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    Looking forward to it. Loved the book, more than The Shining. Don't shoot me.
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    I really like the book as well. It balances out the universe because Kris hated it and I didn't care for Brother
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    Shocked everyone loved this move. I couldnít wait for it to end just like the book. 4/10


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    As I said in another thread it had me with the first four notes.

    Yeah, I noticed some of the Easter eggs in it. There are some other things happening if one pays attention. But...

    There was one minor scene where I felt my plush stadium theater seat fall out from under me. I simply began observing the scene and no longer listening to the dialog. I was thinking, "WTF? I've been here before. I KNOW I've been here before."

    That is what made the movie for me.

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    Saw it today and enjoyed it. Some great scenes, very good acting. Shot beautifully. Everyone should definitely go see it!


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    I really enjoyed the movie, and that's saying a lot since I wasn't a fan of the book at all. I loved how they took a lot of nods from the film version of The Shining and incorporated it into this film. I went to see it with my boyfriend who's only seen The Shining, and hasn't read either book and he really enjoyed it as well. He thought it was a good sequel to the movie, so I do think it was a good choice to merge the two together. There is one thing I wish they had incorporated into the movie but overall I thought Flanagan did a great job with it.
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    I really want to see it but still haven't read the book. I wanted to re-read The Shining before diving into Doctor Sleep, so the commitment of the two long-ish books (with all the other books on my to-read list) is what keeps bumping it back down the list.
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    I'm sad to hear it's not doing too well. Mike Flanagan is a great director; hope he can still get big projects.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberGhostface View Post
    I'm sad to hear it's not doing too well. Mike Flanagan is a great director; hope he can still get big projects.
    They probably should have opened more in time for Halloween, no? Its gotten good reviews from what I have seen. Go figure, right? Seems to me it was a strange opening for a Horror film after Halloween when ur going right into the Xmas season which, I would think is not a prime time for Horror films. Then again there is a reason why I'm not a big shot movie producer!!! lol lol

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    Ironically The Shining wasn't a box office success either. This movie will still be destined to become a cult classic regardless

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kongo View Post
    Ironically The Shining wasn't a box office success either. This movie will still be destined to become a cult classic regardless
    Cult classic? This movie was no where near the Shinning in any way. The only scene that gave me chills was the drive to the Overlook with the music playing. This movie could have been on Netflix and probably should of. Much like Geraldís Game. It was ok but no classic... just my opinion of course.


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    Quote Originally Posted by webstar1000 View Post
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    Ironically The Shining wasn't a box office success either. This movie will still be destined to become a cult classic regardless
    Cult classic? This movie was no where near the Shinning in any way. The only scene that gave me chills was the drive to the Overlook with the music playing. This movie could have been on Netflix and probably should of. Much like Geraldís Game. It was ok but no classic... just my opinion of course.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kongo View Post
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    Ironically The Shining wasn't a box office success either. This movie will still be destined to become a cult classic regardless
    Cult classic? This movie was no where near the Shinning in any way. The only scene that gave me chills was the drive to the Overlook with the music playing. This movie could have been on Netflix and probably should of. Much like Geraldís Game. It was ok but no classic... just my opinion of course.


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    Quote Originally Posted by webstar1000 View Post
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    Ironically The Shining wasn't a box office success either. This movie will still be destined to become a cult classic regardless
    Cult classic? This movie was no where near the Shinning in any way. The only scene that gave me chills was the drive to the Overlook with the music playing. This movie could have been on Netflix and probably should of. Much like Geraldís Game. It was ok but no classic... just my opinion of course.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
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    I'm sad to hear it's not doing too well. Mike Flanagan is a great director; hope he can still get big projects.
    They probably should have opened more in time for Halloween, no? Its gotten good reviews from what I have seen. Go figure, right? Seems to me it was a strange opening for a Horror film after Halloween when ur going right into the Xmas season which, I would think is not a prime time for Horror films. Then again there is a reason why I'm not a big shot movie producer!!! lol lol
    Yeah admittedly even as a sequel to the Shining it doesn't scream 'box office success'. That and it's largely been advertised as a sequel to an almost forty year old film (that isn't part of a franchise), classic or not.

    I still think Flanagan should have remade The Shining (he has the talent) and then did this. Kubrick's film isn't some sacred cow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberGhostface View Post
    ...I still think Flanagan should have remade The Shining...
    IMHO, in some small way he did.
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    I really liked the movie. I thought the actress for Rose was great. The imagery on the scenes taking place in the character's minds were amazing (particularly the entire scene with Rose searching for Abra and falling in her trap.)

    Unfortunately, there was hardly anyone in the theater with us and the box office numbers show this happened everywhere. It's no wonder Hollywood only wants to make superhero movies now. (Funny but this is actually more of a superhero tale than a horror movie when you think about it: individuals with special powers fighting it out with half the action on the astral plane.)

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    First time I've seen this detail: Warners was so keen on Doctor Sleep that movie studio chief Toby Emmerich had already struck a deal with director Mike Flanagan and his Intrepid Pictures to script a sequel whose working title is Hallorann, drawn from the character who appears in both The Shining and Doctor Sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberGhostface View Post
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    I'm sad to hear it's not doing too well. Mike Flanagan is a great director; hope he can still get big projects.
    They probably should have opened more in time for Halloween, no? Its gotten good reviews from what I have seen. Go figure, right? Seems to me it was a strange opening for a Horror film after Halloween when ur going right into the Xmas season which, I would think is not a prime time for Horror films. Then again there is a reason why I'm not a big shot movie producer!!! lol lol
    Yeah admittedly even as a sequel to the Shining it doesn't scream 'box office success'. That and it's largely been advertised as a sequel to an almost forty year old film (that isn't part of a franchise), classic or not.

    I still think Flanagan should have remade The Shining (he has the talent) and then did this. Kubrick's film isn't some sacred cow.
    He probably should give it a go. Personally, I think, Kubrik's film is a piece of shit. IMHO he murdered a classic horror novel and I just don't get the folks that claim it's a "Masterpiece of Horror film making". Though, I would suppose that the folks that never read the book see it in a whole other way than those that have read it. With apologies to, Webstar I feel that, Kubrik's film isn't even worthy of Netflix however maybe that's a bit harsh. Netflix carries some God awful films in my opinion. Let me stress that these thoughts are just my opinions.

    Flanagan, seems to be a really good film maker in the horror genre and will probably get better with time. Why not do another version of "The Shining" so that they can "Update the source material for a new generation" like they seem to be doing with every decent film they can get their hands on these days!!! lol lol He likely couldn't do any worse than, Kubrik did. Or perhaps, the guy who did "IT" could take a shot. He seems very capable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bev Vincent View Post
    First time I've seen this detail: Warners was so keen on Doctor Sleep that movie studio chief Toby Emmerich had already struck a deal with director Mike Flanagan and his Intrepid Pictures to script a sequel whose working title is Hallorann, drawn from the character who appears in both The Shining and Doctor Sleep.
    Well, Halloran did say in the Doctor Sleep movie, "Ka is a wheel."
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    He also said to him the Overlook's ghosts were just pictures. So where is the action in that. It would have to be some origin story where he used his telepathy before going to the Overlook.

    Anyway, it isn't going to happen with these box office numbers.

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