers and CBS Films are joining forces to adapt King’s novel, and the two have yet to decide on a writer or director for the project. They also haven’t decided whether to break King’s massive tome—first published in 1978, then revised by King in 1990—into more that one film, which would make sense, both dramatically and financially.
This week on ESO, Mike, Dan, Mike, Judy and Bill will be wrapping up our look at the Star Wars Universe when we take a peek at Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Then Mike and I went to the movies and saw the restored version of Fritz Langs ‘Metropolis’, and thought it would be fun to chat about that a little bit. Also this week we continue with our new crew rant section we like to call “The ESO Rant and Raves”.
Join us for another fun filled podcast we like to call Episode 29: Here we all thought Anakin would be the one to bring balance to the force. Oops, Our Bad!!
Table of Contents
0:00:00 Intro / Welcome
0:01:51 ESO Rants and Raves – Stan Lee / Tron: Betrayal / The Sims / Marvel Comics Versions of the ‘Stand’ & ‘The Wizard of Oz’
0:22:10 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
1:05:13 ESO @ The Movies: Metropolis
1:05:34 Show Close
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