NEWS - A GOOD MARRIAGE
Under the Dome - Season 2 - December 9, 2014
A Good Marriage - December 30, 2014
Big Driver - January 27, 2015
Thanks to Tony Northrup
What Do They Think of Each Other's Movies?
We reached out to Hill and King to find out what the father and son had to say about the other's movie.
Hill: "A Good Marriage explores a grim subject — what if the person sleeping next to you every night was a monster? — with a moral intelligence and a calm, clear-eyed authority that is rare in any form of storytelling, but especially in the movies, and especially these days. I'm a words guy, and I thought this film was full of great ones. Also I'm sick of CGI skyscrapers collapsing in a big crash of digital dust and Dolby noise. I'm bored of CGI robots beating dents into each other. All the software in the world can't give you a great story or a wrenching performance like you get in MARRIAGE from Joan Allen. To me, those unique human contributions are the first and best effect of them all ... and the one reason to still love the movies."
King: "I liked Horns for the crisp, bright cinematography, but what I loved about it is the fearless way it mixes humor and horror, creating an all new taste treat. Daniel Radcliffe's performance encompasses both the laughs and screams effortlessly. I go to the movies to be entertained. Horns was big entertainment."
I don't think Mr. Rader's daughter has to worry about her father getting a big head; there's nothing glamorous about the portrayal of Bob Anderson in A GOOD MARRIAGE. He's depicted as a banal little man, and none of the murders are shown. As for making millions from the project…not going to happen. AGM is a very small, independently financed feature that is opening in less than two dozen venues. How it does as a video on demand feature film (VOD) is hard to predict, but we don't expect huge returns. The story isn't really about the killer husband at all, but about a brave and determined woman. And while I understand Ms. Rawson's distress, the BTK crimes have already been chronicled in no less than 4 feature films, and there may be more in the future. I grant there is a morbid interest in such crimes and such criminals--there have been at least a hundred films about Jack the Ripper, who claimed far fewer victims--but there's also a need to understand why they happen. That drive to understand is the basis of art, and that's what I strove for in A GOOD MARRIAGE. I maintain that the theme of both the novella and the movie--how some men are able to keep secrets from even their closest loved ones--is valid and deserves exploration.
- Stephen King
And so begins the game of cat and mouse. Who’s who swaps and spins on its axis throughout, and that’s fun to see, but overall the film feels stale. Worse, I didn’t buy Allen and LaPaglia as a couple. That’s the lynchpin of the whole story: devotion vs. duty, love and loyalty vs. evil and ethics. It’s quite a conundrum to be sure, and while the actors themselves are good in their roles, they simply do not have chemistry.
The movie’s worth a watch, but just one.
Sadly, King's connection is really the only thing that distinguishes the movie from your run of the mill low budget thriller. It's not an especially exciting film, even if the premise is solid.
Thanks to Ari.
King on CBS
King on The View. See clip here
King on HuffPost Live
King on Late Night with Seth Meyers
Stephen will be appearing on Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in Season Two’s first episode, “In Search of Our Fathers,” premiering September 23rd at 8PM EST
And then tomorrow...
Make sure to watch CBS This Morning, The View, MTV News, Late Night with Seth Meyers and many more tomorrow! Stephen King will be on to talk about A Good Marriage and MUCH more
• New York City - AMC Empire
• Los Angeles - A Laemmle NoHo
• San Francisco - AMC VanNess
• Dallas - AMC Grapevine
• Seattle - AMC Pacific Place
• Denver - AMC Cherry Creek
• Tampa - AMC Veterans
• Phoenix - Harkins Valley Art
• Detroit - Cinema Detroit
• Sarasota - AMC Sarasota 12
• Columbus - Gateway Film Center
• Portland OR - Clinton Street
Thanks to Lou Sytsma
Haven season 5
A Good Marriage
Horns (from Joe Hill’s book)
It's released on September 30 and you can pre-order your copy here.