Stephen King's Doctor Sleep: A Book Review
One of the biggest issues with remaking a film is when the spirit of the original gets lost in the mix. 1989 saw the release of the film adaptation of one of Stephen King's career defining novels, Pet Semetary. The book was one that King, himself, was reluctant to release, but did so to fulfill a contractual obligation. He was reluctant not because he thought it was subpar, but rather because he thought it was too scary. It scared him.
I want to shed a little light on a rare gem my wife found at the dollar store the other day, and if you’ve not heard of it, don’t worry, because by its very name, it doesn’t get a lot of notice. I am talking about the 2010 film Griff the Invisible.
Breaking down the Google document which highlighted in detail the issues that producers had with Channel Awesome, it can basically be broken down into two categories. You have the majority of the female producers who experienced some form of discrimination from the management of said company, either through their video contributions being mishandled, or in some cases sexual harassment and apparent attempts to actively demean them on camera for the sake of a production (refer to Lindsey Ellis’ “To Boldly Flee” complaint). The male producers, being category 2, suffered a different form of blatant disrespect; a failure in communication. You can read that here.
This is something that has weighed on me for some time. I’ve been a personal fan of the content creators on the website Channel Awesome for quite some time, but I noticed not too terribly long ago that there seemed to be a mass exodus of personalities from that site. Then came #ChangetheChannel, in which these departing creators used a Google document to air their grievances against Channel Awesome and its managing personnel. You can read that document here.
Oh wow…we are opening with a “Last time on Krypton…” recap. I hate recaps. I really do. Do we really have such short attention spans that we HAVE to have the major events from the last episode retold to us? Most of what we’re seeing now isn’t even from last episode, it’s from the pilot. They are recapping a recap. And the recap is almost two minutes long. Man if they keep up this ratio by episode ten, it's going to be a quarter of the run time.