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  • Should space epic 'Gravity' be afraid of supernatural 'Carrie'?

    Should space epic 'Gravity' be afraid of supernatural 'Carrie'?
    This post has been updated. Please see bottom for details. Will "Carrie" pull "Gravity" back down to earth this weekend? Since making its debut two weeks ago, Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" has proved to be a favorite at the box office, raking in $136...
  • Review: 'Carrie' hasn't evolved much since 1976

    Review: 'Carrie' hasn't evolved much since 1976
    "Carrie," the horror cult classic based on novelist Stephen King's great girl roar against bullies, body, religion and mom, is back on the big screen with more teen trauma than ever and a new party dress for the prom. And yet…. Directed by...
  • Why not pull the plug on cable

    Why not pull the plug on cable
    Millions of Time Warner Cable subscribers deprived of CBS and Showtime have every reason to be enraged. But they should put that anger to good use. The standoff tells us something important about the television industry. Despite urging from the...
  • Dramas seem tailor made for screen, and that's problematic

    Dramas seem tailor made for screen, and that's problematic
    One of the downsides of our ascendant era of writerly TV drama — wherein networks are constantly luring away playwrights with big checks — is that new plays by young authors now often feel more like spec treatments or screenplays than juicy...
  • Bailiwick announces 2013-14 season. Again.

    “Carrie,” one of Broadway's most infamous flops, is making its first appearance in Chicago. The campy musical, recently revived off-Broadway where it flopped again, will be the summer production of Bailiwick Chicago at the Richard Christiansen...
  • 'Carrie' review: Better than the original

    'Carrie' review: Better than the original
    ***1/2 (out of four) Not just the best horror in ages but a remarkably astute teen drama, “Carrie” will make those who have seen Brian De Palma’s 1976 adaptation of Stephen King’s novel see the story with entirely different eyes....
  • Five books to read this Halloween

    Five books to read this Halloween
    Days are shorter, shadows longer: Halloween approaches. We're dedicating this issue of Printers Row Journal to all sorts of tricks and treats — monsters and murder, witches and spies. Since a remake of Stephen King's “Carrie” opened in...
  • 'Carrie' Cuts Too Close to Real-Life School Violence

    Before the name Carrie became synonymous with Manolo Blahniks (in "Sex and the City") and national security (in "Homeland"), there was the telekinetic high school girl who had a meltdown at her prom. When Stephen King published his 1974 novel "Carrie,"...
  • Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack to star in Stephen King's 'Cell'

    Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack to star in Stephen King's 'Cell'
    Stephen King has written many, many books, and many of them have been made into films. Some, like "Carrie," more than once. But there are still a few than remain unadapted, so far. Now it's time to take "Cell" off that list. Samuel L. Jackson and John...
  • AFM: German Shingles Have Emerged as Top Sellers of Commercial Fare

    Few countries have such a varied and strong sales sector as Germany. There are more than 10 German sales companies at the AFM, and others that are not at the market -- like M-Appeal and Films Boutique -- are very active on the indie pic sales circuit....
  • E.L. James Named Top-Earning Author of 2013

    E.L. James, who penned the "Twilight" fan-fiction turned mega-hit erotic trilogy "Fifty Shades of Grey" has been named the top-earning author of 2013 by Forbes. According to the mag's round-up, James earned $95 million between June 2012 and June 2013....
  • AFM: New and Established Directors Fuel Germany's Exports

    The German film sales business is so robust because its film and TV biz is so buoyant, with a deep pool of coin and filmmaking talent. "The great thing about the German industry and German production is that it is very versatile and very individually...